Office Hours

Tuesdays 9-2PM

Thursdays 9-2PM

Scrip is now available during regular office hours



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Save The Dates:
Sat Apr 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Morning Shabbat
Mon Apr 21 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
YIZKOR Morning Service
Sun Apr 27 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Hebrew School
Sun Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Tue Apr 29 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Torah Study
Tue Apr 29 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Hebrew School
Sun May 04 @10:15AM - 11:45AM
Yiddish Class
Tue May 06 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Torah Study
Tue May 06 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Hebrew School
Wed May 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Board Meeting
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Volunteer Corner


Interested in joing a new fun(d)raising committee?

Interested? Click here to email SurayaRose Sarae.

Second Night Seder

Tues., April 15, 6pm Join us at Temple Israel for a delicious meal and a spiritually and socially uplifting experience led by Rabbi Efraim Eisen (and friends). All are welcome: members, non-members, extended family, out-of-town guests, students, and interested non-Jews who wish to experience the joy of this central Jewish event. The meal will be strictly kosher for Passover and created by chef Eric Nussbaum, with assistance from the Passover Seder Committee. Come see how we transform our Social Hall to match this warm and rich experience! Passover buffet will include: matzo ball soup, assorted salads, fish entrée, chicken entrée, gluten-free and vegetarian options, dessert. Chef Eric is happy to accommodate food allergies; just let us know! Planning to attend? PLEASE send your registration and payment today(!) so we can order sufficient Kosher and Passover ingredients. Questions? Contact Jean Cherdack, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 413.773.5884 (Temple Office) Accommodation will be made for reduced price. Please include the price that you are able to pay on the form along with your check (it will be held in strict confidence). Please enclose this form with check payable to Temple Israel (include "TI Passover Seder" in the memo line) and send to: Temple Israel of Greenfield, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield, MA 01301 _____$27/ea. Adult _____$18/ea. Children 7-12 _____Free/ea. Children under 7 After March 31: _____$30/ea. Adult _____$21/ea. Children 7-12 _____$8/ea. Children under 7 Name:_______________________________ Address:_____________________________ email:________________________________ To help with set-up contact Janice Sorensen, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 1.413.561.3268 $_____Total enclosed



Hillside Pizza fundraiser for our Hebrew School is coming! Please support us by ordering pizzas or gift certificates. Forms for ordering will be available from Fran in the office (beginning Thursday, March 27), Hebrew School parents, and several board members. You will need to pay upfront. Order forms will be due no later than April 28 for pickup on Sunday, May 4. If you can’t pick up that day, we can store pizzas in the frig. Gift certificates are the easiest and you can order what you’d like at anytime! Note that there is school March 25, 30 and April 1.




It’s our annual easy Hillside Pizza Fundraiser!  All funds will help support the school (for scholarships and school expenses).  You can buy all kinds of pizzas (including gluten free), cookies, and $20 gift certificates.  You can order from Fran during office hours or Rhonda, Janice, or parents.  I encourage you to buy as many gift certificates as you can as they can be used to purchase whatever people want at any time.  Pizzas come in oven safe paperboard trays in freezer-friendly bags ready to bake or freeze.



Checks should be made out to Temple Israel since we will issue one check to Hillside Pizza.  Forms and payment need to be returned by APRIL 25.  You can leave forms with either Janice or Fran (during office or school hours) in their boxes on their doors if they are not in. 



Pizzas and gift certificates will be delivered on Sunday morning May 4 at 11am and can be picked up between 11am and 12:30pm, or Tuesday May 6 during office hours between 10:30am and 2pm or school hours between 4:30 and 5:30pm.  Sellers are responsible for getting pizzas and gift certificates to their custormers (or for having them pick them up when the temple is open).  Pizzas will be stored in the refrigerator. 



Please call Janice 774-2178 if you have questions.  Thanks.



Resuscitated, Reimagined, Retooled Metalworks by Archie Nahman April 15 to May 15 Opening Reception in the Nahman-Watson Library Greenfield Community College Thursday, April 17, 4-6 p.m. Free and open to the public






Unfortunately, the Gift Shop is CLOSING.

20% Discount on everything, excluding
Kosher Parchments, CD's and Tapes.

We have electric menorahs, kippos, dreydles, kiddush cups, Passover Seder plate, miriam's cup, chanukah stickers and much more.  Once everything is gone, no more will be ordered.

Come look and see what you can get!
Lenore Glaser, Co-ordinator



We are EXCITED to announce that Co-op Scrip for Greenfield's Market and McCusker's Market is NOW available in dominations of $25, $50, and $100.  Members of the Co-op will continue to receive their discount as usual.  Co-op gift cards may be purchased from Fran at Temple Israel Office on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, from Lenore Glaser at 413-863-9161 and Carol Silver at 413-773-5608.    Gift cards for Foster's, Sunoco, Stop & Shop and Big Y are also available from Fran and Lenore.



BJ’s now carries a Kosher meat item

In the ready to eat cooler at BJs Hungarian style stuffed cabbage with beef glatt kosher orthodox union, I believe this is the only Kosher meat item in Greenfield at the moment.




Tuesday noon Torah Study

with Rabbi Efraim Eisen



This is your key to Hebrew the ancient root of the Jewish people that animates our lives today.  In this course students will learn to recognize the Hebrew Alphabet and vowels, "sound out" words, as well as acquire some basic vocabulary of Jewish life and ritual.
Time:  Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Term: February 24 - May 12 (No classes April 14 and April 21)
Text:  Learn Hebrew Today; Alef-Bet for Adults, by Paul Michael Yedwab

This course is appropriate for students who can 'sound out' Hebrew words and want to learn what they mean.   We will study frequently used vocabulary and basic grammar to gain understanding of the language and ideas in our prayers.  Selections from the Megillah before Purim and from the Hagadah before Passover will be included.
Time: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Term: February 25 - May 13  (No classes April 15 and April 22)
Text:  Prayerbook Hebrew, the Easy Way, by Joseph Anderson


BEGINNING MODERN HEBREW The aim of this course is to learn Hebrew as it is spoken in Israel today. The emphasis is on communication while also practicing the four language-skill areas: Understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Students should be familiar with Hebrew print, and preferably also Hebrew script, before classes begin. Time: Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Term: February 27 - May 8 (No class April 17) Text: Ivrit Min Hahatchalah/ Hebrew From Scratch, (Part 1, New Edition) Fee: $100 per 10 week course, payable to Congregation B'nai Israel The instructor for these courses is Henia Lewin, a national award winning Jewish educator. She can be reached at 413-253-8836 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information. Note: A minimum of 5 students are needed in order for a course to proceed --


Israel Dialogue Project

Events include films, book discussion, speakers.  Date & time TBA