Office Hours

Tuesdays 9-2PM

Thursdays 9-2PM

Scrip is now available during regular office hours

413-773-5884

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Welcome to Temple Israel

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Temple Israel is located in beautiful Greenfield, MA. You are welcome to visit or to attend our services and community events. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am–2pm.

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Overview

Because we are the only synagogue in Franklin county, we try to meet the needs of our diverse community. The Temple was affiliated with the Conservative movement, however, we are no longer affiliated with any movement.  We use both a Conservative and a Jewish Renewal prayerbook with transliteration for Shabbat and holiday services.  We use the Reconstructionist machhzor for the  for the High Holidays, further testifying to the eclectic nature of our community.

We are an egalitarian congregation, with women and men taking part in leading services, reading reading from the Torah, acting as Gabbaim, and teaching Torah. We adapt prayers to include the matriarchs and we use gender-neutral English when referring to God. Most prayers are chanted and sung in Hebrew with some read in English translation.

The second or third Friday of the month is a child-oriented service beginning at 5:30 which includes story-telling, enjoyed by adults and children alike. It is followed by a dairy pot-luck dinner. Other Friday evening services are scheduled a few times through the year, but not on a regular basis.

Saturday morning Shabbat services happen regularly September through June and begin at 10 AM. Please check the calendar for any changes in the schedule.

Our High Holiday services are open to the public. Members and others, for a fee, can reserve seats, but there are always open seats available to anyone who would like to join us. We offer children's services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, and provide child care to those who register for it in advance. Other holiday services and events are held as well.

We are active in the local Interfaith Council, which hosts interfaith services and provides free community meals throughout the year at the Second Congregational Church. Many members of our congregation have donated extensively of their time, skills and resources to support and sustain these programs.

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MESSAGES FROM OUR BULLETIN

 

 
 

GIFT SHOP OF TEMPLE ISRAEL

 

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
 
 
 

SCRIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

ON-GOING STUDY

Tuesday noon Torah Study

with Rabbi Efraim Eisen

 

AREA NEWS, CULTURE AND EVENTS

 

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Israel Dialogue Project

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

Weather and Storm Related Closings

  • Closings and cancellations will be posted on the website (www.templeisraelgreenfield.org), facebook page, and the answering machine message (413.773.5884).
  • Every attempt will be made to contact Hebrew School Parents directly prior to a closing or cancellation.
  • We will do our best to report closings and cancellations to WHAI and their affiliates and the television stations.
  • If the weather is too dangerous for safe travel, it is safe to assume that we are closed.
 

Our Virtual Judaica Store

You may have noticed the colorful "Shop Our Judaica Store" box (and "Click here" button) on the left sidebar of our web site, but I want to explain how it works.  If you click on the link you go to a sub-domain site of Judaica Beautiful's site made just for us, and Temple Israel earns 25% of the purchase. We receive a check for one quarter of the total purchases made through this site each month.

And please check out the current Judaica newsletter link located permanently in the Quick Links box in the right sidebar of our web site for timely Judaica promotions. Using the links in the newsletter earns Temple Israel the same 25%

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