Upcoming Events

Purim

Join us for Purim festivities on Wednesday, Feb 28 starting with a meal at 5:30 PM, followed by a costume parade and Purimshpil. For more info, see our calendar.

Message from Rabbi Andrea

February 8, 2018

A Whole Congregation of Bad Jews

If I had a nickle for every time a Franklin County Jew told me they were a "bad Jew," I could pay for parking downtown for a year. I am deeply curious about what people mean when they say this. Perhaps there is some version in their mind of what a "good Jew" is (beard? bent over a book?) and in their minds they do not resemble this picture. Perhaps it is short hand for "Don't nudge me to come to services, rabbi! I don't understand services and I don't get much out of them." It breaks my heart to be a person people run from in the Stop and Shop.

Shabbat Gatherings

Below is our monthly Shabbat schedule. Please visit our calendar for details on special Shabbats and exceptions.

First Fridays
We gather at 5 to get ready for shabbat or for the meal at 6pm, including candelighting, blessings, and Shabbat songs.

Second Saturdays
10am Creative Shabbat morning service, followed by Kiddush and conversations.

Third Fridays
7pm A traditional Kabbalat Shabbat/Entering Shabbat Service, followed by Kiddush.

Fourth Saturdays
10am Traditional service with Torah reading or discussion, followed by fellowship and Kiddush.

Rabbi Shefa

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 29 and a workshop with Rabbi Shefa Gold! For details, please visit our calendar.

Office Hours

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office Phone: 413-773-5884

Rabbi's Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Thursdays By appointment
Rabbi Phone: 413-772-8689

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