Shakin' Shabbat
Apr
27
5:45 PM17:45

Shakin' Shabbat

Come join us and Rabbi Barbara Penzner to joyfully celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, and sharing hugs with the Torah and someone you love! We warmly invite families with children ages 0-6 (older siblings are welcome) to attend our Shakin' (tot) Shabbat family program, followed by dinner and play time. Dress is casual, and don't worry if your child won't sit still-- little ones are free to be kids, and crawl and jump as needed. So put on your dancing shoes and head to HBT!

(followed by Dinner)

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Bagels and Tanach Study Group
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Bagels and Tanach Study Group

For several years now a group of us have been gathering together to read and discuss the books of the Bible aside from The Five Books of Moses that constitute the Torah. The informal sessions have mostly been held at my home over brunch on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm. At the close of last year we decided to start with the Book of Esther and then go to Chronicles. If you are interested in joining us you are most welcome.

Our sessions are held at members' homes and are accompanied with brunch. Newcomers and drop-ins are always welcome.

For more information you can call Merle at: 617-879-0491 or email her at mwolofsky@yahoo.com.

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Shakin' Shabbat
May
11
5:45 PM17:45

Shakin' Shabbat

Come join us and Rabbi Barbara Penzner to joyfully celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, and sharing hugs with the Torah and someone you love! We warmly invite families with children ages 0-6 (older siblings are welcome) to attend our Shakin' (tot) Shabbat family program, followed by dinner and play time. Dress is casual, and don't worry if your child won't sit still-- little ones are free to be kids, and crawl and jump as needed. So put on your dancing shoes and head to HBT!

(*followed by Community Dinner & Kabbalat Shabbat)

* Families with young children, ages 6 and under: $38

NOTE: No money will be accepted on Shabbat. Please reserve your space by 5:00pm Wednesday before each Community Dinner. Cancellation policy: We will give a full refund only if you cancel by 5:00pm on Wednesday before the Friday dinner. If you reserve a space, do not come to dinner, and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be responsible for full payment. 

To reserve your space, contact the temple office: 617-323-0486 or hbtoffice@templehbt.org

Newcomers Welcome! Bring Friends & Family!

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Intergenerational Hanukkah - Havdalah Kulanu Yachad
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Intergenerational Hanukkah - Havdalah Kulanu Yachad

Join members of the HBT Community for an Intergenerational Hanukkah - Havdalah Kulanu Yachad:

5:00pm- Activities for the youngest among us! Pre - school through 1st grade

5:30pm illuminate the social hall! Together we will light hanukkiyot (Hanukkah menorahs) Please bring your own. Sing songs, and play dreidel.

6-6:30pm We will enjoy a delicious pot luck dinner together.  HBT will be providing latkes.

To RSVP and sign up go to:  http://bit.ly/2zOc15v

6:30pm Children & parents will move into the entertainment portion of the evening, with singing, Hanukkah themed skits performed by children, teens and adults.

7:00pm Movie (Adults only) Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem is full of wisdom, warmth, laughter and tears as it spills forth a fountain brimming with Yiddish heritage.

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Bagels and Tanach Study Group
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Bagels and Tanach Study Group

For several years now a group of us have been gathering together to read and discuss the books of the Bible aside from The Five Books of Moses that constitute the Torah. The informal sessions have mostly been held at my home over brunch on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm. At the close of last year we decided to start with the Book of Esther and then go to Chronicles. If you are interested in joining us you are most welcome.

Our sessions are held at members' homes and are accompanied with brunch. Newcomers and drop-ins are always welcome.

For more information you can call Merle at: 617-879-0491 or email her at mwolofsky@yahoo.com.

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Larry M. Diamond Memorial Human Rights Shabbat
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Larry M. Diamond Memorial Human Rights Shabbat

Human Rights Shabbat Supported by the Larry M. Diamond Tikkun Olam Fund

Human Rights Shabbat is a project of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. HBT is one of over 120 communities participating.
www.truah.org
www.facebook.com/TruahRabbis

Human Rights Shabbat Service 10:00 - 12 noon
Service will be followed by a Kiddush lunch and guest speaker Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant “In our backyard: Muslim experience during the Trump administration”

We read from The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the morning’s haftarah (prophetic) reading. The recipient of our Youth Award will receive a special honor and a bless- ing from the rabbi. After the service, our guest speaker will address the community over lunch.

Abdul-Malik Merchant is associate imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC).

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Shakin' Shabbat
Dec
8
5:45 PM17:45

Shakin' Shabbat

Come join us and Rabbi Barbara Penzner to joyfully celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, and sharing hugs with the Torah and someone you love! We warmly invite families with children ages 0-6 (older siblings are welcome) to attend our Shakin' (tot) Shabbat family program, followed by dinner and play time. Dress is casual, and don't worry if your child won't sit still-- little ones are free to be kids, and crawl and jump as needed. So put on your dancing shoes and head to HBT!

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Semi-Annual Meeting
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Semi-Annual Meeting

We would like to welcome all new members, new school parents, and prospective members to join us

Sunday, November 12 from 9:15-10:00am in the Knopf Social Hall, before the HBT Semiannual Meeting. This is a great chance to learn more about opportunities for involvement at HBT and to meet others who are new to our community. Rabbi Barbara Penzner,Temple President Judith Levine, and representatives from the Membership Committee will be there to welcome you, help orient you to our congregation, and answer questions. All who would like to meet our wonderful new members are more than welcome. Please stay for the Semiannual Meeting from 10:00am to noon.

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New Member Orientation
Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

New Member Orientation

HBT welcomes new members! Come learn about our wonderful community. This orientation is immediately followed by the HBT semi-annual meeting.

All members are invited to HBT's semiannual meeting in Knopf Social Hall. Come for an update on important developments at HBT, and stay for a story and mini-workshop demonstrating our upcoming storytelling project! Refreshments and schmoozing opportunities provided.

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Shakin' Shabbat with dinner
Nov
10
5:45 PM17:45

Shakin' Shabbat with dinner

For parents with young children (infants through kindergarten-aged), there is a monthly Friday night family “Shakin’ Shabbat” service from 5:45-6:15 pm led by Rabbi Penzner, with music, dance, and an age-appropriate story. Shakin’ Shabbat is followed sometimes by an all-Community Dinner and sometimes by a stand-alone dinner for families with young children

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Bagels and Tanach Study Group
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Bagels and Tanach Study Group

For several years now a group of us have been gathering together to read and discuss the books of the Bible aside from The Five Books of Moses that constitute the Torah. The informal sessions have mostly been held at my home over brunch on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm. At the close of last year we decided to start with the Book of Esther and then go to Chronicles. If you are interested in joining us you are most welcome.

Our sessions are held at members' homes and are accompanied with brunch. Newcomers and drop-ins are always welcome.

For more information you can call Merle at: 617-879-0491 or email her at mwolofsky@yahoo.com.

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Simchat Torah Celebrations
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Simchat Torah Celebrations

The best holidays fall after Yom Kippur

Simchat Torah Evening
Thursday, October 12th
6:30 to 8:00pm

Dance and Sing!
Carry a Torah scroll out to Corey St.!
See the entire Torah unrolled!
Get a blessing!
Bid on a Sukkot pumpkin!
Enjoy the fall harvest with cider & donuts!

West Roxbury Community
Simchat Torah Celebration
Friday morning, October 13th
10:00am to 12 noon
followed by festive holiday Kiddush

The Parkway Minyan will join HBT as we end the Torah cycle and begin again.
Friends and Newcomers Welcome
Adults, Children, Grandchildren

The joy of Torah is for everyone!

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Sukkot Holiday
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Sukkot Holiday

THE BEST HOLIDAYS FALL AFTER YOM KIPPUR

Welcome the Sukkot Holiday with your family and friends at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah

Sukkah Decorating & Potluck Dinner
Wednesday afternoon
October 4
5:00 to 7:00pm
Decorate the sukkah
shake a lulav
share a meal in the Sukkah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Jonathan Mendoza -Poet , Educator and Activist

HBT Tikkun Olam Immigration Solidarity Committee

Jewish and Latino: Immigrant Identity and Activism in the New Year

Get engaged in understanding and protecting immigrants’ rights through spoken word performance, writing reflection and a shared learning experience.

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With Special Guest
Jonathan Mendoza: Poet, Educator, Activist

Jonathan Mendoza is a Boston-based, Jewish and Mexican-American spoken word poet, educator and immigrant rights activist. He will share his story through poetry and then guide us to reflect on our connection to immigrants, identity, and today’s U.S. immigrations policies. We will open our hearts through group exercises and personal writing. The event is designed for teens and adults. www.MendozaPoetry.com.

Babysitting will be available upon request. RSVP the name and age of your child to the temple office: hbtoffice@templehbt.org. We will not accept walk-ins for childcare.

Open to the public - Suggested Donation $5-10

For more information, contact Nechama Katz, nekatz@comcast.net

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Tashlich
Sep
21
5:00 AM05:00

Tashlich

“Gonna lay down my sword and shield Down by the riverside…”
 
TASHLICH
Otherwise known as “Rosh Hashanah Recess”
Let’s go outside and play/pray!
Meet at the boat landing in Millenium Park (off the VFW Parkway next to Home Depot) by the Charles River to cast away our sins.
(bring bits of bread to throw into the water)
 
All are invited—friends, families, and dogs!
 
1st day Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21
5 to 6 p.m.
 
Led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner

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Selichot - Preparing Body and Soul for New Year
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Selichot - Preparing Body and Soul for New Year

Selichot

Preparing Body and Soul for

the New Year

 

Temple Hillel B’nai Torah

120 Corey St.

September 16th

8:30 – 10:30pm

With Selichot on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, we begin our journey into the Aseret Yamei Teshuvah, the Ten Days of Turning.  This year, we will host Reconstructionist Congregation Dorshei Tzedek and Shir Hadash to nourish our bodies as well as our souls for the New Year.    

 We will learn about the Sephardic custom of the Rosh Hashanah “seder,” and make some of the traditional Sephardic foods associated with beginning the New Year on an auspicious note.  The evening starts with havdalah at 8:00pm, followed by cooking, learning and eating! Those who prefer not to cook will be tasked with jokes and puns, and will still get to eat the goodies. 

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Community Cook Out & Open House
Sep
8
6:15 PM18:15

Community Cook Out & Open House

Join us in welcoming Shabbat and mark the end of summer and the start of fall. Come meet people from our diverse community, get to know our rabbi and enjoy a kosher dinner for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings! If you have friends, family members or neighbors who are unaffiliated, please invite them to come with you.

RSVP so we may plan accordingly by 5:00pm Wednesday, September 6th. Let us know if you're a meat-eater or a vegetarian. Community dinner cost:
Adults: 13 and older (post-b'nai mitzvah age) $19.
Families: $54.
Children ages 7 - 12: $9.
Children 6 & under eat free

RSVP to the HBT office at 617-323-0486 or email: hbtoffice@templehbt.org.
NOTE: No money will be accepted on Shabbat.

Cancellation policy:
You will receive a full refund if you contact the HBT office to cancel by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 6th.  If you do not cancel by then, you will be responsible for payment.

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Shakin' Shabbat
Sep
8
5:45 PM17:45

Shakin' Shabbat

Shakin’ Shabbat is our monthly musical, interactive family program for parents with young children 6 & under. Come to dance, sing, celebrate special moments with your child, have story time, and joyfully welcome Shabbat together.

Led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner, this short, fun service is accessible, free, and followed by either a pizza dinner or an HBT Community Dinner.

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Minyan
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Minyan

Rabbi Barbara Penzner and Avi Davis take turns each week leading a half-hour evening service.

Come to refresh your soul at the end of the day, and to be a support for individuals who have come to say kaddish after a loss or in observance of a yahrzeit (anniversary of a death).

We encourage all members to sign-up in advance to do the mitzvah of creating a minyan. Please email or call: 617-323-0486, hbtoffice@templehbt.org

(Minyan consists of 10 Jews above the age of 13. All ages are welcome. Non-Jews are also welcome to participate.)

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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

For those who are interested in going on the HBT 2018 Israel trip or who want to hear about coexistence efforts in Israel with Rabbi Michael Cohen of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

Rabbi Michael M Cohen

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

The Environment as a Bridge to Peace:
The Arava Institute as a Case Study

The Arava Institute is an environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, dedicated to preparing future leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world (a study abroad option for college students from the United States) to cooperatively solve the regional and global challenges of our time, advancing cross-border environmental cooperation regardless of political conflict while advancing cross-border environmental discourse in the Middle East. Rabbi Michael M. Cohen,  has been involved with the Arava Institute since its doors opened in 1996, dividing his time between Vermont and Arava's Kibbutz Ketura campus. He will share two decades of experience with the Institute.

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Jun
3
11:30 AM11:30

Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology

Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology

"Silence the Ringer, Not the Conversation"

What would Abe, Mordie, and Joe have to say about our relationship with technology? Take a deep dive with Reconstructionist Rabbi Jeff Schein, exploring three of the most significant 20th century Jewish thinkers, Mordecai Kaplan, Joseph Soloveitchik, and Abraham Joshua Heschel.

What would they have to say about how smart phones, social media, and the incessant email impact our lives?

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Family Shabbat Service
Jun
3
11:15 AM11:15

Family Shabbat Service

New! A Shabbat morning Family Service geared at children Kindergarten-3rd grade and their parents. Older and younger kids, and young-at-heart adults are welcome too.

This interactive service, led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner, offers families a "step up" from our monthly Friday night Shakin' (Tot) Shabbat program. School-age children can explore Torah stories, help lead prayers they have been learning in Chaverim School, and experience the sacredness and joy of Shabbat morning together in community.

This short, accessible service will be followed by a kiddush lunch with the rest of the HBT congregation.

Parents may also choose to hear Jeff Schein in the main service at 11:30am.

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May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Shavuot Service with Yizkor

Services at HBT Wednesday morning, May 31, will include Reading the Book of Ruth, hearing the Decalogue (Ten Commandments),the joyous singing of Hallel psalms, and Yizkor. Our festive kiddush will include cheesecake, a traditional Shavuot treat.

This year will be the first time we will use the Hadesh Yameinu/Renew Our Days Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals--the companion volume to our High Holy Day

machzor, created by Rabbi Ron Aigen z"l. A generous donor made it possible for us to have these books in memory of Rabbi Aigen.

The service begins at 10:00, Yizkor takes place at 11:30, and kiddush will be at 12:30.        

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

GBIO Forum On Criminal Justice Reform

GBIO FORUM ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

with Senator Mike Rush and Representative Angelo Scaccia

Learn about these important pieces of legislation and hold your legislators accountable:

·                        Repeal mandatory minimum sentences

·                        Reform pretrial and bail requirements

·                        Reduce/eliminate fees and fines

·                        Shorten the length of time in solitary confinement

Arrive early. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30.

RSVP to Elana Wolkoff enwconsult@gmail.com or just show up.

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