Shakin' Shabbat
Oct
19
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 a HBT Community Dinner.

RSVP for dinner to: hbtoffice@templehbt.org

Dinner 6:15 pm - Program 7:30 pm

Enjoy a communal meal and schmooze over the Shabbat table at one of our community Shabbat dinners. Dinners are a time to develop our relationships with one another. We

welcome non-members to get to know us over dinner.Each month we provide a variety of programs afterdinner so you can come to dinner, the program or both.We hope you will come join us for an uplifting welcome to Shabbat.

Community dinner cost:

Adults: $19

Families: $54

Children 6 – 12 $9.50

Children under 5 eat free

NOTE: No money will be accepted on Shabbat. RSVP for each Community Dinner to the HBT office at 617-323-0486. Cancellation policy: Our policy provides for a full refund if

you notify the HBT office of any cancellation by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the Friday dinner. If you RSVP your attendance, but do not come and do not cancel by Wednesday, you will be responsible for payment.

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Community Dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat
Oct
19
6:15 PM18:15

Community Dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat

Our goal on these Friday nights is to bring together our community for a shared experience of saying goodbye to the business (and busy-ness) of the workweek and welcoming Shabbat with ritual, song, and food. Whatever your age, relationship status, observance level, or Jewish background, we all need Shabbat, and we need each other to create community with whom to celebrate Shabbat. Sharing Shabbat dinner is a wonderful social event!

Candle lighting, Kiddush, motzi and dinner begin at 6:15 pm - Program begins at 7:30 pm

Each month we will provide a variety of programs after dinner, so you can come to dinner, the program or both.

October 19                  Community Dinner, Kabbalat Shabbat with the Rabbi

November 2               Community Dinner, Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture

December 7                Community Dinner, Hanukkah Celebration

January 4                    Community Dinner, Program TBD

February 1                  Community Dinner, Game Night for all ages

March 15                      Community Dinner, Kabbalat Shabbat with the Rabbi

May 17                         Community Dinner, Kabbalat Shabbat with the Rabbi

 

COST:

Adult: $19                    Family: $54   

Families with young children: $38

Children under 5 eat FREE

NOTE: No money will be accepted on Shabbat.

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. 

RSVP to the temple office, hbtoffice@templehbt.org, by the Wednesday at 6pm the Friday before the dinner.

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National Refugee Shabbat sponsored by HAIS With special guest, Bonny, an asylum seeker from Uganda
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

National Refugee Shabbat sponsored by HAIS With special guest, Bonny, an asylum seeker from Uganda

National Refugee Shabbat 2018 is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees.

This national event is a meaningful opportunity to deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, commit (or recommit) to taking action, and either celebrate your community’s achievements in working with refugees or launch new efforts.

Bonny was held in ICE detention at the Suffolk County House of Corrections and will speak about his experience.

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Community Conversation
Oct
7
10:15 AM10:15

Community Conversation

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Sunday, October 7

10:15 - 11:45am

Community conversations are facilitated small-group discussions which bring together newer members and HBT veterans to foster relationships and engagement. Those who participated in the launch at the HBT retreat and/or over the summer can attest to the power of listening and being heard as we build an interwoven, stronger congregation.

Rabbi Penzner and President Judith Levine will be participating in every community conversation.

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Shabbat Service with Speaker
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Shabbat Service with Speaker

SHABBAT SERVICE

Shabbat morning, October 6

10:00 - 12 noon

VOTE YES ON 3 TO PROTECT TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Speaker Mimi Micner of Keshet (11:30)

As Massachusetts faces a call to protect transgender civil rights at the ballot in November 2018, HBT is supporting a YES vote on the ballot initiative to prevent a rollback of non-discrimination protections for trans people in public spaces that the legislature passed in 2016.

Come hear Mimi Micner speak about what the Jewish community is doing and what YOU can do to uphold human rights and to protect our transgender community members from discrimination.

Mimi Micner is a fifth year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College in Boston, and is Keshet's Advocacy and Campaigns Specialist and Rabbinic Intern. While in rabbinical school Mimi has prioritized justice work as a Fellow with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. a Community Organizing Trainer and Online Course Instructor for Don’t Kvetch, Organize with JOIN for Justice, and the co-founder of the Jewschool column #TorahForTheResistance. Mimi is from Vancouver, BC and now lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

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Shmini Atzeret Simchat Torah Service
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Shmini Atzeret Simchat Torah Service

SHMINI ATZERET

SIMCHAT TORAH SERVICE

Monday, October 1

10:00am - 12:30pm

Join us as we welcome sister congregation Shir Hadash in our first shared service of the year! Their Shir Madness klezmer band will add to our Simchat Torah joy. HBT member Forbes Graham will lend his trumpeting to the band.

YIZKOR at 12:00 noon

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Simchat Torah Kulanu Yachad Celebration
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Simchat Torah Kulanu Yachad Celebration

4:00 pm - Caravan Puppets for Families with Young Children

5:00 pm - Pizza dinner for Families with Young Children

5:30 to 7:00 pm - Simchat Torah congregation-wide celebration & service

A high point of the year at HBT. We dance with the Torahs and take them out to Corey Street, then unfurl the entire Torah scroll around the sanctuary. Bid on a pumpkin to take home! Fun for adults and children of all ages.

7:00 pm - Potluck Dinner for adults and older children. For the potluck RSVP HERE

RSVP

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Yom Kippur
Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Yom Kippur

Main Sanctuary Service with Rabbi Penzner - 9:30 - 1:30pm

Families with Young Children - 10:30 - 11:30am

Children Service, grade 3 - 7 - 10:15 - 12:15pm

Teen Ritual,  grade 8 - 12 - 12:00 - 12:45pm

Yizkor service - 5:00pm

Family with Young children break  the fast - 5:30pm

Community break the fast, 7:30pm

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Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Day2
Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Day2

Day 1
Main Sanctuary service - 9:30 - 1:30pm
Families with Young Children, Caravan Puppet Show - 10:30 - 12:30pm
Children service, grades 3 -7 - 10:15 - 12:30pm
Teen Ritual, grades 8 -12 - 11:45 - 12:30pm
Childcare will be offered if you sign up in advance - contact the temple office

Day 2
Main Sanctuary service - 9:30 - 1:00pm

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Selichot with Dorshei Tzedek
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Selichot with Dorshei Tzedek

Selichot

HBT members are invited to join Congregation Dorshei Tzedek for Selichot services. Enjoy an evening of storytelling with our friends at CDT!

60 Highland Street, West Newton

We enter into the spirit of the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, with this program focusing on the theme of teshuvah, “turning/returning.” Beginning with Havdallah, dessert and schmoozing, we will then have a “Moth”-style storytelling program, with stories of moments of “turning” and forgiveness, and an opportunity for participants to share their own story. We’ll close the evening with music of the High Holydays season and time for personal reflection and meditation.

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SHABBAT MORNING GUEST SPEAKER
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

SHABBAT MORNING GUEST SPEAKER

SPEAKER ON BALLOT QUESTION ONE

Rev. Vernon Walker - Safe Patient Limits

This November, Massachusetts voters will be voting on a ballot question to set specific limits on how many patients nurses can care for in hospitals and other clinical settings. This ballot question presents complex issues, with groups on both sides advocating that their position best serves the goal of optimizing patient care and access. We invite our community to come and learn about this issue, and to share their perspectives and concerns this Shabbat, September 1st. We will have Reverend Vernon Walker, a spiritual leader and activist working on behalf of the Massachusetts Nurses Association to pass this ballot initiative , as our guest speaker. Rev. Walker is active in the Poor People's Campaign, and is a case manager at the Boston Rescue Mission and at Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Donna Kelly-Williams, a registered nurse and president of the MNA, will be on hand to answer questions as well.

You can read the ballot initiative in its entirety here.

 We extend our gratitude to those members who contacted us with their questions and concerns about the speaker. 

We look forward to a thoughtful conversation this Shabbat, modeling civil and respectful dialogue.

 

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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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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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