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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