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Standing at the Bottom of the Mountain

A kavvanah for the last day of the AJWS Global Justice Fellowship in Guatemala. Rabbi Penzner invites members and friends to come hear about her trip to Guatemala with AJWS and learn how you can defend human rights on Sunday morning, March 3..Please contact the temple office if you plan to come.

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"Becoming Jewish: At the Water's Edge".

Produced and Directed for Mayyim Hayyim by Jen Kaplan. Thank you to Temple Hillel B'nai Torah for the use of the space in filming portions of this film. Forbes Graham and his family are members of Temple Hillel B'nai Torah led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner.

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Rabbi PenzNer arrested at the DACA Protest Inside Capitol Hill 1/17/18

Are you curious about why I was arrested at the Capitol two weeks ago? Read my article in The Forward: Link


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Learn, Pray, Love it:Join the "Minyan” Workshop

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

10:15 - 11:45am

Do you want to feel more connected to Shabbat and other services at HBT? Are you ever lost in the prayer book? Wondering why you’re reading or reciting the words of the prayers and what it all means to you and to the community? Do you wish you could participate more fully in services or understand the liturgy more deeply? Then join HBT member Susannah Sirkin for three to four “learner’s minyan” sessions this season. During the course of these informal and interactive 90-minute Sunday morning workshops, you’ll discuss why and how we pray, and how to access the richness and flow of the Hebrew liturgy, even if you don’t know the language. You’ll delve into the core elements of the Shabbat morning service, practice singing and chanting key prayers, and learn the ins and outs of coming up to the Torah for an Aliyah.

No Hebrew necessary; participants are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions; Maximum 20 participants. To sign up, contact Benita at hbtoffice@templehbt.org.

Sundays: March 3, March 17, March 31 April 7, 10:15-11:45am (If you have children in the Chaverim School, drop them off and join the Minyan!)


Temple Hillel B'nai Torah (HBT) is a Jewish Reconstructionist congregation, based in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, that is welcoming, egalitarian, multicultural, and inclusive. We are devoted to our core principles of worship, study, social justice and community. 

HBT is a haimish community that is rooted in Jewish tradition and responsive to the world we live in. We actively engage our members in the creative process of bringing new perspectives to tradition and making tradition meaningful to contemporary lives.

We’d love to welcome you to HBT!