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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.

Rabbinic Activism and Raising Tzedek as a Congregational Value

Read Rabbi Penzner’s article in Jewish Philanthropy about HBT’s social justic journey and the story behind “Tzedek tzedek tirdof – Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue” banner.

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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For Parenting Through a Jewish Lens.

HBT will again be offering Parenting Through A Jewish Lens (PTJL), a six-part Sunday morning program created by Hebrew College and subsidized by Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

This year's class will continue where last year's class left off and our own Rabbi Barbara Penzner will be teaching! 

PTJL is a special opportunity to get to know other parents in the community as we discuss the teachings and values of Jewish life, and how we live and teach them to our children. Plus, child care is provided in the building at no extra cost.

Classes will start on Sunday, November 3 and will meet twice each month in November, December and January.

This year's topics are:

1.       Parenting for Resiliency

2.       Parenting for Responsibility

3.       G-d Talk and Spirituality

4.       Making Space for Self-Expression and Spirituality

5.       Fostering a Connection to the Land of Israel

6.       Hopes and Dreams for Our Children

Register by June 30 and save $20 off registration.  We welcome everyone, regardless of religious identification or background, and encourage couples to take the course together.

Sign up at:  Use the code 2019EARLY and be sure to hit “Apply. 

For financial assistance, please call Erica (below). Hebrew College has a generous scholarship fund and no one wants cost to be a barrier.

For more information, contact: 

Erica Streit-Kaplan

Associate Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

pronouns: she/her

Phone: 617-559-8727

Hebrew College

160 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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!