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Social Action Shabbat
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Temple B’nai Abraham Social Action Committee for a celebration for all generations. This year MLK Day coincides with Tu B’Shvat, an ancient celebration of trees and spring in Israel which has become a celebration of our connection to and responsibility for our natural world. Our annual Social Action Shabbat theme is sustainability, environmental justice, and will include cooking and sharing a meal together. Leora Mallach from Beantown Jewish Gardens will be our guest speaker and educator.
The Leah Shriro Social Action Honor recognizes members who represent the best of TBA through their community involvement. The 2018 honoree will be Jim Younger for chairing the Social Action Committee for seven years and inspiring Tikkun Olam (world repair). He has also been the heart and soul of the Pe’ah Garden, which provides food for people in need as well as values-based learning for our children.
On Thursday, January 17 5:30-8:30 we will prepare a hearty, vegetarian, locally-sourced Shabbat dinner with a Tu B’Shvat theme. Come for any part of that evening to help cook, schmooze, and learn (light meal provided for $5).
On Friday, January 18 at 6:00 we will share that delicious homemade dinner and Tu B’Shvat reflections, and at 7:00 will be our special Social Action Shabbat service, presentations, and teachings from Leora Mallach. All generations will join together for the opening of the service, and then, during the presentations, children and parents are invited to participate in preparing a Tu B’Shvat-related dessert.
RSVP for the dinner is required and a fee of $10 per person (max. $25 per family) is requested. To make a reservation, contact: OFFICE@TBABEVERLY.ORG.
This program is part of a grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and other North Shore congregations will also be celebrating similar themes during this season.