Tag Archives: Shabbat

The Environmental Crisis- Our Spiritual Responsibility

Every time Jews pray in community, we say Aleinu – it’s incumbent upon us to continue the work of creation. For centuries, human industry has disregarded the environment we are spiritually tasked to “till and tend.” Now, we find ourselves in a critical moment, when our practical activities need to align with our deepest values in order […]

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Fair Trade Shabbat

Fair Trade Shabbat is an initiative of Fair Trade Judaica, to educate Jewish communities about the connection of Jewish values and fair trade principles. Resources are available to craft a Fair Trade Shabbat in your community from our friends at Fair Trade Judaica!    

Shabbat at Temple Beth Israel

Shabbat at Temple Beth Israel

Join Leora Mallach for a Shabbat lunch discussion: In the season between Purim and Passover, we are asked, in a variety of ways, to be thinking about and caring for others. Our ancient agricultural laws provide some guidelines for how we might think about the hungry among us. Come prepared to think about the food […]

Temple Reyim Tu Bishvat Lunch & Learn

Join the Temple Reyim community and Ganei Beantown for a Tu Bishvat themed Lunch & Learn. After Shabbat services, we will gather for lunch, and then have a program focused on how we’re all connected- people and planet. We will examine some Jewish source texts of economic and agricultural structures that ask us to consider […]

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Temple B’nai Brith potluck friday

As part of our congregation’s sponsorship of the upcoming Boston Jewish Food Conference, we will learn from Leora Mallach, director of Ganei Beantown (Beantown Jewish Gardens), about the week’s parsha, our Jewish Food Values, and the upcoming Boston Jewish Food Conference. You’d be surprised at how they all connect! Please join us for Shabbat Services […]


From Eden to Manna to Sabbatical Year: Eco-Biblical Theology and Present Action

  Rabbi Arthur Waskow Shabbat morning, May 16, 10am Rabbi Arthur Waskow, author and founder of the Shalom Center, is one of the American Jewish community’s pre-eminent teachers and activists on social justice and climate change. What insights does the Torah provide in response to human degradation of the planet? What revolutionary action does our tradition […]


Food Day Shabbat & Parshat Noach

Food Day Shabbat/ Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan/ October 24, 2014 What is Food Day? Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets for the better and to improve our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to take action to solve food-related problems […]


Food Day Shabbat

In celebration of National Food Day, we are coordinating home-hosted Shabbat dinners. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24 with events all around the United States encouraging Americans to “eat real”– that […]