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Sunday April 6th, Congregation B’nai Torah hosted it’s third annual Books and Bagels breakfast. After a breakfast of bagels and lox, authors Hallie Ephron, Leonard Rosen, and Ray Daniel discussed the topic of evil in fiction.
The three local mystery authors discussed the broad range of evil
Read more: Books and Bagels
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New this year, Cantor Jacqueline Breines is presenting a series of musical Erev Shabbat services, with the service consisting almost entirely of music from beginning to end. The congregation is provided with lyrics to all melodies, and the entire kahal (community) becomes the choir. It is a transformative prayer experience that is not to be missed!
This year’s remaining musical Erev Shabbat services will be held on Mar 21st, Apr 11th, May 9th, May 30th, and June 13th. Mark your calendars, and bring your friends and family. Join us as we lift our voices in song!
All musical Erev Shabbat services are streamed live over the Internet on the B’nai Torah website (click on “Media” tab). You can listen to the services at http://sundaystreams.com/go/cbtwebcast1/ondemand)
/ Oompa loompa doompadee doo / I’ve got another puzzle for you / Oompa loompa doompadah dee / If you are wise you’ll listen to me / What do you do after an amazing Purim Show / Attend the Carnival sponsored by the Temple Bro’s
Continuing the tradition of a lively and family fun Purim weekend, the temple held it’s annual Purim Carnival immediately following the highly entertaining Purim Spiel.
Read more: Purim 2014!
Rolling pins, flour, and dough filled the Congregation B'nai Torah kitchen this year as the temple board members whipped up a batch of hamentaschen for the temple using Myra Miller's ancestral recipe.
Afterwards the board members showed the ultimate restraint as they packaged up all the hamentaschen and delivered them to the congregation
Of course, some of the cookies had gotten broken in the process of being baked, and in these cases the board members dutifully ate the shards to avoid waste on the holiday. Such sacrifice is to be commended.
This year the thirteenth day of Adar started with the welcoming of Shabbat. When Purim and Shabbat happen on the same day we observe two mitzvot. The first is to remember and observe the sabbath. The second is to read the story of Esther.
Our shabbat service maintained a balance between prayer and merriment. Ten different congregants, adults and children, read one the ten books of Esther. Some congregants wore costumes, as is customary on this holiday, while others donned loaner masks provided by the synagogue. Every time the name Hmn was mentioned, the groggers spun in full force.
When the reading was over the congregation enjoyed an Oneg to celebrate both Shabbat and Purim.
Participants in the 4th-grade-led Service on Friday, February 28, 2014. Their smiles say it all–confidence, pride, inspiration. And that’s exactly what they gave us when the fourth grade students read, chanted and sang prayers in Hebrew and English. The future of our people is in good hands!
by Karen Salemi
Sunday Feb. 9th, the Sisterhood had a dairy potluck dinner at the temple. The food was delicious. I am going to have to get the recipes for the pumpkin soup and the barley salad and I already got the quiche recipe.
The book recommendations included biographies, memoirs, mysteries, easy reading and literary titles, and some with Jewish themes.
We also had a book swap and the leftover books are being donated to the Friends of the Framingham Library and will be sold to raise money for programming at the libraries.
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