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Social Action Legacy of the Month~
May 2017:
Freedom of Religious Expression

by Community Member

LEGACY: Creating the First Jewish Cemetery For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members […]

Social Action Legacy of the Month~
April 2017:
Community Support

by Community Member

LEGACY: Community Support For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members as they sought […]

Bar Mitzvah Project: Collections for Syrian Refugees – We Need Your Help!

by Amy Deutsch

Dear Temple Ohabei Shalom, My name is Daniel Michelson, I am a 7th grader at Edward Devotion school in Brookline. For a social action project for my bar mitzvah at Temple Ohabei Shalom, I am organizing a donation drive for Nuday Syria, a non-profit organization which collects donations of both gently used and new items, […]

Social Action Legacy of the Month~
March 2017:
I Do! Celebrating Marriage Equality

by Community Member

LEGACY: Marriage Equality For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members as they sought […]

Been to Israel? ARS Second Graders Want Your Help!

by Amy Deutsch

Dear TOS Community Members, Our ARS second grade class is learning about Israel this year, and would love your help! Please read on for a letter from them, and please follow up and send their teacher Joanna Lieberman an email with your suggestions. Dear ARS Community, We have had a lot of fun learning about […]

Kehillah Kedosha, a Holy Community

by Community Member

by Meg Kennedy February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community. *** Last June, I rejoined the Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE) and Temple Ohabei Shalom communities in my new role […]

Ingredients for Successful Inclusion

by Community Member

by Ernest Aupperlee February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community. *** Shortly before my conversion to Judaism in June of 2016, I moved to the Boston area and too far away […]

Inclusion Opens New Gateways

by Community Member

by Jeremy Grossman February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community. *** A chance meeting, a follow-up coffee, and a commitment to coach a soccer program tailored to children with developmental disabilities […]

Social Action Legacy of the Month~
February 2017: Embracing Inclusion

by Community Member

LEGACY: Embracing Inclusion For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members as they sought […]