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Kehillah Kedoshah: ARS is a Holy Community

by Amy Deutsch

#TOSsnapshots In this series of short blog posts from TOS staff and lay leaders, you’ll learn what each of us is most proud of about TOS. Each of these aspects is a snapshot that represents part of the diverse collage that makes Ohabei Shalom so special. Enjoy! And let us know what you think. This […]

Social Action Legacy of the Month~
September 2017: School Equity

by Community Member

LEGACY: Striving for School Equity 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 […]

Sharing the Adventure…Together

by Naomi Gurt Lind

#TOSsnapshots In this series of short blog posts from TOS staff and lay leaders, you’ll learn what each of us is most proud of about TOS. Each of these aspects is a snapshot that represents part of the diverse collage that makes Ohabei Shalom so special. Enjoy! And let us know what you think. Wherever […]

Introducing Nikk: Our New Events and Engagement Coordinator!

by Nikk Modell-Wasserman

Hello TOS friends! I am fortunate to be joining this special community as your new Events and Engagement Coordinator, and I want to introduce myself.  My name is Nikk Modell-Wasserman, and I just moved back to the Boston area after a little more than a year in Washington, D.C.  I last worked at Adas Israel […]

From Our Clergy: Thoughts on Charlottesville

by Community Member

August 14, 2017 Dear TOS Community, The events of last Shabbat in Charlottesville — neo-Nazis and white supremacists holding torches and Nazi flags, spewing Nazi slogans, wearing swastikas and military gear, their faces contorted with rage — have us all reeling. Our beloved community is one that always has and always will stand together with […]

Annual Community Meeting: Larry Green’s Remarks

by Community Member

When I assumed my responsibilities at the Annual Meeting three years ago, I spoke of the three meanings of Temple Ohabei Shalom: as a congregation, as an historic physical structure and as a long-standing Jewish Heritage. With the help, support and generosity of hundreds of people, I am happy to say that today Temple Ohabei […]

Discovering New Pathways to Aging

by Community Member

By Hilda Lopez Written about Hilda’s experience in Donna Rubenoff’s Wise Aging Course (Sessions I and II) Donna will be starting a new Wise Aging group in October 2017 Age and growing older is a journey everyone takes. My dad (papi), who lived until the age of 90, used to say that growing old in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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