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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 […]

Did you know?

by Shari Churwin

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.   Did you know that February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month? At Temple Ohabei Shalom, we are proud of our integrated and inclusive […]

A Sanctuary for All People

by Naomi Gurt Lind

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. *** In my time away from the office, one of my great pleasures is singing with the Zamir Chorale. And one of the great pleasures […]

We are not alone: protesting the immigration ruling

by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman

This past Sunday Ohabei Shalom was a place of such joy as children and adults alike joined Phillip on the dance floor.  While the Hoopla was truly a special event, as I made my way around the room it became clear that beneath the excitement there was concern for the events unfolding outside our doors.   […]

Is there hope for Middle East peace in these troubled times?

by Community Member

By David Seldin In our increasingly polarized age, we are challenged to reach out to those with whom we disagree, to listen to their beliefs, hopes, fears and arguments, and to engage with them in meaningful and productive conversation. This is true of the issues we face as Americans, and as Jews. Perhaps the most […]

Shabbat B’yachad means Shabbat Together

by Naomi Gurt Lind

With the cold weather coming and the days growing shorter and darker, it’s nice to step back and look at what’s going right. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the day-to-day responsibilities or to feel uneasy about the many troubles of the world. I want to pause for a moment and kvell. What’s got me […]

Clergy Search Update

by Community Member

To the TOS community: This is the first of what I hope will be a series of dispatches from the clergy search committee. My goal is to keep you up to date on the committee’s progress, as well as on our discussions about search strategy. (Another goal was to keep each of these dispatches short, […]