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Curious about GBIO*? Want to make a difference in healthcare now?

For over twenty years, TOS members have been deeply involved with GBIO, helping to make real change in healthcare, housing, criminal justice reform and more. Early last year GBIO began a push to bring vitally needed change to healthcare in Massachusetts in these areas of concern to members:

●     Ending Surprise Out of Network Billing
●     Improving Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care
●     Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Currently, GBIO is organizing In-District Healthcare Reform Meetings with State Reps across Greater Boston. Come to a meeting in your neighborhood to learn more and make your presence felt with your legislator!
 

To find out about a meeting in your area or for more information about GBIO or our current campaign for healthcare reform, contact TI healthcare captain, Anne Licciardello.


If you live in Brookline, the meeting with Representative Tommy Vitolo will be Feb 4, 7 pm at Temple Beth Zion. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP with Lori Berry or Donna Rubenoff.

*Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Upcoming Events

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  • Monday
    Jan  20
    Family Volunteering for MLK Day
    Monday, Jan 20th 2:00p to 4:00p
    Join the Social Action Committee and the Jewish Community Relations Council for volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We’ll be at City Hall in Cambridge from 2-4 pm, helping put together personal care kits with toiletries for homeless teens and adults, creating activity kits for children waiting in hospital emergency rooms, and making Valentine’s Day cards for elderly and homebound adults.

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  • Thursday
    Jan  23
    Transformational Torah: Learning Torah for the Inner and Outer Self with Ryan Leszner
    Thursday, Jan 23rd 6:30p to 8:00p
    This three-session series will focus on Jewish texts from Rabbinic sources, Mussar, and modern sources, as a way to discuss our responsibility to the world around us and to ourselves. We will talk about Jewish responsibility, current social justice issues, ethics, and how we can use a Jewish approach to individual and communal change.

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  • Friday
    Jan  24
    2020 Weekend Kallah: An Appreciation of Our Musical Heritage
    Friday, Jan 24th 5:00p to Sunday, Jan 26th 2:00p
    TOS Musical Director David Sparr will serve as our Resident Scholar, leading sessions exploring ancient and medieval Jewish music, Reform movement composers and modern day Jewish music. The weekend will otherwise include worship, Torah study, conversation, fun and games (including Jewish Name That Tune!) and good food.

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  • Monday
    Jan  27
    Housing Justice in Brookline
    Monday, Jan 27th 7:30p to 8:30p
    We need more voices to stand up for integrated, multifamily housing affordable to households of all types! Please join TOS, in partnership with Temple Beth Zion, Temple Israel, Temple Sinai, and the Washington Square Minyan, for our next meeting. Learn about the issues, plan interfaith outreach, and strategize for Brookline’s next Town Meeting in May 2020!

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  28
    The Climate Crisis: What's Our Role in 2020?
    Tuesday, Jan 28th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Do we really only have 11 years to reverse climate change? Should we recycle, compost, and switch from fossil fuels — or demand policy change from countries and corporations? Join TOS members Kelly Levin (pictured here), a climate policy expert at the World Resources Institute, and Alan Christ (also pictured), principal at Alan Christ Architects, with Mark Dwortzan from Temple Beth Zion's Climate Action Group, to learn more about what's happening at the global level and what we can do locally. RSVP to socialaction@ohabei.org.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan  29
     
     
    Monthly Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group with Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

    Wednesday, Jan 29th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Come celebrate the beginning of each new Jewish month with women of all ages from 13 - 113. We’ll have the chance to schmooze, learn, enjoy activities and just connect with one another, offering a variety of ways into Jewish learning, community and living.

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  • Thursday
    Feb  6
    Soul Cycle: Spiritual Insights into the Jewish Holiday Cycle Taught by Rabbi Daniel Schaefer and Rabbinic Intern Ryan Leszner
    Thursday, Feb 6th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Select Thursdays, 6:30 pm The cycle of the Jewish year provides us with a road-map for spiritual growth and development. Come nourish your soul with song, meditation, and learning as we journey through the Jewish year. Each session will focus on a couple stories and prayers as we mindfully attune our souls to themes of the season.

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  • Friday
    Feb  7
    Shabbat B'yachad
    Friday, Feb 7th 5:30p to 8:00p
    Come and join us for an evening of community, worship, good food, and good friends. If you're coming for the Tot Shabbat service, it begins at 5:30 pm. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm; services and oneg are at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seening you and sharing Shabbat together.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  11
    A Taste of Tu B'Shevat
    Tuesday, Feb 11th 6:30p to 8:30p
    The TOS Sisterhood is having its Annual Tu B'Shevat Seder -- A Taste of Tu B'Shevat -- on Tuesday evening February 11th. All women are welcome to join us from 6:30-8:30 pm on the 11th for a light dinner and a meaningful fun filled Seder featuring four different types of fruits and four different kinds of wines (or juices for those who don't imbibe). It is a wonderful way to celebrate the Birthday of the Trees and to help us Think Spring.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  18
    The Chapel Windows
    Tuesday, Feb 18th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join Rabbi Emerita, Rabbi Emily Lipof, to learn the stories behind the stunning stained glass windows in our Chapel. On the eastern wall, are scenes of Priestly Piety, depicting the sacred days on the Jewish calendar. On the western wall, are images of Prophetic Protest, giants of justice, who struggled with man for the sake of God and with God for the sake of humanity. The windows were conceived by Rabbi Albert Goldstein and executed by Christy Rufo. Come learn about the beauty and history of Temple Ohabei Shalom!

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Transformational Torah: Learning Torah for the Inner and Outer Self With Ryan Leszner

Thursday,January 23 and 30

This three-session series will focus on Jewish texts from Rabbinic sources, Mussar, and modern sources, as a way to discuss our responsibility to the world around us and to ourselves. We will talk about Jewish responsibility, current social justice issues, ethics, and how we can use a Jewish approach to individual and communal change.

Registration is not required, but it is appreciated. Come to one or come to both!

Sun, January 19 2020 22 Tevet 5780