In Our Community

On this page, you'll find offerings that enhance our Temple Israel community or that are happening throughout our wider Jewish community.

Design Challenge: How to Make a Home
Sunday, April 29th, 2:30pm-4:30pm
AT Gann Academy.
Join middle schoolers from across Greater Boston for an afternoon of creativity and fun at Gann Academy! Working together, students will use design, media arts, and performing arts to explore what home and community can look like. Click here to RSVP. Registration is $8.00. Snacks provided! For more information, contact Rachel Kalikow. To see the flier, click here.

In honor of Israel turning 70 - 
Hebrew College presents Israel Chug: Seven decades in eight meetings

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
February 27th through May 1st
 (at Hebrew College)
Join us in celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday by examining works of Israeli writers, artists and filmmakers. Readings will include excerpts from novels, short stories, and poems by three generations of writers, whose personal stories are interwoven into the cultural fabric and historical events of a seventy-year-young state. **In Hebrew**
Contact Tzilla:  -  (617)559-8812

Ma'ayan: Torah from the Sources is hosting world-renowned Torah thinker and educator Dr. Avivah Zornberg on May 7th at 8 pm at Beth El-Atereth Israel (561 Ward St., Newton).  The title of her lecture is "Exodus: Narrative or Anti-Narrative?".  Save $5 if you register before May 1st.  Visit our website to register.

Join the Family at Camp Ramah in New England
Come see what all the excitement is about at Camp Ramah in New England!  Our rich and varied program offer campers the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop life-long friendships while being a part of a vibrant, joyous Jewish community.  Please visit to watch our videos, take a virtual tour of our camp grounds, and explore our programs.  Camp Ramah offers two-week sessions for children currently in grades 2-3 and four or eight-week sessions for children in grades 3-10. We offer a $500 tuition discount to eligible new campers, and significant additional financial aid is available.  For more information please contact Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director, at or 781-702-5290 x101.
Ramah Family Camp, May 25th – 28th
This weekend long program is a great way to experience a Ramah-style Shabbat, participate in camp activities (sports, singing, waterfront, etc.), and have a weekend getaway as a family. For young families who want to learn more about Ramah, this is a great opportunity to see the camp magic first-hand!!

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL is seeking student leaders for the 2018 Greater Boston Impact Fellowship. All entering their sophomore or junior year of high school at the time of travel, are invited to apply.THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES
·Full tuition,* housing, and meals
·Leadership training
·Workshops on critical thinking, social media, marketing and public speaking
Click here for more information.

6th Annual "Walk for ROFEH " Family Fun Walkathon
Sunday afternoon, June 3rd
 at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Contacts: 617-566-1900 

Author Eli Moscowitz presents- The Jews of the Titanic: A Reflection of the Jewish World on the Epic Disaster
Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30pm
at Sharon Public Library

ONGOING Sisterhood Shoes Collection (ongoing) supporting Action for post-Soviet Jewry
We welcome your donations of adult and children’s usable and clean shoes which are much needed for people in Eastern Ukraine.  Please take your gently worn shoes, boots and sneakers to the box in the hallway near Classroom 2, outside Rabbi Fish's office.

ONGOING Zayde's Market makes a donation to Sharon USY based on sales receipts put into USY's box. Keep one receipt for yourself and drop the duplicate in the USY box by the cash register. It costs nothing to donate and will help support USY programming. Thank you! For information on our youth group programs, TI's youth coordinator, Ariel Holman.

ONGOING Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is urgently seeking new mentors in the South Area for a number of local waiting kids.
Contact: Joni Kusminsky (617-558-6535 or or online at

ONGOING Visiting Moms is a free service that matches volunteers with moms or dads during the 1st year of baby's life.
Contact Debbie Whitehill at 781-693-5625 or or to learn about other JF&CS programs open to all parents of newborns and young children.

ONGOING Let Welcome Baby! welcome your family to the Jewish community with a home visit, gift package, and resource guides to programs and events in your area. Visit

ONGOINGThe Memory Cafe by the Lake meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 2:00-3:30pm.
RSVP preferred but not required: contact Susan or Kathie at 781-784-8000. Presented by the Sharon Adult Center and the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging.