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.

* Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project
Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 PM

More than 80 hours of witness interviews conducted by Lawrence L. Langer, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Holocaust testimonies, which were locked away in a metal closet for decades, are now being shared with the public through the newly completed documentary Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project.

All proceeds from this Director’s Cut screening will go to the non-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.  Says documentary filmmaker and Soul Witness Director R. Harvey Bravman, “We could not have made this film without the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.  These witness voices, locked away for decades, would still remain silent.” Soul Witness Film Trailer

Gann Academy’s Red Curtain Drama Club is proud to present: Seussical
March 7th @ 7pm / March 9th @ 8:30pm / March 10th @ 2pm
Come see Temple Israel’s Ilan Sperber in this delightfully wacky musical which brings to life our favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Yurtle the Turtle, and more! The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.  With theatre crew support from Temple Israel teens Dore Fish-Bieler, Shai Sperber, and Nili Fish-Bieler, Seussical is going to be fun for the whole family! Tickets available at gann.brownpapertickets.com.

* Bookkeeper job available
A growing Home Care Agency, located in Westborough MA 35 minutes from Sharon MA, is looking to hire a full time experienced bookkeeper, with great potential to grow in our company, please email us at Tulymasri@gmail.com 

* CJP Women's Philanthropy Cookbook www.cjp.org/cookbook
Tradition. Community. Women. Food. These are the main ingredients of the newly released hardcover cookbook From Our Kitchens -- Recipes and Stories from the Boston Jewish Community.

From Our Kitchens is a compilation of food, memories, community and tradition culled by 150 women from Boston’s Jewish community. The pages are alive with the work of 12 test kitchens where friends and strangers came together as chefs and family. For over a year, these women worked diligently preparing, eating together, tweaking and perfecting the recipes that would eventually become this one-of-a-kind cookbook.

The book features more than 140 recipes, divided into the seasons of New England, along with stories and memories from the women who made this book possible. This book is filled with carefully tested recipes for holidays, family meals, dinner parties and seasonal occasions, including Noodle Kugel with Ginger, Cardamom, and Pistachios; Chanukah Brisket; Truffle Mac and Cheese; Molokhia Egyptian Beef Stew; Kugel Three Ways; and Cornbread Salad with Avocado.

* The Solomon Schechter Day School is now accepting applications.
Admission and financial aid applications are due February 1, 2019. Schechter boasts a robust community of families, faculty and staff as well as rigorous academics, Hebrew language instruction and immersive Jewish life and learning. Schechter offers a transformative partnership for day school inclusion with the The Fred and Gilda Slifka Family Foundation. To learn more about financial aid and Schechter's free transportation for Newton, Brookline, South Area, MetroWest (including Wellesley and Needham) and MetroNorth (including Cambridge, Lexington and Waltham) please go to www.ssdsboston.org. To schedule your personal tour, please contact Shayna Fel at shayna.fel@ssdsboston.org or 617.630.4608.  

* 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: Tania Gray (617-558-6542 or tania@jbbbs.org) or online at jbbbs.org.

* 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 dwhitehill@jfcsboston.org or www.jfcsboston.org/CERS 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 www.jfcsboston.org/WelcomeBaby.

* 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.