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.

Camp Yavneh Information Session - Virtual + Sharon
Monday, November 27 at 7 PM -  Please RSVP on our website if you would like to attend (and bring your camp age children). We will send you the address upon RSVPing. 
Interested in learning more about Yavneh but can’t make an information session, send an email to or call 603.942.5593

Join your friends and neighbors for an introductory info session for current 8th graders and their families at Gann Academy on Thursday, November 30, at 7:00pm. Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452.
More information at

Israeli documentary screening: My Brother's Hero
Sun, Dec 10th, 6pm AT West Newton Cinema
Click for info & ticket information

JF&CS Chanukkah Celebration
Sunday, Dec 17th, 2-4pm AT JF&CS, 1430 Main Street, Waltham

NEED a ride? or GIVE a ride?? Call or email Sue, 781-693-5659 or

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.