Join Rabbi Silverman as the Brotherhood presents the Jewish Routes Breakfast Series: "Family Dynamics in the Genesis"

We often turn to the Torah as a roadmap for how we're supposed to live our lives. That may work for the commandments, but the models of family are far from ideal. From favoritism and sibling rivalry to rebellion and destructive relationships with the in laws, Genesis has it all. We'll dive deeply into some of the most compelling stories of the Book of Genesis, looking at them from both traditional and modern lenses.


  • November 7, 2021 Sibling Struggles & Rejection (Cain & Abel, Ishmael & Isaac, Jacob & Esau, Rachel & Leah)
  • December 19, 2021 Devastating Loss (Sarah & Isaac, Jacob & Joseph)
  • February 13, 2022 Complicated In laws ( Lavan & Jacob, Judah & Tamar, Dina's family & Shechem's
  • March 27, 2022 Love Triangles & Longing for Children (Abraham, Sarah, & Hagar; Jacob, Rachel & Leah)
  • May 1, 2022 Reconciliation & Forgiveness (Joseph and his brothers)

TIME: 10:00am (after morning minyan; may switch to Zoom depending on temple
COST: $7 per session or $25 for the entire series

Please RSVP to Motti Pupkin at or call 508-286-4061 for further information.

Hearing Men's Voices (HMV)- 2021-22

Our award-winning lay-led program continues.

This year's topic: "Transitions..."

The past year has been significant in many respects, and we're now transitioning out of that into … what? The world and its routines have changed. We now have an opportunity to examine our lives and decide how to move forward.

  • November 16, 2021
    Topic: Re-examining what matters 
    As things start up again, do you want things to be the same? Are you making changes in your life based on priorities that have shifted?
  • December 16, 2021
    Topic: Changes in how we work
    Workplaces are opening, but how we work may change considerably. Has your job changed in the past year? How have these changes impacted you both positively and negatively?
  • January 25, 2022
    Topic: Who are you now?
    Often a person's identity or self worth feels tied to their profession. It's the first answer to "tell me about yourself." Are there other ways to look at things, and other ways to identify?
  • February 15, 2022
    Topic: Friends and family
    Have your friendships or family relationships changed? How are you dealing with these changes?
  • March 24, 2022
    Topic: Regular lifecycle events
    Life has its normal moments of transition (births, deaths, and graduations, etc.), which continue regardless of what happens in the world. How have these moments been changed and how are you coping with these changes?
  • April 12, 2022
    Topic: Injecting Positivity
    As we deal with stressful times, it can be easy to focus on the bad. How do we move forward and grow from our experiences? 

Come to Hearing Men's Voices. Bring your stories and your perspectives on these moments of transition.

Hearing Men's Voices provides a safe, supportive environment in which men can delve into areas of mutual interest and concern.

For more information, please contact Norm Tabroff or Matt Zinno.

If you have an idea for an event, please send it to Michael Getz, Brotherhood President.