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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement
Visiting Scholar from Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Shabbat, December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, after Kiddush: Please join us for a talk by visiting scholar, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world and compares early Christian and rabbinic sources. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goran Department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal will speak on "Tales of the Rabbis and Heretics in the Babylonian Talmud." Her visit is sponsored by Joyce and Jeremy Wertheimer.
Memorial Event and Siyum for Rev. Myer Loketch zt"l
Sunday, December 16th, 8:00 PM: YIB will be holding a community memorial event for our legendary and beloved Rev. Myer Loketch zt"l shortly after the shloshim period concludes. Mrs. Irene Loketch and several members of Rev. Loketch’s family are planning to come in for the event. Family and community members will share their memories of Rev. Loketch zt"l, and there will be a siyum mishnayot in his memory. If you would like to participate in the learning, please sign up here for one or more tractates to learn prior to the commemoration.
Community Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Sunday, December 16th, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM: This is a special opportunity to help save peoples lives...and what better way to do so, than with your friends and family by your side. Please sign-up for an appointment to donate blood here. (Those with appointment will be prioritized over walk-ins). We are in need of volunteers to help with operations on the day of the drive, so if you are interested, please sign up here. For additional information, contact Leah Solodokin.
Community Shabbat Dinner and Lecture Series
Friday, December 21st, 5:15 PM: Please join us for the first of our three Winter Shabbat Dinner and Lectures over the coming months. Each Friday night an intimate group of no more than 50 people will enjoy a catered dinner with old and new friends and Rabbi Hellman and his family. After dinner a distinguished scholar will lead a stimulating lecture and discussion. The first dinner will feature Dr. David Rosmarin, Director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at Mclean Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School, who will speak on "Spirituality and Mental Health: What Does Research Have To Say?"
Reservations are required:
$24 for adults and children ages 11+; $28 for non-members
$5 for children ages 2-10; $8 for non-members
No charge for children under 2-years old.
Please register here. Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 18th.
Be a listed sponsor for the evening for an additional $36.
Mark your calendars now for the remaining Community Shabbat Dinner and Lectures:
February 1, 2019: Professor Reuven Kimelman, noted historian and author, will speak on "The History of Lecha Dodi and the Creation of Kabalat Shabbat."
March 1, 2019: Professor Lila Kagedan, bioethicist and hospital chaplain, will speak on "Medical Ethics: Comparing Jewish and other Perspectives."
For more information or questions, please contact the YIB office.
Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses
We are delighted to introduce Sarah Cheses, the first Yoetzet Halacha serving the Greater Boston Community under the auspices of the newly founded New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative (NEYHI).
12/16/18 - 12/21/18
Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 6:14 AM
|Sunday||7:15, 8:00 and 9:00 AM|
|Monday||6:20 & 7:20 AM|
|Tuesday - Fast of Aserah b'Tevet|
|Fast Begins||5:37 AM|
|Tuesday - Shacharit||6:00 & 7:00 AM|
|Fast Ends||4:56 PM|
|Wednesday||6:30 & 7:30 AM|
|Thursday||6:20 & 7:20 AM|
|Friday||6:30 & 7:30 AM|
|MINCHA / MAARIV|
|Sunday through Thursday Except Tuesday|
|Mincha 4:00 PM Maariv 4:25 PM|
Shabbat Parshat Vayechi - Chazak -12/22/2018
|Candle Lighting||3:57 PM|
|Shacharit||7:00 & 8:45 AM|
|Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma||9:26 AM|
|Seuda Shelisheet||4:05 PM|
|Shabbat Concludes||5:00 PM|