News & Events
News and Events
News about Israel -- New link
between JNF, USCJ, & Shaare Tefilah
TBA and TST took part in a South Area Holocaust
at Temple Israel, in Sharon, on May 4th.
Pictured is Rabbi Navah Levine taking part in the program.
Also, please continue saving postage stamps for the ongoing Foxborough
School Holocaust Stamps Project.
Table at TBA
TBA and TST Congregants,
of you who've attended Shabbat services in the last few years have
ask for kosher canned soup, jars of peanut butter, or
food items, and those of
you who've come in through the front doors
have seen the small wooden box for
leaving those items. Those food
items you donate each month are for Family Table,
part of Jewish
Family and Children's Service (JF&CS), a 150-year-old human
services organization guided by Jewish values that serves over 17,000
250 communities in Greater Boston, the North Shore, and
leadership of TBA and TST are very proud to be helping JF&CS open
Table South," which will expand its reach into the
South Area. What this means is that after the High Holydays, a part
of the rear area of our Social Hall will be turned into a pantry for
Family Table to store food. One Sunday a month starting in
October their volunteers, joined by others in the community
(including any of you who wish to help), will use our temple as a
place to package healthy groceries, nutrition education
personal hygiene products, and Jewish Holiday items that are then
distributed to over 400 low-income families in 108 towns in Eastern
As we gear up for our revitalized combined Shaare Tefilah /
Beth Abraham Brotherhood,
please register as a Brotherhood member by contacting Maury Weiner and
($35) to Maury at 8 Mayfair Circle, Norwood, MA 02062.
Please make out the check to "Brotherhood".
Sukenik honored at FJMC Keeper of the Flame Dinner
Mark Sukenik was the
Shaare Tefilah honoree at the annual
Keeper of the Flame presentation reception, held in 2015 at Temple
from left, Leanne, Ava, and Mark after the presentation.
Below, members of Shaare Tefilah at the reception.
Our new location: 1301 Washington St., Canton
Torahs to Temple Beth Abraham -- now the location of our synagogue
we moved our Torahs to their new home at
Temple Beth Abraham. Temple Beth Abraham is located on Washington
at the intersection with Chapman Street. The picture, above, shows
around the torah on the sidewalk, in front of Temple Beth Abraham.
In order to facilitate
to our new location and know how to best meet our congregants’
Note the comment
on the Mi Sheberach prayer at the end of the information on the
needs, could you please call the synagogue office at 781-762-8670 if
you would prefer not to drive to
Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, either during the day or at night. This
will help us in determining how best to structure our services and
provide access for everyone. Thank
Tefilah participated in Beth Abraham's Family Cookie Bake
Pictured are cookies
received by the Norwood Fire and Police departments.
Pictured at left are Norwood firefighters Nick Gulla and Pat Moloney.
At right is
Patrolman Nick Guarino.
Cookies were also delivered to Canton firemen and police and to local
Now that we have moved to Temple Beth Abraham, we have weekday evening
services available on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM.
You are requested to sign up for for periodic participation so as to
have a minyan
available on those days. You can sign up by sending E-mail to
by calling Elissa at the Temple Beth Abraham office: (781)828-5250.
From the Membership Committee
is extended for those who may have attended infrequently, if at
lives are busy. Even if they do not permit regular attendance, have no
your occasional participation will be mutually rewarding!
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
Holocaust Stamps Project
Ritual and Membership
Danny Horwitz, from Houston, TX, was the scholar-in-residence
for the Study Weekend of
October 18th to 20th, 2013, discussing
aspects of Jewish mysticism.
Click here to see pictures from the
weekend. Rabbi Horwitz's notes are up
on our website in PDF form. Click here to
read Rabbi Horwitz's notes.
Wolfort led a class on Jewish thought in the spring of 2015. See the
at Jews & quarks
more photos by clicking on the Facebook symbol at the top of our home
Wide Wrap -- Shaare Tefilah member Stu Green davened
part of service
we Skyped with a congregation in Budapest, Hungary a few years ago.
We joined with
Temple Israel (Sharon) to participate in the Brotherhood World Wide
Rabbi Starr of Temple Israel talked about the history and use of
both the local participants and a group in Budapest, Hungary watched
After Rabbi Starr spoke, and before the morning service, a Sharon
couple who were
Holcoust survivors said a few words of greeting in Hungarian to the
Click here to see a picture archive of
Odyssey of our large Torah to a community in Spain
Click for details of the trip.
History of Temple Shaare Tefilah
On April 6, 1908, the Norwood
Hebrew Congregation was granted a charter
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Services were held in various
public buildings, thanks to the goodwill and hospitality of our
neighbors in Norwood.
Land on Washington Street was purchased in 1924 and the new synagogue,
named Temple Shaare Tefilah (Gates of Prayer) opened on Sunday,
August 30, 1925.
Take a look at
the Temple history from the time that the
was first organized.
Temple Shaare Tefilah is one of
oldest synagogues in the greater Boston
area, and has held continuous services for over 100 years.
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is a continuing need for donations to the Norwood Ecumenical Food
needed are cans of chunky soups, tuna, baked beans, and fruit.
Bring food to the pantry, at the Grace
Episcopal Church, on Thursday mornings.
Thank you for your crucial help in this endeavor.
JF&CS's Family Table, Greater Boston's Jewish Food Pantry, our
"family" consists of 170 needy Jewish families, including 105 children,
100 elderly, and 180 adults.
Please send a tax-deductible donation
of $18 or an amount of your choice
to "Family Table", c/o Jewish Family &. Children's Service, 1430
Waltham, MA 02451. Donations can be made on line at www.jfcsboston.org.
Family Table Distribution Day
New South Area distribution point at Temple Beth Abraham, Canton.
Help set up the pantry, sort food donations, package
and deliver to recipients. Children are welcome to volunteer when
by an adult. If you would like to help with our busy food distribution,
at Jewish Family Services via her email email@example.com.
forms need to be filled out in advance of volunteering. The next
distribution will be
A Jewish Response to Hunger • 1990 S. Bundy Dr. Suit 260
November 22nd when we will also be having a mezuzah ceremony.
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JEWISH COMMUNITY IN MUMBAI, INDIA
Please take a look
to find out about
the Jewish community in Mumbai and the non-governmental organizations
that work there.
There are opportunities for young people to volunteer with a Jewish
organization in Mumbai.
VOLUNTEER WITH SEASONS HOSPICE
Give the gift of presence; you can make a difference in
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is
seeking compassionate individuals to
volunteer with our team of dedicated medical professionals. We are
volunteers to provide companionship and support for someone who would
be lonely. Volunteers are assigned based on their location and
For an application to the Newton Volunteer Training Session Program
correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with an ongoing
find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. For more
the Seasons Hospice Volunteer program, please call Karen Gore at
You can also find us at
Was Your Family’s Property Taken During the
If you or your family owned
movable, immovable, or intangible property that was
confiscated, looted or forcibly sold in countries governed by the Nazi
forces or Axis
powers during the Holocaust era and you or your relatives received no
that property after the Holocaust era, you may be eligible to
participate in the
Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce
Project HEART is a nonprofit initiative of the Jewish Agency for
Israel, funded by
and in cooperation with the Government of Israel.
For more information or to
download a needed questionnaire, visit
or call toll free 1-800-584-1559 or
direct line 1-414-967-2581 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.,
Eastern Standard Time, Sunday through Thursday, except Jewish holidays,
and the questionnaire will be mailed to you.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in
others’ lives while
enriching your own? Please consider volunteering at Hebrew
Center in Roslindale. HRC is more than a skilled nursing facility; it’s
where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to help,
improve quality of life for our oldest members of society. Ages 14 and
WE ARE ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO WILL:
Accompany residents to and from Shabbat services on Friday
and Saturday mornings;
Transport residents in wheelchairs to activities, appointments, and
within our facility;
Assist our Life Enhancement Specialists with activities and programs
Visit with individual residents to play games or just chat.
If you would like to volunteer, please call HRC Volunteer Services at
(617) 363-8421 or email@example.com.
We also offer a variety of other opportunities for volunteers, for
interacting with Alzheimers residents in a new Memory Discovery Project
uses everyday objects to jog memories and bring back pleasant past
volunteers can learn about our organization at
under the Volunteering web page, at the side panel.
Junior and adult applications can be printed from this site.
Hospital Is Seeking Volunteers
FROM NORWOOD HOSPITAL Would you like to learn a new skill,
meet new people, and make a difference? All that is needed is a
2-4 hours per week. Norwood Hospital is seeking mature, supportive
several patient focused services.
Caring Touch is one of
these services. It is a free service provided to patients by
volunteers who are specially trained in giving soothing hand rubs. It
with 15 minutes of relaxation and is offered both at the hospital and
at our Cancer
Center in Foxboro.
Care Ambassadors is
another of the services. Care Ambassadors are needed to
welcome and visit with newly admitted patients and their families.
information on hospital services, including the Patient Guide. Training is provided
commitment of two to four hours per week for a minimum of six months
is requested for
For more information on the program and the training, call the
Volunteer Office at
781-278 - 6321, or visit our website at www.caritasnorwood.org and
Volunteering on the list at the left side of the page.