Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah with us!

The Holidays aren’t over just yet! Below are the dates and times for our Sukkot Observance:

-Sukkot Shabbat- Saturday September 25th, at 9am. (Live and on Zoom)

Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service- Tuesday, September 28th, at 9am. (Zoom only)

Also, please join the Religious School and parents as we celebrate Simchat Torah on Saturday, October 2nd from 9am-11am  (This Service will be Live and on Zoom.)

5782 High Holy Days Services Schedule

  • Monday, September 6 7 PM-8:00 PM, Erev Rosh Hashanah, Live & Zoom
  • Tuesday, September 7 9 AM-12 PM, Rosh Hashanah Day 1, (Tashlich to Follow) Live & Zoom
  • Wednesday, September 8 9 AM–11 AM, Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Live & Zoom
  • Wednesday, September 15 6 PM-8:30 PM, Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre), Live & Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16 9 AM, Yom Kippur, Live & Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16 12 NOON, Yizkor, Live & Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16 4 PM, Afternoon Service, Live & Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16 6 PM, Ne’ilah Concluding Service (Followed by Havdalah), Live & Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16 7 PM, Break-the-Fast, Live Only

If you would like to connect with us via Zoom, please be in touch with us via our email – jewishtaunton @ gmail.com – and we’ll help you get on board.

Selichot Evening Service

This Saturday evening marks the ten days before Erev Rosh Hashana. Please join Cantor Reaboi as we officially begin the High Holy Day season with penitential prayers, called Selichot. Here’s is the schedule:

  •  8:00 PM – Saying goodbye to Shabbat with Havdalah
  •  8:15 PM – Schmooze and a snack
  •  8:30 PM– Lecture:  “The Music of the Jewish High Holy Days” 
  • 9:30 PM–  Selichot Service
  • 10:00PM- Tekiah Gedola– The Shofar is blown and the HHDs begin!

NOTE:  This service was originally intended to be live. But Cantor Reaboi will conduct the program through Zoom.

Pride Shabbat Service and Dinner-August 20th

Join Cantor Reaboi for a Shabbat Service Celebrating Pride. Dinner is at 6:30 followed by a Sabbath Service at 7:30. For more information, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/events/693483428274848?ref=newsfeed

We’re Back in Person at the Synagogue for Shabbat Services on July 24th.

WE’RE BACK!!!

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services In Person at Temple!

Please join us for our first fully in-person Shabbat service (in 14 months!) this Saturday, July 24th, at 9 AM.

We are so excited to finally be able to open our doors to all of you. We look forward to seeing you in the synagogue.

We will continue to offer virtual services via Zoom (see email or our private Facebook page for links) as many Shabbat’s as we can, depending on our tech support availability.

If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to wear a face mask unless you prefer to do so. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask. If you forget your mask, we will have some available. We will not be asking for verification of vaccination, but hope that you will protect those around you and wear a mask if not vaccinated.

Please RSVP to Mija Almeida to give us a rough idea of how many will be attending services.

Shalom,
Mija Almeida
President, Congregation Agudath Achim

We are still gathering on Zoom for Shabbat morning services but there is light at the end of the tunnel for in person services!

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Our spiritual leader, Colman Reaboi, will be leading our Shabbat morning services LIVE from the synagogue beginning at 9am on Saturday and broadcasting via Zoom. If you would like to connect with us via Zoom, please be in touch with us via our email – jewishtaunton@gmail.com – and we’ll help you get on board.

Our regular, weekly Shabbat morning services are at 9:00 AM and last for about one hour and 15 minutes.

See you soon as our in person services at the synagogue are scheduled to resume on July 24th!!!!

Shavuot: Preparing to Receive Torah

Join us on Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2021, for late afternoon Torah learning, ending with candle lighting for the Festival of Shavuot and a brief Maariv/Evening service.

Our study time begins at 4:00 PM.  We’ll spend about 20 minutes on each of the Asseret HaDibrot/Ten Commandments, then conclude by 8:00 PM.  

The afternoon/early evening is organized so that you can participate the entire time or drop in when it’s convenient for you. There will be occasional brief comfort breaks.

To learn more about Shavuot, please visit Shavuot 101 | My Jewish Learning

We will, of course, still be on Zoom.  Please contact the office at jewishtaunton@gmail.com to get the appropriate link/password information.

Here’s a complete schedule.

4:00 PMIntro / Asert HaDibrot – Ten Statements / Dairy Nosh
4:20 PMDiber 1 / Do Not Covet – Seeing Your Life as a Gift
4:40 PMDiber 2 / False Witness – The Power of Speech
5:00 PMDiber 3 / Do Not Steal – Priceless Possessions
5:20 PMDiber 4 / Do Not Commit Adulty – When Loyalty is Challenged
5:40 PMDiber 5 / Do Not Murder – Nurture Life
6:00 PMDiber 6 / Honor Your Parents – A Dynamic Relationship
6:20 PMDiber 7 / Shabbat – Sanctified Time
6:40 PMDiber 8 / The Name in Vain – Respect What is Sacred
7:00 PMDiber 9 / Do Not Have Any Other Gods – Lies About Power
7:20 PMDiber 10 / I Am the Lord Your God – A Call to Kindness
7:40 PMCandles/Maariv – Brief Evening Festival Service

PURIM ON ZOOM!!!

ZOOMPA  BOOMPA  PURIM
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 @ 10:00AM

* Matanot L’Evyonim-Gifts for the Poor
* Megillah Reading / Purim Shpiel
* Mishloach Manot-Portions for Our Friends/Family
* Seudat Simchah-Festive Meal

DETAILS VIA EMAIL REGARDING JUST HOW WE’RE GOING TO PULL THIS OFF-BUT WE WILL NOT LET THE CONSTRAINTS OF OUR TIME GET IN THE WAY OF OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION

The Hotel Neversink – February 27 Book Discussion

There’s still time to get reading before we gather for our monthly book discussion on Saturday evening, February 27th at 6:30 PM for Havdalah and a book discussion.

Here’s more about this very intriguing novel.  See what you think.  Email us at jewishtaunton@gmail.com for Zoom information.

THE HOTEL NEVERSINK BY ADAM O’FALLON PRICE
“A gripping, atmospheric, heart-breaking, almost-ghost story. Not since Stephen King’s Overlook has a hotel hiding a secret been brought to such vivid life.” -Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State   Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears.  This mysterious vanishing-and the ones that follow-will brand the lives of three generations. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorsky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher’s grandchildren grapple with the family’s heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer’s identity. Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members-a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others, the book is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O’Fallon-Price details one man’s struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.

We’re Still on Zoom

Join us for Zoompa Boompa Purim on Sunday, February 28th at 10am

It’s been almost a year and we’re still gathering on Zoom for religious school, Shabbat morning services and holiday celebrations.

If you would like to connect with us via Zoom, please be in touch with via our email – jewishtaunton@gmail.com – and we’ll help you get on board.

Upcoming celebrations include Zoompa Boompa Purim on Sunday, February 28th at 10:00 AM and our Annual Community Seder on Sunday, March 28th at 5:00 PM.

Our regular, weekly Shabbat morning services are at 9:00 AM and last for about one hour and 15 minutes.

See you soon !!!!