NO SERVICES Until January 7 2017

Winter weather (Dec 17) and winter break (Dec 24, Dec 31) bring cancellation of Shabbat morning services.  We look forward to your being a part of our Shabbat morning minyan / worship community beginning afresh in January 2017 on Saturday morning the 7th at our synagogue, 36 Winthrop Street, Taunton.

You may park on the street or use the parking lot across the street at Winthrop Street Baptist Church.  The porch light (front door vs. side door down the driveway) will tell you where we’re worshiping – upstairs or down.  Our calendar entry will provide information.  We call the downstairs “the vestry”.

Shabbat shalom, have a wonderful Hanukkah and may 2017 be a good year for you (of course we’re part way through 5677 at this point – but who’s counting?!?)

Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath

100 Voices: A Journey Home – Film Evening @ Helfand’s

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7:00 PM Tuesday December 20, 2016

100 Voices: A Journey Home is a compelling and moving musical documentary that uniquely tells the history of Jewish culture in Poland. It highlights the current resurgence of Jewish culture through the personal reflections and musical selections of a group of cantors and acclaimed composer Charles Fox (“Killing Me Softly”, “I Got A Name”, and many more) who made an important historical mission to the birthplace of cantorial music. The documentary will give generations the opportunity to learn about and re-embrace the Jewish culture that produced one of the most artistic and educated societies that once flourished in Europe. Above all, the film celebrates the resilience and the power of Jewish life, while telling the story of two peoples who shared intertwined cultures.

Please call the office on Monday or Tuesday (Dec 19 or 20) to get the Helfand’s number for your RSVP.

Dec 22 – Hanukkah Menorah Lighting – Taunton Green

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting on Taunton Green

Thursday December 22—Gather at 3:30 PM—Lighting at 4:00 PM

Followed by Hanukkah School Party at Synagogue Vestry at 4:10 PM

We’ll learn, sing songs, enjoy latkes, play games, complete a Hanukkah mitzvah project and enjoy one another’s company as we close out our 2016 school year ahead of winter break. We’ll send everyone off to wherever their winter break takes them.  What about you? Where will you be off to? Maybe a “stay-cation”. Celebrate!!!

P.S.  Yes, we know it’s a couple of evenings early, but we didn’t want to ask the town officials and Department of Public Works workers to come out on Christmas Eve, so it made sense to gather on our regular school afternoon to make the most of our celebration.