Monthly Archives: January 2022

Colleyville:  Trying to Find Answers

Join Cantor Reaboi for an open discussion about the hostage situation last weekend at a Reform Synagogue in Colleyville, TX.  Let’s seek answers, look to the future, and find solace in each other’s company.

Saturday, January 22nd at 7pm on Zoom

Zoom Login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88675928440?pwd=UkRVTEtmTDJHVzY4Yk8vZ3Z2bUpidz09

Meeting ID: 886 7592 8440

Religious School To Be Virtual This Week 1/13 & 1/16

Dear Parents,

The Religious Practices Committee met to talk about Religious School and the current COVID surge.  It was decided that next week, we will hold classes virtually.  Those days would be Thursday the 13th, and Sunday the 16th for the Family Tu Bishvat Experience.  After next week, the Committee will reevaluate the situation and decide about in-person vs. virtual classes.  The Committee will reevaluate and make decisions on a weekly basis.

Please know that the CAA Religious School cares for the health of our teachers and our students.  The teachers will contact you and plan accordingly for next week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either myself or the Religious School Committee Chair Stacey Gay.

Shabbat Shalom,

Cantor Colman Reaboi

All Synagogue Activities Moved to Zoom for January

Greetings,

Due to the surging numbers of Covid cases and the ongoing prevalence of the Omicron variant, the Board of Directors has voted to move all synagogue activities to a virtual format, with the exception of the religious school. These measures will remain in place through January 31, 2022 and will be reviewed at the next Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The health an safety of our community is paramount in the actions of our board and as much as we all want to worship together as a community in our beautiful sanctuary it is a time for caution. There will be additional information forthcoming in the coming weeks as the situation evolves.

Stay well,
Congregation Agudath Achim Board of Directors

Shabbat Rishona this Shabbat!

The first Shabbat of every month is Shabbat Rishona, a family-friendly Shabbat experience.

•Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:30 am, Congregation Agudath Achim
•Out of an abundance of caution, Shabbat Rishona will be on Zoom!
Please join us for a Family Friendly service, followed by a fun game of
“Jewpardy”.
•As a reminder, this is in place of Religious School on Sunday,
January 9th, so there is no school on Sunday.

Adult Study Opportunities for January

NEW! Evening Adult Study- Book Discussion:

In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be Jewish?” What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values?

Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm on Zoom /Dates:  January 11th, 18th February 8th (Purchase book on Amazon)

Please RSVP: office@tauntonshul.com or (508) 822-3230

Sunday Speaker Series- Sundays 9:30am-11:30am

January 23rd– Gordon Amgott: “States Rights Vs. Federal Rights over the course of our Country’s History”

Please RSVP: office@tauntonshul.com or (508) 822-3230

MOVIES AND MORE CLUB

The Movies and More Club meets monthly to discuss* the meanings of a variety of Jewish-themed movies and television series. We’ll also learn about notable Jewish actors, directors, and screenwriters.

Tuesday, January 25th 6:30-7:30

January Movie: “The Pianist”, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrian Brody

Please RSVP to office@tauntonshul.com or (508) 822-3230

*Please watch the movie before you come to the discussion.