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Celebrate Simchat Torah September 27-28

During the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Learn more.

Learn to Read Hebrew

Familiarity with Hebrew reading and common words can be a key to feeling comfortable in Jewish community and congregational life. Learn more and sign up for an online class.

Just Add Water: An Introduction to Mikveh

Join us on Thursday, November 18 at 8:00 PM EST to learn about the biblical roots of this ancient Jewish water ritual and experience a virtual tour of the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh of Greater Boston. Register now.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

B'reishit
בְּרֵאשִׁית
In the Beginning

When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2

Torah

Genesis 1:1−6:8

Haftarah

Isaiah 42:5-43:10

When

/ 26 Tishri 5782

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What's New

The More Torah, The More Life

September 23, 2021
When I became rabbi of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, NJ, I quickly discovered that some people in our community thought we were a church. Mail was addressed to “Monmouth Reformed Temple,” and letters were addressed “Dear Pastor.”

Creation, Chaos, and Children

September 17, 2021
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.

Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors

September 13, 2021
Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.
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