Shalom Virtual Friends!
We are in the month of miracles, Kislev, less than two weeks away from the first candle of Hanukkah, and the devastation from the powerful typhoon Haiyan
reminds us that we are in need of the biggest miracle of all -- all of us human beings on this planet coming together to acknowledge at the depths of our souls the profound changes we are doing
to the Earth and its atmosphere and to work to change the trajectory of our actions.
In the short-term and in a tiny way, we can dedicate some of our personal funds to help out those in desparate need in the Pacific, but Hanukkah -- the time
when we tell the tale of one small amount of oil burning far longer than expected -- is an appropriate time to bring our own levels of commitment to the Earth and to peaceful and productive
relationships with others to new levels. As we approach and celebrate the light-filled evenings of the holiday, I invite you to keep your eyes and ears and hearts open to
thoughts, words, and images that can help you with this process. At the same time...enjoy the sunlight dancing on the leaves still clinging to the trees, and find energy and courage and
determination through all the things that nourish you personally.
Regular Shabbat morning outdoor services will be held November 16 and 23 and
December 7. See the schedule below for times and places. Please note that we have switched to our winter hours and begin at 10:30. Put on your warm coat and experience the delight of outdoor
A special outdoor Shabbat service will be held on the winter solstice, which falls on Shabbat this year. We will begin - at 7:00 AM - with a special sunrise experience of a Native American
site sponsored by SVT.
The Talmud class will meet November 17 - newcomers are always welcome and everything is in English. And if you would like to join the Introduction to Jewish Prayer class, please let me
The annual Wayland Interfaith Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday, November 24, and Ma'yan Tikvah will be represented, so I invite you to join me
You can support Ma'yan Tikvah with the purchase of a T-shirt as a Hanukkah gift or Cradles to Crayons with the purchase of a CD with stories from fabulous
storyteller Cindy Rivka Marshall.
Sunday, December 8 is the date for this year's LimmudBoston, and wonderful day of learning with all kinds of options of things to do. I invite you to put the date on your calendar.
Also below you will find a prayer for when you vote, two jobs available at the Rashi School, and information about the Parenting Through a Jewish Lens class to be held in Wayland starting in
Thank you to Dawn Dellasanta for her help with this month's news.
Shabbat shalom, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Thanksgiving