"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.
We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.
Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.
We are thrilled to share that we will be having our Shabbat Under the Stars once again this year! Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat in our courtyard, followed by a catered dinner. Our evening will closely follow our gathering and food policies for reopening that we have outlined above. This is always a very special Reyim community event, particularly this year, as we return to community. Please bring family and friends as we celebrate Shabbat. More details and some special program notes to follow soon!
RSVP to Jean Max here as soon as possible so we can begin our preparations for the evening! Please let us know how many are coming and any food allergies or vegetarian meals needed.
Our Reopening and Reentry Committee, together with our Executive Committee, has approved the following practices and policies so that we can gather together safely. (Please note: when we have programs or services such as the High Holy Days with a far greater expected number of people, we will have a modified policy. We will share modifications well ahead of time.)
These policies are based on the state's guidelines for houses of worship, high vaccination rates in Newton and surrounding towns, and low incidence of virus in our region. We will reevaluate our policies if the virus incidence rate in Newton, Middlesex County or Massachusetts exceeds 1.0. Please read and help us uphold the following practices and policies to ensure the health and safety of our sacred community.
As we face challenges of distance and illness due to COVID-19, we want to be sure to meet the needs that may arise for our community members. Please take a moment to complete this form if a need arises or if you feel you can support others needs. Responses are confidential.
In addition, you can find many more resources for mental health, emergency services, and parent coaching here.
We are committed to delivering 25 boxes of raisins and 30 boxes of cereal each month to JF&CS. Ordinarily our community would purchase these items and drop them off individually but given the current circumstances, we are asking our community to donate funds that we can use to buy the items. Any amount is welcome!.
You can use the PayPal button below to donate. Please indicate on the payment form ("Add a note") that this donation is for JF&CS.
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