"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.
Our COVID Committee has determined that it is in the best interest of our community's health to pause in-person Shabbat morning services through January 2022.
Please join us on Zoom (not live stream) during this time. Zoom allows us to enjoy community participation on Shabbat morning even though we cannot be physically together.
Join Rabbi Berman in a study of aggadic midrash, a distinctive, imaginative genre of rabbinic literature that reveals theological and philosophical insights about Torah. We will learn what it is and why it is so central to Jewish thought, practice and tradition. We will read classic midrashim in Hebrew and English, focusing in part on interpretations of the book of Exodus. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are in your Jewish and spiritual path and learning.
Please find our Adult Learning Program pamphlet for the coming year here. Rabbi Berman will also be teaching classes this year and will share more soon.
COVID-19 restrictions as of January 6, 2022 - Due to the incidence of the Omicron variant, for now all of our gatherings are online.
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 are reevaluating our policies as necessary with the changing virus rates in Newton, Middlesex County and Massachusetts.
Please help us uphold these policies to ensure the health and safety of our sacred community.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
Join by Zoom here
Join by Zoom 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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