Congregation Sha’aray Shalom turns 60 this year!!
Stay tuned for a schedule of events for our year-long celebration – Concerts, Learning, Special Services, Dinners and so much more…!
On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the CSS Mental Health Initiative Committee and The Men’s Club co-sponsored a Mental Health Initiative Breakfast featuring a presentation by Rose Cheyette, Manager of Community Education and Outreach for The Samaritans.
The presentation was informative, engaging, and thought provoking. Rose stressed the need to break the silence around the topic of suicide and discussed ways to initiate conversation and support. Rose covered many topics including a discussion of:
For more information about the CSS Mental Health Initiative or to join the committee please contact Rabbi Joseph
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
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Emergency Services Program Mobile Crisis Intervention
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SAVE THE DATE: The next program presented by the CSS Mental Health Initiative Committee
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 26th at 7:00 PM at the Temple
BY: NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Signing onto the Religious Action Center’s Brit Olam helps the congregation reaffirm our commitment to meaningful social justice work, grounded in our sacred and enduring Jewish values, and join a growing network of congregations working in concert to repair our world. The RAC developed the Brit Olam to articulate a long-term vision of a strong, networked Reform Movement acting to bring upon the world we want — a world filled with justice, compassion and wholeness. You can learn more at www.rac.org.
This was timely, as the Torah portion that week was about Noah. The religious theme pervaded the day. The Rabbi, Cantor, and religious school students studied Torah and learned about how Judaism teaches us to care for animals. The Rabbi and Cantor also offered a blessing for our pets, and said kaddish for pets we have lost. There was also a fun craft project making rainbow arks run by some of our teens along with the chance to make misheberach cards and thank you cards. In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, we raised money and gathered donations for the Scituate animal shelter, whose representatives informed us about the animals waiting for “forever” homes.
We can’t wait to do this again next year!