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Temple Aliyah Shabbaton 2021

Temple Aliyah is Pleased to Invite You to Shabbaton 2021:
Jewish Responses to Disruptive Change
February 12 - 13
Come together with our friends from B'nai Tikvah of Canton over Zoom, for an exciting and stimulating Shabbaton experience!
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat, Enjoy Shabbat Dinner with Temple Aliyah friends, Listen and Learn, Join the Conversation!
Shabbaton 2021 is partially supported by a grant from the Martha and Max Rubenstein Family Foundation Trust.
We would like to thank our generous Shabbaton 2021 donors:
Karen Shapiro ~ Sydna and Steve Weinstein ~ Beth and Michael Moskowitz
Susan and Richard Kesner ~ Linda and Bruce Berns
Bonnie and Franklin Gold ~ Jill Jacobs and Fred Haber
Susan Maxwell and Ronald Waife ~ Laura and Howard Kaufman
Rabbi Leonard Gordon, B'nai Tikvah

Calendar of Events

Friday, February 12
Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:15 pm Click here to join us.
Shabbat Dinner with Breakout Room Option 7:00-7:30 pm
What Queen Esther and Rosa Parks Had in Common: 7:30-8:30 pm
After dinner, featured speaker Noam Zion will discuss:
Both Queen Esther and Rosa Parks came from oppressed communities. Both made the bold decision to stand up -- or, in the case of Rosa Parks, to sit down -- and be counted. What gave them the courage to accept their calling, and to risk their lives and those of their families? What emboldened them to confront hostile authorities? What did they draw on to persuade those indifferent to their persecution to intervene? Q&A to follow. Click here to participate.
Click here and here for the two documents that accompany Noam's Friday evening talk.
Shabbat, February 13
Shabbat Services 9:15 am Click here to join us.
The Power of Sisterhood in the Face of Oppression:
12:30-1:30 pm
Join our featured Shabbaton Speaker:
In the light of recent protests over systemic racial injustice, we will examine Exodus 1-2, in which Pharaoh's policies of oppression are confronted by a coalition, a sisterhood, of courageous women across racial, religious, and class divides. We will explore how these women challenge traditional gender assumptions and introduce a new, unique, female style of coalition politics. Q&A to follow. Click here to participate.
Click here for the document that accompanies Noam's Saturday afternoon talk.
No Sign Up Required for Shabbat Services or Lectures


A Help Desk will be available during the Shabbaton weekend. 

The Help Desk phone numbers are:

Friday Night:  781-449-4511
Saturday:  617-529-3670

Noam Zion is now emeritus at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem where since 1978 he has been a senior research fellow and educator. His popular publications and worldwide lecturing have promoted Homemade Judaism – empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism during home holidays – Pesach, Hanukkah and Shabbat. He is probably best known for A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah. He has also published study guides for day school teachers on multiple family conflicts in the Tanach. A fuller biography is available at


*Please note: a special ZOOM PASSWORD for this weekend,
including Shabbat Services, has been sent to Temple Aliyah members.
If you need the password, please contact the Temple office at (781) 444-8522.
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Friday, March 5 2021 21 Adar 5781