Congregation Shaarei Tefillah Upcoming Events

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Shabbat Ahavat Tzion, Parshiot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, 9 Iyar 5777, May 5, 2017

OMER Day 24

Shabbat Candle Lighting before 7:31 PM

Please check the ERUV hotline at (781) 446-9797


Sun 5/7

8:30 AM Teen Minyan

Mon 5/8

5:15 PM Class for High School Students

Tue 5/9

7:00 PM Tai Chi

Wed 5/10

7:00 PM Movement and Balance


Azkara for Sandy Kranz

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7:45 PM Minchah

8:00 PM Maaariv

8:15 PM Azkara, lighting of ner neshama, with talks by Joanne Zayat, Dvora Corn, Rabbi Moshe Lieberman, Rabbi Dr.  Avi Rockoff, and Rabbi Benjamin Samuels, ending with kel maleh and kaddish derabbana

9:15 PM Refreshments and Opportunity to speak with Dvora Corn and Joanne Zayat.

LAG B’OMER PICNIC, Sunday May 14th!!!   All are invited to join in the festivities from 5:30-7:30 PM at a member’s home. Light Israeli dinner will be served. To help plan quantities, please RSVP by May 10th -go to

Sign up now for Graduation Shabbat, June 17 Please provide the names of your graduates for our graduation poster via the link below.  You are also welcome to forward the link to friends and family so they have a chance to honor the grads as well:

Yom Yerushalayim Shabbat Lunch and Learn, May 20    Join in a special celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim.  The program will feature a Dvar Torah by Rabbi Sharon Shalom followed by a sponsored luncheon and a selection of talks on Yerushalayim by Reuven Cohn, Deb Kram, Claudia Marbach, and Avi Rockoff. The event is sponsored by Sheila and Lee Mondshein on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.  

See this special video for some background on Rav Shalom:   
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Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for 8-12 Graders  in Honor of Yom Yerushalayim, May 19-20  Shabbat evening meal and tish at Shaarei, Shabbat meals at Beth El,Sign up

Annual Amen Meal, Sunday, May 21 at 10:15-12:45. 

We welcome new and past participants to say, "Amen" and share together our individual gratitude and deepest wishes for full lives for ourselves and our loved ones, as we bless various symbolic foods. Please RSVP with doodle by May 12, so we know how many women to expect.  This is a nice way to meet members in a warm environment, as well as share with those you already know.


If you are interested in sponsoring please let Lucy know--

If you are able to help with preparing, organizing, etc. the Amen Meal, please contact Ania --

Yom Yerushalayim 50th Anniversary Community Event, Beth El, Tuesday evening, May 23, co sponsored by Shaarei.  The guest speaker will be Rabbi Steven Weil, Senior Managing Director of the OU, who will speak on "The 50th Anniversary of the Event That Changed Jewish Destiny: An Analysis of the Six Day War".  7:00 PM Yom Yerushalayim Family Fair - activities for children and their parents and light refreshments, 7:45 PM Minchah, 8:00 PM Guest Speaker, 8:45 PM Maariv.

Red Sox vs. Phillies - Fourth Annual Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park, Tuesday, June 13, 7:10 PM  For the first 20 Shaarei tickets, you will receive a free Red Sox Cap written in Hebrew. Tickets are $52.  Make out checks to “Cong. Shaarei Tefillah”, Memo:  Red Sox Game, and mail to Lance Kawesch, 6 Garner ST, Newton, 02459.  For more info please contact Lance at or Cell 617 388 7171


On May 12-13, Shaarei will once again host about 25 guests from Yachad, along with their advisors and several Yachad staff members.  The Yachad guests will be included in our regular Shabbat program to the greatest extent possible, with the guidance of their personal advisors.  


We will have a lively Carlebach style davening on Friday night.  You're welcome to join in the fun!


Would you like to volunteer to help set up and serve food on the Shabbaton? Click her