Congregation Shaarei Tefillah Upcoming Events

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RABBI Benjamin J. Samuels, PhD                                                                   Rebecca Kaplan, PRESIDENT

Parshat Korach 2 Tammuz 5778 - June 15, 2018

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

Community Mikvah open for Leil Shabbat Women’s Tevillah 

Yoetzet Halakhah Sarah Cheses (339) 364-2848 or via email at

Candle Lighting: 8:05 PM


Sunday, June 17

8:30 AM Last Teen minyan of the season. All welcome.

Monday, June 18

7:15 AM Daf HaShavua: Jerusalem Talmud, Masekhet Megillah

7:30 PM Israeli dancing for women and girls, Social Hall.  Contact Judith Aaronson,

Tuesday, June 19

7:45 PM Book Group meets in a member’s home. The book group is reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”. Contact for more details.

Wednesday, June 20

Annual Congregational Meeting: Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 PM.   

We will be electing our 2019 Officers and Directors at Large, as well as adopting the annual budget for FY 2019. Election of Officers and adoption of the annual budget are powers reserved to the Congregation so it is critical that we have a quorum.  Please make every  effort to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 PM Movement and Balance will not meet this week.

Thursday, June 21

7:00 PM Tai Chi, Social Hall - Note change in date for this week only

8:15 PM Daf HaShavua: Babylonian Talmud, Masekhet Megillah, with Rabbi Samuels


Taste of Me'ah  On Monday night, June 18th, we will host a free Taste of Me'ah program starting at 7pm at Shaarei Tefillah where you can learn about Hebrew College's popular Me'ah program which is a two-year commitment to spend 100 hours learning about Jewish History through text study. Ma'ayan's Me'ah track will begin in October in partnership with Shaarei Tefillah.

Shabbat, June 23 Last Middle School Kiddush Club for the year, All middle schoolers, including rising 6th graders, are welcome to join! (During Kiddush in the Bayit).

 Shabbat, June 23 Farewell Seudah Shelishit to our Israeli Friends

Guest Speaker, Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor, Shabbat Afternoon at 6:50 PM, June  30 (17 of Tammuz):  "The Symbolic Meanings of the Mikdash" As we begin the Three Weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Beit haMikdash, we will explore the multiple levels of meaning of the Mikdash according to the halakhic and kabbalistic traditions, for an understanding of what we have lost and a vision of its future restoration, speedily and in our days.  

New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative (NEYHI) of Ma'ayan Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses is available for consultation on questions regarding Taharat HaMishpacha (Jewish law relating to married life) and its intersection with women's health. She can be reached via phone or text at (339) 364-2848 or via email at The best hours to contact Sarah are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8PM to 10PM. For more information and to stay connected, please visit and sign up for the mailing list.