As part of TBA’s Social Justice Initiative to help victims of Domestic Violence, a staff member at The Second Step, Inc. asked us to help plan a Quinceañera for one of their Latina residents. As you are aware, we enthusiastically agreed and even offered to host the event at the Temple. A Quinceañera is a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday with cultural roots of Latin America but celebrated throughout the Americas. This birthday is celebrated differently from any othe
With guidance from Francie Weinberg our Youth Educator and The Second Step, our teens have been planning and prepping to make a quinceañera happen for a local teen. The big day is almost upon them and they are rushing to make sure the room is ready and perfect!
The weather did not deter our hardy cooks and bakers on Sunday, January 8. With TBA closed and no industrial kitchen available to cook and bake, we decided to divide and conquer: Debbie Hart-Klein, Bunny Aronson and May Balsam gathered at Debbie's house to make chicken pot pies and salads; and Jackie Dahlquist and David and Charlotte Levine were "stationed" at their home to bake yummy pineapple upside down cakes and pumpkin muffins. Thanks to Jackie and Eve Tapper for deli
As part of our Huggim night, some of our 6th and 7th graders chose to make nightlights to donate to a mom's group at JF&CS. Making the nightlights was a little more complicated than expected, with a lot of steps and some gluing fingers together, but the results were amazing. In the dark when finished, the students plugged their nightlights into the wall and were amazed by how well they turned out. The JF&CS moms and their children will be able to pick out their new nightlight
Recently our Grade 7 students made fleece blankets to donate to Boston Children's Hospital. We just received a thank you card. The blankets were very much appreciated. #untileverychildiswell #gooddeeds
Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman and several families made use of the Temple kitchen during the winter break to make soup. The soup will be delivered by Caring Community members to sick or recuperating congregants during the winter months. The group spent a few hours chopping, simmering and taste-testing the cream of root vegetable and chicken, pasta and chick pea soups. Thank you to the Nasisi, Lookner and Hicks families for their skills in the kitchen and most especially