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Do our words and conversations matter?

 CounselingGuilty until Proven Innocent or is it Innocent until Proven Guilty? Even when someone is proven guilty does there exist "a public's right to know" all the details and facts or is this something that is not a good enough reason to publish and discuss stories and people?

Most media sources promote the public's right to know as being supreme to so many negative impacts that might result in publicizing certain info. Negative media stories definitely sell news and attract web traffic and perhaps even help certain media outlets stay ahead of the game.

When it comes to our own small world and our own social circle the questions don't really change.  To what degree are we meant to be mindful of how we talk about others? Do… Read More »

A Potato Cut in Three

Recently at our weekly Torah study class, one of the participants shared a few personal memories of what it was like to be a child during the Holocaust. One particular memory that stood out, was her memory as a four year old child of her joy and happiness when her cousin found a whole potato in a pile of garbage in the middle of their factory labor camp. Her cousin who was only a few years older than her, instantly cut up the potato into three pieces and gave one to herself, another cousin and kept one for herself.  It's a simple story, but it is very telling and powerful.

In Israel this week, the country went silent for two minutes as millions of people from around Israel, stop in their tracks, get out their cars on the highways… Read More »

Passover Recap

"In her 80+ years, my mother never missed celebrating Passover even in the most difficult and darkest years of the Soviet oppression, and that is why we made sure that my mother can join you here today to once again celebrate Passover". This was said by one of the family members of a participant at a Seder we held at a local Nursing Home this past weekend, along with multiple other seniors and their loved ones. It was a truly moving Seder to be with such a rich array of seniors with diverse backgrounds, histories and families, and it was beautiful to see everyone together around one Seder table celebrating the same age old meaningful traditions of Passover in such a joyful manner.

Seder 2.jpgI am sure that you too enjoyed meaningful and… Read More »

Camp Gan Israel Enrolling for Summer 2015!

Camp Gan Israel #2Camp Gan Israel of Sudbury now in its 5th year is now enrolling for our summer day camp which starts at the end of June. The Camp which is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world, enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. Last year's camp attracted over 40 local campers and this year we are expecting even more!

To find out more, spread the word, or sign up today, please visit www.cgisudbury.com or call 978-443-0110

Scribe Visits Hebrew School!

20150412_104706.jpgThis past Sunday, the Rabbi's father, Mr. Arieh Freeman of London, UK, who is a part time Sofer (scribe), came on a visit to the Hebrew School where he showed the students how this art is done, how he writes Mezuzot, Tefillin and Torah scrolls, as well as other info about this art.  

Our guest spent time in each class, presenting the work of the scribe and showed us feathers, parchment for writing, as well as samples of new and old Mezuzot and Tefillin.  

To see more pictures of this event click here. 

Community Yard Sale Fundraiser

YardSaleHeader.jpgThe Chabad Center of Sudbury invites you to visit and/or donate to a Community Yard Sale on Sunday May 17th. All proceeds of the sale will go towards supporting the important programs of the center.

Do you have good quality goods or useful items sitting around that you would like to donate to the Chabad Yard Sale Fundraiser?

All donations of quality goods are appreciated and Volunteer help will be needed to make signs, put up signs, advertise, set up, clean up, and for pre-event organizing.

For further info, to donate, or to volunteer, please contact our coordinator Fran Levy, at fran@chabadsudbury.com

Please note all donations and drop off of goods must be coordinated with Fran. We are unable to take certain items, please check with… Read More »

Condolences to the Litvak Family


BereavementThe Chabad Center of Sudbury extends its heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Dora Litvak and her daughter Galina, on the passing of their husband / father, Monya Litvak last weekend. Monya was a hard working immigrant from Ukraine who had witnessed the Nazi atrocities, but went on to raise his own family and eventually move to the USA.

Shiva services have taken place this week at their home in Framingham.

May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem and only know of good health.

 

"Judaism Decoded" Launching in May

jUDAISM DECODED.jpgChabad of Sudbury invites you to join us for a fascinating journey of discovery at our newest Adult Ed Course "Judaism Decoded" that will shed light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation and how the Torah and its ideas and traditions have unfolded and developed over time.

In "Judaism Decoded" we will explore questions such as how we know our interpretation of Torah is true? If it is true, why is it subject to differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations to choose from, how do we know which one reflects its original intent?

Discover the sheer elegance of the "source code" on which Torah law is built; enjoy the razor-sharp reasoning, intelligent debate, and compelling arguments of… Read More »

Holocaust 70 Years on!

Last night at our weekly class, one of the participants shared a few personal memories of what it was like to be a child during the Holocaust. One particular memory that stood out, was her memory as a four year old child of her joy and happiness when her cousin found a whole potato in a pile of garbage in the middle of their factory labor camp. Her cousin who was only a few years older than her, instantly cut up the potato into three pieces and gave one to herself, another cousin and kept one for herself.  It's a simple story, but it is very telling and powerful.

In Israel this week, the country went silent for two minutes as millions of people from around Israel, stop in their tracks, get out their cars on the highways, and stand… Read More »

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