Thursday, May 2, 2013
Final Framingham Farmers Winter Market this afternoon, updates on Framingham Special and Annual Town Meeting, Discussion on Framingham Heart Study at JFS lunch at Temple Beth Am and Framingham Fire battled three major fires Wednesday all in today's column
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Today is the final Framingham Farmers Winter Market at First Parish In Framingham from noon to 5:30 p.m. The market takes place in the preschool building (not the church). Free parking. Pictured in today's column is Hedgie's Hot Sauce, which will be one of the vendors at today's market. If you stop by the market, tell them you heard about it from Framingham Patch. 2. The Jewish Family Services Healthy Aging program is holding a Healthy Lunch and Learn titled Lessons from the Framingham Heart Study: How to Prevent your next Heart Attack and Stroke. at Temple Beth Am at noon. William Castelli, M…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The festival begins at sundown on March 25 and lasts eight days. Passover is a festival of freedom that points to the universal longing for a better, freer and more just world.
This year, the Jewish festival of Passover begins at sunset tomorrow, March 25 and lasts until Tuesday night, April 2. The holiday is meant to be seven days, but there is a long-standing tradition for Jewish holidays celebrated outside of Israel to add a day. This is because, in ancient times, the Jewish year was not set according to a calculated calendar but rather simply by observing the status of the new moon in the sky, and there was some doubt as to when the holidays were. So, Passover outside of Israel is eight days long. The roots of the holiday are found in the biblical Book of Exodus, and tells the story of where God sends Moses to liberate the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Telling and retelling the story is in fact …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Temple Beth Am Brotherhood breakfast, Girl Scout Mass and RCN unveils new Brazilian packages all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Temple Brotherhood's breakfast this morning will welcome Daniel E. Levenson, Director of Public Affairs at the Consulate of Israel to New England. Levenson advises the Consul General on matters pertaining to religious and ethnic communities, and acts a liaison to such groups throughout New England. In this capacity he works closely with a wide variety of different organizations to help foster better understanding of complex issues affecting the State of Israel. He was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Harvard University, and previously served as an Assistant Director …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Temple Beth Am hosted a Purim Spiel Sunday.
Temple Beth Am hosted a Purim Spiel Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by a Purim Carnival. A Purim Spiel is comical Jewish theatrical production, where participatnts wear costumes that depict the characters in the story in the Book of Esther. Cantor Jodi Schechtman and teen and adult members of the Temple participated in the Purim Spiel. *** Thanks to Framingham Patch reader Craig Berkson, who is a Temple Beth Am member, for the slideshow of photos. Please feel free to upload your photos too!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
BroadSword will provide the entertainment at the state-wide celebration on Jan. 12 at Temple Beth Am.
The Framingham Democratic Town Committee hosting state-wide pre-inaugural celebration Jan. 12 at Temple Beth Am from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Band BroadSword, which includes Framingham Board of Health Chair Michael Hugo, will provide the live entertainment. Franklin Caterers will provide dinner. There will be an auction of political memorabilia, said Beverly Hugo. Many elected officials from across the state have been invited and are expected to attend, added Hugo. Tickets are $25 and are first come, first serve. There are a limited number of tickets available. To reserve space contact Mel Warshaw at email@example.com or 508-626-9265.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Speakers include State Treasurer Steve Grossman, Framingham's Mary Z. Connaughton and former Worcester mayor Jordan Levy; public invited but reservations required.
Learn more about Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren at Sunday's Temple Beth Am Brotherhood breakfast and speaker series. Speakers include State Treasurer Steve Grossman, representing Professor Warren, and Mary Connaughton (former board member of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and candidate for State Auditor) representing Sen. Brown. Jordan Levy, former Worcester mayor and Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Trustee, will offer political commentary and analysis. The event is Sunday, Oct 14 starting at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend, but reservations are required. Cost $12. Or join the Brotherhood at $70 for the year (seniors $45) and come to all nine breakfasts. To make a reservation for Sunday, call …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Make this holiday special with these traditional recipes and share some of your favorites.
This Sunday, as the day draws to a close, the Jewish community will ring in year 5773 as part of their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. The festivities will continue until nightfall on Tuesday, Sept. 18. High Holy Days schedule (all services at the temple unless otherwise noted) TEMPLE BETH AM Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” signals the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, marks the end, and together they are two of the holiest days for Jews. Like most New Year celebrations, Rosh Hashanah is a time of introspection and a time to bring about changes in the coming year. The traditional blowing of the shofar, or ram’s horn, during services on Rosh Hashanah marks a time…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The MetroWest Jewish Day School has an interim location this year in the education wing of Temple Beth Am.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Theo and Jonah Flaggert start their school year at MetroWest Jewish Day School. Theo is so happy to begin kindergarten in the same school where his brother is in grade five. MetroWest Jewish Day School’s interim location is in the education wing of Temple Beth Am in Framingham. The school's previous location, the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, is now hosuing Framingham Public School's preschool program known as BLOCKS.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Brophy Elementary School and Temple Beth Am Hebrew School are rallying around Framingham resident Terry Levin, 60, who has leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Brophy Elementary School library aide Terry Levin, recently diagnosed with acute myelogenic leukemia, is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Acute myelogenic leukemia is cancer of the blood and bone marrow, according to the National cancer Institute. Levin, 60, will be undergoing chemotherapy over the next few weeks and then will need a transplant. At this time, she does not have a bone marrow match. Two drives have been scheduled: "If you are willing to volunteer to see if you are a match, please attend one of the drives. It is my understanding that the test is simply a cheek swab to see if you are a match," wrote Brophy Principal Frank Rothwell in an email to the school community. For a dozen years, Levin has been working at Brophy …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association held a candlelight interfaith service at First United Methodist Church Sunday evening to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11.
Editor's Note: Out of respect for the religions and the service, Framingham Patch shot this video without light and captured images without flash. Participants in the service included: Youth from several faiths Youth from Boston Buddhist Vihara Rev. Debbie Clark of Edwards Church Rev. Sandra Bonnette-Kim of First United Methodist Church Rev. J. Anthony Lloyf of Greater Framingham Community Church Rev. Mary Francis Drake of Center of Light Rev. Peter Cook of Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ Cantor Scott Sokol of Temple Beth Sholom Shaheen Akhtar of islamic Center of Wayland Farah Hussain of Islamic Center of Wayland Ali Rabideau of Community United Methodist Church of Wayland Mallory Cohen of Temple Beth Am Cantir Jodi Schechtman of…