Welcome to Kerem Shalom – Vineyard of Peace
Join with us for the
Installation of Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday Shabbat service, Saturday evening Installation Ceremony and Reception
On Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. our Shabbat Service will be followed by an enhanced oneg Shabbat. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, a mentor to Rabbi Darby, will provide the d’var Torah and join us for the Havdalah and Installation Ceremony and party on Saturday.
What is Rabbi Darby’s big request? Let’s DANCE! Saturday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m., get ready to dance up a storm! Kerem Shalom members John and Nina Englander’s cover band, Little Mo and the Seekers will provide a variety of fun rock, pop, blues and R&B dance tunes. Kerem Shalom members/musicians Lisa Marcus Jones and Jeff Nottonson will make special guest appearances to help Little Mo “raise the roof” for this very special occasion!
RSVPs are needed to attend either event by March 12th. Childcare available both evenings with advance request. If you did not receive an email about the Friday night Shabbat service or a printed invitation to the Saturday night Installation Ceremony, contact ksadminkeremshalomorg (ksadminkeremshalomorg) .
This promises to be a wonderful, historic weekend for the Kerem Shalom community!
|The installation ceremony and reception are free and open to the public with RSVP’s by March 12. Jewish tradition encourages the giving of tzedakah in honor of such lifecycle events. We would be delighted if you choose to make a donation in honor of Rabbi Darby’s Installation.Your gift helps ensure the future of our community.|
Our Own Rosalie Gerut Performs with Theodore Bikel
at the Boston Jewish Music Festival
On Saturday night, March 1st, our beloved Cantor, Rosalie Gerut, sang alongside Theo Bikel at the Berklee Performance Center to a packed house. Rosalie’s glorious voice rang out, singing in Russian, Yiddish, and English. She particularly captivated the audience with her song “Vilna” accompanied by The Bessere Velt Chorus of the Workman’s Circle of Boston. March 1st was proclaimed, by the City of Boston, as Theodore Bikel Day, and the Governor proclaimed March 2014 to be Jewish Music Month.
To see a full list of the Festival Events this month, click on: http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org
March 2014 Friday Shabbat Services
Open to the Community
Oneg to follow services. All are welcome!
March 7 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Mostly Music Shabbat with Rosalie Gerut & the KS Musicians
March 21 – 7:30pm – 10:00pm – Enhanced Shabbat Service (Installation Weekend)
March 28 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Shabbat Services with Rabbi Darby & Nancy Kaplan
Kerem Shalom is a diverse and welcoming, Jewish community located in historic Concord, Massachusetts. With many interfaith families, Kerem Shalom is a vibrant, supportive home for Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and ohavey Yisrael – those who are not Jewish, but love the Jewish people and support the Jewish choices of their families. We are strengthened by our shared heritage and the diversity of backgrounds, family composition, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, race and economic status.
While we are officially unaffiliated, our philosophy and approach to Jewish life are closest to Reconstructionism, which emphasizes the importance of Jewish community and peoplehood. We carry on our rich heritage through our observances of Jewish holidays, life-cycle events and the rituals and traditions of Jewish life.
For more than 30 years, we have been a home for individuals and families providing opportunities for prayer, child and adult education, and social action. Members come from as close as Concord, Acton, and Lexington and as far away as Newton, Cambridge, Tewksbury, Leominster, and New Hampshire.
Please look more closely at our worship; school; family and adult programming; and social action events here on the web site. Enjoy browsing and COME VISIT ANY TIME. Our services and events are open to all!
Contact the temple to receive more information, a copy of our monthly newsletter, The Grapevine, or talk to a staff member or congregant.
Please check our Fall list of Adult and Family Programming!
Kerem Shalom’s Monthly Holiday Preschool Program.
Starts in the Fall – hour-long program on Sundays. For more information click here.
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