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70th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 70 years

We are excited to celebrate 70 years in the community and to look ahead to the next 70!  Here are some photos and videos

Sunday, May 31: Geshelin Event: Honoring retired Consumer Advocate and WCVB-TV News Anchor Susan Wornick with the Geshelin Humanitarian Award, and Arnold Zaltas with the first Bernie Sigalove Community Award!  The event was hosted by our own Harvey (Leonard) Moskowitz, WCVB-TV meteorologist.

Here is a video of the event

and a video of the Early Years of Temple Israel made for the event


March 5: Author Yossi Klein Halevi spoke here at Temple Israel

December 7  A special breakfast program sponsored by the Ark Builders with a lecture by co-author David Ball entitled, Building Community: Sacred and Secular.  Here is a video of the event.  The Ark Builders' Book is available through the temple office!

October 26 Tribute Brunch honoring Rabbi Laureate Harold S. Kushner

Article by Ann Green in the Jewish Advocate

Videos by Serge Kogan.  Note: the full professional video is available by DVD ($20) or in blu-ray ($25) in the office.

Barry Shrage Keynote

Musical Performance by the ShenaniGanns

Ark Builders' Presentation

Rabbi Liben Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Rabbi Kushner

Rabbi Laureate Harold Kushner Remarks


Photos including Rabbi Kushner, CJP President Barry Shrage, Rabbi Marc Baker, and the Gann Academy ShenaniGanns with Rabbi Kushner's grandchildren Carl & Chila Haber

Sunday, November 9, 7:00 PM: Jews in the Pews: A Portrait of Jewish America with Rabbi Daniel Lehmann & Rabbi Art Green

Tribute by Rabbi Liben