JCC Newsletter – Parshat Vayeshev

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate. Next up, Hanukkah! Craving potato latkes or sufganiyot? Check out Tori Avey’s easy-to-follow Jewish cooking site for how to make these treats along with many others.  

Join us for a joyous community sing-a-long with member Shari Berman on Sunday evening just after Hanukkah begins. Details below. 

Link to candle lighting blessings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1smnJipilukjxtTExxc_Nvpx2a7189ftp/view?usp=sharing

Link to song sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OAeqYHTuFbsMgUL_pQadCqlp89U6TFfd/view?usp=sharing


Please join us for in-person Kabbalat Shabbat services on December 10 and 17. 


Hanukkah Sing Along with Shari Berman

Sunday, November 28th

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Zoom


Meeting ID: 87141478217 

Passcode: 18 

Boston Vilna Shul Lecture Series: Navigating the Current Climate Through Judaism

Join Sarah Hurwitz, Chief Speechwriter for First-Lady Michelle Obama, in conversation with Rav Tiferet Berenbaum of TBZ of Brookline as they discuss Hurwitz’s memoir, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism

Friday, December 3rd

Time: 9:00am

Venue: Zoom (link provided after registration)

Prior registration required: https://vilnashul.org/events/event/navigating-the-current-climate-through-judaism

Lehrhaus Lecture Series presented by Jerry Rosenberg

The History of Jews in Japan

Thursday, January 13th

Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Venue: Zoom

Kabbalat Shabbat in-person

Friday, December 10th

Services: 6:00pm – 7:00pm  

Kabbalat Shabbat in-person

Friday, December 17th

Services: 6:00pm – 7:00pm


For those who have signed up, please remember to do your Second Harvest Food Bank project shopping. Box packing dates are December 1, 2, 3 and 5. Thank you for participating in this mitzvah.

Shabbat dinner bentos for takeout and other Jewish goodies are available for order from our website. Details here 



Rabbi Andrew, Tali and Asher will be away 11/22-1/20. We miss them, although not as much as their families have missed meeting their newest grandson.

We are rolling out several new features in the newsletter including a message from the board, featured members, a Japanese column and member recipes. If you would like to volunteer for any of the above, please reply to this e-mail.

Shabbat Parshat Vayeshev

Candle Lighting: 4:11pm 

Havdala: 5:10pm