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Zichrono L’Vracha, May His Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great saddnes that we announce the death of George H. Smith Jr., father of Erica Ferraro. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25th at 1:30pm at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington Street, Canton. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence Wednesday following interment, Thursday 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Friday 2-4pm, Saturday 6-8pm and Sunday 2-4pm and 6-8pm. 

The congregation offers its condolances to Erica, John, Isaac, Rebekah and their family.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


Special Service For All Ages This Sunday

Please join us Sunday, January 22  9:00 to celebrate peace and freedom and honor our sacred teaching that our actions matter.

On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend we celebrated Social Action Shabbat.  We honored our Family Promise volunteers who help homeless families get back on their feet.   We read the words of Dr. King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, an inspiring teacher who marched alongside Dr. King in Selma.   Also present were clergy and members from various Beverly and Wenham churches and the Zen Center – who led all of us in a communal prayer at the end.

When 6th grader Zoe Richard sang One Day, a song about the kind of world we want to create for our children and grandchildren, many people’s eyes filled with tears.

This has been a time of tremendous divisiveness in our country – and of fear for many in our own congregation.   This Sunday, I would like our community to continue with these themes of hope and peace – singing, telling stories, praying, and emphasizing that our acts of kindness and work for a better world can make a difference.


Social Action Shabbat This Frideay January 13

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., please join us for our second annual Social Action Shabbat. The Leah Shriro Memorial Award for Social Action will be presented to Arnie Cowan and TBA Family Promise Volunteers. We will pray, and learn, and sing and commit ourselves to the work of social justice! We will be joined by other clergy and volunteers from Bevely and beyond. 6:15 cocktails, 7:00 service and presentation,followed by dessert.
Please also come Monday – MLK DAY – 7:00 at First Baptist Church for a multi-faith event on homelessness, following our monthly responsibility for serving The Monday Night Supper.