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YOUR GUIDE TO

JEWISH COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN THE SOUTH AREA AND BEYOND Included are resources serving the following South Area towns: Abington Mansfield Avon Marshfield Braintree Milton Bridgewater Norton Brockton Norwell Canton Norwood Cohasset Pembroke Dedham Quincy Duxbury Randolph East Bridgewater Scituate Easton Sharon Foxboro Stoughton Hanover Walpole Hingham West Bridgewater Holbrook Westwood Hull Weymouth Kingston At CJP, we know that community is central to Jewish life. Community connects us to one another and makes a big difference in ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. This guide was created to help you and our community, reap the many benefits of connecting with one another. For your convenience, organizations are listed by town. The activities listed for each represent only highlights and examples of organizations and offerings. Please feel free to contact the organizations directly for more information or to get involved.


BRAINTREE Temple B’nai Shalom CONSERVATIVE

41 Storrs Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184 781.843.3687 www.tbsbraintree.com Rabbi Van Lanckton, vlanckton@verizon.net PROGRAMS: }}

Men’s Club and Sisterhood events

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Annual craft show

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Adult education

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Hebrew school

BROCKTON Temple Beth Emunah CONSERVATIVE

479 Torrey St, Brockton, MA 02301 508-583-5810 www.templebethemunah.org Rabbi Ilana Foss, rabbifoss@templebethemunah.org Temple Administrator: Deb Kirsch Educational Director: Fran Litner PROGRAMS: }}

Book club

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Sisterhood supper

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Shabbat BBQ

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Religious school:

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Adult education

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Annual flea market/craft show

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Adult and family programming

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South Area TELEMyouth Teen Community Service


CANTON Temple Beth Abraham CONSERVATIVE

1301 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021 781-828-5250 www.tbacanton.ning.com Rabbi David Paskin, rabbi@templebethabraham.org Education Director: Melissa Rudman Blogs/Marketing: Adrienne Jacobson PROGRAMS: }}

Weekly Bible study for adults

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Religious school, starting with pre-K

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Book club

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Shabbat Unplugged

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Adult education

Temple Beth David of the South Shore REFORM

1060 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021 781-828-2275 www.templebethdavid.com Rabbi Emma Gotlieb, rabbi@templebethdavid.com PROGRAMS: }}

Family Shabbat service

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Family/adult education

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Religious schools, starting with pre-k

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Pot lucks

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Shabbat morning Torah study

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Tot Shabbat

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Social justice Shabbat

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Family programming

Orchard Cove, A Hebrew SeniorLife Community One Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA 02021  781-821-0820 www.hebrewseniorlife.org/orchard-cove PROGRAMS: }}

Lifelong learning programs

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Arts and culture programs

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Intergenerational activities

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Friday evening services


EASTON Temple Chayai Shalom REFORM

239 Depot Street, South Easton, MA 02375 508-238-6385 www.chayaishalom.org Rabbi Jodi Seewald Smith PROGRAMS: }}

Taste of Judaism

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Interfaith meetings

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Conversion classes

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SULAM (Source for Understanding, Learning and Meaning) religious school, preschool-grade 12

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Monthly “family exploration”

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Adult education

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Hebrew language learning

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South Area TELEMyouth Teen Community Service

HINGHAM Congregation Sha’aray Shalom REFORM

1112 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043 781-749-8103 www.shaaray.org Rabbi Shira Joseph, rabbijoseph@aol.com PROGRAMS: }}

Arts and culture programs

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Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Chavurot

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Religious school, preschool-grade 6

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Adult education, including Torah study and Hebrew

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South Area TELEMyouth Teen Community Service

JCC Early Learning Center

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Full- and part-week options

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Extended drop-off available

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Summer program


Hingham-Quincy Chabad ORTHODOX

101 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA 02043 617-850-5935 www.hqchabad.com Rabbi Shmuelie Bronstein PROGRAMS: }}

Chicken Soup for the Soul–Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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Torah study

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Family programming

HULL Temple Beth Shalom CONSERVATIVE

600 Nantasket Avenue, Hull MA 02045 781-925-0091 www.tbshull.org Rabbi Benjamin Lefkowitz, hullrabbi@hotmail.com Daily morning minyan PROGRAMS: }}

Torah study breakfasts

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Religious school, starting at age 4

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Adult education

Temple Israel of Nantasket (SUMMER ONLY) 9 Hadassah Way, Hull, MA 02045 www.templeisraelofnantasket.com Info, templeisraelofnantasket@gmail.com }}

Daily minyan

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Weekly Shabbat services


MILTON Temple Shalom of Milton EGALITARIAN

Contact Temple Shalom for Locations 617-698-3394 www.templeshalomonline.org Rabbi Fred Benjamin, rabbi@templeshalomonline.org PROGRAMS: }}

Book club

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Preschool tot Shabbat and story hours

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Religious school, ages 5-12

NORWOOD Temple Shaare Tefilah CONSERVATIVE/EGALITARIAN

(located on the Kehillah Schechter Academy campus) Two Commerce Way, Norwood, MA 02062 781-762-8670 www.templeshaaretefilah.org Rabbi Andrea Gouze, rabbitst@norwoodlight.com PROGRAMS: }}

Lunch and learn

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Adult education

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Cultural and social action programming

Kehillah Schechter Academy CONSERVATIVE

Conservative-affiliated K-8 Jewish Day School 1 Commerce Way, Norwood, MA 02062 781-769-5555 www.ksa-ne.org Co-Heads of School: Rabbi David Paskin and Nitzan Resnick Full-day secular/Judaic k-8 school program PROGRAMS: }}

Preschool and “Mommy and Me” programs

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Summer “Sheer Arts” day camp (ages 4–12)


RANDOLPH Temple Beth Am CONSERVATIVE/EGALITARIAN

871 North Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368 781-963-0440  www.templebethamrandolph.org Rabbi Loel Weiss PROGRAMS: }}

B’Yachad South Area Religious School

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Brotherhood

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Sisterhood

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USY Group

SHARON Chabad Torah Center ORTHODOX

162 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067 781-929-5440 www.chabadofsharon.com Rabbi Chaim Wolosow, chaimwolosow@gmail.com

Community Kollel NON-DENOMINATIONAL

74 Billings Street, Sharon, MA 02067 410-710-7000 communitykollelofsharon.info Rabbi Yitzi Weiner, rabbiyitziweiner@gmail.com PROGRAMS: }}

Ongoing adult and family education

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Lunch and learn

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iPad Talmud class

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Community-wide celebrations and siyums

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Arts and cultural programming

Congregation Etz Chaim ORTHODOX

74 Billings Street, Sharon MA 02067 781-784-7204 www.etzchaimsharon.org Rabbi Nisson Dov Miller


Congregation Kol Tikvah INDEPENDENT/REFORM

9 Dunbar Street, Sharon, MA 02067 781-784-0004 www.koltikvahsharon.org Rabbi Randi Kafka, rabbi@koltikvasharon.org PROGRAMS: }}

Community learning programs

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Social action

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Monthly “Tikvah tots” – preschool learning

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Weekly “Tikvah learning program,” grades 3-7

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Personalized b’nai mitzvah preparation

Temple Adath Sharon CONSERVATIVE

18 Harding St, Sharon, MA 02067 781-784-2517 www.templeadathsharon.org

Temple Israel of Sharon CONSERVATIVE

125 Pond Street, Sharon MA 02067 781-784-3986 www.tisharon.org Rabbi Barry Starr, bstarr@tisharon.og PROGRAMS: }}

Family and adult education

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Israeli dancing

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Wellness and creative arts programming

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Regular Torah study

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Religious school, up to 10 hours per week, grades 4-7

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High school of Jewish Studies, grade 8-12

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South Area TELEMyouth Teen Community Service

Hertz Nursery School

(located at Temple Israel) www.hertznurseryschool.org Director: Lisa Kritz hertzdirector1@mac.com }}

Preschool for children 2.9-5 years old

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Flexible options

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Summer program


Temple Sinai of Sharon REFORM

25 Canton Street, Sharon MA 02067 781-784-6081 www.temple-sinai.com Rabbi Joseph Meszler, jmeszler@temple-sinai.com PROGRAMS: Weekly Torah and Mishnah study Family programming }} Lectures and creative arts programming }} Drop-in baby/toddler play groups }} Weekly religious school, grades K-2 }} Twice-weekly religious school, grades 3-7 }} High school religious education, grades 8-10 }} South Area TELEMyouth Teen Community Service }} }}

Gilson JCC Early Learning Center (located at Temple Sinai) 781-795-4900 Contact: sharon-elc@jccgb.org

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Afternoon enrichment

Young Israel of Sharon MODERN ORTHODOX

100 Ames St, Sharon, MA 02067 781-784-6112 www.yisharon.org Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor PROGRAMS: Family and adult learning Scholar-in-residence programs }} Women’s learning programs }} }}

Striar Hebrew Academy of Sharon MODERN ORTHODOX

(at Young Israel) 100 Ames St, Sharon, MA 02067 781-784-8724 www.striarhebrew.org Head of School: Rabbi Yehudah Potok For toddlers-grade 6 Secular and Judaics curriculum }} Family educational and arts programming }} }}


STOUGHTON Ahavath Torah Congregation CONSERVATIVE

1179 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 781-344-8733 www.atorah.org Rabbi Jonathan Hausman PROGRAMS: }}

B’Yachad South Area Religious School

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Sisterhood

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Brotherhood

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Kadima and USY

Shaloh House CHABAD/ORTHODOX

50 Ethyl Way, Stoughton, MA 02072 781-344-6334 www.shalohhouse.net Rabbi Mendel Gurkow PROGRAMS: }}

Family programming

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Annual community dinner

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Preschool

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Sunday Hebrew school program

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Adult education programming

WESTWOOD Temple Beth David REFORM

7 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090 781-769-5270 templebethdavid.net Rabbi Wildstein }}

Adult education

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Religious school

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Scholar in residence events

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Youth groups for 3-6th grade, 7-8th grade, and high school


OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 630-9010 Fax: (617) 517-9160 info@jgateways.org www.jgateways.org Ensuring that Jewish children with a full range of learning styles, abilities and challenges succeed academically, socially and spiritually to their fullest potential.

Hebrew College

160 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 559-8600 www.hebrewcollege.edu Promoting excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity.

Hillel Council of New England

1320 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Tel: (617) 928-1488  Fax:  (617) 928-1482 www.hillelcouncil.org Providing a Jewish campus community to the majority of Jewish students who attend Universities and colleges in New England without the benefit of full time Hillel Foundations on their campuses.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 965-7055 Fax: (617) 332-9123 info@jbbbs.org www.jbbbs.org Enriching the lives of children and of adults by establishing and supporting one-to-one relationships with professionally matched, caring volunteers


Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston (JCC)

333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 558-6522 Fax: (617) 244-8290 info@jccgb.org www.bostonjcc.org Advancing the aspirations of families and individuals to enrich their lives, bodies and spirits, by providing the best in contemporary programs and experiences, informed by Jewish values.

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE)

30 Wallingford Road, Brighton MA 02135-4753 Phone: (617) 912-8400 Fax: (617) 912-8489 info@jche.org www.jche.org Building and managing affordable, non-sectarian housing for independent seniors in the Greater Boston area.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC)

126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 Phone: (617) 457-8600 Fax: (617) 988-6255 www.jcrcboston.org info@jcrcboston.org @BostonJCRC | facebook.com/BostonJCRC Pursuing social justice, ensuring a vibrant Jewish community and building a network of support for Israel through advocacy, organizing, service and partnerships.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS)

1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451 Phone: (781) 647-JFCS (5327) info@jfcsboston.org www.jfcsboston.org Caring for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. 

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)

29 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108 Phone: (617) 399-3131 Fax: (617) 451-9973 www.jvs-boston.org Empowering individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces.

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

1320 Centre St, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 244-6505 Fax: (617) 964-7055 info@synagoguecounsil.org www.synagoguecouncil.org Bringing Jews together across the spectrum of Judaism for learning, dialogue and collaborative action within a pluralistic organization.


ABOUT CJP Combined Jewish Philanthropies brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. We care for the vulnerable, forge strong connections with Israel and, above all, inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life and learning. In the process, we make a bigger difference in Greater Boston, Israel and around the world. For more information about CJP contact us at info@cjp.org.

For more information go to: for everyone: †

cjp.org jewishboston.com

for parents & kids: † cjp.org/families cjp.org/campers

for young adults: †

cjp.org/YLD TheNetworkBoston.com

for seniors: †

cjpseniordirect.org

for Israel advocates: †

cjp.org/israeladvocacy



CJP South Area Resource Guide