The Chaplaincy Interns at this summer’s program at Mass General Hospital recently visited the Boston Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish faith.  This is part of a wider interfaith effort between the institutions to foster interfaith understanding and spiritual sensitivity.

Other Comments

“Dear members of The Boston Synagogue, I enjoyed so much joining you for services during my recent trip to Boston. It was a treat to be with you and the Friday evening service was just the spiritual touch I needed. Thank you too for the challah for my family. Wishing you strength and the growth of your wonderful kehillah.”

“We’d like to thank you for the lovely Shabat we spent with you. We looked for a place for blessings and found a warm, welcome and interesting community. The blessings and food were excellent. We wish you long years of activity and hopitallity!” —- XXX, Israel

“Though I have lived in Cambridge for over 10 years and know some members of your congregation, this… was the first time I actually “got my act together” and attended one of your services, and they were wonderful. Often some of the best things in your community are right under your nose (or in this specific instance, across a bridge…)”

“… thanks for a terrific time in the Sukkah last night. I can’t believe how different this program is from the one the kids were attending before. XXXX said she read her prayers at the bima for the first time yesterday and all of a sudden, looking out at the chairs where her family would be sitting, she filled up with something, “joy” she thought it was. I look forward to seeing this “joy” develop as she progresses through the preparation in your worthy hands. Thanks so much.”

“Thank you kindly for your warm welcome to myself and my stepdaughter … when we davened Neilah with you yesterday. My husband … is recuperating from surgery in Spaulding and it is wonderful to have such a hamisch shul so close.”

“I wanted to thank you very much again for the wonderful Yom Kippur we spent in your company. Your warm hospitality made it indeed a very special one.”

“The enclosed is for the marvelous Shabbat dinner in your Sukkah and for the warmth and generosity of your hospitality to us and our British friends.”

“Yesterday I brought my … class to the Boston Synagogue … and I’m writing to thank you sincerely for your hospitality and receptivity…. The encounter at the Synagogue was exceptionally enlightening and meaningful… We sat in the sanctuary, took the Torah out, and experienced the Sukkah, the lulav and etrog, etc. My [students] were very stimulated and moved by the experience, a “first” for ninety percent of them. I … want to thank you and the rest of the Synagogue’s leadership, as well as your wonderful Synagogue staff, Noah and Deborah, both of whom were just terrific.”

The Chaplaincy Interns at this summer’s program at Mass General Hospital recently visited the Boston Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish faith.  This is part of a wider interfaith effort between the institutions to foster interfaith understanding and spiritual sensitivity.

Other Comments

“Dear members of The Boston Synagogue, I enjoyed so much joining you for services during my recent trip to Boston. It was a treat to be with you and the Friday evening service was just the spiritual touch I needed. Thank you too for the challah for my family. Wishing you strength and the growth of your wonderful kehillah.”

“We’d like to thank you for the lovely Shabat we spent with you. We looked for a place for blessings and found a warm, welcome and interesting community. The blessings and food were excellent. We wish you long years of activity and hopitallity!” —- XXX, Israel

“Though I have lived in Cambridge for over 10 years and know some members of your congregation, this… was the first time I actually “got my act together” and attended one of your services, and they were wonderful. Often some of the best things in your community are right under your nose (or in this specific instance, across a bridge…)”

“… thanks for a terrific time in the Sukkah last night. I can’t believe how different this program is from the one the kids were attending before. XXXX said she read her prayers at the bima for the first time yesterday and all of a sudden, looking out at the chairs where her family would be sitting, she filled up with something, “joy” she thought it was. I look forward to seeing this “joy” develop as she progresses through the preparation in your worthy hands. Thanks so much.”

“Thank you kindly for your warm welcome to myself and my stepdaughter … when we davened Neilah with you yesterday. My husband … is recuperating from surgery in Spaulding and it is wonderful to have such a hamisch shul so close.”

“I wanted to thank you very much again for the wonderful Yom Kippur we spent in your company. Your warm hospitality made it indeed a very special one.”

“The enclosed is for the marvelous Shabbat dinner in your Sukkah and for the warmth and generosity of your hospitality to us and our British friends.”

“Yesterday I brought my … class to the Boston Synagogue … and I’m writing to thank you sincerely for your hospitality and receptivity…. The encounter at the Synagogue was exceptionally enlightening and meaningful… We sat in the sanctuary, took the Torah out, and experienced the Sukkah, the lulav and etrog, etc. My [students] were very stimulated and moved by the experience, a “first” for ninety percent of them. I … want to thank you and the rest of the Synagogue’s leadership, as well as your wonderful Synagogue staff, Noah and Deborah, both of whom were just terrific.”

Feb 17, 2015

Rabbi Klein in Neighborhood Roundup

 

8/9/13

Boston Courant Article on Shul Architecture

 

6/14/13

Boston Courant Article: Boston Synagogue Celebrates 125 Years

 

10/10/11 – Daily Forward

Inspirational Yom Kippur at Occupy Wall St.

Getzel Davis’s Kol Nidre Dvar Torah

 

4/8/11 – Boston Courant

Passover Food Drive

By Ashlee Fairey

 

7/16/10 – Jewish Advocate

Maimo founder’s writings still inspire

David Fishman as editor of Joseph Soleveitchik’s Yiddish writings

 

3/26/10 – Boston Courant

Easter and Passover Dining

By Clint Hamlin

 

12/11/09 – Boston Courant

Boston Synagogue Food Donation to Jewish Family and Children’s Service

 

9/4/09 – Jewish Advocate

The Unlikely Rabbis

Profile of Rabbi Ben Lanckton and his father

 

5/3/09 – Blog from Taste of Israel Celebration

Cathy Huyghe, 365daysofwine.com

 

8/6/08 – Beacon Hill Sun

Back Bay neighbors turn Boston Synagogue into a virtual community

 

5/31/08 – Boston Courant

Synagogue Honors Its Young Leader

 

5/23/08 – North End News

Noah Weingarten To Be Honored By Boston Synagogue

 

12/29/06 – Jewish Advocate

Two Brothers Take the Lead (Noah and Adam Weingarten)

 

12/16/06 – Beacon Hill Sun

A Born Leader (Noah Weingarten)

 

9/22/06 – Back Bay Sun

Toward a vibrant trans-denominational Jewish community in downtown Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At The Boston Synagogue, we take our responsibility seriously to further the Jewish concept of ‘tikkun olam,’ or repairing/perfecting the world. A few years ago, we began to study what we could do to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption.

We joined the Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light consortium (MIPL) — a group of churches and synagogues that shares best practices on energy conservation, and have made a number of significant changes to make the synagogue more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.

Our biggest move was a complete revamping of our HVAC plant in stages over a two-year period. In 2010-2011, we replaced our 40-year-old commercial refrigerator and backup residential-grade refrigerator with Energy Star units. We also installed high-efficiency Light-Emitting Diode lights (LEDs) and high efficiency T8 fluorescents in all of our lighting fixtures — reducing our electrical usage on these fixtures by an estimated 68%!

Download the full report for an in-depth look at our efforts to go green.