The German speaking lands were the cradle and center of Ashkenazi Jewish civilization until the 13th and 14th centuries. In the wake of the Crusades, the Black Plague and unrelenting Christian persecution, expulsions and massacres, the center of European Jewish life and creativity shifted eastward to Poland. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, as Jews grappled with the new challenges presented by emancipation and freedom, the German speaking Jewish communities evolved new models of Jewish living, laying the groundwork for the development of the Reform, Conservative and Modern Orthodox movements.
Sisterhood Calendar of Events 2012- 2013 Saturday, Feb 9 – SH/BH Shabbat Wednesday, March 13 – Torah Fund Event Tuesday, March 26 – Passover, Second Seder Wednesday, April 24 – Night in town to see Book of Mormon May 9 or 22 – Spring Celebration May 29 – Wrap up Meeting **Additional SH/ Board [...]
Need to brush up on your prayer knowledge? See below to read Rabbi Gordon’s “Text on Prayer” from his Shabbat Summer Study, 5772: Text One: It will happen sometimes that as you sing, without intending it, you will spontaneously begin to speak words of prayer to God. If at first these words may be associated [...]
Friends: I am excited to welcome and introduce you to our new Associate Rabbi, Religious School Director, Director of Youth and Family Programs, Makor Teacher, and 5th Grade Teacher. Below are bios of our new hires, along with descriptions of their roles. These individuals are being hired as part-time employees and they will be executing [...]
Dear Parents, We hope that your summer is going well and that you are keeping cool during these heat waves! We are writing to you with several significant updates regarding the CMT Religious School. Please take a moment to read through them as there is important information regarding staffing, registration, and tuition rates for the [...]
A historic congregation with a bright future, Mishkan Tefila continues in its rich tradition of nurturing engaged Jewish life Together, we hope to impart the core Jewish values of chesed (loving kindness), tzedakah (righteous giving)
Our Hebrew School Welcomes You!
At Congregation Mishkan Tefila, we teach your children more than Hebrew. We give them the gift of understanding their Jewish identity.
Would you like to sponsor a Kiddush? Would you like to participate in one? To learn more, please contact Sharon Diamond or call (617) 332-5620.
We are delighted to be hosting LimmudBoston for the second year on Dec. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. LimmudBoston–a communiversity, a happening, a Jewish learningfest of culture and identity–celebrates lifelong Jewish learning in an annual, volunteer-run, day-long conference.
Mishkan Tefila is collecting cereal and kosher or vegetarian soup for Family Table. Please donate generously to our High Holiday food drive. We appreciate your support!