Shalom! Here at Wellesley we have a vibrant Jewish community with many ways to engage our hearts, minds, and souls.

We come together for communal Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Jewish learning, cultural events, and to connect with the wider Jewish community. We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events! Please be in touch with Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman with any questions. 781-283-2687

2017 Spring Events

Events are subject to change.

January

27: Welcome Back Shabbat - Hot Chocolate Bar

29: Welcome Back Bagel Brunch

 

February

1: Students who traveled to Germany on CJP "Together, Restoring Their Names" trip host the top German diplomat to New England

3: Israeli Shabbat dinner and hummus tasting with winter Birthright participants (as well as David Project interns) reflecting on their experiences

5: Bagel Brunch with Social Justice theme (making posters for protests)

7: Tea and Torah (Torah study for students, faculty and staff) with Rabbi Audrey 5:00-6:30

7: Open conversation with Efrat David, Director of Onward Israel 12:30-1:30 in Pomeroy

10: MIT Shabbat 250 

12: Birthright service project with JF&CS (Tu Bishvat seder at Congregation Shaarei Tefilah)

14: Lunchtime program with IsraAID 12:30-1:20 in Pendelton Atrium

14: Torah study with Rabbi Audrey 4:30-6:00

15: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives - lunch provided) 12:45-2:00

17: Shabbat (President’s Day weekend) - Russian food

22: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives: Reproductive Rights) 12:45-2:00

24: Shabbat - Asian Themed

28: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives: Climate Change ) 4:30-6:00

 

March

1: Second-annual Jewish Community Luncheon for Students, Faculty & Staff

3: "Avi Shabbat:" Day and evening of communal prayer and meals dedicated to intercultural and interreligious understanding between the Jewish and Muslim communities (supported by the Avi Schaefer fund, in memory of Avi Schaefer z"l, who dedicated his young adult life to coexistence work). 

5: Bagel Brunch

7: Tea and Torah for students, faculty and staff  4:30-6:00

8: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives - Immigration) 12:45-2:00

9: Hamantaschen Baking at Babson College

10: Shabbat @ Chabad (for area college students)

11: Purim Party @ Punch's Alley Pub (with Megillah reading, costume contest, and mask-making)

14: Tea and Torah for students, faculty and staff 4:30-6:00 

14: Cooking class with AVI Dining Services' Keith Tyger

17: Shabbat with the LGBTQ+ community  

19: Facilitated conversation on Israel with "Resetting the Table" (and Bagel Brunch)

21: Tea and Torah for students, faculty, and staff 4:30-6:00

23: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives - Gun Control) 12:30-1:20

 

April

2: Bagel Brunch

5: Lunch and Learn (Contemporary Issues - Jewish Perspectives - lunch provided) 12:45-2:00

TBD: Assi Azar presentation (gay Israeli TV personality and activist for LGBTQ community) 7:30-8:30pm - Babson

7: Shabbat 

10: Home hospitality for first seder

11-19: Passover Co-op

11: Second Night Community Passover Seder

14: Shabbat at MIT

21: Shabbat @ President Johnson's house

24: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) event (lunchtime) (Pendleton Atrium)

28: Shabbat 

30: Field Trip to Mayyim Hayyim Mikveh and Education Center (Newton, MA)

 

May

2: Yom Ha’atzma’ut - MIT

5: Shabbat 

12: Pre-concert Kabbalat Shabbat Event at Jordan Hall with Cantata Singers (coordinated with alumna Jennifer Hughes, Executive Director of Cantata Singers). Concert will feature Yehudi Wyner's Torah Service, Yiddish art song and choral music by his father Lazar Weiner, and Arthur Honegger's oratorio King David.