Dec 17

MEME: Matzah Ball, it’s in the soup!

We know where the real matzah ball is this Channuka season!

Register for this Fri. night’s feast here.

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Dec 14

Channuka: Why the Candle?

Why the candle?

Chanuka power of a canldeOn Channuka, we light the candles for eight nights to publicize the miracle that one day of pure oil lasted eight days. I don’t get it! There was a huge military victory worthy of parades, fireworks, and the like. Why did the sages of Israel decide to place nearly all our focus of Jewish practice on lighting a candle. In fact, the sages thought it was so important to publicize this miracle that Jewish law necessitates that a person must sell his clothing to acquire enough oil for one candle. We see this level of importance also by publicizing the miracle of leaving Egypt with our four cups of wine on Passover. So, why all this focus on the candle?

The Maccabees were Kohanim (Temple Officials) who served in the Temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago. They were also the one’s who lead the charge against the invading Greeks who threatened freedom of religious practice in the land of Israel through committing horrendous acts and specifically outlawing the practice of Torah and mitzvot. These Kohanim who lead the charge on the battle field were the most likely to attribute the victory to their own might, brilliance and strategies. That is why it was the Temple Officials were the one who discovered the oil. The miracle of the oil was a door to door delivery for those who might need it most as a reminder that the G-d above time and space, the G-d of Israel, is calling the shots and is the one who once again enabled our victory enabling us to practice our religion freely. The name Chanu means “they rested” and the letters Chaf Hey means “25.” Accordingly, Channu-ka is a celebration that they rested from war and religious oppression on the 25th of Kislev. May we all experience a peaceful Channukah and truly appreciate the ability to light our candles free from oppression.

(Based on Sifsei Chaim)

 

 

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Nov 30

Shabbos Channukah @ JPULSE, Dec. 19th

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FRI NIGHT FEAST

 

Warning: These events sell out well in advance. Get tickets now.
Join 60 friends (20′s & 30′s) for a feast fit for royalty. Meet old friends and new as we enjoy the majesty of Shabbos.*

4:00 p.m. Candle Lighting Ceremony, Mincha & High Energy Kabbalat Shabbat
5:30 p.m. Channuka Latke Kiddush/Meet & Greet
7:00 p.m. Feast

There is only room for 60 friends. $20 registration required. Tickets will not last!
 
register now
 

KIDDUSH @ JPULSE

Join us Sat. at 11:15 am for a Kiddush/Luncheon.

* Overnight hospitality available.

 

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Nov 30

JED: “Is Torah Divine?” on Thurs., Dec 4th


Enjoy an elegant reception with delicious delicacies and drinks followed by a fun, entertaining and insightful talk presenting a rational approach to Torah’s Divine origin. Discovery Seminars have been regularly attended by close to 10,000 people annually across the globe.Bergstein thumbnail 2

  • Chicken Kebab
  • Beef Kebab
  • Roast
  • Drinks
  • Delicacies

 

74 Corey Road
Second Floor
Brighton, MA 02135

Schedule

6:45 pm Reception

7:45 pm Talk: “Is Torah Divine” presented by Aish Discovery

 

Registration required

$10 online or  $20 at the door.

register now

 

 

 

 

 


Discovery’s presenters, a team comprised of physicists, mathematicians, lawyers, doctors, psychologists and professors, are all volunteers. Through the warm, entertaining and nonjudgmental atmosphere, audiences discover that Judaism has the tools for enhancing one’s self-esteem, personal power and enjoyment of life. Discovery has been translated into Russian, German, Hebrew, Spanish and French.

 

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Nov 20

Hangout @ JPULSE: The Paradox of Anger

Youtube Thumbnail Hangout Anger copyWe all loose our temper once in a while. This Hangout gives practical tools on turning those moments into a springboard for personal growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 19

MEME: Shabbos is a time to be together

Shabbos is a time to be together.

 

 

 

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Nov 12

Welcome Rabbi Mati and Mrs. Chaya Esther Miller

Welcome to Boston!

We are so excited to have the Miller family here in Boston! The Millers bring a tremendous warmth and relaxed vibe to our sometimes over caffeinated team. The Miller’s live in Malden which is just 10 min. by train from downtown Boston and will be meeting and learning with people throughout Greater Boston. The Miller’s will be joining us for Shabbos @ JPULSE and will be hosting their own Shabbos dinners in their home in Malden which can seat plenty of people comfortably. Our North Shore office and outreach center will be located at Beth Israel of Malden (10 Dexter Street, Malden, MA). Rabbi Miller is a tremendous musician and loves to jam out as well so we are especially looking forward to rocking out 5775 together!

 

Fun video tour of Malden with Rabbi Mati Miller.

 

Rabbi Mati Miller

Miller - Copy copyRabbi Miller is probably one of the most laid back Rabbi’s you’ll meet. He brings more than a decade of intensive study in Israel under the outstanding tutelage  of Torah luminaries such as Rav Tzvi Kushelevsky, shlita and Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz, shlita.  Rabbi Miller is an avid musician and enjoys chilling out with Jews from all backgrounds.

Rabbi Miller and his wife Chaya Esther (Burnham) and their precious children live in Malden and love hosting guests for Shabbos. Rabbi Miller teaches throughout Greater Boston so hit him up for a coffee or beverage of your choice: miller@jpulse.org.

 

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Nov 11

Shabbos @ JPULSE: Nov. 21st

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Warning: These events sell out well in advance. Get tickets now.

Join 60 friends (20′s & 30′s) for a feast fit for royalty. Meet old friends and new as we enjoy the majesty of Shabbos.*

 

4:00 p.m. Mincha & High Energy Kabbalat Shabbat

5:00 p.m. Meet & Greet

7:00 p.m. Feast

 

There is only room for 60 friends. $18 registration required. Tickets will not last!
 
register now
 

KIDDUSH @ JPULSE

Join us Sat. at 11:15 am for a Kiddush/Luncheon.

 

* Overnight hospitality available.

 

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Oct 31

VID: Setting Goals while Staying Happy

Goal setting can be self destructive if it is approached with the wrong mindset. This quick video reconciles two apparently opposite approaches to setting goals which lead to happier, more productive lives.

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Oct 31

MEME: Keep Calm and Wear Tefillin

Keep Calm and Wear Tefillin. Would you like to learn more about this incredible mitzvah? info@jpulse.org

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