CAA Serves a Christmas Lasagna Dinner at The Community Kitchen, Thursday, December 17th at 4:45 pm

CAA will be preparing and serving the pre-Christmas lasagna dinner at
the Community Kitchen on Thursday evening, December 17th.

We could still use a few more bakers to prepare lasagnas; both meat and
vegetarian are needed. Each lasagna (when baked in the Community
Kitchen's "hotel" baking pans) will serve 20. The lasagna baking pans
can be picked up at the Community Kitchen ahead of time, and returned,
full of uncooked lasagna, by noon on the 17th.

While we are continuing to volunteer at TCK, the current policy is for
guests to be given their meals to go at the door by staff to encourage
social/physical distancing. Only takeout meals are provided. They have
asked us to provide three volunteers for each date we go. We are
scheduled to volunteer on Thursday, December 17th and 31st.

If you would like to lend a hand, please contact Gary Shapiro at
603.352.0440 or at

Thank you!!

Erev Shabbat Service, Friday, December 18th at 7:00pm via ZOOM

Rabbi Dan will lead us in blessings and prayers at this online Erev
Shabbat Service via ZOOM full of joy and peace as we welcome Shabbat as
a community.

Stick around after services to visit a bit with other congregation
members and guests!

If there's a particular reading in English or Hebrew that you'd like
to lead, please let Rabbi Dan know.

Go to to join in the celebration
of Shabbat with CAA!

Shabbat Morning Torah Study, Saturday, December 19tht at 9:30 am via ZOOM

Rabbi Dan will lead us in Torah study on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30.
We'll "virtually" gather around a table to discuss the Torah portion and
maybe do a little kibbitzing as well!

Go to to join in the Torah Study.

Religious School, Sunday, December 20th- 9:30 to 10:30am for grades 1-5, 10:15 to 11:30am for grades 5-6 via ZOOM

To help us teach our children in a way that will be more fun and
educational for them, we are have shifted to the following schedule. The
Zoom link will be the same for both age cohorts, and it will be the same
link we've been using.

9:30 to 10:15 -- Grades 1 through 5 with Rabbi Dan and Lainee
Our focus will be on Torah, Holidays and Jewish values, and we will
always learn a song with Lainee.

10:15 to 10:30 -- Community time with all grades with Rabbi Dan and
All students will come together for 15 minutes during which we will do
havdalah, practice some prayers, discuss important topics and make
announcements. Occasionally one group or another will lead a short
activity or make a presentation for the rest of the school.

10:30 to 11:30 -- Grades 6 and 7 with Rabbi Dan
We will spend the first 20 minutes learning the Torah trope and 30
minutes thinking about and discussing Jewish responses to big questions
and problems that are relevant to the students' lives and our society,
in general.

Mak'hela Virtual Choral Hanukkah Concert

The Mak'hela Virtual Chorus Chanukah video is here! It will be shown on
the Friday night zoom service this week, Dec. 11th. Mak'hela, the
Jewish Chorus of Western MA is conducted by our very own Lainee
Ginsberg. This video is the result of a many months-long project and
features choral and Klezmer instrumental pieces for Chanukah
celebration. It was released last Friday and, as of Tuesday, has over
900 views on YouTube! Let's make it go viral! You won't see Lainee's
face until the very end, but she was the music director, pianist,
arranger of the music, and sang all the vocal parts with the chorus!

To view the concert, go to:

We Are Here To Help!

If you need someone to go shopping for you OR if you are young and
healthy and available to shop, let us know! Our Caring Committee is
eager to help in any way possible.
Please contact Committee Chairs Paul and Elaine Bieber at 603-242-3521.

We're all in this together!