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Lexington Massachusetts was settled in 1642 and was incorporated in 1713. Lexington is an affluent community that prides itself on the beauty of its town owned land, as well as the excellence of its public school system and the safety of its residents. The town is home to conservation lands and many parks and also museums and libraries that all provide exceptional opportunities for cultural and recreational activities. The town’s physical location provides easy access to Boston and all of New England.

Lexington’s citizens give particular attention to preserving the town’s rich historical importance as the birthplace of the American Revolution. The annual Patriot’s Day celebration in April is complete with a re-enactment of Paul Revere’s ride and the battle with the British.

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Menopause, The Musical
When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
The Contemporary Art of Nature: Mammals by E. Ashley Rooney
June 13 July 12, 2015 Reception Sat., June 13 3pm 5pm Free Ashley Rooney, a well-known Lexington resident, is the author of over 40 fascinating books. Come see artwork by 17 artists from the Northeastern section of her most recent publication, The Contemporary Art of Nature: Mammals, at Francesca Anderson Fine Art, 56 Adams St., Lexington, MA. Artists Jeffrey Briggs, Donna Dodson, Ronnie Gould, Peter DeCamp Haines, Wendy Klemperer and Morris Norvin are exhibiting their sculptures of horses, French bull dogs, terriers, elephants, porcupines, reindeer, foxes and much more. Paintings of sheep, dogs, horses, farm animals, etc. will be on display courtesy of artists Sandra Blair, Resa Blatman, Elli Crocker, Gay Freeborn, Sarah Hauser, Cheryl Hochberg, Susan Jamison, Shelly Reed, Amy Ross and Lynnette Shelley. There is a wonderful range of styles in this large show on both floors of the gallery, from the gorgeous bronze abstract sculptures of Peter DeCamp Haines to the wonderfully bright and fanciful paintings of Don Cadoret to the ultra realistic mixed media paintings of sheep by Cheryl Hochberg. There is definitely something for everyone in this fantastic show! Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat 10am 5pm, Sundays 12pm 5pm For more information email Francesca@PortraitsNorth.com or call 781.862.0660.

When: Jul 7, 2015 7 PM to Jul 8, 2015 2 AMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19 )
Youth Etiquette Classes
Monday August 10, 2015

The Etiquette Academy of New England will be offering their notable youth etiquette classes from August 10th to 15th at Lexington Montessori School.

The Etiquette Academy of New Englands 6-day etiquette program for grades 2 to 8 cover topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, and more.

Programs are specifically developed for each age group, taught in a fun and interactive way, and the final class takes place at a local upscale restaurant where students get to show off their newly perfected skills!

The program has received outstanding reviews from parents, teachers and yes-even students.

Mind Your Manners (grades 2-4) will take place from 12pm to 1:25pm and Etiquette for Middle Schoolers (grades 5-8) from 1:30pm to 3:40pm.

Give your child the skill set to succeed as tomorrows leaders. Trust us - your child will thank you (eventually).

This is the first time The Academy will be offering etiquette classes to the public in Lexington, MA.

Lexington Montessori School is located at 130 Pleasant St., Lexington, MA 02421. For more information and to enroll visit www.theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617.608.3920.

About The Etiquette Academy of New England

The Etiquette Academy of New England is an academic institution dedicated to enhancing social skills, improving communication techniques, and developing leadership qualities necessary to succeed personally and professionally.

Included in The Best of the New for 2012 by Boston Globe Magazine they are committed to offering the highest quality programs in the fields of contemporary etiquette, protocol, communication and social skills development. They offer classes and workshops for adults and youth, and partnerships to schools, higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, restaurants, businesses and more.


www.theetiquetteacademy.org
Location: Lexington Montessori School

When: Aug 10, 2015 1 PM to Aug 10, 2015 3:40:00 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13 )
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy
Sunday May 1, 2016
8:00 PM

Described as One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac, you dont have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!


www.CaryHallLexington.com
Location: Cary Hall

When: May 1, 2016 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 May 2016 20 )
Phil Vassar
Sunday February 14, 2016
8:00 PM until 11:00 PM

Country star Phil Vassar comes to Cary Hall for Valentines Day. An award-winning singer-songwriter, Vassar has scored country hits with Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, In A Real Love and many more.


www.CaryHallLexington.com
Location: Cary Hall

When: Feb 14, 2016 8 PM to Feb 14, 2016 11 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Feb 2016 20 )
LEXINGTON ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY 11th Annual Artisans Market
The Parsons Gallery hosts a Summer Exhibit. Original arts and crafts created by artists from our 9 Guilds: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay/Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts and Basketry, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers Guilds. On Tent Day, Saturday, August 1st, artists will be on hand to discuss their work and the many benefits of membership in the Society. Its a great chance to shop locally and select from hundreds of unique creations by local artists. Perhaps you will feel inspired to take a class or attend some of the many exhibits, demonstrations, sales or other events held throughout the year at the Society. Included on the August 1st, Tent Day, Siraco Sharpening Service, will hold a same day sharpening of knives, scissors, garden implements from 10am to 4 pm. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12-4pm, Friday: 12-8pm & Saturday 10-4pm. * Gallery is open Mondays for this exhibit. Admission and Parking are free for all exhibits. For more information and further events, visit our website at www.LACSma.org , on Facebook, or call 781.862.9696

When: Jul 27, 2015 12 PM to Jul 27, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12 )
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society NEW SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Relax! Enjoy! Be Creative! Register Now for a Great New Selection Registration is now available for a great new selection of Classes and Workshops for Adults and Teens offered at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Jewelry & Silversmithing, Decorative Arts, Chinese Calligraphy, Family Stories through Art, Creating with Natural and Found Objects, Zentangle, Upholstery 101, Figure Drawing and many more! Adding art enriches our lives! Work with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they guide everyone from the novice to the advanced in enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic experience. Classes fill up quickly so stop by the Society Office, call 781 862 9696 or visit our website at www.LACSma.org for a detailed listing of selections, dates, times and fees (become a member for reduced fees.) The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) regional education organization.

When: Jul 10, 2015 9 AM to Jul 10, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09 )
Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts
Tuesday June 30, 2015
7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 7:15 PM. Concerts continue every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, with the final concert on Tuesday August 18, 2015. Concerts are held at the Levi Burnell Bandstand in Hastings Park, at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and the bandstand park area is handicapped accessible. Programs include marches, show tunes, Dixieland, and classical arrangements for band. Bring a blanket or chair, and bug spray. Many people also bring picnic dinners. For more information, visit our web site at www.lexbicband.org or call

781-698-4647, after 5 p.m. on the day of the concert for cancellation information.


http://www.lexbicband.org
Location: Hastings Park Bandstand

When: Jul 7, 2015 7:15:00 PM to Jul 7, 2015 8 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:15:00 )
Wiera and Alex Malozemoff, "Birthmarked for Freedom"
When: Aug 25, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19 )
Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park
When: Jul 9, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19 )
Lexington Summer Concert Series
Ages:All ages

The Lexington Summer Concert Series takes place on the lawn of the Lexington Visitors Center. All shows are free.

Performance schedule:

July 10: 215th Army Band
July 17: The Corvairs
July 24: The Tim Gartland Group
July 31: The Atlantic Ave Band
August 7: Ben Rudnick and Friends
August 14: JumpinJuba
August 21: Soft Touch Dance Band
August 28: Boston Blackthorne



When: Jul 10, 2015 6 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18 )
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm In Therapy
When: May 1, 2016 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 May 2016 15 )
Simply Worship 2015
Simply Worship is a one-day event packed with biblical and practical training and encouragement for worship and tech leaders.

When: Oct 24, 2015 8 AM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08 )
Hot Peas N Butter
When: Nov 22, 2015 4 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16 )
The Capitol Steps
When: Apr 3, 2016 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Apr 2016 15 )
Hot Peas N Butter
When: Nov 22, 2015 1 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13 )
Irish Dance Classes for adults and children
Join our intergenerational Irish dance community! Now registering for Fall 2015. Weekly classes for children and adults the whole family is welcome! are held in Lexington and Arlington, MA, taught by Rebecca McGowan. Enjoy traditional solo and social dances to lively Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes! This unique, non-competitive Irish dance program nurtures joyful, expressive dancing. It challenges students to increase their strength and coordination, supported in a fun community of dancers. Children: Wednesdays 5-6 pm Lexington Adults: Wednesdays 6-7 pm Lexington Adults: sean-ns and step dance, Thursdays 6-7 and 7-8 pm in Arlington More information and registration: RebeccaMcGowan.wordpress.com McGowanIrishDance@gmail.com

When: Sep 16, 2015 5 PM to Sep 16, 2015 7 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17 )
Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts
When: Jul 7, 2015 7:15:00 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:15:00 )
Lextopia: Lexington's Launch of mid-Century Modern

Jun 27, 2015: 1 pm - 5 pm (Sat)



When: Jul 4, 2015 1 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13 )
Gizmo Guys
When: Mar 6, 2016 2 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14 )
Late Night Catechism Lexington
When: Mar 5, 2016 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20 )
Vienna Boys Choir Lexington
When: Dec 6, 2015 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15 )
Ronan Tynan
When: Mar 13, 2016 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15 )
Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas
Set in a remote Irish farmhouse on a wintry night, A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, dancing, and stories.

When: Dec 13, 2015 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Dec 2015 20 )
Hot Peas 'N Butter
Founded by Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, these Nickelodeon/Noggin TV favorites, whom the Los Angeles Times lauded for their "hot and mellow multicultural groove," are a unique, world-pop, familyoriented, musical group that brings fans to their feet.

When: Nov 22, 2015 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20 )
Don McLean
This folk-influenced singer-songwriter is best known for his songs "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," "Crying," "Since I Don't Have You," and the iconic "American Pie."

When: Nov 15, 2015 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20 )
Menopause The Musical Lexington
When: Oct 25, 2015 2 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14 )
Don McLean
When: Nov 15, 2015 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 15 )
Empow Camp - Lex 7/6
Monday July 6, 2015
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects.

This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.


Register via link
Location: Empow Studios 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Lexington, MA 02420

When: Jul 6, 2015 9 AM to Jul 6, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09 )
Crushing Cancer 4 Kids 5K Run/Walk
Saturday September 12, 2015
8:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Crushing Cancer 4 Kids is in its 3rd year of fundraising for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The owners of Fitness Together in Lexington, Kerri and Julie Powers, have organized this road race as a fun and healthy way to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. This Run/Walk can be enjoyed by the competitive types as well as those that just want to get out and walk through pretty neighborhoods with their family and/or friends and help bring people together for a great cause. Join us!


http://www.crushingcancer4kids.com
Location: 59 Worthen Rd - Grace Chapel

When: Sep 12, 2015 8 AM to Sep 12, 2015 11 AMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08 )
20th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run
Sunday November 1, 2015
9:30 AM until 2:00 PM

The 20th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Lexington High School. Since its inception in 1996, the Genesis Battlegreen Run has been established as one of the most popular road races in New England.

This event is unlike any other racing event from start to finish. Rene Rancourt, voice of the Boston Bruins, gets things underway with a stirring rendition of our National Anthem. Then the muskets fire, courtesy of the Lexington Minute Men, sending runners on their way. After finishing, runners indulge in a post race buffet which includes generously donated food from over 50 local restaurants and vendors. The Genesis Battlegreen Run has become a Lexington tradition, offering scenic, challenging courses, food, awards, entertainment and family fun!

Proceeds from the Genesis Battlegreen Run help fund the Battlegreen Run Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. The Foundation helps provide support for:

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston
  • Ovarian Cancer Education Awareness Network (OCEAN @ Mass General Hospital)
  • The Pauline Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund (Local scholarship fund)
  • The Genesis Community Fund (Provides aid grants and need-based scholarships to local residents)

This being the 20th Annual Battlegreen Run, we hope to make this event bigger and better than ever! We expect over 800 runners and over 100 volunteers to participate in the following events:

  • Boston Volvo Family Fun Run 11:15 AM (free of charge)
  • Memorial Cancer Walk 5K 12:00 PM ($20 per student (18 & under), $20 per participant by August 1, $25 per participant August 2 October 28, $30 per participant October 29 November 1)
  • Ralph Lord Memorial 5K Run 12:15 PM ($20 per student (18 & under), $20 per participant by August 1, $25 per participant August 2 October 28, $30 per participant October 29 November 1)
  • Genesis Battlegreen 10K Run 12:15 PM ($20 per student (18 & under), $20 per participant by August 1, $25 per participant August 2 October 28, $30 per participant October 29 November 1)

To register or learn more, visit the Battlegreen Run Foundation website or email info@battlegreenrunfoundation.org


http://www.battlegreenrunfoundation.org
Location: Lexington High School

When: Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to Nov 1, 2015 2 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09 )
Empow Camp: Minecraft Edition @ Empow's Studio in Lexington
Grab your pick axe and join your fellow Minecraftians for a week of game design, world creation, exploration, and modding madness. Campers will contribute to and create unique and amazing worlds that can be taken home and played on a personal Minecraft account. The virtual world combines with the physical when participants test game mechanics in the real world (an outdoor game of capture the flag or a scavenger hunt anyone?) and craft their own Minecraft gear using customized paper craft, perler beads, and other supplies. Campers can use their own Minecraft account or a temporary account from Empow Studios (no additional charge). All levels are welcome. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jul 27, 2015 9 AM to Jul 27, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 7/13 @ Lexington Studio
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jul 13, 2015 9 AM to Jul 13, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09 )
A Christmas Carol Lexington
When: Dec 11, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19 )
Phil Vassar
When: Feb 14, 2016 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Feb 2016 20 )
A Celtic Christmas
When: Dec 13, 2015 3 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15 )
Test 2


When: Aug 5, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19 )
The Capitol Steps
Sunday April 3, 2016
8:00 PM

For over 30 years, The Capitol Steps have been lampooning politicians with their unique brand of satirical
songs. They have been featured on PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC and have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Mock the Vote.


www.CaryHallLexington.com
Location: Cary Hall

When: Apr 3, 2016 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Apr 2016 20 )
Handel Israel in Egypt
When: Jan 29, 2016 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/3 @ Lexington Studio
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 3, 2015 9 AM to Aug 3, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/10 @ Lexington Studio
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 10, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp: Minecraft Edition, week of 7/27 @ Lexington Studio

Grab your pick axe and join your fellow Minecraftians for a week of game design, world creation, exploration, and modding madness. Campers will contribute to and create unique and amazing worlds that can be taken home and played on a personal Minecraft account.

The virtual world combines with the physical when participants test game mechanics in the real world (an outdoor game of capture the flag or a scavenger hunt anyone?) and craft their own Minecraft gear using customized paper craft, perler beads, and other supplies. Campers can use their own Minecraft account or a temporary account from Empow Studios (no additional charge). All levels are welcome.

This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.



When: Jul 27, 2015 9 AM to Jul 31, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/17 @ Lexington Studio
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 17, 2015 9 AM to Aug 17, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 7/20 @ Lexington Studio
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jul 20, 2015 9 AM to Jul 20, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09 )
Perfect Mark


When: Sep 1, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19 )
Perfect Mark


When: Aug 11, 2015 7 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19 )
Empow Camp - Minecraft Edition, Lex 7/27
Monday July 27, 2015
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Grab your pick axe and join your fellow Minecraftians for a week of game design, world creation, exploration, and modding madness. Campers will contribute to and create unique and amazing worlds that can be taken home and played on a personal Minecraft account.

The virtual world combines with the physical when participants test game mechanics in the real world (an outdoor game of capture the flag or a scavenger hunt anyone?) and craft their own Minecraft gear using customized paper craft, perler beads, and other supplies. Campers can use their own Minecraft account or a temporary account from Empow Studios (no additional charge). All levels are welcome.

This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.


Register via link
Location: Empow Studios 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Lexington, MA 02420

When: Jul 27, 2015 9 AM to Jul 27, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09 )
Teaching at the End of Shloshim: Living a Good Life
Dear friends, As many of you know, I recently lost my mother, Melanie Hope Ruderman Starkweather. I count myself blessed in many ways to be a part of the Isaiah community. It is easy to notice those blessings with simchas and happy events, but the blessings are most profoundly felt at times of sorrow. I want to thank you, my Isaiah community, for all for the support I have felt in the time surrounding my mothers death. Judaism gives us many gifts. One such gift is the prescribed movement through time that delicately and beautifully handles our transition through mourning. During shiva, the first week following burial, the mourner traditionally stays at home and his or her needs are taken care of by the community. At the end of shiva, a mourner gets up from sitting shiva and begins to gradually re-enter the world. These first thirty days following burial are known as shloshim (meaning thirty). A mourner in shloshim continues to wear the torn ribbon as a sign to those around them and to themselves that are, too, are torn. A mourner in this timeframe traditionally avoids events filled with great joy. At the end of shloshim, one re-enters the world as fully as possible, changed, but urged to return to life. Sometimes, the ending of shloshim is marked in a particular way. I will soon be approaching the end of shloshim for my mother. She was and will always be a guiding force in my life, and so to mark the end of shloshim, these first immediate days of mourning, I will be leading a teaching for our community in her honor. On July 10, we will celebrate Shabbat as a community with our Shabbat service at 6:15. There will be no dvar or teaching during the service itself; instead, immediately following services, all are invited to a community Shabbat dinner. Over dinner, I will teach on texts from our tradition that speak to the values that made up my mothers life. Together, we will delve into some of the riches of our tradition around what it means to live a good life. Perhaps in doing so, we will be able to bring a little healing not only to me, but to all of us as we reflect on the blessings that have been passed down to us by the loved ones in our lives. To help us ensure that we have enough food for a communal meal, please RSVP, if possible, here. Temple Isaiah will provide the main dish for the dinner. If you are so inclined and able to do so, we invite you to choose to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert item with you (however, if you are unable to do so, please come anyway!). In addition, if you are able to volunteer to help with set-up or clean-up, please let me know all help is appreciated. Let me also note that while most Jewish mourning practices end with shloshim (and continue with yartzheit, the anniversary of a loved ones death), traditional mourning continues for a parent for up to a year. And so, I note that while I will be marking the end of shloshim, my traditional mourning for my mother will continue. As so many of us know, mourning is not a straight line. We dont wake up at the end of thirty days or a years time over the loss by any means. But what we can do is allow ourselves the permission -gradually- to find beauty and meaning again in the world of life all around us by marking time as it passes. And so it is important to mark the movement of time and the movement in my soul as I return to more life-affirming activities even as I still miss my mom each and every day. In that way, I honor what she would have wanted for me: to be of this world and of this life. I hope that you will join me in sharing this teaching on July 10. In peace, Jill

When: Jul 10, 2015 6:15:00 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:15:00 )
Livingston Taylor
The Performing Arts Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as "I Will Be in Love with You," "First Time Love," and "I'll Come Running," have earned him listeners worldwide.

When: Oct 16, 2015 8 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 20 )
Menopause The Musical Lexington
When: Oct 24, 2015 2 PM in Lexington, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14 )

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