Tribute to Social Justice Leaders
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center pays homage to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel with a tribute Shabbat service on Friday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
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Hanukkah Celebration
Bring your menorah and join the community in celebrating the last night of Hanukkah at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.
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Israeli Defense Force Pilots

On Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. two female pilots with the Israeli Defense Force will share their experiences at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. Each woman will talk about her personal story, participating in what was for many years a male-only field.

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Faith and Farming
A Farm to Faith Shabbat will be held Friday, April 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street in Vineyard Haven.
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Promoting Peace in Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting
Katie Ruppel
Joining congregations across the country, members of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center gathered Friday to participate in an interfaith service addressing gun violence and peacemaking in light of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
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Kids Feed Community With Kindness
Connie Berry

“Tikkun olam” is a Hebrew phrase meaning to repair or heal the world. On Wednesday, a couple of dozen students from the Hebrew School at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven did their part to make that a reality. They loaded 128 bags of nonperishable food into vehicles to be transported to the Island Food Pantry located a few blocks away at Christ United Methodist Church.

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Hanukkah Festival Delights Young In Songs and Menorah Lighting
Chris Burrell
If there's a religious holiday that seems to encourage letting your hair down, it must be Hanukkah. At least that's how things looked over at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center.
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Rabbi Broitman: Hebrew Center Is Embracing a New Arrival
C.K. Wolfson

It was a reverent and quietly momentous occasion. Sixty-three years after its incorporation by 10 Island families, the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center installed its first full-time rabbi.

Saying, "We do this with the hope and expectation in our hearts that this blessing of having you as our spiritual leader will enable all of us to grow spiritually and in knowledge of Torah," Hebrew Center president Edward Schwartz officially installed Rabbi Caryn Beth Broitman.

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Families Celebrate Hanukkah with Wide-Ranging Traditions
Rachel Nava Rohr

Some unpack prolific menorah collections, many make latkes, others make doughnuts and most buy presents - but whatever a family's traditions to prepare for Hanukkah, hundreds of Islanders will light the first menorah candles at sundown this evening, the beginning of the eight-night Festival of Lights.

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Biographer Discusses Life of Jewish Radical Heschel

Celebrate Jewish Book Month with the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center at 130 Centre street in Vineyard Haven, with a special reading on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. by author and seasonal resident Professor Edward Kaplan. He will speak about his new book, Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America 1940-1972.

Refreshments will follow, as well as the center’s book fair, with books for all ages.

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