Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center

Virtual Hanukkah Season Brings Hope and Light

The lights of Hanukkah will shine by Zoom this year at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, with a series of virtual candle lighting events for each of the holiday’s eight nights.

Keeping the Faith During a Pandemic

Religious institutions on the Island have struggled with the decision of whether to open this summer, noting the challenges of holding services in small enclosed spaces.

Celebrate Passover Online

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center is holding a virtual Community Seder at 5 p.m. Thursday, the second night of Passover.

Artisans Fair

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center is sponsoring an artisans fair on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When Comedy Refuses to Take A Backseat to Retirement

For a retiree, Marty Nadler is working pretty hard these days.

Honoring Martin Luther King

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Chapter of the NAACP and the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will host a joint service on Friday, Jan. 12 to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and his friend Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The service takes place at the Hebrew Center and begins at 5:30 p.m. It will be led by Rabbi Caryn Boitman and feature Rev. Mariam White-Hammond, m inister for ecological justice at Boston Bethel AME Church. Her talk is entitled

Liberation — The Land: Reflections on Dr.

Rabbi to be Honored

Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center Rabbi Caryn Broitman will be awarded a doctorate of divinity from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Martin Luther King Day Service

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center will hold a service of remembrance on Friday, Jan. 13 for Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Hanukkah Party at Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center

On Friday, Dec. 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center will hold its community Hanukkah party and celebration featuring the Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group.

Hands Across the World

On May 31, the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center hosted a fundraiser for the earthquake victims in Nepal. It was a wonderful success, selling out two days before the event. We raised almost $3,000 that will be donated to the American Jewish World Service, who have partners on the ground in Nepal, helping the most disenfranchised of the Nepalese community.

I would like to thank Rabbi Caryn Broitman, the Hebrew Center and all the volunteers for hosting this event and underwriting it, so that every dollar we raised can go directly to the people who are in need.