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    CBB: Infant/Child CPR Workshop

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    Learn basic CPR, safety skills and how to recognize emergency signs and symptoms at an early parenting workshop being held at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesday, May 2 from 7-9pm. In this workshop, participants will learn to recognize respiratory distressed signals for children ages 1-5 years. Choking, cardiac arrest, injury prevention strategies, safe sleep, allergies (EpiPen), how to handle stressful events and more will also be covered. This is an American Heart Association certification course and is appropriate for any caregiver. Optional $6 fee for certificate. For parents of children ages 0-5 years. Cost is $40/individual or $70/couple. Register at bostonjcc.org/CPR18. For more information or to register as a couple, please contact dwolpert@jccgb.org or 617-558-6467.
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    CBB: Celebrate Israel

    The Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Port (Massport)
    As it is Israel’s 70th Independence Day, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and the Israeli-American Council (IAC) are leading the community-wide effort to plan an event that will excite, engage, and unite the community in celebration of this incredible milestone.
    Date: May 6, 2018
    Time: 11 AM-5 PM (approx.)
     
    Festival Goals:
    • Establish an annual tradition of celebrating Israel’s Independence Day in Boston/New England.
    • Plan a family friendly event that excites and engages all ages.
    • Allow Jews in Greater Boston (Israelis and Americans), across ideological lines, to share in their pride for Israel.
    • Bring Israel to Boston – Tell Israel’s story, showcase unique and intriguing aspects, celebrate Israel’s culture and spirit.
    • Create awareness in the wider Boston community to Israel’s positive world contributions.

    CBB: International Family Equality Day

    Seven Hills Park Davis Square Somerville
    On May 6th, LGBTQ families and their supporters in Somerville, Massachusetts and around the world will be participating in the 7th annual International Family Equality Day celebration. Keshet and IFED will be celebrating all the different kinds of families with the goal of increasing the international visibility of LGBTQ families.

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    CBB: Sanctuary: A Musical Experience

    Temple Beth Shalom
    Sanctuary, an ensemble, shares inspirational and soulful song. This spring, Sanctuary will create a rich musical space where the renewing power of music works its magic. 

    Sanctuary features Cantorial Soloist Jodi Blankstein, guitarist Adam Dehner, Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus Jones, Vocalist Anne Kalis, Bassist Warren Olsen, and Percussionist Mitch Gordon. Joining Sanctuary for this concert: TBS Cantorial Intern DJ Fortine.

    Cost: $10/person

    Questions? Myrna Bloch or Esta-Jean Cahn
    Contact: Myrna Bloch

    CBB: JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellowship Open House

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    The JCC Diller Teen Fellowship is a truly transformative program that develops future generations of leaders with a strong Jewish identity, commitment to the Jewish people, respect for pluralism and love of Israel. The premiere leadership program in the Boston area, The JCC Diller Teen Fellowship selects twenty local incoming 10th and 11th grade students annually.
     
    The nomination and application period is now open. To nominate or apply by the May 25th deadline, visit bostonjcc.org/diller.
     
    Teens from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend an Open House on Sunday, May 6 from 6:30-8:00pm or Wednesday, May 16 from 5:30-7:00pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton for more information about the fellowship and application process. To register for an open house, visit bostonjcc.org/diller, contact teens@jccgb.org or call 617.558.6512.
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    CBB: The Challenges Facing Israel Today - Hear from Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer

    Temple Reyim, Newton
    Register now to hear from Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer at our 15th Annual Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture.

    Featuring a performance from the Zachor Choral Ensemble
    and a Q&A session with Ambassador Dermer. 

    NOTE: Pre-registration is required due to security.
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    CBB: Welcome Baby! Davis Museum Meet-up

    Wellesley College (106 Central Street) in Wellesley
    Meet us in the lobby of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College (106 Central Street) in Wellesley for a guided stroller tour on Wednesday, May 9 from 10am-12pm. We'll then head down to the café for a complimentary lunch. No charge. Free parking in the garage. For families with children ages 0-1 year. For more information or to RSVP, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org. Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative.
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    CBB: Let's Talk Menopause

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    Menopause will be the topic of a free discussion offered by the JCC Greater Boston on Thursday, May 10 from 1-2:15pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street). This event is co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham.
    Dr. Susan Lincoln, Certified Menopause Practitioner, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will discuss what to expect, how to stay healthy, and suggested modifications to your diet, exercise and lifestyle to accommodate the changes in your body in an open discussion on menopause.

    This event is free and open to the entire community. To RSVP or for more information, contact 
    groupfit@jccgb.org.

    CBB: An Evening with Tova Mirvis

    Temple Sinai (25 Canton Street) in Sharon
    Come together on Thursday, May 10 with South Area Jewish Women for an intimate evening with local author Tova Mirvis in conversation with Judith Rosenbaum at Temple Sinai (25 Canton Street) in Sharon at 7pm. Learn the story behind her latest book, The Book of Separation, a memoir about her decision to leave Orthodoxy and her marriage to forge a new path. The conversation will be followed by light refreshments & dessert. Cost is $18. Open to the entire community. For more information or to register, visit www.bostonjcc.org/southwomenor contact southwomen@jccgb.org
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    CBB: PJ Library Musical Havdalah

    The Beebe Estate (235 West Foster Street) in Melrose
    Celebrate Havdalah (the end of Shabbat) with music and casual Middle Eastern fare at The Beebe Estate (235 West Foster Street) in Melrose on Saturday, May 12 from 4:30-6: 30 pm. Pick up a drum and enjoy an interactive and unique musical performance with Saragail Benjamin. Make new friends, reconnect with old and enjoy a relaxing evening at the beautiful and historic house and grounds of the Beebe Estate. Cost is $15/family. For families with children ages 0-8 years. Register by Tuesday, May 8 at bostonjcc.org/musicalhavdalah. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.
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    CBB: Welcome Baby! Stroller Walks

    Angel's Café (3 Post Office Square) in Sharon
    Connect with other local parents, get fit and enjoy the fresh air on a weekly springtime stroll with your baby. Meet in front of Angel's Café (3 Post Office Square) in Sharon on Mondays, May 14-June 11 from 9:30-11am. Does not meet on Memorial Day, May 28. No charge. For families with babies ages 0-2 years in a stroller with an adult. In case of inclement weather, check the JCC South Area Family Connection Facebook group or call 781-795-0510 by 9 am for program updates. Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative.

    CBB: Defending Transgender Equality: A Jewish Community Call To Action

    Hebrew College
    In 2016, Massachusetts passed non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends, family, and neighbors in public spaces -- any place we are when not at home, work, or school. Now, a ballot initiative this November threatens to repeal these laws. Join Keshet, Freedom For All Massachusetts and Hebrew College to learn more about this November's ballot initiative and what we can do as a Jewish community to help defeat it.

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    CBB: Parenting Workshop: Positive Discipline

    Ready, Set, Kids! (284 Broadway) in Arlington
    Are you struggling to manage your child's behavior? Is this taking a toll on your relationship? Join us for an introduction to positive parenting at Ready, Set, Kids! (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Monday, May 14 from 6:30-9pm. Alexis Davis, LICSW, will teach key components to developing (or restoring) a positive relationship with your child(ren) and how to feel like an effective parent. Refreshments provided. Cost is $70 per couple and $40 per individual. Adults only, for parents of children ages 2-6 years. Register at bostonjcc.org/mayparentworkshopas an individual. To register as a couple, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.
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    CBB: Blood Drive

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    Donate blood and help save a life. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Tuesday, May 15 from 9am-2pm. The event is free and open to all.

    To make an appointment, contact 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Walk-ins permitted.
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    CBB: JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellowship Open House

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    The JCC Diller Teen Fellowship is a truly transformative program that develops future generations of leaders with a strong Jewish identity, commitment to the Jewish people, respect for pluralism and love of Israel. The premiere leadership program in the Boston area, The JCC Diller Teen Fellowship selects twenty local incoming 10th and 11th grade students annually.
     
    The nomination and application period is now open. To nominate or apply by the May 25th deadline, visit bostonjcc.org/diller.
     
    Teens from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend an Open House on Sunday, May 6 from 6:30-8:00pm or Wednesday, May 16 from 5:30-7:00pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton for more information about the fellowship and application process. To register for an open house, visit bostonjcc.org/diller, contact teens@jccgb.org or call 617.558.6512.

    CBB: Toddlers, Tantrums, Preschoolers and Meltdowns

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    Learn about why children have tantrums at this early parenting workshop being held at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesday, May 16 from 7-9pm. Topics included in this workshop include how to handle tantrums in a variety of settings. It will look at ways to help avoid tantrums from taking place. Participants will walk away from this workshop with a sense of relief, because they will no longer feel swept into a child's tantrum. For parents of children ages 0-5 years. Cost: $25/individual and $45/couple Member cost: $20/individual and $35/couple. Register at bostonjcc.org/ToddlerTantrums18. For more information or to register as a couple, please contact dwolpert@jccgb.org or 617-558-6467.
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    CBB: Shabbat Sha-Bowling

    Brighton Bowl and Flatbread Company, 76 Guest Street Brighton
    Let's ROLL in Shabbat together! On May 18th, Join other Keshet families with young children for a fun evening of bowling, dinner, and celebrating Shabbat. Families are invited to purchase pizza from the Flatbread Company or bring their own food and we will cover the cost of bowling. RSVP by Monday, May 14, please!

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    CBB: Shabbat Service & Dinner to Support NEADS (Tamchui Organization)

    Temple Beth Elohim
    Shabbat Service & Dinner Honoring 6th & 7th Grade Ma'asim Tovim Students.

    Jessica Kensey & Patrick Downes tell their story of recovery after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Learn about Ma'asim Tovim students' work with National Education for Assistance Dog Service (NEADS). Meet Rescue, Jessica & Patrick's service dog.

    Learn more & RSVP: https://www.TBEWellesley.org/ShabbatDinners
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    CBB: Be Zen Through the Chaos: A CPS & Mindfulness Workshop

    Brookline
    Do you get emotionally hijacked when your child is disrespectful or pushes your buttons? Do you find yourself too angry or upset to use your parenting skills? This workshop will give you an overview of the life-changing Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach and specific mindfulness practices to enhance your self-regulation and coping skills in those frustrating moments. Saturday, May 19, 9am-12pm in Brookline. Register at BeTheParentBoston.com/workshops

    CBB: RSM Newton's Spring Math Carnival

    Russian School of Math, Newton
    Come one, come all to RSM Newton's Spring Math Carnival!
    All are invited to join us at RSM Newton for a fun event that has something for the entire family, from games to puzzles to face-painting, and more! This event is free and open to the public!
    Saturday, May 19, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/events/236688290214355/

    CBB: Teen Event: Shavuot Challah Braiding at Kehillath Israel

    Congregation Kehillath Israel Kitchen
    Challah braiding for rising 9th-12th Grade followed by a dessert reception at 10:05 - 10:30 next to Yachad office.
    Contact: Michal Adar
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    CBB: Free BBYO Pizza and Bowling Party for Teens Ages 13-17

    Boston area Jewish Teens! Are you between the age of 13 and 17, Jewish, and love having an amazing time meeting new people and getting in touch with your Jewish roots? 

    Join us for an afternoon of bowling and pizza!

    Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM (Parents invited from 3:30 on to learn about BBYO)
    Brighton Bowl, 76 Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135

    This event is free of charge!

    For 49 years, BBYO (B'nai Brith Youth Organization) has been the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for thousands of teens.

    Contact fgans@bbyo.org for more details!
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    CBB: IEP Informational Session with Gateways and CJP

    Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
    IEP? 504? Service Plan?

    What rights and services are day school students entitled to receive from public school districts?

    • Did you know that all students in the state of MA are entitled to seek evaluations from their local public school and (if appropriate) go through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process?
    • Did you know that according to Federal law, a proportionate share of funding that school districts receive must be set aside each year for special education services at private schools?
    Join CJP and Gateways for an informational evening to learn about:
    • Federal funding that may be available to cover some of the support students receive on-site at day schools.
    • Your rights and benefits.
    • How to obtain an IEP or Service Plan.
    When: Tuesday, May 29 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Where: Jewish Community Center, Newton
    333 Nahanton Street Newton, MA 02459; Room 409B (4th floor)
    RSVPs Appreciated. Please contact Sharon Goldstein at Sharong@jgateways.org.
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