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This week's Newsletter Fri, 22 Apr 2022 19:25:12 +0000 Zend_Feed
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 Shabbat Services
Friday, April 22nd - 5:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service in person and also via Zoomled by Rabbi Caryn Broitman.  Join us as we welcome Shabbat with songs and prayers. To join by ZOOM click here.

Saturday, April 23rd - 9:30 am - Shabbat  Morning Service and Yizkor - in person and via Zoom, led by Rabbi Caryn Broitman. This week's Parasha is Shabbat Pesach VIII.  
To join by ZOOM click here.  To follow the Torah text remotely click here to copy or view. 

ZOOM link for Friday and Saturday Services:
Meeting ID: 940 335 131      Passcode: 031624
Please note that the Zoom links for Friday and Saturday Shabbat services are always the same.  You can save the link and/or the Meeting ID and Passcode in your calendar, email or document where you can find it easily for each service.  
Upcoming  Events  - see fliers below

Tuesday, April 26th - 9:00 am - Morning Meditative Prayers with Kohenet Batya Diamond

Thursday, April 28th - 7:00 pm - Yom HaShoah - 
Deno Seder will talk about his book: "Miracle at Zakynthos: The only Greek Jewish community saved in its entirety from annihilation" Zoom only.  Register here.

Monday, May 2nd - 5:00 pm - Racial Justice Reading Group

Thursday, May 12th - 7:00 pm - Climate Action Week Talk: "Let’s Talk Trash: Island Trash Explained" - Guest speaker Sakiko Isomichi, Harvard Divinity School, City of Cambridge Recycling Advisory Committee Member. Presented by the MVHC Social Action Committee. Zoom only. Register Here.

Sunday, May 22nd - 4:00 pm - Play reading: "Crossing Delancey" Directed by Myra Stark. Hybrid event.  Register here
 What we Can Do to Help Ukrainian Refugees  
Thanks to your generosity, the Hebrew Center has sent a check to HIAS for $10,000 to support their work with Ukrainian refugees.
We are still appealing to our community to donate to the Global Tzedakah fund so that we can continue to provide support now and in coming weeks and months. New donations will be sent to the Joint Distribution Committee for their work with the Ukraine crisis.  
Click here to make a donation or send a check to the Hebrew Center (P.O. Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568) with "Ukraine" in the memo line.
All recent donations 3/17/22 to 4/7/22 -- Updated monthly
Meeting by Zoom only. 
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or join using: Meeting ID: 834 7504 5401   Passcode: 194764
Next meeting 05/02/22 
Please Note Important Event
Exhibit of the history of Jewish life on the Island at the Martha's Vineyard Museum
Look for other Hebrew Center events at the Museum, dates to be decided.

Martha's Vineyard Museum

They Planted the Seeds:

Creating Jewish Community on Martha’s Vineyard

April 29th, 2022 through September 18th, 2022

Grain Family Gallery

The experience of Martha’s Vineyard’s first Jewish families was one of opportunity and perseverance: they observed old traditions and forged new ones, all while becoming an integral part of Island life. This exhibition traces the Jewish community on the Island from its beginnings just after 1900, through the formation of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in 1940, to the present day. Using oral histories, photographs, and objects it takes visitors inside more than 100 years of Island Jewish history.

COVID-19 Update

The Vax Bus is coming back on May 1st.
Click here to register for vaccines or boosters - first or second. 

Vineyard Home Safety

If you are over the age of 65 and in need of safety modifications for your home, we may be able to help!  The Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard Home Safety Modification Program provides grab bars, handrails and other equipment to help keep you safe.  Participants pay on a sliding scale with some installations at no-cost.  For more information contact Cindy Trish, Executive Director, at 508-693-7900 ext 455 or


Minhag Committee -- Wednesday, April 27 at 5:30 pm
Education Committee -- Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm
Social Action Committee
-- Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm (1st Wed)
Program Committee -- Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 pm  (1st Thurs)
Board of Trustees -- Sunday, May 15 at 9:30 am  (3rd Sunday) No April meeting.
Legacy Gifts for the Future of MVHC 

Please include The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center - "Your Jewish Home on the Island" -  in your estate planning. Legacy gifts of any size are always welcome. Call Sally Cohn at 508 274 2487 to discuss your plan. Your gift helps us sustain all of our programming reflecting our deepest values. In these times of uncertainty, it is crucial that we maintain the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center for our future generations —- L’Dor V’Dor.
Ukraine Crisis - How you can help

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Social Action Corner
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Social Action Committee needs volunteers for:
  • a postcard writing campaign for JALSA (Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action). Volunteers can reach out to Carole Early (
  • Lori Sue Herman will be creating prayer flags with the students for Climate Action Week on April 27th at 3:00 pm at the Hebrew Center. She is welcoming any adults who would like to join in. 
  • MV Housing Bank (CCMVHB) -
  • COVID-19
  • Help Pass the NO HATE Act .... and more.


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