Tonight begins the new month of Cheshvan, whose full name MarCheshvan speaks of the bitterness of having no holidays within it. But if you're like us, the return to a "normal" month after weeks of holidays sounds just right. And thanks to a group of Basers who are hosting a number of events while we're out on leave, there are some great opportunities to connect throughout the month, both virtually and in-person.

And don't forget, if you're looking for a point person during our time away, KI's Rabbinic Intern Talia Laster ( is a wonderful colleague who is here to offer pastoral support, rabbinic guidance, and just basic information about what's going on in the broader community. Please don't hesitate to reach out to her with any questions while we're offline.
We'll continue to share programming updates monthly, with periodic reminders and notices of new events. You can also follow @RabbiEBC on Instagram, subscribe to our calendar, and check out our website for the most up-to-date information (and Zoom links!). Please note, all times listed are Eastern Time (ET).

Chodesh Tov, wishing you a good new month,
Rabbi Elizabeth, Matt, Ma'or, Tziona, & Tehillah

Featured Learning Series

Shabbat: Beyond the 'Day of Rest'

To dovetail Base BSTN’s study of My Jewish Year, let’s dive into the “Most Important Jewish Holiday” - Shabbat. Rabbinic Intern Talia Laster will lead in exploring some of the foundational texts that can help us paint a colorful picture of what Shabbat is at its roots. 

*We plan to hold all sessions virtually, unless the group decides otherwise. This is a discussion-based class, facilitated by Base BSTN online (via Zoom), where video & audio participation are encouraged - you will be invited to share your thoughts and speak from personal experience, with no obligation to do so.

"Off Base" Events

While Rabbi EBC is on maternity leave, members of the Base BSTN community are hosting peer-led programming to stay connected to one another and to continue meeting new people.  Some details are still being confirmed, so sign up below for more information!


Bourbon and Pastry Tasting
with Alex Rittenberg & Moishe House Cambridge
Thursday, October 14th @9pm (space is limited)
Bring a Baser to KI with Liz Miraglia
Saturday, October 16th
Shabbat Afternoon In The Park with Lauren Pyes
Saturday, October 23rd


Shabbat Lunch with Sarah Mandelblatt
Saturday, November 6th
Trivia Night with Alex Rittenberg
Sunday, November 7th
Shabbat Dinner with Liz Miraglia
Friday, November 12th
Trivia Night with Lauren Pyes
Thursday, November 18th

Shabbat Gatherings

Looking for a Shabbat dinner? Here are some places to check out:
FRIDAYS @ 6:00-7:00PM, SATURDAYS @ 9:00AM-12:00PM
Shabbat Prayer Services (Virtual & In Person)

Join for a spirited prayer space. We'll sing, share words of Torah, and welcome Shabbat together. Attend in person (384 Harvard St, Brookline MA 02446) or click here to join by Zoom. Shabbat morning services are followed by kiddush lunch in the social hall every Shabbat around noon--come for services or just for kiddush!

Base BSTN Calendar

Looking for the easiest way to keep up to date with future Base BSTN events (and Zoom links all in one place)?  Click here for our online schedule of upcoming programs, and then follow the link in the bottom right corner to add it to your own calendar. 

More Torah

Want to be connected to the Torah with the swipe of a finger? Follow @RabbiEBC on Instagram for Insta-Story Text Studies, reflections about Jewish life & practice, and information about upcoming events!

Base Around the Country

Base BSTN is one of 10 Base communities around the U.S. Learn more about our movement and what other Basers are up to.

Drop Us A Line

Questions? Suggestions? Want to connect by Zoom? Email any time to say hello and to let us know how we can support you!

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