Friday, May 6
Breakfast at Friendly Crossways
10:00 – Head into Boston
Alewife to Harvard Square
12:10 – Mass at Church of Saint Paul. Conversation with Father Mark Murphy and members of St. Paul’s Choir School
1:45 Lunch in Harvard Square
5:00 – Conversation with Rabbi Sonia Saltzman of the Temple Ohabei Shalom
5:45 – Dinner in Coolidge Corner
7:00 – Shabbat B’yachad service Temple Ohabei Shalom
Green Line “C” Kent Street Stop to Park Street to Alewife
Return to Friendly Crossways – journal, sing, sleep
Today we went to the Church of Saint Paul. It was so different from anything I’d ever done before. The boy’s choir sounded like angels, especially since they were singing above us. Something in me just melted when I first walked in and saw the gorgeous architecture. -Marley
Today we went to Saint Paul’s Parish. It was the most beautiful church I have ever been to. The stained glass and stone were amazing, especially the carvings. Their boy’s choir was absolutely stunning. It sounded like angels. -Emeline
Temple Ohabei Shalom
Maybe it’s just me but…
Germany, Russia, China, to Chile.
She has such a great story
of her triumphant glory
being a rebbe in a day and age.
Up on the stage
With her family
One I see as my own
My people, my word, my world
Comfort, Understanding, Tradition
Song, dance, random noise
Laughter and jokes
It is all me.
All my people.
A bat mitzvah waiting in the wings
anticipation and happiness
I am in my element.
Sitting on the steps of Temple Ohabei Shalom, thinking about what we saw and what we’re going to see, I feel a heightened sense of community in our motley crew of tweens. I think we all feel it!
The temple was really fun for me. I loved the singing, of course. The people made me feel welcome. I just LOVED the community!
Boy’s Choir of St. Pauls from midday mass