BI in the News

Keep the Faith: Who needs a building if God is everywhere?
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 
July 6, 2018
Rabbi Fellman shares her inspiring words from the Hanukkat Habayit ceremony in this opinion piece.

Beth Israel Synagogue Dedication
Worcester Telegram & Gazette photo, June 25, 2018
This great image captures the wonderful ruach of our Hanukkat Habayit rededication of our beloved Beth Israel!

Hanukkat Habayit: Beth Israel to rededicate its newly renovated home
Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, June 13, 2018
The story of our renovation and planned celebration.

Picnic Perfect at BI!
Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, September 14, 2017
A good time was had by all at our annual membership picnic on Sunday, August 27.

Conservative Movement Overturns 800-Year-Old Passover Ban on Rice and Legumes
The Forward, April 14, 2016
Rabbi Fellman is featured in this report about the recent dramatic shift in the Conservative Movement’s stand on kitniyot for Passover. Rice and beans are no longer off limits for Ashkenazic Jews.

Of Every Kind: On Parashat Bereshit
matankids.org, October 7, 2015
Read Rabbi Fellman’s D’var Torah on inclusion, written for Matan, an advocacy organization for Jewish students with special needs. Matan empowers students and their families, while educating Jewish leaders, teachers and communities, so that all Jewish children have access to a rich and meaningful Jewish education.

Installation at Beth Israel a Celebration of Rabbi Aviva Fellman’s First Year, Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, May 14, 2015
A lot of great things have happened at BI since Rabbi Fellman’s arrival. Story by Laura Porter.

“HomeLands: Happy Chaos in Worcester,” forward.com/culture, April 27, 2015
A great interview by The Forward with Rabbi Aviva and Ari Fellman about the home life they’re building here in Worcester.

“Women in the pulpit: Female rabbis leading Worcester Temples,” Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 9, 2014