BI in the News

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.

New cantors in Worcester share a devotion to music and Judaism
Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, August 19, 2015
A warm welcome to BI’s Cantor Jeri Robins and Temple Emanuel Sinai’s Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson. Story by Laura Porter.

Cantor Jeri Robins and Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Beacon Hill Chat, WCCA TV13, January 22, 2015
Senator Harriette Chandler interviews BI’s Rabbi Aviva Fellman and Rabbi Valerie Cohen of Temple Emanuel Sinai.

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