A variety of Friday night Shabbat services, including Mostly Music, PJ Tot Shabbat, and Services for Families with Young Children. All are welcome. Click here to see Shabbat Services.
Do you need a helping hand? Are you ready to lend one? The Kerem Shalom Yad b’Yad or Hand in Hand Committee provides help to members of the community. We cook meals, give rides for appointments, shovel snow, even do laundry! Our volunteers are happy to try to help in times of need be it due to illness, a death in the family, or some other life stress including our New England weather.
If you or someone you know are in need, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Kerem Shalom office at 978-369-1223 and we'll mobilize to help out.
We are always looking for people with a willingness to pitch in, to join our group. When the call goes out, you help if you can, opt out if you can't.
Scheduling a time to meet with Rabbi Darby, click here.
Rabbi Darby is available to meet with congregants one-on-one to discuss any matter that is on their mind (he loves to spend time with people, even if it is just to schmooze!). While Rabbi Darby will work to find a mutually convenient time to meet in his office, please be aware that weekdays on Wednesdays and Thursdays tend to be his most flexible times, while Mondays and Wednesday between 4:30 – 5:30 are usually the most popular and fill up quickly. Evening hours are also available on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact Jessica Busiek at email@example.com or Rabbi Darby at RabbiDarby@KeremShalom.org.
Kerem Shalom follows a comprehensive Food and Allergy Policy to enable all members to eat at KS and to ensure healthy options are offered at events and classes
To quote from our policy: “Food has always played a central role in Judaism; we use food for communal sharing and celebration. While we want to continue this tradition, for an increasing population, this communal sharing has become both life threatening and a road block to participating in our community.” At Purim, we saw the policy come to life. With the help of two of our members, two alternative types of hamantashen were prepared, one that was gluten-free and one that had no egg or dairy and was made in a nut-free environment. The look on kids’ faces when we offered them a hamantashen that they could actually eat was priceless!
It is our hope that Kerem Shalom members will embrace this policy and help create an environment here that allows children and adults who have food allergies and special food needs to be able to participate fully in our community.