OUR WEEKLY SERVICES
EVERY SATURDAY AT 10 AM via ZOOM
Saturday morning services begin at 10:00 AM and a Kiddush is held immediately after our service. Shabbat services are currently held via Zoom. Please contact the office if you would like to join us!
WEDNESDAY EVENING MINYAN
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5:15 PM via ZOOM
Schmooze at 5:00 PM and minyan services will start at 5:15 PM
OUR SERVICE LEADERS
RABBI SAUL PERLMUTTER
Rabbi Saul Perlmutter has worked as a Hebrew school teacher, the Youth Director of Temple Beth Sholom in Elkins Park, PA (the synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), summer camp counselor, and Executive Director of Hillel at UMass Amherst. He also manufactured mattresses as a summer job and my be the only rabbi who knows how to make a mattress - a skill, he quips, that only comes in handy when services go on too long...
Saul's diverse educational training includes a BA in History from Brandeis University, a Master's degree in Religion from Temple University, and a Master of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. His Rabbinical Ordination is from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He spent an undergraduate year studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a second year on sabbatical in Israel with his wife, Shoshana Zonderman, and their two children, Ariela and Noam.
Saul is an avid bicycler and you may see him biking to Sons of Zion from his home in Florence, MA . His other hobbies include vegetable gardening, swimming, hiking, and occasionally strumming the guitar. He is an environmental activist and a volunteer at various social service agencies.
Under his leadership, UMass Hillel became the first and only six-time winner of National Hillel's Haber Award for programs of outstanding quality for the Jewish campus community. He was voted Best Local Spiritual Leader in the only year that the Valley Advocate included that category in their annual reader's poll. Services that Saul leads include lively, interactive Torah discussions that engage our minds and participatory singing that lifts our spirits.
OUR SERVICE PARTICPANTS
These prayers and readings are just one example of how our congregants are active and engaged participants in our services and everything we do at SOZ
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHABBAT SERVICE
SOZ SHABBAT SERVICES...FROM HOME
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN SHABBAT SERVICES EVERY SATURDAY AT 10AM.
PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE AT OFFICE@SONSOFZIONHOLYOKE.ORG IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE ZOOM LINK.
SPREAD THE WORD!!! IF A COMPUTER IS NOT AVAILABLE, YOU MAY USE YOUR LANDLINE OR "DUMB" CELL PHONE TO LISTEN TO THE SERVICE. LISTEN AND SING ALONG. PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE AT OFFICE@SONSOFZIONHOLYOKE.ORG TO GET INFORMATION TO JOIN BY PHONE.
A SHABBAT SIDDUR AND CHUMASH (the red Torah) ARE AVAILABLE TO BORROW. CALL JOAN (413-535-8679) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BORROW A SET.
JOIN THE KIDDUSH:
LAST WEEK'S KIDDUSH WAS A SUCCESS; WE'LL DO IT AGAIN! WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AT OUR VIRTUAL KIDDUSH. A PIECE OF CHALLAH, BREAD, ROLL OR CRACKER and A GLASS OF WINE OR GRAPE JUICE....YOU ARE PART OF THE KIDDUSH!!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND HEARING YOU AT SHABBAT SERVICES.
STAY SAFE!!!! WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!