Current Ongoing Groups

Tea and Conversation with Rabbi Julie

**On break until November**

Tea and Conversation with Rabbi Julie meets the second Thursday of each month on Zoom. Join Rabbi Julie for an informal, sweet time of conversation and connection where we will discuss short teachings, quotes or ideas from Judaism, and then have an opportunity to share experiences, wisdom and stories interfacing with the topic. This class meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 am.


Unraveled, our kitting and other yarn crafts, meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am at TES!  Bring your current project and what you’ve recently completed! Let’s kvell over our successes and work together on our challenges! Any questions, email Melissa Grudin at

Update on Anti-Semitism Proclamation

Since the Racial Justice Committee is not meeting in the month of October, I wanted to send this quick update on the progress of the Anti-Semitism Proclamation in the city of Medford. I did present the proposed proclamation to the Mayor and the City Council on Thursday, October 5 during the public comment period of the city council meeting. Nine of us were there in attendance, including Rabbi Julie, and I could feel the support and love from all, including those there in spirit! Here is a recording of the meeting: My – very short – presentation was at timestamp minute ten, and continues through about minute 14. Next steps are to continue placing the proclamation before my ward councilors and the Mayor, ensuring (at some point soon) that the city adopt the proposal. I will keep you all posted! Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at

B’shalom v’tzedek,

Dana Kline


Racial Justice Committee

The Racial Justice Committee will not convene in October; our next meeting will be on November 15, at 6 pm, via the TES Zoom link. Two topics will be on the agenda: the Anti-Semitism Proclamation in the city of Medford, and participation in our new affiliation with the ADL through Kulanu. Please join us if you can; the meeting will be recorded if you can’t! For more information please contact Emily Simon at or Dana Kline at


Check back in the Fall 2023.