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Jewish Scout Shabbat celebrated in Westborough

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

(l to r) Cub Scouts Elijah Choate, of Southborough; Teddy Amsden, of Millbury; and David Schwartz, of Hudson, attend the Scout Shabbat service at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, where they will receive their Aleph Emblem.

Westborough – Scouts from around the region gathered at Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough to celebrate the Jewish Scout Shabbat March 1.  The event was organized by EJ Dotts, a member of the Jewish committee on scouting, district committee ,and Troop 100 in Westborough.

Three of the Cub Scouts – Elijah Choate, of Southborough; Teddy Amsden, of Millbury; and David Schwartz, of Hudson – received their Aleph Emblem, which is awarded to Jewish Scouts who strive to learn more about Judaism.

Rivi Behar, a Scout from Katzir, Israel, spoke to the youngsters about Scouting in her homeland.  Behar is spending a year in the United States, working with synagogues and Scouts throughout the area , as part of the Young Emissaries program.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

 

 

 

 

 

Scouts from around the region stand in front of a bookcase built by Jeffrey Saltzman (far left), a Scout from Troop 100 in Westborough, as part of his Eagle project for the Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

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