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Old 09-02-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I may be booking a flight to Boston for a short trip in October. Can anyone recommend a welcoming, egalitarian Reform Temple within the city - or an easy trip right outside of the city, I won't have a car - that has Saturday morning services? Thanks!

Also, has anyone tried Couchsurfing, and with what kind of results? Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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I don't know about service times, being not "chosen" LOL, but the place to go is Temple Israel in Boston. Situated at Longwood Ave and The Riverway near Fenway Park and the Harvard Medical Area, it's easily reached by the MBTA via the Green Line's "D" trolley (the Longwood stop is a block away.) If "welcoming" is code for "BLGT-friendly," the congregation is definitely that.
Boston contains a still-active chapter of the Workmen's Circle, has a group called "Keshet" (sp? - forgive a spelling-challenged goy guy), and also is home to a/the Am Tikva congregation of BLGT's "and family and friends." For nonsectarian networking with like-minded people, there are PFLAG chapters scattered throughout the area. Though most of the meetings are in public-transpo-challenged suburbia, the Arlington group is on a bus line (#77 out of Harvard Square) and has members who'd be more than happy to offer a lift afterwards. Second Tuesdays are when they gather, so in October that'd be on 10/13.
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