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May 18 - Shabbat Naso - UP
The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Greater Boston Eruv, one of the largest Eruvim in the United States. We cover major parts of Brookline, Newton, and Brighton. An initial extension of the Eruv to Nonantum (See the map!) was followed by expansion into most of South Newton. During Sukkot 5766, we completed a third extension to the Eruv that includes a significant portion of Boston University. In 5771, we added another small section in Newton. Send comments or questions this way!
Fundraising for our 2013 campaign (our 20th year) is fully underway; you should have already received our letter in the mail! If you didn't hear from us, please contact us!
The 2013 fund raising letter is available from this website. (Requires Adobe Reader, do you need it?: Get it here).
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By the way, you can always use our secure Paypal link to send your annual dues (or make a contribution) to the Eruv!
March 2013 - Interfacing with Engineering Firm working on the BU Law School facilities upgrade and the need to reroute the Eruv for several months during upcoming construction activities.
January 2013 - Working on Eruv extension in South Brookline
December 2012 - Working with Swampscott - Marblehead on Eruv
April 2012 - Took 6th grade Maimonides School class on a short walking tour of the Eruv - the students had great questions and were very curious. Thanks to Rabbi Yakov Beker for setting up the invitation.
Shabbat HaGadol 2012 - The 1000th Shabbat of our Community Eruv. Dr. Hefter was invited to speak at the Young Israel of Brookline on that Shabbat. Several weekends later, Dr. Hefter spoke to the Maimonides Kehillah after Shabbat morning davening about the history and genesis of the Eruv.
November 2011 - Rabbi Heinemann visits Marblehead/Swampscott to review proposed Eruv; the plan looks good.
September 2011 - Final review of plan for Marblehead/Swampscott Eruv Design.
January 2011 - Working with a team in Marblehead/Swampscott on the initial stages of an Eruv design.
September 2010 - Newton, MA: Successful meeting held with representatives of the company that operates the Crowne Plaza. We now have a plan for re-installing our extension to the Eruv that will enable people staying in the hotel for Shabbat to carry from the hotel to Newton (the southern side of the hotel).
May 2010 - Boston MA - Rabbi Zalmen Leff of the Boston Academy of Talmudic Research requested a tour of the Eruv in order to provide a key practical link between the topics of Eruvin that the Kollel students are studying and an actual urban Eruv. See some pictures! We were able to review about 25% of the border - more to come...
May 2010 - New Bedford, MA - Met with Rabbi Barry Hartman, Mayor Scott Lang, and city officials to move the plan ahead for submitting an application for a Permit to erect an Eruv.
- Newton MA: Completed expansion of Eruv in the Langley Road area to include more homes and to simplify weekly inspection. Please see the "MAP" page for more details.
- Newton, MA: Completion of 2 new Tzurot Ha-Pesach on Erev Shabbat VaYishlach. We are using special lechiim and overhead line to accommodate the request of the hotel. Looks cool.
- New Bedford, MA: The announcement of the impending closing of the Agudas Achim synagogue has stopped the Eruv project at this time.
- Camp Ramah - Palmer, MA
June 2009 - GBEC consults and assists in completion of new Eruv. Phase II (the A-side of camp completed 6/12/09) - Read an article about the project.
- June 2009 - GBEC consults and assists in construction of new Eruv for Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA. Phase I (the B-side of camp completed 6/5/09)
- April 2009 - GBEC erects temporary Eruv at Camp Ramah - New England (Palmer, MA) for a Maimonides High School Shabbaton. (The Camp's Summer Eruv is quite large and not yet ready for this season.)
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The Eruv is repaired by Dan Strom of Strom Electric.
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