Tribe Ride Launch in Lexington (Bike Ride)

Join us for a bike ride on Sunday, April 30, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM! The ride will start and end at Temple Emunah. This ride is a part of our Tribe Ride series with Friends of the Arava Institute and the Israel Ride, and open to all cyclists. Ride leaders from the Minutemenschen Riding Group will be there to guide you. Participants are kindly requested to bring their own water and snacks, however post-ride light refreshments will be served back at Temple Emunah. All riders are required to wear a helmet. Please RSVP on THIS website.


 

Climate Action in Our Community

Come hear members of Temple Emunah tell their stories about how they reduced their carbon footprint. These are steps we can all take to help reduce carbon emissions: Mass Save, solar projects, e-cars, geothermal home heating/cooling. We hope you can join us on Sunday, April 30, 9:45 AM - noon for this important discussion! Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served, courtesy of The Temple Emunah Climate Action Committee. This event is free, but please RSVP to Esther Hausman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyer HERE.


 

The Six Day War Fifty Years Later: Where to From Here?

Fifty years after the Six Day War, Israel is struggling to determine its future in relation to its Palestinian neighbors, its vision for peace, its relationship to the land, and what values will guide these decisions. Join us as we discuss our reactions to the different points of view within Israel. We ask that you prepare by reading five essays that describe five different approaches to peace and relations with the Palestinians, and a handout that helps us understand typical patterns in dealing with conflict. This link will give you access to these readings: Resetting the Table on Conflicts and Resetting the Table, Five Essays.

The format for this Constructive Conversation About Israel on Sunday, April 30, 1:00 - 3:15 PM at Temple Emunah will be different from the one we have used in previous conversations. The purpose and focus is the same: Providing a respectful forum that enables us to deepen our understanding of the values and concerns that shape our different views. We plan to discuss the positive changes that resulted from the Six Day War and the impact that 50 years of occupation has had on Israel and the divisions within Israel over the occupation. And as we look towards Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'atzma’ut, we will discuss what feels most important for us to focus on as we mark these milestones.

Everyone is welcome. We hope to have a variety of perspectives represented. Please RSVP to help us prepare by emailing Yael Dvir at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Walk Against Genocide

Join the Social Action Committee as we support the 4th annual Walk Against Genocide on Sunday, April 30, 1:30 - 3:00 PM. The walk starts at the New England Holocaust Memorial, where there will be speakers, and goes to the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway for a closing program. This program is in observance of Genocide Prevention Month - April 2017 in Boston. Click HERE for our flyer. Questions? Contact Barbara Palant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Above and Beyond: Dinner and a Movie

Join the Temple Emunah Sisterhood for another installment of Dinner and a Movie! On Sunday, April 30, we will be showing the film Above and Beyond and having a delicious Israeli dinner. Doors will open at 4:45 PM, the movie will start at 5:00 PM, and dinner will be at 6:30 PM. The cost for the evening is $15 and we request RSVPs to Joelle Gunther by Monday, April 24th, 5:00 PM. Email Joelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Temple office. To see our flyer, click HERE.

Above and Beyond documents the story of the American, foreign and Israeli pilots who flew warplanes to help defend the new state of Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War against Arab Armies that sought to destroy the new country. In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of 'Machal' -- volunteers from abroad -- this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. This film was produced by Nancy Spielberg, sister of Steven Spielberg, and was written by Sophie Sartain. 


 

Yom HaZikaron - Day of Remembrance

Please join us on Sunday, April 30, starting at 8:00 PM as we honor this day of remembrance for fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror. There will be songs, poems, and personal stories. We encourage you to wear white. This program will be at Temple Emunah, but is co-sponsored with the IAC. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration

Join Temple Emunah members, the Lexington Israeli community, and CJP's Boston-Haifa Connection for a special program in honor of Israel's Independence Day, Yom Ha'atzmaut! On May 1st we will all come together at Temple Emunah, starting at 5:30 PM to enjoy Israeli food, hear from IDF officers about the meaning of this day in Israel, participate in a tekkes (ceremony) and enjoy cake! Cost is just $10 / adult, free for kids ages 0-12 years old. Please RSVP through the CJP website HERE. For more details, see our flyer.


 

Lexington Interfaith Garden Spring 2017

The Lexington Interfaith Garden is starting it's 8th year of growing and distributing food via the Lexington Food Pantry. All of the work, including planting, weeding, and harvesting, is done under the direction of our expert head gardener, so no gardening knowledge is needed, but you must be willing to get your hands dirty! We work on Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-6:00 PM, in conjunction with another faith community. We hope you can participate this year with us! Click HERE to see our Spring 2017 schedule.


 

Play Reading Theme Nights at Minyan - a Mini Series

Calling All Play Readers (and Listeners)! We are happy to announce a new Theme Night at Minyan Mini Series: Monthly Play Reading. Everyone is invited to join us on the second Wednesday of the month, starting on May 10, 7:30-9:00 PM for an evening of reading plays, enjoying snacks, and having fun! (Evening Minyan at 7:30 PM. Readings and refreshments start at 8:00 PM.)

We will start this series (on May 10th) by continuing our reading of Our Town. Copies of the play will be provided, but feel free to bring your own copy if you have one. All are welcome to come, whether to read or listen. Also, we are seeking suggestions for subsequent Play Reading Theme Nights at Minyan, and we encourage everyone to consider facilitating a future Play Reading Night! Please mark your calendar for the following dates: May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, 2017. Future dates to be determined. For questions or comments, contact Judy Lipperman at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Lag Ba'Omer BBQ and Celebration

Temple Emunah and the Israeli School of Lexington invite everyone to celebrate Lag Ba'Omer onSunday, May 14, starting at 5:00 PM! In addition to the BBQ dinner there will be a variety of family activities and crafts, Israeli dancing with Kfir, games and more! We will end with singing around the bonfire with Fire Marshall Fel and roasting potatoes and marshmallows. All are welcome! Cost is $10 / Adult, $5 for kids ages 4-12 (free for 0-3 year olds), with a family cap of $35. Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 9. FLYER HERE.


 

ME'AH Classic in Lexington

Me'ah, a collaboration of Hebrew College and CJP's Commission on Jewish Life and Learning, enables adults of all backgrounds to take part in a vibrant learning community. With Me'ah Classic you get a whole new set of classes, still with 100 hours of Jewish study. If you are interested in participating in this unique adult Jewish learning experience, come to a FREE taste of Me'ah Classic with Rabbi Benjamin Samuels on Monday, May 15, 7:00-8:15 PM at Temple Isaiah in Lexington. The class will meet on Monday nights, 7:00-9:00 PM starting October 16, 2017. For more information, contact Sara Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Senior Tea

Please join us for an afternoon tea to learn about The Campaign for a Stronger and Sustainable Emunah on Tuesday, May 16, 3:30 PM in The Katz Meeting Room. We will gather together with the more mature members of Temple Emunah to hear about this important effort to secure Temple Emunah’s sound financial future. David Landis, our president, will be there to answer any questions you have and discuss how you can help.

The afternoon will be hosted by Marilyn Tracey and Miriam Sidman. Please RSVP to the Temple Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Sisterhood Donner Dinner

The Temple Emunah Sisterhood invites you to their 2017 Donor Dinner on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, starting at 6:15 PM with hors d'ouerves (dinner at 7:00 PM). Entertainment will feature a potpourri of Jewish music! Please RSVP to Janet Goldberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Science Night - Theme Night at Minyan

Calling all scientists and science-enthusiasts! Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 PM for a Science Night Theme Night at Minyan! We are inviting Temple Emunah scientists to give a 5 minute presentation on their field of expertise, or something they are working on, or to present their favorite science fact/story. Our hosts for the evening will be Michael Super, Max Klein, Marvin Antonoff, and Gene Achter. Come learn with us! Flyer HERE.


 

Lunch and Learn: Engaging Israel

The Adult Ed Committee invites everyone to join them for another year of Lunch and Learn! This year the curriculum is entitled Engaging Israel: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussions, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the Temple Emunah community! We meet monthly on Wednesdays, noon-1:30 PM, October through May.  Please bring your own kosher dairy lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. Cost is $80 to join, which includes the Sourcebook. Click HERE for our flyer to learn more, and contact Linna Ettinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register! 


 

Share Your Shabbat with Friends and Classmates

The Religious School Committee would like to invite families to attend Shabbat services together by grade. The hope is for children to see their classmates in their dedicated service, and that families from the same grade will sit together in the Main Service and during Kiddush. The upcoming schedule is: May 6—Kitah Alef, and May 13—Hey and Vav. Questions? Contact Kristy Pourmousa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Shaina LaFlamme  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer. 


 

Shabbat Morning Meditation

Led by members of our community, our meditation group meets approximately once a month for a variety of meditative Shabbat experiences. This can include: guided meditation, singing niggunim (melodies), chanting prayers, or brief teachings on either meditation practices or the Torah portion. Click HEREfor our 2016-2017 dates. We meet on Saturday mornings, 9:30 AM in the Pious Chapel. Questions? Contact Miriam Sadofsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Morning Meditation Group

Join Rabbi Lerner and Barbara Neustadt for a weekly morning meditation group. We meet on Tuesday mornings, 8:30 - 9:20 AM (check the Temple Emunah calendar for cancellations). Meditation experience is not required!

Mindfulness meditation groups are a wonderful way of connecting with others to share and deepen your meditation practice. We have guided meditations with themes such as the joys, difficulties, and insights experienced in meditation practice. We also explore the multitude of ways to bring mindfulness into our relationships, work, and daily lives, and into our Jewish practices. Please contact Barbara Neustadt with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Talmud Study Group

The Temple Emunah Talmud Study Group, led by Dr. I Ely Stillman invites you to join our ongoing study of Tractate Berakhot on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM in the Temple Library. All who are interested are welcome to join; knowledge of Hebrew is not required, since Dr. Stillman translates all Hebrew source materials during the study group sessions. Dr. Stillman teaches Talmud and rabbinic thought throughout the Boston area; his approach reflects the multi-faceted potential of Torah study, exploring fundamental principals and esoteric concepts within a historical context. He is on staff at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, where he practices surgical and renal pathology. To learn more and to see our 2016-17 calendar, click HERE.


 

The Wisdom Project

The Wisdom Project: Discover wisdom and strength you didn't realize you had! Please join Arnie Kerzner and Toni Stechler, on Sunday afternoons as they lead us in a discussion on promoting personal wisdom within our community at Temple Emunah. Click HERE for our upcoming Spring 2017 meetings.