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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Click HERE for our flyer.
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.
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.
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!
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: 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.