Join Rabbi Lerner on Sunday, March 26, 9:00-9:40 AM for a special Spiritual Shaharit Service. The service will include learning & meditation elements. Start your week with communal blessings of gratitude, meaningful recitation of psalms, and meditative Barekhu, Sh’ma, and Amida experiences. No prior meditation experience necessary! This Emunat HaLev program is open to adults of all ages, as well as 7th grade students and their families. Click HERE to learn more!
A great way to socialize with the community, have FUN, and benefit the Temple Emunah Religious School! Join us on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Attendees from the religious school will earn 1 CJE! Come enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo and games with your friends and family! Click HERE for our flyer.
Cooking and eating have always been a way for people of different cultures to connect. Join us on Sunday, March 26, 4:30-7:30 PM, as we, once again, explore tastes and stories from traditional Sephardic cuisine. Rachel Raz, director of the Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College and long-time Temple Emunah member, loves to explore different cultures and tastes from around the world. In this workshop, she will share her family stories and recipes from Egypt, Libya, Turkey and other part of the world. Together we will cook and eat a delicious vegetarian dinner!
This program is being organized through the Temple Emunah Israel Committee and the Israeli community of Lexington. We are limiting sign-ups to 12 people, and it is our hope that we have half of the participants from each community. Cost is $15 / person—this covers all food and materials. RSVP to Jodie Parmer. Click HERE for our flyer.
Final date to order: March 26, 2017. Click HERE for our order form.
We are so excited to be offering another session of Music Together at Temple Emunah! This class will meet on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 - 10:15 AM for 10 Weeks, March 29 - June 14, 2017, and costs $220 for 1 child ($110 for a 2nd child). The tuition covers the cost of 10 classes, plus materials for you to bring home, on-line access to the curriculum and support materials on the Family Music Zone, and a family newsletter. However, Temple Emunah and Billy Dalwin Pre-School families get a 10% discount! Sign up through their website: www.joyfulmusic.com and when you check-out, use the code "Emunah."
When you join Joyful Music you’ll learn 25 new songs and activities each semester. In this session, your child will love 'riding' fast ponies for “William Tell’s Ride,” dancing to the song “Bim Bam” and other niggunim (wordless melodies) from Eastern Europe, snuggling close to “Russian Folk Song,” & more! Click HERE for our flyer.
Everyone is invited to join the Sisterhood on Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 PM for their 5th annual Vegetarian Cooking for Passover Event! There will be demonstrations, samples of our recipes, and lots more! There is NO FEE for this event and you do not have to be a Sisterhood member to attend.
The JCC of Arlington and Temple Emunah invite you to a special Passover-themed PJ Library Blocks and Books Session on Friday, March 31, 9:30-11:00 AM! Gear-up for Passover and Shabbat at this special program during our regular weekly PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-in Play! Stories, songs, a craft, and Passover treats! Led by our own Rabbi Michael Fel, this program is ecommend for children ages 6 months to 4 years with adult, and is located at: Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, 284 Broadway, Arlington, MA. Cost is $5 / family; no RSVP required! Click HERE for our flyer.
Please join us for an Emunat HaLev Program! Emunat HaLev is the new Meditation Institute of Temple Emunah that strives to teach Jewish mindfulness practice throughout our community and beyond.
Don’t miss our annual Pesah Palooza! Do you need to Kasher your dishes for Passover? Do your little ones love Passover stories and crafts? Do you love MAGIC?? Join us on Sunday, April 2nd for a variety of events! We will start with programs for Religious School students and Simhat Tot for families with young children. If you are looking to kasher your dishes for Passover, the boil-athon will be open from 10:00 until 11:30 AM. Click HERE for more Pesah Palooza information.
Then be sure to stay for our free lunch and program as we launch our "Campaign for a Stronger and Sustainable Emunah." Come learn more about the campaign to strengthen our shul and about the extraordinary achievements in the campaign thus far. This historic moment belongs to all of us and its success depends on the entire congregation's involvement. You will hear from friends about how you can get involved and about a special gift that amplifies the impact of your participation in a very powerful way. Lunch will open at 11:30 AM, and at 11:45 all kids (including Religious School students) are welcome to get their lunch and watch a magic show with Bonaparte! This lunch for kids will be supervised.
There will be NO SOLICITATIONS at this event, but we request that you RSVP by March 28 for the lunch. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
Simhat Tot is an interactive holiday program geared toward families with children ages 0-5 years old. We gather on Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:00 AM, to prepare for upcoming Jewish holidays through crafts, songs, stories, snacks, and fun! Please join us for our Passover Simhat Tot on Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30-11:00 AM / Social Hall 2, when we will make spring table decorations, a cup for Elijah or Miriam, an Egyptian necklace and headdress, and more! There will be a song session and a story by PJ Libary!
Cost is just $10 / Family and walk-ins are welcome! Click HERE for our flyer.
Join us for a special screening of the documentary Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age. This event is hosted by The Phyllis Klein Thrope Memorial Program of Temple Emunah in partnership with Lexington High School and the Lexington Coalition for Youth. The movie will be shown at Temple Emunah on Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8:30 PM and it is open to all. This program is FREE, but we request RSVPs through THIS website.
Click HERE to view our flyer.
Everyone is invited for our annual Israel Shabbat on Saturday, April 8, starting at 9:15 AM! This year our speaker will be Na'ama Ore, Regional Director of the Boston chapter of the IAC (Israeli American Council). Na'ama established the Boston branch in 2014 and has focused on building a strong Israeli-American community that is taking responsibility to strengthen the next generation’s Jewish and Israeli identity. Together with the broad Boston Jewish community, she is building partnerships and strategic steps to unite and benefit from one another and together to strengthen the State of Israel. To learn more, see our flyer.
Join us for an opportunity and forum for members of Temple Emunah to have a facilitated, calm and respectful conversation about Israel; enabling us to clarify and express our own feelings and thoughts about Israel, and to better understand other members' feelings and thoughts. We hope that people with very different views and opinions can have a voice and feel welcome; we hope to learn skills that will enable us to continue to have constructive conversations with people with whom we disagree. Our next meeting is Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00-3:15 PM in Rubinovitz Social Hall 2. For more information, click HERE.
Read an article by Paul Neustadt, Rachel Raz, and Barbara Posnick describing this program!
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.
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.
Are you interested in Jewish Meditation? Do you want to explore the world of Kabbalah and Hasidic thought? Join Barbara Neustadt for a Jewish Spirituality Group! Combining study of Jewish texts with experiences such as meditation, we will discover mystical Jewish spiritual practices. Our next date is March 16, 2017 (note, this is an updated date in March). Click HERE for more details.
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.