Spiritual Shaharit Services on Sundays

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!


 

Sunday Bingo Bash

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.

Pizza for sale, snacks provided, and prizes awarded! Bingo cards are free. Suggested donation: $5-$10/per person. Contact Kristi 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.) with any questions Hope to see you there! Don’t delay and sign up now at THIS Website.


 

Man of the Year Dinner & Kosher Wine Sale

The Brotherhood is pleased to announce that Marty Thrope will be honored as our 2017 Man of the Year at the Brotherhood annual membership dinner on Sunday, March 26, starting at 6:30 PM. The entire Temple community is invited to attend! Please RSVP by Friday March 17 via E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Howard at (781) 863-8747. Let us know if you prefer a vegetarian meal or have special dietary needs. Suggested Event Minimum Donation: $9.00 per person. Click HERE for our flyer.

Don't forget to put in your order for Kosher for Passover wine! Pick up and final sales on Sunday, March 26, 10:00 AM—Noon. Click HERE to view our full wine list. For more information, contact Stephen Dangel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-842-1803.


 

Sephardic Spices & Stories

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.


 

Sisterhood Fair Trade Chocolate

Our popular Passover fundraiser is back again for your enjoyment. We are selling 4 different delicious organic bars, Dark Chocolate with Almond (55% Cacao), Dark Chocolate Orange (65% Cacao), Mint Chocolate (67% Cacao) and Very Dark Chocolate (71% Cacao). The chocolate bars are $4 each. We are also selling 10 ounce bags of organic semi-sweet chocolate chips (55% Cacao). The chips are produced in a facility that does not process peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and soy. The cost is $5 per bag. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more! 

Final date to order: March 26, 2017.  Click HERE for our order form.


 

Music Together Spring 2017 Class

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.


 

Vino, Vegetables, and Ice Breakers

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.

Please let Janet Goldberg know if you have a favorite Kosher for Passover vegetarian dish or dessert recipe that you would like to share in our recipe book and send her a copy of your recipe as soon as possible! (All recipes from the past four years will be included). Contact Janet with recipes and to RSVP atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 617-489-7175. Flyer HERE.


 

PJ Library and the JCC Celebrate Passover with Rabbi Fel

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.


 

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 schedule is: April 1—Bet and Gimel, 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. 


 

Meditation, Learning and Seudah Shlisheet

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.

On Saturday, April 1, we will meet from 5:00 - 6:45 PM for meditation, learning and a seudah shlisheet (third meal of Shabbat). There will be the soulful singing of this meal which has its own songs and melodies that are rich with spiritual energy. From 6:45 - 8:00 PM there will be a Meditative Minhah, Ma’ariv and Havdalah. We look forward to sharing with you a unique and meaningful experience as we usher out Shabbat and welcome in the new week. Please RSVP by March 30 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Campaign Event and Pesah Palooza!

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.


 

 

Passover Simhat Tot with PJ Library

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.


 

Film: Screenagers

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. 


 

Israel Shabbat

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.


 

Matzah Meal (Cafe Emunah)

Worried about cooking Passover-friendly food all eight nights? The Family Ed Committee has you covered! Join us on Thursday, April 13, starting at 5:30 PM for a delightful evening of delicious food and Passover fun—Including crafts, gaga, and games! Please RSVP by contacting Jodie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300 NO LATER THAN April 3rd to reserve your spot. This is also a mitzvah opportunity! We are collecting funds for Family Table, the largest Kosher food pantry in New England. Help us support them by bringing cash or a check made out to Temple Emunah - Family Table Fund. Click HERE for our flyer with more details.


 

Constructive Conversations @ Israel

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: 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. 


 

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! 


 

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.


 

Jewish Spirituality Group at Temple Emunah

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

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.