Virtual Meditation

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. If you would like to participate, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Events at Emunah

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are modifying our services and programs for the foreseeable future. We want to do our best to protect our members and contribute to the global effort to slow the spread of the virus, and thus help protect the capacity of our health care system. As many of our services and programs as possible will continue, but on-line. See below for more details.

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Temple Emunah Activity During COVID-19 Period

After careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided not to hold any public activities at Temple Emunah or elsewhere in-person for the time being. This is in keeping with the announcement by Governor Baker closing many institutions and banning gatherings.

We are developing ways to care for our members who are home-bound and would like assistance with meals, errands, and other needs. If you are in a situation that requires support, please reach out to one of our clergy. We ask anyone who is in either in need of support or anyone who would like to offer assistance to fill out this short survey.

Services and many meetings or classes will be held if possible virtually. Details of the services are available in the Calendar. Since our building is closed, Shabbat services will be held through a Webinar (Friday night services are at 6:15 PM, and Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 AM.) We will be using Siddur Lev Shalem in our services. 

  • All in-person gatherings, programs, and services, whether scheduled to take place in the synagogue or outside of it, are cancelled or postponed.

  • The building is closed to community members (kisi has been temporarily suspended).

  • During this time, we will continue to examine how to provide teaching, worship and programming opportunities virtually, and we will continue to monitor the situation.  

  • Weekday services will take place on-line.

  • Staff and clergy will continue to work (remotely from home), and will be available by phone and email. If you have pastoral needs during these weeks, please reach out to either Rabbi Lerner or Rabbi Kling Perkins.

  • For administrative issues, please contact Raveetal Celine  (781-330-9589).

With prayers for briut (health) for all of us and for the entire world.


Welcome to Temple Emunah

Temple Emunah is a dynamic, engaging, inclusive, and welcoming congregational family. We build Jewish identity through learning and praying together in the spirit of Conservative Judaism, caring for each other and the world, and working to create an enduring Jewish community in the United States and Israel. Temple Emunah welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families and people of all abilities, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Reflections on what Temple Emunah means to me: please read these beautiful remarks by Kate Hermann-Wu and Doreen Grossman, given at our Decades Shabbat Celebrations this year.


Community Announcements

Condolences

Condolences to Ervin Dan on the death of his cousin, Louis Fzikla. May 29, 2020

Condolences to Judith Himber on the death of her beloved companion, Bob Galvin. May 27, 2020

Condolences to Stuart Jacobson on the death of his father, Jonah Jacobson. May 18, 2020

Condolences to Samuel Rubinovitz on the death of his sister, Esther Rubinovitz. May 15, 2020

Condolences to Larry Chait on the death of his sister, Lauri Chait. May 14, 2020

Condolences to Risa Bressler on the death of her mother and Temple Emunah member, Sylvia Handler. May 13, 2020

Condolences to Annette Koren on the death of her mother, Shirley Koren. May 6, 2020

Condolences to Ellen Laderman on the death of her father, Martin Laderman. May 5, 2020

Condolences to Mark Goldstein on the death of his father, Irving Goldstein. May 3, 2020

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Art Kreiger and Rebecca Benson on the birth of their latest grandson, Emmett Louis Verran. May 27, 2020

Mazal tov to Melissa Warneck and Brian Schultz on the birth of their son, Eli Henry Schultz. May 22, 2020

Mazal tov to Bob and Wendy Russman-Halperin on the birth of their latest grandson, Andrew Ethan Alpert. May 17, 2020

Mazal tov to David and Amy Goldminz on the birth of their grandson, Benjamin Aaron Goldminz. May 1, 2020

Mazal tov to Howard and Susan Garsh on the birth of their grandson, Brooks Henry  Garsh. April 2, 2020

Mazal tov to Rachel Buonaiuto and Taro Gold on the birth of their daughter, Nora Sophie Gold. March 2, 2020

Mazal tov to Gail and Harry Spatz on the birth of their grandson, Jack Byron Shrekenhamer. February 26, 2020

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Mazal tov to Adam and Emily Samansky on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Galete. May 24, 2020

Mazal tov to Philip Goff and Liza Halley on the bar mitzvah of their son, Moshe. May 23, 2020

Mazal tov to Julie and David (z"l) Sachs on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Becca. May 9, 2020

Mazal tov to Steven Zolondick and Allison Page on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Talia. May 2, 2020

Mazal tov to David Hirsh and Allison Cook on the bar mitzvah of their son, James. April 4, 2020

Mazal tov to Judson and Laura Pierce on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Harper. March 28, 2020

Mazal tov to Matthew and Nareeluck Stephenson on the bar mitzvah of their son, Jacob. March 21, 2020

Mazal tov to Rabbi David Lerner and Sharon Levin on the bar mitzvah of their son, Matan. March 14, 2020

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