Join us for a bike ride! The Tour de Shuls is the New England Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs’ fundraiser for the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah New England. The Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA, in existence since 1970, provides for the social, religious and educational needs of campers with a wide range of disabilities.
On Sunday, June 25, we will meet at Temple Beth Sholom, 50 Pamela Rd, Framingham, MA to start our ride. You can enjoy your choice of 10, 30, 50, or 75 mile routes to visit area synagogues. This event is for first timers and experienced bikers, as well as singles or families! For details, click HERE and to register, please visit THIS website.
The Lexington Interfaith Garden is now in its 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 Summer 2017 schedule. Upcoming dates: June 27, July 18, August 8, 22, and September 5, 2017.
Everyone is invited on Thursday, June 29 immediately following Evening Minyan at 7:30 PM for a talk and discussion with Dr. Sharon Shalom. Rabbi Dr. Sharon Zaude Shalom is a Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Born Zaude Tesfay in an Ethiopian village, Shalom emigrated to Israel as an eight year-old in a rescue mission by the Mossad and the Jewish Agency, following two years in the Tawa refugee camp in Sudan. As a young Ethiopian immigrant in Israel, he struggled with questions of identity and his place in Israeli society. Those questions have influenced his scholarship and teaching. Today, Shalom holds a doctorate in Jewish philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and is a lecturer at Bar-Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities. In addition to his academic positions, Shalom also serves as a rabbi of Kedoshei Yisrael, a community in Kiryat Gat established by Holocaust survivors.
The evening will include a discussion of the Jewish immigrant experience in Israel, the US and beyond, so come with your questions and personal stories! This event is co-sponsored by Temple Emunah's Israel Committee and Combined Jewish Philanthropies' Boston Haifa Connection, and light refreshments will be served. Click HERE for our flyer.
Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday mornings, starting July 6, as we meet at 10:00 AM at The Kickstand Cafe in Arlington (594 Mass Ave) for schmoozing and a casual stroller walk! At 10:15 we will start walking along the Arlington Bike Path. After walking, parents have the option to bring their kids to the Spy Pond Playground! This program is recommended for parents with children 0-3 years old. We will meet all four Thursdays in July. Free and no RSVP necessary!
Join Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Michael Fel at Rancatore’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Lexington Center! Schmooze over ice cream and milk shakes and get all your Jewish questions answered! Next date is Thursday, July 6, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Rancatore's is located at: 1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420. No RSVP necessary! Click HERE for our flyer.
Join Rabbi Lerner, Lester Blumberg, Mark Druy and other Temple Emunah riders for A Trek Through The Talmud bike ride. We will meet at Temple Emunah at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 11 and head on a 25-mile bike ride (helmets required). This will be a no-drop ride. If the group is big enough and there is a wish to divide the group into a slower and faster pace, we will do that at the start.
We will stop in Bedford for some learning, and then take the Bike Path into Arlington for dinner at Zhu Vegan, a kosher, vegan restaurant on Mass Ave. Please bring your own money for your dinner. We hope to arrive for dinner around 7:00 PM. After dinner, folks can either bike back to the shul or to their homes. RSVP to Ellen at RabbiAdmin@TempleEmunah and let her know if you can join us. Please specify if you will be going on the bike ride or if you just wish to meet us for dinner at Zhu at 7:00 PM. All are welcome! See our flyer.
Join the Temple Staff for ice-cold watermelon and music! We meet in the front of the building after lunch (1:00-1:30 PM) on the following dates: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 2017. This program is free and open to all. Feel free to hang out on our playground afterwards! FLYER.
Calling All Play Readers (and Listeners)! We are happy to announce that our new Theme Night at Minyan Mini Series: Monthly Play Reading is a great success! Everyone is invited to join us on the second Wednesday of the month 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.)
Bring your tots and join us at The Interfaith Garden, across from The Lexington Green, on Tuesday, July 25, 4:30-6:00 PM for planting, harvesting, and playing! The Lexington Interfaith Garden is now in its 8th year of growing and distributing food via the Lexington Food Pantry. Our work involves planting, weeding, and harvesting, all done under the direction of our expert head gardener, so no gardening knowledge is needed, but you must be
Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, with 88% of all cardiac arrests occurring in the home. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is most likely to be someone you love. If bystander CPR is not provided immediately, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival falls 7-10% for every minute of delay. HOWEVER, effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Be someone who can make a difference!
Sign up for our 4-hour course on Sunday, August 13, starting at 1:00 PM (you must attend the entire course to be certified). The class includes training in CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants, the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), along with treatment of choking. The cost of the course is $50 ($38 for additional members of the same household), and we must have payment in advance by check made out to "Emergency Response Training." Checks should be mailed prior to the course to Jodie Parmer at Temple Emunah.
Now that the weather is nice, how about taking some Hebrew classes with friends? There are opportunities with Ivrit LaKol in both Lexington and in Newton this summer!
Intermediate Conversational Hebrew with Sigalit Davis
Hebrew for Travelers and Beyond with Sigalit Davis
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 2017 dates are still TBD. Flyer with more details 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!