The Lexington Interfaith Garden is now in its 10th year of growing and distributing food via the Lexington Food Pantry. All of the work, including planting, weeding, and harvesting, is done
Worried about cooking a Passover-friendly meal ALL 8 nights? The Family Ed Committee has you covered! Come for a delightful evening of delicious food and Passover fun on Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 PM. The cost is $18 / Adult, $12 / Kids (ages 4-12 years), free for 0-3 years. RSVP to Jodie Parmer no later than April 10 to reserve your spot!
There will also be a 45 minute interactive Magic Show with Boston's Premiere Magician, Bonaparte! Both kids and adults love Bonaparte's dazzling, interactive style with his unique blend of magic, comedy, origami, balloon sculpture, and more! FLYER
Join Joanna Katz, Temple Member and Dance/Yoga Instructor for dancing, and high-energy fun! Class will meet for 8 Weeks, April 30—June 18, 2019, on Tuesdays, 9:30—10:30 AM, in the Rubinovitz Social Hall. Zumba is a cardio dance workout that combines Latin and international rhythms creating a dynamic, exhilarating and effective fitness program. Joanna's fun, vibrant non-competitive teaching style puts students right at ease. This class is open to all levels of fitness.
Our annual Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Commemoration, will be on Wednesday, May 1st, beginning with Minhah services in the Wolk Family Chapel at 6:45 PM. There will be a program at 7:00 PM, geared towards adults, followed by a performance by the Mak’haylah choir. At 7:55 our Yad students will join the commemoration, which includes Ma’ariv services, candle lighting, memorial prayers for the victims of the Shoah, Kaddish, and songs. This is a meaningful community event and we hope everyone can attend. FLYER
All adults are invited to a screening of the film Who Will Write Our History, on Sunday, May 5, starting at 7:30 PM in the Rubinovitz Social Hall, a true story of a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto who defied the Nazis with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.
Who Will Write Our History is told from the point of view of Oyneg Shabes members. In addition to Ringelblum, the “main characters” of the film will be Rachel Auerbach, Rabbi Shimon Huberman and Abraham Lewin. The story of the Archive and of the Warsaw Ghetto will be woven together from their writings. Their powerful, in-the-moment, eyewitness reporting from Hell is given voice in the film by actors. This film is being sponsored by the Temple Sisterhood and is free to attend. Please note that this film discusses the Holocaust, and may not be appropriate for children. Parents should use discretion. Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer. FLYER
Join all your Temple Emunah friends and the Israeli community of Lexington for our annual celebration of Israel’s Independence at Temple Emunah! Falafel dinner, Israeli dancing, games, birthday cake, a gaga tournament, and more! This event is on Wednesday, May 8, starting at 5:30 PM; you can register on-line. More details HERE!
Studies have shown that older people are more skilled in resolving conflicts, and appreciate the dynamics and opportunities involved. Join us Sunday, once a month, noon to 1:30 PM, to discuss the challenges of aging and find creative solutions. Facilitated by Toni Stechler. We meet in the Pious Chapel; upcoming dates HERE.
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.
This popular Vinyasa Yoga class with Jen Geller has been extended for another Spring Session! Thursday mornings, through May 23, 2019, 9:30 AM in Rubinovitz Social Hall Two. Cost is $10 / session or $60 for all 8 classes. Vinyasa Yoga is a physical form of yoga where postures are combined to create a flow. By combining breath with movement, this flow can build strength, increase flexibility, and can help calm the body, and bring clarity to the mind. Accessible for all levels - bring a mat and an open mind! FLYER
This year the Adult Ed Committee is running two parallel tracks of the Shalom Hartman Institute video lecture series - a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lerner (Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM), and Dessert and Discussion with Rabbi Fel (Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:30 PM). Through videos, lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we welcome back the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the Temple Emunah community this Fall.
In an age of radical polarization in modern society, with a rise in religious fundamentalism on the one hand and a rise of atheism on the other, how does Jewish tradition approach dilemmas of faith? In this series, Hartman scholars explore the foundational issue of faith, engaging in broad and deep analysis of some of the many dilemmas that faith in the modern world raises. Based on classical Jewish tradition and contemporary Jewish thought and life, Dilemmas of Faith addresses the big questions raised by the intersection of faith and reason, faith and history, faith and politics, and the faith experience. More details HERE!
Every Wednesday morning Rabbis Lerner and Fel teach about the Halakhah (Jewish legal) and spiritual aspects of prayer over a light breakfast. Join us each week for minyan at 7:00 AM followed by breakfast and learning at 7:30 AM. This event is free of charge. Please join us! FLYER
All are invited to join Temple Emunah’s Perek Yomi study group, which meets on a regular basis to read and discuss the Bible. This group meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 PM in the Temple Emunah Library. The original perek yomi (daily chapter) concept, promoted by the Conservative movement, was to read one chapter a day, eventually covering the entire
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. Click HERE for our 2018-19 Schedule