Talmud Torah - Studying Aggadah Texts In Hebrew

Join us for a bi-weekly Hebrew group study of selected Aggadah texts from the Talmud and Midrash. These beautiful stories, elusively short and simple, unfold the world of Chazal ideas and wisdom. Study material will be given in the meetings. Free and open to all! Classes will be held at Temple Emunah on Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 PM on the following dates: June 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16, & 30, and September 13 & 27, 2017. This event is co-sponsored by Temple Emunah and the Israeli American Council. For questions, contact Revital Rotlevy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

BBQ & Barekhu

Come join us on Friday, June 23 as we celebrate Shabbat with music, singing, great food, friends and fun! We will have a bbq dinner outside (weather permitting), Kabbalat Shabbat with singing and music, ending with Ma’ariv, Kiddush (with Shabbat rituals), dessert, singing, and schmoozing. All are invited! Cost is $12 / adult, $8 / kid (ages 4-12 years), and we request RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 19. FLYER


 

Tour de Shuls 2017

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


 

Lexington Interfaith Garden Spring 2017

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.


 

The Journey from Ethiopia to Jerusalem -- Dreams and Realities

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.


 

Jewish Heritage Night at the REVS

Sign up by July 3rd for this wonderful opportunity! We will be heading to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Wednesday, July 5 for a Revolution versus New York Red Bull Game! We will be tailgating in the parking lot, starting at 5:30 PM and eating dinner together. BYOB - we will provide a light meat BBQ dinner. Feel free to bring your own snacks as well. Parking is FREE and the tickets are discounted to only $19! Stay after the game for a special fireworks display as well. To reserve tickets and find out more details, contact Beni Summers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Summer Stroller Walks in Arlington

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!

Note: On Thursday, July 13,family photographer Deborah Fischman will be at the playground and available for individual photos of your child(ren). Sign up in advance to take advantage of this opportunity! For more details, contact Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer. 


 

Rabbis at Rancs

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.


 

A Trek Through the Talmud

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.


 

Watermelon Wednesdays 2017

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.


 

Play Reading Theme Nights at Minyan - a Mini Series

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.)

Copies of each play will be provided, but feel free to bring your own, if you have one. All are welcome to come, whether to read or listen. Also, we are seeking suggestions for subsequent nights, including one-act plays, and we encourage everyone to consider facilitating a future date! Please mark your calendar for: July 12 and August 9, 2017. Future dates to be determined. For questions or comments, contact Helen Marcus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyer HERE.


 

Young Family Volunteer Opportunity at the IF Garden

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
willing to get your hands dirty!

This program is free and open to all families with young children, but please RSVP in advance to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you think you might attend. Parking is in the lot behind the First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington. See our FLYER.


 

Sundaes on Shabbat - for Families with Young Children

All families with young children are invited to join us for a Shabbat afternoon schmooze at the home of Rabbi Lerner and Sharon Levin (5 Blossom St in Lexington). Play on their trampoline and swing set, and enjoy outdoor activities for an informal afternoon of fun! We will have a light dinner and make-your-own Sundae bar. Saturday, August 5, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. FREE and open to all young families! Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyer HERE.


 

CPR Training - Get Certified!

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. 

We can only accomodate 20 people (teens are welcome to participate), so sign up today! Email Jodie to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE to see more details.


 

Ivrit la-Kol Summer Session:

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
Dates: June 12, 19, 26*; August 7, 14, September 11, 18, 2017 / 7:30-9 PM at Temple Isaiah. (*NOTE: On June 26 the class will be held at Temple Emunah.)

Hebrew for Travelers and Beyond with Sigalit Davis
Dates: June 12, 19, 26*; August 7, 14, September 11, 18, 2017 / 5:30-7:00 PM at Temple Isaiah, 6:00-7:30 PM. (*NOTE: On June 26 the class will be held at Temple Emunah.)

If you are planning to participate please send your payment to Temple Emunah 9 Piper Rd Lexington, MA 02421. Payment is $250 for Temple Emunah and Isaiah members, $275 for non-affiliating members. Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

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 2017 dates are still TBD. Flyer with more details HERE.


 

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.