Sisterhood Honey Sale 5778

Please support our Temple Emunah Sisterhood Fall Fundraiser by sending a beautiful gift bottle of Kosher Rosh Hashanah honey to your friends and family. Everyone will love this sweet gift for the New Year! We are happy to continue to take written orders with this ORDER FORM, however, you can also order bottles directly through THIS WEBSITE! By ordering on-line you can use your credit card, and they can save your information year-to-year. You can also personalize your gift messages, and orders through the website go through August 28. Be sure to use our discount code: TESHONEY!

If you are ordering through a written form, please fll it out and send it back to Cindy Bobrow by August 18, 2017 with a check made out to Temple Emunah Sisterhood. For questions or more details, contact Cindy at: Cindy Bobrow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 781.861.1920. Each bottle costs $11 if you pick it up at the Temple, or $12 if you have it shipped directly to the recipient. Please review our LETTER for more details.


 

PRIDE Picnic for families

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Temple Emunah Playground on Wednesday, September 6, 10:30—Noon, for a special PRIDE Picnic & Playground event!! Bring your own picnic lunch and we will provide snacks, treats, and drinks. We will also have crafts, face-painting, and story time! In case of rain, this event will be held indoors.

This program is co-sponsored by The Temple Emunah KERUV Committee, by KESHET Boston, and by PJ Library. The KERUV Committee at Temple Emunah endeavors to enhance our practices as a community that welcomes all Jewish men and women - and their partners, whether Jewish or not - without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, or disability. KESHET is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. A representative from KESHET will be at this event with resources for families on LGBTQ issues in the Jewish community of Boston. FLYER HERE.

This program is made possible through a grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and PJ Library Alliance partners. "PJ Library" and "PJ Library logo" are registered trademarks of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. All rights reserved.


 

Emunah Reads: Radical Judaism

Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday, September 6 after evening minyan at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the book Radical Judaism, Rethinking God and Tradition, by Art Green.  The discussion will be led by Rabbi Lerner and light refreshments will be served. Be sure to order you copy today so you have enough time to read it, and remember if you order through Amazon Smile, we get a percentage of your sale! Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know; same products, same prices, same service - but once you have made your order through them, all future purchases will support Temple Emunah. Click HERE for our flyer.


 

Friday Morning Ride with the Rabbi

Join Rabbi Lerner and other Emunah Cyclists on Friday, September 8, starting at 7:00 AM for a fun, fast ride from his home in Lexington out to Concord and back! The plan is to ride 18-23 Miles; average pace 16-18 mph. Email Lester Blumberg for details and updates: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyer HERE.


 

Welcome Back BBQ and Barekhu

Don't miss our welcome back BBQ and Shabbat celebration! Come celebrate the start of the new school year with music, singing, great food, friends and fun on Friday, September 8, starting with Minhah at 5:00 PM! We will have a bbq dinner outside (weather permitting) at 5:15 PM, followed by a musical Kabbalat Shabbat with singing and dancing, ending with Ma’ariv, Kiddush (with Shabbat rituals), dessert, singing, and schmoozing. All are invited! Cost is just $12/Adult, $8/kid (ages 4-12), and free for 0-3 years. Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by September 1st. Flyer HERE.


 

Camp Israel Shabbat 2017

Join us on Shabbat morning, Saturday, September 9, starting at 9:30 AM as we honor those who spent the summer (or any past summer!) at camp or on a trip to Israel. There will be speeches by current campers and teens will help lead services.  If you are already thinking about camp for next summer, feel free to ask around to find out more about all the great camps represented! For more details, contact Me'ir Sherer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Baby Sign & Play Class

Each year we collaborate with Sign and Play for a 6 or 8 week course for babies and toddlers (0-2 years old) and their care-givers to learn sign language in this fun, interactive, musical play group! Sign language engages your whole body in learning. It helps infants & toddlers communicate, and preschoolers build their literacy skills. Tots in this class will have fun reading, signing, and playing games, while learning American Sign Language vocabulary with Jillian Berlinski, who has a Masters of Education and is a certified elementary and special education teacher. Our next class will start Tuesday, September 12, 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Click HERE for more information!


 

Ice Cream Sundae Welcome Back Event

The Temple Emunah Membership Committee is hosting a community Ice Cream Sundae Party on Sunday, September 10, 2:00-4:00 PM! Everyone is invited to our Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Party where we'll have lots of ice cream treats, lawn games, and other activities for kids and adults alike! We look forward to welcoming recently-joined members to the community, and schmoozing with old friends. This program is FREE of charge, but we request an RSVP by Tuesday, September 5, by filling out THIS FORM or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is co-sponsored by the Membership Committee and The Temple Emunah Brotherhood. Flyer HERE.


 

Sisterhood Paid Up Supper 2017

Celebrate the start of our 2017/2018 Sisterhood year of events by joining us for a Sweet New Year's Dinner on Wednesday, September 13, 6:15 PM appetizers, 7:00 PM Dinner in the Temple Emunah Social Hall! Catch up with old friends, welcome new members, have fun, learn about what's new this year in Sisterhood, and help us get this year off to a great start! The dinner is free for all paid-up Sisterhood members (membership dues are $36 for the year). Please RSVP for the dinner to Jane Epstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by September 10, 2017. Shanah Tovah! Flyer HERE.


 

Pasta and Prayers Event for Families with Young Children

Temple Emunah invites all families with young children (ages 0-5 years) for a special Friday night Shabbat experience and dinner on Friday, September 15, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. We will start with a casual pasta dinner with lots of salads and sides, then come together for musical services with songs, stories, dancing, and more! After services we will do Shabbat rituals and have a yummy dessert. The whole event takes place in our Social Hall. Cost is just $10/Adult, $5/Kid, Free for 0-3 year olds. All are welcome! More information here.


 

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: August 22 and September 5, 2017.


 

ME'AH Classic, 2017-18

Join us this fall for ME'AH Classic in Lexington! Embark on a fascinating 2-year journey through the narrative of the Jewish people from ancient to present times. Explore the Biblical, Rabbinic, Medieval, and Modern periods of Jewish history. The class meets on Monday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, starting October 16, 2017. The fall semester will meet at Temple Isaiah in Lexington and will be taught by Rabbi Benjamin Samuels of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton. For more details, see their FLYER


 

ME'AH SELECT - Crucial Moments in Israeli History

This course introduces students to certain critical moments in the history of the modern state of Israel through short stories. The stories range from the earliest days of the pioneers to the 21st century. Written by men and women, Ashkenazim and Sefardim/Mizrachim, Jews and Arabs, secularists and traditionalists, these stories open up for us uniquely visceral and imaginative windows on many of the compelling events that have shaped the history of Israel. The class will meet on Thursday mornings, 9:30 - 12:15 PM at Temple Emunah, starting October 19, 2017. See our flyer for more details. 


 

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: August 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.


 

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.