Be sure to come back to Temple Emunah on Tuesday, October 22, for our Simhat Torah morning Yom Tov services, starting at 9:15 AM with Hakafot, dancing, and celebrating as we honor this year's Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereisheet, Leon Gunther and Joelle Gunther. More details HERE.
Share the merriment of our Simhat Torah celebration with other young families! Join the Torah parade, k’vell (feel the pride) as our children are called to the Torah for an aliyah (Torah blessing), sing, dance, listen to a holiday story, have a special snack, and more as Shelley Rossman, our Billy Dalwin Pre-School Director, leads us in an interactive holiday experience fun for all on Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 AM! This event is free and open to all. Families are also welcome to stay for our community Kiddush lunch and to play on our playground after services. Please RSVP to Shelley, but walk-ins are welcome. More details HERE.
Join us for monthly discussions over lunch as we learning about Jewish values and tradition through Jewish children’s stories! Using children’s literature to introduce a variety of topics of Jewish interest, we will review books and examine the history of where the stories originate, study Midrash and other folklore that connect to the stories and highlight Biblical references.
Celebrate Emunah@60 with aliyot by the decades! Beginning on Shabbat, November 2 we will recognize Emunah members one Shabbat morning a month with a special blessing after an aliyah during services. In November, we will honor our newest members who have been part of the Temple Emunah community for up to 9 years (those who joined between 2010 and 2019.)
The festivities will proceed as follows: Your group will be called up to the Torah and a representative will chant the aliyah. Then our Rabbis will offer a blessing for your group. Another representative will share some brief remarks about their “Emunah experience.” Finally, there will be a special Emunah@60 birthday cake at kiddush to honor your membership decade.
Investing wisely is a concern for all of us, whether we start a family, have kids on the way to college, or plan for retirement. Please come and join us for minyan on Wednesday, November 6, 7:30pm, to exchange ideas and best practices in investing wisely to meet your personal goals in these uncertain times The discussion will be moderated by Guy Weyl and Alan Fields. Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Ladle Fund. FLYER
Dinner and a Movie returns this time with a trip to Cuba! On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Sisterhood will be showing the movie “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,” followed by a semi-traditional Cuban meal (no pork). Arroz con pollo!
“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels” is the story Marion Kreith told her daughter, co-director Judy Kreith, of her escape from Europe, evading Nazi capture and crossing the Atlantic to a tropical paradise. The movie presents her story along with the narratives of other refugees who recall their escape to Havana and the challenges they faced in an exotic and unfamiliar land.
November is Jewish Book Month! This tradition began in 1925 when Fanny Goldstein, a Boston librarian, decided to set up a display of Judaic books at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library for one week and call it “Jewish Book Week.” The idea quickly caught on, and in 1943 it was extended to a month. Temple Emunah will be celebrating Jewish Book Month by hosting an event at the Burlington Barnes and Noble on Veteran’s Day—November 11, 10:00 AM—11:30 AM, open to all!
Local author Josh Funk will be joining us at 10:30 AM to read and sign his books, and we will have a series of literacy games and activities. This event also has a mitzvah component and is a fundraiser for Temple Emunah. There will be a book drive for the holidays for a local school, and a percentage of everything you purchase will support the Temple Emunah Religious School! See our flyer for more details.
The Adult Ed Committee invites everyone to join them for a year of learning with our rabbis, thanks to the Jewish Theological Seminary's course: The Ethical Life. The complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now, more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day.
Each session includes a short video lecture featuring JTS faculty members and other expert scholars, text study, and guided group discussion led by our rabbis. Join us for this unique opportunity to study the sources of Jewish ethics in their original and learn how we can apply them today. We meet monthly, November through June, and this year we have two tracks: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lerner and Dessert and Discussion with Rabbi Kling Perkins. See dates and details HERE.
Did you know Paul Revere created the Board of Health to prevent infectious diseases? Please join Emunah Connect for Public Health Theme Night at Minyan on Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 PM. Wendy Heiger-Bernays, chair of the Lexington Board of Health, will answer questions about public health issues affecting us all – opioids, anti-vaxxing, EEE, CBD, marijuana shops, vaping, the resurgence of measles, and other issues. Please join us if you are a public health professional or interested in public health issues. Our goal is to get people of similar interests together and exchange ideas, thoughts, information, etc. See our flyer for more details.
All are welcome to attend Master Your Metabolism with Courtney Little, CN, on Thursday, November 21, 2019 , 8:00-9:30 PM, a Phyllis Klein Thrope Memorial Program at Temple Emunah. This seminar will expose the myths and truths regarding health & nutrition. You will leave this seminar feeling more empowered and educated on how to properly fuel your body and Master Your Metabolism. This seminar is open to the public and free of charge! See our FLYER for more details.
Ivrit la-Kol: Hebrew for All, an adult Hebrew literacy collaborative, will begin its 22nd year of providing and supporting Hebrew literacy in the community. The mission of Ivrit la-Kol is to enable all individuals, regardless of skill level, to acquire, improve or enhance their knowledge and comfort with Hebrew in a supportive and motivating learning environment.
Collaborative members include Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah. The affiliating synagogue is Beth El Temple Center in Belmont. Ivrit la-Kol offers courses starting with Learning to Read Hebrew and progressing up to Advanced Hebrew. To see our 5780 Brochure, click HERE. Fall 2019 classes start the week of October 27, unless otherwise noted.
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 are: October 20, November 10, December 8, 2019 and January 12, February 2, March 22, April 19, and May 17, 2020. For more details, see our flyer.
Back by popular demand! Vinyasa Yoga with Jen Geller will now be offered two times per week - on Mondays at 9:30 AM and on Tuesdays at 4:00—5:00 PM for just $10 / class! Classes will run on an on-going basis. Drop off the kids at Pre-School or Religious School and enjoy an hour of yoga! 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 also help calm the body, and bring clarity to the mind. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic form of yoga but is accessible for all levels of practitioners- beginners, veterans, young and old. Bring a mat and an open mind!
This class meets weekly, unless otherwise noted. Payment goes directly to Jen and cannot be added to your Temple Bill. Please come with cash or a check made out to Jen Geller. FLYER
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.
Every Wednesday morning Rabbis Lerner and Kling Perkins 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. All are welcome to attend. FLYER
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 2019-20 Schedule