Spring in the Garden

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
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! Our Spring schedule is: April 16, 30, May 14, 28, and June 11, 2019. For more information see our FLYER and to sign up, contact Larry Marin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Matzah and Magic

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


 

Zumba Class

Everyone is invited on Sunday, April 28, 9:45 AM, in the Rubinovitz Social Hall for an hour of zumba, dancing, and high-energy fun! Led by Pre-School mom and Temple Member Joanna Katz of Dance Rainbow in Lexington, this class is open to all levels of fitness. Zumba is a cardio dance workout that combines Latin and international rhythms creating a dynamic, exhilarating and effective fitness program, and Joanna's fun, vibrant non-competitive teaching style puts students right at ease. Support the Pre-School, work up a sweat, and have a blast with your friends! Cost is $15 and all proceeds go towards the Pre-School Scholarship fund. There will also be fun raffle prizes available! Please RSVP 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, but walk-ins are also welcome. FLYER

Joanna is a choreographer, dancer, and middle school teacher who is an avid Zumba enthusiast. She has taught jazz and tap classes to children and adults, and has choreographed for several college dance teams and companies. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching from Simmons College in Boston, has studied dance extensively with Lynn Simonson in NYC, and is a certified Simonson Technique Jazz instructor. Currently, she studies modern dance with Deborah Abel. Joanna is also certified in both Yoga and Zumba. She loves teaching Zumba because it brings the joy of dance to everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability. For more information on Zumba or Joanna's class offerings, contact her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that this event is for adults only (18 years or older).


 

Building Jerusalem with LEGO Blocks

On Sunday, April 28, 1:45—4:00 PM everyone is invited to join Stephen Sutton, Program Manager of Building Blocks Workshops, to build a 400 square foot model of the old city of Jerusalem. Using 70,000 LEGO blocks, we will build the walls, gates, the Kotel, the Beit Hamikdosh, David’s Tower, and more. Adults and children will work together in teams, so come together and build with us! This program is generously sponsored by the Temple Emunah Sisterhood. The cost to attend is $15 / family and we request advance registration. Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer by April 24 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). FLYER


 

Zumba Dance Class

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.

FREE DEMO Class on April 30—Come try it! For questions or to Register for the class, contact Jodie Parmer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300. Cost: $84 for all 8 classes, or $15 / drop-in fee. Class may be pro-rated. Payment goes directly to Joanna Katz. Cash, check, or credit card. FLYER


 

 

Yom HaShoah

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


 

Celebrating Our Emunah Memories

Honor our Senior Members on Sunday, May 5 and enjoy a trip down memory lane. Together, we are excited to celebrate our senior members and all of their Emunah memories with a delicious brunch. The program will be emceed by our very own Mike Rosenberg and will include a variety of speakers and opportunities for you to share your favorite Emunah memories. This event is sponsored by the Bess Ezekiel fund. Please reach out to Meli Solomon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Rebecca Weintraub (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Fred Ezekiel with any questions. We can't wait to see you there! This event is free of charge but please RSVP to Jodie Parmer by April 30. If you would like to make a contribution to the Bess Ezekiel Memorial Fund, please contact the main office. FLYER


 

Who Will Write Our History?

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


 

Yom HaZikaron 2019

A Day of Remembrance for Israeli Fallen Soldiers & Victims of Terror, Tuesday evening, May 7, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please honor this day with songs, poems, and personal stories. You are welcome to wear a white top, as is the custom in Israel. This program is co-sponsored by the Israeli School of Lexington and the IAC. Contact Rachel Raz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions. FLYER


 

Yom Ha'atzmaut 2019

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!


 

Lag Ba'Omer

Don’t miss the fun! Temple Emunah, the IAC and The Israeli School of Lexington invite you to our annual Lag Ba'Omer Celebration on Thursday, May 23, starting at 5:00 PM. BBQ dinner, a variety of family activities, crafts, Israeli dancing with Kfir, games and more. We will end with singing around the bonfire and roasting potatoes and marshmallows. All are welcome. This event will happen rain or shine! Cost is $10 / adult, $5 / kid 4-12 years, 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 May 14th. FLYER


 

The Wisdom Project

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 solutionsFacilitated by Toni Stechler. We meet in the Pious Chapel; upcoming dates HERE.


 

Meditation at Temple Emunah

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. 

At Temple Emunah we have three on-going meditation groups, and you are welcome to try them all - no experience necessary! We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings, 8:30 - 9:20 AM, monthly on Thursday afternoons, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, and monthly on Shabbat mornings, 9:30 - 10:15 AM. For questions about any of these sessions contact Barbara Neustadt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To see our schedule for the 2018-19 year, click HERE.


 

Yoga Class Extended!

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


 

Me'ah Select with Rabbi Leonard Gordon

From Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, to Joseph, Moses, Miriam, King David, and the Queen of Sheba, biblical figures loom large in classic stories of Christians and Muslim. Do these shared stories connect us, divide us, or both? In this class - Shared Stories: The Afterlife of Biblical Heroes and Heroines in the New Testament and Quran, we will offer a basic introduction to Christianity and Islam as we read these fascinating stories. We will also address several larger issues, such as the nature of the Bible as a literary work of art and the shifting political and religious roles of prophet, judge, priest, and king over Books of Samuel. This class will meet at Temple Emunah on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - Noon, starting February 14, 2019. Please register through chaverweb.net or email Rabbi Amy Hertz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, click HERE.


 

Shalom Hartman Series: Dilemmas of Faith

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!


 

Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Learning

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


 

Perek Yomi Study Group

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
Hebrew Bible. Our group has modified this approach since 30 chapters is too much to discuss in one meeting. It is instead proceeding at a more leisurely pace of about 12 chapters per month. To find out what chapters we are currently reading, contact Larry Marin at (781) 861-7855 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FLYER


 

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. Click HERE for our 2018-19 Schedule