Photography: Theme Night at Minyan

The famous photographer Ansel Adams once said “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” Do you love framing and seeing the world through your camera? Do you seek out opportunities to see great photographs? Do you wonder how to improve even the snapshots you take with your smartphone? Whatever your level of expertise and experience, come to Evening Minyan on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 PM and stay for a discussion of all things photographic. This theme night is hosted by Stan Deutsch and Lou Stuhl and is sponsored by The Ladle Fund. All are welcome! FLYER


 

Live Jazz Music

Don't miss an evening of live Jazz Music by The Rebecca Zola Quintet at Temple Emunah in Lexington! The Rebecca Zola Quintet, which is made up of musicians from both Israel and the United States, will be playing their own arrangements of jazz standards, some of their favorite compositions with Hebrew lyrics, as well as original compositions by Rebecca. Singers Rebecca and Gaya create unique vocal harmonies, and also improvise together and with the rest of the group.

Rebecca has performed internationally, including at the Bern International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, at venues around Israel, and around the United States. She is currently based in Israel where she is studying music and ethnomusicology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rebecca is extremely excited to bring this special group of musicians to her hometown community at Temple Emunah.

This show will be on Saturday evening, February 23; doors open at 7:45 PM. Cost is $15/Person in advance, $20 at the door. Vegetarian appetizers and desserts will be served. Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FLYER


 

Brotherhood Afternoon of Games

Join the Brotherhood on Sunday, February 24, 1:00 - 4:00 PM for an afternoon of games, snacks, and fun! Come out of the cold and into our casual, warm, friendly afternoon of friends and fun! This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to David Geisler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And feel free to bring your own favorite board game! FLYER


 

Theme Night at Minyan: Next Steps for Seniors

The process and decision making for what to do as you or your loved ones age is personal and different for each of us. No one solution is appropriate for everyone, and there are multiple paths to get to a satisfying situation. At this Theme Night at Minyan on Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 PM, there will be brief presentations explaining the differences between staying at home, CCC, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. If you are planning for your own future, are working to help move your loved ones, or if you have been through this process and are willing to share your experience, please come and participate in this discussion!

Come with questions that will help you know what you need to consider when making the right decision for you or your family. All positions and ideas will be respected! Our facilitators and the topic they will present will be: Rachel Rosenblum (Aging in Place at Home), and Barbara Wells (CCC, Continuous Care Community). FLYER


 

Cafe Emunah Lunch and Movie

Everyone is welcome to join us at Temple Emunah on Thursday, February 28 at noon for an informal $5 lunch followed by a movie at 1:00 PM. A chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in a casual, fun setting! This event is part of our Daytime Programming Initiative and is sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Please RSVP to Janet Goldberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know if you have any dietary restrictions. FLYER


 

 

Friday Night Tot Shabbat & Dinner

All families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat on Friday, March 1st, 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Temple Emunah, co-sponsored with the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston. We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Ravid Tilles, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at Schechter to help lead our Tot Service, with songs, stories, and fun! Following services will be a casual vegetarian dinner with Shabbat rituals, schmoozing and Shabbat-appropriate games for kids. This program is free and open to all! Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 26.  FLYER


 

Shop at Wilson Farm Day

Get wonderful fruit, veggies, and more, and support the Billy Dalwin Pre-School of Temple Emunah! On Wednesday, March 6, you can shop at Wilson Farm in Lexington (10 Pleasant Street) and 20% of your purchase will be donated to our Pre-School.  You must present THIS flyer, which you can either pick up at the Temple Office, or you can show it digitally on your phone. If we are the top-earning school, we will get 25% of our collective sales. Thank you for your support!


 

300 Ways to Create an Unforgettable Seder

Don't miss this wonderful FREE community Passover program with Dr. Murray Spiegel on Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 PM! With a passion for Judaism, Passover, and language, speech researcher Dr. Murray Spiegel has a reputation for innovative Seders, which have been featured in The New York Times and filmed by PBS. Enjoy his infectious enthusiasm and learn how to make your next Seder the fun and interesting it's ever been! 

This program is generously sponsored by the Temple Emunah Sisterhood, and is in collaboration with the Adult Education Committee and the Religious School. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.FLYER


 

Torah Fund Brunch 2019

Temple Emunah Sisterhood invites the entire community to their annual Torah Fund Brunch on Sunday, March 10, 10:00 AM, honoring this year's Light of Torah, Barbara Posnick. Barbara has been a dedicated participant in Sisterhood events and has served Temple Emunah in many capacities, including leading roles with Minyan Katan, the Social Action and Religious Affairs Committees, and as past President of the Temple. Barbara and her husband Carl Mikkelsen live in Wayland and have been members of Temple Emunah since 1999. Barbara is the stepmother of Carl’s children, Deborah and Eilif. Barbara is a retired health actuary and is an Adjunct Professor in Boston University’s Actuarial Science Program.

The program will feature keynote speaker Shari Lowen, who will talk about "The Mothers of Moses." Click HERE to see our flyer with the JTS Donation Categories. Checks should be made payable to Torah Fund. Please RSVP by March 5 to Cindy Bobrow at 781-861-1920 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Hobbies and Collectibles: Theme Night at Minyan

Do you collect dolls, coins, stamps, baseball cards, trains, action figures, etc.? Do you like to watch “Antiques Roadshow”? Come to Minyan on Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 PM, and stay for an evening of hobby tales from childhood through the present, hosted by Ed Willins.

Ed Willins is a former U.S. History teacher and binge watcher of many of the antique collectibles tv shows. He still checks his pocket change for older coins. Theme Nights at Minyan are free and open to all, and are sponsored by The Ladle Fund. What you put in the pot comes out in the ladle! FLYER


 

Glatzer Memorial Weekend 2019

We are happy to share with you the exciting plans for this year’s Glatzer Memorial Weekend at Temple Emunah March 15 and 16 with scholar Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld. This year marks the 41st year since the inception of the Glatzer Fund at Temple Emunah. We hope you will join this year’s Friends of Glatzer to honor the memories of Anne and Nahum Glatzer, distinguished and active members of Temple Emunah. Click HERE for our Registration Form.


 

Purim Carnival 2019

Save the date for our upcoming Purim Carnival! Bouncy houses, face painting, games, prizes, and more - don't miss out on the fun on Sunday, March 17! The Carnival opens at 10:00 AM for families with young children (0-5 years), and opens to all ages at 11:00 AM. Beat the lines and purchase an all-pass wristband in advance. Contact Beni Summers for details and if you are willing to volunteer at the carnival. 


 

Man of the Year Dinner 2019

The Brotherhood is pleased to announce that Rabbi Michael Fel will be honored as our 2019 Man of the Year at their annual membership dinner. The entire Temple community is invited to attend on Sunday, March 17, 5:30 PM, in the Rubinovitz Social Hall. Please RSVP by Friday, March 6th, 2019 via E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Howard at (781) 863-8747. Let us know if you prefer a vegetarian meal or have special dietary needs.

Suggested Event Minimum Donation: $9.00 per person. Checks should be made payable to TEMPLE EMUNAH BROTHERHOOD. Join us at the bar for “Brewfest” home-brewed Brotherhood beer. A selection of Passover wines will be available for tasting and for sale. FLYER


 

Purim Celebration 2019

Join us for the fun! On Wednesday evening, March 20, everyone is invited for a community dinner sponsored by The Ladle Fund, followed by our Megillah reading with pantomime, pranks, and more. Cost for the dinner is $15 / adult, $10 / kids ages 4-12, free for 0-3 years. More details coming soon.

And don't forget to contribute to Temple Emunah’s Yad Chessed Purim Appeal! Temple Emunah is again conducting its annual Matanot la’evyonim (Gifts to the Poor) Purim appeal. Your contribution directly helps local Jews in need. To donate securely online, go to THIS WEBSITE and specify “Temple Emunah” in the Synagogue/School Affiliation field. You may also mail your check payable to Temple Emunah/Yad Chessed Fund to the temple office, or bring your check or cash contribution to our Megillah reading on Wednesday night, March 20 or Thursday morning, March 21. Please give as generously as you can to this unique community organization. For more information, contact Bob Russman-Halperin at (781)248-4181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Women’s Community Seder Women Who Dared

Temple Emunah of Lexington cordially invites all women—daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends—to Our Women’s Community Seder 2019 - Women Who Dared: Stories of Rebels and Scandals, with music led by Rabbi Suri Krieger, on Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

This year’s seder will combine music, sharing, and learning as we come together to celebrate the meaning of Passover and honor the women who defied the norms to bring about change and improve lives. We will dance, sing, and eat in the spirit of the Passover seder. Light refreshments will be served. We will once again be collecting brown rice, whole grain crackers, and tzedakah for the Jewish Family & Children Services Family Table. Cost is $18 / adult, $10 / under 18 years.

The Women’s Community Seder is a joint program of Temple Emunah’s Adult Education Committee and the Temple Emunah Sisterhood. For more information please contact Jenny Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To RSVP, please fill out THIS Form.


 

 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

Vinyasa Yoga with Jen Geller

Our Vinyasa Yoga class with Jen Geller was so popular, we're running it for another session! Join fellow congregant Jen Geller for yoga on Thursday mornings, 9:30 - 10:30 AM in the Temple Emunah Rubinovitz Social Hall. 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 yoga practitioners- beginners, veterans, young and old. Bring your own yoga mat and an open mind!

This session will meet January 10th through March 7th (it will not meet on February 21). The cost is $50 for the entire class or $10 drop-in rate per session. Checks should be made out to The Temple Emunah Sisterhood. For more details, see our flyer.


 

I Remember When...Writing Class with Jenny Brown

This class on writing your own life story was so popular, the Adult Ed Committee is offering a 2nd Session, starting February 4! If you’ve ever thought about writing your stories down, this class is your opportunity. We’ll use writing prompts, read examples of memoir, and discuss good memoir writing techniques, as you create a story of your life in this six-week class (February 4 - March 18). No writing experience is necessary, and all writing will be done in class, with optional prompts given for those who wish to write more on their own. You only need paper and pen or a laptop and your memories. Everyone has a story. Now is the time to tell yours. Please note that space for this class is limited so RSVP right away! To RSVP for this class, email Linna Ettinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cost is $18 / new student; and FREE for members of the 1st session who are extending their enrollment. FLYER


 

LIJS Spring 2019 Course

"Men may change their clothes ... [but] they cannot change their grandfathers." So wrote Jewish philosopher Horace Kallen in 1915. A century later, this is no longer quite true. We live in a world where identity is increasingly a matter of choice rather than a function of birth. This year, the LIJS Jews in Film course takes boundary-crossing as its theme. The films we will discuss center around how modernity challenges Jews to become a "choosing people," not simply a chosen people.

Join Professor Jonathan Krasner for Out of Bounds: LIJS’s Third Annual Course on Jewish Film on Wednesday evenings, March 27, April 3, and April 10, 2019, 7:45 PM at Temple Isaiah. Click HERE for more details, including the three films we will be watching, as well as registration information.


 

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