Emunah Connect Survey

We don't often talk about our professional lives. Many times, a uniquely qualified resource is sitting next to us in Shul, but we don't know it. Emunah Connect is a new initiative that provides professional networking opportunities for temple members. Similar to "LinkedIn," Emunah Connect will help facilitate finding willing contacts in our Temple community for professional advice.

Some of us will be seeking advice, guidance and/or information. Others will possess knowledge and expertise and are willing to share this with a fellow temple member. Some of us will be interested in both. To start, we are asking people to fill out THIS SURVEY. If you have trouble filling it out or have questions, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family members are also invited to participate. If you have a family member (e.g., a recent college graduate who no longer lives at home), who might be interested. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Ken Bruss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser

Support the Temple Emunah Sisterhood and send sweet wishes to your family and friends for the New Year! Order a distinctive 8-oz jar of kosher honey, decorated with a festive label and including a personalized card reading "l'Shana Tova, Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year." Cost is $12 / jar, including shipping and handling (within the United States - they can mail outside the U.S. for an additional fee) if you order by Wednesday, July 11. After July 11 there is an additional $5 / jar shipping fee. Order today at this website!

If you wish to fill out a paper order form, fill THIS FORM out and send it to Cindy Bobrow at 11 Battle Green Road, Lexington, MA 02421 by July 3rd. Checks should be made out to Temple Emunah Sisterhood. For more information, email Cindy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FLYER


 

Playground Meet Up for Jewish Families of Greater Boston

All families with young children are welcome to join us at Temple Emunah for a playground meet-up on Saturday, June 23, 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Meet other families in the area, schmooze with parents and let the kids run around and have fun! We will provide some light snacks. This event is free and no RSVP is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there! See our event on Facebook. This event is part of a series of playground meet-ups organized by Jewish Families of Greater Boston.


 

Chili Cook-off and Carnival

The New England Region Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs is having a Chili Cook-off and Carnival on Sunday, June 24, 1:00 - 4:00 PM and our own Temple Emunah Brotherhood is participating! Admission is just $5 / person (free for kids 0-13 years) and entitles you to sample and vote on all the chili submissions! There will also be kosher food purveyors selling other food and children's activities such as a bouncy house and pony rides. This event will take place at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham (50 Pamela Road). See more details HERE.


 

Interfaith Garden 2018 Schedule

The Interfaith Garden is now in its 9th 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 necessary, but you must be willing to get your hands dirty! 

Our upcoming dates are as follows: June 26, July 10, 24, and August 21, 2018. As always, our assigned times are all on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The garden is at 5 Harrington Rd. Parking is available next door at First Parish Church in their back lot. For questions or to sign up, contact Larry Marin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.FLYER


 

Rabbis at Ranc's

Join Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Michael Fel at Rancatore‚Äôs Ice Cream Shoppe in Lexington Center! Schmooze over ice cream and milk shakes And get all your Jewish questions answered. Rabbi Fel will be there on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 PM and Rabbi Lerner will be there on Tuesday, July 10 and 1:00 PM. No RSVP necessary, just come join us! FLYER


 

Summer Speaker Series

Every Summer at Temple Emunah we welcome different congregants to speak on Shabbat on a variety of topics. This year our Summer Shabbat Speaker Series will begin on Saturday, June 30 with Hal Miller-Jacobs (Ben Einsidler to lead services). Full line up HERE!!


 

 

Watermelon Wednesdays in the Summer

Join our Rabbis, staff, and Pre-School families for ice cold watermelon throughout the summer! We will meet in front of the building on Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 - 1:30, from July 11 through August 8. There will be music, schmoozing, and fun! Feel free to hang out at our playground afterwards. No RSVP necessary. FLYER 


 

A Trek Through the Talmud Bike Ride

Join Rabbi Lerner, Lester Blumberg, Mark Druy, and other Temple Emunah riders on Thursday, July 19 for A Trek Through The Talmud Bike Ride. We will meet at Temple Emunah at 5:00 PM and head on a 25-mile bike ride (helmets required). The first part from the shul to the end of the bike path will be a faster pace (15-17 mph).

We invite riders of all speeds to meet at the end of the bike path in Bedford for some learning at 5:30. From there, we will ride together on the bike path to Arlington. We will aim to have dinner together at Zhu Vegan, a kosher, vegan restaurant on Mass Ave. in Arlington at 7:00 PM. Please bring your own money for your dinner. After dinner, folks can either bike back to the shul or to their homes. More info HERE.


 

Pasta and Prayers

Temple Emunah invites all families with young children for a special Friday night Shabbat experience and dinner on Friday, August 17. We will start at 5:00 PM with a casual pasta dinner with salads and sides, then come together for musical services led by Rabbi Michael Fel with songs, stories, dancing, and more! After services we will do Shabbat rituals and have a yummy dessert, ending by 7:00 PM. All are welcome to join us! See our FLYER for more details.


 

Meditation at Temple Emunah

Join Rabbi Lerner and Barbara Neustadt for a weekly morning meditation group on Tuesday mornings, 8:30 - 9:20 AM or for our Minhah Meditation Group which meets monthly on Thursday afternoons, 4:00 - 4:50 PM (upcoming dates TBD). Come to either or BOTH! 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.

We also meet monthly on Shabbat, 9:30 - 10:15 AM. For questions about Shabbat meditation, see our flyer or contact Miriam Sadofsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

I Remember When...Writing Your Life Story

We all have stories, whether big stories of careers and life-altering events or little stories of favorite friends and special moments. If you've ever thought about writing those stories down, this class with Jenny Brown is your opportunity. We'll use writing prompts, read examples of memoir, and discuss good memoir writing techniques, as you creat a story of your life in this six-week class. No writing experience necessary and all writing will be done in class. You only need paper and pen (or laptop) and your memories. Everyone has a story. Now is the time to tell yours. Class will meet on Mondays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM on the following dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26, 2018. Suggested donation of $18.


 

ME'AH Select with Dr. Jacob Meskin

Most of us learn the history of Jews and Judaism in the modern period from scholarly history texts and original documents. Such learning provides an invaluable view of the big picture, but also leaves out the lived dimension of the events and developments.  In this ME'AH Select class, The Modern Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Short Stories with Dr. Jacob Meskin, we will use short stories to explore the experiences of Jews facing modernity's exciting opportunities and often agonizing trials. The class is 10 sessions long and begins October 18, 2018. We will meet at Temple Emunah on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - Noon. See more details HERE..