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 3rd 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. Please note that you may try the class on January 3rd for FREE! For more details, see our flyer.


 

Emunat HaLev: Shabbat Afternoon Meditation

Join Rabbi Lerner, Barbara Neustadt and Beni Summers for a spiritual afternoon of meditation, niggunum (wordless singing), and a short text study to deepen our mindfulness practice on Saturday, January 5th.  This event is free, but please RSVP to Ellen Weene so we have enough food. For questions, please contact Barbara Neustadt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The program will begin at 1:15 PM with a welcome and opening meditation, and will include break times, a walking meditation, and a mindfulness eating session. Feel free to come for all or any part of the afternoon! For a more detailed schedule, see our flyer


 

Unleashing the Ashrei: Psalm 145 as You Have Never Seen it Before

Join Rabbi Lerner as we look at this timeless tefillah (prayer) in an entirely new way. We will unpack the actual Hebrew text so we can appreciate the poetry, the spirituality and the philosophy of this prayer poem that you may have been reciting for decades. In the course of these three sessions, we will try to understand what was the unknown author’s intent, as well as the hidden messages embedded in the text including the mysteriously missing “nun” letter. Join this textual adventure! Please RSVP to Ellen Weene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This class will meet in January on the following Sunday mornings: January 6 (a breakfast will be included on this day, sponsored by the Sisterhood), 9:45 -11:00 AM, January 13, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, and January 27 , 9:45 - 11:00 AM. Please note that the class meets at a different time on January 13 due to a Sisterhood Breakfast and Speaker that morning. FLYER


 

Theme Night at Minyan: BBC Mysteries

Join Joelle Gunther and Susan Cook for Evening Minyan at 7:30 PM and stay for a cuppa while we chat about our favorite coppers from across the pond on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Do you fancy light mysteries - Miss Fisher, Father Brown, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Raisin... or the dark, moody mysteries - Shetland, Dr. Blake, Vera, Luther, DCI Banks, Hinterland... and the list goes on and on? Do you prefer British, Australian or Scandinavian mysteries and where do you find them - Ch44, BritBox, Acorn?

An evening of scones and a spot of tea. Share your vices while developing new ones; we will have a bloody good time! Free and open to all. Theme Nights at minyan are sponsored by The Ladle Fund. FLYER


 

Jewish Community on The Edge

The Jewish community as we know it was built in the 1950s, the time when America became a suburban nation. The Jewish move to the suburbs resulted in the growth of the suburban synagogue and a redefinition of Jewish life and affiliation. Even though we are now in the 21st century, most of our legacy institutions remain essentially as they were. At the same time, the community is eager to engage Millennials and worries that the next generation will not be there to sustain what their parents built. Many Jewish organizations are questioning whether they will even exist ten or twenty years from now.

Amy L. Sales, Ph.D., and Senior Research Scientist at The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University has recently been studying innovation in the Jewish community, with a focus on JCCs. She has spent time talking to the creatives in the field—those who are bringing new thinking to their organizations, their communities, and their work. These creatives are drawing inspiration from across disciplines and perspectives. They have adopted an entrepreneurial orientation. They are developing their leadership; redefining their relationship with their members, participants, and with local community organizations; establishing new values; and bringing high levels of excitement and vitality to their agencies.

It is common wisdom that in a fast changing world, those that remain the same are, in fact, falling behind. There is ample evidence that it is possible for Jewish organizations to make significant adjustments to suit changing times. Our challenge is to understand what it will take to get more of our agencies, organizations and synagogues to enter the 21st century.

Join the Sisterhood for this compelling talk on Sunday, January 13! Shaharit at 9:00 AM, followed by breakfast and speaker at 9:45 AM. Cost is $8 / person. RSVP to Janet Goldberg at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FLYER


 

Active Bystander Training

The Temple Emunah Refugee Action Committee invites all adults to participate in our Active Bystander (Upstander) Training on Sunday, January 13th, 1:00—3:15 PM at Temple Emunah. Our goal is to learn how we can step in safely and effectively when responding to individual acts of aggression, bullying, intolerance, and hate in public settings.

WHAT is the Context? The Temple Emunah Refugee Action Group has developed this training within a Jewish framework as part of our response to the current climate of intolerance and hate in our country that impacts so many, including Muslims, immigrants, refugees, Latinos, LGBTQ+ and people of color. With support from our rabbis and synagogue leadership, we have developed this curriculum with the help of Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and others. Please let Cathy Gildesgame know if you have questions or suggestions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Let us know if you can participate by contacting Sylvia Perlman by Friday, January 4:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..FLYER


 

Hands-On Havdalah For K, 1st, 2nd Grade Families

All Temple Emunah families with children in grades Kindergarten, First, and Second are invited for dinner and Havdalah on Saturday, January 12, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. We will begin with the Havdalah ceremony, with singing, and spices, followed by dinner, then crafts, and learning. There will be activities for the kids with Rabbinic Intern Rebecca Weintraub and Jodie Parmer, while the adults can engage in learning with Rabbi Lerner and Me'ir Sherer. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join us! Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This event is free of charge; the dinner is sponsored by the Temple Emunah Sisterhood. FLYER


 

Karen K & the Jitterbugs Concert!

Bug Out With Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs! Don’t miss this engaging, high-energy, theatrical show. Karen K's amazingly catchy tunes makes the Jitterbugs one of most buzzed about bands for families and kids on the East Coast! Advance sale prices: $8 per person / $25 family cap. Door Prices: $10 per person with $30 family cap (cash/check only). Children 12 months and under are free! No refunds. FLYER

This concert is on Monday, January 21, 10:30 AM (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and it supports the Billy Dalwin Pre-School scholarship fund. Buy your tickets NOW! https://bdpskarenk2019.brownpapertickets.com.


 

Coaching Youth Teams: Theme Night at Minyan

Coaching kids is incredibly rewarding, but can also be a challenge. Are you a past, current or aspiring coach for your son or daughter’s team? How do you inspire, teach skills, and create team spirit AND make sure they’re having fun? Is there room to infuse Jewish values? Come to the Evening Minyan Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 PM and afterwards for a discussion with coach Rudie, who has led the JCDS Middle School boys soccer team to 5 consecutive winning and fun-filled seasons. This theme night is hosted by Rudie Lion. Theme Nights at Minyan are sponsored by The Ladle Fund.


 

The Mad Adventures of "Rabbi" Jacob

Our next Sisterhood Dinner and A Movie Night is Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:15 PM, Movie at 5:30 PM - The Mad Adventures of “Rabbi” Jacob; Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Do not miss the opportunity to view this hilarious movie, one of the most popular of all times in France. Legendary French comic actor Louis de Funès embodies a bigoted "Archie Bunker type" Frenchman who finds himself forced to impersonate a well respected American Rabbi while on the run from a group of Middle Eastern assassins... and the French police. Released in 1973, it was one of the first French comic movies to feature the French Jewish community, with the purpose of delivering a humanist message of tolerance towards all communities living together in France in the early 1970s. A wonderful time guaranteed for all audiences, as long as you can read subtitles (or understand French!).

Following the movie you will enjoy a delicious French meal. Please RSVP by Monday, January 21st, 5:00pm - Walk-ins not accepted. Email Joelle - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Temple office - 781-861-0300 to RSVP. Note - Thank you for your considerate cooperation in sending in you RSVP by the deadline. We shop and cook for the number of RSVPs and cannot be making additions at the last minute. Sponsored by Sisterhood, this event is open to our entire community. Cost is $18 / Person.


 

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.


 

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


 

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. THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITING LIST, EMAIL LINNA AT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

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


 

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 Isaiah on Mondays, 9:30 AM - Noon, starting February 11, 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.


 

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