Temple Emunah seeks to provide its members and guests across the entire age spectrum with meaningful and heimish religious experiences. THIS CALENDAR contains descriptions of our service options.
• The Main Service - starting at 8:20 AM on Rosh Hashanah and at 9:00 AM on Yom Kippur
OTHER SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES:
MEDITATIVE MARTYROLOGY: One of the most painful of all Jewish prayers is "Eleh Ezkereh,” which translates to “These We Remember." It is often referred to as The Martyrology, and it is a passage we read on Yom Kippur afternoon. It describes in graphic detail the torture and death of ten great Rabbis by the Roman Empire, two thousand years ago. This year we are once again having our own special Meditative Martyrology Service on Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 PM, led by Barbara Neustadt.
Ne'ilah Youth Program: Join our staff for a special Ne'ilah service and program on Saturday, September 30, 5:45 - 7:00 PM. This program is open to all kids and teens, starting at 2nd grade. Please stay for our Community Breakfast after the service ends!
Sukkah Market: All pre-ordered lulav and etrog sets can be picked up at our Sukkot Market and Lulav Pick Up on Sunday, October 1st, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Upper Lobby. This year, in addition to sukkot decorations, we have a limited supply of Lulav bags and Fair Trade Judaica Blessing Banners!
TOT Sukkot Program: All young families are invited to join Rabbi Fel on Thursday, October 5, for a special Tot service celebrating Sukkot! There will be stories, songs, prayers, and fun! This service will meet at 11:00 for an hour, and all families are welcome to participate in the Progressive Sukkot Lunch, beginning at noon in the Temple Emunah Garber Sukkah.
Shabbat Open House in the Sukkah: David Lerner, Sharon Levin, Talya, Ari, and Matan invite all temple families to their Sukkah on Saturday, October 7, 3:00 - 5:00 PM for a Shabbat-Sukkot afternoon schmooze! Join your temple friends for an informal afternoon of snacks, schmoozing, and games in the Rabbi's sukkah. This event is FREE and open to all, but please RSVP to Ellen Weene by October 2, 2017.
Sukkah Open House for Families with Young Children: All families with young children are invited on Saturday, October 7, 5:00 - 7:00 PM to a special Sukkot celebration at the home of Rabbi David Lerner, Sharon Levin, Talya, Ari, and Matan! Dinner will be provided, along with games, crafts, shmoozing, and fun for all! Please RSVP to Jodie Parmer by Monday, October 2, 2017. This program is FREE and open to both Members and non-Members of Temple Emunah, however space is limited, so priority will be given to the first 40 families who RSVP!
Sukkot Shelanu: Everyone is welcome to celebrate Sukkot on Sunday, October 8, 4:00 – 6:00 PM with games, crafts, snacks, learning, and fun! Temple Emunah, the Israeli Community of Lexington, and the IAC (Israeli American Council) invite all families to join us for a variety of activities, including making Ushpizin puppets, edible sukkahs, kites for peace to honor Janusz Korczak, bubble-making, and more! There will also be interactive learning stations, snacks, and schmoozing. Cost to attend is $5 / person (free for children 0-2 years), with a $15 family cap. Please note that this program replaces Religious School that morning.
Sukkot Community Hike: All Temple Emunah members and their friends are invited to join Rabbi Lerner, Jodie Parmer and members of the Family Ed Committee on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, starting at 10:00 AM, as we enjoy nature and our lovely surroundings right here in Lexington with a family-friendly hike! We will meet at the Minute Man Visitor Center in Lexington, 3113 Marrett Road which has plenty of parking and a center with bathrooms and information, and then walk towards the Hartwell Tavern. Along the way, Rabbi Lerner will lead discussions on nature, spirituality, and Sukkot. This event is free and no RSVP necessary. We hope you can join us!
Please note - we ask that you bring your own food for your family, as well as a bag for your garbage (there are no garbage cans along the path). Also, the path is not paved.
Pop-Up Sukkah Sighting: Join Rabbi Lerner, Rabbi Fel, and other Temple Emunah staff for a Pop-Up Sukkah sighting! On Tuesday, October 10, we will be at the Lexington Depot from noon until 1:00 PM with our pop-up sukkah, a lulav and etrog to shake, and lots of friendly faces. Come by and say hello and perform one of the mitzvot of Sukkot! This event is cancelled if it is raining.
SIMHAT TORAH INFORMATION
Simhat Torah Morning: Be sure to come back the next morning, Friday, October 13, starting at 9:15 AM for more Yom Tov services with Hakafot, dancing, and celebrating as we honor this year's Hatan Torah, Hal Miller-Jacobs, and Kallat Bereisheet, Judith Himber!
With the ongoing security concerns in Israel and throughout the world, we will continue to be vigilant about security this year, so please bring your name tags as we will absolutely be checking them at the door. Please understand that the members who will be checking tickets have volunteered their time - time away from family and friends. Some of our newer member volunteers may not recognize our long-time members. In the spirit of the High Holy Days, please be patient and understanding.
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