Community Events

Oct
19

Thursday, Oct 19th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Oct
20

Friday, Oct 20th 7:40am - 8:40am

Oct
21

Saturday, Oct 21st 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Oct
23

Monday, Oct 23rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Oct
23

Monday, Oct 23rd 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Oct
26

Thursday, Oct 26th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Oct
28

Saturday, Oct 28th 7:30am - 8:15am

Traditional Services

High Holidays

At Temple Emunah we have a variety of services to meet the needs of all family members. We hope you can join us as we welcome in the New Year! For questions or to request tickets, contact Marilyn Pappo in our Main Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300.

 

TOT HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Join other families with young children to welcome in the New Year at Temple Emunah in Lexington! Celebrate the holidays with songs, prayers, a Torah march, story time, and schmoozing. Services are led by Sharon Levin, and a small oneg with kid-friendly snacks will follow services on both days of Rosh Hashanah. These services are FREE and OPEN TO ALL, but you must RSVP in advance to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FAMILY PRAYER AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Join Rabbi Lerner, Rabbi Fel, & our Lay Leaders for another year of special interactive services, enjoyable for the whole family! These services are geared towards families with children in grades 3—6, but we welcome all members to attend. This service meets both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur in the Main Sanctuary, 10:30 - 12:30 PM. This service is free to attend but we require advance RSVP to Marilyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

K-2 SERVICES

All kids in grades K through 2nd are invited to join Angela Schatz as she leads them in prayers, games, songs, and stories. These services are intended to be a ‘drop-off’ experience, but parents are welcome to participate! They will meet all three days, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Pre-School open space and snacks are provided all three days. This service is free to Temple Members and their guests, but please RSVP in advance by contacting Marilyn Pappo in the Main Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300.

 

Service Buddies

Would you like to be more comfortable participating in the Shabbat morning service? Do you have questions about what is going on during the service? Temple Emunah will match you with your own personal "Service Buddy" to sit with you during the service to answer your questions!

If interested, Please contact Jill Wollins to be matched with a Service Buddy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-275-2755. The Service Buddy will contact to you to arrange a date (or dates) to meet at Shabbat Morning services. Click HERE for more information.

 

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Alternative Services

Summer Shabbat Series

Over the Summer our Rabbis take a break from leading services and speaking, and many of our congregants take up the challenge! We are pleased to report the list of speakers and leaders for the Summer of 2017 has been finalized. Click HERE to view the schedule.

 

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat meets at 11:00 AM, usually on the first and third Shabbats of the month (please check the Temple calendar for exact dates). This service is a one-hour long celebration of Shabbat with singing and dancing intended for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. It is led by the Rabbis and by our community members. It includes basic prayers, a Torah march, and a story. We conclude with hallah and grape juice, and then join the main congregation for Adom Olam and a Kiddush Lunch. This service is free and open to all (non-members are encouraged to join us!); and no RSVP is necessary. See our 2017-18 schedule.

 

Shabbat Shelanu

In order to create the most welcoming environment for our community, this year we are initiating a new Shabbat program: Shabbat Shelanu ("our Shabbat"), a Shabbat morning service for all of us. Once or twice a month, services in our Main Sanctuary will feature something for everyone including a side space for younger children to move freely, additional books and resources for adults and children to utilize during the service and more interactive learning and teaching interspersed throughout the service. Join us for this new Shabbat experience that we will help more people celebrate the joy of Shabbat.

 

Shirah Shabbat (Family Minyan)

Join Rabbis Lerner and Fel and our Director of Congregational Learning, Me'ir Sherer for a spirited, song-filled Shabbat experience for the entire family. This minyan is geared to families with children in grades K-6. Younger siblings and others are welcome as well. Through movement, singing, learning and conversation, we will gain a deeper appreciation of our prayers and rituals. Join us for this monthly program.

 

Mini Minyan

Led by one of our Synagoge Educators, Mini Minyan is a drop-off experience for all students in 1st through 3rd grade.  During this service, we pray, sing songs, play games, learn about the Torah portion, make motzi over hallah and do Kiddush over grape juice.  We end by joining the main service for Adon Olam and for Kiddush lunch.  We meet approximately twice a month.

 

Junior Congregation

Led by one of our Synagogue Educators, Junior Congregation is a drop-off experience for all students in 4th through 6th grade.  Come learn new tunes, test your knowledge of Shabbat services and the Torah portion, and make new friends!  Whether you go to Shabbat services every week or it's your first time, we encourage you to join us as we daven twice a month. 

 

Minyan Katan

We would like you to join us as we explore our spirituality through a variety of davening experiences. Our davening follows the basic structure and prayers of a Shabbat service and may include:

• Meditation

• Niggunim

• D'var Torah discussions

The atmosphere is relaxed and we encourage people to participate in whatever manner they are comfortable. If you would like more information about Minyan Katan please contact either Mike Gildesgame or Sharon Zirkin-Dagan.

 

Minyan, Breakfast, and Study with the Rabbis

Over a light breakfast, Rabbis Lerner and Fel teach about the Halakhah (Jewish legal) and spiritual aspects of prayer. Join us each week after minyan for breakfast and learning. Minyan at 7:00 AM, breakfast follows at 7:35 AM. This event is every Wednesday morning, and is open to all! Click HERE for our flyer.

 

Synaplex

At Temple Emunah we regularly host speakers, lead special discussions, engage in alternative spiritual services, offer meditation, and offer a myriad of other experiences during Shabbat morning services. Please check our calendar for the next Synaplex!

 

Shabbat Meditation

Led by members of our community, our meditation group meets approximately once a month for a variety of meditative Shabbat experiences. This can include: guided meditation, singing niggunim (melodies), chanting prayers, or brief teachings on either meditation practices or the Torah portion. Click HERE for our 2016-2017 dates.

 

Jewish Spirituality Group and Weekday Meditation

Are you interested in Jewish Meditation? Do you want to explore the world of Kabbalah and Hasidic thought? Join Rabbi Lerner for a Jewish spirituality group. Combining study of Jewish texts with experiences such as meditation, we will discover mystical Jewish spiritual practices. The class will meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, from 8:00 –9:00 pm, once a month, and may be preceded by a Meditative Ma'ariv service from 7:30-8:00pm. For more information or if you are interested, please contact Barbara Neustadt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click HERE for our flyer.

In addition to our evening Spirituality Group we will also be meeting on Tuesday mornings for a special weekday Meditation Group! Join us on Tuesday mornings, 8:30-9:20 AM for this special experience. Click HERE for dates and details.