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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 solutions. Facilitated by Toni Stechler. We meet in the Pious Chapel; upcoming dates HERE.
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.
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.
"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.
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!
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
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
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