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 and run through September 15, 2018. Full line up HERE


 

 

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 Monday, July 9th. 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


 

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: 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


 

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 


 

Tish'ah B'Av 2018

The Fast of the 9th of Av is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the 9th of Av. Tish’ah B'Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the 9th of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 BCE; the second by the Romans in 70 CE). It is the culmination of a 3 week period of increasing mourning, beginning with the fast of the 17th of Tammuz, which commemorates the first breach in the walls of Jerusalem, before the First Temple was destroyed. It is appropriate to consider on this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. This year we commemorate this day on Saturday evening, July 21, and Sunday, July 22 with special services, readings, and songs. Click HERE for our full schedule.


 

Hummus! The Movie

The Temple Emunah Israel Committee invites everyone for a free screening of the film Hummus! The Movie on Wednesday, July 25, following Evening Minyan at 7:30 PM.

Hummus – an Arabic word meaning ‘chickpeas’ (its main ingredient) – is claimed by all and owned by none. It is a delicious, nutritious superfood that is currently sweeping America, and it has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together, in the Middle East, America and around the world! In Hummus! The Movie we meet three main characters – a hard working Muslim woman, an ever-smiling Jew and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences they all have one thing in common... a passionate love of Hummus! This event is FREE and light refreshments will be served, including a hummus tasting bar. See more information HERE.


 

 

Emunah Explorers - Duck Tour!

Join Rabbi Fel and the rest of the Emunah Explorers as they go on Boston's famous Duck Tour on Wednesday morning, August 1st. See Boston from the ground and the water as you explore the city on a WWII-style amphibious vehicle. Learn new facts about our beloved city, experience great views from the Charles, and make new memories with your Temple Emunah friends. Then come back to Emunah for an optional lunch from Clover! Cost for the event is $30 for the Duck Tour; $45 for both tour and lunch.

Space is limited so RSVP today! Email Ellen Weene to RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or FILL OUT THIS FORM. Payments can be made by cash or check, made out to Temple Emunah. Please write “Duck Tour” on the memo line. Click HERE for more details, including a full schedule of the morning.


 

Minyan Katan Service

Minyan Katan is a group of congregants who come together on a regular basis to 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; or D'var Torah discussions. The atmosphere is relaxed and we encourage people to participate in whatever manner they are comfortable. Please join us at Temple Emunah in the Wolk Family Chapel for a Minyan Katan Shabbat service on Saturday, August 11, at 9:45 AM. This service is open to anyone who would like to join us! For more information about Minyan Katan please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Tots in the Garden

All families with young children are welcome to join us at the Interfaith Garden in Lexington (5 Harrington Road) on Tuesday, August 7, 4:30 - 6:00 PM for planting, harvesting, and playing! No experience necessary, but be ready to get your hands dirty. All food from the Interfaith Garden is distributed to the Lexington Food Pantry. For questions and to RSVP, email Jodie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free and open to all! FLYER 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. Email Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or fill out THIS RSVP form.


 

Welcome BBQ and Barekhu

Come celebrate Shabbat on Friday, August 31, with music, singing, great food, friends and fun! We will have a BBQ dinner outside (weather permitting), Kabbalat Shabbat with singing and music, ending with Ma’ariv, Kiddush (with Shabbat rituals), dessert, singing, and schmoozing. All are invited! For more details, click HERE.


 

 

The Wisdom Project

The Wisdom Project: Discover wisdom and strength you didn't realize you had! Please join Toni Stechler on Sunday afternoons once a month for a discussion on promoting personal wisdom within our community at Temple Emunah. We meet in the Pious Chapel; upcoming dates TBD  


 

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.


 

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


 

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. 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.


 

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.