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
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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: 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
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!
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
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.
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.