Research shows that becoming a member of a vibrant Jewish community improves our health. (All are invited to our twice daily minyan and Shabbat Services either in person or via online streaming.) Membership also provides access to:
High Holy Days
Pastoral Care & Life Cycle Events
Religious School and Youth Program
One of the hallmarks of Temple Emunah is the deep involvement of our members. Please contact VP of Community Affairs, Ken Bruss (Ken.firstname.lastname@example.org), to find out how to get involved. Temple Emunah is fueled by your energy, expertise and enthusiasm.
The Temple Emunah community includes over 500 households in the towns of Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Waltham and almost 50 other towns in Boston’s northwest suburbs.
Temple Emunah welcomes a diverse population of Jews and those partnered to Jews. We embrace a wide variety of religious practices. In the synagogue we observe Kashrut and Shabbat, in accordance with Conservative Jewish practice. This pluralistic approach allows people across the spectrum of Jewish observance to feel at home in the Emunah family. Those who are not coming from Jewish backgrounds, those who are Jews by choice, Israelis, and those coming from Reform or Conservative or Orthodox backgrounds enrich our community and make Emunah their spiritual home.
Temple Emunah prides itself on being an engaging, inclusive, and welcoming community. We welcome the participation of interfaith couples and families. To support this commitment, we have a Keruv (Outreach) Committee, which works with our rabbis to:
Temple Emunah prides itself on being an engaging, inclusive, and welcoming community. We welcome the participation of people of all abilities, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. To support this commitment, we have a Keruv Committee, which works with our rabbis to:
The Disability and Inclusion committee helps create a community that welcomes and includes children, teens, and adults with invisible and visible special needs.
Temple Emunah provides these helpful items to all of our guests:
Absolutely not. All materials used in religious services feature Hebrew and English translations. Our members cover the entire spectrum of Hebrew knowledge. We offer a variety of courses in conversational Hebrew and Hebrew prayer skills. What is particularly exciting is when members of various ages participate in a Hebrew ritual for the first time. If you would like to learn more about the Hebrew classes we offer for adults, please click below.
We welcome ALL to join our events. Temple Emunah’s daily and Shabbat services are always free and open to the public. The majority of our programs are free of charge to our members and may have a small, nominal fee for non-members.
Masks are optional, welcome anytime, and recommended when local rates are high (visit the CDC website for Middlesex County rates). Well-fitting KN95/N95 masks provide good protection for people who choose to wear them.
We recommend staying up to date on all vaccines.
We also ask that you please be considerate of others and use the online option for services/programs/meetings if you have symptoms of Covid or other communicable illnesses.
Temple Emunah’s social hall and sanctuary have excellent air ventilation, per the CDC recommendations.
Temple Emunah does not do contact tracing.
Senior Household I (Born on or before 6/30/1948)
Senior Household II (Over 65 and born after 6/30/1948)
Single (ages 36-64)
Senior Single I
Senior Single II
Young Couple/Family (Both 35 or under)
Young Single (35 or under)
Sustainer add-on to member rate
Pillar (includes High Holiday reserved seating and parking)
Temple Emunah’s sources of revenue include annual membership commitments, our sustainer membership program, our annual Kol Nidrei appeal, facility rentals, endowment interest, bank interest, and donations from Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and personal donations to the general fund, Sefer Haftarot Fund, Seven Species Fund, Circle of Life, Yahrzeit plaques, Legacy Gifts and restricted funds.
Temple Emunah is debt-free and owns its buildings and grounds. The expenses include administration, staff, security, building and grounds maintenance including landscaping, snow removal, custodial expenses, maintenance agreements for office and AV equipment, and general upkeep. It also includes support for the religious school and Billy Dalwin Pre-school of Temple Emunah, and educational and holiday programming expenses. If divided equally, the cost of running Temple Emunah is more than $4700 per household member unit. We are able to set the recommended annual commitments much less than $4,700 because we utilize other sources of revenue and we want our community to be more affordable.
The capital budget pays for major replacements considered to be capital improvements, such as refrigerators, freezers, boilers, rooftop HVAC units, roof, parking lot, A/V system hardware and equipment.
The Security fee is used to pay for security detail provided during programs and services as well as to pay for security technology and equipment.