Community Events

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

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Wednesday, Jul 25th 1:00pm - 1:30pm

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Wednesday, Jul 25th 7:15pm - 9:45pm

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Wednesday, Jul 25th 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Wednesday, Jul 25th 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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

High Holidays, Sukkot, and Simhat Torah

The High Holy Days are almost here! Please contact Marilyn at the main office with any questions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300). Nametags, which will be used as your tickets for each service, will be mailed to members in good standing over the summer; please bring them with you to all High Holy Day services

Temple Emunah seeks to provide its members and guests across the entire age spectrum with meaningful and heimish religious experiences. THIS CALENDAR contains descriptions of our service options.

• The Main Service - starting at 8:20 AM on Rosh Hashanah and at 9:00 AM on Yom Kippur
The Family Prayer and Learning Experience, with our Rabbis (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
The Tot Experience, with Sharon Levin (9:30 - 10:15 AM)
The Kindergarten to Grade 2 Service, with Angela Schatz (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
• The Teen Service on both days of Rosh Hashanah, on Kol Nidrei and on Yom Kippur

 

If any student needs an Excused Absence Letter for the holidays in the 2018-2019 school year, feel free to print THIS LETTER.


 

OTHER SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES:

 

TashlikhTashlikh (casting away) is the ceremony of throwing bread crumbs into a body of water to symbolize the act of throwing away our sins. We perform this act on the first day of Rosh Hashanah with prayers and songs in order to honor the traditions of the Yamim Nora’im (High Holy Days).

 

Kol Nidre Programs for Teens and Kids: On Tuesday, September 18, we have two programs for kids - a teen Kol Nidre experience (for 7th-12th graders), as well as a special program geared towards kids in grades 2 through 6. These services will be led by our Education staff: Me'ir Sherer, Beni Summers, and Tova Weinronk, and will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Email Me'ir for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MEDITATIVE MARTYROLOGY: One of the most painful of all Jewish prayers is "Eleh Ezkereh,” which translates to “These We Remember." It is often referred to as The Martyrology, and it is a passage we read on Yom Kippur afternoon. It describes in graphic detail the torture and death of ten great Rabbis by the Roman Empire, two thousand years ago. 

 

Ne'ilah Youth Program: Join our staff for a special Ne'ilah service and program on Wednesday, September 19, 5:45 - 7:00 PM. This program is open to all kids and teens, starting at 2nd grade. Please stay for our Community Break-fast after the service ends!

 

COMMUNITY BREAK-FAST: Come eat, laugh, and spill some lox on your clean slate! All Temple members are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 19, immediately following Ne'ilah Services (the end of Yom Kippur). This program is free and is sponsored by The Ladle Fund. To RSVP, contact Marilyn Pappo at the Main Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0300.   


 

SUKKOT PROGRAMS

Lulav Shake: All pre-ordered lulav and etrog sets can be picked up on Sunday, September 23, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Learn about how to shake a lulav and enjoy a milkshake!

 

Sukkot Simhat Tot: All families with young children are invited to our special Sukkot program with the Solomon Schechter Day School on Sunday, September 23, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. There will be crafts, songs, snacks, and fun! Weather permitting we will have time to shake a lulav in the Sukkah. This program is free of charge.

 

TOT Sukkot Program: All young families are invited to join Rabbi Fel on Monday, September 24 at 11:00 AM, for a special Tot service celebrating Sukkot! There will be stories, songs, prayers, and fun! This service will meet at 11:00 for an hour, and all families are welcome to participate in the Progressive Sukkot Lunch, beginning at noon in the Temple Emunah Garber Sukkah.

 

Sukkot Progressive Lunch: Join all your friends on the first day of Sukkot, Monday, September 24, 2018 for a free community lunch, sponsored by The Ladle Fund! We will start at noon in The Temple Emunah Garber Sukkah for kiddush and snacks, then walk to Rabbi Michael and Shayna Fel's sukkah for a dairy lunch. We will close with dessert at Rabbi David Lerner and Sharon Levin's sukkah. This event is free, but please RSVP to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Sukkah Open House for Families with Young Children: All families with young children are invited on Saturday, September 29, 5:00 - 7:00 PM to a special Sukkot celebration at the home of Rabbi David Lerner, Sharon Levin, Talya, Ari, and Matan! Dinner will be provided, along with games, crafts, shmoozing, and fun for all! This program is FREE and open to both Members and non-Members of Temple Emunah, however space is limited, so please RSVP soon to Jodie Parmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Pop-Up Sukkah Sighting: Join Rabbi Lerner, Rabbi Fel, and other Temple Emunah staff for a Pop-Up Sukkah sighting! We will be at the Lexington Depot from noon until 1:00 PM with our pop-up sukkah, a lulav and etrog to shake, and lots of friendly faces. Come by and say hello and perform one of the mitzvot of Sukkot! This event is cancelled if it is raining.

 

Sisterhood Soup in the Sukkah: The Temple Emunah Sisterhood invites all women to join them for Soup in the Sukkah on Thursday, September 27, starting at 5:30 PM! We will be serving soup, appetizers, dessert, and wine. This event is FREE, but please RSVP to Cindy Bobrow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enjoy an informal evening with food, friends, and fun!


 

SIMHAT TORAH INFORMATION

Simhat Torah Evening Celebration: Come join us on Monday, October 1, 2018, as we rejoice in the Torah and honor our Kindergarten students at our Kabbalat Panim. There will be activities for kids of all ages as we head into Ma'ariv and Kabbalat Panim (welcoming our Kindergarten students). The evening will end with lots of dancing with the Torahs (Hakafot), dessert, and fun! Please note that the dinner is subsidized by The Ladle Fund. Please RSVP for the dinner to Jodie Parmer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Simhat Torah Morning Celebration: Be sure to come back the next morning, Tuesday, October 2, starting at 9:15 AM for more Yom Tov services with Hakafot, dancing, and celebrating as we honor this year's Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereisheet.

 

Tot Simhat Torah: Share the merriment of our Simhat Torah celebration with other young families! Join the Torah parade, k’vell (feel the pride) as our children are called to the Torah for an aliyah (Torah blessing), sing, dance, listen to a holiday story, have a special snack, and more as Shelley Rossman, our Pre-School Director, leads us in an interactive holiday experience! This service and program is on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 11:00 AM; everyone is invited to stay after services for a community Kiddush lunch and time on our playground! This event is free and open to non-Temple or Pre-School families, but please RSVP in advance to the Pre-School office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-861-0708.

 


We will continue to be vigilant about security this year, so please bring your name tags as we will absolutely be checking them at the door. Please understand that the members who will be checking tickets have volunteered their time - time away from family and friends. Some of our newer member volunteers may not recognize our long-time members. In the spirit of the High Holy Days, please be patient and understanding.