Community Events

Nov
20

Tuesday, Nov 20th 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Nov
21

Wednesday, Nov 21st 7:15pm - 9:45pm

Nov
21

Wednesday, Nov 21st 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Nov
22

Thursday, Nov 22nd 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Nov
26

Monday, Nov 26th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Nov
26

Monday, Nov 26th 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Nov
28

Wednesday, Nov 28th 7:15pm - 9:45pm

High Holy Days, 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

 

For information on the Hig Holy Day Honors and Schedule, please clicke HERE

 

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:

 

Selihot: The month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and this mood builds throughout the season. Prayers for forgiveness called selihot  are added to the daily cycle of religious services during this time. As in years past, we are joining forces with Temple Isaiah to observe Selihot on Saturday, September 1, starting with a community dinner at 6:00 PM. This event is hosted by Temple Isaiah; please RSVP at www.templeisaiah.net

 

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 Nidrei Food Drive: As is the tradition at Temple Emunah, we will be collecting small boxes of whole wheat crackers as well as 1-2 lb bags or boxes of Brown Rice for Family Table.  Family Table is the only kosher food bank in the greater Boston area; it is sponsored by Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS). Look for the red bins on Kol Nidrei, outside the main entrance to the temple, on Wednesday evening, September 18th and drop off your donations at that time. Thank you! More details HERE.

 

Kol Nidrei Programs for Teens and Kids: On Tuesday, September 18, we have two programs for kids - a teen Kol Nidre experience (for 6th-12th graders), as well as a special program geared towards kids in grades 2 through 5. These services will be led by our Education staff: Me'ir Sherer, Beni Summers, and Tova Weinronk, and will start at 6:30 PM in the Rubinovitz Social Hall with the main Kol Nidrei Service. Each group will be called out at some point during the service to go to their program with a teacher. Email Me'ir for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Yom Kippur Afternoon: On Yom Kippur afternoon we will have meditation with Barbara Neustadt at 2:00 PM, as well as a Text Study with Rabbinic Intern Rebecca Weintraub at 3:30 PM. Her talk is entitled: What the story of Jonah can add to our spiritual journey on Yom Kippur. This will be followed at 4:30 by Yom Kippur Minhah and the Reading of the Book of Jonah. Ne'ilah Services will begin at 6:00 PM. For a full schedule of Yom Kippur, click HERE.

 

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

Sukkah Market: Do you want to add some new decorations to your Sukkah this year? Would you like to hang a Jewish Blessing Flag from Fair Trade Judaica in your Sukkah? Come to our
Temple Emunah Sukkah Market in the Upper Lobby on Sunday, September 16, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. It is also the last chance to order your own Lulav and Etrog set. Come see what we have in stock!

 

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 ChildrenAll families with young children are invited on Saturday, September 29, 5:00 - 7:30 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 Sharon Levin 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 Supper 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. by Thursday, September 20.

 

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.