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Emeth in the News
Cantor Michael conducts HaZamir Choir - January 2016

Cantor Michael McCloskey conducts teen Jewish choir members as they convene for a HaZamir international event on January 18. A gala concert will be held on Sunday, April 3, at Carnegie Hall. Read the article in The Jewish Advocate.

The Jewish Ethos of "The Force Awakens" - December 2015

"J.J. Abrams' newest installment moves and inspires us with its vulnerability and its lack of artifice. This film grapples with the ideas of human nature and free will." Read Cantor Michael's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.

Lior Kagan part of Israeli American Council initiative  - December 2015

Lior Kagan, a Temple Emeth Ma'or teacher, is featured in an article in The Jewish Advocate that explores how secular Israelis discover Judaism in America. Read the article here.

Israeli-American Integration - August 2015

Temple Emeth's initiative to reach out to the Israeli community with innovative programming was the subject of an article in The Jewish Advocate. Read the article here.

Welcome Davin Wolok - July 2015

We are delighted to announce that Davin Wolok has joined Temple Emeth as Chazzan Sheni. Read the article in the Newton TAB.

Claiming Our Place at the Jewish Table - April 2014
Read Rabbi Navah Levine's blog post about the Passover Seder, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
Ma'or leads the way! - March 2014
Ma'or is featured in several articles about mergers among religious schools in Greater Boston. Read the articles in The Jewish Advocate (2013), The Boston Globe (2013), and The Jewish Advocate (2014).
Member Spotlight: Robert Mayer - January 2014
Robert Mayer was featured in an article on "Cultivating Israeli/MA Partnerships" in The Jewish Journal. Read the article here.
Member Spotlight: Benjamin Gladstone - January 2014
Ben Gladstone, a senior and president of Students Engaged in Pro-Israel Advocacy at Brookline High School, wrote an article that was published in The Jewish Advocate, "Remaining 'en garde.'" Read the article here.
Member Spotlight: Joseph Schwartz - October 2013
Dr. Joe Schwartz was honored as Temple Emeth Brotherhood's Keep of the Flame. Read the article in the Newton TAB.
Member Spotlight: Machelle Seibel - August 2013
Dr. Mache Seibel's article, "What the High Holidays can teach about Stress Reduction," was featured in the "Health Column" of The Jewish Advocate. Read the article here.
Member Spotlight: Benjamin Gladstone - August 2013
Ben Gladstone, head of the Israel advocacy club at Brookline High School, wrote a blog post for The Times of Israel. Read the article here.
Growing Up in the New Year - August 2013
Read Rabbi Navah Levine's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.

New Religious School "Ma'or" is Announced - May 2013
Temple Emeth, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, and Temple Reyim have collaborated to form a single, new religious school - Ma'or (illumination). The school will open in September at the Jewish Community Center in Newton. Samara Katz will be the director of Ma'or. Read the articles in The Boston Globe and The Jewish Advocate.
Finding Strength in Tragedy - April 2013
"We are each shaken by yesterday's unimaginable cataclysm." Read Rabbi Turetz's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
(Forgetting to) Count the Omer - April 2013
At this time of year, Jews around the world are counting the Omer. Read Rabbi Navah Levine's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
TENS learns about Chinese New Year - February 2013
Temple Emeth Nursery School students learned about the Year of the Snake. Read the article in the Brookline TAB.
Member Spotlight: Amy Salinger and Her Family Traveled to Israel - February 2013
Amy Salinger, Temple Emeth Nursery School Director, and her family took a special three generations once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel. Read her article which was featured in The Jewish Advocate.
Member Spotlight: Machelle Seibel - February 2013
Dr. Mache Seibel's articles about "Osteoporosis" and "Living to 100" were featured in the "Health Column" of The Jewish Advocate. Read the articles here.
Member Spotlight: Albert Sherman - January 2013
Mazel Tov to Albert Sherman whose accomplishments were heralded when the Albert "Albie" Sherman Center at UMass Medical School was unveiled to the public in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 30. Read an article published by UMMS about Albie as the namesake for this state-of-the-art medical research and education center. Read the article about Albie in the Brookline TAB.
Member Spotlight: Geoff Edgers - January 2013
Geoff Edgers, son of Emeth members Karen and Lewis Edgers and a reporter for the Boston Globe, is writing and starring in "The Edge of America," new on the Travel Channel, Tuesdays at 9:00 pm. Read the article in the Brookline TAB.
Women of the Wall Solidarity - January 2013
Thirty members of the Temple Emeth community demonstrated their solidarity with "Women of the Wall" and learned about religious rights of women in Israel. Read the article in the Newton TAB.
Cantor-Plex Film Festival focuses on "The Jewish Family" - January 2013
Ray Feller and her husband, Cantor Michael McCloskey, run the Cantor-Plex Film Festival at Temple Emeth. Read Ray's blog post about the program which was selected as an EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
Tu B'Shevat: An Opportunity to Renew and Protect Our Environment - January 2013
Samara Katz, Director of Congregational Learning, and Cantor Michael McCloskey have had their articles about Tu B'Shevat published on JewishBoston.com. Read them at A Re-New-Able New Year, and Tu B'Shevat and Environmental Stewardship. Mazel tov to Cantor Michael whose article was selected as an EDITOR'S PICK. 
Jewishness by Matrilineal Descent - January 2013
Read Rabbi Navah Levine's blog post about the tradition of matrilineal descent, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
Flowers at Jewish Graves? - December 2012
"Why do Jews not place flowers at graves?" Read Rabbi Turetz's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
Member Spotlight: Stuart Hecht Featured in PBS Documentary - December 2012
Emeth member Stuart Hecht was one of the experts featured in Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, a PBS documentary which aired on January 1. Read more in the EDITOR'S PICK blog post on JewishBoston.com.
Healthy Eating Workshop at TENS - December 2012
Temple Emeth Nursery School hosted a "Healthy Eating" workshop for parents and preschool teachers, led by Anna Kreimer - a food blogger, mom and yoga teacher. Read the article in the Brookline TAB.
1000 Latkes for our Chanukah Celebration! - December 2012
Caterer Liora Kushner and her staff made 1000 latkes to feed 200 guests at the Temple Emeth Community Chanukah Celebration. Read more in an EDITOR'S PICK blog post on JewishBoston.com, which includes the recipe for Liora's Sweet Potato Latkes. Liora was also featured in a Boston Globe article entitled "Food Network was this Israeli Caterer's Cooking School."
The Impact of USY International Convention - December 2012
USY International Convention (IC) will be held in Boston this year. An article by Steven Zeitler, Emeth Youth Programming Director, and Julian Hyman, USY Parent and past Emeth Youth Commission Chair, describes the benefits of attending IC for both parents and USYers. Read their EDITOR'S PICK blog post on JewishBoston.com.
Thanksgiving: The American Sukkot - November 2012
"There is indeed a Jewish holiday in November." Read Rabbi Levine's blog post, a recent EDITOR'S PICK on JewishBoston.com.
Rabbi Turetz Honored By CJUI - October 2012
Rabbi Alan Turetz was honored by Christians and Jews United for Israel at the 7th annual Genesis Awards Program. Genesis Awards are given to individuals in honor or their courageous leadership and enduring love for Israel. Click here for more photos. Read the article in the The Jewish Advocate.
Phil Platcow is New President of Temple Emeth - October 2012
Phil Platcow is a longtime Emeth member and past president of Temple Emeth Brotherhood. His priorities include attracting young families and offering programming that is welcoming and accessible to all. Read the article in the The Jewish Advocate.
Religious School Literacy Project - September 2012
Read the article in the Jewish Advocate and the EDITOR'S PICK blog post on JewishBoston.com about I Am Lucky Because I can Read, a book about the importance of reading and the culmination of a Temple Emeth Religious School project led by Ray Feller. Proceeds from sales of the book, which includes articles and artwork by Religious School students as well as adults in the Emeth community, will benefit Room to Read, an organization which helps create schools and educational opportunities around the world. To purchase a book call the Temple office at 617-469-9400 or email rayfeller@templeemeth.org.
Making Temple Emeth Accessible to All
Emeth President Philip Platcow is committed to making our temple welcoming, friendly, and accessible to all. Read his EDITOR'S PICK blog post on JewishBoston.com.
Brotherhood Softball Team wins Kiddush Cup - July 2012
Mazel Tov to the Temple Emeth Brotherhood Softball Team, the Kiddush Cup winner in the 2012 Men's Shul Softball League. It was an exciting final game with Temple Emeth coming from behind in the final inning for a 13-12 victory. Read the game report here. See the article in The Jewish Advocate.
New Cemetery Becomes a Reality - June 10, 2012
Our new cemetery, Or Emet (Genuine Light), was dedicated in June. Adjoining our original Memorial Park, Or Emet has 1200 spaces available to all those who seek a traditional Jewish burial. Read the articles on Boston.com and in the Brookline TAB. More photos in the Photo Gallery.
For information about grave sites, contact our Executive Director at 617-469-9400 or by email.
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