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December 2015

Specify Alternate Text 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
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August 2015

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April 2014

March 2014

Specify Alternate Text 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).
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January 2014

October 2013

August 2013

May 2013

Specify Alternate Text 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.
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April 2013

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February 2013

January 2013

Specify Alternate Text 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.
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Specify Alternate Text 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.
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December 2012

Specify Alternate Text 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, 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."
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November 2012

Specify Alternate Text 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
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October 2012

Specify Alternate Text 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.
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September 2012

Specify Alternate Text Religious School Literacy Project - September 2012
Read the article in the Jewish Advocate and the EDITOR'S PICK blog post on 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 lead by Ray Feller. Proceeds from sales of the book, which includes articles and artwork from 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
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July 2012

Specify Alternate Text 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.
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June 2012

Specify Alternate Text 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 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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May 2012

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October 2011

Specify Alternate Text Minyan Branches Out - October 2011
Temple Emeth's morning minyan participants held a prayer service in the Arnold Arboretum, under the beautiful canopy of a Cedar of Lebanon tree. Services were led by Cantor Michael McCloskey and Rabbi Navah Levine and included the sounding of the shofar. Read more in the blog post on
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April 2011

March 2011

Specify Alternate Text Prayerful Assembly in Support of the Japanese People - March 23, 2011
The Sugihara Survivor Committee and Temple Emeth held a "Prayerful Assembly" in support of the Japanese people who are experiencing loss and pain due to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. The assembly was held in Temple Emeth's Japanese Memorial Garden, and was an opportunity for members of Boston's Japanese and Jewish communities to offer reflection and show support. Rabbi Alan Turetz, Consul General of Japan Takeshi Hikihara and Deputy Consul General of Israel Ronit Nudelman Perl were among the speakers.
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February 2011

Specify Alternate Text Sarah's Bat Mitzvah Project
Sarah is raising money to help young women in Ethiopia with a serious medical condition. Her story was featured in the Brookline Patch and in The Jewish Advocate.
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December 2009

Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin organizes forum for Palestinians and Israelis to share stories of losing loved ones.
The Jewish Advocate December 25, 2009 Palestinian, Israeli share stories of losing loved ones By Elise Kigner, Advocate Staff They speak around the world as part of reconciliation campaign. It may seem hard to believe that they were in the same room, let alone hugging. But last week, Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj, an Israeli and a Palestinian who each have lost family members in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, spoke to a group of Americans about choosing reconciliation over revenge. Faraj, 32, grew up in the Daheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. In April 2002, he said, his 62-year-old father was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier as he went out to buy food. Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinians were battling near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Faraj said that he knew others who had dealt with similar tragedies by choosing the "violent way." That was not his way, he told an audience of 100 at a talk last week hosted by the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "I will never choose revenge." Faraj and Damelin are ...
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