Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Honoring our Members: Brotherhood's Keeper of the Flame

Jewish Music Reimagined: A special concert kicks off our 75th anniversary year

Doors to the Ark: "Torah is illumination" (Proverbs 6:23)

Our Gala: An elegant evening celebrating Temple Emeth's Diamond Jubilee

As dusk falls: Our architecturally award-winning rotunda

Meaningful Opportunities: Sisterhood's book club

Welcome to Temple Emeth

We are a youthful, spirited and participatory Conservative congregation, dedicated to intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Marking more than seventy years in our original location, we are committed to vibrant, contemporary programs for all ages. We embrace families of varied backgrounds, including interfaith couples.

Learn more about us! For information about joining our community, click here.

News and Announcements

Monthly Lay-Led Women's Group

 Women's Rosh Chodesh Study Group
Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 pm, following 7:00 pm minyan 
• Theme for 2018-2019: Lessons from 20th Century Jewish Women Novelists
• Tonight's topic: Naomi Regan
• Meeting concludes with light refreshments and socializing
• Future meeting dates: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 8, June 5


Cantor-Plex Film Series

 Join Cantor Michael and Ray Feller for their 9th year of inspiring films
Saturday, January 12 at 7:00 pm
• Movie theme for 2018-2019: "Creation on Film"
• Tonight's movie: The Dark Crystal
• Conversation and refreshments, including craft beer for those of age
• Final movie for this year's film series on March 2: Pleasantville


News and Announcements

Monthly Lay-Led Women's Group

 Women's Rosh Chodesh Study Group
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm, following 7:00 pm minyan 
• Theme for 2018-2019 is Lessons from Twentieth Century Jewish Women
• Tonight's topic: "Gertrude Stein 1874-1946"
• Meeting concludes with light refreshments and socializing
• Future meeting dates: November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 8, June 5


Celebrate Simchat Torah

Everyone is invited to help unroll the Torah around our sanctuary
Monday, October 1 at 6:00 pm
• Music, Singing, Dancing, Goody Bags and Activities for children
• Festivities conclude with Dessert and Sundae Bar
• Flyer with details here


Family Sukkot Program

Sukkot "Out of the Box"
Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
• Join Binah B'emet students to do a box build and decorate your own Sukkah
Flyer with more information
• For families with children age 2 to 10 years
• $10/family - Register and pay by September 16


The High Holy Days Are Here!

Rosh Hashanah First Day
Monday, September 10 - see Calendar for service times
Rosh Hashanah Second Day
Tuesday, September 11 - see Calendar for service times
Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 18 - Services at 6:45 pm
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19 - see Calendar for service times

Need seats? You are welcome at Temple Emeth. Email info@templeemeth.org or call 617-469-9400.
Services for Families with Young Children (ages 3-6) and for Youth (ages 7-12) - Details here
Traditional Alternative Services, Teen Seating, and reservations for Babysitting - Details here


Adult Education with Cantor Michael

The Book of Psalms or Tehillim
Wednesdays, May 2, 9 and 23 at 7:30 pm
• Explore and analyze selections from the Book of Psalms
• Examine contemporary psalms of Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac
• Light refreshments and wine/beer will be served
• See flyer with more information - All are welcome!  

Shabbat Speaker Series

Join us to learn about A Wider Bridge and the Israeli LGBTQ community
Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 am
• Speaker: Quentin Hill, Eastern States Manager of Programs and Development at A Wider Bridge
• Kiddush following services
Click here for flyer with more information


Yom Hashoah Commemoration Program

Bridging the Generations - Led by Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) and Temple Emeth
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
• Welcome: Matan Zamir, Deputy Consul General of Israel to NE
• Historical Perspectives: Tom Mountain, Columnist and Historian
• A Survivor's Experience: Helga Lustig
• The Second Generation: Yona Rosenman
Click here for flyer

This event is led by Temple Emeth Brotherhood. Though not required, your generous support is appreciated. Make check payable to TE Brotherhood or donate online here.


Shabbat K'Ley-Zemer

Shabbat Shirah and the Song of the Minyan
Friday, January 26 at 6:15 pm
• Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Ma'ariv and a special children's activity
• Dinner at 7:15 pm - All are welcome - See flyer here
• No charge for Temple Emeth members but must register here by January 22
• Non-members: $25/family of 4, $10/additional person - register here by January 22
• Donations gratefully accepted - click here
• Please bring canned food items for the Brookline Food Pantry


Magevet Sings at Temple Emeth!

Yale University's Jewish A Cappella Ensemble in Concert
Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
• Celebrating Magevet's 25th year with special guest Cantor Michael McCloskey
• Suggested donation $20/person - Dessert reception follows concert
• Patrons at $100 receive 2 tickets and Magevet CD
Click here to make your reservation and payment

Simchat Torah Community Celebration

All are invited to help unroll the Torah around our sanctuary
Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm
• Music, Singing, Dancing, and more!
• Goody bags for children included
• Festivities conclude with a sundae bar and dessert buffet
• Flyer with details here


Celebrate Passover with the Emeth Community

Chocolate Seder - Back by popular demand!
Sunday, April 2 at 6:45 pm
• Fun-filled night with everything chocolate
• Light dinner and chocolatinis included
• Cost $25 per person - Flyer with details here
• Space is limited to the first 30 people, 21 years and older
RSVP and pay online here or call 617-469-9400

15 Steps to Freedom - A Passover Family Program
Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
• Haggadah arts and crafts, charoset competition, and more
Click here for flyer
Volunteers needed! Contact Samara Katz to volunteer.

Passover Service Information
Monday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 18
• April 10 at 7:00 am - Siyyum Bechorim Service for the First-Born
• No programs during this time in observance of Passover
• See our calendar for a complete schedule of services during Passover 

Sugihara Commemoration

Celebrate the Ethics and Actions of Chiune Sugihara
Sunday, November 1 from 3:30-5:00 pm at Temple Emeth
  • Join us for a free event featuring Koleinu and Chorus Boston, excerpts from an upcoming PBS documentary, and testimony by Rabbi Reuven Cohn and Consul General Tsutomu Himeno.
  • Advance reservations required
  • Email sugihara1940@gmail.com or call 617-469-9400
  • For a flyer with more event information click here
  • For more information about Chiune Sugihara click here

    Annual Adult Education Program

    Shivek Bible Lecture and Breakfast
    Sunday, March 26 at 9:30 am
    • Guest speaker Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD, professor at Hebrew College and a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought
    • Topic: "The Hasidic Masters as seen through the eyes of Elie Wiesel"
    • There is no charge but RSVP needed
    • Sponsors ($18) and Patrons ($36) are welcome - contribute here

    Celebrate Passover with the Emeth Community

    Prepare for Passover - Make a Family Hagaddah
    Sunday, March 29 from 1:00-2:30 pm
    • For pre-K to elementary age children with an adult(s)
    • Cost $7/family to cover craft supplies - More info here
    • RSVP to amysalinger@templeemeth.org or register and pay here


    Open House @ Temple Emeth

    Prospective Members - Please Join Us
    Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
    Meet Rabbi Alan Turetz, Cantor Michael McCloskey, and lay leaders

    Learn about our...

    Nursery School for ages 2-5: Jewish education in a multicultural world
    • New Ma'or religious school in collaboration with two other synagogues
    • Exceptional education programs for all ages
    • Special dues for new members

    Find your place in our warm, welcoming, and inclusive community!

    Tisha B'av Mini-Course

    Broken Walls, Broken Tablets, Broken Hearts:
    Exploring Tisha B'av and the Solemn Days that Precede It

    Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm

    Join Cantor Michael McCloskey to explore the symbolism of "brokenness" inherent in our observance of beyn ham'tsarim (between the narrow places), the 3 weeks prior to the 9th day of Av. 

    Shabbat Service Accessible to People with Disabilities

    Shabbat with an Outstretched Arm
    Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 am - Kiddush Luncheon following services

    • Shabbat service for all, with special attention to accessibility for people with disabilities
    • Offering large print books, assisted listening devices, and ASL interpreters
    • Interpreters funded by CJP
    • To participate or for more information, contact Ray Feller 

    Cemetery Dedication

    Please join us for the dedication of Or Emet, our new cemetery located on Baker Street in West Roxbury.

    • Sunday June 10 at 9:15 am
    • Dedication is open to the public
    • Directions to the cemetery here
    • Read the article about Or Emet on Boston.com 

    All-Night Educational and Cultural Experience

    4th Annual Brookline Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot
    Hosted by Cong. Kehillath Israel & co-sponsored by Temple Emeth
    All night May 26 - 27 from 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

    • Learn from world-renowned educators and neighborhood favorites
    Don't miss Cantor Michael's session at 10:45 pm, Dreams: The Book our Soul is Writing
    • Includes kosher wine tasting and bread making
    • Come for one hour - or stay up all night!

    Details here, including session and teacher information.
    Learn about the observance of Tikkun Leil Shavuot. 

    Israel Bonds Event

    Temple Emeth honors Herman Hamot as it celebrates Israel Bonds!
    Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm

    • Commentary by Professor Jonathan Adelman
    • Remembrance of Mervin Gray z"l
    • Musical tribute by "Norma Levine & Friends"
    • Tribute by Rabbi Alan Turetz
    Invitation and details here. Register and pay online.

    Yom Hashoah Commemoration

    Yom Hashoah Commemoration - Sunday April 29 at 10:30 am
    • Speakers Karen Brown and Marga Deiter from One by One
    • Remarks by Rabbi Alan Turetz
    • Music by Cantor Michael McCloskey and Gennady Konnikov
    • Readings by 7th grade Religious School students

    Lunch to follow. Details here. 

    A Bisl Torah - No Bagels

    Begin your day with a bite to eat and a little Torah study with Rabbi Navah Levine.

    Monday April 30 at 8 am (following morning minyan)
    Topic: TBA

    Please join us! All are welcome! 

    Alternative Shabbat Service

    Please join us for Temple Emeth's monthly, alternative Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Navah Levine. Combining Jewish chant, meditation, movement and discussion, we aim to engage our whole selves - mind, body and soul! People of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish knowledge are welcome.

    Saturday January 14 at 10 am
    Congregational kiddush following services.

    For more information click here or email Rabbi Levine. 

    Family Friendly Service

    You are invited to Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukkah.

    Friday October 14 at 6 pm

    A brief service geared to families with young children will be followed by a light dinner.

    To RSVP please call 617-469-9400 or email.
    Open to the public. Please join us!

    Shabbat Speaker Series

    Join us to hear perspectives about Massachusetts Ballot Question #3
    Saturday, October 13 at 9:30 am
    • Speaker: Rachel Silverman, Advocacy Associate at Keshet and writer for Jewish Women's Archives
    • Kiddush and Q&A following services
    Click here for flyer with more information


    A Sweet Start to the New Year!

    Join us for "First Bite"
    Wednesday, September 19 (after the final shofar sounds)
    • Open seating for Mincha at 5:00 pm, and Neilah and Maariv at 6:05 pm
    • Havdalah includes procession of children with lights
    Flyer with more information


    Special Speaker - First time in the Boston area!

    Author Marty Brounstein presents "Heroes in the Holocaust"
    Sunday morning, June 10
    • An inspirational story of courage, compassion and rescue
    • Join us for minyan at 8:30am, followed by breakfast, with presentation at 10:00 am
    Flyer with more information
    • No charge - All are invited!
    Register online by June 6

    Learn about our Jewish Education Program

    Learn about our Jewish Education Program

    Open House for Binah B'emet
    Sunday, April 29 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
    • Engaging, inspiring, personalized Jewish education for children ages 3-13 years
    • Experience a typical Binah B'emet Sunday morning and meet the community
    • Flyer with more information here
    Binah B'emet is open to all regardless of synagogue affiliation


    NEW! Storytelling Workshop Series

    "What's Your Story?"
    Tuesdays, February 27, March 6, and March 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
    • Facilitated by Cindy Rivka Marshall, award-winning professional storyteller
    • Cost $18/person
    • There are a few spots left for anyone who would like to attend - Register here
    • Workshop culminates in "Emoth Hour" on March 17
    Click here for flyer with more information


    Tu B'Shevat at Temple Emeth

    Tu B'Shevat Family Program
    Sunday, January 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
    • Celebrate Tu B'Shevat with a taste of the seven species, papermaking, birdhouse construction, music, and more! See flyer
    • Cost: $25/family of up to 4 people, $5/additional child age 3 and older
    • Space is limited - RSVP required - Register here
    • Registration closes Monday, January 22


    Family Program

    The Yom Kippur White Out
    Sunday, September 24 from 6:00-6:30 pm
    • A morning of fun activities all about Yom Kippur for children ages 2-10
    Click here for flyer
    • Reservations required by September 10


    Special Shabbat Service Honoring Sister Book Club

    Emeth Reads: Shabbat Service with author, Amy Hoffman
    Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 am
    • Join us for services and an enhanced kiddush
    • Learn about Amy Hoffman, writer, editor and community activist
    • Read Amy's memoir, Lies About My Family, before the program
    See flyer for more information
    • No charge but please register here by April 25


    In Celebration of Temple Emeth's 75th Anniversary Year

    "Songs of Love Lost and Gained" Concert
    Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

    An inspiring afternoon of music by Cantor Michael McCloskey, Roselin Osser and William Merrill, featuring arias and duets by Schumann, Rossini, Donizetti, Copland and Bernstein. Dessert reception to follow.

    Flyer here. Purchase tickets online. Call 617-469-9400 if questions. 

    Shivek Lecture

    Temple Emeth's Annual Shivek Bible Lecture

    Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am
    Postponed due to inclement weather. Will be rescheduled. 

    Special Outdoor Minyan

    Join our Morning Minyan at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline*
    Tuesday, June 11 at 7:15 am

    • We will gather at 7:00 am - Services begin promptly at 7:15 am
    • Use Newton Street Entrance and meet at the "Top of the Hill"
    Directions here

    * In case of rain, minyan will be held at Temple Emeth 

    An Introduction to Shabbat Morning Liturgy

    Learner's Minyan with Rabbi Navah Levine
    Saturday March 16 from 9:15 to 10:30 am

    Designed for those new to Jewish worship and others who feel lost in the Hebrew prayer book sea. No prior Hebrew is necessary. Following class, participants join services in the sanctuary. Details and future meeting dates 

    Young Family Holiday Program

    Blast into Rosh Hashanah
    Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Bring the children (ages 2-12) for a morning of Rosh Hashanah fun
    • Shofar blowing, arts and crafts, honey tasting, games, and more!
    Flyer with info - Cost $10/family (up to 5 people)
    Registration is closed

    • Please watch the calendar for our next Young Family program. 

    Sisterhood Invites You To...

    Come Read With Us!
    Monday, December 7 at 10:00 am
    Ellie Smith reviews The Radetsky March by Joseph Roth
    • We will meet in our *NEW* Life Cycle Room
    • Join us for coffee and conversation! 

    Cantor-Plex Film Series

    Lost Embrace
    - Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm

    The final film in our 3rd annual film festival is Lost Embrace, which explores the comedic and touching journey of Ariel as he discovers his place and purpose in the world and learns more about his heritage and estranged father. The film takes place in Buenos Aires and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

    Join Cantor Michael and his wife, Ray Feller, for an inspiring film, thought-provoking discussion, popcorn, candy and camaraderie. Free of charge! 

    Emeth Members will be honored by Christians & Jews United for Israel

    10th Annual CJUI Genesis Awards Program

    Sunday, October 18 @ 3:30 pm at Temple Emeth
    • Honorees include Emeth members Larry and Bev Koplan
    • Honoree and Keynote Speaker is Lt. General (Ret) William G. Boykin
    • Main event $25 admission - Doors open @ 2:30 pm
    • Register and pay here
    • For more information visit www.cjui.org 

    Jewish Torah Study

    Hevruta (Jewish study in pairs)
    Wednesday, June 11 @ 8:00 pm
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Baruch Barzel
    Topic: Love and Redemption in the Fields of Bethlehem

    • Discussion will be conducted in Hebrew and English
    • Cost $12 per person - no charge for Temple Emeth members
    Space is limited! RSVP to liorkagan@templeemeth.org
    • For flyer in Hebrew click here 

    High Holy Day Alternative Services

    Our annual Lay-Led Alternative Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are open to all. Details here.

    Rosh Hashanah - Monday September 17 from 9 am to 1 pm
    Rosh Hashanah - Tuesday September 18 from 9 am to 1 pm
    Yom Kippur - Wednesday September 26 from 9:30 am to 3 pm

    For more information, email Rabbi Navah Levine or call 617-469-9400. 

    Art in Adar!

    Art Auction
    Saturday March 10 at 7 pm
    Sponsored by TE Brotherhood and Nursery School.
    Featuring art in all media and price ranges. Click here for more information, including a list of possible artists.

    • Admission: $20
    • Raffle ticket to win a piece of art with each paid admission
    • Purchase your tickets online 

    Sisterhood's own "Antiques Road Show"

    Collecting Judaica in the 21st Century: Buyers Beware!

    Sunday October 30 at 10 am
    Please join us for an informative program with prominent Judaica appraiser Elizabeth Kessin Berman, former archeologist and museum curator, and founder of the consulting firm Judaica in Context.

    Bring an item. Free appraisal of ONE item per person!

    Breakfast will be served and reservations are required. $5 per person.
    RSVP by email or by calling Phyllis at 617-469-0310. Details here. 

    Keeper of the Flame Honoree

    Temple Emeth Brotherhood announces...
    Julian Hyman, 5779 Keeper of the Flame
    Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 pm (wine and hors d'oeuvres) and 5:00 pm (awards)
    • Julian will be recognized at Temple Emanuel in Newton, together with a group of exceptional men from the New England region of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs.
    • Invitation here - Place a Tribute Book ad here - Register online here
    Mazel Tov to Julian!


    Annual Israel Bonds Event

    Temple Emeth honors Sarita Brouwer and David Diamond
    Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
    • Speaker will be Ralph Nurnberger, Senior Partner with Nurnberger & Associates
    • Musical celebration by Norma Levine and Friends, Tribute by Rabbi Turetz
    Invitation with more information
    • Cost $25/person, $50/family, $125/patron (family)
    Register and pay here - Register by June 5 

    Celebrate Chanukah with Temple Emeth

    8 Nights 8 Lights Family Chanukah Program
    Sunday, December 17 from 10:00 am-12 noon
    • For families with children ages 2-10
    • Learn about the Maccabees, make a giant dreidl, arts and crafts, and more!
    • $10/family (up to 5 people) - Flyer with more info here
    • Reservations required by December 13 - click here to register and pay  

    Lag B'Omer Bash

    Celebrate Lag B'Omer with the Emeth Community 
    Sunday, May 14 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Family picnic, juggling workshop, bubble fun, music and more
    • Bring a blanket for the picnic - Flyer here
    • Must register in advance by May 12 at 12:00 noon  

    Special Sukkot Celebration

    "A Progressive Pilgrimage"
    Sunday, October 16 starting at 6:00 pm
    • Celebrate Sukkot by walking through the meal at neighborhood sukkot
    • Program and first course at the Temple Emeth Sukkah
    • For ages 21 and older - $25/person - Flyer here
    • Reservations required - Register and pay by October 10 

    Brotherhood Alcohol Tasting Event

    Bourbon and Blintze Night - Sponsored by Brotherhood
    Saturday, March 26 @ 7:45 pm
    Sip a variety of bourbons
    Sample sweet and savory blintzes, all prepared by Liora Kushner
    Socialize with fellow bourbon and blintze enthusiasts
    • Cost: $40 / person in advance, $50 / person at the door - Register online here
    Click here for flyer 

    Adult Education with Rabbi Turetz

    "The Chosen People" - Really?
    Sunday, March 10 at 9:15 am - Final class in the series

    • An interactive discussion exploring: Chosen for what? Whose choice? Why us? Blessing or burden?
    • Timed for Religious School parents, minyan attendees and all others
    • Geared to all ages and stages - Light breakfast provided 

    End-of-Term Commemoration

    Celebrate our outgoing administration - Welcome our new administration
    Saturday, June 18: Shabbat services at 9:30 am, followed by luncheon
    • Pay tribute to outgoing president, Philip Platcow and his corps of officers
    • No charge for the luncheon, but RSVP here
    • Support to help defray costs is greatly appreciated. Donate online here.
    • Flyer with more information here 

    Brotherhoood Event

    Join Cantor Michael, Emeth Brotherhood members, and 5th and 6th grade Makor students at World Wide Wrap.

    • Sunday February 5 at 9:45 am at Hebrew College
    • Learn and practice the mitzvah of tefillin
    • Sponsored by FJMC
    • Open to men and women of all ages

    For more information email Brotherhood President Michael Clayton. 

    Family-Friendly Service

    Tot Shabbat
    at Temple Emeth!
    Families with children ages 2 - 5 are invited to a fun-filled musical Friday night Shabbat service. Light Oneg to follow.

    - November 18 at 6 pm
    - Grandparents, siblings, and caregivers welcome. Bring a friend!
    - Featuring TENS Music Teacher, Julia Priest

    RSVP to Nursery School Director, Amy Salinger, at 617-469-9459 or by email.

    Save the date! Next Tot Shabbat on December 2. 

    "Shabbat Unplug" Series

    A Special Shabbat Y'rushalmit - Celebrating Jerusalem
    Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 am
    • Join Cantor Michael, song leader David Wesson and Rabbi Turetz for a soothing Shabbat experience with Israeli music, food and prayerful song
    See flyer with more information
    RSVP here by May 7 for the kiddush
    Donations to help defray costs are greatly appreciated


    Unique Coffeehouse Experience!

    Temple Emeth presents the "Emoth Hour"
    Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
    • Hear fascinating stories told live by our Storytelling Workshop participants
    • Cost $10/person - Register by March 14
    • Coffee and dessert
    Click here for flyer with more information


    Be Happy! It's Adar! Celebrate Purim with the Emeth Community

    Purim Services - Full Megillah reading
    Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm and Thursday, March 1 @ 7:00 am in the Chapel
    • Hamantaschen and light dinner in the Baker Vestry on February 28 at 7:15 pm
    RSVP here by February 21 with number attending dinner - Click here for flyer
    Matanot L'evyonim (gifts to the needy): Bring donations for Yad Chessed to services or donate online, or bring a box of pasta for the Brookline Food Pantry

    Purim Pandemonium - Family Megillah reading
    Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:15 pm in the Sanctuary
    • Music, costume parade with prizes, goody bags for all kids - Flyer here
    • Hamantaschen and light dinner in the Baker Vestry at 7:15 pm
    RSVP here needed by February 21 with number attending dinner
    Matanot L'evyonim (gifts to the needy): Bring donations for Yad Chessed to services or donate online, or bring a box of pasta for the Brookline Food Pantry

    Purim Carnival at Temple Emeth
    Sunday, March 4 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
    • Bring family and friends - Join Temple Emeth and Tzofim: Shevet Ofek for fun and games
    • Food, prizes, balloons, bouncy house, arts and crafts, and more!
    Click here for flyer


    Sisterhood Sip and Schmooze

    Kosher Wine Tasting Event
    Thursday, May 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm at Bin Ends in Needham
    • Gather with Sisters from Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Temple Beth Elohim, Temple Emeth and Temple Reyim
    • Light kosher nosh. Flyer with more info here.
    • Cost $10/person. RSVP online here. Deadline to register and pay is May 23. 

    Mark Your Calendar!

    Saturday, November 17 - Shivek Bible Lecture
    What Makes Food Jewish? What Makes Us Jewish?
    During Shabbat Services, followed by a Special Kiddush Luncheon

    Guest Speaker: Professor Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Professor of Religion and Chair, Department of Religion, Wheaton College
    Topic: Religious Rituals Surrounding Food and the Impetus to Create Community in Medieval and Contemporary Societies
    • Reserve your seat at the Kiddush Luncheon - Space is limited!

    Registration and Payment here >  View flyer with more info here > 

    6th Annual Genesis Awards

    It's here - at Temple Emeth!
    CJUI's 6th Annual Genesis Awards Program
    Sunday October 30 from 3 - 5:30 pm

    This year's honorees include our own Norma Levine. Keynote speaker is Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs.

    Great music...Great desserts...Free of charge! Details here. 

    Celebrate Shavuot - Fun for All!

    Come to Temple Emeth's Shavuot Celebration
    Sunday, May 20 - Service 9:30 am, Children's Arts & Crafts 10:30 am
    • Procession with bikkurim (first fruits) and flower chains plus children's inflatable maze activity after lunch
    • Dairy kiddush luncheon to follow services
    RSVP required for luncheon by May 15
    See flyer with more information


    Special Shabbat Service

    Veterans Shabbat with Newton Brookline Jewish War Veterans Post 211
    Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 am
    • Guest speaker former Newton Mayor David Cohen
    • Service will be followed by a "Yankee Doodle Kiddush" - Flyer here
    • Donations to help defray costs are greatly appreciated - Donate here


    Passover Family Program

    Hop into the Haggadah - for families with children ages 2-10
    Sunday, March 25 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon pm
    • Learn about Passover through experiential activities
    • Enjoy Seder take-aways to use at home
    Flyer with details here
    • Cost $10/child age 3 years and older
    Register and pay online by March 20


    Annual Lecture Series

    2018 Silverstein-Gray Kallah
    Saturday October 13 at 12:00 noon and Sunday October 14 at 9:30 am
    Cindy Rivka Marshall, award-winning professional storyteller, will introduce midrashic storytelling during the Shabbat morning service. After lunch, Cindy will present "A Taste of Shabbat," a performance of Jewish tales.
    • No charge, but reservations for the luncheon needed by October 23
    RSVP here
    Donations to help defray costs are accepted and appreciated


    Lunch 'N Learn

    "Brown Bag Lunch" Discussion Group
    Thursday March 21 at 12:00 noon

    Join Rabbi Navah Levine and Samara Katz, Director of Congregational Learning, for a discussion of contemporary issues. Bring a dairy lunch. 

    Brotherhood Street Hockey

    *NEW* The Brotherhood Street Hockey Team is gearing up for its first game with Congregation Mishkan Tefilah on Sunday January 22 at 9:45 am. Game will be played outside at Mishkan Tefilah, weather permitting, or inside at Temple Emeth.

    If you are interested in playing or for more information, email Brotherhood President Michael Clayton.

    Players must provide their own sticks. Stay tuned for game location! 

    Rummage Sale

    Sisterhood's Annual Rummage Sale
    Set Up: Thursday, November 15 - 2:00-5:00 pm & 7:00-9:00 pm
    Sale: Friday, November 16 - 9:00 am-12:00 noon
             Sunday, November 18 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm

    • Shop for gently worn clothing, household goods, costume jewelry, furniture, toys, books, shoes, sports equipment - and more!
    • "Special" items in Lady Baltimore's Boutique
    • Unsold merchandise is donated to local social service organizations

    Donations of merchandise (bring to Temple Emeth starting November 1) and volunteers are needed. Contact Harriet Kantrowitz to volunteer or for questions.


    Musical Celebration

    Join us for "A Grand Night" to celebrate our new Baldwin Baby Grand Piano!
    Saturday Evening, May 18
    7:45 pm Hors d'Oeuvres
    8:15 pm Maariv Service
    8:30 pm Musical Performances

    Featuring Temple Emeth Musicians and Guest Artists
    Program details here – Registration and Payment here 

    Bagels & A Bisl Torah

    • Begin your day with a bite to eat and a "little" Torah study
    • Monday mornings @ 8:00 am (following Minyan)
    • Led by Rabbi Navah Levine
    • Topics based on participants' interests

    Spread the word about this fun and informal Torah study! 

    Upcoming Events

    View Minyan Schedule here

    12/18/2018 8:30 AM Hebrew for Adults
    12/20/2018 7:30 PM Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav
    12/22/2018 9:30 AM Morning Services
    12/22/2018 4:05 PM Mincha and Maariv Services
    12/23/2018 9:00 AM NO SCHOOL
    12/25/2018 Services at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

    More events on web Calendar

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