Hi Temple Emanu-El. How are you? 

It’s the start of so many of our conversations that we can forget why we\’re asking. And what it means to ask it of ourselves. This is why we are excited to announce our congregational learning theme for 5779: \”Sh\’leimut – a journey toward wholeness, wellness, and inner wisdom\”. Throughout the year, look for opportunities for all ages to explore and promote the well-being of our bodies, minds, and souls. Let\’s help one another become happier, healthier, and more fulfilled people in the year to come. We look forward to the journey.

Channeling Our Inner Wisdom

Journey Toward Wholeness & Wellness

Wellness for Our Minds

Connecting with Israel

Channeling Our Inner Wisdom No RSVPs needed - we would love to have you!

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS

RABBI KROLOFF’S LUNCH AND LEARNS

CONNIE REITER’S TORAH STUDY

HOLY SCROLLERS

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM

Mondays 10/15, 11/12, 12/3, 3/18, 4/8, 5/13 11:30 AM

Mondays 10/15, 11/12, 12/3, 3/18, 4/8, 5/13 11:30 AM

3rd Saturday of the Month – 9:30 AM

3rd Saturday of the Month – 9:30 AM

Saturdays 8:15 – 9:15 AM

Saturdays 8:15 – 9:15 AM

How does the Torah ignite my inner wisdom? Participants study Bible plus the latest events of concern to the Jewish people. Feel free to drop in on any Tuesday; you are always welcome!

Informal and lively! Discussion topics will include contemporary events, films of Jewish and general interest, spiritual issues, aging wisely, family concerns, The Rabbi’s “struggles,” Israel, the American Jewish community, and recent developments in Jewish life. A delicious complimentary lunch will be offered.

This year brings a new pattern for our group – will consider several somewhat shorter topics, such as “The Idea and Unraveling of Jewish Law” and “The Idea of a Deity, a Creative Power” and “Biblical Journeys and Our Own.” We welcome you to join us in the Temple Library for these participatory conversations and suggest that you bring a Tanach with you

Every Shabbat at the Lavy House, this 50- minute discussion and study with Rabbi Sagal will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning. After Holy Scrollers, all are welcome to join us for Saturday Morning minyan followed by a discussion and light brunch – all part of the Shabbat experience.

Journey Toward Wholeness & Wellness

PRAYERS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

NAVIGATING CANCER

 

JEWISH ART JOURNALING

Thursdays 4/25, 5/2,

Thursdays 4/25, 5/2, & 5/9 — 7:30 – 9:00 PM

10/23, 12/18, 2/5, 4/2

10/23, 12/18, 2/5, 4/2

10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 — 7:30 – 9:00 PM

10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 — 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Join Rabbi Prosnit as we explore our Jewish tradition and prayers for challenging times. 

 Join us and learn tools and strategies to create a better survivorship program and come meet others with similar experiences. This course is taught by Wendy Van Besien

Shari will demonstrate mixed media art techniques and suggest prompts to encourage you to translate your ideas into visual form. Be inspired by Jewish prayer, holidays, traditions, lyrics, and poetry. Please plan to attend all sessions. This course is taught by Shari Seltzer.

Wellness for Our Minds

NetSmartz, An Educational Program about
Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

COUNT TO A THOUSAND

AN EVENING WITH RABBI LILA KAGEDAN

AMERICAN JEWS AND ISRAEL: A DISCUSSION WITH YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

Sunday, October 21 at 8:45 AM

Sunday, October 21 at 8:45 AM

Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 PM

Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM

 This presentation will explore issues such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content, privacy and sexting, and is designed to engage audiences using discussion, videos and practical tips for staying safer online. Our very own Temple member, Marc Leshnower, Assistant to the Special Agent In Charge at United States Secret Service, will educate us on these important issues.

In her novel, Count to a Thousand, Caroline Goldberg Igra, tells the story of an American expatriate who constructs a purposefully insular life in Israel similar to the one she’d expected to live back in the United States until it’s time to send her eldest child to the army. 

Join Rabbi Lila Kagedan, the first female Rabbi hired by an Orthodox synagogue, for a special evening where she will speak about her personal journey to the rabbinate, as well as the halachic basis supporting women in the rabbinate. The evening will be a combination of text, personal narrative and Q&A.

Prizewinning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, will discuss the future relationship between American Jews and Israel. 

Sponsored by the Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff Fund for Jewish Learning.

LUNCH & LEARN IN MODERN MIDRASH

JUDAISM AT HOME

 

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM

Fridays, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7. 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Fridays, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7. 12:00 - 1:30 PM

11/28, 1/20, 4/11. 8:00 PM

11/28, 1/20, 4/11. 8:00 PM

18 Thursdays from November - May

18 Thursdays from November - May

Join Student Rabbi Hilly Haber to analyze ancient and not-so-ancient takes on Biblical literature. Commentators include Nachmanides, Rashi, Michael Chabon, Leonard Cohen, and Toni Morrison. Lunch is provided but RSVP required.

Join your clergy from the comfort of your own home for a thirty minute online class exploring ways to create

meaningful holiday experiences for you and your family. RSVP so we can send you the link for the class.

This year discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality, and community in an Introduction to Judaism class taught through a Reform lens.

Connecting with Israel

ISRAELI DANCE

ISRAELI BRUNCH AND LEARN

 

CAFE IVRIT

 
10/25, 11/29, 12/20 at 7:00 PM

10/25, 11/29, 12/20 at 7:00 PM

10/21, 12/16, 2/3, 3/10, 5/5 at 9:00 AM

10/21, 12/16, 2/3, 3/10, 5/5 at 9:00 AM

Two Mondays a Month

Two Mondays a Month

Get your dancing shoes laced up and join our Shlicha, Danielle, as she takes you through different decades of Israeli dance.

Join us for breakfast and engaging presentation and discussion. We will meet to remember, talk and explore the effect of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination on Israeli society. 

Join us every other Monday with our Shlicha to practice your conversational Hebrew skills.