I have a friend who buys Israel Bonds every Rosh Hashanah. One year I asked him: why are you still buying Israel Bonds?Read More...
For our June TEkun initiative, we will be working with our friends at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, who have been fighting hunger locally for over 30 years through their Food Pantry and weekly Community Suppers. You are invited to join us for any or all of the three service days.
- Tuesday June 4, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm: We will be unpacking a truck from the Boston Food Pantry and stocking the Church’s own pantry. This action (unlike the other two) requires heavy lifting and stamina. We recommend that you wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.
- Thursday June 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: We will be packing baskets of groceries to prepare for the Food Pantry’s semimonthly distribution the following Saturday.
- Wednesday June 26, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm: We will be helping serve guests at the Church’s weekly Community Supper. These meals are free and open to everyone in the community.
We are excited to join hands and hearts with our friends at BACC, and hope you can join us!
We are thrilled to report that our Legacy artists, Jeanette Kuvin Oren and Gary Rosenthal, have completed the initial installation of our Legacy tribute, with our founding members and our dedication plaque! Thank you to all of those who took the lead in establishing our Legacy Society. For those who are interested in joining the Legacy Society and making a gift, there is still an opportunity to be included!
The Temple Emanuel Legacy Society is dedicated to endowing the future of our beloved community and to ensuring that Temple Emanuel will endure for generations to come. We are blessed with the strength and vibrancy needed to face the future. We have the opportunity to secure our sacred and special place for our children and grandchildren.
A Legacy gift creates the opportunity to keep Jewish commitment and values strong. There are many ways to become a member of the Legacy Society. Simply include Temple Emanuel in your estate planning, either by designating a dollar amount, a particular asset, or a percentage. All Legacy gifts, regardless of size, make a meaningful difference.
Members of the Society will be acknowledged artfully along the walls of the Casty Gallery. An annual event will be held in appreciation of these gifts.
We will be having a formal dedication in the Fall. For now, we invite you to stop by the Casty Gallery and enjoy the magnificent work.
L’Dor V’Dor! Building Our Future, from Generation to Generation.
After the Poway shooting, we gathered together in solidarity and in love. Rabbi Gardenswartz cautioned us against despair or fear in the face of this senseless violence.Read More...
This coming Sunday, the day after Pesach, Michelle and Elias are leading 23 of our members on the March of the Living, to the camps in Poland, and from there to Israel.Read More...
In my family, as we’re schlepping and cooking and setting up for the Seders, we enjoy playing Passover Parody music to get us in the mood for festive fun.Read More...
Wayne Goldstein and a group of our 7th grade Makor/Religious School kids conducted an interfaith Seder at our neighbor, the Carroll Center for the Blind this week.
It was a wonderful learning opportunity as the kids witnessed those less fortunate strive to overcome their handicap. The seder included the use of a Braille Haggadah.
Many thanks to Wayne and the kids for this mitzvah.
The Merle Orren Scholars Transformation (MOST) program has awarded scholarships to five Temple Emanuel members to attend one-to-three-week Jewish study programs this summer. Three of our members will attend the Shalom Hartman Community Leadership program in Jerusalem, one will attend the National Havurah Summer Institute in Connecticut, and one will attend Middlebury College’s summer Hebrew Language program.
The MOST program honors the memory of Merle Orren z”l, who experienced the transformative power of Jewish learning. Learn more …
In an effort to make our High Holiday services as beautiful and meaningful as possible, we invite your feedback on three simple questions concerning our Annual Israel Bonds Appeal. Please click here to fill out our questionnaire.
We have collected several Passover resources. We hope they will help you both address the details of observance and enhance your enjoyment of the holiday. Chag Sameach!
Visit our Observance Resource Page