Emunah Happenings 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 / 24 Nisan 5777
Coming Soon!
Sunday, April 23 from 12:20-2:30 PM
Follen Church Community Center, 755 Massachusetts Ave.

Follen Church and Lexington Community Education are proud to be partners in presenting this free Bystander Training program with IMPACTBoston.org.

Do you want to speak up and intervene when you see an opportunity to respond to harassment, hate speech or sexual violence, but don't know how to do it safely? Come learn the skills to best protect your own safety and manage your own stress response as well as how to manage challenging conversations, communicating confidence with body language (even when you don't feel it) and how to de-escalate a situation.  Strong, explicit language will be used.  Appropriate for ages 15+.

The training is free but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
The Lexington Interfaith Garden is starting it's 8th year! The first date for Temple Emunah is Tuesday, April 25, 4:30-6:00 PM. If you can participate, contact Larry Marin. More details HERE.
Tribe Ride in Lexington Launch !  Join other bikers on Sunday, April 30, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM The ride will be either 34 or 46 miles, starting and ending at Temple Emunah. Post-ride light refreshments will be served back at Temple Emunah. This ride is a part of our Tribe Ride series with Friends of the Arava Institute and the Israel Ride, and open to all cyclists. Ride leaders will be there to guide you. Participants are kindly requested to bring their own water and snacks. All riders are required to wear a helmet.
Hebrew Speaking Table at Kiddush: Are you interested in practicing your Hebrew speaking skills?  Join us during Shabbat Morning Kiddush at a special table designated for casual conversation. Whether a beginning student or a fluent scholar - Everyone is welcome, and you don't have to stay the entire time.  Look for our table signs: כאן מדברים עברית /  SPEAKING HEBREW HERE.
Names from the Shoah: Do you have family who was lost in the Shoah? Please forward those names to Ellen Weene, so we can add them to our booklet. And please join us at our Yom HaShoah evening on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM.

Summer Service Leaders & Speakers wanted Our custom at Temple Emunah during the summer months is to have members of our community serve as Shabbat morning service leaders and speakers. All members are welcome to be a summer speaker giving the d’var Torah and/or sharing a personal or professional story with our community.
If you are interested please contact Terri Swartz Russell, 617-448-3996.

The Religious School Committee  would like to invite families to attend Shabbat services together by grade. The hope is for children to see their classmates in their dedicated service, and that families from the same grade will sit together in the Main Service and during Kiddush.  Next Shabbat is May 6th when we welcome Kitah Alef.   Questions? Contact  Kristy Pourmousa  or  Shaina LaFlamme .

Join Temple Emunah and Isaiah members in Israel this June! Linna Ettinger, Marcy Lidman, Terri Swartz Russell, Guy Weyl and more will be studying at the Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat of the Shalom Hartman Institute.  Participants join senior Shalom Hartman Institute scholars in Jerusalem to explore foundational Jewish ideas and central dilemmas of contemporary Jewish life.
Liza Halley is coordinating our meat distribution days. Contact her if you have any questions, ideas, comments at 857-523-8064.  Please let your friends and family know about this and help spread the word!
On-Going Programs at Temple Emunah

The Wisdom Project, Sundays, 12:00-1:30 PM (May 7)

Intermediate Mahjongg, Mondays, 12:45-4:00 PM (weekly)

Israeli Folk Dance, Mondays, 8:00 PM (weekly - Cancelled 4/17) 

Weekly Morning Meditation Group, Tuesdays, 8:30 AM (weekly)

Jewish Spirituality Group , Thursday, 7:30 PM (April 27)

Minyan, Breakfast, & Study with Rabbis, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:20 AM (weekly)

iEngage, Lunch and Learn, Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM (April 26)

Talmud Study Group, Wednesdays, 8:00 PM (April 26)

Open Mahjongg, Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 PM (weekly)

Perek Yomi Study Group, Thursdays, 8:00 PM (May 4)

Shabbat Meditation, Saturdays, 9:30 AM (April 29)

Tot Shabbat Saturdays, 11:00 AM (May 6)

PJ Library and Mayyim Hayyim present…Water Wonders : A Program for Families with Children Grades K-2.  Watch your child’s face light up with wonder, through hands-on exploration of Jewish traditions and the power of water! No previous knowledge required. Interfaith and LGBTQ+ families always welcome. Siblings and grandparents are also invited. Bring your curiosity and we’ll bring the science experiments, art projects, story time, and songs that will leave your family inspired. Enjoy meeting other families in the area over coffee and snacks, and learn about Judaism’s take on water in a hands-on, fun environment.  There will be two unique programs at each location: Arlington: April 23, 30 and Framingham: April 9 and May 7, 3:30-5:00 PM. Contact Leeza Negelev.

Community Screening of Hate Spaces, The Politics of Intolerance on Campus : See this powerful new film on the campus crisis on Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM at Temple Emanuel of Newton. Examine how Antisemitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the ongoing academic delegitimization of Israel. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Refreshments served.

Jewish Singles Mingle Sunday Brunch Buffet: Join us for brunch and meet new people! We will meet at a Newton Corner Restaurant on Sunday, April 30, 11:00 AM. Jewish Singles Mingle is a collaboration of Boston area Synagogues and organizations. For more information, contact Marilyn Goldman.
Community Israel Dialogue with CJP : Our community is increasingly divided on the topic of Israel,  and we believe that we must be able to talk about the issues that matter to us. The CommUNITY Israel Dialogue is a CJP initiative to enable productive conversations across diverse perspectives.  CJP has partnered with Resetting the Table , a national organization that works with Jewish communities to build meaningful dialogue and deliberation across differences on Israel.   You are invited to participate in an intergenerational Town Square session on Sunday April 30, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM at CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston .   P lease register using this link .

Israel: 50 Years After the 1967 War:  Join CJP and JCC Greater Boston on  Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM  for this joint program of the CommUNITY Israel Dialogue and the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series. Since the Six Day War, history has unfurled in the Middle East at a rapid pace, impacting generations of Israelis, Palestinians, and, indeed, the entire region. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer will moderate a discussion among three Israeli thought leaders and activists on the social, political, and religious challenges – and opportunities for Israel in the next 50 years. Location: JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton.