Emunah Happenings 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / 22 Tevet  5778
This Weekend
Social Action Shabbat
This year the Social Action Committee is highlighting the tragic and ongoing problem of gun violence in our society. Our guest will be Angus McQuilken , who co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence , a partnership of grassroots organizations that are working to support meaningful change in gun laws at both the state and national levels.  Learn more here.
The Amidah : Min h ah Learning
The Amidah is the central liturgical moment in every prayer service. It is sometimes referred to as HaTefillah , or The Prayer. Join both Rabbis Lerner and Fel as they lead a Shabbat Min h ah teaching on the subject of the Shabbat Amidah prayer on January 13 and 20, 2018. See more details HERE .
Havdalah Happening
The Social Action Committee, along with  K'Sharim , connecting people with disabilities to Jewish life, invite everyone to participate in their annual Havdalah Happening Event on  Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  Together we’ll enjoy Havdalah, a short ceremony to end Shabbat, a delicious dinner, and wonderful entertainment. This event is only $8.00 per person!  For more information click HERE or contact Terri Swartz Russell .
Karen K & The Jitterbugs
Bug Out With Karen K and her imaginary friends the Jitterbugs at Temple Emunah on Monday, January 15, 10:30 AM! Don’t miss this engaging, high-energy, theatrical show. This is a fundraiser for the Billy Dalwin Pre-School. Come join us, have a blast, and support a great cause!  Tickets are on sale on-line now for a discounted rate! Walk-ins are also welcome.
Coming Soon
Ivrit LaKol Winter Session
Make your winter warmer and come study Hebrew with Ivrit LaKol! Everyone is welcome to join a continuing class beginning the week of January 10, 2018. ALSO, check out our special Winter Mini Sessions: Hebrew for Travelers and Kaddish. Click HERE for our flyer
An Evening with Yossi Livni
Please join us on  Thursday, January 11 , for an evening with Yossi Livni. Yossi, a graduate of the Technion and Tel-Aviv University, has worked as an aerospace engineer in Israel and Canada, specializing in mathematical modeling of aircraft components. Since retirement, he has turned these skills to Jewish history. Come hear his story, see his short film, and schmooze! FLYER
Mental Health - Theme Night
Mental Health Disorders are prevalent but they are also stigmatized. On  Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30 PM  we will have a Theme Night at Minyan focusing on this issue. Specifically, we will discuss common symptoms seen, primarily with the most prevalent issues of anxiety and depression, ways we can support individuals who live with these difficulties and their families, and ways to help eliminate stigmas. Facilitated by Sandy Miller-Jacobs and Rachel Grossman.
Changing Faces of the Pro-Israel Movement 
Today’s pro-Israel movement is expanded and empowered by leaders of different races, backgrounds and political perspectives. They are bonded by support of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Come to Temple Emunah on Thursday, January 18, starting at 7:45 PM to hear a panel of local progressive leaders discuss why they joined the AIPAC pro-Israel community. Learn more about this event HERE .
Save the Date
MLK Day of Service : On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Town of Lexington will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its fifth annual family-friendly day of volunteer activities supporting the under-served. We hope it will be a fun and meaningful day. Last year, almost 400 volunteers made a difference in the lives of more than 2,000 people. It's amazing what a community can do! There will be community dialogues, hands-on projects, and much more. Temple Emunah and LICA are both supporters of this event, and we hope you can make it!

New Rep Theater Shows : The New Rep Theatre in Watertown has an exciting 2018 season with an overarching theme of “Resilience of the Human Spirit.” Our own Minyan Katan has identified a Sunday matinee or a Saturday evening performance for each of the plays in this season for group outings:  Lonely Planet – Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM, Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act – Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM, The Bakelite Masterpiece – Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 PM, and Two Jews Walk Into A War – Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 PM, with our own Jeremiah Kissel performing as one of the leads! To order tickets with our Temple Emunah discount, contact Jan Nargi at 617-923-7060 x 8206.

Purim Mishloa h Manot Gifts: Purim is coming soon! The Temple Emunah Religious School will once again be delivering Mishloa h Manot (Purim Gift Bags) to your friends, neighbors, and relatives in our delivery area (Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham, Winchester, and Woburn). Or you can send a special Purim greeting card to those outside our delivery area. It’s a mitzvah to send Purim gifts and all profits support our Religious School. Bags will be delivered on Sunday, March 4 . More details coming soon. For questions, contact Amy Rosenstein .
On-Going Programs
What's all This Prayer Stuff About? Sundays, 9:45 AM (January 21)

The Wisdom Project, Sundays, 12:00-1:30 PM (January 21)

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

Me'ah Classic , Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM

Israeli Folk Dance , Mondays, 8:00 PM (weekly) 

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

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

Talmud Study Group , Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 PM (January 17)

Me'ah Select , Thursdays, 9:30 AM-12:15 PM

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

Minhah Meditation Group , Thursdays, 4:00-4:50 PM (January 18)

Perek Yomi Study Group , Thursdays, 8:00 PM (February 1)

Shabbat Morning Meditation , Saturdays, 9:30 (January 20)

Tot Shabbat , Saturdays, 11:00 AM (January 20)

Cliff's Notes , Saturdays, Min h ah/Ma'ariv (February 3)

This open house is for families of current kindergartners who are interested in learning more about 1st grade at the Solomon Schechter Day School. Join the 1st-grade teaching team for a special morning designed to help school faculty get to know your child. The Solomon Schechter Day School is a premier Jewish day school in the Boston area enrolling children from 15 months through 8th grade. For more information or to register, please contact Stephanie Maroun at 617.630.4625