Emunah Happenings 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 / 12 Kislev   5778
Tonight: “Can We Stop Alzheimer’s?” A NOVA program
Please join us TONIGHT, Thursday, November 30, 8:00 PM as we learn with Dr. Kate Papp about one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. We will show the compelling PBS documentary, “ Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped ?” This disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love and to remember. The film includes what researchers are doing to find a cure and the role people play in participating in clinical trials. 
Following Phyllis Klein Thrope's death in 1986 at the age of 33, her family established the Phyllis Klein Thrope Memorial Fund to honor her memory. The Fund's purpose is to build bridges and promote better understanding between the Jewish community and its neighbors. It seeks to achieve these goals by sponsoring programs that bring together people from throughout the community to examine issues and concerns shared by all. All Phyllis Klein Thrope Memorial Programs are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to invite your neighbors and friends!  Learn more HERE .
Coming Soon
Hanukkah STEAM Fair at JCDS : Get into the H anukkah Spirit with some hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities! This event is for all families with children ages 3—12 years old and is FREE of charge! Snacks, crafts, and story time for little ones. Sunday, December 10, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Jews from Arab Lands: Join us on Sunday, December 10 , starting at 7:15 PM as we welcome Sharona Mizrachi, who will be telling her story of persecution and ultimate escape from Iran in 1984. Light refreshments will be served and the Consul General will give an introductory speech. This event is FREE, but please RSVP HERE by December 3rd. Evening Services will be at 7:00 PM.
Emunah CONNECT: Have you ever thought that you might be a valuable resource for a networking group in our community? Imagine being able to connect with a Temple Emunah member who has extensive experience in fields you want to know more about. Imagine connecting yourself or your family members to mentors in our own community! Join us on Monday, December 11, 8:00 PM for our next planning meeting!
Community Hanukkah Celebration: Everyone is invited to our H anukkah dinner and celebration on Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30 PM ! In addition to a delicious meal with latkes and sufganiyot (donuts), there will be songs, games, crafts, and fun! There is also a mitzvah project this year, as we will be putting together duffel bags for foster care kids. RSVP to Jodie Parme r and don't forget your H anukkiyah for our community lighting and singing!
Hanukkah Story Hour at Barnes and Noble : Join our Rabbis, staff, and Srebby as we read H anukkah stories, sing songs, play dreidel and more at the Barnes and Noble in Burlington on Thursday, December 14, 7:00 PM ! Purchases made that day support the temple if you mention us at check-out, and we are also collecting toys/books and other gifts for children in shelters if you would like to do a double-mitzvah!
Sisterhood Crockpot Cook-off : Bring your appetites and join the Temple Emunah Sisterhood for a Hanukkah Crockpot Cook-off on Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 PM ! We will have dinner, drinks, and dessert (yes, latkes too!). This event is for women only. Cost is $5 for Sisterhood Members, $7 for all others. Want to help out? Contact Janet Goldberg to help with a recipe or to RSVP.
KERUV Shabbat : Rabbi Isaacs will be with us Friday, December 15 through Saturday, December 16, and she
will discuss her path to serving a small-town Jewish community, as well as her adventures as a Maine rabbi. On Friday night Rabbi Isaacs will discuss her Institute for Small Town Judaism and her thoughts on building a multi-generational community. In addition to her Saturday morning drashah , from 1:00-2:00 PM Rabbi Isaacs will offer a text study on some of the classic texts
dealing with LGBTQ issues.
Brotherhood Beer Fest : Everyone is invited to join the Brotherhood for our annual Brewfest! At 10:30 AM we will have an open Board Meeting, which includes time for the softball teams to discuss the upcoming season. At Noon will be lunch, along with brewing beer in the kitchen and watching football in
the Rubinovitz Social Hall. If you enjoy brewing beer, or if you're interested
in learning more about it or about our Softball League, then this is the event for you! FREE, but please RSVP to Larry Bressler .
Join Terri Swartz Russell, Barbara Posnick, Hal Miller-Jacobs, Heidi Shira, Ken Hausman, Beni Summers, and other wonderful teachers at this year's LimmudBoston!
Women's Seder Planning Meeting : Monday, December 4, 8:00 PM . Join us as we continue planning our next Women's Seder! The Temple Emunah Women’s Seder is an afternoon of singing, eating, learning, and fun. Yet there’s more to the event than just the one day. Join the Women’s Seder Committee as we plan for the 2019 event, beginning with redesigning our custom Haggadah. A great deal of learning takes place during the research, drafting, and editing of the Haggadah. Come learn the details of Haggadah construction and format as well as learn about some lesser known Jewish women in history, politics, literature and Jewish thought. Questions? Contact Jenny Brown .

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a Brunch to Honor Harvey Lowell on Sunday, December 17, 9:30 AM - Noon i n the State Room, 60 State Street, Boston. Harvey has served as President and CEO of JBBBS for 21 years, and funds raised at this brunch will help establish the Harvey D. Lowell Fund for Inclusion. Learn more HERE .

PURIM Planning : Purim is early this year (beginning the evening on February 28), and we need your help! If you have ideas for our celebration this year and would like to be part of the planning process, please be in touch with David Geller .

The Space Torah Project : Our Jews in Space event was great success, thank you to all who attended! To learn more about the " Space Torah project " or see how you can support the making of this movie and sharing this inspiring story with the world contact Rachel Raz at spacetorah@gmail.com. You can also learn more on their Facebook page !
On-Going Programs
The Wisdom Project, Sundays, 12:00-1:30 PM (December 10)

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) 

Weekly Morning Meditation Group , Tuesdays, 8:30 AM

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

Talmud Study Group , Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 PM (December 6)

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

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

Monthly Meditation , Thursdays, 4:00-4:50 PM (November 30)

Perek Yomi Study Group , Thursdays, 8:00 PM (December 7)

Shabbat Morning Meditation , Saturdays, 9:30 (December 9)

Tot Shabbat , Saturdays, 11:00 AM (December 2)

Cliff's Notes , Saturdays, Shabbat Min h ah (weekly)
LimmudBoston : LimmudBoston is an annual, volunteer-driven conference celebrating Jewish culture and learning. This year LimmudBoston will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Temple Reyim in Newton and registration is OPEN! There is also a special Havdalah Service and Concert on Saturday, December 2nd in the evening with Julie Silver. You can also signup to volunteer here . Questions? Contact Terri Swartz Russell .

The Jewish Trailblazers Project : All 6th through 8th graders are invited to join us at Brandeis on Sunday, December 3, 1:00 - 3:00 PM for a workshop on Jewish heroes and trailblazers. Bring a laptop and a tablet and have some fun! You could even win your own iPad Mini!
SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. - 60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA. Join us to meet members of the school community, visit classrooms, learn about our free transportation and hear about financial aid programs. The Solomon Schechter Day School is a premier Jewish day school in the Boston area enrolling children from 15 months through 8th grade. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Shira Strosberg, 617.630.4609. Babysitting available.

Admissions Information Session: STEM Education Through a Jewish Lens, Tuesday, December 19, 9:00-11:00 AM at JCDS (57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, MA) The Admissions Information Session is a wonderful opportunity to meet current JCDS parents, see our learning community in action, and engage with our leadership team! On December 19th, learn about our innovative, pioneering STEM curriculum and how our talented team of educators incorporates engineering, robotics, and design thinking with Jewish education. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Gavi Elkind, Director of Admissions, at  GaviE@jcdsboston.org  or 617-972-1733.