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Parashat Chaye Sarah        
November 23 - December 14, 2019
25 Cheshvan - 16 Kislev 5780

Happy Thanksgiving Day   
A Thanksgiving Prayer
By Rabbi Naomi Levy
For the laughter of the children,
For my own life breath,  
For the abundance of food on this table,
For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast,  
For the roof over our heads,  
The clothes on our back,  
For our health,
And our wealth of blessings,
For this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends,
For the freedom to pray these words without fear,  
In any language,
In any faith,
In this great country,
whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants.
Thank you, G-d, for giving us all these. Amen.    
Emeth Reads -Tova Mirvis  Tuesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Week at a Glance
Saturday, November 23  
Services: 9:30 am   
Mincha/Maariv: 4:05 pm
Sunday, November 24  
Services: 8:30 am  
Binah B'emet: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon  
Evening Services: 6:00 pm  
Monday, November 25
Services 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, November 26
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm  
Wednesday, November 27
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 28
Services: 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Friday, November 29
Services: 7:00 am  
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm  
Saturday, November 30
Services: 9:30 am  
Mincha/Maariv: 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 1
Services: 8:30 am
Services: 6:00 pm  
Monday, December 2
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, December 3
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm 
Wednesday, December 4 
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  

Thursday, December 5

Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6
7:00 am 
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm 
Saturday, December 7 
Services: 9:30 am 
Mincha/Maariv: 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 8
Monday, December 9
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, December 10
Wednesday, December 11
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  

Thursday, December 12
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm
Friday, December 13
7:00 am 
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm 
Saturday, December 14
Services: 9:30 am  
Mincha/Maariv: 4:00 pm
  Sisterhood Rummage Sale RummageSale   
 Sunday, November 24 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm    
It is here again - the annual Sisterhood Rummage Sale - and we hope you are looking around for items to donate in support of our Emeth and surrounding communities.
Our sale attendees come from far and wide and reflect how all our hard work matters. Many come year in and year out and we all look forward to seeing the familiar faces among the new ones. This sale is a huge community service event and always reflects how the generosity of our membership benefits others. Certainly, in November as we celebrate our many blessings with the Thanksgiving holiday, this event is another way we share them with others.

Again, this year, join in as celebrate our community with our always fabulous "Lady Baltimore Boutique" crammed with new items, unique treasures and designer clothing, lots of great sorted clothing and bric-a-brac amidst lots of camaraderie with old or new friends.
Harriet Kantrowitz, Chair 2019 Temple Emeth Sisterhood Rummage Sale.
Women's Rosh Chodesh Study GroupRoshCodesh
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Join us for the 8 th year of our monthly Women's Rosh Chodesh Study Group.
The theme for this year is  In the Darkest of Times, Heroic Actions Rescue Humanity This study includes the Holocaust and the impact of the Resistance movement, Partisan actions, the establishment of Israel through the Haganah and Palmach and courageous acts of Jewish and gentile women.
In this first meeting we will welcome the new month of Kislev. Dr. Ray Feller will join us and will speak on "Courageous Storytellers: Heroic Artists in WWII Camps and Ghettos." 
The group is open to all women. It is lay-led and advised by Cantor Michael McCloskey. Study and discussion hour begins at 7:30 pm following our 7:00 pm minyan. Come join us for some study, a little nosh and lots of camaraderie.
Cantor-Plex Film Festival Cantor-Plex  
Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 pm    
Join Cantor Michael and Dr. Ray Feller at our 10th Annual Cantor-Plex Film Series. Our theme this year is  Mikol Am V'lashon
(Among Every People and Language)  
Tonight's movie is Footnote, directed by Joseph Cedar. (Hebrew)             
The film is the story of a great rivalry between a father and son, Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for. Yet, beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.
As always, popcorn, soda and movie candy will be available, as well as craft beer (for those of age).
Adult Education with Cantor Michael CantorAdultEd McCloskey  
Sundays, December 8 & 15, 2019     
Sh'ma: From the original text to the age of "the text"
Join Cantor Michael as we explore the three paragraphs of the Shema through the lenses of their original biblical context, the Talmud, the codes of Jewish law, Jewish mysticism and philosophy and modern perspectives. In what ways do these texts address very current and important issues of presence, clear communication and understanding, compassion, intention and stewardship?
High Five - Drop In, Do Good  High5 
Sundays, Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Mar. 22, May 3 
12:30 - 3:00 pm
  • 5 Sunday afternoons
  • 5 Different projects
  • 5 Inspiring causes
  • 5 Opportunities to help others
  • 5 Quick ways to make a difference

Suitable for adults and supervised children of all ages.   


Open to all with prior sign up. All are welcome. 


A light lunch will begin at 12:30 pm and the program will follow thereafter until 3:00 pm.   


Sign up for one/more/all sessions - REQUIRED.  www.templeemeth.org 


Second  session, Sunday, December 8    


Drop in and assemble Winter Packages for the Homeless




Emeth Reads - Tova Mirvis EmethReads  
Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm   
Tova Mirvis is the author of the memoir The Book of Separation, as well as three novels, Visible City, The Outside World  and  The Ladies Auxiliary, which was a national bestseller. Her essays have appeared in various newspapers including The New York Times Book Review
The Boston Globe Magazine, and Poets and Writers, and her fiction has been broadcast on National Public Radio.
She lives in Newton, MA with her family.  
Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.  
7:30 pm  Author Presentation & Book Signing  
Cost: $18 per person.
Temple Emeth members - no charge
To register, go to www.templeemeth.org by December 8, 2019

Upcoming Events
Sunday, December 15
Cantor Michael Adult Education: 9:15 am
Family Chanukah Workshop: 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Friday, December 20
Shabbat K'ley Zemer - Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:15 pm

Sunday, December 22
Erev Chanukah - 1st Candle

Monday, December 30
Chanukah - 8th Day
Wednesday, January 1 
Binah B'emet Family Chanukah Workshop Chanukah-workshop    
Sunday, December 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm     
Light & Dark Shadow - Play
  • Chanukah Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dreidel Championship
  • Singing, Storytelling & More...
Free to all Binah B'emet students and their families.
Additional guests : $10 per person (kids under 3 - free) 
To register, go to www.templeemeth.org by December 10, 2019

Shabbat K'ley Zemer - Shabbat Torah OrakleyZemer   
Friday, December 20 at 6:15 pm       
Join Rabbi Turetz, Cantor Michael McCloskey, song leader,
David Wesson for an uplifting and foot stomping service,  
Celebrating the Festival of Lights. 
We are dedicating this Shabbat to our educators & students.  
Includes children's activity and goody bags.  
Delicious communal dinner by Liora's Catering to follow.
All are welcome.

Reservations required by Monday, December 16, 2019.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: In fairness to all, Temple Emeth has adopted the practice of issuing bracelets for events where meals are served. Bracelets will be necessary to get dinner.  
Bracelets will be issued to those who have made reservations in advance by the due date.

No charge for Temple Emeth members. RSVP here with number attending dinner.  
Donations welcome to help defray costs.
Non-members: $25 per family of 4; $10 each additional person. RSVP  here.

Ongoing Programs
 Kachol-Lavan (Blue and White) - Israeli  
 Dance Troupe Kachol-lavan 
 Sundays from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - No session on Dec. 1  
Join the Israeli dance troupe for boys and girls, ages 8-12. "Blue and White" is a professional and fun Israeli dance troupe taught by Pazit Lahav. The troupe will perform at local community festivals.  
For more information contact Pazit at: 617-690-9912, or brooklinefolkdancing@gmail.com
Hebrew for Adults HebrewforAdults 
Tuesdays at 8:30 am

Master teacher, Myril Adler, engages students in the study of Hebrew
through the Siddur with the aim of becoming more familiar with synagogue and home liturgy. The class explores a variety of topics including holidays,  Jewish History and Torah. Beginning readers especially welcome.

Adult Education with Dr. Davin Wolok DavinWolokadulted 
Every other Tuesday at 7:30 pm.           
Abe, Jake, Mo and More: The Role of Personality Development in the Bible
We ask, "What is so-and-so like?  Are they quiet, loud, weak, boisterous, aggressive?  Do they teem with insight or are they impulsive?" The presupposition of the above questions is that a person has an unchanging personality which can be pinned down once and for all. 
In this course we will see how Biblical characters like Abraham, Jacob, Moses and others, in fact undergo change and development. We will learn how they grow and in this way become models for us in our own struggles and striving.  
Join Dr. Davin Wolok and Cantor Michael McCloskey as we explore the importance of legacy and our role within the world in Judaism. The theme of the year is the Jewish Pride Curriculum and explores the Great Ideas our civilization gave the world.  These will include but will not be limited to:
  • The weekend
  • Payday (paying employees on time)
  • Charitable giving
  • Ecology (Animal Rights, Urban Greenbelt, Crop Rotation)
  • Compulsory Education, Class Size Limits and Adult Education
  • Asylum and Protection of Disenfranchised
  • Census
The group will meet every Thursday at 8:10 am for 50 minutes over light breakfast and coffee.

Post-Kiddush Torah Study with                               Dr. Davin Wolok post-kiddush   
Every other Saturday  at 12:15 - Next session Nov. 30    
The Torah as a Twenty-First Century Document     
The thesis of our Post-Kiddush Torah Study sessions will be how the Torah reflects life as lived now and and offers solutions to our problems which are contemporary in their relevance.
Join us for a journey into an ancient document which will bring you into a more richly and meaningfully experienced present.  
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