What's Nu?
Parashat Lech Lecha       
November 9 -  November 23, 2019
11 Cheshvan - 25 Cheshvan  5780

Keeper of the Flame
honoring Joel Katz
took place on
November 3, 2019 at
Temple Israel, Sharon

Veterans Day
Monday, November 11, 2019

The Annual Sisterhood

Week at a Glance
Saturday, November 9 
Mincha/Maariv: 4:20 pm
Sunday, November 10  
Services: 8:30 am  
No Kachol-Lavan  
Evening Services: 6:00 pm  
Monday, November 11
Services 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, November 12 
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Drop-Off for Rummage Sale begins 
Wednesday, November 13
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Roots: 8:10 am  
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm    
Friday, November 15  
Services: 7:00 am  
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm  
Saturday, November 16  
Services: 9:30 am  
Mincha/Maariv: 4:10 pm
Binah B'emet Movie Night: 6:00 pm 

Sunday, November 17
Services: 8:30 am
Binah B'emet: 9:00 am   
Services: 6:00 pm  
Monday, November 18
Services: 7:00 am & 9:30 am  
Tuesday, November 19
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm 
Wednesday, November 20
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  

Thursday, November 21

Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm
Friday,  November 22
7:00 am 
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm 
Saturday, November 23  
Services: 9:30 am 
Mincha/Maariv: 4:05 pm
Sox for Socks 
November 8th through 10th. 

New white socks can reduce the risk of skin infections, p r e v e n t f r o s t b i t e a n d f o s t e r g o od h y g i e n e . J o i n B o s t o n Health Care for the Homeless Program, in partnership with their largest sock drive supporter, the Boston Red Sox, in a seasonal drive to collect new white socks for men and women living in shelters and on the streets. See flyer.  
Cantor-Plex Film Series Cantors-Plex  
Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 pm (Re-scheduled from Nov. 2) 
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 The Last Suit, written and directed by Pablo Solarz
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health; but Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day.  
As always, popcorn, soda and movie candy will be available, as well as craft beer (for those of age).
  Binah B'emet Movie Night movienight 
 Saturday, November 16 at 6:00 pm  
 in the Baker Vestry  
 Come in PJs to a fun family movie night with:
  •   Havdalah
  •   Pizza
  •   Movie
  •   Popcorn.
Free - ALL ARE WELCOME - bring a friend.  
  JCDS Family Meetup  
  Sunday, November 17  1:00 -3:00 pm  
  at Play Union, 378 Somerville Ave. Somerville, MA 02143 
  Join JCDS for a Family Meetup at Play Union.    
Please RSVP to Karen Siegel  
at KarenS@jcdsboston.org or 617-972-1733.  
First 20 RSVPs will receive free admission.
  Sisterhood Rummage Sale RummageSale   
 Friday, November 22 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon   
 Sunday, November 24 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm    
Coming up: 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. Details on the many ways you might volunteer your help are included below. Start gathering your donations and begin dropping them off at the Temple on Tuesday, November 12 (side entrance under the school overhang on Puddingstone Road). Pick-up is very limited; PLEASE call Harriet early in the drop-off time if you absolutely cannot transport your items (617-566-2078).
Merchandise needed!                        Volunteers needed!                     
Contact Harriet Kantrowitz at 617-566-2078 or rummagesale@templeemeth.org to volunteer, to get donation forms or for any other questions. Mark your calendar now and see you at the sale.

Harriet Kantrowitz, Chair 2019 Temple Emeth Sisterhood Rummage Sale.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 28
THANKSGIVING DAY. Services: 8:30 am & 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 4
Women's Rosh Chodesh Study Group: 7:30 pm 

Saturday, December 7
Cantor-Plex Film Festival: 7:00 pm 

Sunday, December 8
Tuesday, December 10
Emeth Reads - Tova Mirvis: 7:30 pm

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 cantorplexdecember  
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).
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




Adult Education with Cantor MichaelCantorAdultEd McCloskey  
Sundays, December 8, 15, 2019 & January 12, 2020    
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?
Emeth Reads - Tova MirvisEmethReads  
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

Ongoing Programs
 Kachol-Lavan (Blue and White) - Israeli  
 Dance Troupe Kachol-lavan 
 Sundays from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - No session on Nov. 10 
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.  Next class Nov. 12        
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. 16   
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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