What's Nu?
Parashat Shoftim      
September 7 -  September 21, 2019
7 Elul 5779 - 21 Elul  5779
Welcome Back to What's Nu, Emeth's weekly e-newsletter.

As always, visit www.templeemeth.org for additional information.  


Join us for Selichot  on
Saturday, September 21 at 8:45 pm

Week at a Glance
Saturday, September 7
Services: 9:30 am 
Mincha/Maariv: 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 8
Services: 8:30 am & 6:00 pm
Monday, September 9
Services 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, September 10
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm  
Wednesday, September 11 
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 12
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Friday, September 13
Services: 7:00 am  
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm  
Saturday, September 14
Services: 9:30 am
Mincha/Maariv: 6:50 pm

Sunday, September 15
Services: 8:30 am & 6:00 pm   
Binah B'emet Starts: 9:00 am  
Monday, September 16
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm  
Tuesday, September 17
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm 
Wednesday, September 18
Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 19

Services: 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing with Pazit Lahav: 7:30 pm
Friday,  September 20
7:00 am
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 21
Services: 9:30 am  
Mincha/Maariv: 6:35 pm   
sisterhood book club
Sisterhood Book Club bookclub 
Monday, September 9 at 10:00 am

Join us for our first book club meeting of the year. Ellie Smith will review Brothers by Bernice Rubens. We will meet in the Conference Room. All are invited for coffee and conversation.  
Adult Education with Dr. Davin Wolok DavinWolokadulted 
Every other Tuesday at 7:30 pm - Starting Sept. 10          
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.  
Lost and Found The Unusual Jewish Community of Madagascar Hadassah 
Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm          
Join us as Hadassah and Temple Emeth welcome Dr. Barbara Vinick, the secretary of Kulanu, an international organization that helps isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the globe. Her topic is Lost and Found: The Unusual Jewish Community of Madagascar. Dr. Vinick is currently working on a new book, One Hundred Jewish Brides: Stories of the Past and Present From Around the World. this program is open to the community - men and women. Registration is necessary by September 11. To register, please click here or call Hadassah at 781-455-9055. 
Selichot: Texts and Song of Renewal Selichot
Saturday, September 21 at 8:45 pm
8:45 pm - Study  
" To Gaze at the Beauty of Adonai: Beauty, Wonder, and Desire in Psalm 27"
Join Cantor Michael McCloskey as we explore Psalm 27, recited every day from the beginning of the month of Elul until the end of Sukkot. What does this text each us regarding inner light, resilience, and the appreciation of beauty and renewed wonder? We will examine the language and poetry of the psalm, its calendrical context, and also engage with it through the lenses of classical and mystical commentators. 
10:00 pm - Song
Selichot Service and Dedication of Memorial Plaques
Our service is led by Rabbi Turetz and Cantor Michael, with music by some of the greatest cantorial composers, including Eliezer Gerovitsch, David Putterman, Shalom Secunda, and Shlomo Ravitz, and our music directors Morris Bleiwas (may his name be for a blessing) and Gennady Konnikov.  
Selichot are prayers of penitence. Each of these liturgical poems explores the motif of Moses pleading for mercy on behalf of the Jewish people after the worship of the Golden Calf. Because of his compassionate plea for the Israelites, our greatest prophet and teacher was given the "Thirteen Attributes," a Divine name that causes the Holy Blessed One to ascend from the throne of judgement to the higher throne of compassion.
All are invited to this solemn and meaningful service. 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 22
High Holy Day Memorial Park Service: 9:30 am
Rosh Hashanah Family Program: 10:00am - 12:00 noon

Monday, September 23
Elections in Israel - JCRC program at Cong. Kehillath Israel: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 24
Adult Education with Dr. Wolok: 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 29
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Services: 6:30 pm

Memorial Service MemorialService 
Sunday, September 22 at 9:30 am

Our annual High Holy Day Memorial Service will be held on the grounds of the Temple Emeth Memorial Park, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury. This brief service, led by Rabbi Turetz, is open to all who wish to commemorate the memories of their loved ones and is particularly appropriate during the High Holy Day season.

We invite the community to join us for this time-honored tradition.
The High Holiday Blast:
A Binah B'emet Family Program FamilyProgram 
Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

What does the shofar say when you are unable to hear it? 
Bring the children (ages 2-10) for a morning of Rosh Hashanah experience, arts & crafts. Featuring a very special program - learning to hear the shofar in a new way.  
Cost: $10 /child. Free to Binah B'emet families. Click here to register.  
By reservation only:Non Binah B'emet sigh up at  www.templeemeth.org  by September 16, 2019.
Israeli Elections: What Happened and What's NextIsraelElections
Monday, September 23 at 7:00 pm @ Congregation Kehillath Israel

Join Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), Israel Policy Forum, Boston Partners for Peace and Congregation Kehillath Israel as they discuss the aftermath of Israel's second round of elections in 2019. The panel will explore the first and second Knesset election cycles, what may happen next, and what this means for American and Israeli Jews.
It will feature:  
Dr. Michael Koplow (Israel Policy Forum) and Rachel Fish (Paul E. Singer Foundation) in conversation with Eli Cohn-Postell (JCRC Boston). We are also hoping to confirm Dr. Ruth Calderon in the coming days who is a former Member of Knesset from the Yesh Atid party and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (2013-2015).  
See flyer. Congregants can RSVP here 
Here is the  Facebook Event with more information.
Ongoing Programs
 Kachol-Lavan (Blue and White) - Israeli  
 Dance Troupe Kachol-lavan 
 Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon            
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.

Thursday mornings at 8:10 am     
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.

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