Temple Emanu-El - Kol HaShabbat

March 16, 2023 | 23 Adar, 5783

Mazal Tov to Micah Fischman on becoming a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat!


Friday, March 17

6:00 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat (NEW TIME!)

In person - Fishbein Chapel


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

6:36 PM: Candle Lighting

Saturday, March 18

8:00 AM: Early Service - Parshiyot Va-yakhel - P'kudei

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Leaders: Murray Gereboff, Niecie Weiner

Torah Readers: Niecie Weiner, Murray Gereboff


Meeting ID: 634 360 0434 | Password: 818674 | Phone: 929.436.2866

Kiddush following service

9:30 AM: Sanctuary Service - Bar Mitzvah of Micah Fischman

In person - Main Sanctuary

Leaders: Bill Dilworth, Cantor Mayer

10:15 AM - Torah Service

Leader: Cantor Mayer

Torah Readers: Reuben Fischman, Micah Fischman, Debbie Goldberg, Bob Pelcovits

Haftarah: Micah Fischman

11:30 AM - Musaf

Leader: Cantor Mayer



Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

9:30 AM: Soulful Shabbat

In person - Bohnen Vestry

11:15 AM: Jr. Cong.

In person - Goldberg Foyer

11:15 AM: Tot Shabbat

In person - Sisterhood Lounge

12:00 PM: Kiddush Lunch

1:00 PM: NEW Parashah Study

1:15 PM: Shabbat Minhah (NEW TIME!)

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Torah Reader: Steve Blazer


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

7:36 PM: Havdalah

7:50 PM: Zoom Havdalah


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

Thank you to Reuben and Elicia Fischman for generously sponsoring kiddush in honor of Micah becoming a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat.

Thank you to Phyllis Oelbaum for her generous donation to the kiddush fund in honor of her birthday.

Thank you to Bob and Lesley Landau for their generous donation to the kiddush fund in honor of their birthdays.

If you'd like to contribute to Shabbat Kiddush lunch, CLICK HERE or contact Paul Stouber pstouber@teprov.orgor (401) 331-1616. THANK YOU!!!

Do you have a lifecycle event you want to announce to the congregation?
Please let us know if you or someone you know is sick.
To email the clergy Click here or call the Temple office: 401.331.1616

For instructions on touchless zooming on Shabbat Click HERE

REMINDER: Only the Main Sanctuary entrance will be open on Shabbat mornings. You may still enter through our Taft Avenue door with your Temple access card. Call the Temple office for more information: 401-331-1616

Regular Business Office Hours

Mondays: CLOSED | Tuesdays - Thursdays: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fridays: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Thank you to our volunteers!

Office Help: Amy Berrol and Ellen Shaw

Religious School families: Kara and Aviva Nierman; Sheri, Jacob, and Ethan Ross


What Makes Us Human? Final Presentation and Keynote Address

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Brunch at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM

Presentation by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring Rabbi Jason Rubenstein; Victoria Rotkow, Ph.D.; Peter Saulson, Ph.D.; and Dennis Gilbride, Ph.D. Audience Questions and Answers following.

Click here to Register
[logo] Brotherhood Shabbat

Brotherhood Shabbat

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Join us on Shabbat morning, March 25, as the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood helps to lead us in services.

Baby Massage Class

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Enjoy a relaxing morning with your baby learning basic techniques of infant massage. Open to any parents and caregivers. For pre-walking babies, approximately 0-12 months. Please bring blankets or pillows for lounging!

Click here to register

Brunch 'n Learn with Patricia Raskin

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Brunch at 10:30, lecture at 11:00 AM

TEProv Trustee Patricia Raskin has appeared many times on National Public Radio and writes a regular column in the Jewish Rhode Island newsletter. She'll be leading a discussion for Boomers and Beyond about "Positive Aging" that's filled with practical tips about wellness and ways to live better longer.

Click here to Register
[logo] Chocolate Seder (3rd to 8th graders)

Chocolate Seder

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 12:30 PM

Join Chaverim, Gesher, and USY leaders for a chocolatey start to your Passover Season. We will do an abbreviated version of the Passover Seder with many chocolate components. Open to grades 3-8. $5 to cover supplies. Please be in touch with Rachel Cohn if cost is a barrier or if you have any questions.

Note: Religious school students can stay after religious school to attend. Please bring a vegetarian / dairy lunch to eat before the seder. 

Click here to register

Pinball Palooza for 20s & 30s

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Join ATEED (Temple Emanu-El's 20's and 30's group) for Pinball! Thursday evening March 30th at the Pinball Museum and arcade in Pawtucket.

  • 7-9 pm: Unlimited pinball and arcade play and snacks
  • 9 pm: A drink on us at a nearby bar
Click here to sign up
[graphic] Special Shabbat Speaker: Joel Chasnof - Comedian, Writer of Books

Special Shabbat Speaker - Joel Chasnoff

Saturday, April 1, 2023 during Shabbat Services

Joel Chasnoff (Comedian, Writer of Books) speaks about life in Israel.


[logo] B'ahvah - With Love (Discussing the Blessings and Challenges of Multifaith families)

B'ahavah - With Love

Discussing the Blessings and Challenges of Multifaith Families

Welcoming your child’s partner into your family is an exciting and potentially nerve-racking moment in your life. How will they blend in? What will your relationship look like? The moment can be even more nuanced when your child’s partner comes from a different faith or tradition. 

Facilitated by Rabbi Fel, Temple Emanu-El’s newest affinity group, B’Ahavah - With Love, seeks to create a safe and welcoming environment to discuss the blessings and challenges of creating multifaith, multigenerational families.

Let us know if you'd like to be part of the conversation by clicking HERE.

[logo] Museum Musings - March 2023 (pictured: groggers)

Museum Musings

Temple Emanu-El Percelay Museum

The Sound of Silence?  


The Sound and the Fury?

Purim, for me as a child, was a raucous and fun-filled holiday! But why was I allowed to make noise, stamp my feet and do things in synagogue that were forbidden to me all other times that I entered that special space? And again, as I grew older, I learned the answer. The tradition was: to drown out, to erase the name of the arch-villain of the Purim story, Haman.


To read the full “Museum Musings” article, click the button below.

Read the Museum Musings March Article


Wednesday, April 5, 2023 to Thursday, April 13, 2023

View the full schedule

Creating a Meaningful Seder

led by Rabbi Fel and Cantor Mayer

Tuesday, March 21 and 28 beginning with minyan at 7:00 PM

"The Stories We Tell and What Stories Tell Us: Storytelling on Passover and Beyond."

In this class we'll investigate the role of storytelling in the Seder and also beyond it. What are the stories that we tell? Why do we tell them? How can we get more out of them? And how can telling a familiar story in a new way change who we are?

Register here!
[logo] Second Night Community Seder

Second Night Community Seder

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Celebrate our freedom with your friends and family at Temple Emanu-El. This congregational Seder led by our own Rachel Cohn, will be a traditional, lively, and song-filled seder complete with a delicious meal. Catering will be provided by Zayde's Market and Temple Emanu-El.

More information and registration here!
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Brotherhood Passover Wine Sale


Taste some new wines and order some to make your Passover Seder even more special. To order: call Town Wine at (401) 434-4563, ask for Rich Sutton, and let him know it is part of the Brotherhood wine sale.


Baking For A Cause

Cookies, brownies or bars are needed that will be added as dessert to over 200 bagged lunches given out weekly by either McAuley House or Help the Homeless, RI.  

Please make a double batch of your favorite cookie/brownie or bar. Put a generous portion (2-3 cookies depending on the size) into a snack or sandwich sized bag and deliver them to either Paula Goldberg 47 Paine Ave. Cranston, RI or Barbara Dwares 46 Balsam Court Cranston RI. Call Paula 941-2042 or Barbara 474-8276 with any questions.

Temple Emanu-El

Blood Drive

Make an appointment to donate blood!

How? Go to www.ribc.org or call (401) 453-8383 to make an appointment at one of six Donor Centers throughout RI. At the time of your donation, please tell them that you are donating on behalf of Temple Emanu-El Group # 0013

Donate Today!


FREE Large Print Haggadah for the visually impaired or reading disabled

Braille and Audio editions also available

CALL 800-999-6476 BEFORE MARCH 24, 2023 or order online at www.jbilibrary.org

Offering new editions including the PJ Library Family Haggadah

Established in 1931 as The Jewish Braille Institute, an Associate Agency of the Library of Congress, serving people of all ages and backgrounds

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