Temple Emanu-El - Kol HaShabbat

September 15, 2022 | 19 Elul, 5782

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

Friday, September 16

6:00 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Leader: Rabbi Fel


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

6:36 PM: Candle Lighting

Saturday, September 17

8:00 AM: Early Service

In person - Fishbein Chapel


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

9:30 AM: Sanctuary Service & Bar Mitzvah of Bentzi Walter In person - Main Sanctuary

10:15 AM - Torah Service - Leader: Bentzi Walter

Torah readers: Bentzi Walter, Judy Greenblatt and Bob Pelcovits

11:15 AM - D'var Torah by Bentzi Walter

11:30 AM - Musaf

12:00 PM - Kiddush



Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

10:00 AM: Soulful Shabbat

In person - Patio Tent

11:15 AM: Tot Shabbat

In person - Sisterhood Lounge

11:15 AM: Junior Congregation

In person - Goldberg Foyer

1:00 PM: Shabbat Minhah

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Torah Reader - Karen Drucker-Stern


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

7:33 PM: Havdalah

7:50 PM: Zoom Havdalah


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

10:00 PM: S'lihot Service

In person - Fishbein Chapel


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

Please click HERE to download a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem
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

We are grateful to the Walter Family for sponsoring this week's Kiddush lunch in honor of Bentzi's Bar Mitzvah!

If you'd like to help us provide a Shabbat Kiddush lunch, click the donate link or contact Paul Stouber pstouber@teprov.org or (401) 331-1616 THANK YOU!!!

Donate to the Kiddush Fund
Do you have a lifecycle event you want to announce to the congregation?

NOTE: The Temple business office will be closed September 19-21 as we prepare for the High Holy Days. For inquiries, email info@teprov.org, or visit our website, www.teprov.org. All regularly scheduled programs and services will remain the same. 

High Holy Days Guest Tickets

You may purchase guest tickets by clicking the button below or calling the Temple office (401) 331-1616. Temple Emanu-El participates in the synagogue reciprocal program. You may arrange for reciprocal tickets by calling the Temple office.

Purchase Guest Tickets

Scroll of Remembrance

Each holiday is a chance to remember the impact loved ones have made on our lives. A Scroll of Remembrance will be printed commemorating the departed members of your family. The Scroll will be made available in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah. Forms for the Scroll of Remembrance are available on the Temple website or the High Holy Day packet.

Click here for the form

Lulav and Etrog Orders

Deadline: Tuesday, September 28, 2022

The Torah instructs us to take four species in hand to celebrate Sukkot - willow, palm, myrtle and citron. The first three are collectively called a lulav. The citron, or etrog, is a sweet-smelling citrus fruit grown in Israel. The lulav and etrog are waved in the synagogue and in the sukkah. Lulav and etrog sets are available for purchase through the Temple website or by calling the Temple Office.

Click here to order


Saturday, September 17, 2022

7:50 PM Zoom Havdalah

10:00 PM S'lihot Service

S'lihot are penitential poems and prayers, said in the period leading up to the High Holy Days. In the Ashkenazic tradition, it begins on a Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. Join us to prepare yourself for the High Holy Days.

Boomers & Beyond and Brotherhood Presents: Brunch and Learn

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11:00AM

Join these two affinity groups for brunch followed by a discussion on preparing for the High Holy Days led by Rabbi Fel. 

Register Here

Saturday Drop-In hours

with Social Worker Tara Watkins

Saturday, September 24, 10:00am-1:30pm

Saturday, October 15, 10:00am-1:30pm

Saturday, November 5, 19 10:00am-1:30pm

Saturday, December 3, 17, 31 10:00am-1:30pm

Tara Watkins LICSW, is the Kesher worker at Temple Emanu-El.

Congregants can schedule a time to meet with Tara in advance or drop in during this time. Click here for more information about her services. Contact Information: tara@jfsri.org | 401-527-7772

Tekiah Around Town & Communal Tashlikh

Monday, September 26, 2022

Tekiah Around Town | 3:30 PM & 4:00 PM

Gather in your neighborhood to hear the shofar on the first day of Rosh Hashanah! Check the website or call the Temple office for locations and times.

Communal Tashlikh | 4:30 PM

Tashlikh, which literally translates to “casting off”, is a ceremony performed on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. During this ceremony, we symbolically cast off the sins of the previous year by tossing pebbles or bread crumbs into flowing water. Join the Providence Jewish communities for Tashlikh together at the Seekonk River (53 Gulf Avenue, Providence).

Connect & Comfort

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 5:30 PM

On Holy Days, in the Temple in Jerusalem, mourners and others who had experienced difficulty during the year would circle the Temple grounds in one direction while other worshipers would circle in the other. As a result, they would bump into each other and one could offer support to the other. We invite you to join us on the second day of Rosh Hashanah so that we can connect with each other, offer words of comfort, and wish each other a Shanah Tovah.

Delve Deeper Fall 2022
Delve Deeper is an adult education initiative that brings dynamic teachers to present in-depth, university level Judaic courses to a diverse group of adult learners. Delve Deeper programs are presented in cooperation with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and area synagogues including: Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Beth-El, Temple Habonim, Temple Sinai, and Temple Torat Yisrael. All are welcome to join!

This Fall we have two Delve Deeper offerings:

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews: From 1492 to the 20th Century- Begins Monday, September 19, 2022

This class will explore the history of Arab/Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jews (the Jews from Iberia) from the expulsions from Spain in the late 15th century to their lives in Israel today. This Delve Deeper adult education course taught by Professor Yaron Ayalon

Register for Sephardi & Mizrahi

Minyan, Breakfast and Learning with Rabbi Fel

Every Wednesday at 7:30 AM

Following the 7:30 AM minyan on Wednesday mornings, Rabbi Fel will teach for 30 minutes, line by line, from the 16th century book of Jewish practice known as the Shulhan Arukh. Each breakfast will give us a chance to learn more about how our ancestors infused meaning into their everyday lives, share our own Jewish experiences, and work together to develop a spiritual practice that is meaningful and relevant for us today.

Let's Talk Hebrew

Mondays/Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Join us for Hebrew Conversation and improve your speaking skills. This Fall 2022 session we are planning to have 5 levels assuming a minimum of 4 participants per level. 

Click Here for more info

All Daily Minyanim are available on Zoom.

ONLY the following Minyanim are in person:

Friday Evening: 6:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary

Shabbat Afternoons: 1:00 PM in the Alperin Meeting House Foyer

Sundays: 8:00 AM in the Chapel

Click Here for the full Minyan schedule
Come Walk With Us!
EVERY Wednesday from 9-10am

We meet at the fountain at Lippitt Park on Hope Street (across from India Restaurant)

Stay up to date on cancelations etc. by emailing Shosh (here) to be on our Boulevard walk list!
Attention Knitting Enthusiasts!
Join us EVERY Tuesday at 12 Noon on Zoom
All ability levels welcome!

Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866
Spanish Speakers Group
  • Are you interested in meeting others who speak Spanish?
  • Do you want to practice your Spanish?
  • Interested in discovering more about Spanish Jewish culture?
Sign up for the Temple Emanu-El Spanish Speakers Chat Group
Find and share community resources with your fellow Emanu-El members!
How does it work?
  • Click HERE to sign up.
  • Send messages to the group by emailing TE-talks@teprov.org.
  • All messages come into your email inbox. 
Over 150 people are already signed up!
Get Involved at Temple Emanu-El
With a wide variety of affinity groups and services you are sure to find your place at Temple Emanu-El!
  • Family First
  • ATEED (20's 30's)
  • Boomers & Beyond (57+)
  • Brotherhood
  • Grief Support
  • Spanish Speakers
If you are interested in starting a new group contact Sharon Sock: sharon@teprov.org

Click here for our current covid policy.  

Temple Emanu-El continues to make safety and security a top priority. Our overall security plan includes, but is not limited to, restricted access to the building at all times and armed security. Most recently, we installed emergency panic alarm buttons throughout the building as well as an emergency public address system. We hope that our safety measures bring everyone a measure of comfort and confidence.
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


To register or for more information, please click HERE. For questions, contact Larry Katz HERE or call (401) 421-4111.

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