Temple Emanu-El - Kol HaShabbat
July 29, 2022 | 1 Av, 5782
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Friday, July 29
6:00 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat
In person - Main Sanctuary
Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

7:49 PM: Candle Lighting

Saturday, July 30
8:00 AM: Early Service
In person - Alperin Meeting House Foyer
Meeting ID: 634 360 0434 Password: 818674 Phone: 929.436.2866

9:30 AM: Sanctuary Service Begins
In person - Main Sanctuary
Guest Speaker: Gershon Stark, It's not the Journey, It's the Destination: Service vs. Selfishness
10:15 AM - Torah Service
11:30 AM - Musaf
12:00 PM - Kiddush
Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

1:15 PM: Shabbat Minhah
In person - Alperin Meeting House Foyer
Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866

8:47 PM: Havdalah

9:00 PM: Zoom Havdalah
Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 Password: 226005 Phone: 929.436.2866
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
Please click HERE to download a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem
Please donate to Kiddush Lunch
We are grateful to those who have sponsored or co-sponsored our weekly Shabbat lunch!
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!!!
Summer Shabbat Speaker Series
Our Summer Speaker Series continues.

Here is a list of our upcoming speakers:
August 6 - Toby Liebowitz
August 13 - Moses Mordecai Twersky
August 20 - Marilyn Kagan
Aug 27 - Tony Sabella
Sept 3 - David Lubiner
Join Cantor Mayer out and about all over Rhode Island.
Where on the Rhode
is Cantor Mayer?
Please come and meet up with him!
Coffee and treats on us!!!

8/10 - Boulevard and Stroller Walk in Providence 9:00 AM
8/12 - Boomers and Beyond Shabbat in the Park (at Colt State Park, Bristol) at 6:00 PM
Tish'a B'Av at Temple Emanu-El
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM
Tish'a B’Av - the Ninth day of Av, is a day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

Please join us for Tish'a B'Av services.
Watch for more details to come.
Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood
Schmooze and Brews
August 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Join the Brotherhood at Narragansett Brewery in Providence! Meet our members, make new friends and enjoy a snack or a drink. All are welcome!
Park & Boulevard Stroller Walk
August 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Meet at the fountain at Lippitt Park and join Rachel Cohn for treats after the walk at Three Sisters.
Boomers and Beyond Shabbat in the Park
August 12, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Join fellow Boomers and Beyond at Colt State Park in Bristol for some Shabbat tunes and bring a picnic dinner to eat in the park!
Family First Shabbat in the Park
August 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Join families for Shabbat songs, a story and special treats! This will be led by our new Director of Youth Education and Engagement, Rachel Cohn.  Bring a picnic dinner to eat as well as some picnic blankets.  

Where: 9th Street Tot Lot
(on Summit Ave., Providence, RI) 
ATEED Providence Ghost Tour
August 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM
$25.00 Per Person
Come on a spooky walk through Providence at dusk as we learn all about the paranormal in the city.  

RSVP by August 9th.
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:
Moses Maimonides: Rabbi, Philosopher, Community Leader
Join us this Fall as we get a sense of Maimonides’ mindset, life and cultural world in this Delve Deeper adult education course taught by Prof. Alan Verskin
Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews: From 1492 to the 20th Century
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
Summer Saturday Drop-In hours
with Social Worker Tara Watkins

Saturday, August 13th 10:00am-1:30pm
Saturday, August 27th 10:00am-1:30pm

Tara Watkins LICSW, is the Kesher worker here 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
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: 1:15 PM in the Alperin Mtg House Foyer
Sundays: 8:00 AM in the Chapel
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
We kindly ask that you:
- Stay home if you are not feeling well
- Remain masked and physically distanced when in the building. Rather than a cloth mask, we encourage you to wear an N95/KN95 or surgical mask.
As per our new Covid policy, there will be unvaccinated congregants in the building. As a reminder, there will be dedicated "fully-vaccinated only" spaces in our prayer services and during Kiddush.  
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.
Shabbat Greeters
Each Shabbat we like to have friendly, welcoming members greeting each person who comes through the doors. If you are outgoing and interested in volunteering, we need you! There will be a brief training.
Contact Marilyn Katz: greeters@teprov.org
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
What Happened to Our Parking Lot Guests? 
One Year Later 

Last summer Temple Emanu-El (TE) and the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDSRI) hosted in our parking lot a family experiencing two years of homelessness and living in their car. The family, a mom and her daughter, like most everyone with no home and living in a vehicle, were constantly shooed away wherever they tried to park day or night. Exhausted and dispirited they had nowhere to go.
So TE and JCDSRI agreed to create for them a safe parking spot for the 2021 summer in the Taft Avenue lot. 

As members of our community saw up close  the family’s plight and witnessed how homelessness is not caused by the the individual’s characteristics but by systems issues, many of you stepped forth with substantial help. Extremely generous donors gave funds to pay for a porta john and for a few nights in a motel so the family could shower and get out of dangerous weather. Others donated week after week of life sustaining supplies, such as a tent for shade, sleeping bags, wipes, toilet paper, ice and ice chests, water, food, gift cards for gas and groceries, temporary foster care for their cat, and friendly visits to the parking lot just to say hi and check in with mom and daughter to see how they were doing. 

Many times last summer the mom and daughter cried with me as they expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of generosity and gentle attention that TE and JCDSRI members showed them. “We’ve never been cared for like this,” they said over and over again. They've known being spat at, shooed away, scorned, blamed for their plight. Being treated as human beings with legitimate needs touched their hearts and souls. 

While TE and JCDSRI did our thing, superb case managers from the House of Hope and from Outreach RI continued their work with the family, connecting them as much as possible with the fragmented, underfunded, slow moving patchwork of programs and services available. 
I am happy to report that after a protracted journey through a byzantine labyrinth of bureaucracy, filled with many stumbling blocks and dead ends, mom and daughter are now in newly constructed subsidized safe, stable housing.

Today well over a thousand Rhode Islanders are unhoused, living outdoors.  More people than ever are sleeping on our sidewalks. Winter is coming again. 

Simply put, the cause of homelessness in RI and across the US is the lack of affordable housing, caused by laws, policies and market forces that have made it extremely difficult to construct affordable housing. RI’s emergency shelters are full with long nightly waiting lists. The solution to homelessness is policy change.  

To learn more about how you can help end homelessness in RI go to the House of Hope’s website: thehouseofhopecdc.org.   

Thank you for caring. 

Temple member,
Deborah Siegel (dsiegel@ric.edu
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