Temple Emanu-El - Kol HaShabbat
September 10, 2021 | 4 Tishrei 5782
***High Holy Days Ticket Update***
Tickets received in the High Holy Days mailing will no longer be accepted for admission to in-person services or programming. In-person participants should have already registered and received their confirmation email. Everyone is invited to participate remotely by visiting teprov.org.
Shabbat Schedule

If you are having trouble with any of the log-in links for our TETV programs, please email info@teprov.org or call 401.400.2814 for assistance.

6:00 PM: Sanctuary Service (includes Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv) - In-person; Main Sanctuary - Click here to register to attend.

Password: 226005
Phone: 929.436.2866

Please click here if you'd like to download a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem for Kabbalat Shabbat

6:45 PM: Candle Lighting

Saturday | Parashat Va-yeilekh
9:30 AM: Shabbat Service - In-person; Main Sanctuary

Password: 226005
Phone: 929.436.2866

Shabbat Morning Schedule (Times are approximate)

9:30 AM - Services Begin
10:15 AM - Torah Service
11:30 AM - Musaf
12:00 PM - Services Conclude

Please click here if you'd like to download a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem

11:15 AM: Tot Shabbat - In-person; JCDSRI Mo'adon

11:15 AM: Junior Congregation - In-person; Meet Shosh at the JCDSRI Mo'adon

7:43 PM: Havdalah

8:00 PM: Zoom Havdalah - WATCH ON ZOOM!
Password: 226005
Phone: 929.436.2866

8:00 AM: Shaharit - In-person; Meeting House Foyer

Password: 226005
Phone: 929.436.2866

12:00 PM: Lincoln Park Memorial Service
In-person; Lincoln Park Cemetery

Password: 226005
Phone: 929.436.2866
Masks are required for all those attending in-person services.

Please note that we are not requiring registration for Saturday morning services.
Shabbat Resources

Visit these sites to find reading material for Shabbat: 

Do you have a lifecycle event you want to announce to the congregation? Click here to let us know!

Friday night and Saturday morning services will be held in the Main Sanctuary. Sunday morning minyan will be held in the Meeting House Foyer.

Masks are required for all those attending in-person services.

Please note that we are not requiring registration for Saturday morning services.

  • In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and remain masked and physically distanced
  • HEPA filters have been installed throughout the building
  • Windows and doors will be open
  • A/C will be running
Calling all children for our annual
Ne'ilah Glow Stick Havdalah and Final Shofar Blast! 

Join Shoshana Jacob outside, on the steps leading to the Main Sanctuary, on Thursday evening September 16 at 7:15 PM for a unique variation to our usual program.

We will open the sanctuary doors so that the children outside and the congregation inside can make havdalah at the same time.

We invite any child who would like to bring their shofar to sound it at the same time it is sounded in the Main Sanctuary.

Children will then help pass out sweet snacks to the congregation as they exit the Sanctuary.

All participants must be masked.

Email Shosh at shosh@teprov.org with questions or to RSVP.
We are in the process of creating a new group at Temple Emanu-El for young adults in their 20's and 30's called ATEED which is Hebrew for "Future."

Our hope is to provide opportunities for young adults to connect, socialize, learn, and celebrate Jewish holidays with new and familiar faces.

We are looking to you, our members to help us build this group. 

Do you have grown children, grandchildren, other relatives, or friends in their 20's and 30's who may be interested in connecting with others or connecting with the Jewish community?

Click HERE to provide the name(s) and contact information.

THANK YOU for helping us build the future!
Following a successful launch of our ScholarStream program in 5781, we are excited to announce the full year of ScholarStream learning in 5782! Beginning in October and spanning all the way up to Shavuot, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer eight series that will bring you face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer. 
Scholarstream 5782 features three distinct arcs of learning that stand alone or flow into each other. Cultivating Our Relationships (series 1 & 2), Defining Our Sacred Spaces (series 3, 4, and 5), and Renewing Our Resilience (series 6, 7, and 8) will offer an exploration of who we are, where we are in relation to others, and how we move forward in this complicated world.

Individuals may register below. If you are part of a synagogue or organization interested in sponsoring ScholarStream, please click here.

We are pleased to announce full descriptions for our first series on Torah Relationships, which can also be found on our website here.

Biblical stories can inform our understanding of our own relationships. The life lessons of our ancestors influence our personal, communal, and world values.

God, Abraham and Isaac: Who is the ‘Hero’ of the Akeidah?
Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT)
Teacher: Dr. Alan Cooper, JTS
The story of the “binding of Isaac” (Akeidah) in Genesis 22 is a tale of problematic relationships, those among the characters as well as the reader’s relationship with a troubling and alienating story. How can God issue such a shocking and callous command to Abraham, a faithful follower? Why does Abraham comply without objection, in contrast to previous interactions with God? And why does Isaac remain passive and apparently acquiescent with his life at stake? Is there a hero in this story, in the sense of a character who is to be celebrated for his actions, and what are we supposed to learn from him? We will take up those questions in the light of both traditional and modern Jewish commentary.

Gendered Gaps: Remembering Sarah Where She is Most Erased
Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT)
Teacher: Liza Bernstein, Conservative Yeshiva
When we study the Akeidah, the binding of Isaac, we often focus on the dynamics between Abraham, Isaac, and God. We rarely ask: where was Sarah? In this session, we will use traditional sources and gender theory to open up questions of gender, community, and parenting. Through our questioning, we will remember Sarah's story and re-member Sarah, in all her complexities, as a full part of our tradition.

Loving Peace, One Person at a Time
Wednesday, October 20 at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT)
Teacher: Rabbi Bradley Artson, Ziegler 
We often think of the pursuit of peace as a task for nations, communities, and public figures. And it is all that. But the work of peace is also private and individual. In the person of Aaron, first High Priest and brother to Moses, the ancient sages imagine what an integrated approach to making peace might look like.

The Dysfunctional Families of Genesis: What They -- and Later Jewish Law -- Tell Us About How *Not* to Treat Our Parents, Siblings, and Children
Wednesday, October 27 at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT)
Teacher: Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ziegler
We have all read the stories of Genesis many times over and have interpreted them in sermons and lessons. The goal of this session is to examine them in the context of family ethics. What bad practices do they exemplify, and what does Jewish law tell us about how to form better family relationships and avoid family violence?

Stay tuned! Our descriptions for our second series on Ethics starting on November 2, 2021 is coming soon. Themes will include the ethical challenges of gossip and slander, moral dilemmas presented in various teachings, and the question of whether Halakha can ever be immoral.
Dalia is also enrolled in the transplant program at Rhode Island Hospital. If you prefer to go through Rhode Island Hospital, please contact:

Sarah Gibbs
Transplant Coordinator
(401) 444-3091
The Rosen Library has received a donation of the latest version of Nehama Leibowitz’s Studies in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, which we are excited to add to the Rosen Library collection. But…what to do with the old one? 

We would like to see the previous version, which is in good condition, go to a loving home. A new version would cost you almost $300, but for a donation to the temple, they can be yours!
Temple Emanu-El Blood Drive
Please 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
Password: 252353
You can make a hungry person’s day a bit sweeter!  

Love to bake, but are watching your calorie intake? Put your baking skills to work, save your waistline and give desserts to those in need! 

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

We will be delivering the goodies weekly to both organizations. Help the Homeless, RI gives out 100 bagged lunches on Sundays. McAuley House gives out around 110 bagged lunches daily.  

If baking every week and getting them to us is too daunting a task, whatever you are willing to do to help is still appreciated. 

Call Paula Goldberg 941-2042 or Barbara Dwares 474-8276 with any questions.

Attention: Urgent need for Men's and Women's Gloves

McAuley House is in urgent need of men's, women's and children's hats, gloves and scarves, new packaged underwear, t-shirts, socks and hand warmers.

They are also desperately in need of full sized toiletry items: shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, powder, shaving cream, hair brushes, etc.

Also needed are perked coffee, canned fruits and vegetables, powdered milk, coffee, tea, tuna, granola bars, peanut butter cookies, raisins, pasta, crackers, rain ponchos, and Chapstick.
Please drop items off to Barbara Dwares 46 Balsam Court Cranston RI. 
If you have any questions, email: kevindwares@gmail.com
Our morning meetups are drawing between 20 and 40 people nearly every day, and dozens join us for evening learning.

Click the button below for a full list of times and topics being offered each day!

If you are having trouble with any of the log-in links for our TETV programs, please email info@teprov.org or call 401.400.2814 for assistance.
Join TE-Talks!

Find and share community resources with your fellow Emanu-El members by signing up for TE-talks. Over 80 people have already signed up! Some past conversations included - help with finding accountants, plumbers, masks, vaccine sites and appointment setting assistance, and finding kosher food options.

How does it work?
  1. Send an email to Sharon Sock asking to join TE-talks. 
  2. You can send messages to the group by emailing TE-talks@teprov.org.
  3. All messages come into your email inbox. 
  4. The more people that join the group, the more effective we can be in helping each other. 
Vaccine appointment scheduling is now open at State-run sites for all eligible Rhode Islanders.
Log in to your account: www.teprov.org
Matching Donation for Humashim
For more information on how to donate one of these needed volumes, please click here.
Kesher Worker
Tara Watkins LICSW, is the Kesher worker here at Temple Emanu-El. Click here for more information about her services.

Contact Information:
tara@jfsri.org | 401-527-7772

Congregants can schedule a time to meet with Tara in advance (401-527-7772 or tara@jfsri.org) or drop in during this time.