On that day, I will raise the fallen Sukkah of David
and repair its breaks  (Amos 9:11)
In its ancient context, this prophetic exclamation referred to the Jerusalem Temple. Still, the verse has resonance for us today and speaks eloquently to Synagogue Council's mission and work in the community.
Resources for Congregations
in Transition

Congregation Beth Abraham in Auburn, Maine, is selling its building and joining forces with Temple Shalom, also in Auburn.  It was founded more than 100 years ago, and the current building dates to 1934.  Their main ark has gone to the Maine State Museum, and several other items have gone to Temple Shalom.  But they have many very nice sanctuary furnishings and other items that they will not be able to use, and are offering these for sale in order to raise funds for upkeep of their cemetery.  To get more information about any of these items or to offer to purchase them, please contact Barbara Shapiro (  All items must be picked up or mailed at the purchaser's expense, before the building closes around November 15.

We also ask for your philanthropy so that we can continue to build our capacity to serve.
Daf Yomi with Dr. Jesse Hefter

Adult Learning at Temple Emanuel is offering a
Sunday evenings from 7:45-9:15pm
10 sessions for Fall-Winter 2017-2018:
Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17,
Jan. 7, 21.

The group will study the world's Daily Page of Talmud covering topics related to borrowing and lending objects and animals between people, hiring workers, acquiring property, and neighborly relations. As always, the Talmudic material often intertwines non-legal narratives about Jewish culture, spirituality, and philosophy
This Daf Yomi course will be led by Dr. Jesse Hefter of Brookline who is past President of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts (SCM) and has been the instructor for several years in SCM's popular Daf Yomi weekly study program. This Fall-Winter Daf Yomi Talmud Course is being jointly sponsored by Temple Emanuel and the Synagogue Council.  
Course fee: $100 for 10 sessions. Reserve your space in this course by sending a check, payable to Temple Emanuel, attention: Adult Learning, to Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton 02459 by October 19.
Questions? Contact Terri Swartz Russell
No prior Talmud experience or knowledge of Hebrew is required. 
LimmudBoston 2017 Conference
Sunday, December 3, 2017 9am-5:30pm
Temple Reyim / Mayyim Hayyim Campus, 1860 Washington St, Newton
Be one of SCM's Amoodim, our pillars.
Give us the capacity to serve and impact our Jewish community.

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