February 5, 2019 In This E-News


Schedule
of Services
Friday, February 8
5:45pm Pre-neg Nosh
6:00pm Family  Sabbath Eve Service featuring Grade Five 
with  Rabbi Robert Goldstein 
and  Cantor Idan Irelander

Saturday, February 9
9:00am Chapel Service

Sunday, February 10
11:00am Congregational Service

Friday, February 15
5:45pm Pre-neg Nosh
6:00pm  Sabbath Eve Service 
with  Cantor Idan Irelander
and  Soloist Gitit Shoval

Saturday, February 16
9:00am Chapel Service
FOCUSED BOOK GROUP
Calling all 6, 7 & 8th Graders! Come read with us!
Meets 3 Mondays @ 6:15pm
*During Pizza at Religious School
February 25 : Receive your book and learn about the author, Alyson, and the book
 
March 4 : After a week of reading Focused , enjoy a discussion of the book
 
March 25 : Finish the book, discuss, and get excited to meet Alyson on March 31!
 
Join Lori Gerber, Temple Emanuel Congregant and Alyson's mother, for a three session book group!
 
$15 per child, includes book 
 
NFTY678 OVERNIGHT
Friday, March 1 to
Saturday, March 2
An overnight camp retreat at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. Spend the weekend with teens from around the region, doing fun activities, having meaningful conversations, and living as one community. A great opportunity for middle school teens to get a taste of a NFTY experience and enjoy fun, interactive programs led by awesome teens! Click here to register! Email Sherry with any questions.
RABBINIC TRANSITION SURVEY
Deadline to Respond is February 10!
In preparation for Rabbi Goldstein's retirement in 2020 ( read his announcement here), we are asking for congregants' input about what to look for in a new rabbi. Please click below to fill out a very brief anonymous survey. If you'd like to participate in a more detailed discussion, at the end of the survey you can sign up for a 1-hour long focus group. We would like to hear from as many congregants as possible and welcome your participation in this process.  If you have any questions, please email  temple2020@templeemanuel.net or call the office at (978) 470-1356.

RABBINIC TRANSITION FOCUS GROUPS
We want your input! If you have already taken the survey but have not signed up for a 1-hour long Focus Group, you can still sign up. Click here and select the date that works for you.
FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR
Wednesday, February 6, 10:00am-4:00pm
Join us again this year to pack 15,000 nutritious meals for the  Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc.  at a time of year when supplies are low. Volunteer for one-hour shifts from 11am-4pm working side-by-side with our interfaith coalition of congregations and community organizations from around the Merrimack Valley. The wonderful opportunity to meet people of other faiths and traditions are part of this experience.
SISTERHOOD FAMILY PROGRAM
Sunday, February 10, 11:30am
Join Sisterhood for a presentation by Curious Creatures after the Family Service in the Multi-Purpose Room. Pizza lunch will be provided and the show will start at noon.
$20 for Sisterhood members, $25 for non-members.  
BOOK LAUNCH EVENT WITH ALYSON GERBER
Sunday, March 31, 11:30am
Join the author, Alyson, who grew up at our Temple, for a book reading and book signing. 
Alyson's new middle grade novel FOCUSED features a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD. In a starred review, Booklist called Alyson Gerber's first novel, Braced, "a masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance." With FOCUSED, she explores even further how, when life gives you a challenge, the best way to face it is with an open mind, an open heart, and the open support of the people around you.
BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00pm
What Makes Sammy Run by Budd Schulberg
It is a rags to riches story chronicling the rise and fall of  Sammy  Glick, a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who, very early in his life,  makes  up his mind to escape the ghetto and climb the ladder of success by deception and betrayal. It was later made into a long- running  Broadway musical. Discussion led by Professor Jonathan Silverman.
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