Programs

Vibrant red pomegranite with seedsAdult Education

Sit ‘n Stitch

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30am in the TEE Library at the JCC – our next meeting is on July 30

We have a monthly group where we knit, crochet, sew, and work on needle crafts together. Bring your projects and a snack and beverage if you’d like. There is no need to RSVP. We hope you’ll come by!


Zoom display of members of the 2024 Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meetings Online

Our Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next two Board meetings are on Tues, July 16 and Tues, Aug 20 via Zoom.

Our monthly Board meetings are open to all current Temple Emanu-El members. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 848 0442 4414. [Photo: Our 2021 Board in the time of Zoom]

Board Zoom Link


Two pink flamingos with their necks forming a heart shapeChesed Caring Community Team Meetings Online

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:15pm – our next meeting is on Tuesday, Aug 6 via Zoom

All are welcome. For information about our Chesed Caring Community Team, contact Denise Lippa at ddl3621@g.rit.edu or 585-698-7391. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 889 6805 3220. [Photo by Temple Emanu-El member Dave Kassnoff]

Chesed Caring Community Zoom Link


Unrolling a Torah scroll

Chevre Torah Study Online

Every Saturday morning, 10am and 11:05am via Zoom

Chevre Torah provides an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion and highlights from the other books of the Bible, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience. No prior knowledge of the texts is assumed. For the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: blessing.

Our next meeting will be on July 13. We will not meet on July 20.

July 13:

From 10am – 10:55am: Jeremiah 52:17. Conclusion. We will read the final four paragraphs, then summarize what this amazing book meant to its audience then, as well as how it is meaningful today.

From 11:05am – 12noon: Numbers 19:1 – 21:3. About 40 years has elapsed since the last Torah portion and this one. Almost an entire generation has died. This week’s reading is about mortality and the transience of life. “Far from being unintelligible, the law of the red heifer is a powerful statement about life and death, grief and consolation, the ephemeral and the eternal.” (Rabbi J. Sacks)

To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 884 3153 5267.

[Photo: Temple Emanu-El members Charlie and Charly Sommers unrolling our Torah scroll on Simchat Torah]

Torah Study Zoom Link


Collage of Hebrew lettersHebrew for Adults Online

One evening a week for an hour via Zoom

Beginning Hebrew – By the end of this course, you’ll be able to pronounce (decode, read aloud) any Hebrew word and also know the meaning of a number of Hebrew words that are important in our liturgy. We use the text, Aleph Isn’t Tough, Book 1, by Linda Motzkin, URJ Press, 2000.

Prayer Book Hebrew – This course is for adults who can already read (decode) Hebrew. We basically stroll through our Mishkan T’Fillah Shabbat prayer book, discussing the Shabbat service, words, and meanings, with time for reading practice as well.

The courses are open to everyone. They are free for Temple Emanu-El members; non-members are asked to make a donation from their hearts. The courses are finished for the 2023-2024 year; they will most likely start up again after the 2024 High Holidays. Contact Leslie Schwartz (schwartzljs@gmail.com) for more information. [Graphic by Emma Rhodes of Emma Tang Designs]


The chef at our 2018 summer picnic holding out his hands in welcomeHospitality Team Meetings Online

Our online meetings are generally on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next meeting is on Aug 6 via Zoom

All are welcome! For more information, contact Brenda Mudd at bbbhd0929@gmail.com. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 889 6805 3220.  [Photo: At our 2018 Summer Picnic, showing Temple Emanu-El member Marty Neweroff, taken by member Carl Wetzstein]

Announcing: Our Annual Summer Picnic will take place on Sunday, Aug 11 from 11am – 2pm at Seneca Park. More details to come!

Hospitality Zoom Link


Men’s Club

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am – next get-together Aug 13 at Riki’s Family Restaurant

Riki’s Family Restaurant is located at 25 N. Main St in Fairport (14450). Join us for breakfast and conversation. For more information, contact Carl (561-699-1494, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com).


Shabbat candles and wine cup

Spiritual Practices Team Meetings Online

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting Aug 13 via Zoom. 

All are welcome. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 852 6777 2051. [Photo by Temple Emanu-El Member Dave Kassnoff]

 

Spiritual Practices Zoom Link


"Tikkun Olam" in Hebrew and English

Tikkun Olam Team Meetings Online

As Reform Jews, we participate actively in Tikkun Olam, “repair of the world.” Our social justice work is done in a variety of ways: education on the issues, advocacy for specific policies and legislation, and implementing our vision through direct action and service. Please join us to hear what we’re doing next – we’d love to have your input and help. For meeting dates and more information, contact Carl (561-699-1494, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com).

To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 814 1494 5259.

Tikkun Olam Zoom Link


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