Programs

Board of Trustees Meeting Online

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting Dec 20 via Zoom

Our 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.

Board Zoom Link


Books and Bagels

One Sunday a month, 10am – next meeting Dec 25 via Zoom

We discuss books of Jewish interest; bring a book to present or come to discuss the books that others bring. For more information, contact Carl Wetzstein (561-699-1494, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com). To join our discussion by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 833 6569 0413. To zoom into online discussions, click on the button below.

Books & Bagels Zoom Link


Chevre Torah Study

Every Saturday

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. You are welcome to join either or both of the sessions; no prior knowledge of the texts is assumed. For the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: blessing

Next meeting Nov 26, 9:30am and 10:35am via Zoom

From 9:30 – 10:25am – Isaiah 13:1 – 20:6. Isaiah’s prophecies about the downfall of multiple world powers. God especially condemns the malignant narcissism of rulers: “I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant and humble the haughtiness of tyrants….Worms are to be your bed, maggots your blanket.” Ancient empires are now all gone, but the same problem endures.

From 10:35 – 11:30am – Genesis 25:19 – 26:22. The story of Rebekah, Isaac, Esau and Jacob. We may see this as a very dysfunctional family. Another view sees behaviors reflecting a “Divine Plan” – does this explanation have meaning or comfort today?

To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 879 4421 7321.

Torah Study Zoom Link


Hebrew for Adults Online

Thursday evenings via Zoom

7pm – 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.

8pm – Prayer Book Hebrew – For adults who can read (decode) Hebrew. We basically stroll through the Shabbat prayer book, discussing the 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. Contact Leslie Schwartz (schwartzljs@gmail.com) for more information and if you are interested in attending one of the 2022-2023 courses.


Hospitality Team Meeting Online

1st Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm – next meeting Tuesday, Dec 6 via Zoom

All are welcome. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 869 2515 9460.

Hospitality Zoom Link


Men’s Club

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am at the Nutcracker Family Restaurant – next get-together Dec 13

The Nutcracker Family Restaurant is located at 2159 Empire Blvd, Rochester. Join us for breakfast and conversation. Call Michael Perlson (585-388-5211) if you need additional information.


Opportunities for Adult Learning, with Rabbi Drorah Setel:

Dive into Pirkei Avot – Ethics of the Fathers

Tuesdays, Nov 8, 15, 22, and 29, 11am – 12 noon in the Erdle Lounge at the JCC

This 4-week series of classes for adults is free of charge and open to the community. The classes are sponsored by Temple Emanu-El, Lifespan, the JCC, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.


Spiritual Practices Team Meeting Online

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

All are welcome. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 852 6777 2051.

Spiritual Practices Zoom Link


Tikkun Olam Team Meeting

One Sunday per month, 11:30am – next meeting TBD

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 more information, contact Carl Wetzstein (561-699-1494, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com). To join online meetings by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 811 2007 4902. To Zoom into online meetings, click on the button below.

Tikkun Olam Zoom Link


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