Programs

 

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Hebrew for Adults Online

Once a week, 7:30pm via Zoom. New courses will begin after the High Holidays

Beginning Hebrew – At 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.

Prayer Book Hebrew – For adults who can read (decode) Hebrew. We basically stroll through the prayer book, discussing 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.


Board of Trustees Meetings Online

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting Oct 18

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 Oct 23 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 (585-266-6982, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com). To join online discussions by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 879 4421 7321. To zoom into online discussions, click on the button below.

Books & Bagels Zoom Link


Chevre Torah Study

Every Saturday, 9:30am and 10:35am

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 attend either, or both, of the study groups. No prior knowledge of the texts is assumed. For the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: blessing

Next meeting Oct 1, online

From 9:30 – 10:25amIsaiah 5:8-6:13. The prophet describes the growth of massive estates, exploitation of peasants, obscene luxury, alcoholism, and chronic fake news. In our day, where would Isaiah be found – the local farmer’s market or the Wegmans’ superstore? Are there prophetic voices today inspired by Isaiah’s example? How effective have they been? Is there a Divine Presence that cares and gets involved (as depicted in the ancient Biblical texts)?

From 10:35 – 11:30amDeuteronomy 31:1-30. Moses continues his final speech to the people. “What are the repercussions of having the tale narrated by a single dominant male voice, that of Moses?….What if, instead, the story were to be told from the perspective of a female figure, such as Miriam? What might a female narrator have considered to be crucial if she were asked to retell the events of the wilderness journey? What vision of community might she propose?” (Women’s Torah)

To login to the discussion by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 886 9534 3896.

Torah Study Zoom Link


Hospitality Team Meeting Online

1st Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm – next meeting Tuesday, Nov 1

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

Next meeting Oct 11, 9am

We will meet at the Nutcracker Family Restaurant, 2159 Empire Blvd, Rochester. Join us for coffee and pleasant conversation. Call Michael Perlson (585-388-5211) if you need additional information.


Opportunities for Adult Learning, with Rabbi Drorah Setel

These one-hour adult educational opportunities led by Rabbi Drorah Setel are free of charge and open to the community. They are sponsored by Temple Emanu-El, Lifespan, the JCC, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

–Breakfast and Learning in the Sukkah

Thursday, Oct 13, 10 – 11am in the Memorial Courtyard at the JCC (inclement weather – the Erdle Lounge)

Breakfast & Learning – More Information and Registration

–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

Pirkei Avot – More Information and Registration


Rabbi’s Book Club, led by Rabbi Drorah Setel

One Sunday a month, 10am – next meeting: We’re taking a break for the summer – see you in the fall!

The Rabbi’s Book Club alternates months with Books and Bagels. In the Rabbi’s Book Club, we discuss a single book chosen by Rabbi Drorah Setel in advance. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 879 4421 7321. We hope you’ll join us!

Rabbi’s Book Club Zoom Link


Spiritual Practices Team Meeting Online

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting Oct 11

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 Oct 23 via Zoom

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 (585-266–6982, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com). To join online meetings by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 876 0791 0728. To Zoom into online meetings, click on the button below.

Tikkun Olam Zoom Link


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