Adult Ed – Brunches, Speakers, and More
Stay tuned for our next Adult Ed offering coming soon!
Our Adult Ed offerings are open to all – we hope you’ll join us!
Board of Trustees Meetings Online
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next meeting is on Tuesday, Dec 19 via Zoom
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 Chevre Torah Study Group will meet next on Saturday, Dec 9.
From 10 – 10:55am: Jeremiah 8:1 – 9:8. This portion contains one of the most remarkable descriptions of a “Post Truth” society, one saturated with lying. Jeremiah’s words may be the earliest record of a world full of fake news, alternative facts and self destruction.
From 11:05am – noon: Genesis 38:1 – 39:6. The story of Tamar and Judah. Here a wronged woman models seeking justice and bravery. If not for Tamar, we would not be here as a Biblical people bearing Judah’s name.
To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 884 3153 5267.
[Photo: Charlie and Charly unrolling our Torah scroll on Simchat Torah]
Hebrew 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. Contact Leslie Schwartz (email@example.com) for more information. [Graphic by Emma Rhodes of Emma Tang Designs]
Hospitality Team Meetings Online
All are welcome. For meeting dates and other information about our Hospitality Team, contact Brenda Mudd at firstname.lastname@example.org. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 889 6805 3220. [Photo: At our 2018 Summer Picnic, showing member Marty Neweroff, taken by member Carl Wetzstein]
2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am – next get-together Dec 12 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, email@example.com).
Opportunities for Learning offered by Rabbi Drorah Setel
Jewish Holidays: Traditions and Practice
Wednesdays: Nov 8 and 29; Dec 6, 13, 20, and 27; Jan 4 and 11; 7 – 8:30pm via Zoom
In this online course, Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead discussions about Jewish holidays through a progressive, earth-based lens. The focus of our discussions will be on developing our own personal and communal practice. The text for the course is Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s book, Seasons of Our Joy. All are welcome; no prior knowledge is expected. The course is free for Temple Emanu-El members; non-members are asked to make a donation from their hearts.
In the Dec 6 class, we will discuss Chapter 7 on Tu b’Shevat.
[Photo by Kym MacKinnon, curtesy of Unsplash]
Spiritual Practices Team Meetings Online
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting Dec 12 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 David Kassnoff]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 814 1494 5259.