Programs

Vibrant red pomegranite with seedsAdult Education

Technology and Our Time – A Conversation with Rabbi Setel

Wednesday, Mar 6, 7pm via Zoom

See Rabbi Setel’s Feb 21, 2024 Rabbi’s Message for a description of this online event.

To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 853 8120 1162.

Technology and Our Time  Zoom Link

Speaker and Bagel Brunch

Sunday, Mar 17, 11am at the JCC

More details coming soon! For information about the brunch, contact Jon Rubin (jrubin566@gmail.com).

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 Mar 26

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!


Temple Emanu-El Board Members on Zoom 2021

Board of Trustees Meetings Online

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next meeting is on Tuesday, Mar 19 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. [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 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next meeting is on Tuesday, Mar 26 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 898 2829 0113. [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 Chevre Torah Study Groups will meet next on Saturday, Mar 2.

From 10am – 10:55am: Jeremiah 25:1 – 26:24. The prophet reviews his dangerous work in the last 23 years, where “I have spoken to you persistently, but you would not listen.” This led to Jeremiah’s trial and death sentence.

From 11:05am – noon: Exodus 31:18 – 33:11. The crisis of the Golden Calf. This resulted in the Ark finally storing both broken tablet fragments as well as the intact rewritten set. The mixing of both broken and whole in the most sacred place can be interpreted as symbolic. Perhaps we too can find blessing in our imperfect, flawed selves and experiences.

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. 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

We generally meet on on first Tuesday of the month at 7pm – our next meeting is on Mar 5 via Zoom

All are welcome! For more information, contact Brenda Mudd at bbbhd0929@gmail.com. When we’re on Zoom, you may also login by phone, by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 889 6805 3220.  [Photo: At our 2018 Summer Picnic, showing Temple Emanu-El member Marty Neweroff, taken by member Carl Wetzstein]

Hospitality Zoom Link


Men’s Club

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am – next get-together Mar 12 at The Busy Bean Cafe

The Busy Bean Cafe is located at Wegmans Plaza in Penfield next door to City Mattress. Join us for breakfast and conversation. For more information, contact Carl (561-699-1494, carlwetzstein38@gmail.com).


Moon in lighter sky behind dark hillside and pine trees

Opportunities for Learning offered by Rabbi Drorah Setel

Purim: Farce or Fantasy?

Tuesday, March 19, 11am – 12pm at the JCC

The Book of Esther is an over-the-top tale of power, gender, oppression, and revenge. Should we understand it as a farce? A fantasy? What lessons does the story have for us today? This class is co-sponsored by Lifespan. It is free, but registration is required.

The Solar Eclipse: What’s Judaism Got To Do With It?

Tuesday, April 2, 11am – 12pm at the JCC

What does Jewish tradition have to teach us about the significance of astral events? Join us for a discussion of Jewish beliefs about the cosmos and its impact on human experience. This class is co-sponsored by Lifespan. It is free, but registration is required.

Symbols and Significance of the Seder

Tuesday, April 16, 11am – 12pm at the JCC

Join us as we experience and discuss the foods and rituals of the Passover Seder. How might they help us to observe the instruction that we must consider that we, ourselves, are being redeemed from enslavement? This class is co-sponsored by Lifespan. It is free, but registration is required.


[Photo by Kym MacKinnon, curtesy of Unsplash]


Shabbat candles and wine cup

Spiritual Practices Team Meetings Online

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