Adult Education Team Online

Next meeting TBD

Our Adult Education Team has re-formed and we need you. If you are interested in helping to plan adult education activities for Temple Emanu-El or have any questions, email Jon Rubin (

Temple Emanu-El Board Members on Zoom 2021Board of Trustees Meeting Online

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting June 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. [Photo: Our 2021 Board in the time of Zoom]

Board Zoom Link

Ope book and coffee mugBooks and Bagels in the Park

Sunday, June 18, 11am in Seneca Park

Join us on for our annual book discussion in Seneca Park: enjoy the sunshine, the company, the ducks, the geese, and the beautiful swans. Bring a book you have already read or just join the discussion. Bring a lunch and a chair, and look for us by the pond. For more information, contact Carl (, 561-699-1494). [Photo by Suzy Hazelwood, curtesy of]

Unrolling a Torah scroll

Chevre Torah Study

Every Saturday 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

Saturday, June 3, 10 – 10:55am: Isaiah 63:19 – 66:24 (the end of the Book of Isaiah); 11:05am – 12noon: Numbers 4:21 – 5:10

Saturday, June 10: 10 – 10:55am, Isaiah 63:19 – 66:24 (the end of the Book of Isaiah); 11:05am – 12noon: Numbers 8:1 – 9:14

To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 879 4421 7321. [Photo: Charlie and Charly unrolling our Torah scroll on Simchat Torah]

Torah Study Zoom Link

Collage of Hebrew lettersHebrew 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 ( for more information and if you are interested in attending one of the 2022-2023 courses. [Graphic by Emma Rhodes of Emma Tang Designs]

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

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

All are welcome. 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]

Hospitality Zoom Link

Men’s Club

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am – next get-together Tuesday, Jun 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. Call Michael Perlson (585-388-5211) if you need additional information.

Opportunities for Learning taught by Rabbi Drorah Setel

Exploring Jewishness

Wednesdays, starting April 19 and running for 10 weeks

7 – 8:30pm via Zoom

This 10-week course taught by Rabbi Drorah Setel offers an opportunity to examine the diversity of Jewish life and to engage with Jewish history and traditions from multiple perspectives. Our text will be Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities by Aaron Hahn J. Tapper, which examines how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more. Each chapter of the book addresses a theme (such as Narratives, Mysticisms or Cultures) and illustrates how it is understood by different Jewish communities over time. This class is intended for anyone who wishes to understand Jewish identity as a multifaceted experience, whether learning about Judaism for the first time or wishing to bring their earlier learning up to date. Participants are asked to obtain a copy of the book and, if possible, read the first chapter (Narratives) prior to the first class.

All are welcome. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 811 5792 5504.

Exploring Jewishness Zoom Link

Spirituality of the Prayerbook

Tuesday mornings: June 6, 13, 20, 27
11 am in person in the Erdle Lounge at the JCC

In these four sessions taught by Rabbi Drorah Setel, we will learn about the structure of Jewish prayer and explore the spiritual teachings underlying Jewish worship. All are welcome; no previous knowledge is necessary.

Shabbat candles and wine cup

Spiritual Practices Team Meeting Online

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm – next meeting June 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 David Kassnoff]


Spiritual Practices Zoom Link



"Tikkun Olam" in Hebrew and English

Tikkun Olam Team Meeting Online

Monthly on Sundays, 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).

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

Tikkun Olam Zoom Link

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