Temple Emanu-El Services & Events

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Shabbat Services – Online via Zoom

Friday, August 14, 6pm and 7pm

Our online Friday evening services are led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with cantorial soloist, Charlene Sommers. Up until Rosh Hashanah, we are offering two Shabbat Services each Friday evening. Both services will include candle lighting, so feel free to have your own candles handy. The 6pm service, which will last about 20 minutes, will feature singing, readings, and a Shabbat “check-in.” The 7pm service will last about an hour and will be a more complete Shabbat service. Please join us!

To view or download our 6pm prayer booklet for August 14, click here: 6pm prayer booklet. To view or download our 7pm prayer booklet for August 14, click here: 7pm prayer booklet. To join the service via zoom, click here: Shabbat Service. If you have trouble connecting, login by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 920 0937 3225.

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Chevra Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 15, 10-11:30am

Chevra Torah meets every Saturday morning from 10-11:30am for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Hebrew blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 11:26 – 12:28. To join the discussion via zoom, click here: Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 286 821 117.

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Social Justice Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 15, 4-5pm

Rabbi Drorah Setel leads this weekly online study group, which will focus on the relationship between the weekly Torah portion and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to addressing specific topics, such as economic justice, xenophobia, sexism, and racism, we will also discuss the values present (or absent) in Torah which support justice movements as well as diverse approaches to biblical interpretation. No previous knowledge is required or expected.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 11:26 – 12:28. To join the discussion via zoom, click here:  Social Justice Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 813 6834 9116.

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Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees Meeting – Online via Zoom

Sunday, August 16, 10:30am

Open to all Temple Emanu-El members.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: August 2020 Board meeting. If you have trouble connecting, call 1-929-205-6099 and use the meeting ID number 848 5008 1312.

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Lunchtime Meditation with Rabbi Drorah Setel – Online via Zoom

Monday, August 17, 12:15 – 12:45pm

Join Rabbi Drorah Setel for a weekly online meditation session designed to heal and renew our spirits in these stressful times.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: Meditation. If you have trouble connecting to the service, call 1-929-205-6099 and use this meeting ID number: 858 6591 7770.

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Shabbat Services – Online via Zoom

Friday, August 21, 6pm and 7pm

Our online Friday evening services are led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with cantorial soloist, Charlene Sommers. Up until Rosh Hashanah, we are offering two Shabbat Services each Friday evening. Both services will include candle lighting, so feel free to have your own candles handy. The 6pm service, which will last about 20 minutes, will feature singing, readings, and a Shabbat “check-in.” The 7pm service will last about an hour and will be a more complete Shabbat service. Please join us!

To view or download our prayer booklet for August 21, check back here closer to the date. To join the service via zoom, click here: Shabbat Service. If you have trouble connecting, login by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 920 0937 3225.

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Chevra Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 22, 10-11:30am

Chevra Torah meets every Saturday morning from 10-11:30am for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Hebrew blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 16:18 – 18:5 . To join the discussion via zoom, click here: Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 286 821 117.

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Social Justice Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 22, 4-5pm

Rabbi Drorah Setel leads this weekly online study group, which will focus on the relationship between the weekly Torah portion and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to addressing specific topics, such as economic justice, xenophobia, sexism, and racism, we will also discuss the values present (or absent) in Torah which support justice movements as well as diverse approaches to biblical interpretation. No previous knowledge is required or expected.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 22, click here: Deut. 16:18 – 18:5. To join the discussion via zoom, click here:  Social Justice Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 813 6834 9116.

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Rabbi’s Book Club – Online via Zoom

Sunday, August 23, 10am

This month we are reading and discussing This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation, by Rabbi Alan Lew. Rabbi Drorah Setel writes: This is a text I come back to each summer as I begin my own preparations for the fall holidays and one I frequently encourage others to read.” If you have difficulty (financial or logistic) in obtaining the book, please contact Rabbi Drorah Setel: rabbisetel@gmail.com

Information on how to log in to the Zoom discussion will be posted closer to the date.

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Lunchtime Meditation with Rabbi Drorah Setel – Online via Zoom

Monday, August 24, 12:15 – 12:45pm

Join Rabbi Drorah Setel for a weekly online meditation session designed to heal and renew our spirits in these stressful times.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: Meditation. If you have trouble connecting to the service, call 1-929-205-6099 and use this meeting ID number: 858 6591 7770.

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Reflections on Race and Repentance – Online via Zoom

Tuesdays, August 25; September 1, 8, 15; 7-8:30pm

Beginning in Elul, the month leading up to High Holidays, Jewish tradition teaches us to seek to repair harms we have done to others by engaging in the process of teshuvah (“returning”). Usually, the focus is on our relationship with individuals, such as family members, friends, and co-workers. This year, as many of us are engaging in conversations about systemic racism, our Elul Class will provide an opportunity to consider this issue within a Jewish framework. Each class will focus on one of the traditional steps of teshuvah and provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how it helps us to understand and address racism in our society. All are welcome.

  • August 25 – Acknowledging the harm
  • September 1- Stopping the harmful behavior
  • September 8 – Making amends
  • September 15 – Seeking forgiveness

To register for the classes, click here: Elul classes

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Shabbat Services – Online via Zoom

Friday, August 28, 6pm and 7pm

Our online Friday evening services are led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with cantorial soloist, Charlene Sommers. Up until Rosh Hashanah, we are offering two Shabbat Services each Friday evening. Both services will include candle lighting, so feel free to have your own candles handy. The 6pm service, which will last about 20 minutes, will feature singing, readings, and a Shabbat “check-in.” The 7pm service will last about an hour and will be a more complete Shabbat service. Please join us!

To view or download our prayer booklet for August 28, check back here closer to the date.  To join the service via zoom, click here: Shabbat Service. If you have trouble connecting, login by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 920 0937 3225.

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Chevra Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 29, 10-11:30am

Chevra Torah meets every Saturday morning from 10-11:30am for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Hebrew blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 21:10 – 23:7. To join the discussion via zoom, click here: Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 286 821 117.

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Social Justice Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, August 29, 4-5pm

Rabbi Drorah Setel leads this weekly online study group, which will focus on the relationship between the weekly Torah portion and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to addressing specific topics, such as economic justice, xenophobia, sexism, and racism, we will also discuss the values present (or absent) in Torah which support justice movements as well as diverse approaches to biblical interpretation. No previous knowledge is required or expected.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 29, click here: Deut. 21:10 – 23:7. To join the discussion via zoom, click here:  Social Justice Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 813 6834 9116.

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Lunchtime Meditation with Rabbi Drorah Setel – Online via Zoom

Monday, August 31, 12:15 – 12:45pm

Join Rabbi Drorah Setel for a weekly online meditation session designed to heal and renew our spirits in these stressful times.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: Meditation. If you have trouble connecting to the service, call 1-929-205-6099 and use this meeting ID number: 858 6591 7770.

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Reflections on Race and Repentance – Online via Zoom

Tuesday, September 1, 7-8:30pm

Beginning in Elul, the month leading up to High Holidays, Jewish tradition teaches us to seek to repair harms we have done to others by engaging in the process of teshuvah (“returning”). Usually, the focus is on our relationship with individuals, such as family members, friends, and co-workers. This year, as many of us are engaging in conversations about systemic racism, our Elul Class will provide an opportunity to consider this issue within a Jewish framework. Each class will focus on one of the traditional steps of teshuvah and provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how it helps us to understand and address racism in our society. All are welcome.

  • August 25 – Acknowledging the harm
  • September 1- Stopping the harmful behavior
  • September 8 – Making amends
  • September 15 – Seeking forgiveness

To register for the classes, click here: Elul classes

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Shabbat Services – Online via Zoom

Friday, September 4, 6pm and 7pm

Our online Friday evening services are led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with cantorial soloist, Charlene Sommers. Up until Rosh Hashanah, we are offering two Shabbat Services each Friday evening. Both services will include candle lighting, so feel free to have your own candles handy. The 6pm service, which will last about 20 minutes, will feature singing, readings, and a Shabbat “check-in.” The 7pm service will last about an hour and will be a more complete Shabbat service. Please join us!

To view or download our prayer booklet for September 4, check back here closer to the date. To join the service via zoom, click here: Shabbat Service. If you have trouble connecting, login by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 920 0937 3225.

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Chevra Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, September 5, 10-11:30am

Chevra Torah meets every Saturday morning from 10-11:30am for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Hebrew blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 26:1 – 27:10. To join the discussion via zoom, click here: Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 286 821 117.

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Social Justice Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, September 5, 4-5pm

Rabbi Drorah Setel leads this weekly online study group, which will focus on the relationship between the weekly Torah portion and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to addressing specific topics, such as economic justice, xenophobia, sexism, and racism, we will also discuss the values present (or absent) in Torah which support justice movements as well as diverse approaches to biblical interpretation. No previous knowledge is required or expected.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for September 5, click here: Deut. 26:1 – 27:10. To join the discussion via zoom, click here:  Social Justice Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 813 6834 9116.

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Men’s Club – In-person at Seneca Park

Sunday, September 6, 10am

Wear a mask, bring a chair, and prepare to socially distance. For more information, contact Michael (585-388-5211 or perlson1941@yahoo.com). Open to all Temple Emanu-El men.

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Lunchtime Meditation with Rabbi Drorah Setel – Online via Zoom

Monday, September 7, 12:15 – 12:45pm

Join Rabbi Drorah Setel for a weekly online meditation session designed to heal and renew our spirits in these stressful times.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: Meditation. If you have trouble connecting to the service, call 1-929-205-6099 and use this meeting ID number: 858 6591 7770.

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Reflections on Race and Repentance – Online via Zoom

Tuesday, September 8, 7-8:30pm

Beginning in Elul, the month leading up to High Holidays, Jewish tradition teaches us to seek to repair harms we have done to others by engaging in the process of teshuvah (“returning”). Usually, the focus is on our relationship with individuals, such as family members, friends, and co-workers. This year, as many of us are engaging in conversations about systemic racism, our Elul Class will provide an opportunity to consider this issue within a Jewish framework. Each class will focus on one of the traditional steps of teshuvah and provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how it helps us to understand and address racism in our society. All are welcome.

  • August 25 – Acknowledging the harm
  • September 1- Stopping the harmful behavior
  • September 8 – Making amends
  • September 15 – Seeking forgiveness

To register for the classes, click here: Elul classes

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Shabbat Services – Online via Zoom

Friday, September 11, 6pm and 7pm

Up until Rosh Hashanah, we are offering two Shabbat Services each Friday evening. Both services will include candle lighting, so feel free to have your own candles handy. The 6pm service, which will last about 20 minutes, will feature singing, readings, and a Shabbat “check-in.” The 7pm service will last about an hour and will be a more complete Shabbat service.

Leslie Schwartz will lead both services and will be joined by cantorial soloist Charlene Sommers during the 7pm service. Please join us!

To view or download our prayer booklet for September 11, check back here closer to the date. To join the service via zoom, click here: Shabbat Service. If you have trouble connecting, login by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 920 0937 3225.

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Chevra Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, September 12, 10-11:30am

Chevra Torah meets every Saturday morning from 10-11:30am for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Hebrew blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for August 15, click here: Deut. 29:9 – 30:14. To join the discussion via zoom, click here: Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 286 821 117.

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Social Justice Torah Study – Online via Zoom

Saturday, September 12, 4-5pm

Rabbi Drorah Setel leads this weekly online study group, which will focus on the relationship between the weekly Torah portion and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to addressing specific topics, such as economic justice, xenophobia, sexism, and racism, we will also discuss the values present (or absent) in Torah which support justice movements as well as diverse approaches to biblical interpretation. No previous knowledge is required or expected.

To view or download the Hebrew blessing for Torah study, click here: Blessing for Torah study. To view the Torah portion for September 12, click here: Deut. 29:9 – 30:14. To join the discussion via zoom, click here:  Social Justice Torah Study. If you have trouble connecting to the discussion, call 1-929-205-6099 and login using the meeting ID number 813 6834 9116.

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Lunchtime Meditation with Rabbi Drorah Setel – Online via Zoom

Monday, September 14, 12:15 – 12:45pm

Join Rabbi Drorah Setel for a weekly online meditation session designed to heal and renew our spirits in these stressful times.

To join the meeting via Zoom, click here: Meditation. If you have trouble connecting to the service, call 1-929-205-6099 and use this meeting ID number: 858 6591 7770.

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Reflections on Race and Repentance – Online via Zoom

Tuesday, September 15, 7-8:30pm

Beginning in Elul, the month leading up to High Holidays, Jewish tradition teaches us to seek to repair harms we have done to others by engaging in the process of teshuvah (“returning”). Usually, the focus is on our relationship with individuals, such as family members, friends, and co-workers. This year, as many of us are engaging in conversations about systemic racism, our Elul Class will provide an opportunity to consider this issue within a Jewish framework. Each class will focus on one of the traditional steps of teshuvah and provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how it helps us to understand and address racism in our society. All are welcome.

  • August 25 – Acknowledging the harm
  • September 1- Stopping the harmful behavior
  • September 8 – Making amends
  • September 15 – Seeking forgiveness

To register for the classes, click here: Elul classes

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