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		                                    Temple Emeth's Teen Community		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Temple Emeth’s teens  are active members of our congregation, participating in a range of social action and learning events, volunteering at our fundraisers and special events, serving as Torah readers, engaging in social action, and helping to lead services.</span>
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		                                    Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Temple Emeth welcomed Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia as our Rabbi Louis J. Sigel Scholar-in Residence. Rabbi Wisnia's theme for the weekend was “My Guide for Those Perplexed about Prayer, God and Torah."</span>
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		                                    Celebrating Year Round		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Even during Covid, Temple Emeth members safely got together to celebrate holidays during the year. Chanukah in our parking lot allowed us to enjoy latkes, candle lighting, singing, and most importantly, being with one another.</span>
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		                                    Celebrating Purim with Temple Emeth		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Enjoy our Purim Service and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Sirbu and Cantor Tilem, send Shalach Manot to friends and family.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Education at Temple Emeth is a lifelong process. Our One Book, One Synagogue program this year began with a special Torah Study, and followed with Shabbat Services, followed by a Kiddush lunch, and a special concert by Pianist Tom Mustachio and Violinist Bela Horvath of composers mentioned in the book And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer.</span>
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		                                    Social Action and Tikkun Olam are Core Values at Temple Emeth		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Temple Emeth members traveled to south Jersey to participate in a special ceremony honoring the memory of New Jersey lynching victim, Mingo Jack. The trip was spearheaded by our very active Social Action Committee.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our Religious School embarks on a new year. Fourth and fifth graders receive their own copies of our prayerbook, Mishkan T'filah.</span>
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Shalach Manot 2023

  

One of the most joyous customs associated with the festival of Purim is SHALACH MANOT, the sending of treats to friends and family. You can send Purim wishes and kosher goodies to local Temple Emeth members, Religious School families, and Temple staff. Recipients who live outside of Bergen County will receive a beautifully inscribed card. Please place your order by Thursday, February 16

Orders may be placed online by clicking here. Click here to view a virtual training video on how to order online.

We are charging $5.00 per basket for all orders sent to Temple families and staff. You can access the list of Temple members and staff in ShulCloud.

Baskets for non-members are $6.00 each, and may be picked up at the Temple on Thursday, March 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, or on Sunday, March 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

We always need lots of help with this exciting event. Please e-mail shalachmanot@outlook.com to sign up and join us to pack on March 2 and/or deliver on March 5. Please note: you will need to wear a mask.

Feel free to email with any questions. We look forward to your participation in Shalach Manot!

Shabbat Services and Torah Study

 Family Shabbat Service
Sanctuary & Livestream
Friday, February 3
7:30 pm
 
Torah Study 
Youth Lounge & Zoom
Saturday, February 4
9:00 am
 
        Shabbat Morning Service       Sancuary & Livestream
Saturday, February 4
10:30 am
 

Click here to view services on our livestream page. To donate to our Livestream Fund, click the button below:

Click here for a calendar of all of our events.

"The Kinship of Sorrow" with Cantor Tilem
Beginning Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 pm 
 

Join Cantor Tilem in the Museum each Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm for an exploration of loss and moving forward, using study, sharing and song. As we push through loss and pain, we are grateful for God’s presence, pulling us through grief back toward the light of life. Together we will encounter ideas and texts that will help us share our greatest strengths with one another in this spiritually based group.

This group is limited to Temple Emeth members who have lost close friends and family.

"Sunday Fundays"
Sunday, February 12 at 9:15 am
in the Museum
 
 
Kids ages five and under (and their grownups!) are invited to Sunday Fundays, a monthly program that will feature a Jewish story, music and a craft, singing, playing and making new friends! Bagels will be served.
 
Sunday Fundays will be held the following Sunday mornings:
 
February 12
March 12
April 16
May 7
Movies That Mattered
Tuesday, February 14 in the Social Hall at 7:30 pm
 
 
Join us in the Social Hall on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 pm as Movies That Mattered presents a film about a tough NYC detective who goes undercover in the Chasidic community of Brooklyn to find a killer. 
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
Annual Giving Campaign
 
Help us reach our goal of raising $75,000 in our 75th year! 
 
Last month, we resurrected Temple Emeth's  Annual Giving Campaign. To date, through the support of more than 75 members, we have raised over $30,000.  This is great news – yet we still have a way to go to reach our goal of $75,000. This will allow us to pay for our growing capital expenses, which includes making improvements to our aging building, and continue to provide the outstanding activities and programs that set us apart as a community.
 
Please give what you can by returning the pledge card enclosed in the original mailing, clicking here, or calling the Temple office with your donation.  If it is more convenient, a Temple member will telephone you beginning the week of December 5th to ask for your participation. 
 
Thank you again for supporting Temple Emeth as we celebrate our 75th anniversary.

Gala Photos & Ad Journal Are Now Online!

It was wonderful to see everyone who joined us for Celebrate Emeth on June 11. Check out the bios and slideshows of our awardees, look at our celebratory Ad Journal, and relive the night with our photos. Thanks again to Co-Chairs Maddy Wolf Eichen and Jill Kantor for putting together a fantastic evening and mazel tov again to Amy Abrams, Marc Chelemer, Carlene Fleishman, and Barbara Balkin! 

Click here to view. 

Why Young Families Join Temple Emeth
Hear why three of our younger Temple Emeth members recently
joined our synagogue family in these interviews conducted
by member Steve Clark, assisted with film and photos taken
by Barbara Balkin. 
 
Click here to watch our YouTube video.

                                     A Year in the Life at Temple Emeth

Thanks to Barbara Balkin for putting together a slideshow of our past year. Over the last year, we came together to pray, laugh, eat, study, mourn, enjoy art and music, watch movies, do Tikkun Olam, travel, and discuss. Temple Emeth is a family that embraces diversity. We are a family of young and old and everything in between. We are a family of people from all backgrounds praying, learning, and working together to make the world a better place. As we opened our building and emerged from the pandemic, we had a busy year. Click here to view our 2020-21 Annual Meeting Slideshow.

Our Honor Roll celebrates our 2021–2022 volunteers.  Thank you all!

 


 

Union for Reform Judaism

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783