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B'yachad

B’yachad, which means “together,” is the social heart of Temple Emeth. We plan, execute, and support activities and events that are of interest to all Temple members. Historically, B’yachad has been a combined Brotherhood and Sisterhood designed to “help achieve the religious, charitable, social, and educational goals of Temple Emeth.”

B’YACHAD Activities Include:

Social Events: We run various social events to build our congregational community, including: Family Outings; Minor League Baseball Games; Comedy Night; Artist-in-Residence; Opera events; Paint Night; Klezmer Concerts; Israeli Dancing and more! Of course, each event includes a meal/nosh and time for kibitzing and socializing.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetings: We have B’yachad Breakfasts, where our Temple community gets together for an informative presentation and lively discussion, while enjoying a bagel breakfast. Recent speakers/topics have included: Current Environmental Issues (in partnership with the Social Action Committee); Chani Getter (in partnership with the Viewpoints Committee), discussing The Process of Change: Living Your Authentic Life; Sandi Klein discussing Conversations with Creative Women; The Borscht Belt; AIPAC; New Jersey Senator Loretta Weinberg; and numerous authors discussing their books.

Our 2019-20 Sunday Breakfast dates and topics include:

  • September 15, 2019—Professor Marc Dollinger will discuss his most recent book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s.
  • January 19, 2020— Laurence Fine, founder of Studens Demand Action Bergen County, and Vice Chairman of the New Jersey High School Democrats will discuss Youth Activism in Gun Violence Prevention. Click here for flyer and RSVP form.
  • April 19, 2020—
  • May 17, 2020

Special Events
On Friday, November 1, 2019, B'yachad is sponsoring Women Cook, an Israeli woman's social initiative, which will provide a delicious and educational Congregational Shabbat Dinner, including Oneg desserts and Israeli dancing.

On Saturday evening, January 11, 2020, join B'yachad at Bergen PAC for a performance of Capitol Steps. The show promises to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. Payment and RSVP due by November 22. Click here to download flyer to sign up.

Fundraising and Donations: Contributions to B'yachad have been used to help the Religious School, provide gifts to the Confirmation Class and B’nai Mitzvot, Youth Scholarships, RAC Trip, Sukkah building and decorations, and to other Temple and community events.

We welcome your ideas, comments and thoughts, especially suggestions for future Breakfast Speakers and events. Thank you for your continued support.

Email us at byachad@emeth.org.

Temple Emeth members, left to right, Lynn Chaiken, chair of the Social Action Committee, and Michael and Gayle Goldberg, co-chairs of B'yachad, are joined by representatives from Food & Water Watch, an environmental activities organization, who spoke on current environmental issues.

Temple Emeth member Sandi Klein talks about some of the more interesting Jewish women she has interviewed on her podcast, "Conversations with Creative Women."

Fri, November 22 2019 24 Cheshvan 5780