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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; Middle Eastern Cooking; 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: Artist Andrea Strongwater, who presented Lost Synagogues of Europe; Rabbi Sirbu, who discussed Lessons from the Pandemic; Tom Meyers, who presented The History of Jews in the New Jersey Film Industry; Temple member Sam Gronner, who discussed his book, Loss & Legacy: The Half-Century Quest to Reclaim a Birthright Stolen by the Nazis; Historian Marty Schneit, who presented The Borscht Belt and The Lower East Side; and High School Student Laurence Fine, who presented on Youth Activism in Gun Violence Protection.

Please Note: We are looking forward to continuing our breakfast events in-person in the synagogue with bagels in the near future!

Please save the dates for our 2021-22 Sunday Breakfasts:
November 7, 2021  
Please join us via Zoom when Lori Kaufmann discusses her new book, Rebel Daughter. Rebel Daughter transports the reader to one of the most dramatic and momentous events in human history—the destruction of Jerusalem in the 1st century. This stunning tale of family, love, and resilience was inspired by a major archeological discovery, which shocked and intrigued scholars around the world. Click here for the flyer with more details.


 January 30, 2022
One of the themes of our One Book, One Synagogue book, And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer, is sexual abuse. Join us for this hybrid event (on Zoom and in person) when Shira Pomrantz, Director of Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home), discusses Project SARAH, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.

Advance registration is required for the in-person breakfast. 


 June 26, 2022
The Adult Education Committee, the Yiddish Class, and B’yachad are joining forces to present a special event dedicated to the memory of long-time Temple Emeth member, Joe Pollack. Please join us on Sunday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. The program includes the screening of the Yiddish Book Center's documentary film Beyle: The Artist and Her Legacy. The 40-minute film focuses on the life of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, a Yiddish poet, artist, and activist. Dovid Braun, our Yiddish instructor, will lead a discussion of the film and Klezmer music will be led by Richard Buchbinder. This hybrid event will also be shown on Zoom. Breakfast will  be provided by the Adult Ed Committee, and there is no charge, though an RSVP is required.

July 23, 2022
Take me out to the ballgame! Join B'yachad for an outing to see the New Jersey Jackals and fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, on Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $15 per ticket, non-refundable, and includes free parking. Register by July 16. Click here for the registration flyer.

 

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."

Thu, September 29 2022 4 Tishrei 5783