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Celebrating Year Round

Fall

Sukkot Service and Bereshit Beginning Consecration Ceremony  

On Erev Sukkot, we honor all of our Religious School students and their teachers. New students receive a personal Torah and, in accordance with tradition, a taste
of honey to symbolize the sweetness of Torah studies.

Before Sukkot, we invite everyone to pitch in at our sukkah-raising event in the temple courtyard. We have a beautiful, easy-to-assemble sukkah, custom designed just for us. Help set it up, and share apple cider and other fall treats afterward.

Simchat Torah Service

Our festive Erev Simchat Torah service features music, singing, and dancing. We even unroll an entire Torah scroll so that our Rabbi can show us the events of the year ahead.   

Winter

Chanukah Dinner   

Another popular community gathering, our annual Chanukah dinner, brings everyone together for a festive evening. We sit; we schmooze; we eat; everyone goes home happy. Bring your menorah as we join in lighting candles as a congregation.

Spring

Purim:  Megillah Reading

Purim is a big deal at Temple Emeth! Everyone dresses up in costumes, including the Rabbi and the Cantor. There’s a different theme every year so we can bless Mordecai and curse Haman in style. Afterward, hamentaschen and refreshments for everybody!

Want more Purim fun? On the Sunday morning closest to Purim, our Temple Emeth religious school hosts a big Purim carnival that’s open to all.                                                                                  

Passover Seder

Members and their guests are invited to our second night Passover Seder, always a popular event with the Temple Emeth community. Join us as we retell the story of our exodus from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Kids of all ages are invited to search for the afikomen!

 

 

Shavuot Service and Confirmation

Our moving Shavuot service always features the presentation of our confirmation class—young people who have continued their Jewish education.

Summer

Summer Services

In summertime, Temple Emeth joins with other area synagogues to host outdoor services for selected Shabbats. The wonders of nature merge with the timeless words of our people to create uniquely moving worship experiences. 

Special thanks to Barbara Balkin for photographing our temple life!

Sun, October 21 2018 12 Cheshvan 5779