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Grand Siyum Celebration.

      Wonderful celebration this morning for all of the members of the Torah Study group that has been working on reading the Torah from beginning to end.  The process took 15 years and the accomplishment was celebrated with this special experience. Watch the replay of the live stream [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Ritual, Torah Study|0 Comments

Men’s Club Man of the Year Presentation and Paid Up Membership Dinner

The annual Men's Club dinner is Thursday December 8th.  This year we gather to honor Stu Bodow as our Man of the Year. Stu Bodow In addition our guest speaker for the evening is Stephen Baker "the Touchdown Maker" who played wide receiver for the New York Giants (1987 [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Men's Club Event, Mens Club|0 Comments

Great Day at the Men’s Club Golf Outing

We had 34 golfers tee off on a summer like day at Cedar Hill Country Club after a bountiful brunch.   The low team score was posted by a group led by former Man of the Year, Jay Freireich.  He was backed up by Jonathan Bick, Nicholas DeMarco and Robert Shapiro.   [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Fundraising, Men's Club Event, Mens Club|0 Comments

Celebration of Rabbi Peter Kasdan’s 50th Anniversary in the Rabbinate

We had a joyous Shabbat service to honor our Rabbi Emeritus Peter Kasdan on the milestone of 50 years as a Rabbi.   Here is the montage that was shown at the service to honor Rabbi Peter Kasdan on his 50th Anniversary in the Rabbinate. Montage created by temple member [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Valerie Schnapp Reflects on Hillel International Peer Engagement Institute

This post is featuring guest blogger Val Schnapp who is the daughter of temple members Heidi & Rob Schnapp and is about to start her second year at Virginia Tech. This trip is what I have been looking forward to all summer, going to the Hillel International Peer Engagement Institute [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|College Students, Featured, Teens, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Reflections on Israel From Temple Member Jessica Lieberman

Temple member and college student Jessica Lieberman is currently spending the summer in Israel on an internship.  She has decided to journal about her experience on her new blog "REFLECTIONS OF A FISH OUT OF WATER".   Here is an excerpt from her first entry. Like many American Jewish college [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Featured, Israel, Teens, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

The Congregation Celebrates Shabbat Led By Our Graduates

The sanctuary was filled with proud parents, grandparents and congregants as we welcomed Shabbat and celebrated the accomplishments of our twelfth grade graduates. Here is the replay of the LIVE stream of the service.

By | May 16th, 2015|Featured, Religious School, Shabbat|0 Comments

Thank You For Making The Mother’s Day Brunch a Success

The Mens' Club Mother's Day Brunch has become one of the most popular events at Temple Emanu-El.  Our brunch yesterday was no exception.  A sold out crowd filled the social hall for a morning of food, fun and family time.  Guests were treated to a delicious brunch of made to order [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Featured, Men's Club Event, Mens Club, Upcoming Event|1 Comment

Several Takes on Jerusalem Days 8, 9 and 10 in Israel

Cheryl and Joe Kott By Joe and Cheryl Kott On Shabbat, April 18 (Day 8), we spent the afternoon touring the Old City of Jerusalem, principally the Jewish and Christian Quarters. Although we passed by some ancient Roman ruins, the visit was mostly about the Jerusalem of today. [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Featured, Israel 2015, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

From the Galilee to Jerusalem

Photo credit:Cajetan Barretto   Leaving the Pastoral Kibbutz Hotel after two nights, we regretted not having time to hike its attractive grounds to the Jordan River -- but the fascinating tours of today more than made up for it. Rabbi Greg talked on the bus about his being [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Featured, Israel 2015|0 Comments