Young Families: All About Passover

Parents, What happens at home is the best way for children to learn. Involve them in the experience. Have them help prepare for Passover according to their abilities. They can clean up their toys. Help set the table. Color a placemat. Roll some matzah balls. Taste the Charoset. Learn some songs – and they can …

All About Purim

Thursday Night, February 25 — Friday, February 26, 2021 Make your Purim celebration special with these customs and activities: Dress Up in Costumes Why? Because Esther couldn’t reveal her true identity, at first. Once she summoned her courage and revealed her faith, it was she who saved the Jewish people! We dress up to be …

Young Families: Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at Home

Celebrate NATURE and the beginning of Spring this week with the arrival of Tu B’Shevat! Enjoy the great holiday guide below! About Tu B’Shevat Tu B’Shevat marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring (in Israel), which is why it is hard for us, in the Northern Hemisphere to feel the change. Image …

The Story of Honi and the Carob Tree

based on a midrash in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Ta’anit 23a Retold by Saul Kaiserman, Director of Lifelong Learning Tu b’Shevat is a day we call the Birthday of the Trees.  Even though trees don’t get cake and presents, they still appreciate it when you take care of them – water them and clear off …

Sunday Lunch Program Welcomes Young Members & Young Families

Last weekend, Young Families of Emanu-El and Young Members of Emanu-El, our 20s and 30s community group, joined in with our Sunday Lunch Program in making and distributing lunches. For over 25 years, Temple Emanu-El’s Sunday Lunch Program has been preparing meals for those in need, whether they are homeless, underemployed or food insecure. Click …

All That Emanu-El Has To Offer

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 Bulletin. By Audrey Spiegel, congregant When I arrive in the lobby of Blumenthal with my one-year old granddaughter on Tuesday mornings, she breaks into a big smile and begins speaking. Most people think she is just babbling, but as only a grandmother could know, she is clearly …

A Home for All at Emanu-El

This article originally appeared in our May/June 2019 Bulletin. By Beth Pilchik Temple Member and Religious School Parent On February 9, 2019, we celebrated our older son Miles’s bar mitzvah. We chose Temple Emanu-El for many reasons: Our friends belonged and liked it, religious school was one day a week, everyone seemed nice, and a …

Fostering Emanu-El’s Young Families

The Koeppel Family The Koeppel Family By Jaime Koeppel Temple Member When my husband Max and I were looking to join a synagogue in Manhattan, there was no question for Max that he wanted us to join Temple Emanu-El… after all, Max had become a Bar Mitzvah at Emanu-El, all of his siblings and his …