UPDATE - Torah Writing ProjectFinal Writing Opportunities!Our Torah scribe, Jen Taylor Friedman, will be back with us for the formal dedication of our new scroll during Chanukah and Shabbat Services on Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm.We have made arrangements for additional times to work with Jen during this, her final visit! Click here for more information.
on Tuesday, 10 November 2015.
Posted in Community
Can a Jewish American and Palestinian Muslim Find a Common Bond Through Music?
Join celebrated Jewish American songwriter/producer Michael Hunter Ochs and noted Palestinian songwriter/commentator Alaa Alshaham for an evening of song and conversation. You will be inspired as these two improbable friends lead us in worship, and retrace their steps through the security checkpoints between Israel and the West Bank, across the Middle East – eventually finding themselves performing together at the United Nations.
Hear the story, listen to the songs...and feel the hope.
Friday, December 4 at 7:30pm*
*Congregants are invited to meet with Alaa and Michaelduring this evening's oneg for a smaller group dialogue.
“Through wise words and incredible music they show us the very path ahead that seems to elude politicians and diplomats these days. They deserve a wide, global audience.” -Dr. Henrik Syse, Senior Research Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo, Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee"They sang what Martin Luther King preached: respect and understanding between people of different races, ethnicities and religions. Ochs and Alshaham chant in a way that proves the power of prayer regardless of the language in which it is sung. Dr. King would have approved.” -Rabbi Rob Nosanchuk and Rabbi Josh Caruso, Fairmont Temple after the MLK Interfaith Residency (Cleveland, Ohio)“It is truly an amazing display of courage and talent for Alaa and Michael to take on the world with all its challenges, and perform with such grace -sharing a much needed personal message of hope. Their music brought our community together.” -Daoud Abudiab, Our Muslim Neighbors, President"...grace-filled human beings who bring alive the pursuit of harmony and journey toward peace in this hurting and vulnerable world...in the midst of our struggle for racial harmony and justice, and they filled our hearts and souls with the spirit of Shalom, Salaam and Peace.” -The Very Rev. Tracey Lind Dean, Trinity Cathedral (Cleveland, Ohio)“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
on Tuesday, 24 November 2015.
Posted in Community
Friday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 6The Temple Emanuel Community Social Action Council is collecting new and gently used coats and blankets. As winter sets in, these items are greatly needed by refugees facing uncertain conditions. Please drop off donations in our collection box in the Temple lobby.
on Tuesday, 03 November 2015.
Posted in Brotherhood
Sunday, December 6, 9:00am
Come join the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood for brunch - all are welcome!Temple Emanuel Brotherhood invites you to attend a presentation on the book, The Nazis Next Door, by local reviewer Liane Lunden. The book reveals that the OSS (precursor of the CIA) employed Germans to be spies in Europe and America after World War II. Until recently, some of them were even getting Social Security! The author, Eric Lichtblau, is an investigative reporter for the New York Times.Our presenter, Liane Lunden, has been presenting book reviews to Hadassah groups in the Greater Washington area for over 40 years. Her interest in literature stems from her studies at Queens College in New York, where she majored in English literature, and her focus on history comes from twenty years as a docent at the National Portrait Gallery. Liane was born in Vienna, Austria, and her family was fortunate to emigrate to the United States just five months after the Anschluss, Hitler’s takeover of Austria in 1938. In addition to her work at the National Portrait Gallery, Liane also gives tours at the Library of Congress and at the National Building Museum.TE-Brotherhood brunches feature the region's best bagel, lox, and whitefish salad around. Brunches are open to the entire Temple Emanuel community ($5 for TE Brotherhood members, $7 for non-members). We look forward to seeing you!
Dec. 04, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Shabbat Services with 6th Grade - Pursuit of Harmony
Dec. 05, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Dec. 05, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat Service and Bar Mitzvah of Max Levy
Dec. 06, 2015 - Dec. 14, 2015
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