MARCH MITZVAH MADNESS CONTINUES...MMM may be winding down but we're not done yet! CLICK HERE to visit the MMM page for the full list of activities.UPCOMING:April 2 - Join a Packing Party at Comfort Cases in Rockville from 1:00pm-3:00pm. CLICK HERE to sign-up.April 2 - Join the Jewish Federation in their 6th Annual Good Deeds Day. For Registration Information: CLICK HERECongregants of all ages are invited to join in (children must be accompanied by an adult).ONGOING: Items to DonateWe're in the final stretch - let's finish strong! We are continuing to collect grains, canned proteins, canned fruits and vegetables, and other healthy items for Manna Food Center and toiletries, cleaning supplies (new), and pots and pans (new or gently used) for Refugee Welcome Kits.
on Thursday, 12 November 2015.
Posted in Community
(Image courtesy of The Palmach Archive)
Thursday, December 10, 20157:30pm - 9:00pm at Temple EmanuelSpeaker: Dr. Miriam IsaacsProfessor Isaacs, a scholar of Yiddish language and literature, and of the post-war experiences of European Jews in Displaced Persons Camps, has been the lead researcher on an important project to recover some of the cultural treasures of pre-Holocaust Jewish life. She spent several years transcribing and translating songs from recordings of Holocaust survivors, collected in a New York hotel lobby in 1948 by the late ethnographer Ben Stonehill. Here is Stonehill’s reminiscence of the scene:
“Boys, girls, and mothers would gather about the recorder and beg permission to sing into the microphone in order to hear their own voices played back. The thrill and glow that spread over their faces, and the tears that came to their eyes, was patently an admixture of witnessing an electronic miracle and having the satisfaction of knowing that their intimate, closely guarded songs from home, camp and ghetto were being preserved….” (Quoted in The Forward, May 16, 2015)
Dr. Isaacs’ work on this project, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, was featured on National Public Radio and is the subject of an online exhibition through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City that was launched in May of this year. This program is made possible by the generosity of Gary and Bernice z”lLebbin. Co-Sponsored by The Foundation for Jewish Studies and Temple Emanuel.Although there is no cost for this program, we ask that you register at www.foundjs.org or by calling 301-770-4787.
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, 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!
Mar. 31, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Wine and Cheese Oneg
Mar. 31, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Camp Celebration
Apr. 01, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Apr. 07, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Wine and Cheese Oneg
Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center~2017-2018 Preschool Enrollment
It’s hard to believe that the new school year is rightaround the corner! Enrollment for 2017/18 is quickly approaching and Temple Emanuel Early ChildhoodCenter will soon be welcoming new families to ourprogram. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to earlychildhood learning and the progressive values ofTemple Emanuel, we foster a love of explorationand discovery. Children ages 2 to 5, along with our professionaleducators, share their days together in our highlyrespected, full-day, year-round program. We invite you to visit and see us in action. Director,Madeline Gold, is happy to set up an appointment ata time convenient to you.
Contact ECC Director Madeline Gold at Madeline@templeemanuelmd.org or 301-942-2000to arrange a personal tour.
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