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The Farewell Party
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
The Israel Action Committee invites you to a viewing of The Farewell Party. Winner of a number of international Film Festival awards, The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. The film has adult themes but is suitable for age 12 and older.
Values Through Life Storytelling - Hosted by Congregant Julie Miller and Rabbi Beth Singer
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 pm, Chapel
Jews are a storytelling people. The very survival of our tiny tribe has depended on the passing on of our story to the next generation, L'dor V'dor. This workshop, hosted by congregant Julie Miller, and Rabbi Beth Singer, offers a non-judgmental venue for reflective and even transformative life storytelling. Participants will define the most meaningful stories in their own eyes, recalling and interpreting positive and negative, joyous and sad memories.
The ability to be reflective leading into the ten days of awe - starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur:
- An opportunity to overcome the tendency to let past experiences determine present possibilities
- Taking a first step in the journey from where they are to where they want to be
- Inspiration to see their life story as a valuable legacy worthy recording and/or passing on with values expressed in the form of an ethical will or legacy letter
- A deeper sense of community
Read an article that quotes Julie Miller and discusses the importance of lifestorytelling here.
Return Again: Poetry writing workshop on Teshuvah with esteemed poet Marcia Falk
Saturday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Marcia Falk, noted poet, painter and Judaic scholar will be speaking about her book The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season, and discussing new ways of looking at Selichot.
7:00 pm Dessert
7:30 pm Havdalah
7:45 pm Teshuvah poetry writing workshop
9:00 pm Selichot service
This event is cosponsored by Chochmat HaLev.
Join Congregation Emanu-El's 2016 Trip to Israel!
The 2016 trip Itinerary is up!
June 22 - July 4
Highlights include guided tour of Neot Kedumim, the Bilbical Nature Reserve, hiking up Masada in time for sunrise, floating in the Dead Sea, traveling along the Jordan River Valley to the Upper Galilee, optional wine tasting at the Bahat winery, swimming in the Kinneret at the "Luna Park," exploring the mystical city of Zefat, including ancient synagues and Jewish Quarter, and so much more!
See photos from the 2013 Emanu-El Israel trip!