As a large congregation, we recognize the importance of small group connection and we create many opportunities for learning, socializing, and enjoying local culture together.
These Temple groups consist of 10–20 people who get together for a class series to learn a new activity, share an interest, and meet other Temple members.
All sessions will take place from 6:00 - 8:30 pm in the Martin Meyer Reception.
Are you involved with aging or ill parents or loved ones? Do you worry you have what it takes to be supportive through one of life’s greatest challenges? Do you feel isolated and alone? Overwhelmed? Rabbis report that confronting issues of aging are among the most difficult of conversations.
“Caring for Aging Loved Ones and Yourself” will be offered beginning this March. Rabbi Bauer, Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Mintz will each lead two of the six sessions, along with guest presenters.
The goals of the program are to present information from experts, provide a safe place for people to share their challenges, learn from others and foster a supportive Emanu-El community during the stages of aging, illness/infirmity, and end of life. There is no charge. Registration is required, but you can attend as your time and needs permit.
Program schedule (subject to modification):
Tuesday, March 4 - Session I - How and When to Have That Difficult Conversation
Tuesday, March 18 -Session II - Impacts of Aging: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally
Tuesday, April 1 - Session III - Caregiving and Resources for Your Loved Ones
Tuesday, April 22 - Session IV - Legal and Financial Issues, the Business of Aging
Tuesday, May 6 - Session V - Yit'gadal v'yit'kadash: End of Life Jewish Perspectives and Practices
Tuesday, May 20 - Session VI - Lessons Learned and How the Community Moves Forward
Read the Program Outline
A group of grandparents meets over coffee and bagels to discuss different topics affecting grandparents. If you would like to suggest a topic, and/or facilitate a topic, we are looking for group participation.
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. There is also an annual day-long Men's Group retreat in the late spring.
An active and committed group of Dad's of Congregation Emanu-El ages 30-50 working on building community over time. The Tribe's areas of focus are deep discussions, community service and play.
Women of Congregation Emanu-El meet monthly for diverse programs selected by a steering committee and held either in a private home or at the Temple. Women of all ages are invited.
Join a group of older adult peers (60 and better!) to explore, share and preserve your unique life. Get to know yourself and others better. The writing will mostly be done outside of group time and shared, if chosen, in a safe and structured way. Learn more.
If you are a new mother, we also have a writing group for you!
Are you from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, or another East Coast area? If so, consider joining an activity-driven group to be captained by Emanu-El congregant Roslyn Rhodes.