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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2)
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2)
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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The Book of Life Project (December 3) 4:00 pm
The Book of Life Project (December 3)
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Book of Life Project (December 3)
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Matthew Gewirtz and Yoshi Zweiback as we gather together coast to coast to write ourselves into our own Book of Life. Rosh Hashanah may be 10 months away, but it is … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 4) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 4)
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (12/4/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/4/2020)
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 12/5/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 12/5/2020)
Dec 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie (December 9) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie (December 9)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie (December 9)
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie Facebook Live.
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Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting + Mixology (Young Adult) 5:45 pm
Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting + Mixology (Young Adult)
Dec 11 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
On the second night of Chanukah (December 11, 5:45pm), join YALC and clergy as we begin our weekend together with a 15-minute Chanukah + Shabbat gathering. Bring your menorahs, candles, wine, challah (or whatever carb … Continued
One Shabbat – Chanukah Service 6:00 pm
One Shabbat – Chanukah Service
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The flames of the Chanukah menorah are a symbol of Jewish identity and continuity. We light the menorah for eight days to remember the miracle of the human spirit, honor the light of rededication and the Maccabees who … Continued
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Torah Study (with Sarah Joselow Parris – 12/12/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Sarah Joselow Parris – 12/12/2020)
Dec 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Chanukah: Festival of Tail-Lights 4:30 pm
Chanukah: Festival of Tail-Lights
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Chanukah Candle-Lighting at Emanu-El 5:45 pm
Chanukah Candle-Lighting at Emanu-El
Dec 15 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
As one of the most popular Jewish symbols in existence today, the menorah stands for light, wisdom, and divine inspiration. This holiday season, we are connecting members to our beautiful sacred space for a series of … Continued
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Holiday Cards for Incarcerated Members of LGBTQ+ Community 6:00 pm
Holiday Cards for Incarcerated Members of LGBTQ+ Community
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The holiday season can be a difficult and isolating time for those who are currently incarcerated. In particular, incarcerated LGBTQ+ people often don’t have loved ones on the outside who reach out to them during … Continued
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Book of Life (December 17) 4:00 pm
Book of Life (December 17)
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Book of Life (December 17)
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Matthew Gewirtz and Yoshi Zweiback as we gather together coast to coast to write ourselves into our own Book of Life. Rosh Hashanah may be 10 months away, but it is … Continued
Connecting Cultures Through Chanukah 7:00 pm
Connecting Cultures Through Chanukah
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the eighth night of Chanukah with a celebration that interweaves culture, community, and storytelling! We are partnering with Inon Tzadok–the visionary behind the Middle Eastern marketplace, Shuk Shuka–to create a virtual global culinary tour … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (12/18/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/18/2020)
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to … Continued
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Torah on Tap: Chinese Food + Jewish Christmas with Reb Syd 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Chinese Food + Jewish Christmas with Reb Syd
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Adults are invited to take an hour during Erev Christmas Eve to be lifted up by Torah learning to get you through to 2021.  Bring your Chinese Food or a bissel Egg Nog as … Continued
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Temple Offices closed
Temple Offices closed
Dec 24 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day
 
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One Shabbat Service (12/25/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/25/2020)
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel

The 2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel will be led by Rabbi Carla Fenves. Below is the current itinerary. You can visit Makor Educational Journeys to learn more. To register, please visit here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
DEPARTURE
  • Departure from the United States.
Overnight: In flight
Day 1
Sunday, June 21, 2020
ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO ISRAEL
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport, with assistance by a Makor Educational Journeys representative.
  • Proceed to Tel Aviv.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Beverages and a sweet snack upon arrival.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 2
Monday, June 22, 2020
TEL AVIV VIBES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin your exploration of Tel Aviv, the “Big Orange,” in its historic center, known as “Little Tel Aviv.” View a large wall mosaic by artist and author Nachum Guttman and a scale model of Tel Aviv as it first began to develop.
  • The Roots of the First Hebrew City, a guided walk using music, art and literature through Neve Zedek, one of the first neighborhoods outside Jaffa, home to early Zionist cultural icons and today an eclectic fashion and food destination.
  • Lunch on own, Tel Aviv style, in one of the open-air cafes that line the streets.
  • Visit Independence Hall, site of the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, with a program that traces the story of the State of Israel from 1948.
  • Dance/movement workshop at and with instructors from Mayumana, a multicultural troupe, whose performances combine musical instruments, rhythm and visual effects into a unique humoristic language.
  • Rest of the afternoon, dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ANCIENT AND MODERN INGENUITY
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Travel to Rehovot.
  • Guided visit in the Ayalon Institute, a pre-state clandestine munitions factory, for a glimpse into the ingenuity and creativity of Israel’s pre-state armed forces.
  • Continue to Hadera.
  • Visit Technoda, which provides science and technology education for thousands of youth from the entire central region of Israel.  Enjoy hands-on activities that employ modern Israeli and international inventions for teaching disadvantaged and immigrant children.
  • Lunch on own in the Caesarea Port.
  • Proceed to the remains of the Ancient Roman Aqueduct, just north of the city, and then walk through the waters of Mei Kedem, a restored stretch that was part of the Roman and Byzantine water system.
  • Continue to the hotel.
  • Check in and relax at the pool.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 4
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
NORTHERN EXPOSURES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Kiryat Shemona.
  • Ride the Manara cable car to the highest point on the cliff and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the area, including Lebanon, the Western Galilee and the Golan.
  • After a geopolitical overlook from atop the Manara cliff, drive along the Israel-Lebanon
  • Nature walk through the Tel Dan Reserve, along the Dan River, concluding at Tel Dan itself, one of Israel’s most significant Biblical sites.
  • Lunch on own in Kiryat Shemona.
  • Guided tour through the mystical city of Safed: walk the narrow alleyways; peek into ancient synagogues; visit the Artist Colony; hear the stories of the 16th-century rabbis of Safed, who breathed new life into the Jewish people after the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and who are credited by many with igniting the first flames of passion for a return to the Land of Israel.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 5
Thursday, June 25, 2020
PASSAGES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • B’nai Mitzvah ceremony at an ancient synagogue in the Galilee or Golan.
  • Festive BBQ and “cooking competition” with musical entertainment at the Baba Yona ranch.
    • Wine tasting for adults
  • Proceed on a “water walk” in Nahal HaKibbutzim, part of Eretz HaMayanot (Land of the Springs).
  • Continue to Jerusalem through the Great Rift Valley.
  • Stop at Mount Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem, for an introduction to the city and an opportunity to recite the traditional Shehecheyanu prayer upon arrival in Jerusalem.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 6
Friday, June 26, 2020
LAYERS OF JERUSALEM
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: Meeting with speaker on “Religion and State in Israel.
  • Youth: Ramparts Walk from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate.
  • All: Guided visit through the City of David, with Bible in hand, exploring the origins of Jerusalem, guided in part by the B’nai Mitzvah students, concluding with a water walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall.
  • Travel to downtown Jerusalem for exploration and lunch on own in Machane Yehuda market or along one of the pedestrian malls as Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat.
  • Shabbat candle lighting.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at a local progressive synagogue in or near Jerusalem.
  • Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel or home hospitality.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 7
Saturday, June 27, 2020
A JERUSALEM SHABBAT
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning at leisure or time for services.
  • An Historic Weave of Jerusalem – Guided walk through the Quarters of Jerusalem, exploring the multiethnic weave of the city from rooftop views within the Jewish Quarter, viewing archaeological remains that date back 3000 years to the days of the First Temple, the Nea Church, the Biblical and Hasmonean remains in the open Cardo, and the Broad Wall; include a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter and conclude at the Austrian Hospice on the edge of the Muslim Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Old City.
  • Optional: Visit the unique collections of the Israel Museum, including renowned international and Israeli art and Judaica collections; the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; the Shrine of the Book,home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Second Temple Period model that recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE.
  • Havdallah.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 8
Sunday, June 28, 2020
THE DEAD SEA BASIN
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to the Dead Sea.
  • Ascend Masada via cable car for a guided visit through the site and an exploration of the symbolism and questions that arise from the Masada story and their implications for Jewish life today.
  • Ride the cable car down and continue to Ein Bokek for an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and swim in the hotel pool, followed by lunch.
  • Hike up to and cool off in the refreshing pools and waterfalls of Nahal David (David’s Stream) in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a unique ecosystem of springs, waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush greenery in a desolate desert setting.
  • Proceed to Eretz Beresheet.
  • Mount camels and travel a short distance to the “Tent of Avraham Avinu” at Eretz Beresheetfor an explanation and demonstration of ancient Biblical hospitality customs, many of which are preserved today in traditional Bedouin life.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 9
Monday, June 29, 2020
MEMORIAL AND MEMORY SPACES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Guided visit through Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the Jewish national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The Holocaust History Museum
    • The Children’s Memorial
    • Parallel programming for children under 10/11
    • Special concluding ceremony
  • Lunch on own.
  • Ride to Beit Guvrin National Park and participate in an active archaeological dig at Tel Maresha (Beit Guvrin), while exploring caves carved out by human hands some 2,300 years ago.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 10
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning hike along the Sataf Springs that water the agricultural terraces, reminders of a Judean way of life that dates back thousands of years.
  • Additional activity (time-permitting)
  • Return to city for lunch on own.
  • Sum-up this week’s Israel journey by “Mapping the Journey” with Kol HaOt educators, who impart Jewish values, texts and history through a creative synthesis of the visual and performing arts.
  • Afternoon for leisure and last-minute shopping.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Farewell dinner at a Jerusalem (or Tel Aviv) restaurant.
  • Depart for Ben Gurion Airport for late-night flight home.
Overnight: In flight
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
ARRIVAL BACK HOME

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