Torah on Tap: Jews, Justice, and Fighting Racism
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In light of recent events, we are dedicating our first Torah on Tap session to learning about Jewish ideas of racial justice. Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion guided by Rabbi Rodich. Each month we will dive into different topics — this month, we will discuss Jews, Justice, and Fighting Racism.

This is a program for the Young Adult Community (20s & 30s).

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Virtual Town Hall
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Emanu-El in the Time of Covid-19: An Open Forum with Emanu-El's Leadership

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives in our community like no event in recent memory. Join members of Emanu-El's senior management team at this Congregational Town Hall to share your thoughts on how Emanu-El can best serve you in this unprecedented time. Bring all your questions – our only agenda item is to hear from you.

For members only. Registration is required.

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Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm

Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.

The Book of Life Project
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.

Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020)
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.

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Jews of Color Virtual Gathering
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Congregant Kristin Eriko Posner and board member Paula Pretlow invite Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color to join them to meet each other, share stories, and explore the needs and hopes of our community. We acknowledge that while this need has always existed, it has been magnified recently within our Jewish community and in the broader society at large. Emanu-El is committed to ensuring safety, equity, and justice within our community and in the wider Jewish community.  

While we are grateful for the interest of supporters and advocates, this initial gathering is specifically for Jews of Color, with the intention to create a safe space to share our thoughts and engage in conversation.

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One Shabbat Service (6/19/20)
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

One Shabbat with Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

Torah Study (with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs – 6/20/20)
Jun 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Five Summer Zoom Sessions

Judaism through the Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible

Led by Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Five Shabbat mornings, 10:00-11:30am (with a 15 minute break)

Students are requested to leave their zoom videos “on” throughout.

(This is intended to be a participatory and spiritual group learning)

PDF’s of each sessions materials will be E-mailed in advance.

Each session we will read a few verses from the weekly parashot and use them as an opportunity to: Practice Hebrew reading skills; review the basics of Hebrew grammar; and examine the religious thought of the TaNaKH

  • June 20 Introduction to the L’shon haQodesh / Shelach Lecha / Korah
  • July 4 Particles / Hukkah-Balak / Pinhas
  • July 18 Verbs in Qal / Mattot-Masey / Tisha b’Av / Devarim
  • August 1 Verbs in Piel and Hifil / V’etchanan / Ekev
  • August 15 Nouns / Re’eh / Shoeftim


The names, sounds and order of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The Koren TaNaKH (NOT Hebrew-English ed.)


the Debbie Friedman “Alphabet song”

The Reuven Alcalay Hebrew-English Dictionary

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Havdalah with Rabbi Carla Fenves (6/20/20)
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Havdalah with Rabbi Carla Fenves on Facebook Live, click here.