Mixology: Shavuot Edition (Young Adult Program)
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Emanu-El's (20s & 30s) Young Adult Community is invited to celebrate Shavuot "the feast of weeks" with a spring version of Mixology. We'll be making two cocktails and a mocktail, and welcome you to bring a new friend. We'll be mixing drinks and mingling with new friends so join your resident mixologists, Lila, Misha, and Aaron, on Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm – be sure to grab your ingredients beforehand and bring your favorite Shavuot snacks!


Lemon Gin Shandy

1 ounce gin

1 ounce lemon juice

½ ounce simple syrup (50 percent water, 50 percent sugar, boiled together)

3 ounces IPA beer

Sprig of mint

Blueberry Mint Julep (cocktail & mocktail)

Blueberries (pureed)


1/2oz Simple Syrup

2oz Soda Water 

2oz Bourbon (omit for mocktail)

Crushed ice (from your freezer, made in a blender, or put in a plastic bag and smashed)

Shavuot Food Suggestions

  • Anything Dairy (e.g. cheeses, cheesecake, mac n cheese, blintzes)
  • Fresh Fruits

Email [email protected] with any questions.

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Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. Participants register for each trimester separately. Meeting every Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 8:15 pm for 7 sessions from April 6 through May 18.

*Registration for this class has closed.*

What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/19)
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.

Taught by Rabbi Jonathan Singer

Guest for May 19: Tyler Gregory, Executive Director of JCRC

Join Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests from different perspectives sharing about the beautiful complexity of Zionism, both from historic and contemporary perspectives. Zionism is both celebrated by some as being the miraculous expression of Jewish nationalism and questioned by others as an ideology that has become disconnected from Jewish values. As is our approach at Emanu-El, we want to bring in many voices and so will include Orli Bein from the New Israel Fund, Rabbi Josh Weinberg leader of ARZA- the Reform Movement’s Zionist Wing, a board member from IF NOT NOW, a speaker on Orthodox Zionism, and our own John Rothmann- who brings a wealth of historical knowledge and capacity for political analysis.  

We will use Gil Troy’s updated version of Arthur Hertzbergs’ “The Zionist Idea” as our text.


Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch and an open mind.

April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 12, 19

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Weekday Evening Minyan (May 19)
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.

Ambassador Dennis Ross on the Israel-Gaza Conflict
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Ambassador Dennis Ross as he talks with our Israel Action Committee leadership and gives his perspective on the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Ambassador Ross is a former Middle East peace negotiator and government official and a distinguished scholar. He has the unusual distinction of being a political appointee for two Republican and two Democratic presidents – Reagan and Bush 41 as well as Clinton and Obama. He also developed close relationships with five Israeli prime ministers: Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu. He was the special advisor to former Secretary of State Clinton. Few people know the history of Israel or its efforts on peace or its relations with the Arabs and the region better.

Please register to receive the Zoom information for this event. Our capacity is 275 attendees.

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One Shabbat Service & Confirmation (5/21/2021)
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

A special Confirmation Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Parris. 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. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

Shabbat Morning Service – Charlie Fridman (Main Sanctuary)
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Shabbat morning service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants.

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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 5/22/2021)
May 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Shabbat Morning Service – Zoe Schauer (Main Sanctuary)
May 22 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Shabbat morning service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants.

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Shabbat Morning Service – Jacqueline Thier (Main Sanctuary)
May 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Shabbat morning service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants.

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