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Jun
28
Tue
2022
Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn)
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Group Discussion of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel" with Rabbi Jonathan Singer.

Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 – 8:30pm, via Zoom

Rabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this conversation.

Emanu-El Reads – Summer Book Options for our Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence, Dara Horn 

Leading up to our October scholar, join us in reading two of her most outstanding books. Then, come together virtually and at Emanu-El for in-depth discussions! 

 

A Guide For the Perplexed: A novel – Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When she visits the Library of Alexandria as a tech consultant, she is abducted in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos with only a copy of the philosopher Maimonides’ famous work to anchor her—leaving her jealous sister Judith free to take over her life. A century earlier, Cambridge professor Solomon Schechter arrives in Egypt, hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Their stories intertwine in this spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul. 

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists (2007), she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine. Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel, and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. 

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Jul
1
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service – (7/1/2022)
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 1st at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back into our beautiful sanctuary.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jul
2
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/2/2022)
Jul 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Jul
8
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service – (7/8/2022)
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 8th at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie.

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back into our beautiful sanctuary.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jul
9
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/9/2022)
Jul 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Jul
15
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service – (7/15/2022)
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck.

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back into our beautiful sanctuary.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jul
16
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/16/2022)
Jul 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Jul
17
Sun
2022
A Night at the Movies with YALC! Thor: Love and Thunder
Jul 17 @ 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Date Sunday, July 17

Time Movie at 4:00 PM

Where Kabuki Movie Theater 1881 Post St.

Excited for the new installment to the MCU? Join us for Thor: Love and Thunder! We're getting together a group of Marvel enthusiasts and newbie fans alike to see our favorite Jewish director's latest film! Meet us at the Snug for drinks beforehand at 2:45 pm!

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Jul
22
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service – (7/22/2022)
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie.

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back into our beautiful sanctuary.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jul
23
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/23/2022)
Jul 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

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