December Events at Temple Emanu-El

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All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.



December 1            TOT Shabbat!  An age-appropriate Friday evening Shabbat  program for younger children up to six years old which includes a Jewish-themed art/craft session. The program starts at 6 pm. 


Human Rights Shabbat.  At 8:00pm our Shabbat Service will focus on Human Rights, specifically addressing the refugee crisis. In addition to sermon and song, we'll have some action items to help people to make a difference.


December 2            Rhythm and Jews: The History of Jews in Rock-n-Roll. From Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, who wrote many of Elvis Presley's early hit songs, to Bob Dylan, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of Kiss, Joey Ramone & Tommy Ramone of the Ramones, all three Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond and Billy Joel, Jews have been at the forefront of American popular music for the past 60 years. Using video clips, sound recordings and Lincoln Richman on guitar, we will explore the music history -- and Jewish history - of these artists and more! We start at 7:00pm with Havdalah followed by the program, includes snack and dessert. Cost is $18 per person until Nov 30, $20 after Nov 30 and at the door.


December 3            Mitzvah Day This is a day when our congregation performs acts of loving kindness for people in need. Everyone, young and older, is welcome to help in the various activities that make a difference in the lives of others.  We begin at 2:00 p.m. on various projects that include making bagged lunches and hot meals, making pet toys for animal shelters, decorating cupcakes and lunch bags, and more.  You'll come away this day knowing you have done good deeds. Please bring children's mittens/gloves, old towels and blankets for pets, or small sized toiletries to donate to people in need.



December 15            Chanukah Shabbat Service  

A Special Chanukah Family Service, with the participation of our adorable Kindergarten and first graders, is appropriate for all ages.  Join us at 7:00pm, followed by a festive oneg.

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