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The Purim Fair Committee is seeking talented community members who would be interested in selling their own crafts or art at the Purim Fair. If interested please contact Ann Rosenbaum or Allyson Cole-Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We wanted to sled and play in the snow But the weather did not want to let us go. So then we change all our plans around, And skated together, clowning around.
And a wonderful time was had by all. Our good Rabbi called in the power of Jewish Penicillin and volunteers to create the 2022 Let’s Have a (Matzah) Ball Soup event. People came from throughout the congregation to chop, cook, and be merry. Some prepared the soup, others dished it out, still more came and […]
January 16, 2022 Dear Members of Temple Emanuel, Today we breathe a sigh of relief that Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three members of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas survived their harrowing ordeal yesterday. We give thanks that all were reunited with their families and escaped physical harm. We gathered last night […]
Dear Grand Rapids Jewish Community, We at the United Jewish School are continuing to have a year full of building Jewish pride, celebrating our Jewish holidays, and learning about our Jewish values. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK In Kindergarten: “This week, we learned about Tu B’shvat and began growing the Magical Mitzvah Tree in […]
Let’s Sway into 2022 – New Newsletter Format We are switching to a new platform to help us save money, save paper, and make the news easier to share and read. You can read it easily on your phone, tablet, and desktop. If you’ve never Swayed before, watch the video for a One Minute Tutorial.
Thousands of years after Abraham and Sarah set off on their Biblical journey, we, their descendants, are the inheritors of a Judaism which contains the four elements of Peoplehood, Practice, Faith, and Ethics. I want to invite you to spend time this year digging into this Judaism that we have inherited and chosen. I want to […]
Thursday Hikes: December 16 @ 4:30pm – Knapp Trail December 30 @ 4:30pm – Blue Water Grill for a celebratory happy hour! Trade your hiking boots for your sassy sitting-only shoes. 🙂 Sunday Hikes: December 12 @ 12:30pm – Provin Trails (2900 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525) December 19 @ 12:30pm – Roselle […]
Today Temple Emanuel welcomed a local prayer group called Sister in Faith today. The group was invited to Temple campus to learn about Judaism, Jewish observance, and Chanukah. This group centers on the similarities and connections between all faiths, building bridges and friendships. Here is the letter from our very own Bev Kagen, who lead […]
Great kudos to our incredible volunteers. Yesterday, Wednesday 11.18.21, Temple Emanuel Food Bank provided much needed nutritional support to the community. Many people were fed and turkeys were dispersed. Three Cheers for the Food Bank! If you would like to volunteer at the Temple Emanuel Food Bank, please email us. If you would like to […]
Anne and Emmett FREE and Open to the public Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Robert W. Sneden Center Auditorium 6191 Kraft Ave | Grand Rapids One hour performance followed by a 30-minute discussion We invite you to join Davenport University to experience this imaginative stage play. Anne Frank and Emmett Till […]
Temple Emanuel of Grand Rapids is now smiling big; Amazon smile! Please remember as we approach the winter holidays, your Amazon shopping can also help support Temple. When you shop online via Amazon, you can choose to donate proceeds to Temple as a charity. Please click the image below to learn more.
Special appreciation and gratitude to our wonderful congregant, Mary Kaneti, for sponsoring our December 10th, 2021 Oneg! Please stop by for a tasty treat, get home and stay warm, light those candles, and enjoy!
What a blast! There was coffee, cocoa, warm cider, and tea. There were pumpkin spice donuts and Bamba© galore. Whipped cream flowed and oat-milk pumpkin spice lattes glowed. Everyone decorated their little gourds with joy and delight. The parents got to kibbitz, that’s the point, right? We are calling this Coffee + Chill. Many parents […]
People like coffee, tea, cocoa, and warm cider. People like chilling. People like having their kids self-entertain. Why not all three? Check out this awesome survey below. | Next Chillout – 11/7/2021 @ 11:30 AM ^ Titche MPR