At Temple Emanuel, we seek to inspire A Lifelong Jewish Journey through

a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth.

Upcoming Programs & Events

chanukah candle lighting

Sunday, November 28, 5:00-5:30pm
Come celebrate the first night of Chanukah as we host a drive thru candle lighting! We’ll have special treats to give to each car, along with Chanukah music and the candle blessings led by our clergy. Sisterhood will be passing out a goody bag to each family. If you ordered cookie kits, they will be available for pick up.

 

Zoom Chanukah

Thursday, December 2, 7:00pm
Zoom Only
Join Rabbi Chaiken on Zoom for a festive Chanukah lighting of the menorah.

Blue and Yellow Quirky Handmade DIY Gifts Ideas Hanukkah Events and Special Interest Presentation

Friday, December 3, 6:30pm
Join Rabbi Chaiken on Zoom or in our Sanctuary for a service and music with Cantor Idan Irelander, Soloist Gitit Shoval, the Abbas, the Soul Sisters and youth singers. And get a special Give-Away! Our young singers will see themselves on a large screen in the sanctuary.

 

 

Past Programs

History of Temple Emanuel in the Merrimack Valley
Click here to watch the program. 

100th Anniversary Havdalah
Click here to watch the service.
Thank you to all who participated and sent in greetings.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

For the Love of Jeff: A Reflection on Mister Rogers’ Most Memorable Young Guest

For the Love of Jeff: A Reflection on Mister Rogers’ Most Memorable Young Guest jemerman November 30, 2021

At 10, Jeff Erlanger appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his wheelchair. I recently asked Jeff’s parents about how they raised such a competent and loving son.

Reflections on the Significance of December 7 on American Jewry

Reflections on the Significance of December 7 on American Jewry jemerman November 29, 2021

December 7 marks the 80th anniversary of the surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. The attack led to America's formal entry into World War II. What ensued would have a profound impact on Jews everywhere, including the American Jewish community.

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard jemerman November 18, 2021

As we head into the holiday season, I am acutely aware of how much different this year is going to be than previous ones. I will be celebrating without my mom for the first time. My mother died in January 2021, and I'm still dealing with the unexpected waves of grief that wash over me, sometimes out of nowhere. As I head into this first winter holiday season without her, I'm not quite sure I know what to expect, other than everything is going to be very different.

Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving

Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving jemerman November 18, 2021

There are a lot of creative ways to make Hanukkah meaningful when we pause to ask ourselves a few good questions before automatically going into shopping mode.