Temple Emanuel is planning a handful of activities for the weekend before Thanksgiving. Join us for one or more socially distanced opportunities to spend time with fellow members.
Friday, November 20th
- Shabbat Services in our Backyard!
- Collecting Turkeys for Paz De Cristo Outreach Center
- Hanukkah Sale open for limited hours
Saturday, November 21st
- Tot Shabbat at Estrada Park
- Collecting Cookie Decorating Donations for Homeward Bound
- Hike & Havdalah at Papago Park
Sunday, November 22nd
- MOE puts the Menorah on “A” Mountain
- TETY Movie Night for 5th & 6th Grade in the Synagogue Backyard
Read below for details!
Shabbat Services in our Backyard
Friday, November 20th, two of the same service at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the Temple Emanuel backyard
Join Rabbi Dean for a short and sweet Shabbat Service in the backyard with musical guests, the Shabbat-tones!
Attendees will need to pre-register HERE for one of two services that evening to keep attendance low.
Masks and strict social distancing will be enforced. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit in the grass. No food or drink will be allowed on site. There will be limited chairs available to those that need them.
We will also be collecting Thanksgiving Food (specifically Pies and Stuffing! But we will welcome other items too!) for Paz De Cristo Outreach Center which helps feed families when they need it most. (This is in lieu of our annual Turkey Toss)
Tot Shabbat at Estrada Park
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am at Estrada Park 1801 E Palomino Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284 (Warner and McClintock in Tempe)
Bring your own blanket and musical instruments. We’ll celebrate Shabbat with songs and stories.
Masks (for everyone aged 2+ will be required) and strict social distancing will be enforced. Children (and older siblings) are welcome to play on the playground before, during and after the little service led by Jenn Taylor of Yad B’ Yad Children’s Center. Service is geared to those 5 & under, with their families.
RSVP required HERE.
As part of this event, we will also be collecting donations for the children involved in the Homeward Bound Foundation. Please consider bringing and donating cookie baking supplies, cookie dough, frosting, sprinkles, etc. Our Temple Emanuel teens will be turning them into goodie bags for children later this weekend.
Hike & Havdalah at Papago Park
Saturday, November 21, Hike at 4:30 pm/ Havdalah at 5:30 pm Further details and meet-up location to come next week!
Join Rabbi Dean for a sunset hike and havdalah service at Papago Park.
A volunteer with the Friends of Papago Park will join us to lead our hike to share about their mission.
Attendees will need to pre-register HERE. Mask-wearing and strict social distancing will be enforced.
Sunday, November 22
In the morning on Sunday, November 22, the Men of Emanuel will gather to hike up A Mountain in downtown Tempe to place a giant menorah for Hanukkah.
To participate, please email [email protected].
TETY Movie Night & Mitzvah Project for 5th & 6th Grade Students
Sunday, November 22 at 5:00 pm in the Temple Emanuel backyard
Bring your own blanket and RSVP for your student HERE. Students will watch Raiders of the Lost Ark.
As part of this event, we will also be collecting donations for the children involved in the Homeward Bound Foundation. Please consider donating cookie baking supplies, cookie dough, frosting, sprinkles, etc. Our preteens will then turn them into holiday goodie bags!
Mask-wearing and strict social distancing will be enforced. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit in the grass. No food or drink will be allowed on site.
Hanukah Sale Open
Even though our building isn’t officially open, our Hanukah sale is a go!
The Gift Shop will be open during on-site events and on specific days throughout November and December. Stay tuned!
If you would like to volunteer as a Gift Shop sales-person, they would love to have you! Email [email protected] to get involved!
The two organizations we’ll be partnering with:
A little bit about Paz de Cristo:
Our mission is to Feed, Clothe & Empower
Two million people in Arizona do not have enough food to eat. Nearly 30% of our neighbors live on a paycheck that barely covers rent and the basic necessities of life. Many go without a meal for days.
Every night of the year, dinner is served in our dining hall. Caring volunteers prepare a hot, nutritious meal for struggling men, women, children and seniors in the Phoenix East Valley.
Emergency food boxes are prepared in our warehouse and given out every day of the week. More than 50,000 meals are provided each month.
A little bit about Homeward Bound:
Homeward Bound creates pathways out of poverty for homeless families in the Valley. Keeping families together and assuring every family has a home.