Dear Community Partner: It’s great to connect with you! We’re writing to share about Temple Emanuel of Tempe, located near Rural and Guadalupe Roads, the largest Jewish congregation in the East Valley, home to hundreds of families and individuals, a religious school and a preschool. Our community is currently raising money to support our activities […]
Whether on your own or as a family, contemplate this list of behaviors. Decide which you can reasonably do, and which you might find nourishing. Bring flowers home on Friday. Share Shabbat Dinner Make it a regular thing Invite friends over Call/Face-time/Skype with special people. Set the table on Friday night/Erev Shabbat with linens and […]
On Rosh Hashanah, I proposed we embrace our Judaism by committing to seven specific acts in the year ahead. I’ll use this space to remind you of them in these intermediary days. ADOPT ONE MIZTVAH Mitzvot are commandments, for centuries the backbone of Jewish culture. We, as post-modern Reform Jews, struggle with the idea of […]
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This year’s Purim carnival has something for everyone, and our games will be created and hosted by so many groups:
We begin with a great spiel by our religious school students and led by Suzanne Guinane.
Games to follow will include outdoor yard games, a game truck, bouncy house and obstacle course, skill and luck booths, games for young children, crafts including making graggers and origami, a barbecue lunch, special story time with Rabbi Dean… and more!
We are, as a whole, over worked, over stimulated, over extended, over indulged. Judaism has a technology, a tool designed for the job of helping us slow down, re-connect, and remember who we really are – not just workers, but children of God. That technology is called Shabbat. Shabbat is a set of practices that […]
Read 1 Jewish Book We are a highly literate people, and this is a golden age of Jewish literature. Fiction, history, spirituality and mysticism, the arts, culture, language, even graphic novels: think of one topic, and read one book. Our synagogue library is filled with great books, and I’d be very happy to help you […]
I proposed we embrace our Judaism by committing to seven specific acts in the year ahead. I’ll use this space to remind you of them in these intermediary days. The giving of tzedakah is a fundamental Jewish practice. It’s how we know the stereotype of the greedy Jew is a lie. Giving benefits the […]
Rabbi Dean’s Torah Commentary on humility published in the Jewish News June 2019
High Holy Days Schedule Purchase Tickets Tickets are free to members and available to purchase by non-members for $125 per person per holiday. Temple Emanuel members can purchase tickets for additional family members at a discounted rate of $90 per person per holiday. Book of Remembrance The Yom Kippur Memorial Book lists the names of our […]