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  • December 24, 2020 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 24, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      The confluence of Shabbat with Christmas leads me to an international controversy that you might have missed- the fate of the largest church ever built. I'll fill you in on the intriguing details at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

         At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM) we continue to probe the heartbreaking family dynamics of Joseph and his brothers.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

  • December 17, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 17, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      We bid goodbye to a surprisingly festive Hanukkah, despite all the challenges, with our final outdoor lighting tonight (7:00 PM). Thanks to all who participated in our lightings, service and party! And please send in your Mitzvah Mall contributions by mail, on-line donation or an envelope in our school mail box. 

       At our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) we'll speak about  a topic that has long fascinated students of history: "The Twelve Tribes of Israel- Myth and Reality".

       At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM), deep into the Joseph story,  we'll  consider the provocative question of whether Joseph truly forgave his brothers.

       Book Club reminder: Read The Watchmaker’s Daughter by Sonia Taitz for our next meeting on Jan. 11. Available at local libraries, Amazon, and Kindle. A stirring memoir by the daughter of Holocaust survivors set in Washington Heights.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • December 10, 2020 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 10, 2020

    Dear Friends,
    Hanukkah begins tonight!
    Join us:
     1. In-person lighting of our outdoor menorah (7:00PM) every night, rain, shine or snow!

     2.  Zoom Family Shabbat-Hanukkah Service (7:30 PM), led by the 6th grade.

     3. Zoom Hanukkah Party (7:30 PM) this Saturday, with music, quiz, and dreidel show. 

    There's a lot to light up even in this dark time.
    Shabbat shalom and Happy Hanukkah,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • December 03, 2020 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 3, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      What is in a name?
      Quite a lot according to the Torah.
      We'll discuss the three names of the Jewish people at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

       We celebrate the bat mitzvah of Ellis Marcus at our Livestream Shabbat Morning Service (10:00 AM).
       Mazal tov to Ellis and her family!

       Hanukkah is fast approaching- be on the look-out for a special flyer with all our festivities, including our nightly outdoor menorah lighting.
        Visit our annual Mitzvah Mall this Sunday at 9:00 via Zoom to support important charities and print your own donation cards, which make a lovely gift.

    Shabbat shalom, 
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • December 02, 2020 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sunday, December 6, 9 AM - Zoom

    Well, it's Mitzvah Mall time at Adas Emuno!  As with so much else, we are a "virtual reality"  this year.  And yet, Tikkun Olam, healing the world, can use our helping hands more than ever.  So, please read on for Mitzvah Mall details.

    Organizations being represented:

    • Maywood Police Department K-9 Unit  -  a very special unit with a very unique aspect to it.
    • Center for Food Action - This organization always does so much.  Now, during the pandemic, there's even more going on.

    You can print out the "greeting card" from the Adas Emuno Website (click here). At the top, there is a line to fill in the sender's name.  The page also includes a box for each organization.  Check off those which you give donations to, in honor of the recipients.
    Cost per card:  Student price per card- $2  Adult price per card- $2 and up

    Ways to pay:

    • Send a check to the temple [Congregation Adas Emuno, Attn: Annette (Social Action/Mitzvah Mall), 254 Broad Avenue, Leonia, N.J. 07605].  Checks can be made out to each organization or to Adas Emuno.  Please remember to include a BREAKDOWN OF THE AMOUNTS  FOR EACH ORGANIZATION if check is written to the temple.        
    • Go to the temple website, click on DONATE.  Fill  in boxes with name, email, amount and "code".
      Please fill in "Additional Info." box with the SPECIFIC AMOUNTS YOU ARE DONATING TO EACH ORGANIZATION.  Then click PAY and go from there.

    This is a mall for everyone, regardless of age, interests or fear of driving on highways!  We offer special gifts which you can be proud to give, recipients will be proud to receive and which keep on giving.  In the spirit of making the world a little better, this is the mall to be at.  So, with coffee, tea, milk, juice, etc. in hand [because there's no driving involved!], please join us.  

    Join Zoom Meeting The Zoom information is in an email sent to to members.

    See ya there!     
    School & Social Action Committees

  • November 27, 2020 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mitzvah Mall 2020

    Hello All!

    Gift shopping online is quick, sometimes easy and these days, safe.  But it's not necessarily as much fun as meeting a friend at a real, live mall.  Well, Adas Emuno has put the fun back into online shopping!  Please join us on Zoom, on Sunday, December 6th at 9 am as we host our 5th Mitzvah Mall.  Listen to our guests explain how their organizations help the world and watch their videos. Then go shopping from the comfort of your home. Buy [print out]  cards to show that you gave a donations to these organizations in honor of the recipients of your cards. Great gifts! Special gifts! The sort of gifts which keep on giving!

    So, please plan to meet your friends at the Mitzvah Mall! Look for future emails with additional info and your Zoom invite.

    Tikkun Olam-ingly yours,
    The School and Social Action Committees

  • November 25, 2020 8:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 25, 2020

    Dear Friends,

      At our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) we will reflect on the thanks we can give in this confounding period in our nation's history.

       The saga of family conflict and reconciliation in Genesis continues at our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM).

         Wishing you a happy, and safe, Thanksgiving holiday and weekend.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

  • November 19, 2020 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 19, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      We look forward to our Zoom Shabbat Evening Family Service (7:30 PM), which will be led by students in our 7th Grade. 

       Our students will offer reflections on the tumultuous family life of Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Esau, which is also the subject of our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study  (10:00 AM).

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • November 12, 2020 8:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 12, 2020

    Dear Friends, 
       Each year we commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) that ushered in the Holocaust. 
       We do so this year with special music and a discussion of an anti-Semitic dilemma in Germany that has resonance with controversies here in the US.
        Of course we will also discuss the results of our election at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

       At our Livestream Shabbat Morning Service (10:00 AM) we celebrate the bat mitzvah of Charlotte Guberman.
       Mazal tov to Charlotte and her family! 
       (Please note that Torah study does not take place).

        Please join us for our bi-monthly Adas Emuno Book Club meeting on Monday eve. (7:30 PM).. The short story by the renowned writer Grace Paley is of special interest to interfaith families and all who wrestle with the "December dilemma".

         And attention seniors- follow this link to all kinds of free events and program from the JCC:

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Service
    Go to and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box, or try this link:
    Click on the picture of the Temple that is indicated as "Live" and wait for service to begin.

    "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley
    Click here to read the story

  • November 05, 2020 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 5, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      As I write this message early in the week I do not know the results of the election.
      But of course we will discuss this at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

       At our Livestream Shabbat Morning Service (10:00 AM) we celebrate the bar mitzvah of David Aleksic.
       Mazal tov to David and his family! 
       (Please note that Torah study does not take place).

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Zoom Shabbat (7:30 PM)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 867 6435 3297

    For Livestream Shabbat Service
    Go to and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box, or try this link:
    Click on the picture of the Temple that is indicated as "Live" and wait for service to begin.

Student Cantor

Joseph Flaxman

Religious School Director

Annette De Marco

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