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  • January 14, 2021 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan.14, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      The observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is even more significant this year in light of the tragic events of the last weeks.
      At our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) we will celebrate King's lessons and legacy in words and music.

       At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM) we are reading the story of the Exodus that inspired King.
       His legacy will also be discussed at our Sunday morning school service and Confirmation Class.
        My second JPS New Author Webinar that takes place Monday evening (7:30 PM) is an absolute eye-opener, "HateMail: Anti-Semitism in Picture Postcards".

    Shabbat shalom.
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Evening 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.

    For JPS Seminar, email
  • January 07, 2021 7:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan. 7, 2021

    Dear Friends,
       We will have an opportunity to speak about the crisis facing our country at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

      The new year brings a new book of the Bible, as we begin the epic story of the Exodus, at our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM).

       Reminder- JPS Seminar meets Mon. (7:30 PM); Book Club meets Tuesday (7:30 PM).
                          Bring your soup donations to the school porch.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • December 31, 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec.  31, 2020

    Dear Friends,
      As the year comes to a close its time for my annual "Rabbi's Top Ten Jewish News Stories".
      I'll offer my acclaimed list at our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

       *Please note that going forward in the new year we will offer a monthly mix of Livestream and Zoom Shabbat evening services. Consult our weekly announcements each week for the schedule and links. Torah study will remain in an all Zoom format.
    We conclude our reading of Genesis with the end of the epic story of Joseph and his brothers at our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM).
    Shabbat Shalom and Happy New Year,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Evening 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.
  • December 31, 2020 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Friends,

      I thought that a JPS New Author Webinar Series that I am running in January might interest you.
      The four-part series on Antisemitism and the Holocaust: New Dimensions (see below, all 7:30-8:30 PM) is free and open to the public- just register at to receive Zoom instructions.
    Jan. 11, 2021 - Mordecai Paldiel: "Saving One's Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust," 
    Jan. 18, 2021 -  Salo Aizenberg: "
    HateMail: Antisemitism in Picture Postcards." 
    Jan. 25, 2021 - Mark Glickman: "Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books."
    Feb. 11, 2021 - Rafael Medoff: "The Jews Should Keep Quiet - FDR, Rabbi Stephen Wise and the Holocaust."

      The Adas Emuno Book Club will meet on Tues., Jan 12 at 7:30 PM (note change of  date) to discuss The Watchmaker’s Daughter by Sonia Taitz.


    Rabbi Barry Schwartz

  • 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

Student Cantor

Joseph Flaxman

Religious School Director

Annette De Marco

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