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  • May 20, 2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 20, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      We celebrate the end our religious school year with our Zoom Shabbat Evening Family Service and Confirmation (7:30 PM).
       Mazal tov to our graduating Confirmands: Hannah Jacobowitz, Aaron Jacobowitz, Jordana Marcus and Robby Slater.
       I am always enormously proud of our teens, and their commitment to the congregation and heritage, and never more so than during this challenging year.  
       After hearing their reflections at the service, I am sure you will agree with me.

      Did you miss the phenomenal screening of "Joseph" featuring our students and the video editing magic of our cantor? 
      Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2JEVRTXuAE

       Our final school session will be held on Sunday (9:00 AM), again outdoors, weather permitting . 
        This is an appropriate time to thank students, parents, teachers, the religious education committee, our director Shira and our cantor Iris. 
         The way everyone pulled together to flourish during this pandemic year was inspirational.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • May 13, 2021 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 13, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      We will feature special music and reflections on the upcoming holiday of Shavuot at  our  Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).
       Given the tragic violence in Israel this week, we will also raise up our prayers for peace.
       
        At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Service (10:00 AM), we celebrate the bar mitzvah of Owen Beckerman. Mazal tov to Owen and his family!

         Weather permitting, Sunday morning religious school classes will meet in and around the garden, while Confirmation class (11:00) will meet via Zoom.

        Then on Sunday afternoon our first-ever Zoom Shavuot Cooking Class (2:00 PM) promises some fabulous dairy dishes.

         Finally, a Shavuot evening screening of highlights from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by our very own religious school students (5:00 PM) will usher in the holiday.
         View a two minute preview here!  https://youtu.be/CkMacckQPj4

    Shabbat shalom and Hag Sameach
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • May 06, 2021 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 6, 2021

    Dear Friends,
       In the wake of the recent tragedy in Israel, and in honor of Jerusalem Day on Monday, this is an appropriate time to talk about a deep challenge facing Israeli democracy, with resonance to our country as well. I'll do so at our  Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM)
       
        At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study  (10:00 AM), our final session for this school year, we will also look at societal challenges that our ancestors faced and which never seem to go away.

       At our bimonthly Zoom Adas Emuno Book Club on Monday (7:30 PM) join us for a discussion of life on the Lower East Side of NY (“Up from Orchard Street”).

        And mark your calendar now: next Sunday, May 16:
         1. Shavuot Cooking Class (2:00 PM)
          2. Shavuot screening of Joseph by our religious school students (5:00 PM)
          Links and details forthcoming.

         Finally, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms that keep us going!

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Evening Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    At about 7:25 PM find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
  • April 29, 2021 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 29, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      Tomorrow is the minor Jewish holiday of Lag B'omer , which is actually a big picnic and bonfire day in Israel.
       At this time of the year Israel also awards its highest civilian honor- the Israel Prize.

        At our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) Virginia Gitter will make a presentation about the remarkable women who won this year's Israel prize.
       
        At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM) we'll continue our look at the famous teachings of the Torah: "Do not bear a grudge. Do not stand idly by. Love your neighbor as yourself."

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • April 22, 2021 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 22, 2021

       It's time for our Zoom Shabbat Evening Family Service (7:30 PM).
       Led by our youngest K-3 students, you know this is going to be fun!

        At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM) we'll look at the famous teachings of the Torah: "Do not bear a grudge. Do not stand idly by. Love your neighbor as yourself."

         On Sunday our school program will also include an in-person, outdoors Tot program for preschoolers (9:30- 10:30 AM). If you know any tots who would like this do tell us.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • April 15, 2021 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 15, 2021

    Dear Friends,

    Today is Yom HaZicharon, Israel Memorial Day, followed tomorrow by Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.
     
      At our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM), we will celebrate Israel with inspiring music and words.

       At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 AM) a subject of continuing relevance arises: What constitutes appropriate and inappropriate speech in our private and public discourse?

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Evening Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    At about 7:25 PM find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.

  • April 13, 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello All!

    We were sent an SOS from Family Promise, asking us to cook for the folks living at the shelter in Hackensack, as we've done for many years.  The difference is that these same folks were moved to hotels during the pandemic so we will not need servers this time.. but we will need lots of cooks!

    Adas Emuno is signed up for THURSDAY, MAY 27th and we will be cooking for 150 people.  We deliver the food in pans to the shelter where volunteers divide everything into separate containers and deliver the dinners.

    We could really use your help! If you cook but can't deliver your tray of food to the shelter, no worries!  We'll call in our own "A.E. Pick Up & Delivery Service" team, curbside, if you'd like!

    If you are willing to join our team of cooks, please email  Annette by May 1 so she can coordinate all volunteers.  Details of the EASY MENU will then follow.

    With sincerest thanks, 
    Your Social Action Committee
    acheryl21@gmail.com

  • April 08, 2021 8:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 8, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Commemoration Day.
     
      At our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM), Student Cantor Karlin, accompanied by Beth Robin, will bring us moving music related to this day, and to the great legacy of German Jewish composing.

      I'll reflect on recent efforts to educate the new generation about the past (which I will put into practice at Confirmation Class on Sunday).

       At our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study  (10:00 AM) we will look at a quality that, according to the Torah and Rashi commentary, is necessary in our leaders, but in short supply today: humility.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Evening Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    At about 7:25 PM find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
  • April 01, 2021 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apr. 1, 2021

    Dear Friends,
       As we conclude our week long observance of Pesach I'll share some final thought on the holiday at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

        We have some catching-up to do in the Book of Leviticus at our Zoom Shabbat Morning Torah Study (10:00 PM).

        Keep in mind that our next two Shabbat services, for Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, will feature special music appropriate for Holocaust Commemoration Day and Israel Independence Day.

    Shabbat shalom, 
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • March 24, 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Friends,

    The next meeting of the Adas Emuno Book Club will be take place on Monday, May 10 (7:30 PM).

    We will be reading the acclaimed novel, Up from Orchard Street by Eleanor Widmer.

    Copies of the book are available through the BCCLS.

    This novel centers around an immigrant family living on the Lower East Side in the 1930s. The author, who was born in 1924, grew up there. So many of us have NY roots and all of us can relate to the immigrant experience. 

    Happy reading,
    Michael Fishbein on behalf of the Book Club

Student Cantor

Joseph Flaxman

Religious School Director

Shira Friedman

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