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Highlights this week:
Giving Tuesday - November 27th
Please donate to the Temple Emanuel Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to help us purchase tablets for our Religious School students. Facebook and PayPal will be matching donations on Giving Tuesday.https://www.facebook.com/donate/2149085612019089/ *********** Chanukah Party - December 8th Come join us for the Annual Chanukah Party. Latkes, Full dinner, Outdoor Candle Lighting, Games, and Prizes. Adults $ 10.00 Children $5.00 Family Max. $30.00 RSVP online (preferred) https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/chanukah-party *********** Save The Dates: Book Club - December 4th Religious School Shabbat/Congregation Shabbat Dinner - December 14th Shabbat Away From Home - December 21st
Chanukah Party December 8th, 5-8 p.m.
We will have a short Havdalah Service followed by a full dinner with lot’s of latkes ! Outdoor candle lighting. Bring your menorahs and candles. Games and prizes! Bring your friends!Adults - $10.00 Children $ 5.00 Family Max. $30.00 RSVP online https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/chanukah-party
Pre Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner / Religious School Shabbat
Dinner at 6 pm Services at 7pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Come enjoy a delicious dinner and support or Religious School Students as they participate in services.
No charge for Religious School Students, Parents and Teacher. The cost for our Religious School attendees has been generously underwritten by Michael and Nyrka Riskin.The cost for congregants without children in the Religious School will be: Adults $12:00 Children: $ 6:00 Family Max. $36.00
Oneg Shabbat following Friday Evening Services
Marie Eisen is sponsoring and dedicating the Oneg Shabbat in celebration of the blessed arrival of her now two month old granddaughter, Annie, who lives in Michigan. Mazel tov to Grandma Marie.
Friday Evening Shabbat Services on November 16th
Our Friday Evening Shabbat Services, next week will be held at the home of Marilyn Signer, 5615 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida.See attached flyer for directions Note: We will not hold services at the Temple on November 16th Saturday Morning Shabbat Services on November 17th will be held in Renz Hall. *********** VISTE Thanksgiving Meal Project Temple Emanuel will be helping Volunteers in Service to the Elderly with preparations for Thanksgiving meals. There are many ways you can help:
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Solidarity Shabbat - Show Up For Shabbat
Temple Emanuel, along with United Synagogue, United Jewish Communities, and the ADL encourage everyone to Show Up for Shabbat, this weekend as we stand to remember the 11 Jews that were killed.and show the world that community, love, and good triumphs over evil. Wherever you may be, attend services and join the with the community as they Stand Up For Pittsburgh.
We invite our non-Jewish friends to join with us for services. Friday evening services begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. we ask our friends to please contact the Temple office and let us know you will be attending. We will have Sheriff's Department security present on the property.
Salon for Women
A special exhibit of Mark Chagall's works "Chagall- Stories into Dreams" is on exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, Fl
To Show support for the exhibit Temple Emanuel is sponsoring the Salon on November 5, 2018 1-2:30 p.m.. You will enjoy an in depth tour of Chagall's works led by Dr. Alex Rich, Polk Museum Curator and Director of Galleries and Exhibits. Cost is $40.00 per person. Space is limited to 40 women.
Make your reservation now by paying via PayPal: https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/2688/
RSVP Deadline November 2, 2018Religious School Shabbat / Congregation Pre Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner The Religious School will be participating in Friday Evening Services on Friday, November 9th.. Services will begin at 7:00 pm. Preceding the service there will be a Pre Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner menu. The entire congregation is encouraged to attend the Shabbat Dinner and Services to support our Religious School. There is no charge for our religious school teachers, students and their parents. The cost for our Religious School attendees has been graciously underwritten by Michael and Nyrka Rskin. Sunday School attendees RSVP by sending an email to the Temple office. email@example.com. The cost for congregants without children in the religious school will be: Adults - $12.00 Children - $6.00 Family Max $36.00 RSVP by November 5th online @ https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/religious-school-shabbats/
Highlights this week:
Funeral for Gene Trachtenbarg
Temple Emanuel expresses sincere condolences to the family of longtime member Gene Trachtenbarg, who passed away on October 10, 2018 at the age of 98. May his memory be for a blessing.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. 4620 U.S Highway 98 South. Lakeland, Florida. Religious School Shabbat and Dinner The Religious School student will be participating in our Shabbat Services this Friday evening. Services will begin at 7:00 PM Preceding the service will be a Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 pm. There is no charge for our religious school teachers, students, or parents. The cost for the religious School attendees has been graciously underwritten by the Sichelman Family. The cost for congregants without children in the religious school is: Adults - $12.00 Children - $6:00 Family Max. $36.00 If you have not RSVP'd yet, please do so and pay online @ https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/religious-school-shabbats/
Religious School attendees - send and email to the temple office- firstname.lastname@example.org
Oneg Shabbat Honoring Tammy Serebrin
The Oneg Shabbat following Friday Evening services is being sponsored by Kathy and Allen Shane in honor of Tammy Serebrin's Birthday. Please come and wish Tammy a Happy Birthday.
The next meeting of the book club will be help on Tuesday, October 16th in the Media Center of the Education Building.
The book selection is: Jewboy of the South by Don KoplenIt is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle at https://smile.amazon.com/Jewboy-South-Don-Koplen/dp/1546923667/ An optional lunch out will follow the meeting. Community Events: Bnai Brith will meet on Sunday, October 21st at Cleveland Height Golf Club. The speaker will be Howard Kerner, speaking on the hundreds of thousands of Jews, saved from the Holocaust by Christians and Muslims in Europe and Africa. See the attached flyer for additional details. Michael Riskin, Vice President and an owner of CPS Investment Advisors, who also serves as the firm's Treasurer, will present a workshop for SCORE, on "Preparing for New Tax Reform". He has over twenty years of experience in tax and financial planning topics and is a regular contributor to articles in the Lakeland Ledger. This event is sponsored by BB&T. The event will be at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 25th at 7:45 am. Tickets are $10.00 and a continental breakfast will be served. RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efko2nwm43326fe5&oseq=&c=&ch=
Highlights this week:
Joint Picnic with Temple Beth Shalom Winter Haven - Sunday October 7th 1pm at Mary Holland Park, Pavilion # 14 2015 Shumate Drive, Bartow, Florida 33880
$10.00 for anyone over 13 All you Can Eat Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans, Salads, Drinks (All Kosher)
RSVP to email@example.com
You can pay at the picnic with cash or check payable to Temple Emanuel.*****
Religious School Shabbat and Dinner - October 12th Dinner 6pm Services 7:00 (Note the earlier time for services)
Come support our Religious School students as they participate in Friday evening services. There is no charge for Religious School teachers, students and their parents. The cost for congregants without children in the school will be: Adults - $12.00 Children - $6.00 Family Max $36.00RSVP online @ https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/religious-school-shabbats/
Highlights this week:
Shabbat Services this week and Yom Kippur Services will be held in Berkovitz Hall.
Shabbat Services next weekend - September 21st and 22nd, will be held in the Signer Board Room.
Kever Avot Service - Sunday September 16th -11:00 a.m.
Temple Emanuel Cemetery (4620 U.S. Highway 98 South, Lakeland)
It is a Jewish custom to visit the graves of our loved ones during the High Holiday season. Temple Emanuel welcomes the Jewish community to attend our annual memorial service, officiated by Rabbi David Goldstein, as we honor our loved ones.
Break the Fast -
This year’s Break the Fast is sponsored by Gerald and Joan Rabin and their son, Gary, in memory of Gerald’s parents, Russell and Nettie Rabin and Joan’s parents, Leonard and Rose Alper. May their memories be for a Blessing.
The deadline to RSVP is Sunday, September 16th. Email the temple office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yom Kippur Service Schedule - Please refer to the first page of The Message for the Yom Kippur service schedule.
Highlights This Week:
All services this weekend will be held in the Signer Board Room, due to air conditioning maintenance in Berkovitz Hall.
Selichot Service - Join us on Saturday, September 1st as we usher in the beginning of the High Holy Day season with a Havdalah Service, Dessert Reception and Selichot service. Signer Board Room 8:30 p.m. Havdalah / Dessert Reception, 9:30 p.m Selichot.High Holy Day Greetings - Wish Your Friends “L’Shanah Tovah” with the Temple’s New Year Greetings. Cost: $18 per greeting—(Please prepay). The deadline for greetings to be received in the office is Monday, September 3rd. Email your greeting to the office with a note indicating how you want your name(s) to appear. Mail payment to the Temple office at 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Fl 33803. High Holy Day Baby Sitting - Baby sitting available up through second grade in the library. Baby Sitting cancelled if there are no reservations. ROSH HASHANAH 1ST DAY - Monday, September 10th, YOM KIPPUR - Wednesday, September 19th, 9:30 AM - 1 PM. No charge for babysitting. Absolute LAST DAY to sign up for babysitting: Thursday, September 6th. Email the Temple office to sign up. email@example.com
Highlights this week:
Sunday School / Hebrew School -
Sunday School will begin on Sunday, August 26 th at 9:30 a.m.
Hebrew School will begin on Tuesday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 29th at 4:30 p.m.******
Havdalah / Selichot ServiceJoin us on Saturday, September 1st as we usher in the beginning of the High Holy Day season with a Havdalah Service, Dessert Reception and Selichot service. 8:30 p.m. Berkovitz Hall ****** Wish Your Friends “L’Shanah Tovah” with the Temple’s New Year Greetings Cost: $18 per greeting—(Please pre-pay) Payment needs to be received in the office by Monday, September 3rd. Send your payment and a note indicating how you want your name(s) to appear. Mail to the Temple office at 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Fl 33803 ****** Lakeland History Series Jewish Voices: Temple Emanuel Oral History Interviews By Dr. Catherine Eskin September 12, 2018 7 p.m. Lakeland Public Library
Cost of Dinner: $12.00 adults, $6.00 children 3-12 years.
Family Maximum $36.00
RSVP and pay online by August 13th at
Call the Temple Office at (863) 682-8616 with any questions.
Highlights this week:
Rabbi Goldstein will on vacation July 1st until 11th. If a need arises in Rabbi Goldstein’s absence please contact Allen Shane at (863) 604-0767 or the Temple office at (863) 682-8616. and we will assist you. Rabbi Goldstein has made arrangements for us to contact an Orlando area Spiritual Leader, while he is away.
Shabbat Services on Friday July 6th will be led by Mavra Kear. Please join us for a lovely Shabbat service led by Mavra.
Shabbat Morning Services on Saturday July 7th will be led by Dr. Daniel Leviten.
Temple Emanuel proudly presents… A Summer Jewish Film Festival
Sundays - July 8, 15, 29 and August 5. 4:00 P.M.
Cost: $5.00 at the door Optional dinner out afterwards.
July 8th - “BERNSTEIN—LARGER THAN LIFE”There will be a short live concert of Bernstein's compositions preceding the showing of the movie.
Highlights This Week:
Rededication of the Sanctuary Eternal Light - Join us for the rededication of the Sanctuary Eternal Light by Marilyn Signer, Robert McCann and Mona Signer
Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Signer Board Room. Reception to follow in Berkovitz Hall. Please RSVP at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3798694/Event-Registration-Form
Shabbat Dinner: We are having a Friday Night Shabbat Dinner followed by Services, on Friday, June 22nd at 6:15 p.m. Cost of Dinner: $12.00 adults, $6.00 children 3-12 years. Please RSVP by Tuesday 6/19 at:https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/friday-night-shabbat-dinner/ Read the Message 180616
Highlights this Week:
Shavuot Services -
Saturday May 19th 7:30 p.m. Erev Shavuot Services
Sunday May 20th 10:00 a.m. Shavuot Service and Yizkor
Introduction to Judaism Class -
12 Wednesdays beginning May 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.
This is the first in a series of classes taught by Rabbi Goldstein for those seeking to convert to Judaism but anyone wishing to attend is welcome.
Contact the synagogue by phone or email if you have any questions. (863) 682-8616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights this week:
Israel's 70th Anniversary
Please join Temple Emanuel as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence on Saturday evening, May 5, 2018, in the Social Hall at Temple Emanuel Lakeland FL. Our event will begin at 6:45 pmwith an appetizer and dessert reception followed by a program featuring Rabbi-Cantor Joel Fox and Rabbi David Goldstein speaking about their experiences in Israel.A Concert of Israeli Music performed by Rabbi-Cantor Joel Fox will be presented and our evening concludes with a Havdalah Service. There is no charge for this event however donations will be greatly appreciated: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/247071
Link to registration form: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3669368/Event-Registration-FormOr you may call the Temple office at (863) 682-8616 and leave a message that you are coming. Unveiling of the stone for Rhoda Wolf The unveiling of the stone for Rhoda Wolf will take place on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. A lunch reception sponsored by the Wolf family will follow at Temple Emanuel in Berkovitz Hall. Rhoda's family cordially invites anyone who wishes to attend. Message 180505
Highlights this week:
Israel Independence Day Celebration Saturday, May 5th
Please join Temple Emanuel as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence on Saturday evening, May 5, 2018, in the Social Hall at Temple Emanuel Lakeland FL. Our event will begin at 6:45 pm with an appetizer and dessert reception followed by a program featuring Rabbi-Cantor Joel Fox and Rabbi David Goldstein speaking about their experiences in Israel.
A Concert of Israeli Music performed by Rabbi-Cantor Joel Fox will be presented and our evening concludes with a Havdalah Service, a ceremony marking the end of the Sabbath.
There is no charge for this event however donations will be greatly appreciated: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2470719
If you would like to attend, please fill in your details on the form at the link below and you will be automatically registered. Seating is limited. Event registration must be completed at least 2 days prior to the event. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!
Link to registration form: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3669368/Event-Registration-Form
Or you may call the Temple office at (863) 682-8616 and leave a message that you are coming.
Unveiling for Rhoda Wolf -
The unveiling of the stone for longtime Temple member Rhoda Wolf will take place on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. A lunch reception sponsored by the Wolf family will follow at Temple Emanuel in Berkovitz Hall. Rhoda's family cordially invites anyone who wishes to attendMessage 180428
Our April 15th program has been rescheduled to May 5th.
The May 5th program / concert will start at 6:45pm. We will have a dessert reception. Rabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Fox will present an Israeli program. Then Rabbi Fox will perform a concert to celebrate Israel’s anniversary.. We will then end with Havdallah.
Open House and Shabbat Service - Rabbi Goldstein would like to invite the congregation to an Open House on the last night of Passover. He has finished his indoor remodeling projects and wants to share with his Temple Family. There will be a Shabbat Service at his home on Friday, April 6th, at 7:30 pm. No service at the synagogue that night. Please see details in The Message for directions.
Highlights this week:
Taste of Spain - Our annual fundraiser will be Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in Berkovitz Hall.
Live Entertainment ** Silent Auction ** Hors d’oeuvres ** Cocktails ** Desserts
Admission $50 per person RSVP and pay online https://templeemanuellakeland.com/events/annual-fundraiser/
Second Night Seder - We are having a Second Night Passover Seder on Saturday, March 31st at 7 p.m. in Berkovitz Hall. Save the date !!
Amazon Smile - Temple Emanuel received a donation from Amazon Smile Foundation for 13.56 for purchases our members and friends made on Amazon. When you shop on Amazon they donate to the Temple. Please use this link when you make purchases. smile.amazon.com/ch/59-0915228
Oneg Shabbat - Marilyn Signer is sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat on Friday, February 9th in honor of her grandson, Greg Signer and his bride to be, Lynn Samuels who would be delighted to meet members and friends of Temple Emanuel.
Movie Night - Tuesday February 13th at 6:30 p.m. - The movie selection is "Dough" We will have a light dinner before the movie.
Taste of Spain - Our annual fundraiser is Saturday, February 17th 7:00 p.m.. Live Entertainment ** Silent Auction Hors d’oeuvres ** Cocktails ** Desserts
Admission $50 per person
RSVP and pay online by February 11, 2018
Or call the Temple office (863) 682-8616
Bnai Brith Meeting - Sunday, February 18th. Cleveland Heights Golf Club. Dr. Glen Barden is the speaker.
Join us for Tot Shabbat tonight at 6:30 followed by regular Friday night Shabbat service and oneg.
Oneg Shabbat tonight, Friday 1.19.18 - Jane and Brian Renz will be sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat in honor of their son Jeffrey Renz, his wife Irene Blazquez and daughter Jessica Renz who are visiting with us from New York City. Please come join them at services.
Bnai Brith Meeting Sunday January 21st, 10 am to noon at Cleveland Heights. Barry Friedman will be speaking on “How fake news got started and news media trends".
Israel Independence Day planning meeting Monday, January 22nd, 7 pm in Berkovitz Hall - to plan our Israel Independence Day Celebration for April 15th. We need volunteers and your input and ideas.
Chocolate Oneg - We are having a chocolate seder in honor of Tu'Bshvat next Friday after services. It will be enjoyable for the whole family.