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Inclusion & Belonging at Temple Emanuel

02/06/2024 02:04:43 PM


February is both Jewish Disabilities Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) and Black History Month, and Temple Emanuel has a lot of wonderful programming planned. Be sure to get a head start on reading February's Book Club selection KOSHERSOUL, which is in honor of Black History month. We hope to see you at one or more of the following events:

LGBTQ Oneg at JDAIM Shabbat
Friday, Feb 9th @ 5:30 PM

Oneg hosted by Temple’s LGBTQIA+ Inclusion & Belonging group. Join us for a nosh and a beverage before Friday night services, as our queer community and allies come together in support for our community members impacted by disabilities. Everyone is welcome.

JDAIM Shabbat - Friday Night Services
Friday, February 9th @ 6:00 PM

Evening services will move to our Social Hall for increased accessibility. Addressing the theme of “Circles of Support,” we are so excited to have an outstanding lineup of speakers with real world understanding of life with disabilities. We will be hearing from adults and young people living with disabilities and caring for those with disabilities. Seating will be available at the front and back of the Social Hall for wheelchair and adaptive equipment users. A Sensory Friendly Room will be available nearby for those needing to avoid sensory overload or lessen exposure due to chemical sensitivities.

JDAIM Shabbat - Saturday Morning Services
Saturday, February 10th @ 11:00 AM

At Shabbat morning services, we will continue the JDAIM theme as we hear from more congregants about their personal stories related to disability. Friday and Saturday night services are also live-streamed through our website for those who cannot make it to the service in person.

Black History Month Book Club
February 28th at 5:30 PM

Join the Temple Emanuel Book Club and the Racial Justice & Belonging group in reading Michael Twitty’s KOSHERSOUL: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew in honor of Black History Month. “Twitty makes the case that Blackness and Judaism coexist in beautiful harmony, and this is manifested in the goods and traditions from both cultures that Black Jews incorporate into their daily lives. Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities.” Questions? Contact Susan Chayet,

Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784