The theme of World AIDS Day this year is "Getting to Zero"--zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS related deaths.
Temple is proud to host a World AIDS Day Memorial Service beginning at 7:00 pm. The candlelight march begins at Temple at 6:00 pm, walking from Temple to the JCA and returning. The evening concludes with a reception.
Join JAFTY "Under the Stars" for the annual Social Action Banquet benefiting Camp Jenny and the JFCS shopping spree.
JAFTY will honor Rabbi Lief for his commitment to social action at Temple and throughout the community.
The event includes a dinner catered by Mojo's and silent auction, followed by First Friday Services. Doors open at 5:00 pm and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm.
Read the flyer for more information about opportunities for tickets, sponsorships and support.
Sunday, December 6: Light the first candle with family and friends
Monday, December 7: 10:30 am - Wisdom Years discussion,5:45 pm - Community-wide Menorah Lighting at JCA, 7:00 pm - Winter Holiday Symbols with Rabbi Lief
Tuesday, December 8: 5:00 pm - Bring your menorah to Temple and light with Temple staff
Wednesday, December 9: 12:00 pm - Hanukkah Luncheon honoring Temple Volunteers
Thursday, December 10: 7:00 pm - Celebrate with Introduction to Judaism
Friday, December 11: 6:00 pm - Hanukkah Shabbat dinner,7:00 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat with Friday Night Live Band
Shabbat, December 12: 8:45 am - Torah Study,10:30 am – Worship, 7:30 pm - Hanukkah Havdallah at Temple
Sunday, December 13: 9:30 am - Cookie project for First Responders at Religious School,1:00 pm - Lunch at PDQ with menorah contest
Meet Rabbi Shapiro Monday, November 30 7:00 pm
The Congregation is invited to learn from and meet Rabbi Richard J. Shapiro, a candidate for the Interim Rabbi position.
Friday Night Live!
Kabbalah Shabbat and Hanukkah December 11
Bring your menorah to Temple. Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band. Your hands will be clapping and your toes a-tapping. It will be a spiritually exciting Shabbat experience.
Watch video of the band from the Soul Food Shabbat service.
Mitzvah Meals and Cookies Project December 24 and 25
We will be preparing dinners for Meals on Wheels and cookies for First Responders on the first day and delivering on the second day.
December 24 9:30 am -1:30 pm - prepare meals, bring in cookies and assemble for distribution
December 25 - pick up at Temple for deliveries: 9:30 am for meals, 10:30 am for cookies
Adult Hebrew Classes
Adult Intermediate Hebrew Class Wednesdays at 7 pm, Laurie Simmons, Instructor
Do you want to become more fluent reading prayers? Would you like to have a better understanding of the prayers? The goal of this class is to provide an opportunity for Hebrew reading practice at an intermediate level starting with a review using Aleph Isn't Tough which focuses on prayers. When the class is ready, we will move to the next text in that seriesAleph Isn’t Enough. This will consist of the introduction of additional Hebrew roots, the introduction of new vocabulary to further develop comprehension skills, beginning translation skills using sacred text, and it also has the ability to add an introduction of the practice of Torah study.
Fall 2015 Introduction to Judaism is a sixteen week class that meets on scheduled Thursdays at 7:00 pm. View the Syllabus here.
Beginning Wednesday, January 6 at 7:30 am Ethics of the Fathers: Pirkei Avot (Learn and then, work) Join Rabbi Cohen and your Temple friends to explore and discuss Jewish wisdom texts in ways that will help add meaning and fulfillment to the experiences of our lives in the past, present and future.
Read more about the Monday Lifelong Learning programs:
December 7 at 7:00 pm "Through the Darkness, a Light - Comparative Symbols of Our Winter Holidays" Bring your menorah to Temple on the second night of Hanukkah and join us for a discussion of the real meaning behind all of the popular symbols of the winter holidays. This will be a great night to bring your non-Jewish friends as well, as we share and learn together. Special Hanukkah treats will also be served, so do not miss out on all the fun!
January 4 at 7:00 pm "Jewish Mysticism"
Jacksonville's Status in Florida Jewish History
Sunday, January 24, 2016 2:00 pm
Join us at The Temple to hear about so many Jacksonville firsts!
How Jewish History Is Uncovered at the Temple
Read about our Archives and watch Hazel Mack in the
Year in Review
"Spend a few moments flipping through the scrapbook of memories we created together this year. We learned together and prayed together. We worked to make the world a better place and together we created our Temple community." Read about our Temple through the words of our Executive Director, Goldie Lansky.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE as we continually update our Temple website!
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Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
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