Friday, September 16 at 7 pm - Friday Night Live with Dan Nichols
Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 am - Dan leads Torah Study
Sunday, September 18 at 12:30 pm – Federation Campaign Kick-off Concert at Temple…free to entire community
Listen to Dan Nichols onYouTube: video1 - "Shabbat Unplugged" and video2 - "Kehilah Kedoshah"
Religious School starts on Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 am.
Please click and read the 2016-17 Religious School Overview and view the Calendar (as of 8/23/2016).
Click here or on the login/donate button on the top right of the website to register your child on-line. If you need assistance, please call Lauren Pinnar, School Administrator, or Nettie Carr, Bookkeeper (904) 733-7078. Registration requires $50.00 deposit for each child.
An Exploration of the Jewish Experience in America as Portrayed in Feature Films
September 10 at 7:00 pm The Frisco Kid
October 8 at 7:00 pm Hester Street
Every film is followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Shapiro. Popcorn will be served!
Keep up with all the activities. Read Temple's newsletter, the Messenger. You can keep up with current information and events, read back issues with messages from our professional staff and learn about Temple's other publications, Temple Times and the Religious School newsletters.
Look for photos of Temple events in our web page Photo Galleries
Prayer and Spirituality: Preparing for the High Holy Days with Mishkan Hanefesh
September 14, 21, 28 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Pesach has the seder, Sukkot has the sukkah, and Hanukkah has the candles - but the High Holy Days have only prayer, which is one of the most challenging and complex of all modern Jewish observances. Join your friends in a conversation on the nature of prayer and its connection to spirituality as we explore the ins and outs of our new High Holy Day machzor, Mishkan Hanefesh, with our Rabbis.
Temple's 5777/2016 High Holy Day Schedule is on-line. Click here to read more about service times starting with Selichot on Saturday, September 24 at 8:30 pm.
Visit Reform Judaism.org for history, recipes, shofar blowing videos and more to share with the whole family.
Explore further by searching the URJ web site.
Friday Night Live and the Temple Chorale!
Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band at Erev Shabbat services on the third Friday of each month. 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.
Temple 20's and 30's Group
Two Anniversary & New Member Celebration August 20 at 6:00 pm at the home of Sarah Fraden. Food & refreshments -- BYOB for any alcoholic beverages
Second Saturday Torah Study & Worship, followed by lunch at RAM September 10 beginning at 9 am
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar.
Temple Gift Shop Plans Remembrance Sale Sunday, September 11 and Sunday, September 18, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sisterhood is planning to honor the memory of Wendy Efron with a store-wide sale at the gift shop. All of the items in the Gift Shop will be available at a 10-percent discount. More information is available by reading the flyer.
Wendy served as the buyer for the Gift Shop for almost twenty years and personally selected many of the beautiful Judaica items that will be included in the sale. “Wendy was dedicated to service in the Jewish community, and she was particularly devoted to our Gift Shop” said Renee Weinstein. “We hope this sale will give everyone an opportunity to remember and treasure her legacy.”
Money raised from the sale will benefit the Sisterhood, the Religious School and the Temple.
Tuesday at 10:30 am Wisdom Rabbi Shapiro will lead a conversation and provide a Jewish lens to help understand current events in Jacksonville and within the larger world. Everyone is welcome.
First and Third Wednesdays 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.
Wednesdays at 11:30 am Jewish Meditation
Wednesday, once per month as scheduled, 7:00 pm Rosh Chodesh Join us for song, prayer and inspirational readings as we welcome the month of Sivan. This is open to all women Bat Mitzvah age and over. If you have a tambourine, bring it with you. The next Rosh Chodesh evenings are Sep. 2, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.
Saturday, at 9:00 am Torah Study Come at 8:45 am and enjoy a bagel and coffee.
Read Hebrew America
Do you regret never having learned to read Hebrew when you were a child? Have you forgotten the Hebrew you learned as a child and want a quick and easy refresher? For the third consecutive year, we will offer Read Hebrew America in October.
There are two six-week segments to Read Hebrew America. At the conclusion of the very first session, you will recognize some letters and vowels and be able to read a complete sentence. By the end of the six sessions, you will be reading short sentences and paragraphs from Mishkan T’filah. In the second six-week segment, you will improve your reading skills, build competence and confidence.
When you contact the office let us know if you are interested in attending a preliminary discussion on the course and experience some of the teaching methods used to make you a Hebrew reader.
Boy Scout Troop 12 at Temple
Earn your "Blaze Your Own Trail" badge....join one of Jacksonville's oldest troops. Founded in 1916 here at Temple, Troop 12 offers a personalized boy-led scouting program guided by experienced, active leaders. Whether you want to earn your Eagle or just have fun camping, Troop 12 offers it all.
The Troop meets Thursday evenings at 7pm throughout the year. If you are either 11 and have finished the 5th grade, OR earned your Arrow of Light, you are welcome to join us. Visit Troop 12 and see what we're about!
09.01.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Taste of Judaism
09.02.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Erev Shabbat Worship - First Friday with JAFTY
09.03.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am
09.03.2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Worship
The Temple - Congregation Ahavath Chesed
8727 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32217 P: (904)733-7078 F: (904)448-9285