Open both to non-Jews wanting to learn about Judaism and Jews who want a refresher course in their own religious tradition. If your Jewish education ended when you were a child, here is your opportunity to explore the wonders of Judaism as an adult. This class, taught by Rabbi Shapiro and Rabbi Cohen, is held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning November 3 and ending on April 20. Examine the principles and practices of Reform Judaism. The curriculum will include the holidays, life-cycle observances, concepts of God, prayer, spiritual living, ethics and more.
The fee for Temple members is $210 for singles and/or couples. The fee for non-members is $250 for singles and/or couples. Registration fees include all books. To register for the class, call Edwinna Green at 904-733-7078, or email her at email@example.com. Registration will also be accepted on the first night of class on November 3.
Sunday, October 23 Temple will celebrate Simchat Torah. Join us and dance with the Torah.
Religious School is rescheduled to meet at 4:30 pm.
At 5:30 pm we will meet in the Wolfson Sanctuary where the dancing begins.
At approximately 6:30 pm there will be a potluck dinner following the service. Please bring a dish to share with 6-8 people. (No meat and airy in the same dish. No shellfish or pork products in any recipe.)
Monday, October 24 at 10:30 am there will be an Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service with Yizkor in the Sadowsky Chapel.
An Exploration of the Jewish Experience in America as Portrayed in Feature Films
November 5 at 7:00 pm Hester Street
This event will occur each month through June, 2017. The complete schedule is available here.
Every film is followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Shapiro. Refreshments will be served!
Friday Night Live October 21 7:00 pm Shabbat Service
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
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar.
Blessing of the Animals - Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am This will occur in the Sukkot Garden at the rear of Temple prior to Shabbat Services at 10:30 am. Please read the flyer to learn more bringing your pet (no exotic animals) and making making donations to First Coast No More Homeless Pets.
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.
Tuesday, November 1, 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 evening is Tuesday, December 6.
Wednesday, October 26 7:00 pm Russian Anti-Semitism Yesterday & Today with Dr. Brian Horowitz, Sizeler Family Chair Professor and Chair the the Jewish Studies Department at Tulane University. Thank you Dr. Larry and Kathy Kanter for generously bringing us this program. Please read more in the flyer.
Thursdays 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Jewish Meditation
Saturday, at 9:00 am Torah Study Come at 8:45 am and enjoy a bagel and coffee.
Sunday, October 23, at 9:00 am 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!
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
Temple Offices Closed
10.25.2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
10.25.2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shapiro
10.25.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Literature Group (Book Club)
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