Temple and the Jacksonville Jewish Center are joining to prepare, package and deliver Mitzvah Meals, bake cookies for First Responders, and prepare and serve holiday dinners. There are many ways you can help. A sign-up link will be available soon.
Prepare, package and deliver Mitzvah Meals to Aging True's Meals on Wheels recipients. Meal preparation begins at 8:00 am; packaging begins at 9:00 am; deliveries start at 12:00 pm.
Prepare and deliver cookies for First Responders. Bring home-baked goodies to Temple by 9:00 am on December 25; help package cookies starting at 9:00 am; deliver to Duval and St. Johns county Fire Stations and JSO stations starting at 11:00 am.
Prepare and serve Holiday Dinner at any of the following: I. M. Sulzbacher Center, Ronald McDonald House, Gabriel House of Care (Mayo Campus) or Five Star Veterans Center.
"Kvetching, Kvelling and Beyond: Charting the Future for Ahavath Chesed"
This workshop is now rescheduled for January 21 (from December 10). All members of the Congregation are encouraged to participate. It is the first in a series designed to help Temple members review the accomplishments and difficulties of the past and begin moving toward new goals--to focus on the future.
The program will begin with a special Shabbat morning service. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Babysitting and lunch will be provided for children with reservations.
In order help plan out the day, please RSVP for the event and babysitting by January 16. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Temple office (904-733-7078).
Introduction to Judaism - Still time to sign up
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.
Friday Night Live December 17, 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.
Saturday Night at the Movies December 10, 7:00 pm
"Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"
An Exploration of the Jewish Experience in America as Portrayed in Feature Films
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!
Trivia Night Saturday, December 17, 6:00 pm
Temple 20's and 30's Group
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar.
Hanukkah Shopping Days: December 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and December 18 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Temple.
Shop 'til you plotz! Come one, come all to Sisterhood's Hanukkah Shopping Days. Remember to shop early for the best selections. Our Judaica Shoppers have covered the globe looking for unique and beautiful items to delight even the most discriminating shoppers. Come by and select all of your holiday gift giving needs or call to make an appointment. View the flyer here.
Bakers Always Welcome! Sisterhood caters all types of events on behalf of Temple throughout the year.
"Jewish Composers from the Great American Songbook: It's All About the Music"
Sunday, January 22 from 4-6 pm at Temple.
Temple offers many opportunities for Adult Education. Click on the following section titles to learn more about content, dates and times.
Religion, Liturgy and Scripture (Introduction to Judaism, Wisdom, Ethics of the Fathers: Pirkei Avot, Torah Study)
Hebrew Classes (Read Hebrew America)
Programs and Special Events (Lunch and Learn, Saturday Night at the Movies, Jewish Literature Group, Jewish Meditation, Yoga)
"Conversos from 1391 to St. Augustine and Beyond" with Rabbi Merrill Shapiro. Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 pm. Read more on the flyer.
Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 pm Rosh Chodesh Join us for song, prayer and inspirational readings as we welcome the month of Cheshvan. This is open to all women Bat Mitzvah age and over. If you have a tambourine, bring it with you.
Social Action at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Bienniel Conference
"Consultation on Conscience 2017" April 30 - May 2, 2017
This is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's biennial social justice leadership conference. It is open to congregational delegations as well as individuals looking to building relationships and deepen their engagement in the fight for progressive change. Visit the website for the conference.
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
12.08.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Introduction to Judaism
12.09.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Erev Shabbat Service
12.10.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am
12.10.2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
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