"Kvetching, Kvelling and Beyond: Charting the Future for Ahavath Chesed"
This first of three workshops 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. It will become the basis for two successive workshops: April 8 and May 21.
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 email@example.com or telephone the Temple office (904-733-7078).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat services - January 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The Praise Team from the Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary Church, the Temple Chorale and the Friday Night Live Band will participate in this service.
Adult Tikkun Olam Civil Rights Journey - February 16 - 19, 2017
This is a trip of a lifetime. We are limited to the first 20 people that commit with a deposit or full payment. Don’t wait and miss your chance to step back in history and discover the path to civil rights freedom. The trip will include stops in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as three spiritual nights. It includes private transportation. The application is available here.
Tour Highlights: Tour the Rosa Parks Museum and Southern Poverty Law Center; visit Selma and tour The Edmund Pettus Bridge. Meet Joanne Bland, who participated in the march on Bloody Sunday; visit Birmingham and tour the Civil Rights Institute; attend Sunday Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church; visit the AIDS Quilt; tour the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violence.
Sunday, January 22 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Temple.
Religious School returns from winter break, Sunday January 8
Friday Night Live date change, 7:00 pm Shabbat Service
There will be no Friday Night Live Band on January 20, 2017. The band will participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Shabbat Service on January 13.
Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band at Erev Shabbat services. 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 January 14, 7:00 pm
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!
Temple 20's and 30's Group
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar.
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.
Bakers Always Welcome! Sisterhood caters all types of events on behalf of Temple throughout the year.
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)
Lunch with Goldie, January 17 at Athens Cafe. Learn about her "Trip to Cuba"
Jews in the Hinterlands February 7 at 7 pm
Presented by Shari Rabin, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston. Assistant Professor Rabin, a scholar of American Judaism, is interested in the intersec on between Judaism and everyday life, particularly in the 19th century.
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
01.17.2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
01.17.2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch with Goldie (Cuba Trip)
01.17.2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Board Meeting
01.18.2017 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Cohen
Members of Temple and The Sanctuary@Mt. Calvary Church join to provide food and clothing to local residents.
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