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THREE WEDDINGS AND A STATEMENT

Published on Nov 20, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 11 am at Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Ain and other prominent rabbis representing Judaism’s different movements will join in matrimony three Israeli couples who are deprived of the right to marry at home because they are either gay, not considered Jews according to Israel’s chief rabbinate, or because they reject the rabbinate’s rigid Read More

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SPS BoCo (BOOMER’S COMMUNITY) JEWS ON THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL

Published on Nov 13, 2017

SPS BoCo (BOOMER’S COMMUNITY) JEWS ON THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm Mark your calendar for BOCO ‘s tour of the exhibit “Jews on the Chocolate Trail” at Temple Emanu-el. From a tin of Barton’s almond kisses to Seinfeld’s babka….learn the history of Jewish trade, manufacture and consumption of chocolate! Join us for Read More

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Upcoming Young Professional Programs

Published on Nov 5, 2017

Giving Season: Sha-bappy Hour Friday, December 8 following SPS Shabbat services We encourage you to join us whenever you can at Friday night services but especially on December 8. Following services, there’ll be a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a special Holiday season program. As this is a Social Action-based evening, we Read More

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November/December 2017 Bulletin

Published on Nov 3, 2017

November/December 2017  Bulletin

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KRISTALLNACHT OBSERVANCE & SHABBAT DINNER

Published on Nov 3, 2017

Friday, NOVEMBER 10, Kabbalat Shabbat Service begins 6:15 pm, Dinner follows Special Guest: BARBARA WIND, Director of Jewish Federation of Metro West NJ, founder of the Global Association of Genocide & Holocaust Educators; co-founder of Generations of the Shoah International Kristallnacht to Charlottesville: 1938 Again? Barbara Wind is an expert on contemporary antisemitism in our Read More

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MEET THE AUTHOR COCKTAIL PARTY

Published on Oct 26, 2017

NOW OPEN TO THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION In Chutzpah and High Heels, Jessica Fishman gave up the calmness of the Midwest to move to a land full of idiosyncrasies, terrorists, and beautiful, olive-skinned men in the Middle East. With wit, sarcasm, and self-deprecating humor, Jessica takes us on a journey through her embarrassing and difficult moments and gives a Read More

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2017-2018 Program Guide

Published on Oct 11, 2017

Check out all our great programs for the upcoming year!

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LEFT vs RIGHT: THE BATTLE FOR ISRAEL’S SOUL

Published on Oct 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 24 at 8 pm How is the turmoil in President Trump-era Washington affecting Israel — and what’s the role of American Jews? How should American Jews navigate a political landscape that’s polarized between a right that could threaten our Jewish values & a left that’s increasingly anti-Israel? Jonathan S. Tobin, opinion editor of Read More

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Community Learning: Adult Education Opportunities

Published on Oct 2, 2017

AFTER THE IMMERSION A course for individuals and couples who have gone through the conversion process. We will look at prayers that are said as part of the Shabbat services to give further insight and inspiration to those on their Jewish journey. Conversations about how to make Jewish ritual & Jewish living accessible now that Read More

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Sutton Place Synagogue Southern Civil Rights Journey “For We Were Once Strangers In A Strange Land”

Published on Sep 1, 2017

February 4-6, 2018 Join Rabbi Ain and members of the SPS community as we look at a period of Jewish and American History where the Jewish community was involved in the struggle for civil rights and how issues from those days remain relevant today. HIGHLIGHTS: Tour of The King Center, Dr. King’s tomb and Ebenezer Read More