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A Cause Worth Celebrating

A Cause Worth Celebrating

Late last week, Temple member Leah Beth Kolni gathered with family to celebrate her grandson’s first birthday. The group had fun assembling an impressive 50 “Bye Bye” bags for Vogel Alcove and will deliver them to Temple this Thursday. You can help by participating in our Summer... Read more »

My LGBTQ Hero: A Spark at Stonewall

My LGBTQ Hero: A Spark at Stonewall

In celebration of Gay Pride month, Temple asked a few of our congregants and community leaders to share with us their LGBTQ hero. Here’s what Danielle R. Ezor had to say: My queer hero is Stormé DeLarverie, most well known for her role in the Stonewall rebellion in New York City,... Read more »

Drive Thru and Drop Off at Temple

Drive Thru and Drop Off at Temple

“Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.” - Pirkei Avot 1:2 Please join us July 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m., for our Summer Hunger Relief event at Temple Emanu-El! Click here for more information. THOUGHTFUL GIVING You’ve been asked to participate in a food drive for... Read more »

Baking Challah with Pride

Baking Challah with Pride

By Eli Cohn-Wein When Temple reached out to ask me to bake rainbow challot for our Pride Shabbat last year, I admit I felt some trepidation. As a bisexual cis-gender man in a long-term committed hetero relationship, I often feel anxious about expressions of my personal queerness feeling... Read more »

My Learning to Cope in Uncertain Times

My Learning to Cope in Uncertain Times

by Phyllis Stoup, TE Member As we continue to navigate uncertain times wading through the Coronavirus pandemic, it becomes evident to most of us, that we are going to have to discover our own potential to cope with the different kinds of stress life hands us. At the same time, we want to continue... Read more »

Help Us Honor Juneteenth

Help Us Honor Juneteenth

This Friday, June 19, marks 155 years since the slaves of Galveston, Texas received word of the Emancipation Proclamation. While their freedom was declared, the celebration on that day and still today is a reminder of how much more work there is to do. For years, Juneteenth has been marked as a... Read more »

Read Up on Pride

Read Up on Pride

June is Pride Month and we will be celebrating Pride Shabbat tonight, making it the perfect time to explore books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as learning how to be an effective ally. These books are the perfect jumping off point. Mentsh: On Being Queer... Read more »

Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

In celebration of Gay Pride month, Temple asked a few of our members and community leaders to share with us their LGBTQ heroes. Here’s what Hattie Wariner had to say: My icon is Ilene Chaiken, creator of the popular Showtime series, The L Word. She created one of the first shows that... Read more »