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SB 8 | Sermon by Rabbi David Stern Friday, October 22, 2021

SB 8 | Sermon by Rabbi David Stern Friday, October 22, 2021

Rabbi David Stern shared this powerful sermon on Friday, October 22 speaking to SB8 and the new laws affecting Texas women. This message, rooted in Jewish traditions and values, contains strong calls to action to our community and reminders of how Jewish law and the Torah must shape our views and... Read more »

Volunteer with VNA Meals on Wheels

Volunteer with VNA Meals on Wheels

VNA Meals on Wheels has a dire need for volunteers to participate in their meal delivery service. Prior to Covid-19, 7.4 million seniors had an income level below the poverty line, with 9.7 million threatened by food instability. Every 1 in 4 seniors live alone, with many having difficulty with... Read more »

Learn About Our New CHAI-TE Book Club

Learn About Our New CHAI-TE Book Club

Temple Emanu-El is excited to welcome residents of CHAI (Community Homes for Adults, Inc.) to a book club for people with IDD (Intellectual Developmental Disabilities). This book club is a popular bi-weekly event for the residents engaging people in our Jewish community with IDD. Each meeting... Read more »

Why We March

Why We March

Temple members had the privilege of joining NCJW in their march, The National Rally for Abortion Justice on October 2nd at the Main Street Gardens. Several Temple members and clergy were there to show their opposition of SB8, a law that bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected. One Temple... Read more »

2021 Rabbi Levi A. Olan Lecture Series Presents Rev. Jennifer Butler

2021 Rabbi Levi A. Olan Lecture Series Presents Rev. Jennifer Butler

We are honored to have welcomed Rev. Jennifer Butler as our guest during the Rabbi Levi A. Olan lecture series event on October 12. This lecture and round-table discussion explored the misuse of the Bible for oppression and political gain, both in... Read more »

Using Your “Extra Life” to Advocate for Others

Using Your “Extra Life” to Advocate for Others

As the melodies and messages of the High Holy Days ring powerfully in our minds and hearts, we look ahead to the ways we can affirm the central truths of this season. On Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi David Stern said, “The truth is, as Americans living in the 21st century, we’ve been given... Read more »

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Beauty of the Ofrenda, the Wisdom of the Kaddish Written by Anjelica Ruiz When I came out of the mikvah over seven years ago, I joked to someone that I was now a “super-minority,” Hispanic-Filipino Jewish woman. As naïve as it seems, at the time I didn’t think about how... Read more »