Alas, we cannot meet in-person during this time of public health needs. But we can connect via Facebook, Livestream, and Zoom. Here are a list of upcoming programs, which we will update each week, until we can see each other face-to-face. We look forward to staying connected and would welcome you to invite family, friends, and colleagues to join us, as well.

In order to stay connected online, you may need to use new technology. Here’s how you can join Facebook, so that you can watch our East End Temple Facebook Live content. To join a Zoom event, simply click the “Zoom Meeting Link” for that event and follow the prompts to start video and audio (and if you need help, here’s a handy PDF).

We also invite you to volunteer your time and talents. You can click here to learn more about these opportunities. Since our community has been unable to hold Food for Families, we also invite you to donate to City Harvest and support those in immediate need of sustenance. Need employment assistance? Here’s the latest update from UJA-Federation’s Educational Alliance Career Assistance program.  

JANUARY

Wednesday, January 27 from 5:00-6:30pm: Tikkun Tu BiShvat (Study Sessions)
Join the clergy from the Jewish Center of the Hamptons and East End Temple for an evening of learning about Tu BiShvat and Jewish views on the environment. On the Jewish holiday that celebrates trees, explore different voices and views about our responsibility as stewards of the land.
5:00pm: Rabbi Josh Franklin
5:30pm: Cantor Shira Ginsburg
6:00pm: Rabbi Josh Stanton

Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00pm: Sisterhood Board Meeting (Sisterhood members only)
Discuss plans and meaningful topics for members of Sisterhood.
RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, January 28 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, January 28 at 8:00pm: Grateful Bingo with Sisterhood (Women Only)
Join EET women for a Sisterhood event of Zoom bingo, with a chance to catch up and win prizes. Help create our bingo game by sending 2-4 things you are grateful for. Please send your grateful ideas and reserve your seat to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, January 28 at 8:00pm: “Sing Unto God: Celebrating Debbie Friedman With an Evening of Song and Memory”
Join the annual gathering with HUC-JIR to remember and rejoice in the incredible canon of Jewish music that Debbie lovingly created. Click here to register.

Friday, January 29 at 1:30pm: Shabbat Baking — Chocolate Babka
Everyone is welcome to join for community and fun baking to welcome Shabbat! 
For Chocolate Babka recipe: click here (make sure eggs and butter are room temp before we begin)

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 944 1322 2772 
  • Passcode: 959345
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Friday, January 29 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Parashat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, January 29 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, January 29 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, January 30 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Saturday, January 30 at 5:30pm: Family Havdalah
Our first Family Havdalah! Great for families of all ages, we will learn the rituals we use to bid Shabbat farewell, and wish each other a shavuah tov — a good week. We ask that families register for this event in advance so that we can send you your very own havdalah candle and spices to use along with us. Mark your calendars and start your week off right with us!

Sunday, January 31 at 5:00pm: “The Essential Link” — In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day
71 minutes — Language: English / German / Hebrew with English subtitles. Followed by Q & A with the director, Yonatan Nir. 
Wilfrid Israel, the owner of Berlin’s largest department store and a member of one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish families at the time of Hitler’s rise to power, was one of the great saviors of Jews during the Holocaust. He helped save thousands of Jewish children through the Kindertransport operation and secured escape for hundreds of his employees and their family members from Nazi Germany. Filmmaker Yonatan Nir takes us on an adventure in search of the mysterious hero and the real reasons for his disappearance from history. The screening is open to all — register here. 

FEBRUARY

Monday, February 1 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30pm: First Tuesdays with Cantor Shira — “Deep Dive with Pablo Vergara and Daniel Meron: a Musical Journey
Join us for an evening of music and conversation as we trace the musical journeys and inspirations for the gorgeous piano stylings of Pablo Vergara and Daniel Meron.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 940 0702 5055
  • Passcode: 766761
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Wednesday, February 3 at 11:00am: Sisterhood Coffee Talk Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Thursday, February 4 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, February 4 at 8:00pm: “Humanizing Pandemic Parenting”
Join Brian Platzer and Abby Freireich for a conversation about challenges parents are facing today. They’ll also offer some advice and answer questions.
Abby Freireich and EET member Brian Platzer are education contributors at The Atlantic and have written frequently for the New York Times. They have appeared as experts on CNN, the CBC, and elsewhere. They both are classroom teachers, tutors, parents and recipients of master’s degrees. In addition, they are the co-founders and directors of Teachers Who Tutor, a highly regarded tutoring business in New York City. For more information on Abby and Brian’s teaching and tutoring practice, check out nycteacherswhotutor.com and for Brian’s novels, brianplatzer.com.

Friday, February 5 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, February 5 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, February 5 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, February 6 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, February 8 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (BELL)
Join us for a lunch time conversation with Rabbi Josh about ethical dilemmas in business and life and the ways in which Jewish tradition and ethics guide our choices.

Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00am: Culture Corner
Join us for an opportunity to talk with other congregants about cultural events. All ages and genders welcome.

Thursday, February 11 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, February 12 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, February 12 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, February 12 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, February 13 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, February 15 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, February 18 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, February 19 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, February 19 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, February 19 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, February 20 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, February 21 at 4:00pm: A Stitch in (Virtual) Time
Knitters and crocheters “spin some yarns” while they teach each other their craft, create items to donate to those in need, and share their works-in-progress. Yarn is available for those new to crafts.  Pre-registration is required.

Monday, February 22 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00pm: Scientists in Synagogues — Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Immunotherapy
We welcome rising stars and leading lights in mechanobiology, neurology, and immunotherapy to reflect on the intersection between science and Judaism in their lives, vocations, and worldviews. They will reflect on a combination of formative life’s experiences, research, and moments of connection between religion and science. Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, is Lloyd J. Old/Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair in Clinical Investigation; Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service; Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00pm: Sisterhood Nightcap Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Thursday, February 25 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, February 25 in the evening: Purim Celebration
More information coming soon!

Friday, February 26 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, February 26 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, February 26 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, February 27 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, February 28 at 11:00am: Rosh Chodesh Torah Discussion and Study (Women only)
Session 2 — Ruth Harvests with Boaz
Engaging study and discussion of the Book of Ruth, led by Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.  Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, February 28 from 2:00-4:00pm: Family Purim Experience
More information coming soon!

MARCH

Monday, March 1 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, March 1 at 6:30pm: Sh’ma Social Justice meeting
Link coming soon

Tuesday, March 2 at 5:00pm: Book Club
Discussing The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz

Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30pm: First Tuesdays with Cantor Shira — more information coming soon!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 940 0702 5055
  • Passcode: 766761
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Wednesday, March 3 at 11:00am: Sisterhood Coffee Talk Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00pm: Sisterhood Board Meetings (Sisterhood members only)
Meetings to discuss plans and meaningful topics for members of Sisterhood. RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, March 4 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, March 5 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, March 5 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, March 5 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, March 6 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, March 8 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, March 9 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (BELL)
Join us for a lunch time conversation with Rabbi Josh about ethical dilemmas in business and life and the ways in which Jewish tradition and ethics guide our choices.

Tuesday, March 9 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 3, session 1/3: “Jewish Approaches to Medicine” (also March 16 and 23)
From Maimonides to Jonas Salk, Jewish physicians have redefined excellence in care and pioneered new approaches to painful ailments. How does Jewish tradition approach medicine (and vice versa)? (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Wednesday, March 10 at 11:00am: Culture Corner
Join us for an opportunity to talk with other congregants about cultural events. All ages and genders welcome.

Thursday, March 11 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, March 12 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, March 12 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, March 12 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, March 13 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, March 15 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, March 16 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 3, session 2/3: “Jewish Approaches to Medicine” (also March 23)
From Maimonides to Jonas Salk, Jewish physicians have redefined excellence in care and pioneered new approaches to painful ailments. How does Jewish tradition approach medicine (and vice versa)? (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Wednesday, March 17 at 8:30pm: Sisterhood Nightcap Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Thursday, March 18 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, March 19 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, March 19 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, March 19 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, March 20 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, March 21 at 11:00am: Rosh Chodesh Torah Discussion and Study (Women only)
Session 3 — Ruth Pursues Boaz
Engaging study and discussion of the Book of Ruth, led by Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.  Pre-registration is required.

Monday, March 22 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, March 23 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 3, session 3/3: “Jewish Approaches to Medicine”
From Maimonides to Jonas Salk, Jewish physicians have redefined excellence in care and pioneered new approaches to painful ailments. How does Jewish tradition approach medicine (and vice versa)? (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Thursday, March 25 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, March 26 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, March 26 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, March 26 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, March 27 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, March 29 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Dear East End Temple Family,

This is a moment in which we need to fully live out our values, in this case to protect each other and society more broadly from the spread of COVID-19. We acknowledge that some other institutions will remain open, but we feel a social duty to engage in “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of the virus. Following the advice of public health officials, we closed our building for all programs, including Religious School and Shabbat services on Friday March 13th. The office remains operational, but staff will work from home, and hourly staff will receive paid time off. We also conducted a thorough, proactive cleaning of our building on Monday, March 16.  

At the same time, we need to be even more present for each other. Each household can expect to hear from our clergy in the coming week. We also invite you to call and email your friends from the community, so that they can feel the warmth of relationship.

Beyond this, our community is opening a number of opportunities to connect remotely:

  • Tot Shabbat will take place via Facebook Live at 5:45 pm on Friday.
  • Shabbat services will take place via Facebook Live at 6:15 pm on Friday. We suggest that you use Facebook Live, so that you can share kind comments during the service itself and have an even more interactive prayer experience. You can even use a digital version of our siddur, Mishkan T’filah, by clicking here to download a Flipbook version, or purchase one for your e-reader or Kindle. You can click here for our East End Temple Songbook. We will all need the warmth of prayer and Torah.
  • We will be hosting programs nearly every single day, so that you can feel a sense of community, even from home. Please click here to see the latest offerings on our “East End Temple Everywhere” page.
  • If there are additional ways that we can be present for you during this difficult time, please reach out to us. We will try to remain particularly available during regular business hours.

You can expect to hear from us often, as we receive updates from civic leaders and public health officials. We pray for health, healing, and hope. We will do our very best to meet the needs of our beloved community, understanding that developments are ongoing. Thank you for your kindness, patience, and love.

With blessings,

Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg

co-Presidents Rebecca Shore and Derek Dorn

Dear Fellow Congregants:

At East End Temple we have a lot to be grateful for – and we are making plans to launch the EET Legacy Circle in the new year. It is thanks to the foresight and generosity of those who came before us that EET has entered its eighth decade with strength and vibrancy. We are grateful to them for establishing a spiritual home that cultivates relevant Jewish life through connected community. Now it is our turn to make certain our tradition continues for generations and that EET continues to be a beacon for downtown Jewish life.

The EET Legacy Circle will bring together members like you and us, who are eager to help ensure our Jewish community’s future for generations to come by naming East End Temple as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Planned gifts of all sizes can play a significant role in sustaining our Temple. If you have already included EET in your estate plans, as we each have, please email Judith or simply send this form back to the Temple office.

And if you are thinking about including EET in your estate plans, we would love to talk further with you. Please feel free to contact either of us or Rabbi Josh Stanton (JStanton@eastendtemple.org) for a confidential discussion. We are truly grateful for your consideration.

From time to time, the EET Legacy Circle will be holding informal events for its members and those who may be interested in joining. Our plan is to educate and inspire, and to acknowledge our fellow members who have included East End Temple in their long-range plans. We hope to see you at these events.

L’Dor V’Dor, From Generation to Generation

L’shalom,

Derek Dorn, Co-President and Co-Chair, East End Temple Legacy Circle

Judith Sussman
Co-Chair, East End Temple Legacy Circle

Contact information for our co-Chairs is at the bottom of this letter.

DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Have gently used or new medical supplies to donate? EET is a drop off location for the AFYA Foundation! Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00 pm.

AFYA collects and delivers critically needed medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crisis worldwide. Click Here to learn more about the AFYA foundation and to view the supplies that they accept.