Temple Emanu-El - On the Rhode, On-Line, and In the Building

Temple Emanu-El - Kol HaShabbat

June 20, 2024 | 14 Sivan, 5784


Friday, June 21

6:00 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Leaders: Cantor Colman Reaboi and Cantor Mayer


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

8:06PM: Candle Lighting

Saturday, June 22

8:00 AM: Early Service - Parashat B'ha-alot'kha

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Leaders: Murray Gereboff and Niecie Weiner

Torah Readers: Niecie Weiner and Murray Gereboff


Meeting ID: 634 360 0434 | Password: 818674 | Phone: 929.436.2866

9:30 AM: Sanctuary Service

In person - Main Sanctuary

Service Leaders: Rabbi Fel and Cantor Mayer

P'sukei: Arnie Moses

10:15 AM - Torah Service

Torah Leader: Sarah Oelbaum

Torah Readers: Amy Olson, Ella Wilson, Karen Drucker-Stern

Haftarah: Ronne Chalek

11:15 AM - Teaching by Rabbi Fel

11:30 AM - Musaf

Leader - Joanna Brown



Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

11:15 AM: Tot Shabbat

In person - Sisterhood Lounge

12:00 PM: Kiddush Lunch - Outdoor seating available!

In person - Alperin Meeting House Foyer

1:15 PM: Shabbat Minhah

In person - Fishbein Chapel

Torah Reader: Steve Blazer


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

9:06 PM - Havdalah

9:20 PM - Zoom Havdalah


Meeting ID: 405 452 0081 | Password: 99Taft | Phone: 929.436.2866

Thank you to Deborah and Glen Rosenfeld for their generous donation to the Kiddush fund in honor of Marilyn and Larry Katz's anniversary

Thank you to Ronne Chalek for her generous donation to the Kiddush fund

[logo] Thanks for Kiddush Lunch!

If you'd like to contribute to Shabbat Kiddush lunch, CLICK HERE or contact Paul Stouber pstouber@teprov.org or call

(401) 331-1616. THANK YOU!!!

Do you have a lifecycle event you want to announce to the congregation? Click here to let us know!

For instructions on touchless zooming on Shabbat Click HERE

Please let us know if you or someone you know is sick. To email the clergy Click here or call the Temple office: (401) 331-1616

Regular Business Office Hours:



Tuesday - Thursday:

* 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


* 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REMINDER: Only the Main Sanctuary entrance will be open on Shabbat and Yom Tov mornings. You may still enter through our Taft Avenue door with your Temple access card. Call the Temple office for more information: 401-331-1616

A Note on Security

In response to the growing need for enhanced security, we have implemented a comprehensive security plan that includes restricted entry points, the installation of state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, and regular private security details on Shabbat and Yom Tov. For the coming weeks, we have engaged members of the Providence Police Department to provide security details and area patrols on Shabbat, for special events, and when our religious school is in session. 

These efforts reflect Temple Emanu-El's unwavering commitment to providing a secure and welcoming environment for all who worship within its walls, ensuring that faith and community can thrive without fear.


Office Help: Ellen Shaw


RIFC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC - Weds, June 26th @ 7:30 PM

RIFC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Times: 7:30 PM

Location: Beirne Stadium, Bryant University

Please join Temple Emanu-El, Temple Beth-El, and Congregation Beth Sholom on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as Rhode Island FC takes on El Paso Locomotive FC! Tickets start at $13.

Discount Details:

North Bleacher tickets

$13.00 (28% savings from regular prices)

Purchase Tickets Now!
Family First Shabbat in the Park - Summit Avenue Playground

Family First Shabbat in the Park

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

Times: 5:00 PM

Location: 9th & Summit Ave, Providence



During times of turmoil, it's crucial to come together as a community so that we can offer support, comfort, and share resources with each other. To that end, we would like to offer the following avenues of empowerment:

1. Join Us for Services - When faced with challenges, we gather as a community for prayer and to reaffirm our values and hopes for the future. Please consider joining us in in person or on Zoom for daily minyan or Shabbat services. It feels less lonely when we join our thoughts and prayers with others around the world and with those who came before us. 

2. Get Educated - Knowledge is a powerful tool in combating ignorance and prejudice. We highly recommend listening to the Unpacking Israeli History Podcast, an enlightening resource that delves into the complexities of Israeli history and provides valuable insights into current events. The Promised Podcast is also an incredible podcast by three folks who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. Listening to these podcasts can give you the language to help express what you’ve often thought is too hard to put into words.

3. Make an Appointment with Temple Emanu-El's Clergy - We are here to offer counsel, support, and a listening ear to anyone in need. Whether you have concerns, questions, or simply wish to talk, we are available to provide guidance and comfort during these challenging times. In particular, if you have children in school or are in the college-search process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Finally, we can help connect you with other organizations whose primary mission is to advocate for Israel and/or other specific Jewish causes.


by Victor Olefson

Family Declassified: Uncovering My Grandfather's Journey from Spy to Children's Book Author

Family Declassified: Uncovering My Grandfather's Journey from Spy to Children's Book Author

by Kathern Fennelly

The author uncovers the secrets of her grandfather, Francis Kalney, best known as author of Newbery award-winning children's book, 'Wild Pony of the Pampa'.

She discovered his work for the OSS, precursor to the CIA, his work as a spy and decoder, his hidden Jewish identity, and the murder of his sister and cousin by Hungarian Nazis. A good read for those interested in hidden lives and family sagas.

Jewish Blues, A History of a Color in Judaism

Jewish Blues A History of a Color in

by Gadi Sagiv

This is a fascinating scholarly exploration of the significance of the color blue in Jewish history and religious practice. The author is focused on the concept of techeiles, a blue-dyed wool mentioned in various biblical context, such as the commandment of tzitzis. A worthwhile read for the scholarly study of the symbolic power of the color blue.

Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust

Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust 

by Ari Joskowicz

A serious work of historical scholarship of the genocide of Roma and Jews during WWII, and the tangled quest for historical justice for the largely ignored plight of the Roma after the War. This well-written work delves into the complex relationship of the Romani and Jews, including contemporary issues of antiracism and Zionism. Worth the time to explore this poorly understood aspect of our history.


Baking For A Cause

Cookies, brownies or bars are needed that will be added as dessert to over 200 bagged lunches given out weekly by either McAuley House or Help the Homeless, RI.  

Please make a double batch of your favorite cookie/brownie or bar. Put a generous portion (2-3 cookies depending on the size) into a snack or sandwich sized bag and deliver them to either Paula Goldberg 47 Paine Ave. Cranston, RI or Barbara Dwares 46 Balsam Court Cranston RI. Call Paula 941-2042 or Barbara 474-8276 with any questions.

Temple Emanu-El

Blood Drive

Make an appointment to donate blood!

How? Go to www.ribc.org or call (401) 453-8383 to make an appointment at one of six Donor Centers throughout RI. At the time of your donation, please tell them that you are donating on behalf of Temple Emanu-El Group # 0013

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Israel Emergency Fund

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island stands with Israel and has opened this emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance and relief to victims of terror and war.

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