Ongoing Monthly Classes & Programs

Talk Thursday

Bring your lunch on the 1st Thursday of every month as together with Rabbi Meyer we Talk Thursday. Current events, Jewish values, and lively conversation weave together as thoughts are honed and community is built, nourishing our souls while we feed our bodies. Check the bulletin or Temple website for locations. RSVP’s are helpful to coordinate room size but are not required:

Thursdays, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7; 12-1 pm

Movies* and Munchies

Join librarian Paula Altschul in a monthly exploration of Jewish films.

Monday, October 28: Sarah’s Key – rated PG-13, subtitled, 2011- with Kristin Scott Thomas, as an American journalist in Paris who discovers some little known French history during WWII. Based on the book that is available in our library.

Monday, November 25: The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler -rated PG, closed captioned, 2009- with Anna Pacquin & Marcia Gay Harden, docudrama about a social worker who saved lives in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Monday, January 27: The Women’s Balcony – subtitled, 2016. What happens when the balcony falls down in an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem? You will enjoy this comedy!

Monday, February 24: The Insult – rated R, subtitled, 2017. You won’t believe that an assumed insult led to the Supreme Court in Lebanon. This is a fascinating look at the complicated Middle East.

Monday, March 23: The Monuments Men – rated PG-13, closed captioned, 2014, with George Clooney & Matt Damon. A platoon is charged with finding art works stolen by the Nazis.

Monday, April 27: The Guilt Trip – rated PG-13, closed captioned, 2012, with Barbra Streisand & Seth Rogen. A mother and son take a road trip together. Lots of laughs!

All movies begin at 1 pm in the Community Room with delicious snacks, tea and decaf coffee available for free!

To RSVP: Contact the Temple Office at 412-279-7600.

*Movies are subject to change


Rosh Chodesh Gatherings

Rosh Chodesh (the celebration of the new month) is an inspiring monthly get-together for Temple Emanuel women of all ages with a focus on using Jewish teachings and traditions to improve our lives.  Each gathering will have a positive and encouraging environment, and women of all ages and levels of Jewish knowledge and experience are welcome.

This year’s Rosh Chodesh theme will be A YEAR OF JEWISH VALUES.  Each month we will explore a different Jewish value and discover how to integrate it into our lives in meaningful ways.

If you are interested in attending, hosting or facilitating a gathering this year, or if you have any questions or ideas, please contact Lisa Dvorin at 412-780-8319 or

Rosh Chodesh Chesvan: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Tevet: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Shevat: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Adar: Sunday, March 1, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Nisan: Sunday, March 29, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Iyyar: Sunday, April 26, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Sunday, May 31, 2020; 7-9 pm

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz: Sunday, June 28, 2020; 7-9 pm