Temple Shalom Emeth: A Welcoming Reform Jewish Community in Burlington Massachusetts

We are a vibrant and welcoming Reform Jewish congregation. We provide a rich spectrum of opportunities for our members to express their Judaism through worship, education, music, community service, and social events.

Recent and Upcoming Holidays

Virtual Services for 2020-2021

Passover Seder Plans – March 27 & 28, 2021

Once again this year we will be holding a community Second Seder virtually (March 28, at 5:30pm), including a Zoom candle lighting and blessings over the first cup of wine, followed by a recorded service via YouTube.  Details and a link to the service will be provided via email our weekly announcements.

 

For a flavor of how much fun this Second Seder will be, here is just a short preview of some of the songs:

 

 

For those interested in joining one of our members over Zoom for the first Seder on March 27, please fill out the contact us form and we will follow up to arrange a match.

 

You can find an electronic copy of our Haggadah here.

 

Purim Services – February, 2021

Last year the Purim service was our last in person gathering before the lockdown, and now a year later please join us for the “Viral Purim Shpiel Service”, complete with animated hamantashan, a COVID-themed telling of the Purim story, new musical renditions of your favorite prayers, and so much more…

 

View the video on YouTube by clicking on the play button in the image to the right:

 

Friday Shabbat Services

Friday Shabbat Services are also being conducted virtually.  You may view the most recent services by clicking on the links on this page, or you may also check out past services from our Shabbat Services page.

High Holidays 2020 – Virtual Services

For more information or to get access to the archive of the services, please see our High Holy Days worship schedule.

 

Rabbi Rocketpower

RabbiRocketPowerDid you know that our rabbi is the author of the Rabbi Rocketpower series of children’s Jewish holidays books?

She is the first-ever female rabbi superhero.

Oy vay! Up, up and away!

Visit the Official Rabbi Rocketpower website

Check Out Our Music Video: SHALOM!

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family

A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family kbkaput April 13, 2021

Sometimes the acting ends in joy and other times the results are devastating. Ultimately, the writers and actors draw us into their stories so that we cannot deny that art can elicit understanding, peace, and even deep love.

7 Movie Stars Who Have Played Israeli Prime Ministers

7 Movie Stars Who Have Played Israeli Prime Ministers kbkaput April 12, 2021

Just a month after it was announced that the Israeli star Shira Haas would portray Meir in a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter revealed this week that Oscar winner Helen Mirren would portray Israel’s only female prime minister in an upcoming biopic.

The Eichmann Trial 60 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

The Eichmann Trial 60 Years Later: What Have We Learned? kbkaput April 9, 2021

April 11, 2021, marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of Adolf Eichmann’s trial, which coincided with the young Jewish state’s bat/bar mitzvah year of independence. These two events represent a microcosm of modern Jewish history.

On Yom HaShoah, Hear the Message of the Saved Remnant

On Yom HaShoah, Hear the Message of the Saved Remnant kbkaput April 7, 2021

My mother’s answer to hate is love. When I asked her what she wishes for herself and for the world, she said, “For myself good health, so I can be good to others. For the world, peace not war. No bad person wins in the end. What did Hitler achieve?”