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.

Friday Shabbat Services

Update: February 17, 2022

We have returned to in-person Shabbat Services in our Sanctuary with limited capacity. To prevent crowding, RSVPs are required. Please fill out the form linked below.

Masks are required for all attendees, and those age 5 and up must be vaccinated.

SHABBAT RSVP FORM

Friday Shabbat Services are also being livestreamed on the Temple’s Facebook page.  After the service, video will be uploaded to the Spiritually Speaking YouTube channel.

High Holy Day Services 2021

This year’s services were once again primarily online. Select recordings can be found on the Spiritually Speaking YouTube channel.

 

Recent and Upcoming Events

Hanukkah Highlights

Watch our video to see Highlights of Hanukkah 2021!

Interfaith Thanksgiving Services

Rabbi Abramson joined with other local clergy for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service in both Billerica and Burlington.

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Rabbi Abramson joined with Bedford Interfaith Clergy to commemorate Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – which heralded the beginning of the Holocaust in 1938.

Special Event – Jill Kornetsky’s Escape From Afghanistan

Learn about Jill Kornetsky’s amazing escape from Afghanistan four days before the US pulled out of the country, and her plans to make an impact in the lives of Afghani women. An interview by Rabbi Susan Abramson, Temple Shalom Emeth, Burlington, MA. Neesha Suarez, Director of Constituent Services for Cong. Seth Moulton, will detail her efforts which helped Jill and her Afghani assistant leave Kabul.
Recording available on YouTube

 

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

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice jemerman May 24, 2022

As a young woman, I am frightened by the recent draft Supreme Court opinion that overturns Roe v. Wade. This opinion would abolish 50 years of court precedent that protects our fundamental right to privacy. I am shaken that my ability to make private medical decisions could soon be policed by people who will never experience the circumstances surrounding those decisions.

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women jemerman May 18, 2022

In this season, time is immutable. It can be questioned, but not changed. Family can be understood, but not altered. The self, in this case, the result of intergenerational trauma, must be accepted. In Russian Doll, the only way to see the good in the world is to stop looking back, to stop journeying inward, and to the wake up in the present.

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson jemerman May 4, 2022

Amy Albertson (she/her), 30, is a Chinese Jewish advocate and online educator living in Northern California. She works as a social media consultant for Jewish organizations.

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate jemerman April 28, 2022

On June 3, 1972, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the first woman rabbi in North America. To celebrate this milestone in Jewish and American history, HUC's Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York partnered with The Braid's Story Archive of Women Rabbis in Los Angeles to create the exhibition "Holy Sparks," presenting 24 ground-breaking women rabbis who were "firsts" in their time.