Mishloach Manot

Tuesday, February 14

The joyful holiday of Purim provides a golden opportunity to both awaken and engage our entire community. Since 2000, Temple Emmanuel has combined this all-important Purim mitzvah of Mishloach Manot with a fun and successful fundraising drive, and this year is no different. There will be goodie baskets at the Temple for every local member of Temple Emmanuel.

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Temple Emmanuel’s Game Night

Tuesday, February 14

Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 pm (snow date Feb. 26th)

A social evening for Temple members and their friends over 21
Kosher hotdog dinner with all the fixings, munchies,
Beverages Sodas, Beer and Wine

Games for the grownups:

  • Mahjong, Western Style
  • Scrabble
  • Trivia Pursuit
  • Mexican Train Dominos
  • Penny a pot poker
  • and more....

Bring a favorite game!

Temple donation $18 per person or $35 a couple. Pay at the door.

Please RSVP by Feb. 20th to ensure plenty of food.
Marcha Alter 781-245-1559 mlouisea@gmail.com
Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut St. Wakefield, MA 01880

Shabbat Across America & Shabbat Shira

Friday, January 20

With Rabbi Greg Hersh
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In March tens of thousands of Jews across America and Canada will come together to eat, drink, relax, enjoy, and celebrate at the 21 st Annual Shabbat Across America. Hundreds of Synagogues across the continent will take part in this wonderful historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews. SHABBAT! Everyone is invited: singles, couples, families.

Dinner at 6:30 PM in Weizmann Hall
Shabbat Shira Service following dinner at approximately 7:30 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat

RSVP by Feb 25, 2017
781-245-1559 or mlouisea@gmail.com
There is NO Charge for Dinner Please Join Us
Temple Emmanuel 120 Chestnut Street, Wakefield

Chairlift to the second floor available



Who We Are

Saturday, June 18

Who We Are

Temple Emmanuel is an open and welcoming Jewish community in Wakefield Massachusetts.  We offer a contemporary approach to Judaism while maintaining a respect for traditional Jewish values.  We invite all to participate in our active schedule of religious services, educational and cultural events.

In 2013, Temple Emmanuel affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.  We are dedicated to creating a caring and inclusive community, and to enhancing Jewish life through learning and communal activities.  In doing so we hope to pass on our values and traditions to future generations of Jews.

At Temple Emmanuel our doors are open to all Jews regardless of marital status, race, national origin, gender, economic condition, disability or sexual orientation.

Join us for Shabbat services the 2nd and 4th Friday evening of the month at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning services on the first and third Saturdays of every month.  The first Friday of each month features Shabbat Shira, a warm, intimate, joyful, and spiritual Shabbat Service that allows for complete participation.

Welcome Rabbi Greg Hersh!

Tuesday, December 20   |  Tags: rabbi, rabbi greg hersh

Rabbi GregGregory Hersh, who graduated the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College this June, will serve as Rabbi of Temple Emmanuel beginning August 1, 2016. Those of us who have met him, find Greg an energetic, sincere and creative person who we feel will bring dynamic leadership to Temple Emmanuel. He will be looking to make connections in the Boston and greater Boston area with other Jewish organizations. Greg is aware of our strong ties to the local community and was very happy to learn of our connection to the Interfaith Clergy Association of Wakefield.

Here is a short biography:

Greg grew up in Connecticut and earned his BA in Philosophy and Religion at George Washington University. After college, setting out to further bridge the gaps between Eastern and Western thought, Greg traveled to Southeast Asia where he taught English, lived in a Buddhist monastery, and explored other Eastern philosophies. The following year was spent in Jerusalem before applying to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he is now in his final year of studies. Since starting at RRC in 2010, Greg participated in Tom Brown's Tracker School which gave him a deeper  understanding of Native American philosophy and an intractable love of the wilderness. Integrating his passions for Judaism and nature, Greg was certified by TorahTrek as a Jewish Wilderness Guide in 2013.  As the student interim rabbi at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Springs Harbor in New York, Greg brought all his passions to his work as he pushed each individual to grow into the best version of themselves.  As a Rabbi, Greg will be able to combine his many interests such as music, teaching, and history to his work.

Wakefield Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 25

Rabbi Greg Hersh with Rabbis Shmaya and Yossi at first night Chanukah lighting at the Wakefield Commons