Join a Virtual Lounge with Temple Jeremiah!

Lo Tov L’Adam L’hiyot L’vado – It is not good for humans to be alone

While we are all practicing social distancing we also want to create opportunities for virtual connection. Temple Jeremiah is launching Virtual Lounges as opportunities for small groups of congregants to get together over Zoom. We are excited to “see” many of you and check in. We’ll share family activities that have worked well, recipes, stories, and just chat. We will have different Lounges based on interests. Want to have a virtual Wine Club? Connect with fellow preschool moms? Share your favorite walking trail? We can build a Virtual Lounge around all that and more! If you are interested in participating or co-hosting a Virtual Lounge please contact Dina. We’ll work around your schedule.

Calling all 0 – 5 yr-olds for Zoom into Shabbat!

Do you miss singing and dancing with all of our young Jeremiah buddies? We sure do! Let’s have fun together this summer through Zoom! We will spin, sing, and shake while getting ready to bring in Shabbat. Get ready to sing our favorite songs with Mara, read stories, and meet some new friends.

We will meet from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for six weeks starting on July 10th (but skipping July 24th). $36 covers the program cost. This program is geared toward children 0-5 and their caretakers, and open to non-members of Temple Jeremiah. Please include your child’s name and age in the Notes below.

We can’t wait to Zoom & sing together! Questions? Contact Dina Bauwens.

Parents of Kindergartners – Second Graders

Inviting all parents of Kindergartners through Second Graders, we would love to organize a fun, interactive Zoom session for you! If you’re interested please contact Dina.

Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers

Inviting all parents with little ones, throw your hair in a bun, grab a glass of something, and join Dina for an hour-long conversation about surviving the pandemic with a baby, toddler, or pre-schooler. We will have Zoom sessions Tuesday evenings in June at 8:00 p.m. with a different topic every week, join whenever you can! Please contact Dina if you’re interested in participating or have any questions.

Coming Conversations:
June 9, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
See the calendar event here.

June 16th was cancelled but we’ll send out a fun blog with the information soon!

June 23, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
See the calendar event here.

iEngage

Exploring the issues raised in the iEngage Course and our personal connection to the State of Israel while thinking deeply about the relationship between North American Jewry and Israelis. Rabbi Cohen will lead the conversation Mondays in June at 4:00 p.m. Contact Phyllis if you have questions.

Wine & Bourbon Tasting with Randy Bauwens

Join us for a few virtual tastings! Randy Bauwens has 20 years of food and wine experience at private clubs and restaurants, but you don’t have to bring any wine or whiskey knowledge to attend!

Three sessions are currently being planned. First, a white wine tasting where we will compare and contrast a Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay. Followed by a red wine tasting with Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. And then a Bourbon tasting!

All wines will be widely available and priced well. Randy will discuss the main differences in varietals, we’ll offer food pairing suggestions, and have fun delving into the unique flavors the wines are known for.

Dates & times coming soon! Let Dina know if you would like to participate!

Sisterhood Book Club

Join Sisterhood’s Book Club!

June’s book is “A Door in the Earth” by Amy Waldman
We will meet on Thursday, June 11th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

July’s book is “The Liar” by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
We will meet on Thursday, July 9th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Our Families

Please join Temple Jeremiah’s Mental Health Initiative and JCFS as we co-sponsor a chat for parents at home with their families during this quarantine. Join us every other Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. to take a break and join other parents on Zoom to chat, catch up, and maybe share stressors. Occasionally a JCFS counselor will hop on for a few minutes to share tips and tricks for ourselves and for our communications with our children. Contact Dina if you have any questions.

Meditation with Judy Craven

Inviting everyone to join in for Temple Jeremiah’s Guided Meditation. No meditation experience necessary, all welcome!

Learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to manage the ups and downs of life with more equanimity by noticing and quieting the constant chatter of the mind. With meditation we train in a new habit of paying attention to this moment with presence and compassion. Judy will talk about meditation and mindfulness as well and lead short practices that can be done any time and anywhere to create balance and improve the quality of life.

This event will take place every other Tuesday on Zoom at 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Upcoming Dates: June 16th and 30th, July 14th

Revisiting High School Classics, with Ruth Adler

Our own Ruth Adler is excited to lead a Virtual Lounge book discussion where we will revisit classics from our high school days. After all, the wisdom in these books is wasted on the young! We will discuss each book for one week in two separate sessions. Rabbi Cohen will join us to explore the Jewish themes in each book.

Next up: Frankenstein
Dates: July 15th & 22nd

Small Business Owners

In this lounge, you can join ongoing Zoom calls and long-term networking.

We invite all Small Business Owners to fill out this quick form to join, and to tell us more about your business and how we can help.

We promote all small business who fill out the form here.

Recipe Share & Cooking Tips

So many of us are cooking (and baking) now more than ever. Let’s share the recipes that have worked well for your family and chat about our kitchen accomplishments, or fails! We just had our first Virtual Lounge with a few Passover-friendly recipes and we can’t wait to have some more! Do you have a theme idea? Want to participate? Email Dina!

Teacher Connection & Assistance

During these challenging times you, teachers, have so much on your plates. Thank you for everything you do. We here at Temple Jeremiah want to know how we can help you, your classrooms, your students, or your school. We know some students relied on school lunches for meals, but we may not even be aware of other needs. Social Justice remains a pillar of our values and so we would love to help, if we can. Please fill out this super short form.

We heard from a teacher whose student’s families could use some assistance. You can see the details and donations requested here.

We also want to invite you to a special Teacher Virtual Lounge. Grab a glass of wine or warm tea, snuggle into your couch, and Zoom with other teachers. Commiserate about your challenges, share your successes, and just connect. Want to participate? Email Dina!

More coming soon

We are so excited to bring you more Virtual Lounges! Do you have an idea for a group or theme? Let’s make it happen! Email Dina.

For more virtual events and resources, visit our COVID-19 Updates page to explore Temple Jeremiah’s offerings.