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Havurah means "fellowship.” Our Havurah program consists of groups of like-minded temple members who get together on a regular basis to share a meal and camaraderie. Some Havurot share holiday meals and celebrations together or gather to discuss topics of Jewish interest, while others are strictly social. Group sizes vary as well, since meetings are held in one another's homes.

Havurah is just one more way the friendly members of Temple Emanu-El get to know each other better, forming an even closer relationship. They also provide a fun way to participate in temple activities and special events. Most Havurot become like extended family, enjoying good times together and supporting one another in sad times.


The Belle's is a group of curious women, who discuss famous Jewish women, Jewish artists, musicians and scientists. We view movies and discuss the film afterward. We welcome women of Temple Emanu-El to join us. Contact Judilee Sterne.


Members in the Middle is a temple group for members and their families in their 40's and 50's. The group offers social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, special temple events, lunch meet-ups, museums, shows and more. Contact Leslie Podolsky.


The Kobernick Coffee Klatch meets monthly with either Rabbi Brenner Glickman or Rabbi Michael Shefrin. The purpose of these gatherings is so that members who are unable to come to temple still have a connection to our great rabbis, along with other temple members. The Havurah was started by Renee Gold when she and he husband Bert moved to Kobernick, the Independent Living section of Aviva.​​​​​​ In Rabbi Michael Shefrin's words, "What a special time it is when the community comes together in this way."


The Social Singles welcomes single temple members of all ages to attend a variety of monthly events at the temple and at other area locations. The group offers an opportunity to visit with old friends and make new ones.

Fri, September 24 2021 18 Tishrei 5782