Our entire staff is busy getting everything ready for 5776. Selichot is Saturday, September 5, and Erev Rosh Hashanah is Sunday, September 13. Purchase tickets for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur sanctuary services through the mail. Tickets may be purchased at the following times in the EMJC office in person or by calling 718-338-3800: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to … READ MORE
Please note that the pool will be closed on Sunday, July 19th & Sunday, July 26th.
In Parshat Sh’lah Lekha (also simply called Sh’lah), we are presented with the term “Eretz Zavat Halav u’Dvash”, referring to the land of Israel as a “land flowing with milk and honey.” Those of us with a sense of food history know that the dominant food sweetener of our people … READ MORE
It is officially Spring and I hear that, in some quarters, it’s actually starting to look and feel that way! Though we associate the beginning of spring with the holiday of Pesach, Jewish tradition makes other seasonally appropriate connections, too. Among them are Birkat Ha-Ilanot, the blessing on (blooming) trees: ברוך אתה … READ MORE
[Remarks by East Midwood Jewish Center Rabbi Matt Carl on the occasion of EMJC’s 90th anniversary celebration, December 14, 2014.] Those of you who have belonged to wealthy synagogues in the suburbs may be familiar with the cycle of such shuls rebuilding, renovating and expanding their physical structure. We here in … READ MORE