Looking ahead to the High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 20 (6:30 pm service), and Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 (8:00 am service start both days). Yom Kippur begins on Friday, September 29 with Kol Nidre (5:45 pm service) and then Saturday, September 30 (9:00 am service). Our services will … READ MORE

Our 93rd Annual Dinner Dance Celebration (Photos)

East Midwood recently celebrated its 93nd anniversary with a Dinner Dance. Please enjoy the beautiful photos featured below: EMJC’s 93rd Annual Dinner Dance Celebration by Slidely Photo Gallery

A Room Renamed, Remembering Melvin Roth 1919-2015

The children’s play room on the third floor, also known as the Herzl Room, has been renamed the Melvin Roth Room, in memory of the late Melvin Roth, a former member of the East Midwood Jewish Center. Melvin Roth was born on April 17, 1919 and died February 21, 2015. … READ MORE

Coming Together for An Interfaith Seder (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, March 26, EMJC hosted an Interfaith Seder conducted by EMJC’s Rabbi Matt Carl and Cantor Sam Levine, Our Lady of Refuge Church’s Father Michael Perry, Rabbi Heidi Hoover of Temple Beth Emeth, and Hakan Yesilova from the Turkish Cultural Center. Thanks to the 175+ people from EMJC, Our … READ MORE

Celebrating Purim at EMJC (PHOTOS)

Purim is a lively time at EMJC. This year, we held our annual Drum Circle, at which Cantor Levine told the Purim story in rhyme and the rest of us (adults and children) accompanied him with specific drum beats for each character. The Room J Circle players enacted the story … READ MORE

Winter thoughts from Rabbi Matt Carl

Hanukkah is the only holiday that coincides with a Rosh Hodesh and most of our holidays are right in the middle of months, thankfully, as this means we can celebrate our holidays with the full light of the moon. Near the end of Hanukkah, by contrast, not only do we … READ MORE