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20200402-Message from Rabbi Minkin

We Shall Prevail: A Poem for Unprecedented Times
We are living in a strange moment.
Nothing we have ever experienced before..
Some of us have seen war.
And pressed hard on the muddy floors of foxholes..
Some of us have faced illness.
And watched the drip of IVs restore life in our veins..
Some of us have lost our life savings.
And wondered if just enough will still be enough.
To live our lives..
All of us have lost loved loves.
And felt the finality of death sting our souls.
But now we are in an unprecedented moment.
Not some of us but all of us.
Not a recitation, a Passover plague,
Or a lesson about a 14th century catastrophe.
With the Angel of Death leading rats.
Through the streets of dying medieval cities.
We are not in the Philadelphia of the Yellow Fever.
Or the pandemic of 1918 during the First World War.
Which viciously cut down young lives like a silent machine gun.
With bullets forged from bacteria.
We are living in a strange, unprecedented moment.
Unfortified by the Olympia…

20200210-Tu B'shvat Seder 5780

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20200210-Tu B'shvat Seder 5780

As we always say..."make sure you eat before-hand, this is just a snack!" Photos by Barbara G.




20191014 Sukkot 5780 in the Sukkah at Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie

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Sukkot 5780 in the Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie Sukkah  Doing the "Lulav shake" (photo by Jerry Mutnick) Explaining Sukkot holiday traditions--in the Sukkah. (photo by Dave Bowne)

20190921 Havdalah, Selichot and the Changing of the Torah coverings

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20190921 Havdalah, Selichot and the Changing of the Torah coverings



Congregation Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie getting things done with service, spirituality and a small meal (not in that order).  All hands on deck!

Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie Membership "Emergency Picnic"

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Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie Membership "Emergency Picnic" Saturday September 7, 2019 Canarsie Park (Seaview Avenue)

As part of our "Small Goals-Big Wins" membership campaign we had a Membership "Emergency Picnic" during community event "Canarsie Family Day".

The day was a success meeting and greeting the community and members of the public interested in  Judaism.

Lag B'Omer 5779

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From our 05/24/2019 Lag B'Omer Potluck!  Food, fun and service!

Yom Ha'atzmut Service 5779

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Yom Ha'atzmut Service at Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie 05/10/2019

This special service featured Israeli song presentation and Israeli style collation.