How to? What if?
. . . Light Shabbat(pl. Shabbatot) – The seventh day (Saturday). According to the TorahLiterally the first 5 books of the Bible also known as Humash, the Pentateuch or The Five Books of Moses. The word Torah is also used to refer to all of Jewish learning., God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, we are commanded to rest on the seventh day. Candles: Shabbat Candlelighting courtesy of Behrman House Publishers
. . . Bless the Children: Blessing the Children
. . . Do KiddushA prayer recited over a cup of wine that sets aside Shabbat as special. Also, a light meal at the synagogue after the Shabbat morning service. for Friday Evening: How to do Friday night Kiddush at home.
. . . Do blessing over the bread: Blessing over Bread courtesy of Behrman House Publishers
. . . Do HavdalahA prayer recited at the end of Shabbat that separates Shabbat from the rest of the week. (ending of Shabbat) blessings: Click here for a printable version Havdalah blessings with Hebrew and transliteration.
. . . Chant Torah & Haftara: Trop Tutor
. . . Have an Aliya(pl. Aliyot) – The honor of being called to the Torah., reciting blessings before and after the Torah reading: How to have an Aliya.
. . . Put on a Talit
. . . Say KaddishA prayer describing God’s greatness and power that separates the various parts of the service. There is a special mourners Kaddish. Click here for a printable version of the Mourner’s kaddish with Hebrew, transliteration and English translation Click here for a video with Hebrew, transliteration and body movements.
. . . Light HanukahAn eight day holiday that celebrates the miraculous liberation of the Jewish people from the Syrian Greeks. For instructions on how to light the candles, see our How to?/What if? page Candles: Chanukah blessings and how to light candles.
. . . Play Dreidel: Dreidel Game instructions
. . . Preparing for PesachAn eight day festival during the spring which celebrates the Jewish people’s liberation from bondage in Egypt.: Helpful Guidelines
. . . Do an unveiling ceremony Unveiling Ceremony
. . . Lead MinchaThe afternoon service. Learn to lead Mincha with Cantor Cohn from Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays.
. . . Do a Simchat Bat (Jewish girl baby naming) Here is a Simchat Bat ceremony that you can personalize Simchat Bat
. . . there is illness in the family?
Please let us know if a family member or fellow congregant is ill or hospitalized by contacting MyraEemrick, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112 gro.eugoganysleunamenull@arym. Our clergy try to visit members and their close relatives in the hospital. Members of the HesedLoving kindness. Committee also make hospital and home visits to shut-ins. Healing prayers from the bima will be recited.
. . . a death occurs?
Contact RabbiThe spiritual leader of the synagogue. Small at (860) 236-1275, ext. 115 as soon as possible so he can guide you through what happens next. Contact Myra Emrick, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112 to discuss burial in The Emanuel Cemetery. Rules and Policies Governing the Cemetery Guide Burial and Mourning Practices
. . . you want to marry at The Emanuel?
If you want to marry at The Emanuel, contact Myra Emrick, (860) 236-1275. ext. 112. She will help you make arrangements and connect you with Rabbi Small for an appointment.
. . . you are not Jewish and want to explore the possibility of converting or learning more about Judaism?
Contact Rabbi Small at (860) 236-1275, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@llamsibbar. It is recommended that you see a rabbi as soon as you begin the thought process.
. . . you are expecting a baby?
Contact Rabbi Small, (860) 236-1275, ext. 115, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@llamsibbar. He will help you with names, planning for the brit milahThe circumcision ceremony of a Jewish boy which celebrates his becoming part of the covenant between God and the Jewish people. The child is named at this time. This usually takes place when the child is 8 days old. or baby naming, and other matters.
. . . you want to book a room?
Contact Myra Emrick, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@arym. She will help you decide which space is right for you and help you with the arrangements.
. . . you need to find a Jewish Calendar date?
Go to www.hebcal.com. This site will help you find any Jewish holiday date and help you convert any secular date to the Hebrew date for any year.
. . . you want to do more things that are Jewish?
Consult Rabbi Small at (860) 236-1275, ext. 115, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@llamsibbar or Director of Education, Judith T. Fox 233-2774, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@xofeyduj. They will guide your learning process.
. . . you want to learn to lead services?
Contact Cantor Cohn at (860) 236-1275, ext. 114 gro.eugoganysleunamenull@nhocrotnac. He will be happy to work out an instructional path for you.
. . . you have a question not listed here?
If it is a religious or counseling matter, our clergy are happy to answer any of your questions at any time. Call (860) 236-1275. If it is an operational question and a staff person would be more appropriate, contact our office at (860) 236-1275, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@arym. To submit a question for our website, send it to moc.liamgnull@tsagniewenecnarf.