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385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States


Please note that the police are very stictly enforcing parking regulations around Temple Emanuel. If you do not find a place in the small lot behind the left side of the building, you should park on the street, very carefully observing the following regulations:

  • Do not park within 5 feet of a driveway.
  • Do not park within 20 feet of a corner.
  • Observe all posted signs.
  • Do not park inappropriately in marked handicapped spaces.

Upcoming Events

February 2016

Bernard P. Fishman and Dr. George L. Mutter – Historic 3-D Photographs of Jewish Communities in Europe and the Ottoman Empire Before WWI

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We will be treated to a virtual tour of the vanished Jewish world before the mass migrations of the early 20th century, as seen through never-before-shown historic stereo photographs more than a century old. These images, taken between 1860 and 1915, will be shown in actual 3-D as they were originally meant to be seen. A Jewish universe of diversity and tradition will be revealed in its complexities and contradictions, spanning the cities of Western Europe, the shtetls of Eastern…

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March 2016

Joseph Lovett – Children of the Inquisition

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Children of the Inquisition, a documentary in the making, follows descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions on their quest to determine and embrace their Sephardic Jewish roots. Many whose families fled the Inquisition 500 years ago were raised as traditional Jews, while others, whose ancestors were forced to convert, are just discovering their Jewish roots. Director Joseph Lovett will show film clips from this work-in-progress and present a fascinating re-evaluation of history and identity, exploring what happened to these…

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April 2016

Janette Silverman – Two Talks: Ukrainian Research and Online Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

April 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Our speaker will make two presentations - a lecture on Ukrainian research, followed by a shorter spotlight talk about online Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Finding records about our Ukrainian ancestors presents special challenges and obstacles, including the recent political situation in Ukraine. Janette Silverman will draw on her travels to Ukraine, research in several Ukrainian archives, and experience with other Ukrainian resources to show us how to navigate this difficult terrain. She will also present several ways of doing Ukrainian…

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Research Sunday

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Research Sundays are an opportunity to: • Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 20-minute scheduled appointments • Get translation help with documents written in various foreign languages in 20-minute scheduled appointments • Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps on your own or with the guidance of our librarians This event is for JGSGB members only, however new members may join at the door. Detailed instructions for signing up for appointments will be provided…

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May 2016

Andrew Zalewski – Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles and Emperors

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Austrian Galicia (1772–1918) once spanned parts of today’s Poland and Ukraine. Andrew Zalewski’s story covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages are the tale’s backdrop. In them, people from a variety of ethnic groups lived alongside a large community of Israelites. Dr. Zalewski illustrates his talk with archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia. Dr. Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who has…

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