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Small Groups with Meaning

Temple Emanuel Small Groups encourage members to gather regularly to learn, laugh, and deepen connections to one another, the temple, and the community.  TE Small Groups helps us realize our goal of a connected and committed membership and focuses on the lives and interests of our members.

Contact the group leader individually to join a small group. Please contact Lori Baydush with questions, feedback or concerns.

Current TE Small Groups

Women Supporting Women led by Barbara Lipton
Meets one Thursday a month at 7pm.  Come join us as we explore different programs each month which feature both Jewish and common interest topics . Enjoy the support and camaraderie of other TE women as we navigate life and support one another.  

Outdoor Group led by Karen Bruestle
Join our group for easy/moderate outdoor activities one weekend morning a month.  Bond with other TE nature lovers as we explore nature via walking, hiking, and other fun, creative adventures. 

Photography Group led by Lindsey Lobree
This group will explore meaningful Jewish topics through the lens.  Topics are chosen from the Torah and serve as a springboard for shared photographs and conversation.  Meets once a month.

Pickleball led by Vivian Smith
Join this fun active group which is open to beginners and experts alike.  Meets Wednesdays at 3 PM to play on local courts (location varies on weather)

LGBTQ+ led by Diana Coe, Liam Hooper, Lisa Waldman, Martha Lang
If you are an adult (over 18) and identify as LGBTQ, join other TE members for a monthly get together. 


Needle Crafting led by Donna Jaffe
If needle craft is your passion, please come join our social group to work on your own projects, and possibly some group projects with others who love needlework.   We are having an organizational meeting March 10, 2024 at 10 AM in the Temple Library.

Bridge Club led by Margot Lobree
Are you an experienced bridge player looking for other people to play with?  Connect with Margot and join the fun of other who love this strategic game.  

Mahj Jongg Club led by Faith Shifrin
Do you love to play Mahj or would you like to learn how to play, we have tables set up every Tuesday at 1 PM in the Temple Social Hall for beginners and experienced players.  Come join the fun and meet new people playing the game of the generations.

Wine Club
This group is at maximum capacity and is not currently adding members.



If you have a great idea for a group, please contact Lori Baydush to learn how to be a successful group leader.  The possibilities are endless!  Choose your topic and we can help you form your Small Group. 

A Supper Club, a Jewish Cooking Group, Arts & Culture Group, Dinner & a Show Group, or a Torah Study Group.

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784