Or Emet cheers on the Saints!

A group of 24 Or Emet members enjoyed their time together while cheering on the St. Paul Saints June 12 at CHS Field in St. Paul. The Saints won their game against the Rochester Red Wings, 5-1, and the beautiful weather was an added bonus. Many thanks to those who planned and participated in this fun event!

Or Emet members at Saints game 2022

 

Program to focus on carbon reduction and clean energy solutions

On Friday, May 20, Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program highlighting Fresh Energy’s work in Minnesota. The service, led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Barry Family Campus of the Minnesota JCC, 4330 South Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park. 

J. Drake Hamilton

J. Drake Hamilton

Following the service, J. Drake Hamilton, senior director of science policy for Fresh Energy, will give a presentation about how the organization is working toward carbon reduction and development of clean energy solutions in the state. Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive bold policy solutions for achieving equitable, carbon-neutral economies. Their vision is a just, prosperous and resilient clean energy future where all can thrive. 

Hamilton is an expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels. Her responsibilities include advancing clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities. She has represented Fresh Energy at six global climate summits. 

In 2021 she spent three weeks at the Glasgow, Scotland, climate summit, where she addressed two global audiences along with five Midwesterners. She appears frequently in the media, including television, Minnesota Public Radio, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar.

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

Or Emet to collect nonperishable food, personal and home care items

Over the next few weeks, Or Emet will collect nonperishable food products and personal/home care items to donate to NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center’s community food shelf, serving North Minneapolis.

You may drop off items:

  • Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Talmud Torah of St. Paul, at Jewish Cultural Sunday School/adult program.
  • Friday, May 20, 7:30-9 p.m.: Barry Family Campus of the Minnesota Jewish Community Center, at Shabbat service and program.
  • Saturday May 21, 10 a.m.-noon: Drop off items at homes of  five Or Emet members around the Twin Cities. For details, email Arty Dorman at arty@oremet.org.

Donation suggestions:

  • Dry goods (rice, beans, pasta, packaged snacks).
  • Canned goods (canned meats/proteins, soup, stew, vegetables, fruit).
  • Peanut butter.
  • Boxed dinners.
  • Bread.
  • Cereal.
  • Baby formula.
  • Cooking oil
  • Cornmeal.
  • Liquid laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, cleaning supplies.
  • Hand soap, bar soap.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Feminine products.
  • Shaving products.
  • Shampoo/conditioner for textured hair.
  • Facial tissue, toilet paper.
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes.
  • Deodorant.
  • Diapers, baby wipes.
  • Face masks.

Or Emet to host post-Arbor Day tribute to trees

Or Emet will host a program titled “A Post-Arbor Day Tribute to Trees” from 10 a.m.-noon on Sunday, May 15, at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave. South in St. Paul. 

This interactive program, facilitated by Or Emet pianist Johanna Lester, will cover the role of trees in addressing climate change, the importance of planting native trees and the beauty they bring to our landscape. Or Emet president Allan Malkis will talk about how some trees actively communicate and support each other through their root systems and how trees affect the larger environment, including ourselves. The program also will include tree quizzes and a door prize. 

Everyone is required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet’s Sunday adult programs are free and open to the public, and meet concurrently with Or Emet’s Jewish Cultural Sunday School. Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. 

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar. For information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org