Are you looking to meet other members who share your interests, passions, and life experiences? Do you want to build deeper relationships with individual members of this large and diverse congregation? Let us help you! In these member-led groups, participants come together on a regular basis for shared learning, experiences, and conversation. Groups may be organized by demographic, topic, or interest area.
Temple Emanu-El’s (TEE) Temple Circles initiative encourages our Temple family to form groups that have shared interests and passions in order to SEEK, ENGAGE, and TRANSFORM caring and supportive
relationships among themselves, with the Temple Emanu-El community, and with Judaism.
Examples of current groups include:
- Adventures in Talmud
- Biking Bham: A Cycling Circle
- Broadway Comes To Circles
- Keto for Nutrition
- Hike & Schmooze
- Judaica Painting & More
- Keshet Kochavim (LGBTQ Group)
- Loving Our Interfaith Families
- Stories, Music, & Laughter
- [email protected] (Temple Emanu-El Mahjonggers at Home)
- Where the WINDS Blow: A Fun Mahjong Circle
To see which Temple Circles are currently open and/or to join one of them,
visit the Temple Circles Finder page.
Don’t see a group that fits? Start your own!
Monika Singletary, Director of Congregational Engagement, will guide you through the process of designing your new group. All new group leaders will be offered training, one-on-one support, and (if relevant) easy-to-use discussion materials. To get started, contact Monika Singletary via email at [email protected], or call 205-933-8037, ext 213.
While Temple Circles is a free program to those who participate, we invite you to support our initiative through a tax-deductible donation.
This program is funded by the Grafman Endowment Fund of Temple Emanu-El.