Temple Circles – Small Groups

Lo Tov L’adam L’hiyot L’vado
It is not good for humans to be alone

Temple Circles Mission Statement: 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.

Learn More about our Spring 2021 Circles:

NOTE: If your circle of choice is closed, please contact Monika Singletary at monika@ourtemple.org or 205.933.8037, and she will put you on a waiting list for that group.

While we are all practicing social distancing, we also want to create opportunities for connection. Temple Circles is an opportunity for small groups of people to gather together over Zoom or in-person (if it is an outdoor group). In circles we can: study Torah, play games, watch movies, explore the outdoors, tell stories, just chat, and more. We can build a Temple Circle around anything you might be interested in!

If You’re Interested in Starting a Temple Circle:
Monika Singletary, Director of Congregational Engagement, will guide you through the process of designing your circle.  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 monika@ourtemple.org, or call 205-933-8037, ext 213.

While Temple Circles is a free program for those who participate, we invite you to support our initiative through a tax-deductible donation.