August 1, 2017/5777
Sha-Bike Shalom on July 29, 2017.
Calendar On the Calendar
13 Av, 5777, 5777
Torah portion:
Deuteronomy  3:23-7:11

Haftarah portion:
Isaiah 40:1-26
Friday, August 4
6:00 p.m. "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (outdoors weather permitting - check our website to confirm)

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, August 5
9:00 a.m. Early Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat!
Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding? An engagement? A new baby? Do you know someone who is ill or in need of a friendly, supportive call? Please let our clergy know by emailing Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator for Rabbi Zecher.
Romeo & Jewliet: Shabbat in the Park with the Riverway Project (20's & 30's)
Friday, August 4, 2017, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Boston Common
Join the Riverway Project and our friends from Temple Emanuel of Newton's YISOD community for Shakespeare in the Park on the Boston Common. We will celebrate Shabbat with a musical Shabbat experience, pot-luck dinner, and great theatre! Bring friends, blankets, food to share, and anything else you need to enjoy the evening! All are welcome. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m.

With thanks to our partners at OneTable, we will nourish some basics for this evening. Please sign up on OneTable and let us know on Facebook that you're coming. For more info, reach out to Rabbi Jen Gubitz.
insightInsight Has Arrived
Another great issue of Insight is now available! Read a High Holy Day message from Rabbi Zecher, learn about our Spiritual Practice Lab from Carol Targum, read about our Green Impact from Dan Deutsch & Marc Maxwell, and see what it meant for Rabbi JacobsonJancy Langley & Brian Goodman, LuLu Pierce, Mike Kalin & Becky Lambert, and Emily Badgley Tatelbaum to experience a life cycle moment in the context of our community. But wait, there's more! Susan Ridker shares how her family got to know Temple Israel through the FJECC Preschool, Mitchell Shames explains our connection to, and the importance of, the URJ, and Rabbi Gubitz writes about becoming the hub of the hub. And of course...this issue welcomes our new Board President, Gary Pforzheimer! Read it online.
rsTemple Israel Religious School
Register Now for 2017-2018 Religious School & Teen Education
The Education Team is hard at work and getting excited for the new school year. If your family has not yet enrolled, visit the  Member Portal  to complete registration. To navigate to the registration form, click on the Education Enrollment tab. Contact   Brigid Goggin or   Mike Fishbein with any questions.
Sunday Classes for Young Children
This year, the Temple Israel Religious School is offering a choice between two Sunday classes for our young learners,  based on age group . Both classes will meet for two 8-week sessions on Sundays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  (dates below). Classes are open to both members and non-members as a way to ease into the full Religious School experience. To learn more or register, please contact Brigid Goggin . Cost for members is $150 per session per child, or $250 for both sessions.  Cost for non-members is $200 per session per child.
Sunday Pre-K Class - For kids who are one year away from Kindergarten. Hands-on learning with activity centers and group time to learn about holidays, Torah, the synagogue, blessings, and more. Sunday Sandbox - For 3 and 4 year-olds who will not be going into Kindergarten the following year. Play-based learning to explore Jewish values, community, and holidays.
Fall session: October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10
Winter session: January 21, January 28, February 5, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25
israelTravel to Israel with TI
Israel is calling you to "Study, Hike, Eat...Repeat!"
Join a 10 day Israel trip of a lifetime and March 1-11, 2018!
Imagine walking through the streets of Jerusalem, using the writings of Jerusalem's poets and authors, such as Yehuda Amichai or S.Y. Agnon to guide our perspectives. Imagine studying about Isaiah, Jeremiah and Heschel as a prism to Social Justice and a Vision for a Redeemed Society with Israel as the backdrop. Imagine eating culinary delights every day at interesting restaurants and markets. Imagine waking up and getting to do it again the next day.

You don't need to imagine. You just need to sign up for this magical adventure in Israel!  Check out the tour details here. Led by Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Chairs Marc Maxwell, Carol Michael, and Mitchell Shames. We are excited to share Israel together. Questions? Please contact Rachel Daniels
Life Cycle Events
We mourn the loss of:
Claire Sherman
July 29, 2017 (6 Av, 5777)
Mother of 
Amy Sherman, Steven Sherman (Alison), and Brian Sherman (Dawn)

Barbara Shoolman
July 26, 2017 (3 Av, 5777)
Mother of 
Jennifer Davis, Amy Gordon, and Nina Capeles

Charlotte Lindon
July 18, 2017 (24 Tammuz, 5777)
Grandmother of Sharon Sender (Craig)
Great-grandmother of Caleb and Hannah
Temple Israel's Google Group
Join Temple Israel's Google Group! is Temple Israel's email group where we discuss Jewish issues, community issues, share recipes, recommend contractors, and a host of other topics. To join, just send an email with your name to We will send a welcome message that explains how to use the group.
Can you be the 10th ?
There is a need within the Temple Israel community to make a daily Minyan of 10 adults. Please consider being a part of this mitzvah and join us any weekday Monday through Thursday at 6:15 p.m. If you can occasionally be a part of this mitzvah, or would like more information, please email, or call the front desk at 617-566-3960 and leave a message. 
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative (TILLI)
Fall 2017 Registration
TILLI's Fall 2017 Registration is now open! See the brochure and register for classes For more information, email  Sue Misselbeck  or call at 617-566-3960.
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