October 24, 2017/5778
TI 50's & 60's rowing on the Charles River on October 15
Calendar On the Calendar
8 Cheshvan, 5778
Torah portion:
Genesis  12:1−17:27

Haftarah portion:
Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Friday, October 27
6:00 p.m.
 Qabbalat Shabbat

Sofia Samuels will chant Qiddush

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, October 28
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Morning Service

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Sofia Samuels Bat Mitzvah
Reimagining Rabbis: Perspectives on an Ancient Profession in 21st Century America
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Rabbis have always been the guardians of Jewish tradition in a changing world. What are some of the challenges rabbis must confront and negotiate in 21st century America? Join us as we learn from four different rabbis about how different communities are addressing our changing Jewish world. Featuring TI's Rabbi Suzie Jacobson. Learn more.
Art   Studio Shabbat: a Special Temple Israel Qabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, October 27th, from 6:00 to approximately 7:30 p.m.
We will join with thousands of art lovers and advocates across the state in celebration of art on the 4th annual Mass Creative #ArtsMatterDay. A diverse array of artists will explore Jewish journeys through the arts at local synagogues and organizations. Our Qabbalat Shabbat service will explore visual art as a spiritual mode. Brought to you by the Center for Adult Jewish Learning.
URJRegister for URJ Biennial in Boston
Join 5,000 Reform leaders at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial 2017 in Boston this December 6-10. With the theme of "Re-imagining Jewish Life" everyone in our congregation is invited to join hundreds of people from across North America to learn, pray, share ideas, network, celebrate, and make decisions about the future of Reform Jewish life. 

Pray with thousands of Reform Jews! URJ is welcoming all local congregations to the combined Friday night service and song session, free of cost, but  registration is required here.

Please read and consider these proposed resolutions that will be presented and voted on at the 2017 URJ Biennial in Boston this December.

For more information, 
read here or contact Dekel Luban, Director of Membership and Engagement.
cajlThe Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel
Registration for all fall courses in CAJL's "The Classroom" is now live. Read through the entire CAJL Fall 5778 Brochure and register now for fall courses Contact Mike Fishbein  for more information.
An Inquiry into American Jewish Film
Me'ah Select Course with Aaron Tillman
Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.; new start date: 11/7 (still 10 sessions)
Course Fee: $300 Members/$400 Non-members
Financial aid available from Hebrew College
In this course, we will view and discuss films about the Jewish and Jewish American experience, focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries.   Register .
American Jewish Religious Thought: Mordecai Kaplan & Abraham Joshua Heschel
with Rabbi Or Rose
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Course Fee: $180 for Members/$240 for Non-Members; dinner provided
Please join us as we explore the writings and lives of two of the most influential Jewish thinkers in American Jewish history: Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) and Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). We will analyze the ways in which Kaplan and Heschel intrepreted earlier Jewish sources in light of their life experiences and of historical events.
Judaism and Islam in the Black American Experience
with Kendra Yarbor, Doctoral Student (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies)
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Course Fee: $120 for Members/$160 for Non-Members
Coffee/tea and snacks provided.
This course will explore these developments within Black America as represented in the lives of the Commandment Keepers (Black Jews) of Harlem and the Nation of Islam (Black Muslims) of Detroit.
TI Welcomes Ambassador Shapiro
AIPAC New England: Safeguarding the Alliance - An Ambassador's Story
Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Read more and register here at no cost.
bursteinBurstein Scholars-in-Residence Weekend: The Environmental Crisis: Our Spiritual Responsibility
Friday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.: Qabbalat Shabbat, 
Saturday, November 18
: Day of Learning and Action
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring an Environmental Torah Study, Plenary Sessions, and workshop offerings, concluding with havdallah.
Sunday. November 19: Environmental Art Gallery

Read full description.
israelistage"The Hearing" in collaboration with Israeli Stage
Monday, November 20th, at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $15 per person
This is the true story of Adam Verete who - after opening a dialogue about enlistment for the Israeli Defense Forces in a public high school in Israel - was not only forced to resign, but was publicly threatened and humiliated. Full description and registration.
fycBursting with Joy Birthing Class
Tuesday, November 28, December 5 & 12, at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m
This class is appropriate for first time parents or as a refresher course for second (or third!) time parents, also perfect as a supplemental course if you have taken or plan to take another birthing class. Co-taught by Certified Nurse-Midwife Sarah Kleinman and Rabbi Matt Soffer
Please contact  Shoshanna Goldberg for more information and to register.
Life Cycle Events
With each new life the world begins anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Livia Maya Taylor Miller
October 13, 2017
Daughter of Matthew Miller and Emily Taylor
Granddaughter of Susan Porter
Malcolm Earl Segel
September 29, 2017
Son of Celia and Kate Segel
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Rabbi Marc Samuels
October 17, 2017 (27 Tishri, 5778)
Husband of Carol Samuels
Father of David Samuels (Suzanne), Steven Samuels, Jonathan Samuels, Deborah Peretz (Moshe)
Grandfather of Rebecca and Benjamin
Jane Halgren
October 17, 2017 (27 Tishri, 5778)
Twin sister of Rosalie Bookston (John)
If you would like to send extend wishes of congratulations or condolences, please send them to  Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, who will pass along your message. 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 tell Rachel to let our clergy know.
Jewish Women's Archive Webinar Hosted by TI's Tali Puterman
November 8 at 1:00 p.m.
The Jewish Women's Archive will be welcoming Temple Israel's Tali Puterman, winner of the 2017 Natalia Twersky Educator Award, to present themes and teaching methods from her winning lesson, "Henrietta Szold: Learning from the Past to Shape Our Future." By exploring ideas of power, resistance, identity, and storytelling, Tali will engage participants in a discussion about making the classroom a space where otherness is embraced, and where students see themselves as leaders, and as agents of change. While this program has been designed with an educator audience in mind, anyone who is interested is encouraged to participate. Learn more and register here.
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