Tifereth Israel Synagogue, A Conservative Congregation

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A fully egalitarian congregation, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, representing both tradition and innovation in the Jewish community. Diverse, warm and personal, Tifereth Israel Synagogue creates a foundation for an authentic Jewish experience.

This Shabbat   torah-reading.jpg  
Candle lighting: 4:39 p.m. 
January 5, Kabbalat Shabbat service begins at 6:15 p.m. 

January 6, Shabbat services begin at 9:30 a.m. 

This week's Torah portion is  Parashat Shemot.

Havdalah: 5:48 p.m.

Need a ride to services?  Email On the Go  or phone their office at (877) 634-6537.
Torah on Tap
January 8th, 7:00 p.m.
A lively opportunity to learn, argue, schmooze, and enjoy terrific brews. This month w e'll meet at URBN in El Cajon and Rabbi Rosenthal will lead our discussion. 
Click here to learn more about our monthly gatherings.
Shabbat Shalom
January 13th, 10:00 a.m.
The Shabbat experience that offers something for everyone.
  • Taste of Shabbat is an abbreviated service with a focus on shared learning that allows you to become more comfortable with, more understanding of, and more involved with the service.
  • Shabbat Play Date is for families with young children through Kindergarten to come and enjoy free-play, songs, stories, and more. 
  • Shabbat Rocks for kids in grades 1 - 6 (divided into two groups) to explore the weekly parasha, become more familiar with the service, and engage in fun activities. 
More details are available on our website.
Midrash Shabbat
January 13th, following services
Katie Feifer, founding co-chair of World Without Exploitation, explains some of the whys and hows, and what you, personally, can do to create a world in which no one is bought, sold, or exploited. More details are here
Comedy Shmomedy
January 13th, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of comedic relief. Our
evening line-up will feature headliner, Tony Calabrese, and Melissa Greenberg will be our host for the evening. Additional talents include Scott Blumen, Abby November, and Simon Blackthorn.

Visit our site for more details and to purchase tickets. 
MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Service
January 15th, 8:15 a.m.
Join people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a wonderful morning of community service.

Tifereth Israel Synagogue, along with our Sisterhood and Men's Club, are sponsors. Make it a day on, not a day off! Click here for more details and to sign up.
Chick Flicks Chick Flicks
January 15th, 5:30 p.m.*
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and then our feature film, The Post

Reservations and early bird pricing
Click here to reserve and enjoy early bird pricing through Wednesday, January 10th at 5:00 p.m. You may also call our office at 619 697-6001 to make your reservation. Our website has more information on the evening and our film.

*We anticipate meeting at 5:30 but the exact time will be announced about one week prior to our event.
Pajama Palooza
January 20th, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and a movie for the whole family! Everyone is invited to come in pajamas. Be sure to bring blankets and pillows to stretch out and enjoy our film, Ratatouille.

RSVP by January 16th at noon
TIS members and Silverman Preschool families are $20 per household or $8 per person. All others will be $25 for a household or $12 per person. More details about the evening and reservations are here
Judaism 101 Adult Education Logo
Beginning January 21st, 11:00 a.m.
Taught by Rabbi Josh Dorsch, the series is intended to introduce, or re-introduce, people to Judaism.  More details about the class, the schedule, and registration are on our site.

Let us know you'll be there
Please RSVP to our office  by email or phone, and let them know you plan to join us.
Abraham Ratner Torah School  
  • Gimel Class (3rd Grade) parents are invited to decorate a siddur (prayer book) cover for their student January 17 and 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. or January 21 at 9:00 a.m.
TIS Youth Groups        
Grades 2-12  
Sisterhood          Sisterhood Logo   
Men's Club           
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming at Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group January 18
Shir Chadash Shabbat January 19
TIS and Braun Library Film Series January 21
The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Beginning January 23
Passover Seder Workshop February 4
Israeli Dance February 11

And Around Our Community  
Tapestry: Community Celebration of Jewish Learning January 6
Center for Jewish Culture Adult Education Classes  Various dates and locations
Jewish Bereavement Support Groups  Various dates and locations 
January 3, 2018
In This Issue
Meet and Greet
Last Call
Rabbi Joshua Dorsch
Over the last several months Rabbi Dorsch has had the opportunity to meet many of our members at our small gatherings. From preschool families to our Greatest Generation - and everything in between - it has been a great representation of our congregation.
For those who have not joined us before, this will be our final small group opportunity. Join us on January 10, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Email your RSVP, or call the office at 619 697-6001, and we'll send you the address of our host's home.
This Week
on TIS Facebook 
Israeli high-tech companies routinely push the envelope in the world of innovation, earning the country an international reputation as a top-notch, vibrant, and avant-garde incubator for ideas that disrupt the tech landscape.

In the fields of health, cybersecurity, automotive, robotics, and agriculture, Israeli entrepreneurs have attracted multinational corporations by the droves in recent years, seeking Israeli-made technology and talent. But some companies and initiatives operate beyond advanced technology to make an impact on the social level.

NoCamels highlights nine Israeli technologies that have made the world a better place this year.

Keep up to date with us through our Facebook page. Our weekly enews, human interest stories, program announcements and more can all be found on our Facebook page.

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Whether you're looking to join a congregational family or just wish to visit  email Beth Klareich or phone her at (619) 697-6001 ext. 108. She'll share more information with you and invite you to join us for services or any of our events and programs.