January 23, 2018/5778
Pizza and Puzzles in the Library on Sunday, January 21, 2018
Calendar On the Calendar
11 Shevat, 5778
Shabbat Shirah

Torah portion:
Exodus  13:17−17:16

Haftarah portion:
Judges 4:4-5:31
Friday, January 26
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Ella Rebecca Goddess will chant Qiddush 

7:00 p.m. Shabbat in the 'bridge (Riverway Project 20's & 30's; registration required)
Saturday, January 27
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Ella Rebecca Goddess Bat Mitzvah
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Cooking & Memory: A Dash of This and a Spoonful of That!
with Helene Bailen, Susan Ebert, Phyllis Tobin
Three sessions: Sundays 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. 1/28, 2/11, 3/25
$10/session, $25/all three
Gather to learn and prepare special recipes from TI members. Share memories, enjoy conversation, and learn a few cooking tips from our star chefs.  Read more and register
  • January 28: Chicken Soup - Helene Bailen
  • February 11: Hamentaschen - Susan Ebert
  • March 25: Charoset from around the world - Phyllis Tobin
Tracing Family Genealogy
with Rachael Cerrotti
Four sessions:  Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 1/29; 2/5, 12, 26
$120 (member), $160 (non-member)
This course will give students the tools to begin exploring their family history and provide a chance to share stories, research methods, and discuss ethical questions regarding documenting personal history.  Read more and register .
Mussar: Seeking Everyday Holiness through Practice and Community
with Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Eight sessions:  Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 1/29; 2/12, 26; 3/12, 26; 4/9, 30; 5/14
$240 (member), $320 (non-member)
Through group learning sessions and personal practice, we will delve into Mussar, Jewish spiritual practice, using methods drawn from the Mussar Institute and Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis.   Read more and register .
Justice: Power, Broad-Based Organizing, and Leadership
A class from the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization-Metro Industrial Areas Foundation 
with Kathleen Patrón and guest GBIO leaders
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays: February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13
$150 (TI member), $200 (non-member), coffee/tea provided
Content will include simulated exercises and role-play combined with lecture and discussion.
Storytelling, going behind the scenes of GBIO and Metro IAF's biggest successes and challenges, will be woven throughout to bring the concept to life. 
Read more and register .
Me'ah Select: Jewish Gastronomy in America
with Rabbi Lila Kagedan in coordination with CJP and Hebrew College
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays: February 15; March 8, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24
$300 (TI member), $400 (non-member), coffee/tea provided
Join us on a culinary tour of the history of Jewish food in America. This class focuses on both the Jewish history of American Jewish food and offer a "hands on' cooking component.  Read more and register .
Nominate an Emerging Leader
Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our Board of Trustees or Leadership Council? We are interested in identifying "emerging leaders" in our community - people who are either actively involved at Temple Israel or people who we hope will become more involved. Submit a nomination.
Temple Israel-Beacon Academy Community Read: The Hate U Give
Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Temple Israel of Boston
Our communities will come together to discuss Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give. According to The New York Times, the book "offers an incisive and engrossing perspective of the life of a black teenage girl" as the protagonist's worlds "converge over questions of police brutality, justice, and activism." Written as a young adult novel, the book provides a window into that experience for adults as well. Sign up here.
Support Black-Owned Businesses
Temple Israel's Economic Justice Working Group promotes purchasing from Black-owned businesses. This project is anchored in our awareness of insidious past and present racial discrimination; and in the evidence that Black-owned businesses are likely to hire Black people, and foster economic improvement for Black families and communities along with myriad other benefits. When we make a meaningful effort to spend dollars in line with our hopes for the world around us, we are participating in the drive for economic justice. Read Temple Israel's full list of recommended businesses.
TILLITILLI Winter Session - Open to All
The Arts: Seeing, Creating, Learning
The Drawing Lab: Explore Your Drawing Mind
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Coffee at 10:30 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Deborah Putnoi, 
Visual Artist, Educator, Researcher

Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Coffee at 10:30 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Phoebe Segal,
Mary Burgess Comstock Curator, Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts

RSVP to Sue Misselbeck.
fjeccFrances Jacobson Early Childhood Center
Havdalah with FJECC and the Village
Saturday, February 3 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Come and Celebrate with the FJECC Community and The Village for Families with Young Children at TempIe Israel! The event will include singing, parent learning and sharing, a Havdalah ceremony, and a family-friendly pizza dinner (a suggested donation of $18/family is appreciated). We will collect new or gently used boys' and girls' tops & onesies in sizes 18-24 months for the local non-profit, Cradles to CrayonsRSVP with the number of adults and children to Lisa Scott by Friday, January 26
Life Cycle Events
We praise You, O God, who creates joy and gladness, love and kinship, peace, and friendship for this beloved wedding couple. We celebrate the marriage of:
Amelia Selma Levitan and Joe Edward Bayley
November 10, 2017
Amelia is the daughter of Susan Edgman-Levitan and Richard Levitan
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Beatrice Heckendorn
January 18, 2018 (2 Shevat, 5778)
Grandmother of  Ben Poor
Saul L. Victor
January 13, 2018 (26 Tevet, 5778)
Father of Karen Victor (Robert Sege)
Grandfather of Adam, Aaron, & Rachel Sege
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.
Temple Israel's Making Headlines
January 16, 2018
The State of American Democracy
Slate - featuring TI member Steven Levitsky
Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.