January 16, 2018/5778
Shabbat Tzedek 2018
Calendar On the Calendar
4 Shevat, 5778
Torah portion:
Exodus  10:1−13:16

Haftarah portion:
Jeremiah 46:13-28
Friday, January 19
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Maya Ezrela Remedi-Brown will chant Qiddush
Saturday, January 20
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study

Maya Ezrela Remedi-Brown Bat Mitzvah
mlkShabbat Tzedek Follow-Up
Thank you for joining us for an inspirational weekend of social, racial, and economic justice in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out our Facebook page to see photos from the event and watch the recorded service. Please also consider participating in the four actions outlined below. For more information on any of the actions, please contact Tali Puterman.
Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform
Temple Israel has been working with other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization communities of faith to advocate for comprehensive criminal justice reform in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Senate and House passed bills, which must be reconciled in a Conference Committee. Subscribe to our social justice e-newsletter, JustNews, for updated information and next actions as we continue to press for the strongest possible criminal justice reforms. 
Partakers College Beyond Bars 
Join other TI members in mentoring men and women in prison who are enrolled in Boston University's Prison Education Program. A team of four is assigned to one person and meets in pairs with that person once every other month. People who participated in this program show a 2% recidivism rate compared to a national rate of over 50%. No special skills required - just support, encouragement, and caring. 

Purchasing for Justice
One project of the Economic Justice Working Group is an effort to promote purchasing from Black-owned businesses.  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. Temple Israel has already begun to rely on several new vendors, and we will add to the list below regularly.  See the full list here
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.
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. Contact Mike Fishbein for more information.
  • January 28: Chicken Soup - Helene Bailen
  • February 11: Hamentaschen - Susan Ebert
  • March 25: Charoset from around the world - Phyllis Tobin
Tracing Family Geneology
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 using methods drawn from the Mussar Institute and Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis.   Read more and register .
SpiritualSpiritual Practice Lab
with Sukriti Dabral
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 
1/21, 2/4, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/29, 5/13
Join us for an all-levels yoga class that weaves together vinyasa flow, breathing, and meditation. These classes will be thoughtful and slow-moving, with a balance between physical challenge and mental clarity. Read more and register.
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
with Josh Weisman
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 1/28, 2/11, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 5/6, 5/20
Alongside our core practice of meditation we will also explore the Jewish contemplative practices of niggun (wordless melody) and Shabbat, among others. Those accustomed to meditating on the floor are invited to bring their own cushions. Read more and register.
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, 2018 - 4-6 pm
(Snow date: 2/10)
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
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Margery Goodman
January 11, 2018 (24 Tevet, 5778 )
Mother of Carol Goodman and Jane Quinn

Ralph Abrams
January 9, 2017 (22 Tevet, 5778)
Brother of Ann Abrams (Deb Filler)
Uncle of Leah Filler and Ari Abrams Filler
Jack Schwersenz
January 9, 2018 (22 Tevet, 5778)
Father of Nanette Jacobson (Dan)
Grandfather of Even and Jeremy

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.
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