December 26, 2017/5778
Riverway Project Neighborhood Chanukah
Calendar On the Calendar
12 Tevet, 5778
Torah portion:
Genesis  47:28-50:26

Haftarah portion:
I Kings 2:1-12
Friday, December 29
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat 

Saturday, December 30
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study

mlkShabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice
January 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Family Pizza Pre-neg at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will welcome Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry who will speak on "Nurturing the Beloved Community for the Next Generation." Our worship will be enhanced by the Boston Children's Chorus, the Temple Israel Youth Choir, and students from Beacon Academy. This evening will also provide opportunities for all to be a part of Temple Israel's racial justice work. This service is open to people of all faiths. Learn more.
Friends Annual Fund
There is still time to make the most of 2017! Make your donation to the Friends Annual Fund today. With your support we can reach out goal of $450,000 which directly supports our extraordinary educational opportunities, our innovative and timely social justice initiatives, and our extensive and inclusive spiritual experiences. For more information on the Friends Annual Fund please contact Julie Gal-Or, Director of Development. 
cantorCantor Einhorn's Sabbatical
A message from Cantor Roy Einhorn about his upcoming Sabbatical: "My dear Temple Israel family: I will be taking the months of January and February to rest and research how other Reform Synagogues across North America present their services on Shabbat. I hope to return in March with fully recharged batteries and a new repertoire of musical ideas to share with you. I wish you all well until then."
torahstudyTorah Study with Rabbi Friedman
January 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us for the first Torah Study of the year with our beloved Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Ronne Friedman! We will  begin with a  short Shabbat Service,  followed by an engaging discussion.
layleadersNominate 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.
gbioHouse Meetings: Greater Boston Interfaith Organization Needs TI Opinions
Wednesday, January 10 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at a home in Newton
The GBIO Healthcare Strategy Team is starting to determine the next issue to address in their campaign to assure affordable and accessible healthcare for Massachusetts citizens. Temple Israel needs to hear from members who have their own challenges with the healthcare system.  Additional house meeting dates will be added to meet demand. You can also request a private conversation. Please RSVP to Fran Godine or  Michael Rubinstein.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Rabbis and Artists South of the Border: Resisting Authoritarianism
with Rav Claudia Kreiman of Temple Beth Zion and Dr. Dalia Wassner of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute of Brandeis University
Two sessions: Mondays 1/8 and 1/22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$60 (member), $80 (non-member)
We will explore how two cadres of Jews in South America, rabbis and artists, resisted the dictatorships of the Southern Cone.   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. 1/7, 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
Mark Rothko: The Artist's Reality
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Coffee at 10:30 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Life Cycle Events
May his memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Terry Strom
December 20, 2017 (2 Tevet, 5778)
Husband of Margot Stern Strom
Father of Rachel Stern Strom (Rinze van Brug) and Adam Strom (Sandy Smith-Garces)
Brother of Susan Mogerman (Jay) and Michael Strom (Sherry)
Grandfather of Rief and Liev van Brug and Max and Guy Strom
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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