July 11, 2017/5777
Rabbi Soffer, Caleb Soffer, and TI kids Lily, Molly, and Daniel Bailen at Camp Eisner
Calendar On the Calendar
21 Tammuz, 5777
Torah portion:
Numbers  25:10−30:1

Haftarah portion:
Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Friday, July 14
5:00 p.m. Tot Rock Shabbat

6:00 p.m.
 "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (weather permitting - check our website to confirm)

7:00 p.m. Riverway Project Soul Food Friday (20's & 30's)

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, July 15
9:00 a.m. Early Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study
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 let our clergy know by emailing Melissa Carp, Executive Coordinator for Rabbi Zecher.
Tisha B'Av
Monday, July 31 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline

Each year, Temple Israel, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and Temple Sinai have a joint Tisha B'Av service. This year, Temple Ohabei Shalom will be hosting. Please join us to observe Tisha B'Av with our communities joined together.
rsTemple Israel Religious School
Register Now for 2017-2018 Religious School & Teen Education
The Education Team is hard at work and getting excited for the new school year. If your family has not yet enrolled, visit the  Member Portal  to complete registration. To navigate to the registration form, click on the Education Enrollment tab. Contact   Brigid Goggin or   Mike Fishbein with any questions.
Sunday Classes for Young Children
This year, the Temple Israel Religious School is offering a choice between two Sunday classes for our young learners,  based on age group . Both classes will meet for two 8-week sessions on Sundays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  (dates below). Classes are open to both members and non-members as a way to ease into the full Religious School experience. To learn more or register, please contact Brigid Goggin . Cost for members is $150 per session per child, or $250 for both sessions.  Cost for non-members is $200 per session per child.
Sunday Pre-K Class - For kids who are one year away from Kindergarten. Hands-on learning with activity centers and group time to learn about holidays, Torah, the synagogue, blessings, and more. Sunday Sandbox - For 3 and 4 year-olds who will not be going into Kindergarten the following year. Play-based learning to explore Jewish values, community, and holidays.
Fall session: October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10
Winter session: January 21, January 28, February 5, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25
pledgeSign the Energy Pledge Today
Join our current campaign to earn the  Energy Shield, a certification conferred upon green  congregations by  GreenFaith , a national environmental organization that works closely with the  Religious Action Center (RAC) . If successful, Temple Israel will be the first Reform congregation in New England to earn the credential. Download the Energy Pledge and checklist .
staffStaffing Announcement: Dekel Luban
Temple Israel welcomes Dekel Luban to our staff as Interim Director of Membership & Engagement. Dekel hails from the midwest and has been in the Greater Boston Area for the 5 years. She previously worked in Quality Assurance at Boston University and is an alumnus of Boston University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently completing a Master's degree in ethnomusicology at Tufts University. She is excited to join the team at Temple Israel! Connect with Dekel.
israelTravel to Israel with TI
Israel is calling you to "Study, Hike, Eat...Repeat!"
Join a 10 day Israel trip of a lifetime and March 1-11, 2018!
Imagine walking through the streets of Jerusalem, using the writings of Jerusalem's poets and authors, such as Yehuda Amichai or S.Y. Agnon to guide our perspectives. Imagine studying about Isaiah, Jeremiah and Heschel as a prism to Social Justice and a Vision for a Redeemed Society with Israel as the backdrop. Imagine eating culinary delights every day at interesting restaurants and markets. Imagine waking up and getting to do it again the next day.

You don't need to imagine. You just need to sign up for this magical adventure in Israel!  Check out the tour details here. Led by Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Chairs Marc Maxwell, Carol Michael, and Mitchell Shames. We are excited to share Israel together. Questions? Please contact Melissa Carp
Life Cycle Events
We celebrate the marriage of:
Stephen Davis and Isabelle Rubin
June 17, 2017
Stephen is the son of Margot and Jonathan Davis

We mourn the loss of:
Dr. Laura Feldman
June 30, 2017 (6 Tammuz, 5777)
Wife of Bruce Kinch
Mother of  Erica Feldman-Boshes and Evan Feldman-Boshes

Janet Gold
June 19, 2017 (25 Sivan, 5777)
Mother of 
Jennifer Gold,  David Gold, and Michael Gold
Temple Israel's Google Group
Join Temple Israel's Google Group! Community@tisrael.org is Temple Israel's email group where we discuss Jewish issues, community issues, share recipes, recommend contractors, and a host of other topics. To join, just send an email with your name to community+owners@tisrael.org. We will send a welcome message that explains how to use the group.
Great Folk with Great Folks III
July 27 at 6:30 p.m.
It's back! Great folk music with other great folk from Temple Israel is taking place again in Rabbi Elaine Zecher's living room. Cantor Roy Einhorn and Rabbi Jen Gubitz will be leading us through songs from the 60's and 70's. Please bring a snack, appetizer, or dessert to share. RSVP to Julie Unger. Limited to 50. Free.
Can you be the 10th ?
There is a need within the Temple Israel community to make a daily Minyan of 10 adults. Please consider being a part of this mitzvah and join us any weekday Monday through Thursday at 6:15 p.m. If you can occasionally be a part of this mitzvah, or would like more information, please email membership@tisrael.org, or call the front desk at 617-566-3960 and leave a message. 
Honoring Your Loved Ones
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a memorial plaque in his or her memory. The Alice G. Winn Memorial Menorah is located along the rear wall of the Sanctuary, and these memorial plaques are made from glass and hung once a year during the summer. The Harry N. and Estelle S. Gorin Memorial Alcove surrounds one of the entrance doors to the Sanctuary, and these plaques are made from bronze and can be hung all year round.

Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on the anniversary of death. Family members will receive notification of this date in advance of the yahrzeit. All names on plaques are included in the annual Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance distributed to the congregation on Yom Kippur. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque in either the Alcove or on the Menorah. Please contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative (TILLI)
Art and Memory: Remembrance & Representation
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Temple Israel In the Sisterhood Room 
Coffee at 10:00;  Program at 10:30 - 12:00 Bring lunch; dessert and coffee provided  
TILLI invites the TI community to a summer program on ways to think about the Lodz Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Adam Strom and Phoebe Segal will lead a discussion of current MFA exhibits: Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross and the companion exhibit: "I must tell you what I saw" Objects of Witness and Resistance from the MFA collection. Adam Strom is the Director of the Re-Imagining Migration Project. Phoebe Segal is the Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the MFA Boston, Curator of the Found Objects exhibit, and a Temple Israel member. RSVP by emailing  Sue Misselbeck or calling at 617-566-3960.
**You may want to visit the MFA before this event, or after lunch join a group to see the exhibits at the MFA** 
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