December 5, 2017/5778
Religious School 3rd graders visit the libaray on December 3, 2017
Calendar On the Calendar
21 Kislev, 5778
Torah portion:
Genesis  37:1−40:23

Haftarah portion:
Amos 2:6-3:8
Friday, December 8
5:00 p.m. Tot Rock Shabbat

6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Note: Qabbalat Shabbat services will be shortened to 45 minutes and will end promptly at 6:45 p.m.  for URJ Biennial

Theodore Jacob Sillman Lewis will chant Qiddush
Saturday, December 9
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Morning Service

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Theodore Jacob Sillman Lewis Bar Mitzvah 
gbioSolidarity with the Muslim Community: Out of Many, One
Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
Join the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization for a teach-in and solidarity event with the Boston Muslim community. We will join together with our Muslim neighbors from the ISBCC and other GBIO leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building, and solidarity.  Open to everyone. Registration required.

HanukkahCelebrate Chanukah with Temple Israel
Shabbat Chanukah
Friday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the festival of lights and  Shabbat together with wonderful holiday songs with the youth choir and the community, followed by TI Community Chanukah Party in the Atrium.  Enjoy a music-filled jamboree with new and long-time TI friends, dreidels, latkes, donuts, drinks, and more. Contact  Dekel Luban  for more information.  Sponsored by the Membership and Engagement Committee.
Chanukah Party and Launch of the Village
Saturday, December 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Temple Israel Village for Families with Young Children as we celebrate Chanukah! We will enjoy a special Chanukah concert with Wayne Potash, games, crafts,   and   a contest to see who makes the best applesauce to accompany our latkes . If you are interested in competing, please sign-up with  Shoshanna Goldberg This event is open to members and non-member families with children aged 0-6. Older siblings and grandparents are welcome. The suggested donation is $18/family.  Register .
Chanukah Havdalah
with Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Master Teacher of Jewish Meditation and Spirituality
December 16, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Event is free with light refreshments; books are available for $18
Join us as we celebrate Chanukah havdalah with Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, a beloved teacher of Jewish meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality. Together we will learn how to engage in a mindfulness meditation practice and celebrate Chanukah and havdalah. Register. Brought to you by the Spiritual Practice Lab.
50's & 60's Chanukah Party
Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m
Join other 50's and 60's for a Chanukah celebration hosted by Frank Friedman and Sarah Kianovsky. They will be serving up their famous latkes and salad; please bring a small dessert or beverage to share. RSVP to Julie Unger if you plan to attend. Space is limited.
The Miracle of the Chanukah (LED) Lights
You know the story of a one day supply of oil lasting for eight
days. Today's equivalent is the LED light bulb that lasts for
years. How many Temple Israel members does it take to change [the world with] a light bulb? Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and we're turning our lights on earlier in the evening, please join the Temple Israel Green Team in making sure that your home has only-or mostly-LED bulbs. LEDs save, on average, 7/8 of electricity as compared with standard bulbs...the equivalent of a year round Chanukah miracle! Read more, or 
contact Joan Rachlin with any questions.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library
Last Tuesday Book Group: Notorious RBG
Tuesday, December 26 at 12:00 p.m.
The Last Tuesday Book Group will meet to discuss New York Times bestseller, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For more information, please contact 
Ann Abrams, Librarian. This event is free but an RSVP the Friday before is appreciated.
Spiritual Practice Lab
with Sukriti Dabral
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 
12/17, 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.
Lay Led Torah Study
with Jen Weber and Lisa Gross
Sunday, December 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join Temple Israel members, Jen Weber and Lisa Gross for coffee, snacks, and a relaxed and interesting look at the stories the kids are learning. Read more.
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
with Josh Weisman
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 12/10, 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.
Life Cycle Events
With each new life the world begins anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Nathan Isaac Schwartz Jacobson
November 28, 2017
Rabbi Suzie and JoJo Jacobson (parents)

May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Edwin Timoner
December 4, 2017 (16 Kislev, 5778)
Husband of Marilyn Timoner
Father of Darby Kominik (Jonathan)
Grandfather of Henry and Jaden
Pauline Michaels
November 28, 2017 (10 Kislev, 5778)
Mother of Robert Michaels (Susan)
Grandmother of Sarah and Sam
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.
Israeli Consulate: Honoring Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands & Iran
Sunday, December 10
Temple Emunah in Lexington 
7:15 p.m. Opening reception

7:45 p.m. Program starts
In the 1950s, many Jews in Arab nations faced persecution, and were forced to flee their homes; thousands immigrated to Israel and settled in the country. The Consulate wishes to honor these Jews and their story through testimonials and musical performances. This year, Sharona Mizrachi will be telling her story. RSVP.
Handel for Chanukah: Cambridge Community Chorus Presents Judas Maccabeus
Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m.
MIT's Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Cambridge Community Chorus and Music Director (and Temple Israel member) Pamela Mindell warmly invite you to Judas Maccabeus. One of Handel's most popular oratorios, Judas Maccabeus tells the story of the second century BCE Maccabean Revolt, in which the heroic Jewish leader of the title led his people to victory over Syrian oppression. Tickets: $25 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors, with pay-as-you-are-able option online and at the door. Buy tickets here.
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