January 2, 2018/5778
Archivist Chris Spraker, hard at work in the Temple Israel Archives
Calendar On the Calendar
19 Tevet, 5778
Torah portion:
Exodus  1:1−6:1

Haftarah portion:
Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23
Friday, January 5
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

7:15 p.m. Community Potluck 

Saturday, January 6
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study with Rabbi Friedman

mlkShabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice
January 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Family Pizza Pre-neg at 5:00 p.m.; Community Oneg following services
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. Childcare is available. Please contact Shoshanna Goldberg for more information.

A note from TI member and Racial Justice Task Force Chair Andy Tarsy:
In December, The Boston Globe's renowned Spotlight team produced a seven-part series entitled " Boston.Race.Image.Reality" and in so doing, added an important chapter to a story the city has been living for decades. For Temple Israel and for much of the community the series was a reminder of well-known legacies, patterns, disparities and barriers both formal and informal. Those for whom these challenges circumscribe their experience of living here did not need the reminder. The burden shifts to us - all of us - to respond with appropriate urgency and sophistication. What does it mean for Temple Israel and for each of us as individuals to be a more effective part of the solution? 
shabbatThis Shabbat
Community Potluck
Friday, January 5 following Qabbalat Shabbat Services
The Membership & Engagement Committee is sponsoring a community-wide potluck dinner open to all. Please bring a dish, drink, or dessert to share with old and new friends.
Torah Study with Rabbi Friedman
Saturday, January 6 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:
Zachary Kalish
December 24, 2017 (6 Tevet, 5778)
Nephew of Richard Kalish (Elisabeth Keller)
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.
greatercommGreater Community
CJP Women's Philanthropy Hands-on Event
Thursday, January 18 at 6:45 p.m.
Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley

Join CJP and Temple Israel member Judith Sydney for the Women's Philanthropy Hands-on Event 
to spread warmth and comfort in our community for a children's clothing donation and sorting party to benefit the Clothing Closet at Jewish Family Service of Metrowest. Don't have any children's clothing to give away? No problem! Everyone is welcome to help sort through donations. There is also an option to donate toward the purchasing of additional children's clothes on the registration page. Register.
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