July 18, 2017/5777
Dan Deutsch & Randy Faria with thousands of LED bulbs from our replacement project this week
Calendar On the Calendar
28 Tammuz, 5777
Torah portion:
Numbers  30:2-36:13

Haftarah portion:
Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4
Friday, July 21
6:00 p.m. "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (weather permitting - check our website to confirm)

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, July 22
9:00 a.m. Early Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat!
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 .
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 mourn the loss of:
Doris Lewis
July 15, 2017 (21 Tammuz, 5777)
Mother of Jane Weissman

Robert Grossman

July 14, 2017 (20 Tammuz, 5777)
Brother of Nancy Grossman, Joanne Pearlman, and Jim Grossman
Cousin of Kelly Starr Schein

Shirley Libby
July 12, 2017 (18 Tammuz, 5777)
Mother of Joey Libby (Phyllis Cohen) and Stuart Libby (Beth)
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. Space is limited. 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. 
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative (TILLI)
Fall 2017 Registration
TILLI's Fall 2017 Registration is now open! See the brochure and register for classes For more information, email  Sue Misselbeck  or call at 617-566-3960.
A Message from El Al Airlines
El Al Airlines is proud to have hosted a Shabbat Oneg at Temple Israel! They are now offering direct flights from Boston to Israel. Read more and sign up for a free frequent flyers club membership.
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