November 7, 2017/5778
Temple Israel's Israel Ride contingent at Mizpeh Ramon
Calendar On the Calendar
22 Cheshvan, 5778
Torah portion:
Genesis  23:1−25:18

Haftarah portion:
I Kings 1:1-31
Friday, November 10
5:00 p.m.
Tot Rock Shabbat

6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Madeleine Beale Borovoy will chant Qiddush

Community Potluck
Saturday, November 11
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Morning Service

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Madeleine Beale Borovoy Bat Mitzvah
TI Welcomes Ambassador Shapiro
AIPAC New England: Safeguarding the Alliance - An Ambassador's Story
Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. Registration is requested.
Read more and register here at no cost.
insightSneak Peek at the Latest Issue of Insight
Another issue of Insight has landed! It will be arriving in mailboxes in the next week or so. In this issue, you can read great articles from TI members and staff, such as Your Guide to the Friends Annual Fund, The Impact of #10Days10Ways, Scholars-in-Residence Weekend 2017, TI Gatherings: Small Group Connections, Where in the World is Temple Israel?, and more.

Read it online here.
potluckCommunity Potluck
Friday, November 10 following Qabbalat Shabbat services 
Please join us on for a congregation-wide Shabbat potluck dinner, which will take place following Qabbalat Shabbat services, around 7:15 p.m. Please bring a dish, drink, or dessert to share. All are welcome to join! Contact Dekel Luban for more information.
spotlightSpotlight on Israel: Processing Your Relationship With Israel
Brought to you by TI Gatherings and the Center for Adult Jewish Learning
Sundays, November 19 and December 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In the coming weeks, we are creating a small group to explore our relationship to Israel and its modern complexities. Led by Eli Cohn-Postell from the JCRC, mark your calendar for two small group conversations and gather to discuss and process the following events: AIPAC ambassador Dan Shapiro; an Israeli stage performance "The Hearing;" a Book Talk from Nathan Englander, and a talk by the Yad'b'Yad Hand in Hand School during Shabbat services on December 1. See section below for more information Please plan to attend at least 3 of the 4 community events plus the 2 small group gatherings. For more questions, please email Rabbi Gubitz. Read more and register.
cajlThe Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel
Registration for all fall courses in CAJL's "The Classroom" is now live. Read through the entire CAJL Fall 5778 Brochure and register now for fall courses Contact Mike Fishbein  for more information.
Roots: An Exploration of Jewish Ideas and Rituals
with Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Sundays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.; 11/12, 12/3, 1/7, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6
No cost
Join us to explore the roots of Jewish learning! Each session will focus on a Hebrew root word, exploring the diversity of ways it shows up in Jewish prayer, holiday celebrations, and Jewish thought. In this class, you will gain basic Hebrew reading skills and vocabulary, study themes of our most essential prayers, and enjoy engaging conversations about Jewish ideas. This class is for all learners - no prior Hebrew experience or Jewish knowledge necessary. Read the full description and register.
bursteinBurstein Scholars-in-Residence Weekend: The Environmental Crisis: Our Spiritual Responsibility
Friday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.: Qabbalat Shabbat, 
Saturday, November 18: Day of Learning and Action
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. , featuring an Environmental Torah Study, Plenary Sessions, and workshop offerings, concluding with havdallah.
Sunday. November 19: Environmental Art Gallery

Registration is especially important for those using childcare Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, and is appreciated from everyone. Please register here.

"The Hearing" in collaboration with Israeli Stage
Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $15 per person
This is the true story of Adam Verete who - after opening a dialogue about enlistment for the Israeli Defense Forces in a public high school in Israel - was not only forced to resign, but was publicly threatened and humiliated. Full description and registration.
Bursting with Joy Birthing Class
Tuesday, November 28, December 5 & 12, at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m
This class is appropriate for first time parents or as a refresher course for second (or third!) time parents, also perfect as a supplemental course if you have taken or plan to take another birthing class. Co-taught by Certified Nurse-Midwife Sarah Kleinman and Rabbi Matt Soffer
Please contact  Shoshanna Goldberg for more information and to register.
Nathan Englander: Reading and Conversation with JARTS
November 29 at 7:30 pm at Temple Israel; Tickets are $28 each (includes book copy)
Pulitzer prize finalist, best-selling short story writer, and New Yorker writer,  Nathan Englander discusses his new novel,  Dinner at the Center of the Earth - the story of Prisoner Z. Dessert reception and book signing to follow. Read more.
Spiritual Practice Lab
Module 1: Poetry as Prayer, Prayer as Poetry
Amidah Themes : Redemption & Holiness taught by Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
Sundays, November 12 and 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Join us this year as we explore the weekday Amidah, a foundation of Jewish liturgy, through different spiritual forms and modalities. Join us this fall for our first module, and stay tuned for additional modules such as chanting, meditation, art, and mussar this Winter and Spring. Contact Mike Fishbein for more information.
Temple Israel's Making Headlines
November 04, 2017
 Harvard receives landmark gift of Dutch drawings
The Boston Globe - Featuring TI member George Abrams
November 04, 2017
George Abrams to donate landmark collection to Harvard museum
The Boston Globe - Featuring TI member George Abrams
Life Cycle Events
With each new life the world begins anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Avery Sloane Swartz Moskop
October 22, 2017
Daughter of Courtney Swartz and Katherine Moskop
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.
Jewish Women's Archive Webinar Hosted by TI's Tali Puterman
November 8 at 1:00 p.m.
The Jewish Women's Archive will be welcoming Temple Israel's Tali Puterman, winner of the 2017 Natalia Twersky Educator Award, to present themes and teaching methods from her winning lesson, "Henrietta Szold: Learning from the Past to Shape Our Future." By exploring ideas of power, resistance, identity, and storytelling, Tali will engage participants in a discussion about making the classroom a space where otherness is embraced, and where students see themselves as leaders, and as agents of change. While this program has been designed with an educator audience in mind, anyone who is interested is encouraged to participate. Learn more and register here.
URJRegister for URJ Biennial in Boston
Join 5,000 Reform leaders at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial 2017 in Boston this December 6-10. With the theme of "Re-imagining Jewish Life" everyone in our congregation is invited to join hundreds of people from across North America to learn, pray, share ideas, network, celebrate, and make decisions about the future of Reform Jewish life. Pray with thousands of Reform Jews! URJ is welcoming all local congregations to the combined Friday night service and song session, free of cost, but registration is required herePlease read and consider these proposed resolutions that will be presented and voted on at the 2017 URJ Biennial in Boston this December. For more information, read here or contact Dekel Luban, Director of Membership and Engagement.
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