July 5, 2017/5777
Rabbi Zecher and TI kids at Camp Micah with Assistant Director and TI member Jodi Sokoloff
Calendar On the Calendar
14 Tammuz, 5777
Torah portion:
Numbers  22:2−25:9

Haftarah portion:
Micah 5:6-6:8
Friday, July 7
6:00 p.m. "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (weather permitting - check our website to confirm)

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, July 8
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.
See Our Accomplishments of This Past Year
See our 2017 Annual Report presented at the 2017 Annual Gathering of the Congregation.
Rabbi Soffer's Testimony at the State House
On June 20, Rabbi Matthew Soffer testified before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy.

"Temple Israel's longstanding commitment to social justice and environmental stewardship is a reflection of both our sacred texts and the values that have grounded the Jewish people for millennia. The more than 4,000 members of our congregation take seriously the Jewish responsibility to "work and guard the earth."  And we believe that our lives and fates are interwoven with those of human beings and the dynamic array of all species across the world." (Read more.)
Travel 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:
Virginia "Jini" Footer
June 27 2017 (3 Tammuz, 5777)
Mother of  Harrison Footer, Barbara Footer, and Paula Footer

Eleanor Katcoff
June 29, 2017 (5 Tammuz, 5777)
Mother of Chip Katcoff and Lizabeth Katcoff
We celebrate the engagement of:
Emma McAfee-Hahn and Allison Boudreau
Emma is the daughter of  Jill Hahn and Andrew McAfee (z'l)

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 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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