TIC WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE    
April 13, 2017 
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Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah 

Friday, April 14  
7:14 pm
Candle Lighting

5:50 pm
Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv
in Reception Hall 3 
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Saturday, April 15 - 4th Day of the Omer
8:45 am
Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary

10:45 am 
Special Shabbat - Children of all ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.

7:35 pm
Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel  
 
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Pesah Schedule of Services (concluding days)

Sunday, April 16
9:00 am
Morning Services
7:15 pm
Evening Festival Services
7:16 pm
Festival Candle Lighting
             
Monday, April 17
8:45 am
Morning Festival Services
10:45 am
Special Service - Children of all ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room 
7:15 pm
Evening Festival Services
8:15 pm
Festival Candles no earlier than this time
 
Tuesday, April 18 - Yizkor 
6:45 am
Early Yizkor
8:45 am
Morning Festival Services
10:30 am
Yizkor
Babysitting for toddlers in the Tot Room during Yizkor, from 10:30 am to noon
10:45 am
Special Service - Children of all ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room
7:35 pm

Minhah
8:25 pm
Hametz can be eaten after this time
    
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BREAKFAST AND LEARN WITH RABBI SHARGEL - THIS FRIDAY,
APRIL 14, AT 7:50 AM
Join the musical journey through biblical texts. Experience a wide variety of Israeli songs and examine the biblical and rabbinic sources. Click here to find out more.
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PARASHAT HASHAVUAH - EVERY SHABBAT AT 12:45 pm 

Learners in Grades K-5 are invited to join us in Rooms D and E to study the week's Torah portion.
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CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PASSOVER CONTINUE
The New York Board of Rabbis Ma'ot Hittim Fund helps thousands in the New York Metro area during the Passover season. Please make your contribution through Rabbi Tucker's Discretionary Fund. Click here to donate online (indicate "ma'ot hittim" in the "Options" box) or bring a check to the TIC office (write "ma'ot hittim" on the memo line).  
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KEHILLAH KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE - APRIL 29,
HEALING PROFESSIONS 
 
Shabbat, April 29 - Shabbat Tazria-Metzora - describes the ritual of purifying and reintegrating into the community those who have recovered from leprosy. Therefore we invite doctors, nurses, medical technicians, psychologists, and all in the healing professions to be part of the Kehillah Kiddush Sponsorship team. Plan to sign up as a sponsor for this Shabbat at the link below by registering by 9:00 am on Friday, April 28.

Sponsoring a kiddush is a terrific way to support the Temple Israel Center community. TIC's Kehillah Kiddush initiative recognizes the many different professions represented in our community.  By participating as a Kehillah Kiddush sponsor for $36 on one or more of the following Shabbatot , you can honor your profession and help us reach our goal of including as many members of our community as possible as Kiddush sponsors!

Join the sponsorship team by going to   www.templeisraelcenter.org/kehillah_kiddush to sign up.
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TIC BROTHERHOOD ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON - SUNDAY,
APRIL 30, 1:00 PM

Brotherhood is honoring our 2017 Man of the Year Seth Mandelbaum and Youths of the Year Joshua Brunnlehrman. Jeremy Costin, and Sydnie Holder on April 30 at our neighboring synagogue Shaare Tikvah in Scarsdale. This is the Hudson Valley's 14th annual Chavayrim Kol Yisrael Awards Luncheon. Click here to make a luncheon reservation and to place a journal ad supporting this year's honorees.
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YOM HA'ATZMAUT SHUK EXPERIENCE - MONDAY, MAY 1, 6:00 PM
Join us for TIC's Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration, which will include falafel and ice cream trucks, Israeli music and dancing, hands-on art activities, a scavenger hunt, and so much more. Click here to get all the details and to register. Questions? Contact Cantor Marcey Wagner at m.wagner@templeisraelcenter.org.
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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR THE CANTOR'S COUCH
AT TIC -
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 7:00 PM
Cantor Jacob Mendelson - TIC's Cantor Emeritus - will star in a one-man show, The Cantor's Couch, for one night only. Let the original music and Cantor Mendelson's true-life stories carry you along on this exhilarating journey. Click here to read more about this event and here to purchase tickets.
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JEWISH AGING FOR ALL GENERATIONS - A THREE-PART SERIES 
Monday, May 8, at 7:00 pm
Jessica Rozenshteyn, CSW CGCM, discusses " Geriatric Care Management: What is it and could anyone in your family be a candidate for it?"

Monday, May 15, at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Michael Goldman discusses " Creating Better Emotional Lives for People Affected by Dementia."

Monday, May 22, at 7:00 pm
Heidi Weiss discusses "Having the Conversation."
 
Click here to learn more about the sessions, or email Michelle Steinhart, Director of Inclusion. 
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SHAHARIT LECTURE SERIES - TUESDAY, MAY 9, 7:30 PM 
The  Shaharit Lecture Series continues, presented by Temple Israel Center.  Shaharit is a think tank that brings together Israelis of diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

The May 9 event is a talk by Menachem Bombach, senior staff member at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. His discussion topic will be "From Isolationism to Integration: New developments in the Israeli Haredi community that just might change Israeli society as we know it."  Click here for details or email Nancy Parkes at   n.parkes@templeisraelcenter.org.

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TIC'S SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE EVENT - SHABBAT , MAY 12-13
Renowned author, journalist, and essayist Judith Shulevitz will be our guest for a Shabbat with the theme, "P'nei Shabbat: Aspects of the Sabbath World." Click here for more details, and then click here to make your reservations. Questions? Email Nancy Parkes, Director of Congregational Learning.
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SISTERHOOD BOOK DISCUSSION - WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 7:45 PM
The next book up for discussion is Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman. This session will be hosted by Madeline Dannis. Please contact Madeline directly at madelinemarch11@gmail.com, or at 914-725-5809, if you plan to attend.
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YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMMING 
YOM HA'ATZMAUT SHUK EXPERIENCE -- MONDAY, MAY 1, 6:00 PM 
Join the TIC community as we celebrate Israel's birthday with music and dancing, games and activities, food trucks with Israeli specialties, and more. Click here to register. 

TEFILLAH
MAVENS -- EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6:00 PM
Calling all TIC learners in grades 6 and up! Come sing with Cantor Marcey Wagner, Cantor George Mordecai, and Community Educator, Amy Rosenbaum, and learn the Shabbat service better. This is great preparation for all, including those learners within a year of their becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. If you are interested, just show up at 6:00 pm on Wednesday or stay following Shorashim dismissal.   Tefillah Mavens will conclude at 6:30 pm. 
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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS 
BABIES & BAGELS - APRIL 26
Join us for our next  Babies  &  Bagels on Wednesday, April 26.  Rabbi Dina Shargel was a Musical Munchkins teacher for many years. She will bring her guitar for some fun through music and movement. This is a FREE event.  Bagels and coffee will be served. Click here for details. 
 
JOIN US FOR CAMP 2017!
If you are looking for a wonderful, loving, and fabulous day camp, you have come to the right place! Mahane Rishon - My First Camp, for toddlers and incoming 2s, 3s, and 4s, is the perfect option providing a rich and wonderful camp experience.  Click here for our Camp brochure. Click here for our Camp registration packet.
 
SUPPORT THE TIC NURSERY SCHOOL WHEN YOU SHOP 
Click here to support the Nursery School whenever you shop on Amazon. Remember to bookmark it, too!

To learn more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact the Nursery School Director, Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800, x126 or email  p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.
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SHORASHIM AND HAVURAT TORAH NEWS  
 
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SHORASHIM AND HAVURAT TORAH SCHOOL YEAR
IS NOW OPEN!
Act now to register your child for the upcoming school year. Click here for tuition information and the registration form. And read below to find out about taking a tour!

HUG IVRIT FINAL SESSION 
Our final Hug Ivrit session "Yisrael Sheli/My Israel" will begin after Passover on Monday, April 24, and will continue for five (5) Mondays through and including Monday, May 22.  This session is open to all learners in grades K-6. If you haven't already rsvp'd to Lisa, please do so at l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.org

H
ESED OPPORTUNITY FOR SHORASHIM AND ALL TIC FAMILIES - APRIL, MAY, JUNE
Donate school supplies to children in need. Bring your items to the "collection trunk" in front of Cantor Marcey's office. We are partnering with Westchester Jewish Community Services to help children in need right here in Westchester County.  See the supplies list here :   http://www.wjcs.com/annual-back-to-school-drive/ 
 
SEE SHORASHIM IN ACTION - TAKE A TOUR
As you plan the next chapter in your child's Jewish education, include a Sunday morning tour of Shorashim classes in action. See what we do and how we learn. Contact Lisa Schwartz at 914-948-2800, x122, or email l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.com to schedule a tour and a conversation.
 
TEMPLE ISRAEL ZERO WASTE KIDDUSH INVITE 
Calling all teens!  Get involved with TIC's Zero Waste Kiddush compost initiative headed up by Judah Aber.  Volunteers are needed to stand by the compost, recycle, and waste containers to guide our community on what is compostable vs. disposable vs. recyclable during Kiddush. Select the time(s) you'd like to help out by following this SignUpGenius link: Zero Waste Volunteers.

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THREE GREAT TEEN EVENTS!
Friday, April 28 - Teen Shabbat Service and Dinner (8th-12th grades), 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us in the Lower Level Conference Room for your own service led by other teens. Dinner will follow in the Youth Lounge.
Please RSVP to Jessica Cohen by e-mail, j.cohen@templeisraelcenter.org by Sunday, April 23.
 
Sunday, April 30 - Cupcake Wars (6th-12th grades), 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Decorate cupcakes! Eat cupcakes! Compete against your friends! 
Meet us in the Youth Lounge for this edible contest. Lunch will be served.
Cost is $10 for Youth Group members, $15 for non-members.
RSVP to Jessica Cohen by e-mail, j.cohen@templeisraelcenter.org by Sunday, April 23.

Sunday, May 7 - Breakfast Run (time coming soon) 
Teens (grades 6-12) sign up with Jessica at j.cohen@templeisraelcenter.org today!
Please bring donations of clothing and toiletries to the second floor of TIC and leave in our Giving Trunk.
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HELP FURTHER THE MISSION OF THE TIC INCLUSION COMMITTEE
 
The TIC Inclusion Committee works on exploring and improving issues related to anyone who feels excluded in any way, including people with disabilities and learning differences, the LGBTQ community, or those experiencing mental health issues. Anyone who needs our services, please contact Michelle Steinhart, TIC's Director of Inclusion, at m.steinhart@templeisraelcenter.org.

To join the committee in its work, please contact Michelle Steinhart or Robin Friedman at rskf18@gmail.com.
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SHABBAT MORNING EARLY ARRIVALS

 

In order to better ensure the safety of our congregants, those entering the building prior to 8:45 am on Saturday mornings should use the front door by the Main Office, where we will have a security guard posted beginning at 8:00 am.  Thank you for your cooperation.
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TIC FOOD VOLUNTEERS

Do you know where YOUR next meal is coming from?  

Would you like to help someone who doesn't? 

Join the TIC Food Volunteers!  We prepare more than 150 meals on the first Sunday of every month for the hungry and homeless.  Meals are prepared in volunteers' homes and brought to TIC for transport to The Sharing Community in Yonkers, NY. To learn how you can help, contact Judith Grand at (914) 328-3322 or  foodvolunteer@gmail.com.     

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YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION - MONDAY,
APRIL 24, 12:00 PM

 
The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and the Westchester Jewish Council invite you to attend this moving event at the Garden of Remembrance, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains. Temple Israel Center is a co-sponsor of this annual memorial that honors those lost. Click here for more information, or visit hhrecny.org.  
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UNITED WAY 2-1-1 HELPLINE
 
Need Help? Speak to Real People and Get Real Answers
United Way's 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral helpline open 365 days a year, 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Our knowledgeable call specialists are here to listen, to care, and most of all, to give you the information you need on:  food, housing and shelters, abuse prevention, government services, senior services, health& mental health, child care, job assistance and more.

To speak to someone dial 2-1-1 from any phone or visit
www.uwwp.org/get-help  
 
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WJCS KOSHER MEAL DELIVERY 
WJCS kosher Meals-on-Wheels program is looking for volunteer drivers. Monthly, biweekly, or occasionally; we'll work with your schedule. Contact Eileen at 914-668-4350, or eoleet@wjcs.com.

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CONNECT TO CARE INITIATIVE

Click here for complete program details.

 

Connect to Care at Westchester Jewish Community Services is a multi-faceted approach to helping those in the Westchester Jewish community that are affected by economic crisis.  The staff at Connect to Care will help you maximize your chances for success in your career search.  At the Center there are workstations with computer/internet access, copier and fax machines, and a lounge available for informal networking.  

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SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE
Breakfast and Learn
Ma'ot Hittim Donations Continue
Brotherhood Annual Awards Luncheon
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
The Cantor's Couch
Shaharit Lecture Series
Scholar-in-Residence
Teen Events
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MINYANIM AT TIC!
Support fellow congregants who want to pray in a community as well as those who are saying Kaddish.  It is an act of great kindness. We gather in the lrene Schwebel Chapel at 7:10 am Monday-Friday, at 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday.   Check our calendar for minyanim times on Shabbat.    

To join the minyan corps, contact
TIC COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
- Support TIC mourners during shiva week by being part of shiva minyanim. To participate in this act of hesed, email Caren Zelicof. 

- Celebrating a simha or remembering a loved one? You can share the commemoration by sponsoring a Shabbat kiddush. Email Rachel Jurisz or call her at 914-948-2800 x111.

- Dedicating one or more copies of Siddur Lev Shalem is another great way to commemorate a yahrtzeit or to celebrate a simha. Click here to get started. 

- Birthday parties are great fun at TIC! For gym or room rental details, email Rachel Jurisz.

- Share your good news with the TIC community. Email Susan Galla with details about your
s'mahot, or call her at 914-948-2800 x112.