TIC WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE    
August 10, 2017 
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Ekev

Friday, August 11
7:38 pm
Candle Lighting

5:50 pm
Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in Reception Hall 3 
 
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Saturday, August 12
8:00 am
Theology on Shabbat

9:00 am
Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary 

10:45 am 
Youth and Family Service in the lower level conference room  

12:00 pm
Kiddush in the reception halls

7:55 pm
Minhah Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 

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PARASHAT HASHAVUA - 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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BACKYARD  SHABBAT 

The final  Backyard   Shabbat  of the season is this Shabbat, August 12, at 4:30-6:30 pm at the home of  
Amy Cohn and Rabbi Gordon Tucker.
 
All are invited to join us from 4:30-6:30 pm for a casual afternoon of mingling and schmoozing, a light dairy supper, and a brief study session (for adults). Remember to bring a swimsuit and towel so you can enjoy the pool. 
Though there will be lifeguards at the pool, please note that parents are responsible for their own children. 
 
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MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY ABOUT DAILY MINYANIM 

During the summer months, maintaining the weekday minyanim - especially in the evening - proves to be difficult.  Please make a resolution to be of help.  

The weekday evening minyan - Sunday through Thursday - is held each day at 8:00 pm.  It takes 15 minutes of your time, but those 15 minutes can mean the world to those who are gathered for prayer and for remembrance of loved ones.

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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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DAYS OF AWE 
5778/2017

The seating committee is completing the seating assignment process. If you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible at  www.templeisraelcenter.org/DaysofAwe   or on the paper form you received in the mail. Paper forms can also be downloaded from the TIC website. 
 
Questions?
Contact Executive Director Marty Greenberg at  914-948-2800 x 119 or 
m.greenberg@templeisraelcenter.org .  For seating questions contact  seating@templeisraelcenter.org .
 
Look for a separate mailing to come with details and sign up information for ushering, aliyot/honors, and youth services and programming.

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SHINSHINIM PROGRAM

At the end of August, the Westchester community will welcome two Shinshinim (young Israeli adults doing a year of service). These high school graduates will spend their gap year working at TIC and at other partnering synagogues and Jewish day schools before starting their mandatory military service in Israel.

Please click on the link below and enjoy this video of the two visiting Shinshinim.   
 
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_lJq2PprPJAZ1lkU0NRaloxMFE/view
 
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SUMMER READING WITH SISTERHOOD

Whether you're hitting the beach, hitting the road, or just staying cool at home, plan to do some summer reading. Here's the next title and date for Sisterhood's upcoming discussion:

September 13: Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem.   
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METNYUSY

Do you know someone that is in middle school or high school? Do they wish the summer could last a little while longer? Well we have the opportunity of a life time for you. Encampment is an 8 day long camp event from August 20 th to 27th in which 6 th -12 th graders  from all over the Metropolitan New York Region come together for a week filled with fun, sports, dancing, making a ton of new friends, and awesome camp activities such as rock climbing, swimming in the lake, and more! 

At encampment we do in 8 days what summer camps do in 8 weeks, come and see for yourself how incredible this experience can be.

For more information please see the flyers by the sanctuary entrance or go on metnyusy.org after Shabbat.

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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS 
 
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! 

Questions? Contact Lisa Schwartz at 914-948-2800, x122, or email l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.com to schedule a tour and a conversation.

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MAH JONGG WITH SISTERHOOD 

Sisterhood holds mah jongg games on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m

"We play for tzedakah/charity, one game at a time."  Players need not be Sisterhood or Temple Israel Center members. 

Contact Linda Lieberman at 914-472-3626. We play year-round, except for holidays and when the synagogue is closed.

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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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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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MY SISTER'S PLACE
 
Are you or someone you know being abused or mistreated? Adults and children impacted by intimate partner abuse have full access to counseling assistance and advocacy services. Counseling services are free and available to all Westchester County residents who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner abuse.
 
Crisis Hotline: 1.800.298.7233 (SAFE).  http://mspny.org
 
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HUNGRY & HOMELESS APPEAL CONTINUES

As we enjoy a more relaxed pace of summer, remember that for many in our communities, hard times are a year-round state of being.

Please continue to contribute to the Hungry & Homeless appeal. The funds that you provide help thousands throughout Westchester. Click here to view the Spring/Summer update, and click here to make a donation.
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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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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  Kelly Kressler 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   Kelly Kressler.

- 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.