TIC WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE    
February 9, 2017 
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Parashat Beshallah
Tu B'Shevat 

Friday, February 10
5:04 pm
Candle Lighting 

5:25 pm
Minhah in Reception Hall 3 

6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv
in Reception Hall 3   
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Saturday, February 11
9:00 am
Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Havurah Minyan joins the congregation 

10:15 am
Teen Minyan
- Breakfast in Room 21 followed by services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

10:45 am
Ruah on Shabbat in the Lower Level Conference Room
Simhat Shabbat in Rooms D&E
Tot Shabbat in the Tot Shabbat Room 
 
5:15 pm
Community Program and Havdalah
in the Reception Halls

5:25 pm
Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
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ZERO-WASTE KIDDUSH BEGINS THIS SHABBAT 

Last week, all of the waste from our kiddush went to a landfill where it might take hundreds of years to decompose. This week, all of the waste from our kiddush will decompose naturally in a matter of weeks.  God created the heavens and the earth in 7 days; TIC turned landfill into compost, creating flowers, plants and food. And God saw that it was good...

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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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GALA 2017 IS WAITING FOR YOU! - SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 8:00 PM 
 
Temple Israel Center's Annual Gala and Fundraising Dinner is fast approaching, honoring Pam and Bruce Wexler, Diana and Craig Sklar, and Nancy Parkes for their service to the community. Support them -- and TIC -- by placing a journal ad, purchasing raffle tickets, and making your reservations. Just go to www.ticannualgala.org and get started.

The event chairs -- Bree Schonbrun Dumain,  Randi Kattan, and Cheryl Rosen -- and the TIC community thank you for your participation. We look forward to celebrating together!
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MISHNAH FOR TEENS - THIS SHABBAT, FEBRUARY 11, 1:00 PM 
The Youth Lounge is the place to be this Shabbat. Join Rabbinic Intern Louis Polisson for some learning in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.
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SHABBAT AFTERNOON CAFE - THIS SHABBAT, FEBRUARY 11, 1:30 PM 
Spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends at the Shabbat Afternoon Cafe. Play some board games, do some learning with Dr. Michael Kay, enjoy some special Tu B'Shevat snacks, and let the kids burn off some energy. Click here for more details.
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COMMUNITY HAVDALAH - THIS SHABBAT, FEBRUARY 11, 5:15 PM 
Bring Shabbat to a beautiful close by being part of this lovely service. All TIC families are welcome to enjoy planned activities and then participate in havdalah together. Click here for more details.
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LEARNING WITH RABBI ARI 
 
Dor l'Dor - Monthly Mondays at 11:00 am
Join the flock of empty-nesters and other TIC seniors for an engaging hour of learning and sharing. Dates:  February 13, March 6, May 15
 
Lion @ The Fox - Monthly Mondays at 7:00 pm
Libations, learning, and great ideas come together at The Brazen Fox, 175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Dates: February 13, March 13, April 27, May 15, June 12

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KEHILLAH KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE
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!

Our first Kehillah Kiddush will be held this Shabbat, February 11 - Shabbat Beshallah, the beginning of the Israelite journey through the wilderness -  to honor those who love the o utdoors, adventure, trekking, and traveling. You may still sign up as a sponsor for this Shabbat at the link below if you register by 9:00 am tomorrow morning (Friday, February 10).

Join the sponsorship team by going to www.templeisraelcenter.org/kehillah_kiddush to sign up.
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BREAKFAST SEMINAR - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:30 AM
TIC Brotherhood and the 5 Synagogues of White Plains Israel Action Committee present Dr. Eric Mandel, Director of the Middle East Political and Information Network, who will discuss the new administration, the Iran agreement, Israel, and the changing Middle East.

Click here to learn more about this breakfast seminar. This event is in collaboration with the Israel Action Committee of the 5 Synagogues of White Plains.
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HEBREW CRASH COURSE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS - FEBRUARY 27
This six-week course with Rabbinic Intern Louis Polisson will begin on Monday, February 27, from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Click here to learn more, or email l.polisson@templeisraelcenter.org
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JULIAN Y. BERNSTEIN AWARD - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 7:30 PM 
TIC's own Sandra Costin will be presented with the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding work as a Jewish community volunteer. Click here for details about this free event, hosted by Temple Israel Center.
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REGISTER NOW FOR AIPAC - MARCH 26-28 
Join Rabbi Ari Isenberg-Grzeda and fellow TIC members in Washington, DC, for this conference that is more important now than ever before. Contact Adam Engel at 646-360-1543 or aengel@aipac.org for information and to learn more about TIC's delegation. Click here to view Rabbi Ari's video presentation.
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YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMMING 
 
COMMUNITY HAVDALAH SERVICE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 5:15 PM 
All TIC families are invited as we enjoy activities and more, and then we all come together to bring
Shabbat to a lovely close with havdalah. Click here for all the details. Contact Cantor Marcey Wagner at
m.wagner@templeisraelcenter.org with any questions.

RUAH MOVIE NIGHT - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11  
Put on your PJs, grab your favorite movie DVD and join us for havdalah followed by pizza, ice cream, movies, and lots of fun. Click here to learn more, and email Amy Rosenbaum at a.rosenbaum@templeisraelcenter.org to RSVP.
 
CUPCAKE WARS - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 12:00 pm
Decorate cupcakes! Eat cupcakes! Compete against your friends! Calling on all 8th-12th graders to m eet us in the Youth Lounge from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served.  Cost is $10 for Youth Group members, $15 for non-members.  RSVP to Jessica Cohen at  j.cohen@templeisraelcenter.org by Monday, February 6.
 
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   

J-FEST PRESENTS DR. MAURICE ELIAS - THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 7:30 PM 
Most people want to help their children grow up to be mensches, but this is not easy in today's world. Dr. Maurice Elias, Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, will discuss practical approaches to turning "oys" into "joys" of parenting.Click here for more information.

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 
 
SHORASHIM AND MEN'S CLUB WRAP - THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 9:30 AM 
Come and learn to put on tefillin as Men's Club and Shorashim wrap together. In addition, we're honored to have sofer Dan Wigodsky with us for this event. Everyone is invited and, if you are an adult who brings a child or a child who brings and adult, you'll be entered in the raffle to win a pair of tefillin donated by Men's Club.

PLANT A TREE FOR TU B'SHEVAT
Shorashim invites you to honor Tu B'Shevat by planting a tree in Israel. Click here for all the information. 

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.
 
FIRST FRIDAY SHABBAT DINNER - MARCH 3
The next First Friday event - featuring our 6th graders - is ready for you! On March 3, join us as we welcome Shabbat and enjoy a lovely Shabbat dinner with family and friends. Click here to register. 
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SISTERHOOD BOOK DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 22, 7:45 PM
The next book up for discussion is Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. The meeting is on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:45 PM, at the home of Minda Feinberg. Diane Lipken will lead this month's discussion. Please email Minda at mindfein@aol.com.
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TIC AUTHORS WANTED
Have you written a book that you would like included in the TIC March Book Fair?  We would love to include you.  Please contact us at ticbookfair@gmail.com.  
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MARK SUNDAY, MAY 7 ON YOUR CALENDARS
On May 7 at 7:00 pm, Cantor Jacob Mendelson will be presenting an evening on "The Cantor's Couch" at TIC. Come along on this journey through Cantor Mendelson's real-life stories. More details are on the way!
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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 chairrskf18@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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HADASHOT CORRECTION 


In the current issue of Hadashot, Judith Dembrow was listed in the Yahrzeit column in error. The entry should have been for Mrs. Dembrow's mother, Esther Mosesson. We apologize for the error and will correct it in the next issue of Hadashot.

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TU B'SHEVAT SEDER - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 11:00 AM 
 
Sing along with Sandy Shmuely and enjoy a special Israeli Tu B'Shevat seder at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, 20 Greenridge Avenue. This free event is open to all. Click here for details, or email Oshra Rosenberg at israel@wjcouncil.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
GALA 2017!
Mishnah for Teens
Shabbat Afternoon Cafe
Community Havdalah
Kehillah Kiddush Sponsorship
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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.    

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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.