TIC WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE    
June 15, 2017 
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Shabbat Shelah lekha

Friday, June 16
8:09 pm
Candle Lighting

5:15 pm   
Join Rabbi Ari & Friends for "Shabbat Hamudim," a special 30-minute Shabbat experience for families with young children.

6:15 pm
Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv in Reception Hall 3 featuring the TIC Band
 
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Saturday, June 17
8:00 am
Theology on Shabbat
in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

9:00 am
Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Bar Mitzvah - Samuel Kornstein
Ufruf - Stephanie Sokol and Eric Post
Baby Naming - Schaps and Ralston Families

10:15 am
Teen Minyan  with breakfast in Room 21 followed by services in the Library  

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

8:30 pm
Minhah Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel


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BREAKFAST AND LEARN - Next FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 7:50 AM
(last session of the season)

The musical journey through Genesis continues with Rabbi Shargel's session, this Friday morning. Let the melodies enhance the text as you listen and learn. A great way to start your day, along with a bagel or two! Click here for more details.
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BE PART OF THE RABBI SEARCH PROCESS

The search for a new Rabbi has begun, and the Temple Israel Center Rabbi Search Committee would like to hear your thoughts about what we should be looking for in our new rabbi and want you to share your insights about our community. We look forward to your active participation in the search process.

Parlor Meetings

These facilitated discussions take place in private homes and are limited to 20 persons per meeting.
The only parlor meeting still
" open " is Tuesday, June 20 7:30-9:00 pm.  
At any time you may email the Committee about the search process at TICSearch@templeisraelcenter.org

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METNY USY ANNUAL DINNER - THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 6:30 PM
Temple Israel Center is proud to be hosting this year's METNY USY dinner, at which TIC members Jennifer and Cliff Seltzer will be among the honorees. To register for the dinner, place an ad, or make a donation, click here. Your donations help USY continue to offer programs such as USY Israel Pilgrimage, USY on Wheel, scholarships for Encampment, and much more.
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TIC PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 8:00 PM
The next gathering of TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 years old will be on Thursday, June 15, at 8:00 pm in the Lower Level Conference Room. There will be light snacks and good conversation. RSVP to Jenny Simon Tabak at jstabak@optonline.net.
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BACKYARD  SHABBAT  

The second  Backyard   Shabbat  of the season is on June 24 at the home of   Ella and Sam Kohn,
9 Craven Lane, White Plains.  

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). 

Additional dates and hosts for this summer:

July 8                    Rabbi Harry and Lisa Pell
July 22                  Wendy Proskin & Jeremy Zucker
August 12             Rabbi Tucker & Amy Cohn

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HUNGRY & HOMELESS SHAVUOT APPEAL CONTINUES
As we head into the 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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SHINSHINIM PROGRAM
This 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 contact Michelle Kantor at kantorfamily@optonline.net for more information about the program and how to apply to become a host family.
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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 list of titles and dates for Sisterhood's upcoming discussions:
June 28: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel by Parnaz Foroutan (email Dvora Feuerwerker to RSVP)
August 9: Lineup by Liad Shoham (potluck dinner; email Deb Picker about the dish you plan to bring)
September 13: Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem (location tba)  
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YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMMING
SPECIAL SHABBAT "WELCOME SUMMER" EDITION - SHABBAT, JUNE 17, 10:45 AM
Get ready for the first Special Shabbat of the summer! Children of all ages are welcome to wear their camp shirts or favorite "tourist" T-shirts (from DisneyWorld, the Bronx Zoo, or another destination) and be part of this fun and interactive Shabbat. We'll be in the Lower Level Conference Room, and we'll have a special snack for you too! For more details, email Cantor Marcey Wagner.

HESED OPPORTUNITY FOR 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/ 
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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS 

JOIN US FOR CAMP 2017!
Our fabulous day camp begins Monday, June 19th.  We still have a few spots available for a few weeks. 
Click here for our Camp brochure. Click here for our Camp registration 
material.
 
TODDLER & ME
Join us for our summer Toddler & Me class, Wednesdays, June 21- August 2, 9:30-11:30am.  Guided by one of our wonderful Nursery School teachers, we will enjoy music, art, play and more. 
 
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 HAVURAT TORAH PARENTS: BE PART OF THE TIC RABBI SEARCH 
The search for a new rabbi has begun, and the Temple Israel Center Rabbi Search Committee is seeking as much input as possible from all of you. As we begin this critical task, we would like to hear your thoughts about what we should be looking for in our new rabbi and want you to share your insights about our community. Email ticsearch@templeisraelcenter.org to find out about upcoming parlor meetings.

SEE SHORASHIM IN ACTION - TAKE A TOUR
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.
 
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!

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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/  
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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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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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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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L'DOR V'DOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP - JULY 5 THROUGH AUGUST 4 
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is accepting applications for their L'Dor V'Dor Summer Internship, an innovative, fun, and meaningful four-week program for Jewish teenagers. Interns volunteer at the Hebrew Home, connect with residents, and attend educational seminars and workshops. A $500.00 stipend is offered for those who complete all program requirements.

Click here for the internship application or, for more information, email ldorvdor@hebrewhome.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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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 Natasha Levy 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 Natasha Levy.

- 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.