September 7, 2017 
Ki Tavo 

Friday, September 8
6:56 pm
Candle Lighting

5:50 pm
Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in Reception Hall 3 
Saturday, September 9
8:00 am
Theology on Shabbat

9:00 am
Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary 
Bar MitzvahSamuel Drescher
Ufruf - Leora Kalikow and Matt Liebowitz

10:15 am 
Teen Minyan Special Edition:  In Partnership with Kadima/USY in Room 19

10:45 am 
Simhat Shabbat in Room D/E 

11:00 am
Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room

12:00 pm
Kiddush in the reception halls

12:45 pm - 1: 45 pm
Mishnah for Teens in Youth Lounge

7:15 pm
Minhah Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 


Learners in  Grades K-5  are invited to join us in Rooms D and E to study the week's Torah portion.


Teen Minyan
Special Edition: In partnership with Kadima/USY

Saturday, September 9th
With Rabbinic Intern Louis Polisson and Community Educator Rachel Glickenstein

Bagel and shmear breakfast at 10:15 am in room 21
Services at 10:45 am in the library
Grades 6-12 

Come schmooze, eat, and celebrate Shabbat together through song and prayer.

For more information please email Rachel Glickenstein, Kadima and USY Youth Group Advisor,
or Rabbinc Intern Louis Polisson

.See flyer for details

Welcome Back Shabbat Halutzim (Grades K-2)

Saturday, September 9th
10:00 am Rooms D&E

Simhat Shabbat services to begin at 10:45 am
Grades K-2 children and their adult(s)

Come schmooze, eat bagels and spreads, and play games as we get ready to celebrate Shabbat together through song and prayer!

For more information please email  Arielle Richman, Halutzim Youth Group. See  flyer for details.

TIC will welcome Ofek and Amit, our two visiting Shinshinim, 
on Shabbat September 9 during Kiddush

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.   


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.

Rosh Hashanah: September 21-22, 2017 / 1-2 Tishri 5778
Yom Kippur: September 30, 2017 / 10 Tishri 5778

Sign up for aliyot /honors and ushering:

www.templeisraelcenter.honors_ushers   or complete the paper form which has been mailed, and which can be downloaded HERE.  

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 or HERE
For seating questions contact seating@templeisraelcenter.org.
Contact Executive Director Marty Greenberg at  914-948-2800 x 119 or 
m.greenberg@templeisraelcenter.org .  
Days of Awe 5778 Youth Programming
Please sign up today!  

We invite you to view the offerings for children, teens and families. 

10 am - 1 pm Rosh Hashanah (Days 1 and 2) and Yom Kippur 
plus extended day options

Pre-registration for all activities and programs is required 
to ensure adequate staffing and child safety. 

Register  here for children age 2 to grade 6. 
Register  here for teens grades 7-12.

Please see details in the attached letter, here.


This year we are pleased to introduce a limited number of Accessible Seats. These accessible seats will be located in the Sanctuary Service and are intended for congregants or guests with mobility concerns for whom extra room and access would be of help. If you are interested in Accessible Seating please email  seating@templeisraelcenter.org or call Executive Director Marty Greenberg at 914-948-2800 x 119. 


As we do each year, we will have an opportunity to study together with the clergy of our
White Plains synagogues in preparation for the Days of Awe.  

Please set aside Wednesday, September 13 at Bet Am Shalom Synagogue.  The program will run from 7:45 to 10:00, with two periods of study, and a brief collective gathering for song and Shofar blowing.  For details see flyer here.

Please help fill our bags (as many as you can)  with non-perishable packaged food  and return your bags between Sunday, September 10 and Sunday, October 1. For details see flyer here.

(For security reasons, please do not bring your bag to Kol Nidre services on Friday, September 29.)

We donate all the food we collect to the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry of White Plains.

Join Brotherhood for a SHABBAT SERVICE with the WEST POINT CADETS on September 15.

Twelve dollars a person or no more than thirty dollars for a family of four. Scholarship funds are available for this event. 

See flyer here for more information or contact Harold Nissen at 723 4533 or  hal2syl@aol.com
Breakfast and Learn 5778 (2017-18)
The Bible in Song

This year, we will continue to explore Israeli songs  that serve as modern midrash on Bible stories and characters, beginning with the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Torah. New students welcome.
Instructor: Rabbi Dina Shargel
To register, email rabbishargel@gmail.com or call 914-948-2800, ext. 121. 

Fridays at 7:50 am in Room 21

September 15,  October 20*,  November 3, 17,  December 1, 15*,  January 5, 19 ,  February 2, 16*, 
March 2, 16 ,  April 13, 27,  May 11, 25,  June 8, 22

*8:00 am start time

TURNING TO THE DIVINE: A Night of Beautiful Music and Spiritual Return

Saturday, September 16, 2017 /  26 Elul 5777
9:00 pm 
Temple Israel Center
The stunningly beautiful Selihot prayers usher in  the soulful themes and melodies of the  approaching Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe.  Bring your family and friends to this unforgettable  and deeply meaningful spiritual experience.
Refreshments will be served at 8:45 pm, prior to the service.
Congregation Kol Ami, Beth Am Shalom and Temple Israel Center.
Cantors Benjie Schiller, David Rosen, Jack and Fredda Mendelson, George Mordecai

The Nursery School looks forward to opening its doors for the new school year.
  • New Parent Q&A with the DirectorTONIGHTThursday, September 7, 6:00 pm in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
  • Back to School Night: TONIGHT, Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm in the Milstein Sanctuary 
  • PTO Welcome Back Playdate: Friday, September 8, 9:00 -11:00 am in the Nursery School playground
  • First Day of School:  Monday, September 11

Click here  to support the Nursery School every time you shop on Amazon.com.

If you are interested in learning more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact the Nursery School Director,  Patty Goldstick or call  914-948-2800, x126.


Opening Days of Shorashim are as follows:
Wednesday, September 6 or Thursday, September 7 from 4:00-6:00 pm for all learners Grades 2-6
AND Sunday, September 10 from 9:00-11:30 am for everyone Grades K-6.
On Sunday, September 10, all families are asked to please park your car, and join your child/children in the Milstein Sanctuary from 9:00-9:45 am for our "Welcome Back Assembly" followed by coffee and bagels for adults in Reception Hall 3.
Families of children in Grades K and 1 are invited to their child's learning space for half an hour following the "Welcome Back Assembly" to meet the teacher and participate in a first day learning activity.
It has been a great beginning to Shorashim!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone on September 10th for our opening Sunday.


Register  here  for tuition information and the registration form. 

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

Announcing Havurat Torah Offerings for 5778 (2017-2018):

Questions? Contact Susan Ticker at 914-948-2800, x113, or email  s.ticker@templeisraelcenter.org .

Save the Date for Opening Days of Havurat Torah:
Wednesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 27

Please register for Havurat Torah today. We look forward to welcoming our teens and learning together!


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.  Please contact Sheryl Lewit at sheryl.lewit27@yahoo.com for details.
Invitation from The 5 Synagogues of White Plains and
the New Rochelle Jewish Coalition

The Westchester community is invited to welcome and hear from
Leah and Simha Goldin, the parents of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Young Israel of New Rochelle
1149 North Ave, New Rochelle

8:45 pm, Kosher dairy dessert reception
9:00 pm, Program followed by Q & A
Three years ago during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, IDF Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was murdered and kidnapped by Hamas terrorists during a UN cease-fire. To date, Hamas refuses to return Hadar's remains for proper burial by his family in Israel.

Free and Open to all.
For more information and to RSVP contact community Shlicha Oshra Rosenberg. 
See flyer here for additional information.
Hurricane Harvey Response from United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

We are all watching with concern the unfolding tragedy of Hurricane Harvey.  We have been in touch with our kehilla leaders, our board members Sandy Herskowitz, Richard Kammerman and Dana Winer, USYers and program alumni, and others throughout Texas.  Fortunately our community is safe.  Reports about property, however, are devastating.  It will be years before the impact of this hurricane is fully remediated.

For now the focus is on saving lives.  Please give to the JFNA, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, American Red Cross and/or Nechama.  All of these organizations are working on search and rescue and to provide shelter, clothing, medications and food to those who need it.  And the need is great.

In the future we will turn our attention to the needs of the Jewish community in their rebuilding and will ask people to give to USCJ's Disaster Relief Fund so we may support that effort.  

Thank you,
Margo Gold and Rabbi Steven C. Wernick

P.S. Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA has written this  tefilah for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Hurricane Harvey 
Edition of the 
Community Connection

Our thoughts are with the people of Texas and environs as they continue their recovery from Hurricane Harvey.   We are sharing with you below a list of emergency response opportunities that have been submitted to us by our Council member organizations.  We invite you to review and consider these opportunities.  We will update this list on an as needed basis and we thank our member organizations for responding to this significant need.
Westchester Jewish Council Member Organizations Respond to Hurricane Harvey 
(as submitted by August 30)
UJA-Federation of New York
Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
Orthodox Union (OU)
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
The Hebrew Free Loan Society is raising $50,000 to provide interest-free loans directly to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are  working with colleagues at the Houston Hebrew Free Loan Association to lend to people in need as they rebuild their homes and lives. Donations can be made at: www.hfls.org/donate-to-houston/
Boy Scout Troop 613, based in Westchester, has launched a collection process for working cell phones and chargers.  There is a collection box set up in the lobby at Hebrew Institute of White Plains, 20 Greenridge Ave., White Plains and the Young Israel of White Plains, 135 Old Mamaroneck Rd., White Plains.  Support for this program is most appreciated.  Please contact Evan, evan.gilder@gmail.com  to learn how you can help.
May the days and weeks ahead bring peace, healing and recovery to all in need.

Lisa Roberts, President
Elliot Forchheimer, Executive Director
Pam Goldstein, Assistant Executive Director
Westchester Jewish Council  
DOROT's Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery!

DOROT is having its annual ROSH HASHANAH PACKAGE DELIVERY on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The package delivery program is dependent upon the volunteers who visit and deliver packages to older adults in Westchester. 
Many of DOROT's senior friends are frail and live alone.  By spending just one hour with an older person, a volunteer can relieve some of the isolation often felt during the holiday season.
The delivery will be held between 10:00 am and 11:30 am on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at:
Young Israel of Scarsdale
1313 Weaver Street
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Register online at:  www.dorotusa.org
For more information, please contact DOROT at 212-769-2850
See flyer here if you want to volunteer for this rewarding experience.   Please Note: Photo ID is required for all participants.
DOROT Westchester Intergenerational Chess

Opportunity for Older Adults to Participate in an Intergenerational Chess Program

* Learn and Play Chess with Teens
* Wednesday Afternoons in Hartsdale
* Transportation is available
* Great for Brain Fitness

Call Cippi Harte, Director DOROT Westchester, to Register: (914) 573-8906. View  flyer here .

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.


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.



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.     


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.
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

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.

Have you joined the  TIC Facebook page yet?   

Send feedback about the FB page to our administrator,  Robin Arzt

TIC's hashtag, #TICtogether, is another great way to connect on social media. Remember to use it when you share information about all of TIC's great happenings!
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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
- 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.