TIC WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE    
November 9, 2017 
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Shabbat Hayye Sarah    

Friday, November 10

4:21 pm:  Candle Lighting  
4:40 pm: Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:50 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in the Milstein Sanctuary 
 
Saturday, November 11

8:00 am:  Theology on Shabbat
9:00 am:  Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary 
Bat Mitzvah: Mia Frishberg
Bar Mitzvah: Aron Frishberg  
9:30 am: Havurah Minyan in the prayer space in the gym 
10:15 am: Teen Brunch in Room 21 followed by Teen Minyan service at 10:45 am in the Library (Grades 6-12)
10:45 am:  Simh at Shabbat in Room D/E 
10:45 am:  Ruah on Shabbat in the Lower Level Conference Room
11:00 am:  Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room
12:00 pm: Kiddush in the Reception Halls 2 and 3
12:45 pm: Mishnah for Teens with Rabbinic Intern Louis Pollison
 
4:15 pm:  Minhah Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Bar Mitzvah: Drew Wilenzick
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KOL NIDRE APPEAL REMINDER

We are grateful to those of you who have already contributed to this year's Kol Nidre Appeal.
If you have not yet participated, please send in your completed pledge card, or donate online by clicking on the 5778 Kol Nidre Appeal link here.

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Havurah Minyan Pot-Luck Cholent Luncheon 
Fire up that slow cooker!
 
This Shabbat: Saturday, November 11th, at 1:30pm following Shabbat services.
 
Where: Off site
For details: amylstein@gmail.com 
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PIRKEI AVOT mini course this Monday
 
Educator:     Rabbi Gordon Tucker 
Schedule:    Mondays through December 18 
                     9:15-10:00 AM
 
Pirkei Avot, one of the sixty-three Tractates of the Mishnah, contains Rabbinic Judaism's prescriptions for how to lead a life of virtue and honor.  In the spring of 2018, new commentaries by Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum and Rabbi Gordon Tucker are to appear in print.  In this seven week course, we will have the opportunity to study and discuss in depth essential parts of these new commentaries, even before the actual publication date.

A weekend celebration for this publication is being planned for the Spring.
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YOUTH and FAMILY PROGRAMMING 
UPCOMING EVENTS  
 
This Monday: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Informational Meeting for 6th Grade Parents 
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Informational Meeting will be this Monday, November 13, at 7:30 pm. It is an important meeting for all 6th Grade parents about the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process at TIC, and will address logistics, tutoring, catering, programming, and more. To RSVP, please click here.      
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Ruah and Kadima Youth Group Event: Tie-Dying Party  
Sunday, November 19
Don't forget to bring a white cotton shirt or socks.
 
Ruah Youth Group will be tie-dying up a storm on Sunday, November 19th at 12:00-2:00 pm; lunch will be served. View flyer here . 
Kadima Youth Group will be having fun tie-dying on Sunday, November 19th at 1:30-3:00 pm; snacks will be served. View flyer here
 
Both events are in the Reception Halls 2 & 3. RSVP by November 15 to Rachel Glickenstein at r.glickenstein@templeisraelcenter.org.
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6th Grade Family Brunches: Save the Dates! 
We also invite you to a series of three 6th Grade family brunches, each one a special opportunity to learn together as a family and as a community. Our clergy and educational team will be leading the sessions which explore topics explicitly relevant to families during the bar/bat mitzvah process. Each session incorporates traditional text study with innovative hands-on learning and a light breakfast.  
 
These brunches are for the 6th Grade child AND at least one adult. Sessions occur on Sunday mornings, usually from 9:30-11:30 am . Please mark your calendars now for the following dates: 
 
December 10, 2017
February 4, 2018
May 6, 2018
 
Watch your inbox for more information on these events, hesed opportunities, and other programs planned for you.
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This Friday Night: USY Shabbat 
We are excited to offer our first USY Shabbat of the year on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Youth Lounge. Registration is now closed.  
 
Come join us for dinner and more in the Youth Lounge! View flyer here. 
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Next Gen Shabbat
 
 
Members of Kadima and USY youth groups will be leading/participating in the Shabbat morning service in the Milstein Sanctuary on Nov. 25. We are calling it "Next Gen Shabbat." If your teen would like a part, please inform Rachel Glickenstein, USY/Kadima advisor, and we will happily give a role to them. Please let us know what they would like to do--reciting a prayer in Hebrew or in English, having an aliyah to the Torah, chanting a Torah portion, presenting a d'var Torah, etc. We would love to have all our teens participate!
 
Please save the dates for the following events:
Nov. 25: Next Gen Shabbat (teens lead the service!)
Dec. 8: USY Shabbat Dinner at Rabbi Ari's home
Dec. 13: Community Hanukkah event at TIC
Dec. 18: USY co-chapter ice skating event 
 
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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS  
 
Nursery school is closed on Friday, November 10, in commemoration of Veteran's Day  
 
On November 17th, join us for a special Nursery School & Kindergarten Shabbat service and dinner
Click here for more information. RSVP required.
 
Toddler & Me Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30am
Explore and make new friends in a fun filled morning of play, art, music and more.  For children 10-24 months and their caregiver. View flyer here.
 
Bim Bam Fridays, 10:30-11:30am
Hear stories, sing songs and celebrate Shabbat together.  For children ages 3 and under and their caregiver. View flyer here.
 
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.
 
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SHORASHIM AND HAVURAT TORAH NEWS  
   
Shorashim News  
 
Shorashim is closed this Sunday, November 12, in commemoration of Veteran's Day.
 
We'd like to thank everyone who came to meet the educators this past Sunday, and wanted to remind parents that optional parent-educator conferences will be happening on the following dates in 2018:
 
Grades K, 1, 2, 5, 6:  choice of January 21st or February 11th
Grades 3 & 4:  choice of January 21st or February 4th
Available times will be between 11:45am and 2:00pm.  Sign-up sheets are outside the learning spaces, so please stop by if you'd like to arrange a time.
 
 
Be'atid...coming soon
 
Friday, November 17
Kindergarten and NS Shabbat Dinner
Please RSVP if you'd like to attend, the deadline has been extended to Monday, November 13th.  Flyer attached that includes the response form.  Return this with payment or reserve your spot by contacting Carol Myers in the Nursery School office at nsoffice@templeisraelcenter.org or by phone at (914) 948-2800, x127.
View flyer here.
 
Sunday, November 19
10:30-11:30 am
Second Grade Families invited 
"Sheh-heh-hi-yanu" Kickoff
Learn with Rabbi Ari and join your children for a tour of their learning space. View flyer here
 
Sunday, November 19
9:00-11:30 am
Sixth grade trip to the Schaffer Extended Care Center
Children should arrive at 9:00 as usual.  Parent drivers will leave TIC for Schaffer at 9:45.  We will return by the 11:30am dismissal time.
 
Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
Shorashim is closed in celebration of Thanksgiving.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you. Contact Lisa Schwartz at 914-948-2800, x122, or email   l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.org  or Jean Klipstein, office administrator, at 914-948-2800 x 123, or email j.klipstein@templeisraelcenter.org to schedule a tour and a conversation.
 
 
Havurat Torah News
 
In session Wednesday, November 8 and 15. Closed Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26 
Havurat Torah will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving recess.  The education offices and classes will be closed from this day through Sunday, November 26th.
 
Check out what we're offering (click on the links below).

Havurat  
Torah Offerings for 5778 (2017-2018):
 
 
If you are interested in hearing more about what your friends are learning at HT this year, 
ask them why they're choosing to participate and what they're excited about.  

Questions? Contact Susan Ticker at  914-948-2800, x113, or email 
s.ticker@templeisraelcenter.org .
 
Register now. We are eager to welcome  you into our learning community!
 
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Tefilah Mavens
 
For all students in 6th grade from all schools. Join Cantor Mordecai to learn how to take an active role in leading segments of the Tefillah for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and beyond.  
 
For more information contact Cantor Mordecai g.mordecai@templeisraelcenter.org.
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ONGOING PROGRAMS at TIC:
 
Learning with Rabbi Ari (next week):  
Dor l'Dor
Join Rabbi Ari this Monday morning, November 13 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm for the Dor l'Dor learning with seniors program at TIC.       
 
"The Lion" @ the Fox  
Join Rabbi Ari this Monday evening
, November 13 at 7:00-8:30 pm for "Torah on Tap" off site. Open to all 21+. (Fee: Your bar tab.) Contact Rabbi Ari for details at a.isenberg@templeisraelcenter.org. 
 
Topics In Jewish Ethics
This mini-series will focus on a study and discussion of three broad topics in Jewish ethics: (1) privacy and confidentiality (in an era in which they are threatened); (2) the mutual obligations of parents and children to each other; and (3) the treatment of end-of-life issues.
Join Rabbi Gordon Tucker on Thursday, November 16  
8:15 PM in RH 3

Basic Hebrew Crash Course with Rabbinic Intern Louis Polisson
Mondays through November 20, 8:15-9:15 pm. 
For more info and to register please send an e-mail to: l.polisoon@templeisraelcenter.org

Wise Aging and Meditation 
There is a "new aging" happening.  Being 60+ is now a time of continued development, of generativity and life repair.  Using texts, discussions and contemplative exercises, we'll identify new possibilities offered by this time of life.
 
Wednesdays, November 15, 29, and December 6 
10:30 am-12 noon. $100 fee.  View flyer here.
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TIC ADULTS ON THE MOVE
A new initiative of the TIC Membership Committee

Join us for our first day trip to see the Movie "Bernie." 
For TIC members only. Sign up soon, very few spaces are still available.  First come, first served. 

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
Time: 10:15 am - 3:45 pm
Cost: $30 includes lunch, bus, movie, snack and discussion
Sign up here.  
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Shabbat Afternoon Café
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FIRST SHABBAT AFTERNOON CAFÉ 
 
Saturday, November 18  from 1:45 - 4:00 pm at TIC
Come join us for a family-friendly, intergenerational afternoon of food, fun, and learning.   
Everyone is welcome.
 
1:45 - 3:30 pm - conversation and board games for adults and kids, and children's sports in the gym 
1:45 - 2:30 pm - Optional learning session  in the lower level conference room led by Rabbi Ari Isenberg - Grzeda
 
Dessert and coffee will follow the learning! View flyer here
 
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The College Student Committee wants to keep in touch with our students!  

The Temple Israel Center community would like to keep in touch with our students who are studying away from home.  Holiday packages will be sent to each student, as well as periodicals and mailings from the clergy. A new form must be filled out each year. Register here by November 16.
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Westchester Jewish Council: 
Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast   
 
Healing Our Fractured Society
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 - 10:00 am 
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY    
 
CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE ROOTS AND SHARED VALUES
 
For more information see flyer here and to RSVP click here.
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Night of Learning and Celebration   

Rabbis from throughout Westchester will be teaching at the upcoming Night of Learning and Celebration. 
The event will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle.  Registration will start at 7p.m. The sessions will begin at 7:30 and they will each be one hour long.

30 Rabbis, along with Rabbi Tucker, will be teaching a class at the upcoming Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration.  
 
This event is an opportunity for the Jewish community of Westchester to gather together for a little learning and a lot of fun.  The Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration will offer 30 courses with diverse topics sure to interest everyone.  After 2 sessions of teaching we will meet in the ballroom for a kosher dairy dessert celebration and the music of Kaskeset - The Binghamton University Jewish A Capella group.
 
You can register  in advance by going to our website at www.wjcouncil.org.  The price will go from $20 to $25 after November 10th. 
 
We hope you can join us!
View flyer here .
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Current Events: The Shifting Tides in Relations Between Israel and American Jews 

Wednesday, November 29 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - $20

A conversation between Gary Rosenblatt, editor of The Jewish Week,and Rabbi Ethan Tucker, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hadar, on the growing gap in relations between the two societies.
 
View flyer and purchase tickets here .
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EAT*PRAY*LEARN
Shabbat Author Series
 
Join us on the first Friday of the month as we welcome Shabbat, enjoy a delicious dairy dinner and discover local authors.
 
The 2nd book event is December 1
The Patriots by Sana Krasikov 

Sign up for the December 1 event here.
 
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Young Couples' Group Event - Latke Vodka
 
Book your babysitter for the next annual YOUNG COUPLES' GROUP Latke Vodka 
Saturday, December 2, 2017  
8:00 pm in RH 1 
$36/couple
Register online here. 
 
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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  
View flyer here for details.
To register, email rabbishargel@gmail.com or call 914-948-2800, ext. 121. 
 
Fridays at 7:50 am in Room 21
November 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 
 
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Israeli Art Festival and Sale
November 8-12, 7:30-9:00 pm  
Bethel Synagogue Center
1324 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY

For more information visit www.bethelnr.org/safrai. View flyer here.
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J-Teen Leadership Disaster Area Relief Service Trips (DARST)
J-Teen will be leading seven Disaster Area Relief Service Trips (DARST) to Houston and Florida this year.
 
For more information about the trips and to sign up, click here. 
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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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HUNGRY & HOMELESS KOL NIDRE APPEAL CONTINUES

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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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 .
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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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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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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.