November 16, 2017 
Shabbat Toledot      

Friday, November 17

4:15 pm:  Candle Lighting  
4:35 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 18

8:00 am:  Theology on Shabbat
9:00 am:  Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary 
Bat Mitzvah: Simone Glajchen  
9:30 am: Havurah Minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
10:00 am:  Halutzim (Grades K-2) Brunch Bunch in Rooms D & E
10:45 am:  Simh at Shabbat Service in Rooms D & E 
10:45 am:  Ruah on Shabbat Service 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: Parashat HaShavua Class Room C
1:45 pm: Shabbat Afternoon Cafe on the lower level
4:00 pm:  Minhah Services followed by Seudah Shelishit in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
Shabbat Afternoon Café
This Shabbat: Saturday, November 18  1:45 pm - 4:00 pm 
Come join us for a family-friendly, intergenerational afternoon of food, fun, and learning.   
Everyone is welcome.
1:45 - 4:00 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
PIRKEI AVOT mini course this Monday
Educator:     Rabbi Gordon Tucker 
Schedule:    Mondays through December 18 
                     9:00-10:00 am  (New start time)
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.
Tefilah Mavens
There will be no program on Wednesday, November 22
For all students in 5th and 6th grades 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.  View flyer here.
For more information, contact Cantor Mordecai g.mordecai@templeisraelcenter.org
This Shabbat: Halutzim (Grades K-2) Brunch Bunch 
Please join us for bagels, juice and games before Shabbat services!
10:00 am Saturday, November 18 in Rooms D & E
For more information please contact Arielle Richman at a.richman@templeisraelcenter.org  
This Sunday: Rua h 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.

6th Grade Family Brunches: 
Opportunities for all 6th Grade children and their parents to learn, discover, and create. Each session features innovative programming, interactive learning, text study, and discussions with peers, educators, and clergy. Breakfast is also served. 
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 9:30-11:30 am
  • Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 9:30-11:30 am
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 9:30-11:30 am  
Hesed Volunteer Opportunities
  • Sunday morning, December 3, Project Hope - for all 6th Grade families: Off-site
    All 6th Grade families, Hesed Opportunity.  For more details, click here to view flyer. 
  • Monday, January, 15, MLK Day - TIC Community-Wide Family Hesed Day: On-site
    For all TIC community members, youth and families
    10:30am - 12:30pm
    Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a morning of meaningful community service activities for children of all ages and their parents.
Shabbat Family Experiences for Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Families
  • January 6, 2018, 9:30 am-2:30 pm: for all 6th and 7th Grade youth and families
  • February 9-10, 2018: Shabbaton for all 6th Grade youth and families
  • March 9-10, 2018: Shabbaton for all 6th Grade youth and families
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 contact Rachel Glickenstein, USY/Kadima advisor, at r.glickenstein@templeisraelcenter.org, 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:
Dec. 13: Community Hanukkah event at TIC
Dec. 18: USY co-chapter ice skating event    
Save the Date for TIC's Family Hesed Day!
Monday, January 15th, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a morning of meaningful community service activities for children of all ages and their parents. Stay tuned for more information! 
The Nursery school closes at 1pm on Wednesday, November 22 and is closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving.  
Nursery School & Kindergarten Shabbat service and dinner.  Friday, November 17.
For those that have previously rsvp'd: Services at 5:15pm followed by dinner.   
New Program: Turning Two
A Separation program designed for children who will be turning two years old between December 2017 and April 2018.  
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-11:15 am, January 30-May 31. See flyer here.
Contact Patty Goldstick at 948-2800 x 126 for more information. 

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.
Shop Without Guilt 
Please support the Nursery School when you shop this holiday season.  Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/13-1740409 and Amazon the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the TIC Nursery School! 

Shorashim and Havurat Torah are closed Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26 in celebration of Thanksgiving

Shorashim News  
Friday, November 17
Kindergarten and Nursery School Family Shabbat Dinner
For those that have previously rsvp'd: Services at 5:15pm followed by dinner. 
Sunday, November 19
10:30-11:30 am
Second Grade Families invited for "Sheh-heh-hi-yanu" Kickoff 
Learn with Rabbi Ari and join your children for a tour of their learning space. We look forward to seeing you! View flyer here
Sunday, November 19
9:00-11:30 am
Sixth grade social action trip to the Schaffer Extended Care Center in New Rochelle 
Learners should arrive at 9:00 as usual. 
Leaving TIC at 9:45am.  Return for regular dismissal at 11:30am. Thank you to our parent volunteer drivers!
Reminder to 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 outside your child's learning space or email your child's educator with your preferred time from 11:45am-1:00pm each day. 
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
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).

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!
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 
Register online here. 
Tonight: 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.polisson@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, 29, and December 6 
10:30 am-12 noon. $100 fee.  View flyer here.

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.

Night of Learning and Celebration   
This Saturday: Rabbis from throughout Westchester will be teaching at the upcoming Night of Learning and Celebration.  
The event will be held  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 .
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 .
Honor Day 
Thursday, November 30 , 2017  8:00- 9:30 PM
Young Israel of White Plains, 135 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains

For the Casualties of Israel's Wars & Enemy Acts
The 5 Synagogues of White Plains invite you for an inspirational evening in honor of Israel's wounded soldiers.
View flyer and purchase tickets here .
From the Law Books to the Battle Field 
Sunday, December 10 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join us at TIC for a fascinating conversation with Israeli Human Rights Attorney Gadi Ezra
Free and open to all, RSVP requested, view flyer here.
J-Teen Leadership Disaster Area Relief Service Trips (DARST)

Thanks to a generous grant from Time for Good, a UJA-Federation initiative, J-Teen will be leading seven Disaster Area Relief Service Trips (DARST) to Houston and Florida this year! High schoolers (grades 9-12) will work together to help those affected by the recent hurricanes through hands-on work and social action. 

For more information, go to website here.
The Hesed Circle  
Bikkur Holim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support 
Click here for more information.  Questions? Email mail us at HesedCircle@templeisraelcenter.org.
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.
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   
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 
5th Annual Water & Wine with Alon Ben-Gurion
"Personal stories of my Grandfather's legacy"
Thursday, November 30
6:15 pm Complimentary VIP Dinner with Alon Ben-Gurion
7:30 pm Community-wide dessert & wine reception
Westchester Reform Temple
255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
RSVP by November 22, 2017 at jnf.org/waterandwine

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.

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.
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.




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.     

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.

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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.