Tifereth Israel Synagogue, A Conservative Congregation

This Week and More 

A fully egalitarian congregation, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, representing both tradition and innovation in the Jewish community. Diverse, warm and personal, Tifereth Israel Synagogue creates a foundation for an authentic Jewish experience.

This Shabbat   torah-reading.jpg  
Candle lighting: 4:45 p.m. 
January 12, Kabbalat Shabbat service begins at 6:15 p.m. 

January 13, Shabbat Shalom begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Taste of Shabbat is an abbreviated service with a focus on shared learning that allows you to become more comfortable with, more understanding of, and more involved with the service.
  • Shabbat Play Date is for families with young children through Kindergarten to come and enjoy free-play, songs, stories, and more. 
  • Shabbat Rocks for kids in grades 1 - 6 (divided into two groups) to explore the weekly parasha, become more familiar with the service, and engage in fun activities.
This week's Torah portion is  Parashat Vaera.

Following all of our services and programs, join us at Midrash Shabbat Lunch & Learn. Our featured speaker, Katie Feifer, will address Creating a World Without Exploitation

Our thanks to Shoshana and Zev bar-Lev for contributing to our Kiddush Luncheon  in honor of all of their children: Becky, Brian, BZ, Jaxon, Dashiell, Naomi, Josh, Rachel, Tom, and Karynn.

Havdalah: 5:54 p.m.

Need a ride to services?  Email On the Go  or phone their office at (877) 634-6537.
Learners Minyan
January 12, 7:30 a.m.
People often don't come to Minyan because they are not familiar with the service and feel a little intimidated. Fear not - help is on the way. Once a month, Rabbi Josh will lead a learner's Minyan service so that we can all learn together to enhance our experience. Of course, this will be followed by breakfast!

Visit our website for more details.
Comedy Shmomedy
January 13, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of comedic relief. Our
evening line-up will feature headliner, Tony Calabrese, and Melissa Greenberg will be our host for the evening. Additional talents include Scott Blumen, Abby November, and Simon Blackthorn.

Visit our site for more details and to purchase tickets. 
MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Service
January 15, 8:15 a.m.
Join people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a wonderful morning of community service.

Tifereth Israel Synagogue, along with our Sisterhood and Men's Club, are sponsors. Make it a day on, not a day off! Click here for more details and to sign up.
Chick Flicks Chick Flicks
January 15, 6:00 p.m. (Confirmed)
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and then our feature film, The Post

Click here to make your reservation. You may also call our office at 619 697-6001. Our website has more information on the evening, and our film. 
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
January 18, 7:00 p.m.
Our discussion, How Happiness Thinks, will be led by Debbie Mishek and will center on how we can use Jewish teachings to learn to live ethical, happy, and fulfilling lives. More details and RSVP information can be found on our website.
Shir Chadash Shabbat
January 19, 6:15 p.m.
Enjoy this unique Shabbat service enlivened with the combination of instrumental music, old and new. Accompanying the Friday night service with traditional, rock, and world music melodies, Shir Chadash enhances our service bringing more joy to our Shabbat experience. Learn more now.

Hot Chocolate Bar!
A yummy treat will enhance our Oneg Shabbat.
Pajama Palooza
January 20, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and a movie for the whole family! Everyone is invited to come in pajamas. Be sure to bring blankets and pillows to stretch out and enjoy our film, Ratatouille.

RSVP by January 16th at noon
TIS members and Silverman Preschool families are $20 per household or $8 per person. All others will be $25 for a household or $12 per person. More details about the evening and reservations are here
Judaism 101 Adult Education Logo
Beginning January 21, 11:00 a.m.
Taught by Rabbi Josh Dorsch, the series is intended to introduce, or re-introduce, people to Judaism.  More details about the class, the schedule, and registration are on our site.

Let us know you'll be there
Please RSVP to our office  by email or phone, and let them know you plan to join us.
Abraham Ratner Torah School  
  • Gimmel Class (3rd Grade) parents are invited to decorate a siddur (prayer book) cover for their student January 17 and 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. or January 21 at 9:00 a.m.
TIS Youth Groups        
Grades 2-12  
Sisterhood          Sisterhood Logo   
Men's Club           
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming at Tifereth Israel Synagogue
TIS and Braun Library Film Series January 21
The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Beginning January 23
Passover Seder Workshop February 4
Israeli Dance February 11

And Around Our Community  
Center for Jewish Culture Adult Education Classes  Various dates and locations
Jewish Bereavement Support Groups  Various dates and locations 
January 10, 2018
In This Issue
Traditions Gift Shop
 Blowout Sale
January 3 - 31
Our 50% off sale 
is not to be missed!

Whether you're shopping for a wedding or b'nai mitzvah gift, maybe a housewarming, a new baby, anniversary, or a myriad of other occasions, we've got what you need. Check your calendar and stock up for all upcoming gift giving needs. 

Exclusions include: books, candles, parchments, chocolate gelt, and tallitot.

Click here for more details and to view our shopping hours.
Meet and Greet
Last Call
Rabbi Joshua Dorsch
For those who have not joined us before, this will be our final small group opportunity. Join us on January 10, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Email your RSVP, or call the office at 619 697-6001, and we'll send you the address of our host's home.
This Week
on TIS Facebook 
Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, was, from the Spanish Inquisition  until World War II, the primary language spoken by thousands and thousands of Jews throughout the Mediterranean.

Keep up to date with us through our Facebook page. Our weekly enews, human interest stories, program announcements and more can all be found on our Facebook page.

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Whether you're looking to join a congregational family or just wish to visit  email Beth Klareich or phone her at (619) 697-6001 ext. 108. She'll share more information with you and invite you to join us for services or any of our events and programs.