July 25, 2017/5777
Farmer Jim at today's Buckle Farm CSA pick-up
Calendar On the Calendar
6 Av, 5777, 5777
Torah portion:
Deuteronomy  1:1−3:22

Haftarah portion:
Isaiah 1:1-27; Chazon
Friday, July 28
6:00 p.m. "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (outdoors weather permitting - check our website to confirm)

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Saturday, July 29
9:00 a.m. Early Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study
Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding? An engagement? A new baby? Do you know someone who is ill or in need of a friendly, supportive call? Please let our clergy know by emailing Melissa Carp, Executive Coordinator for Rabbi Zecher.
insightInsight Has Arrived
Another great issue of Insight is now available! Read a High Holy Day message from Rabbi Zecher, learn about our Spiritual Practice Lab from Carol Targum, read about our Green Impact from Dan Deutsch & Marc Maxwell, and see what it meant for Rabbi JacobsonJancy Langley & Brian Goodman, LuLu Pierce, Mike Kalin & Becky Lambert, and Emily Badgley Tatelbaum to experience a life cycle moment in the context of our community. But wait, there's more! Susan Ridker shares how her family got to know Temple Israel through the FJECC Preschool, Mitchell Shames explains our connection to, and the importance of, the URJ, and Rabbi Gubitz writes about becoming the hub of the hub. And of course...this issue welcomes our new Board President, Gary Pforzheimer! Read it online.
tishaTisha B'Av
Monday, July 31 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Please join us for a time of reflection as we recall times of destruction and despair throughout Jewish history on Tisha B'Av, the fast day which traditionally commemorates the destruction of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonian Empire in 586 BCE and by the Romans in 70 CE, the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, and other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. On this evening we have the opportunity to come together in remembrance and mourning, but also in renewed hope and strength as we face continued challenges for the Jewish people and for all of humanity. Through song, silent reflection, and hearing the chanting of the biblical Book of Lamentations, Eicha, we will connect to community and history on this special evening, recalling the profound pain and the incredible resilience of our people.  The service will be led by Rabbi Audrey Berkman. Contact  Naomi Fisher, at 617-277-6610 x 156 with any questions.
rsTemple Israel Religious School
Register Now for 2017-2018 Religious School & Teen Education
The Education Team is hard at work and getting excited for the new school year. If your family has not yet enrolled, visit the  Member Portal  to complete registration. To navigate to the registration form, click on the Education Enrollment tab. Contact   Brigid Goggin or   Mike Fishbein with any questions.
Sunday Classes for Young Children
This year, the Temple Israel Religious School is offering a choice between two Sunday classes for our young learners,  based on age group . Both classes will meet for two 8-week sessions on Sundays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  (dates below). Classes are open to both members and non-members as a way to ease into the full Religious School experience. To learn more or register, please contact Brigid Goggin . Cost for members is $150 per session per child, or $250 for both sessions.  Cost for non-members is $200 per session per child.
Sunday Pre-K Class - For kids who are one year away from Kindergarten. Hands-on learning with activity centers and group time to learn about holidays, Torah, the synagogue, blessings, and more. Sunday Sandbox - For 3 and 4 year-olds who will not be going into Kindergarten the following year. Play-based learning to explore Jewish values, community, and holidays.
Fall session: October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10
Winter session: January 21, January 28, February 5, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25
israelTravel to Israel with TI
Israel is calling you to "Study, Hike, Eat...Repeat!"
Join a 10 day Israel trip of a lifetime and March 1-11, 2018!
Imagine walking through the streets of Jerusalem, using the writings of Jerusalem's poets and authors, such as Yehuda Amichai or S.Y. Agnon to guide our perspectives. Imagine studying about Isaiah, Jeremiah and Heschel as a prism to Social Justice and a Vision for a Redeemed Society with Israel as the backdrop. Imagine eating culinary delights every day at interesting restaurants and markets. Imagine waking up and getting to do it again the next day.

You don't need to imagine. You just need to sign up for this magical adventure in Israel!  Check out the tour details here. Led by Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Chairs Marc Maxwell, Carol Michael, and Mitchell Shames. We are excited to share Israel together. Questions? Please contact Melissa Carp
Life Cycle Events
We mourn the loss of:
Peter Alfond
July 10, 2017 (16 Tammuz, 5777)
Brother of William Alfond (Joan)

Temple Israel's Google Group
Join Temple Israel's Google Group! Community@tisrael.org is Temple Israel's email group where we discuss Jewish issues, community issues, share recipes, recommend contractors, and a host of other topics. To join, just send an email with your name to community+owners@tisrael.org. We will send a welcome message that explains how to use the group.
Can you be the 10th ?
There is a need within the Temple Israel community to make a daily Minyan of 10 adults. Please consider being a part of this mitzvah and join us any weekday Monday through Thursday at 6:15 p.m. If you can occasionally be a part of this mitzvah, or would like more information, please email membership@tisrael.org, or call the front desk at 617-566-3960 and leave a message. 
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative (TILLI)
Fall 2017 Registration
TILLI's Fall 2017 Registration is now open! See the brochure and register for classes For more information, email  Sue Misselbeck  or call at 617-566-3960.
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