Weekly Web News Update 
July 5, 2018
Shabbat Pinehas  
Friday, July 6
6:15 pm: Minhah/Kabbalat/Ma'ariv Shabbat services
8:09 pm: Candle lighting 
Saturday, July 7       
9:00 am: Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
10:45 am: Shabbat B'yahad (for children in grades K-5 and their parents) in the LLCR  
11:00 am: Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room   
12:00 pm: Kiddush in Reception Halls
12:45 pm: Parashat Hashavua in rooms D & E
8:30 pm: Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
Message from Interim Cantor Shoshi Levin Goldberg

I want to invite those of you who are in town to join me for my first Shabbat, July 6-7. On Shabbat morning after kiddush in the reception hall, I'll be holding an informal Q + A session which will be an opportunity for me to learn more about you as well as a chance for you to get to know me better. I hope you'll consider joining our conversation. 
Online Sign Up for Days of Awe 2018/5779

Please renew your membership and sign up for the Days of Awe online at 
www.templeisraelcenter.org/DaysofAwe.2018. The link was also emailed on June 26, 2018 and is available on the homepage of the synagogue website.

In order to give the seating committee enough time to respond to requests, we ask that you submit your form as soon as possible, but no later than July 12, 2018.

Questions? Please call or email Executive Director, Marty Greenberg (914-948-2800 x 119 or  m.greenberg@templeisraelcenter.org ). If you need a paper form, please call the synagogue office at 914-948-2800.
Next Shabbat: Backyard Shabbat

All are invited to join us for a casual afternoon of mingling and schmoozing, a light dairy supper, and a brief study session (for adults). 
Next Saturday, July 14 Host: Rabbi Harry & Lisa Pell
Join us to meet and learn with Hazzan Levin Goldberg, our new interim cantor
Saturday, July 28  Host: Aviva & Steven Seiden
Join us to meet and learn with Rabbi Matt Futterman, our new interim senior rabbi
Saturday, August 18 Host: Wendy Proskin & Jeremy Zucker
Join us to meet and learn with Gladstein Fellow Ariana Siegel, our new rabbinic intern
Rain plan:
If the forecast is bleak the program may be canceled or re-located to the Synagogue.  We will advise of the change on the TIC website and by e-mail on Friday morning
Sunday Morning Lay-Led Talmud Class

Join us every Sunday morning at 8:00 am in the TIC Library.

Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited.

Sisterhood Book Club
July 11, 2018
We are reading the novel,  The Extra, by A.B. Yehoshua

Pot luck meeting, please RSVP to  the synagogue office
Shinshinim Arriving in August  
Beginning in August, we will have four Shinshinim arriving in Westchester County.  TIC is one of several participating synagogues that benefits from the presence of these Israeli young people, who visit our schools, including Schechter Westchester, Carmel Academy, Shorashim and Havurat Torah.  The Westchester Jewish Council is asking for our help in finding host families for these young people; th ey need three families for three months for each one of the Shinshinim. Their first priority is to have a family with teenagers, if possible, and if not, they will accept families with younger children and empty nesters who are involved in the community and can involve the Shinshinim in the community, as well.      
View the guide for potential host families here and the application form here, and see a video of the Shinshinim here. The questions in the application form and the guide are provided to help the WJC better understand the lifestyle of the host and to try to make the best match between the host family and the Israeli Shinshinim.  
If you have any further questions about hosting Shinshinim, email Lisa Schwartz at l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.org or call her at 914-948-2800 ext. 122
TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 
The next gathering of the TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 will be Thursday evening, July 19, from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at TIC.   Note that you are welcome to drop in without RSVP'ing, however, it helps us to figure out chairs and amount of food.
Here is the last gathering for the year:    
Thursday evening July 19   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for Camp 2018!   
If you are looking for a loving and fabulous day camp, you have come to the right place! Mahane Rishon - My First Camp, for toddlers and incoming 2s, 3s and 4s, is the perfect option providing a rich and wonderful camp experience. Click here for our Camp brochure.  Click here for our Camp registration packet. 
Registration Now Open for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is subject to available space and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to schedule a tour or learn more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact the Nursery School Director,  Patty Goldstick or call 914-948-2800, x126. For registration information, click 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.

2018-2019 Registration Has Begun!
We are so happy that registration for the coming year for both Shorashim and Havurat Torah has now officially begun! Click   here for online registration. 
Shorashim News     

Opening Days for Shorashim in September!
Wednesday, September 5 for Grades 2-6
Thursday, September 6 for Grades 2-5
Sunday, September 16  for all Grades K-6
A calendar and packet of important information will arrive via snail mail in August.  If you have any questions before that, be in touch.  We will be here most of the summer!
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 looks forward to seeing you in September!
2018-2019 Registration Has Begun!
We are so happy that registration for the coming year for both Shorashim and Havurat Torah has now officially begun! Click here for online registration. 
Register now. We are eager to welcome  you into our learning community!
Deportation from Israel, that is. Yes, you read that correctly. Yosef Kibita is from Uganda, and is a member of the Abayudaya community, which has practiced Judaism for a century. More recently, many, including Yosef, have regularized their status by conversion under the auspices of the Conservative/Masorti Movement.   Yosef is living at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava, and wishes to achieve the ultimate fulfillment of his Jewishness and Zionism by making Aliyah. Despite the fact that under Israeli law conversions done outside of Israel under the auspices of recognized Jewish communities (such as Conservative Judaism) are to be accepted for purposes of the Law of Return, the current government has refused to recognize Yosef's conversion. Worse, they have given him until next Thursday, June 14, to leave Israel voluntarily, or this sincere convert and Zionist will be deported. And worse yet, the government has taken the opportunity to impugn the Jewish status of the entire 2000-strong Abayudaya community, saying that they are not a "recognized Jewish community". This, notwithstanding the fact that the Jewish Agency itself has recognized them as a Diaspora Jewish community for some years.
There is now an urgent need for financial help so that every possible legal avenue can be pursued to prevent this deportation, and this humiliating affront not only to an entire community practicing the Judaism it loves, but to Zionism itself. The link for contributing follows. Thank you for helping:
Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Teen Spark: METNY program for teens 
Are your teens around for the summer? Passionate about social justice? Want to learn new tech skills?
METNY is proud to announce an exciting program for teens!

In collaboration with Israeli start-up Teen Spark, METNY is proud to be introducing USY's first ever design learning program. For more information click here.
The Hesed Circle  
Bikkur Holim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support 
Click here more information.  Questions? Email mail us at HesedCircle@templeisraelcenter.org.

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.

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.

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 .



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.

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 simhah 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 and/or Etz Hayim Humash is another great way to commemorate a yahrtzeit or to celebrate a simhah. 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.