Weekly News Update  
May 10, 2018
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Shabbat Behar-Behukotai
 
Friday, May 11
5:50 pm: Minhah services in the Milstein Sanctuary
7:42 pm: Candle lighting 
 
Saturday, May 12   
8:00 am: Theology on Shabbat
9:00 am: Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Bar Mitzvah: Matthew Schwartz  
9:30 am:  Havurah Minyan in the Gym  
10:15 am: Teen Brunch in Room 21
10:45 am: Teen Minyan in the Library
10:45 am: Simhat Shabbat (for children K-2 and their parents) in rooms D & E
10:45 am: Ruah on Shabbat (for children grades 3-5) in 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
 
8:00 pm: Minhah in the Irene Schwebel Chapel   
 
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ANNUAL TIC SISTERHOOD TORAH FUND DINNER
This Tuesday!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm (check in begins at 6:00 pm)
Temple Israel Center
  
Temple Israel Center Sisterhood is proud to honor Madeline Dannis 
With special thank-you presentations for Rabbi Gordon Tucker and Amy Cohn,   
and Cantor George Mordecai and Michal Frankel.

View details here. Please be sure to register in advance.
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Festival of Shavuot
Evening of Saturday, May 19 through May 21 | 6-7 Sivan.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot:  Israel@70
Shiv'im Panim Le-Yisrael: Israel-Seventy Years, Seventy Faces
Evening of Saturday, May 19 through sunrise services Sunday morning, May 20
 
All night study session featuring our clergy and lay speakers on a variety of topics related to the State of Israel's 70th anniversary.  Your own Israel stories are welcome as well.  

Full list of family program events can be viewed  here .

Full list of teen program events and Shul-In information can be viewed here. 

Reservations for the dinners can be made  here.
 
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Celebrating a Graduation? Celebrate with us!

Once again we invite parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to honor their graduates of all ages, from Nursery School through Graduate School, by participating in a special Kiddush on Saturday morning, June 2, 2018.

Register online  here, or download a form here.
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Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem
פרקי אבות לב שלם
The Wisdom of Our Sages
with commentaries by
Rabbi Gordon Tucker and Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

Books can be purchased in the TIC office

Contribute here to
The Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund for Jewish Learning, Thought and Culture.
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"Save the date for two special events to enjoy spirited music with Cantor Mordecai:  

Friday, June 15, Kabbalat Shabbat featuring the TIC 'band,' and
Sunday evening, June 17, backyard jam.  Details to follow.
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Lost/Found
Congregants have reported a missing tallit and a jacket. If you find these misplaced items, please bring them to the synagogue office. Thank you for your help!
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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS   

Sign up TODAY for our Nursery School & Kindergarten Kabbalat Shabbat  service and dinner: 
Friday, May 18, 5:15 pm.
  
Please join us for a short, musical and participatory Kabbalat Shabbat service in the chapel with Rabbi Ari and Cantor George. After the service, we will have a catered dinner. Please be sure to register by May 10.  Click here for details.

Babies & Bagels: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:15-10:30 am
Eugene Posniewski, Owner and Director of Eugene's Music Studio, invites you to enjoy music and have a blast! Eugene is certified in early childhood education and loves the excitement his students and families bring to his everyday life. Join us for a morning of listening, exploring, dancing, singing, moving and playful delight. 
This is a FREE event and open to all. Coffee and bagels will be served. View flyer  here.

Toddler & Me Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30 am, through May 30
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, 10:30-11:30 am, through June 1
Hear stories, sing songs and celebrate Shabbat together.  For children ages 3 and under and their caregiver. View flyer here

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.
 
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HUNGRY & HOMELESS FUND
In celebration of Shavuot, be part of the tradition of giving

The Fund  for the Hungry & Homeless  raises funds and donates them locally. Together, we provide generous support to Westchester organizations that help our neighbors in need. The Fund is an effective and expeditious way to support many great programs doing critical work and using funds efficiently. View flyer here.

Please continue to contribute to the Hungry & Homeless appeal. Click here to view the Winter 2017 update, and click here to make a donation.
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SHORASHIM AND HAVURAT TORAH NEWS  
 
* SAVE-THE-DATE: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  Tzofim Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan visits TIC  
 
Dynamic, engaging Israeli teens visit for an exciting day of music, dance, and laughter.
 
Catch the magic at: 
 
* 10 am: Morning performance for Nursery School children and families
* 11 am: Visits with the Tzofim in Nursery School rooms 
* 12:30 pm: Lunch with the Scouts
* 5:30 pm: Pizza party with the Scouts for the entire community
* 6:15 pm: Performance for all ages: children, teens, and adults
* 7:15 pm: Dessert Reception  
* 8:00 pm: Lailah tov ul'hitraot - Good night and farewell to the Tzofim
 
Hosting Opportunity: If your family wants to host a  Scout on Tues., May 29, and Wed., May 30, please email Susan Ticker today at s.ticker@templeisraelcenter.org

Taste the excitement: Check out their  youtube &  facebook  pages!
Visit their website  here! View flyer here.
Mark your calendars today and make plans to join in the fun!
 
   
Shorashim News     

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 early, by June 13, to receive the 'early bird' discount.

A reminder about early pick-up procedures
With spring in full gear finally, spring sports have begun. We understand that you may need to pick up your child/ren early. If you need to pick up your child early on a given day, please be patient with us as we locate them in the building. We have many learning activities going on in a variety of spaces, and sometimes we need to find your child's class, which may take an extra couple of minutes. We will not call a child to the office before you arrive to pick them up, so if you are in a rush, please arrive a few minutes early. Thank you for helping us create a safe and educational environment for all. Happy spring!!

Lost and Found
We have several jackets and other items that may belong to your child in the Education Office.  Please stop by before the end of the year and take a look!
 
This Week in the Torah /  Parashat Ha-Shavua
 
This week's parashat ha-shavua/Torah story, comes from the Book of Shmot/Leviticus, and is called, Behar-Bechukotai.   
Learn more about it here

Final Shorashim Sunday!
THIS WEEKEND: Sunday, May 13
Regular Shorashim for grades 2-6
K&1 "Moving Up" Ceremony 10:45-11:30am
Families encouraged to join their children in RH 3
 
No Shorashim on Shavuot!
Sunday, May 20
 
Final Day for Shorashim!
Wednesday, May 23
Last day for all learners in grades 2-6 regardless of session
Grades 2-6 "Moving Up" ceremony, parents invited 5:15-6:00pm
 
Be'Atid....Coming Soon 

Shabbat Hamudim (Cuties Shabbat)
with Rabbi Ari & Cantor Mordecai
Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children (recommended for children from NS- through Grade 1). Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the Third Friday of every month.
When ?
Third Fridays of every month:  
May 18, and June 15
What time
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Where ?
The Kitah Gimel/Third Grade learning space across from the library

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    
  
Here's a schedule for the remaining weeks of Havurat Torah. 
We have a lot of exciting activities planned and encourage all our teens to attend!
 
May 16: We'll be doing grade-level projects with our HT faculty
May 23: Graduation - come out and cheer on our seniors! 
Join us as we honor 12th Grade Graduates and Teen Leaders: Shabbat Buddies, Shorashim Madrikhim, and USY Board.
The entire community is invited to celebrate with us at Graduation.
 
Check out what we're offering for the spring semester (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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YOUTH and FAMILY PROGRAMMING  

This Friday: TIC Kadima Shabbat Dinner
There will be a Kadima Shabbat dinner, on Friday, May 11 for all youth in grades 5-8. We will meet at TIC at 5:45 pm, so we can go together to Kabbalat Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary. Following services, we'll join the congregation for kiddush, and then go to the youth lounge for a dairy dinner. Registration is now closed.
 
Please save the date for our last Kadima event of the year  on Sunday, June 10, 2018  from 11 am-1:00 pm, for TIC youth in grades 5-8. 

Saturday night, May 19, 2018: 6:30 pm
Erev Shavuot Programming and Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Early Dinner at 6:30 pm 
Programming for all families and teens beginning at 7:15 pm,
featuring  Interactive performance by The Bible Players 
For more information, view family flyer here and teen flyer here, register online here.

* SAVE-THE-DATE for Israeli Scouts at TIC Wednesday, May 30, 2018:
Tzofim Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan at TIC  

Dynamic, engaging Israeli teens visit for an exciting day of music, dance, and laughter.
 
Catch the magic at: 
 
* 10 am: Morning performance for Nursery School children and families
* 11 am: Visits with the Tzofim in Nursery School rooms 
* 12:30 pm: Lunch with the Scouts
* 5:30 pm: Pizza party with the Scouts for the entire community
* 6:15 pm: Performance for all ages: children, teens, and adults
* 7:15 pm: Dessert Reception  
* 8:00 pm: Lailah tov ul'hitraot - Good night and farewell to the Tzofim
 
Hosting Opportunity: If your family wants to host a  Scout on Tues., May 29, and Wed., May 30, please email Susan Ticker today at s.ticker@templeisraelcenter.org

Taste the excitement: Check out their  youtube &  facebook  pages!
Visit their website  here! View flyer here.
Mark your calendars today and make plans to join in the fun!
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Monday: 
Lion @ The Fox with Rabbi Ari
 
Rabbi Ari looks forward to joining you at the Brazen Fox on May 14th at 7:00 PM
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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 held offsite on  Thursday, May 17 at 10:00 am.  Call the synagogue office for location.
 
For future gatherings, please RSVP to the synagogue office .  Note that you are welcome to drop in without RSVP'ing, however, it helps us to figure out chairs and amount of food.
 
Here are the dates for the rest of the year.  Let us know if you are interested in hosting any of the upcoming gatherings.
Thurs morning May 17   10:00 am offiste
Thurs evening June 14   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thurs evening July 19   8:00pm - 10:00 pm
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Rabbi Tucker's Mishnah Class
 
Tuesdays
May 22, June 12 and 19
8:15-9:45 PM in the Library
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This Friday: 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. 
 
7:50 am in Room 21
Upcoming classes in 2018:  
Fridays: May 11, 25, June 8, 22
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Shabbat  Hamudim (Cuties Shabbat)
with Rabbi Ari & Cantor Mordecai
Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children (recommended for children from NS- through Grade 1).  Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the  Third Friday  of every month.
When?
Third Fridays: May 18 and June 15.
What time? 
5:15pm - 5:45pm
Where?
The learning space across from the library
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The Hesed Circle  
Bikkur Holim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support 
 
Click here more information.  Questions? Email mail us at HesedCircle@templeisraelcenter.org.
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Sisterhood Bookclub

The next book club meeting will be on Wednesday, May 30. We will be reading the novel, 
  The Hare With the Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal. Contact the synagogue office for more information.
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JNF's "Positively Israel Reception" 
Thursday, May 31
7:30 pm Community-wide Dessert & Wine Reception Includes Israeli wine tasting, kosher dessert, raffle prizes, and more!
Temple Israel Center

View flyer here for more details.
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Brotherhood Sisterhood BBQ
Back by popular demand-- our previously well-received Brotherhood/Sisterhood summer kickoff BBQ in the courtyard.
     
On Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a barbecue, and, as in the past, it will be open to everyone -- members and friends -- at only $25 per person.  Flyers will be out soon.
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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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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 the synagogue office at 948-2800. We play year-round, except for holidays and when the synagogue is closed.

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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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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.