April 17 , 2018/5778
Riverway Project volunteers at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Calendar On the Calendar
6 Iyyar, 5778
Torah portion:
Tazria - M'tzora
Leviticus 12:1-15:33

Haftarah portion:
II Kings 7:3-20
Friday, April 20
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat and TILLI 10th Aniversary Celebration

Simon Levi Baron will chant Qiddush

(Watch Live Stream)

Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat!

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Bar Mitzvah of Simon Levi Baron

Happy 70th birthday, Israel! Yom Ha'atzmaut is on Thursday, April 19. Join the community event on May 6!
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the marriage of:
Michael Tackeff and Samantha Beik
Michael is the son of Roger and Maryanne Tackeff
We celebrate the engagement of:
Genessa Trietsch and Andrew Clemenza
Genessa is the daughter of David & Rhoda Trietsch
We mourn the loss of:
Gerard Goldstein
April 9, 2018 (24 Nisan, 5778)
Father of Wendy Goldstein Pierce (Chip)
Grandfather of Lulu and Jack

Esther Fisher
April 13, 2018 (28 Nisan, 5778)
Aunt of Joan Rachlin (Seymour Small)

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 us know.
peaceChildren's March to Protect Immigrant Families
Thursday, April 19
Gather on Boston Common 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
March at the State House 12:00 p.m. 
Join Temple Israel clergy and staff as we support ECCO and allies to send a message to our legislators that we need to pass protections for immigrants this session.  At the march, children will lead the ECCO community and our allies around the State House delivering hundreds of children's letters calling on our legislators to pass legislation that protects immigrants. This will be a kid- and family-friendly event for school vacation week.  Let  Tali Puterman  know if you plan to join.
tilliCelebrate TILLI's 10th Anniversary This Shabbat!
Friday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a festive Oneg
Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat when we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative). TILLI's mission is to provide opportunities for members to participate in peer-led study groups covering a broad range of topics from a Jewish perspective, enjoying cultural events, and developing community and social relationships. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
A Taste of Judaism
Mondays: April 23, 30, May 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., no cost
Explore traditional and modern Jewish sources and discuss the ways that Judaism can resonate in our lives. Open to all: interfaith couples, those with Jewish family heritage, and the simply curious. Learn more and register.
Musical Migration: Klezmer in America with Sherry Mayrent
Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Three Sessions: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
Course Fee: $90 for Members/$120 for Non-members
Through listening to lots of recordings, this class will look at what klezmer, the traditional instrumental music of Eastern European Jews, was like in the old country; what happened to it when the musicians migrated to America in the early 1900s and how the music has continued to evolve through the Big Band era, the dawn of the LP and into the 21st century. Read the full description and register.
Imagining Paradise with Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Begins April 24; Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Four Sessions: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Course Fee: $120 for Members/$160 for Non-members
How have these tales created by the Biblical authors, rabbis of the Midrash, Mystics, Philosophers and Modern writers framed and formed the Jewish psyche from antiquity to modernity? Contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
Spiritual Practice Lab - Jewish Mindful Meditation
with Carol Targum and Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
April 29, May 6, and May 13; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For first-timers or experienced meditators- we will practice some techniques to relax the body, focus the mind, and open the heart, while exploring themes in our weekday Amidah prayer.
Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat
Alongside other GBIO congregations, Temple Israel is launching a series of community conversations "For Such a Time as This" from now through mid-May. We will hear from all parts of the temple what deeply concerns us so that together we build power to make a difference, both here at TI and in the wider community. Contact Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein, Community Conversation Coordinators. Read more.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Last Tuesday Book Group - Poetry Edition!
Tuesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we are delighted that Temple Israel poets Ellen Steinbaum and Wendy Drexler will be joining us. Bring a poem for us to read and discuss it. For more information, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian. This event is free; let us know if you plan to attend.
cemeteryCemetery Service of Commemoration, Celebration, and Rededication
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield, rain or shine
Join us for the dedication of the newly restored Wyner Gatehouse at Temple Israel's historic cemetery in Wakefield. The dedication will be part of the annual Service of Remembrance as we gather to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those we remember in our personal families and in the communal family of Temple Israel.
csaAnnual Community Shared Agriculture Program
Temple Israel is excited for our third annual Community Shared Agriculture program! We are partnering with ReVision Urban Farm for 18 weeks of fresh vegetables that can be picked up right at Temple Israel this summer. Learn more and sign up online. Contact Traci Laichter for more information.
newsTemple Israel's Making Headlines
April 10, 2018
Growing a millennial network: new forms of community, worship
The Times of Israel - written by Rabbi Rick Jacobs and featuring the Riverway Project
April 17, 2018
"Stranger Things" and the Torah: Incorporating Netflix into Jewish Education
eJewish Philanthropy - by Tali Puterman
beaconBeacon Academy Spring Swap-It
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20
Student shopping day: Wednesday, April 18
Beacon Academy is requesting clothing donations for their Spring Swap-It week. They are particularly collecting formal clothes for Spring Celebration, graduation, and prom dresses for 11th and 12th grade alumni. Suit jackets, ties, dresses, slacks, and dress shoes are especially appreciated! Bring your gently used items to Temple Israel for collection.
cjpGreater Boston Community
CJP Women's Philanthropy Women Who Dare
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton
The Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends event is open to any woman who gives $500 or more to CJP's Annual Campaign, either in her own name or as part of a family gift. Learn more.
JFS of Metrowest Gala - Honoring TI Member Andy Tarsy
Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel Framingham
JFS of Metrowest will be hosting its Seize the Dream Annual Gala, honoring TI member Andy Tarsy, Dana and Daniel Finn, and Allison and Brad Kates. Learn more.
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