June 18 , 2019/5779

Past President, Gary Pforzheimer passing the Torah to new President, Marc Maxwell at last week's Annual Gathering.
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18 Sivan, 5779
Torah portion:
Numbers  8:1-12:16

Haftarah portion:
Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Friday, June 21
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat
Saturday, June 22
9:00 a.m.: Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study
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Life Cycle Events

Mazel tov! We celebrate the weddings of:
Sara Greenberg and Ezra Okun
June 15, 2019

Josh Kay and Brooke Patkin
June 15, 2019

Ben Strauss and Ivy So
June 15, 2019

*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 Rachel Daniels know.
*If you are saying Qaddish or are in need of a community, our daily Minyan takes place every weekday our building is open at 6:15 p.m.
Friends Annual Fund: Last Chance to Give this Fiscal Year!
A generous donor has offered to match the next $25,000 in donations to the Friends Annual Fund t
o help us reach our goal !  T he support of the Friends Annual Fund provides the essential resources needed to sustain our extraordinary educational opportunities, our innovative and timely social justice initiatives, and our extensive and inclusive spiritual experiences.  We are truly grateful to our members who have already made gifts of support, and offer our thanks.
memorialRemembering Your Loved Ones
Memorial Plaques
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a memorial plaque in his or her memory.  Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on the anniversary of death. Family members will be notified of this date. All names on plaques are included in the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque. Please contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
The Spring 2019 semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning brochure is now available! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and follow CAJL on Facebook!
Celebrating Pride! The Hub of the Gay
Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston,
Provincetown, and Beyond, with Author & TI Member Russ Lopez
Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Temple Israel member and author, Russ Lopez, will help us celebrate Pride this year. Join us as he gives a reading from his new book, The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History
of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond. Learn more about the book at russlopez.com. RSVP to Ann Abrams by June 14.
cantorCantorial Transition 2020
The One! The Only! Cantor Einhorn's "Victory Tour" to Greece and Israel
January 30 - February 9, 2020;  Online registration now open , or call 888-811-2812 x 1
Registration for Cantor Roy Einhorn's "Victory Tour" to Greece and Israel is now open! Join Cantor Einhorn and his wife Cantor Jodi Sufrin, Rabbi Elaine Zecher, and Ellen Rovner and Michael Zimman, trip chairs, as we experience the seamless connection between ancient and new. View more trip details .
Did you become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah with Cantor Einhorn at Temple Israel? 
Cantor Einhorn will be retiring in 2020. We need your help to tell stories for his celebration. If you or a family member was a Bar/Bat Mitzvah between August 1983-2019, send a scanned photo of you and the cantor with the date and a short paragraph remembering the day. Send scanned photos to Sue Misselbeck or drop off at the Reception desk attention of Sue.
shabbatdinnerAll-Community Shabbat Dinner
Friday, June 28 immediately following Qabbalat Shabbat services
Join the Membership & Engagement Committee for a community-wide dinner. All are welcome, free of charge, though donations are appreciated. Let us know you're coming!
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