You are not alone!
We are still living Judaism together.
Cantor Einhorn sings with Elana Arian at last week's Qabbalat Shabbat.
We Hope to See You This Shabbat:
Torah portion:
B'har - Bchukotai
Leviticus 25:1-27:34
Haftarah portion:
Jeremiah 32:6-27; 16:19-17:14
Candle lighting:
7:42 p.m.
Friday, May 15
5:00 p.m. Families with Young Children are invited to a virtual Tot Rock Shabbat!

6:00 p.m.  Gather with us virtually for Qabbalat Shabbat where we will celebrate our Religious School graduates

7:30 p.m. Riverway (20s & 30s) Shabbat
Saturday, May 16
9:00 a.m.  Join the Temple Israel community virtually for Saturday morning for Shabbat and Torah Study!

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat (for families with young children)
Join us on Zoom every Saturday for dancing and singing on a special live service

8:00 p.m. Join the clergy for a virtual Havdalah, bring your own cocktails or mocktails! 
We're here to help!
During Qabbalat Shabbat and Torah Study, we have a team of tech support available to help you access Zoom! Just call our main number, 617-566-3960, and you will be redirected to someone who can help.

Please view our other help resources here:
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Edward Kuchta
May 1, 2020
Father of Michael Kuchta (Karen Weintraub)
Grandfather of Caroline and Josie
Trude Posner     
May 7, 2020
Cousin of Fran Putnoi (Don)
Diana Levine
May 11, 2020
Mother of Sam Levine (Sandra) and Edward Levine (Judy Konesal)
Grandmother of Ada, Natanya and Jacob
Lee Kozol
April 24, 2020
Uncle of Matthew Kozol (Kim)
Great-uncle of Eliana, Michaela and Franklin
Arthur Blasberg Jr.
May 9, 2020
Father of John Blasberg (Jeanne), Arthur Blasberg III (Audra), and Neil Newhouse (Mary)
Grandfather of Jack, Charles, Ann, Bradley, Alexandra, Amanda, Cassie, and Tom (Laura)
Mazal Tov! We celebrate the birth of:
Naomi Marina Plotkin
May 6, 2020
Daughter of Sam Plotkin and Daniela Jacobson
Let us know:
Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding, engagement, or new baby? Is someone in our community in need of pastoral support? For funeral needs, call Temple Israel 24/7 at 617-966-7951. Amy Sherr, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, wants to know and can help you!
Being in quarantine can be isolating, frightening, and lonely. If you or anyone you know are sick with COVID-19, please let Amy Sherr know so we can reach out. We are here for you! Please let us know if you need immediate assistance by contacting Amy Sherr.
Helpful Resources:
In this unique moment in the history of Temple Israel, we recognize the many different needs that our community members face. To that end, we have gathered the below list of resources in an effort to ensure that you, our beloved congregation, are able to access the support you need in these difficult times
Shabbat Mishpachah , Friday at 5:15 p.m. Join us on Zoom as a family to welcome in Shabbat together as a community.   Join Shabbat Mishpachah here.

Education Celebration Qabbalat Shabbat, Friday at 6:00 p.m. Join the entire Temple Israel community as we celebrate and honor the wonderful year of learning we've had.  Join Qabbalat Shabbat here.
We look forward to welcoming student rabbi Andrew Oberstein as our rabbinic intern this summer, for the high holy days, and monthly throughout the coming year. Andrew is thrilled to return to Temple Israel, where he previously served as Coordinator for Social Justice and Young Adult Engagement. Andrew will be involved in many areas in our community and we are sure you will relish the chance to experience his many scholarship, warmth, and many talents. Learn more about Andrew here .
With this Mask, I Thee Wed

Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 p.m., led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz. This gathering will bring together couples who were scheduled to get married during the global pandemic. Come together to acknowledge the disappointment and to plan for your future celebration.

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Tikkun Zoom Shavuot

24 hours of virtual learning, beginning Thursday, May 28 at 5:00 p.m. Join us as we go big as dozens of teachers, artists, and facilitators lead us in study, prayer, art making, music and more over a full 24 hours in the zoomosphere.

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Pursuing Justice in this Pandemic: a focus on immigration
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Tikkun Central's Zoom call with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)'s Rachie Lewis and learn more about the work we're doing with the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN) and how you can help safely from your homes.

Register here and please be in touch with   Tali Puterman  with any questions.
Shop our Shuk of Black-Owned Businesses

Tikkun Central’s Racial Justice Initiative is already committed to promoting purchases from Black-owned businesses and we recognize the unique challenges of safely accessing goods and services in these times. We invite you to explore our virtual  shuk  (marketplace) and align your spending with your values as we support local Black business owners.

Find what you need at .
Connecting to Temple Israel
Looking to get more involved? Interested in joining a class, attending more services, or checking out some of the amazing virtual programs we have to offer? Join our Google Group to get daily emails about all of the virtual opportunities happening at TI! To join, email Noa.
Poetry & Podcast Small Groups
Poetry Small Group
Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Connect with our Temple Israel poets and lovers of poetry. Sign up for the poetry group here .

Questions? Email Rabbi Gubitz or Nicole Zador.
Podcast Small Group
Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Just like a book group, but with a podcast instead!
Sign up for the podcast group here. Learn what we're listening to on Facebook here. Join us on zoom.

Questions? Email Rabbi Gubitz or Nicole Zador.
Weekday Minyan
Log into Zoom and join us virtually for Weekday Minyan every Monday - Thursday at 6:15 p.m . Carve out time in your day for reflection, singing, and a chance to offer names for healing and remembrance. We will be using Mishkan T'filah for weekdays and will be offering access to the prayerbook through a Zoom screen share. Or, you can purchase your own Kindle edition here . Weekday Minyan can also be streamed on our website here .
Center for Adult Jewish Learning
Learn with us online!
Weekly classes (new students welcome):
Riverway Project (20s & 30s)
Small Groups
Connect with the Riverway community by joining a Small Group, including Book Club, Celebrate the New Month, Couples, Interfaith Couples, and Singles.  Sign up here .

Chaverai: Words with Friends
Fill out this form to join us as we adapt this ancient practice to our contemporary times. We will match you with another member of the community for you to check in with, and provide a range of Jewish and non-Jewish sources for you to think through together.
Upcoming Events:

In these unprecedented times, Temple Israel is operating in high gear to set up many ways to participate and interact with fellow congregants of all ages for classes and gatherings. A gift to the Temple Israel Friends Annual Fund will allow us to bring Religious School students together for online learning, will enable us to livestream our Qabbalat Shabbat services to all who are seeking connection during this time of isolation, and will continue to enable TI members in Boston and across the world to come together virtually to live Judaism together in new and exciting ways.
Share with us!
Are you participating in our virtual opportunities? This is part of our communal story! Send photos of you and your family at participating from home, and let us know where you're participating from! All photos and stories can be sent to Noa Rosen.
How are we doing? As we move into a temporary virtual community, we want to make sure we are meeting your needs for community connection. Please email your communications feedback to Emma Koblick, Director of Communications.