March 27 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel at March for Our Lives on Saturday. View the photo gallery.
Calendar On the Calendar
15 Nisan, 5778
Torah portion:
Shabbat Pesach
Exodus 12:37-42, 13:3-10

Haftarah portion:
Isaiah 43:1-15/ Song of Songs
Friday, March 30
Passover begins at sundown

Note time change:
4:45 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat
Saturday, March 31
Passover Day 1
9:00 a.m.  Matzah Brei Cook Off

10:00 a.m. Service & Study for adults and special program with Ellen Allard for young children

passoverPassover at Temple Israel
Friday, March 30 at 4:45 p.m.
A shortened Qabbalat Shabbat service. Please note time change.
Clergy Matzah Brei Cook Off, Passover Celebration, and Children's Program
Saturday, March 31
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Matzah Brei Cook Off
10:00 a.m. Service & Study for adults and special children's program with Ellen Allard
Which of our clergy makes the meanest matzah brei? On the first day of Passover, our clergy will compete. Will our reigning champion Rabbi Zecher keep her title, or will someone new take home the trophy? We'll eat, celebrate the holiday, study, and enjoy a special musical program for young children with Ellen Allard, award-winning composer, performer, and music educator. Read more.
Pesach Yizkor Memorial Observance
Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m.
We gather on the eve of the 7th night of Passover to remember our loved ones in prayer and song. Please join us in Slater Lounge to gather with others in memory. 
10th Annual Women's Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m., $18
Through ritual, song, and conversation we will retell the story of Passover over a potluck Seder meal. Rabbis Zecher, Jacobson, and Gubitz will lead the Seder. Please 
register and let us know what dish you will bring to the Seder. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Daniels.
hashoahYom HaShoah
Honoring Yom HaShoah - Music and Story with Avi Wisnia
Monday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
All are welcome

Through story and song, Avi Wisnia recounts his travels with his grandfather and the profound journey of tracing his grandfather's footsteps from child singing prodigy to Auschwitz survivor to American soldier. Read more.
Yom HaShoah Service and Remembrance
Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Slater Lounge
Gather with us to commemorate Yom Hashoah with prayer, song, and poetry as we honor the memory of all those who perished in the Holocaust.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Hundreds have joined us for thoughtful and engaging classes and learning opportunities at the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel. We invite you to join us as we continue our legacy as a place committed to deep Jewish scholarship, a community that is unafraid to ask the difficult questions and think about Judaism in new and exciting ways.
Feinberg Lecture with Etai Freedman and MEET
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Any Israeli or Palestinian teenager whose formative years followed 1995, does not know what it's like to possess legitimate hope for peace. Amidst such a reality, in which the word collaboration often has a negative connotation, MEET, The Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, brings together Israeli and Palestinian bright young leaders to create positive social and political change through technology and entrepreneurship. Read more.
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
From the very beginning of Hebrew literacy, Jewish writers have created myths and stories of paradise as a desired destination, a blissful place of perfection and sometimes a figment filled with an ironic admixture of hope and despair, faith and doubt. 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.
gbioGBIO: "For Such a Time as This" Community Conversations
 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. The connections we make and the stories we share will build up current initiatives particular to TI, give focus and energy to continuing work on housing, healthcare and criminal justice reform with our GBIO partners, and, equally important, identify leaders and emergent issues.

If you would like to include your voice in this conversation, please contact Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein, Community Conversation Coordinators
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative
Temple Israel Celebrates TILLI's 10th Anniversary
Friday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m.
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. A festive Oneg will follow the service. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
On Our Blog
tali"Stranger Things" and the Torah
"Taking into account competing after-school activities, homework, social lives, and interests, how do we get Jewish teenagers to remain engaged and active Jewish learners? My next step seemed clear. If I could not compete with Stranger Things, I would need to bring "Stranger Things" to my Torah class. Thus, a new Tent course, "Tentflix" was born." Read Tali Puterman's blog about incorporating Netflix into Jewish education.
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, from June to October. Purchasing a CSA share with ReVision is a partnership with and investment in the Dorchester community. Your membership not only provides you and your family with biodynamically and bionutrient grown heirloom vegetables, it also helps support their programs. Learn more and sign up. Contact Traci Laichter for more information.
Life Cycle Events
With each new life the world begins anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Nicolás Angel Sicairos McCarthy
March 10, 2018
Ariana Sicairos-McCarthy and David McCarthy (parents)
Jose Luis and Amy Sicairos (grandparents)
Kenneth Sicairos (uncle)
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Glenn Morris Shriberg
March 20, 2018 (4 Nisan, 5778)
Husband of Leslie Shriberg
Father of Ali Shriberg Freedman (Ezra) and
Dana Shriberg (Randy Austgen)
Grandfather of Zev and Talia
Sylvia Levine
March 20, 2018 (4 Nisan, 5778)
Mother of Richard, Peter, and Jerry Levine, and Barbara Levine (z'l)
Cousin of Nancy Sandman (Michael)
Carol Sege
March 22, 2018 (6 Nisan, 5778)
Mother of Robert Sege (Karen Victor) and Irene Sege
Grandmother of Rachel, Adam, and Aaron

If you would like to send extend wishes of congratulations or condolences, please send them to  Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, who will pass along your message. 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 tell Rachel to let our clergy know.
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