May 15 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel and Attorney General Maura Healey at the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute 
Mother's Day Walk for Peace on May 13
Calendar On the Calendar
5 Sivan, 5778
Torah portion:
Numbers 1:1−4:20

Haftarah portion:

Hosea 2:1-22
Friday, May 18
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat 

Aaron Withey Cohen will chant Qiddush

Baby naming for Ella Greenberg Kehoe

Baby naming for Zachary Arnold Dildine

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, May 19
Shavuot begins at sundown

9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

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

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Aaron Withey Cohen's Bar Mitzvah

9:00 p.m. Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Kehillath Israel
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of: 
Ella Greenberg Kehoe
May 5, 2018
Daughter of Josh & Renana Kehoe

We mourn the loss of:
John F. Crigler, Jr.
May 13, 2018 (28 Iyar, 5778)
Father of Dru Greenwood (Ted)

William Scott Thoennes
May 12, 2018 (27 Iyar, 5778)
Father of Jaden Kohen
Elizabeth Botkin Hoskins
May 8, 2018 (23 Iyar, 5778)
Cousin of Linda Okun (Henry)

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.
Thursday, May 17, 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Sportsmen's Tennis Club, 950 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester
Join others from the Temple Israel community as we celebrate our harvest festival outside. We will learn more about the Urban Farming Institute's mission and help out with farm work. RSVP to Tali Puterman to join us.
"The Last Act" - An Israeli Stage Production
Saturday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. at Calderwood Pavilion's Martin Hall
Please come to a Temple Israel-only performance of Joshua Sobol's "The Last Act," produced by Israeli Stage. This is a wonderful way to enter into our holiday of Shavuot that celebrates our Torah and reminds us that critical thinking and learning is central to our tradition. Joshua Sobol will be guiding post-show dialogue alongside Israeli Stage Founder Guy Ben-Aharon.

Sobol, despite being one of Israel's most well known artists, couldn't find a home for it in Israel due to the play's gravitational force: the Israeli Palestinian conflict. It couldn't get produced in Israel because Israeli theatres are state-subsidized and fear losing funding over something so politically potent. For that reason, Boston's Israeli Stage is producing the World Premiere Production of Joshua Sobol's "The Last Act." Read more and buy tickets.

May 10, 2018
In this play's heated setting, conflict isn't just an act
The Boston Globe
May 10, 2018
Israeli Stage presents blistering, sensual drama "The Last Act"
Jewish Journal
May 1, 2018
Is Israel's Most Famous Playwright Too Political For His Own Country?
The Forward
All night on Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:00 p.m. at Congregation Kehillath Israel
Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for a unique educational and cultural experience at the 10th Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline. Learn, discuss, eat, and shmooze all night long. Learn more and RSVP or volunteer.
10th Grade Confirmation
Sunday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Tenth grade confirmation is the culmination of a year-long arc of learning and experiences. The entire community is welcome to join us at Shavuot morning services, created and led by the tenth grade class to inspire us all.
AGAnnual Gathering of the Congregation
Dinner. Leadership. Celebration.
Thursday, June 7, 2018, Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a communal opportunity to reflect on this past year, recognize our accomplishments, show appreciation for those who have served as leaders in the congregation, welcome new leaders, and look forward to what's to come in the next year! We will celebrate our 2018 N'divei Lev Awards Recipients:
  • Abner Marin
  • TI Cares Co-Chairs
  • TILLI Chairs, Past and Present 
  • Criminal Justice Reform Team
gbio"For Such a Time as This" Community Conversations TI Summit
Thursday, May 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Connect. Learn. Reflect. Shape Our TI Story. Ready for Action.
We've already had more than 150 TI members share their personal stories and social justice concerns with one another in a rich tapestry. Whether or not you've been part of a Conversation, if you are interested in TI's social justice work and want to learn and reflect on what we've heard, and help prepare for action with our counterpart GBIO congregations, please join us at the TI Summit. RSVP or contact co-chairs Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein for more information or to join an upcoming Conversation.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Last Tuesday Book Group:  Strangers in Budapest
Tuesday, May 29 at 12:00 p.m.
The Last Tuesday Book Group will meet to discuss Strangers in Budapest, by Jessica Keener, and we are delighted that the author will join us to speak about her book! For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian.
DAWhat a Difference a DA Makes
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Sinai, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and Temple Israel invite you to " What a Difference a DA Makes. Please join us to learn more from Rahsaan Hall, the Massachusetts ACLU's Racial Justice Program Director and a former prosecutor who is leading a public education campaign about the elected DAs key role in determining the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal legal system and how, as voters, we can hold them accountable.  Watch a video and learn more here . RSVP to Tali Puterman.
tilliTILLI Summer Study Group with Ann Abrams
Mensch on the Bench, aka The Notorious RBG, aka Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
Thursdays, May 31 & June 7
10:30 a.m. Coffee | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program | 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch

Ann Abrams will lead us in a two week study session on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We will learn about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, through books, videos, art, poetry, music, comedy, cartoons, articles, court cases, merchandise and more! There is no charge, but RSVPs are mandatory. RSVP to Sue Misselbeck by May 21.
cemeteryA 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 with fellow congregants 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. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park
Tuesday, June 5
5:00 p.m. Dinner and Refreshments | 7:10 p.m. Red Sox game
The Temple Israel community will be attending the Red Sox game for the 5th Annual Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park. We'll gather at TI at 5:00 p.m. for dinner and light refreshments and then walk together to the game. Free parking on Nessel Way or in the 375 Longwood Avenue garage. All TI community members who purchase tickets will receive a limited-edition Mensch on a Bench Red Sox Bobblehead. Please contact Rachel Daniels with questions. 
The Village for Families with Young Children
Rhythm 'n' Ruach with Ellen Allard
11:00 -11:45 a.m. on June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
The Dance Complex Studio #7, Cambridge
Course Fee: $180/child for the whole series, $150/child for siblings over 8 months old for the whole series, siblings under 8 months come for free
Parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5, are invited to a moving and grooving, high energy class featuring upbeat music that will give your child a strong connection to Hebrew language and Jewish culture. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones. For more information, contact Shoshanna Goldberg. Learn more and register.
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