April 24 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel representation at the ECCO Children's March at the State House on Thursday, April 19. View the full photo album.
Calendar On the Calendar
13 Iyyar, 5778
Torah portion:
Acharei Mot - K'doshim
Leviticus 16:1-20:27

Haftarah portion:

Amos 9:7-15
Friday, April 27
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat

Cantor Roy Einhorn will deliver an Earth Day D'var Torah

Tyler Elisofon will chant Qiddush

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, April 28
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Bar Mitzvah of Tyler Elisofon
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of:
Micah Gil Krentzman
April 4, 2018
Sophie & John Krentzman (parents)
We mourn the loss of:
Lawrence Laba
April 18, 2018 (3 Iyyar, 5778)
Father of Cindy Laba

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.
Sunday, May 6 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Flynn Cruiseport Boston

Celebrate the State of Israel with food, art, culture and entertainment for all ages! Learn more, purchase tickets, or sign up to volunteer.
immigrantShabbat of Immigrant Justice
May 4 at 5:45 p.m. at Temple Israel
Temple Israel and the Immigrant Justice Team welcomes you to hear from Elias Rosenfeld, a Jewish Brandeis student threatened with deportation to Venezuela because of the administration's decision to end the DACA program. Learn of small acts you can take to make a big difference in the lives of families threatened with deportation. There are moments when we are called upon to listen and to act. Now is the time. With questions about our Immigrant Justice Team, contact co-chairs Jackie Gelb or Sarah Kianovsky.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
A Taste of Judaism
Mondays: April 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.
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.
"The Last Act" At Calderwood Pavilion's Martin Hall
Saturday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
"Theatre should be dangerous, or else it should not be!" snarls Gilly. This fiery, sexy drama portrays the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a play on Strindberg's Miss Julie. This is a full production from Israeli Stage. Read more and buy tickets.
villageThe Village for Families with Young Children
Children's Clothing Swap
Saturday May 5 at 11:30 a.m., following TGIS
Bring your gently-worn (no rips or stains), outgrown kids clothing, sizes infant through 5T to Temple Israel, and have an opportunity to trade-up for bigger sizes for your kids! Items brought in advance can be left at the front desk for Shoshanna Goldberg. Any unclaimed clothing will be donated to Jewish Family & Children's Services. Please contact Shoshanna Goldberg with any questions.
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.
shavuotCommunity Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline
All night May 19 starting at 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
csa Annual 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 20, 2018
Making Synagogues Sustainable
Tablet Magazine - featuring TI's Green Team

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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