You are not alone!
We are still living Judaism together.
Over two hundred households participated in our Annual Gathering last Thursday.
We Hope to See You This Shabbat:
Torah portion:
Sh'lach L'cha
Numbers 13:1-15:41
Haftarah portion:
Joshua 2:1-24
Candle lighting:
8:06 p.m.
Friday, June 19
5:00 p.m. Families with Young Children are invited to a virtual Tot Rock Shabbat!

6:00 p.m. Gather virtually for Qabbalat Shabbat

7:15 p.m. Shabbat Dinner Group
Saturday, June 20
9:00 a.m. Join the Temple Israel community virtually for Shabbat and Torah Study!

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

8:00 p.m. Join the clergy for a virtual Havdalah, bring your own cocktails or mocktails! 

8:30 p.m. Riverway Havdalah
We're here to help!
During Qabbalat Shabbat and Torah Study, we have tech support team available to help you access Zoom! 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:
Bernice Miller
June 7, 2020
Grandmother of Matt Ellis (Victoria) 
Susan Carol Miller        
June 13, 2020
Sister of
Michael Miller (Heather Ayares)
Aunt of Nina and Sam Miller (Delphine)
Daughter of Marlene Miller
Lawrence Goldstein
June 10, 2020
Brother of Steven Goldstein (Hui Jojo Deng) and Kenneth Goldstein (Demee Gambulos)
Uncle of Matthew, Daniel, Elena, and Jillian
Son of Arlene Goldstein
Father of Marissa Davidson (Michael)
Muriel Petkun
June 10, 2020
Mother of Robert Petkun, David Petkun (Lisa), and Bill Petkun (Karen)
9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
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 617-566-3960. 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
Last Thursday, we celebrated our Annual Gathering and reflected on the last year together as a community. Thinking back and looking forward, celebrate our communal accomplishments with our 2020 Annual Report.
Reclaim Our Vote Campaign - Combating Voter Suppression
Pursuing Justice in this Pandemic Series
Thursday, July 2, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Virtual, Save the Date!
Recent events have emphasized our responsibility to speak out against injustice and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in the upcoming elections. One major weapon of systemic racism is voter suppression in the South and elsewhere. Join Temple Israel’s Racial Justice Initiative in partnering with the Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim Our Vote campaign as we fight for our democracy in this non-partisan civic engagement campaign. We invite you to participate in our campaign launch; registration information to follow. For more information contact Kathy Weinman , Tali Puterman , or Rabbi Dan Slipakoff .
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 more emails about all of the virtual opportunities happening at TI! To join, email Noa.
Shabbat Dinner Groups
Shabbat Dinner Groups
This Friday, June 19 at 7:15 p.m.

Gather in small groups of 8-12 people (on Zoom) for Shabbat dinner, thoughtful conversation, and connection! BYO dinner. Sign up to join a group here. We will send you a Zoom link for your group in advance!
For more information or with questions, please reach out to Nicole Zador or Rabbi Gubitz.
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):
Upcoming classes:
Library Book Group Talk with Steve Jermanok
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Steve will give a presentation about his latest book, New England in a Nutshell . RSVP to Ann Abrams and she’ll send you the Zoom link.
Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a live, virtual, interactive meeting, led by our special guest presenter Janette Hillis-Jaffe, J Street New England Regional Director. We will discuss the new Israeli government's intention to annex parts of the West Bank; what that may mean for Israelis and Palestinians; and what those concerned by it can do to respond here in the US. Please register to get the Zoom link here.
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
What does it mean to seek justice, to be a friend, a community member, a citizen, a stranger, a Jew? Fill out this form and we will match you with another member of the community, and together you can start to answer these questions in weekly study sessions. We will gather on Saturday, June 20 at 12:00 p.m. for an initial meeting to set intentions for the coming weeks.  
Upcoming events:

  • Riverway Bake Night, Scones Edition, Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. Join for a night of baking, connection, and community! We'll be making scones and limonana. Find the ingredients here.
  • Riverway Havdalah, Saturday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. Register here. Join on Zoom here.
  • Celebrate the New Hebrew Month, Tammuz, Sunday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate Rosh Chodesh. Join for meditative conversation and hands-on practice that will help us bring self-care and intention into the next month. Register here.
TI Jew-n Camp: Come Have Fun with Us This Summer! 
The Education program will continue with virtual programming in June and July! We will begin on Tuesday, June 2, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday in June. We'll have a morning meeting at 9:00 a.m., community time at 3:30 p.m., and one-off electives for the students to participate in from 4:00-5:00 p.m.. Please indicate interest here a nd email Roberta Bergstein with any questions.
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.