May 22 , 2018/5778
Nearly 400 people attended our Education Celebration Qabbalat Shabbat on Friday.
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Calendar On the Calendar
12 Sivan, 5778
Torah portion:
Numbers 4:21−7:89

Haftarah portion:

Judges 13:2-25
Friday, May 25
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat 

Jason Harrison 
& Samuel James Cownie will chant Qiddush
Saturday, May 26
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Jason Harrison 
& Samuel James Cownie's B'nei Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of: 
Jacob Lipschultz
April 3, 2018
Max and Julia Lipschultz (parents)
Shelley and Bruce Lipschultz (grandparents)

We mourn the loss of:
Lorraine Zimmerman
May 19, 2018 (5 Sivan, 5778)
Wife of Jerry Zimmerman
Mother of   Roger Zimmerman (Susan) and Sharon Salwen (Jon)

Neila Mitkus
May 12, 2018 (27 Iyar, 5778)
Mother of Cathy Mitkus (Howard)
Grandmother of Jennifer and Rebecca Wishnie

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.
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, Building & Facilities
  • TI Cares Co-Chairs
  • TILLI Chairs, Past and Present and TILLI Curriculum Chair
  • Criminal Justice Reform Team
cantorNew Cantorial Intern
Welcome, Danielle Rodnizki!
We are pleased to welcome Danielle Rodnizki to Temple Israel of Boston as our Summer 2018 Cantorial Intern! Danielle graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 with a BA in Spanish Literature & Psychology. In 2014-2015, she completed an independent study with Cantor Ellen Dreskin, which included weekly chevruta on translation and interpretation of Shabbat liturgy. Danielle is currently attending Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and is working towards her Cantorial Ordination and Masters in Sacred Music. Danielle has years of song-leading and Cantorial experiences in a variety of camps and synagogues, most recently Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, URJ Kutz Camp in New York, and Temple B'nai Israel in Clearwater, Florida. Danielle will begin the first week of June. Please help us welcome Danielle to our community!
wynerWyner Lecture with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.
It has long been considered a truism that Israeli society is deeply divided between "hilonim" and "dati'im" - between secular and religious Jews - but a more nuanced picture can be seen in the writing of contemporary Israeli poets over the last several decades. Many self-identified "secular" writers wrestle deeply in their poetry with their relationship to Jewishness, to the legacy of the Bible and rabbinic texts, and to the personal search for God.
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.
Support Youth through More Than Words
More Than Words helps employ and empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school. Support their work by bringing in paperback or hardcover books, fiction, non-fiction and current text books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, BlueRay discs, and video games. The MTW Drive Box will be located in the Library. If you have questions, please contact Religious School parent Jeanie Gorlovsky-Schepp.
DAWhat a Difference a DA Makes
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Temple Israel
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 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.
soxJewish 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 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. C ontact  Rachel Daniels  with questions. 
The Village for Families with Young Children
Rhythm 'n' Ruach with Ellen Allard
11:00 -11:45 a.m. on Thursdays, 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.
BJFCBoston Jewish Food Conference: Living Off the Land
Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
How do we reconcile our historical roots in the land and our contemporary reputation as "people of the book?" Join us at the 2018 Boston Jewish Food Conference where we grow our relationship with the land, and with each other. Learn more.
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