You are not alone!
We are still living Judaism together.
TI members celebrate Cantor Einhorn's last Qabbalat Shabbat.
We Hope to See You This Shabbat:
Torah portion:
Chukat - Balak
Numbers 19:1−22:1, 22:2−25:9
Haftarah portion:
Judges 11:1 - 11:33 
Micah 5:6 - 6:8
Candle lighting:
8:06 p.m.
Friday, July 3
5:00 p.m. Families with Young Children are invited to a virtual Tot Rock Shabbat!

6:00 p.m. Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat with Uri Feinberg speaking about " 'What makes us strike the rock, and then what?' Thoughts from an Israeli who has been on the field at Fenway."

7:15 p.m. Shabbat Dinner Groups
Saturday, July 4
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!
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:
Judy Filler
June 27, 2020
Mother of Deb Filler (Ann Abrams)
Grandmother of Leah and Ari Filler                     
Wife of Bernie Filler  
Michael Mahler       
June 21, 2020
Uncle of Robin Weisman (Scott) (M) and Allyn Smith  
Martin Mahler       
March 3, 2020
Father of Robin Weisman (Scott) and Allyn Smith
Grandfather of Sidney and Zach Weisman, Cooper, Dalton and Brady Smith
Mazal Tov ! We celebrate the wedding of:
Jessica Scolnic and Brendan Harris
June 28, 2020
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
Reclaim Our Vote - Combating Voter Suppression
Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.

The voting rights of people of color are under assault in many states. Each election, millions of Americans are prevented from voting due to the restrictions in the voter registration process, voter ID laws, voter roll purges, and elimination of polling places. Voter suppression undermines our democracy, which requires the full participation of all citizens.  

We have a responsibility to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted in the upcoming elections. 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. We’re grateful to do this in partnership with the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Actions and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Register here or contact Tali Puterman for more information.
Qabbalat Shababt with Uri Feinberg
Friday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat with Uri Feinberg speaking about "'What makes us strike the rock, and then what?' Thoughts from an Israeli who has been on the field at Fenway." Uri’s experience has been driven by a clear desire to share the power of the Land and State of Israel, to strengthen Jewish identity and a connection with the Jewish People. With his unique perspective, Uri recognizes that this process includes building bridges and having the ability to inspire and to be inspired. He will be teaching a History of Israel class at TI starting July 21.
Qabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Alicia Stillman
Next Shabbat, July 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us next Friday for Cantor Stillman's first official Qabbalat Shabbat! We hope to 'see' you there to welcome her to Boston and to the Temple Israel community. Let us know you're coming!
A way to remember a loved one is to dedicate a memorial plaque in his or her memory. Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on Friday evening and Saturday morning of the anniversary of death. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque in either the Alcove or on the Menorah. For further information, please contact Sue Misselbeck .
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 Rosen.
Shabbat Dinner Groups
Shabbat Dinner Groups
Every Friday 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! Contact Nicole Zador with questions.
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 .
Summer with TILLI
Spend your summer (virtually) with Temple Israel's Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI). TILLI is having peer-led classes as well as monthly book club.
Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Led by Meri Cayem and Bob McCorkle

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane. In Rules for Visiting a prickly 40-year-old gardener uses a windfall to go on a journey of self-discovery while visiting four old friends. Both the protagonist and the reader will explore the importance of connection and friendship while illuminating the reality and myth of our memories. Though the book is humorous, the author takes a thoughtful look at friendships over time.
Center for Adult Jewish Learning
Learn with us online!
Weekly classes (new students welcome):
Upcoming classes:
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 .

Riverway Shabbat, July
Friday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a Shabbat service of song, prayer, and community! Join us on Facebook Live or email   Nicole Zador  for the Zoom link!

Podcast Group
Tuesday, July 14, 3:00 p.m.
We'll be gathering to discuss "Hotel Corona," an episode from the podcast Rough Translation. It follows an Israeli comedian, a Bedouin hospital worker, and a hotel managed in the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem, which was leased by the government to house recovering COVID-19 patients. Listen before we gather  here !
Upcoming events:

  • Pasta Palooza. Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. Join the Riverway community as we learn to make pasta from scratch! We'll gather on Zoom here. Let us know you're coming here.
  • Riverway Cafe. Tuesday, July 14, 7:15 p.m. Join the Riverway community as we take a deep-dive into Jewish texts in a modern context. Fill out this form to let us know you're coming!
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.