Congregation Tifereth Israel
February 20-28
Shabbat Mishpatim
Spencer Goldberg Bar Mitzvah
Shabbat Shekalim
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Live Streaming Schedule
Announcements
Upcoming Programs & Events
Adult Jewish Learning Opportunities
Community
THIS WEEK
Erev Shabbat
Shabbat Neshamah Friday Evening Service
Shabbat Begins/Candle Lighting

Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Torah Talks
Shabbat Morning Service ( watch live)
Childcare
Shabbat Clubhouse
Shabbat Ends
Friday, Feb. 21
5:30 pm
5:56 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22
9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
6:58 pm
DAILY SERVICES
February 23-28
Sunday *
9:00 am & *5:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am & 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday
7:20 am & 5:30 pm
Thursday & Friday
7:30 am & 5:30 pm
* At Kensington Place, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Contact Bob & Gail Clark at 614-306-9223 for directions
UPCOMING CANDLE LIGHTING & HAVDALAH TIMES
February 21-22/27 Shevat
Lighting: 5:56 pm
Havdalah: 6:58 pm

February 28-29/4 Adar
Lighting: 6:04 pm
Havdalah: 7:05 pm

March 6-7/11 Adar
Lighting: 6:12 pm
Havdalah: 7:13 pm
WE REMEMBER
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MAZAL TOV!
To Stephanie & Joshua Goldberg on the occasion of their son, Spencer Blake Goldberg, becoming a bar mitzvah.
TIFERETH ISRAEL/AGUDAS ACHIM
MERGER INFORMATION
STREAMING LIVE FROM TIFERETH ISRAEL
A generous gift by long-time members Ronnie Blank & Bev Weston has made it possible for more services, programs, and classes than ever to be available to those unable to come to Tifereth Israel by way of live streaming over the internet. To view a program, class, or service, go to   www.tiferethisrael.org   and click on the Live Stream button at the top of the page.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
SHABBAT NESHAMAH
Friday, Feb. 21
5:30 pm
Katz Chapel
A Kabbalat Shabbat service filled with singing, poetry, prayer, meditation, and learning.
SISTERHOOD MEETING
Sunday, Feb. 23
11:00 am
Tifereth Israel

All are welcome. For more information about Tifereth Israel's Sisterhood, please contact Julie at julie.m.wasserstrom@gmail.com.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE @ TI
Sunday, Feb. 23
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
There is a constant need for blood and blood products in Central Ohio and beyond. You can help by giving the gift of life. For more information, contact Mike Price at 614-636-1951. Appointments may be made online with the sponsor code "TIFERETH." 
MATZAH & MACAROON DRIVE
March 1 - 19
Tifereth Israel
Benefiting JFS
Bring boxes of matzah and packages of macaroons to the synagogue for Jewish Family Services of Columbus to distribute to members of the community who need assistance observing the holiday. Look for a table in the Atrium. Grocery store gift cards and cash donations are also welcome and should be given to Wendy at the front desk.
SISTERHOOD & MEN'S CLUB SHABBAT
Saturday, March 7
9:30 am
Tifereth Israel
We will celebrate the dedicated men and women of the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood and Men's Club and all they do for our synagogue and community. The kiddush luncheon following services will be in honor of these two vital organizations.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
MORNING BOOK GROUP
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: February 21
Join the conversation as we explore the concept of the divine-human partnership in Abraham Joshua Heschel’s classic book, “God in Search of Man” as our text. For information, contact Joy at 614-928-3291.
TORAH TROPE TUTORIAL
Second & Fourth Sundays
10:00 am
NEXT: February 23
Learn how to chant Torah trope or refresh your memory. Basic Hebrew reading skills required. New students welcome at any time. Taught by Dr. Jerry Benis. FREE.
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EARS!
Second & Fourth Mondays
6:30 pm
NEXT: February 24
Join Cantor Jack Chomsky for a deep dive into the recordings of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music. Cantor Chomsky will use his experience and insight to "unpack" the archive for a mind-bending musical experience.
PEREK YOMI
Tuesdays
8:30 am
NEXT: February 25
Explore a new chapter of the Hebrew Bible each week with Rabbi Skolnik, starting with "In the beginning" and moving onward from there! Drop in for a few sessions, or make it a regular part of your week! FREE. Includes bagel breakfast. Can't make it? Watch it live or later on   Facebook  (no account needed).
RABBIS' STUDY CIRCLE
Wednesdays
9:30 am
February 26 through April 1
Join Rabbis Skolnik and Braver for a six-week examination of "What is Halakhah? Contemporary Ritual, Tradition, and Jewish Practice" the second of three unique learning experiences. No Hebrew required. Drop in or drop out as your schedule permits. For information, contact Joy at 614-928-3291. Register online. Can't make it to class? Watch it online, live or later.
SHORT STORY CIRCLE
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Wednesdays
10:30 am
February 26-April 1
Lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. All are welcome. Register online.
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT:  February 27
Study the classic commentary of Rashi, plus other Medieval Torah commentators, through careful reading and lively discussion with Rabbi Berman. No Hebrew knowledge or registration needed. FREE. New students always welcome.
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesday, March 4
6:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Enjoy a free meal along with relevant and timely learning. "Behind the Scenes at a Jewish Funeral" with David Levy, manager of Epstein Memorial Chapel.  RSVP online or contact Joy at 614-928-3291. Complimentary dinner is guaranteed for those who RSVP by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3
LUNCH & LEARN
Monthly, Second Wednesday
NEXT: March 11
12:00 pm
Enjoy a free kosher dairy/vegetarian lunch, courtesy of Karl Rubin & Sharon Simon. This month, we are downtown at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, 41 S. High Street. RSVP to Joy at 614-928-3291.
NEW!
LEARNER'S SERVICE
Saturday, April 18
10:30-11:30 am
Katz Chapel
Ever feel lost on Shabbat morning? Join us for this short exploration of selections from a typical Saturday morning service with study, singing, and conversation. We'll then rejoin the main service for the d'var Torah, musaf, and concluding prayers. For more information, please contact Doug Segerman.
CAN'T MAKE IT TO SYNAGOGUE?
You can still get in on the action. Select programs and events are now being streamed live via  Tifereth Israel's Facebook page and website .  You don't have to have a Facebook account to view the classes, but joining and liking our page is a great way to stay informed about what's happening in your community and keep in touch with your Tifereth Israel friends and family.
SCHOOL, YOUTH & FAMILIES
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! APPLY NOW FOR TI CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS NOW!
Children attending Jewish summer camps, including many Israel trips, may be eligible for a need-based scholarship from Congregation Tifereth Israel. Camps must meet Conservative standards. There are no age restrictions For an application, please contact Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 28
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
SUPPORT YOUR SYNAGOGUE
& ITS MEMBERS
GIFT SHOP INVENTORY BLOWOUT SALE!
Sunday, Feb. 23
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
The Tifereth Israel Sisterhood gift shop will have a large selection of merchandise at 50% to 75% off. Purchase two items and receive an additional 20% off, three items earn an additional 30% off, four items earn an additional 40% off, and five or more items earn additional 50% off. Discounted sales are final. The shop will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, February 25 - Sundays, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, and Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm. For more information or to shop by appointment, call Debbie Marcus at 614-580-0313.
TIFERETH CARES:
MAKING & DELIVERING SOUP TO MEMBERS IN NEED
Whether recovering from an illness, mourning a los s, or adjusting to life with an infant, sometimes we just need a little reminder that our community cares. That’s why we’re organizing a new initiative to deliver pre-made soup and challah to congregants in need!

ENTRYWAY PAVING BRICKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Paving bricks at Tifereth Israel's parking lot entrance are available to purchase. An eight-by-eight-inch brick with up to six lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters per space) costs $360. A four-by-eight-inch brick with up to three lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters) costs $180. Those interested in purchasing a brick should contact Executive Director Steve Friedman at 614-928-3269.
CEMETERY PLOT DISCOUNTS - TIME IS RUNNING SHORT
Tifereth Israel members in good standing are now eligible for 10% off the cost of cemetery plots. In March, members can save 5%. In April, plots return to their regular price of $3,400 for members. All membership dues, through fiscal 2019/20, must be paid in full to take advantage of these discounts. For more information about how to take advantage of this limited offer, contact Executive Director Steve Friedman at 614-928-3269.
SUPPORT CTI WHEN YOU SHOP
Help provide needed funds to Tifereth Israel, without changing your shopping habits. AmazonSmile  is operated by Amazon and has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. But when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to Tifereth Israel. Search for us by name when you log into your account. Tifereth Israel also earns through the   Kroger Community Rewards   program. If you have a Kroger Plus card, please register it with the program and select Congregation Tifereth Israel to receive a donation based on your purchases each time you use your card. Please encourage your family and friends to use both of these services when they shop.
COMMUNITY
AIPAC COLUMBUS COMMUNITY EVENT
Tuesday, March 24
6:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
Featuring Josh Nason, Assistant Director, Policy & Government Affairs, AIPAC. Event includes the Leadership Reception, open to AIPAC Club Members who contribute a minimum of $1,800 to AIPAC’s 2020 Annual Campaign, and a community program and dessert reception at 7:00 pm that is free and open to the community. Register online or contact Ariel Schwartzbach at 312-253-8975.
For more information or to cast your ballot, please click HERE .
To purchase tickets, click HERE .
Congregation Tifereth Israel is a grateful recipient of resources from Jewish Columbus that are used to help ensure the safety of our members and guests. Please support the Jewish Columbus Annual Campaign.
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