Congregation Tifereth Israel
January 24-31
Shabbat Va'era
Jacob Schlonsky - First Aliyah
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
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 Begins/Candle Lighting
Shabbat Evening Service
Congregational Shabbat Dinner (by RSVP)

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Mah Chadash
Shabbat Morning Service ( watch live)
with D'var Torah by Rabbi Shai Held
Childcare
Shabbat Clubhouse
Kiddush Luncheon with Rabbi Held
Shabbat Ends
Sponsors-only Wine & Cheese Reception
Community Havdalah
Dessert & Discussion with Rabbi Held - FREE
Friday, Jan. 24
5:23 pm
5:30 pm
6:45 pm

Saturday, Jan. 25
9:00 am
9:30 am

9:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
6:16 pm
6:45 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
MAZEL TOV!
Mazel Tov! To Ginny & Michael Schlonsky on the occasion of their son, Jacob Schlonsky, being honored this Shabbat with his first aliyah at Tifereth Israel. Jacob celebrated becoming a bar mitzvah in Israel with family and friends in December.
TODAH RABAH!
This week's kiddush luncheon following Shabbat morning services is sponsored by the Jewish Learning Committee in honor of Scholar-in-Residence Weekend. Flowers for the bimah are provided by the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood.
DAILY SERVICES
January 26-February 1
Sunday*
Monday (Rosh Chodesh)
Tuesday - Friday

9:00 am & *5:00 pm
7:20 am 5:30 am
7:30 am 5:30 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: Sunday evening minyan will take place at Kensington Place, 1001 Parkview Blvd. For directions, please contact Bob & Gail Clark at
614-306-9223.
UPCOMING CANDLE LIGHTING & HAVDALAH TIMES
January 31/6 Shevat
Lighting: 5:32 pm
Havdalah: 6:33 pm

February 7/13 Shevat
Lighting: 5:40 pm
Havdalah: 6:41 pm
WE REMEMBER
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW!
TIFERETH CARES:
MAKING & DELIVERING SOUP TO MEMBERS IN NEED
Whether recovering from an illness, mourning a loss, 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!
 
Interested in helping out? No commitment required! Rather than forming a committee, we are hoping to have a large group of volunteers willing to help out occasionally by picking up pre-made soup and challah from the synagogue kitchen and dropping it off to a family in need, when they have a free afternoon. Sign up to be included on our list of volunteers who will receive no more than one email per week, with opportunities to fulfill this mitzvah, at your convenience. 
 
Questions? Know someone who could use a warm reminder that Tifereth cares about them? Be in touch with Rabbi Braver or our volunteer coordinator, Susan Sitler.
 
Over the course of the year, we’ll also be offering opportunities to join together to make a large batch of soup, which we’ll freeze and distribute to community members who could use a reminder of the warmth and love of our shul. Be on the lookout for more information soon.
CEMETERY PLOT DISCOUNTS
Tifereth Israel members in good standing are now eligible for 15% off the cost of cemetery plots. In February, the discount drops to 10% and 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.
SPOTLIGHT 2020 COMMITTEE
Sunday, January 26 11:00 am
Tifereth Israel
Help plan Spotlight 2020, honoring Cantor Jack Chomsky. If you're interested in joining the committee, we'll be holding a meeting on Sunday, January 26th at 11am in the Board Room. RSVP requested to rhaimowitz@tiferethisrael.org.
SUPPORT CTI WHEN YOU SHOP
Two programs now give members the opportunity to provide needed funds to Tifereth Israel, without changing their current shopping habits. AmazonSmile  is operated by Amazon and has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Congregation Tifereth Israel. Just 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.
WORK AT THE GIFT SHOP
The Tifereth Israel Sisterhood is seeking a part-time bookkeeper and sales person. Both positions are flexible and offer "employee" benefits. The gift shop will be open by appointment only through Sunday, February 9. To make an appointment or inquire about either position, contact Debbie Marcus at 614-580-0313.
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.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
WORLD WIDE WRAP & BRUNCH
Sunday, February 2
8:45 am
Tifereth Israel
Each year, on the first Sunday in February, the Tifereth Israel Men's Club invites the entire congregation to participate along with Conservative congregations around the world in the World Wide Wrap service. The event is a chance to celebrate the mitzvah of wrapping tefillin and a chance for those new to the ritual to learn all about it. Following, all are invited to enjoy a fresh brunch. The event is open to all. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. No RSVP required.
JEWISH DISABILITY AWARENESS & INCLUSION MONTH EVENT
Tuesday, February 4
7:00-8:30 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Open to the entire community. Join us for "Equity, Inclusivity, and the Jewish Community: Creating Spaces for Jews of All Abilities," a free concert by local artist Joanie Calem and Torah study with Rabbi Hillel Skolnik. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please RSVP online or call 614-253-8523 by Friday, January 31. For more information, contact Program Director Rebecca Haimowitz-King at 614-928-3287.
TORAH ON TAP
Thursday, February 6
7:30 pm
Platform Beer Co.
400 N. 6th Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Explore what Torah and Jewish sources of wisdom have to teach us about our modern lives, along with drinks and great conversation. This time, we will be talking about dating and relationships. For more information contact Joy Contreras at 614-928-3291.
TU BISHEVAT SEDER
Sunday, February 9
2:30-3:30 pm
Tifereth Israel
We will host a Tu Bishevat environmental social justice seder with our friends from New Faith Baptist Church. We will celebrate “the birthday of the trees” with an exploration of environmental social justice issues and more. Space is limited. RSVP to Program Director Rebecca Haimowitz-King at 614-928-3287.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
MORNING BOOK GROUP
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: January 31
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.
PEREK YOMI
Tuesdays
8:30 am
NEXT: January 28
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).
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT: January 30
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.
TORAH TROPE TUTORIAL
Second & Fourth Sundays
10:00 am
NEXT: January 26
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 10
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.
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesday, Feb. 5
6:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Enjoy a free meal along with relevant and timely learning. This time our guest speaker is Rabbi Tali Zelkowitz, Director of Curriculum and Research at the Wexner Foundation and strategic advisor to the Columbus Jewish Day School. She will discuss, "Beyond Humpty Dumpty: How Fragile is the American Jewish Community, Really?" RSVP online or contact Joy at 614-928-3291. Complimentary dinner is guaranteed for those who RSVP by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14.
SING TIFERETH!
Wednesday, Feb. 5
7:30 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Join in on the joy of music, both vocal and instrumental, with a "jam session" led by Cantor Chomsky. For more information, email Cantor Chomsky.
LUNCH & LEARN
Monthly, Second Wednesday
NEXT: February 12
12:00 pm
Enjoy a free kosher dairy/vegetarian lunch, courtesy of Karl Rubin & Sharon Simon. This month, we are back at Tifereth Israel and will discuss "The Ten Commandments: A Deeper Look." RSVP to Joy at 614-928-3291.
NEW!
LEARNER'S SERVICE
Saturday, February 15
10:30-11:30 am
Katz Chapel
Explore the text and melodies of the Shabbat morning service, with discussion, learning, and singing. For more information, please contact Doug Segerman.
RABBIS' STUDY CIRCLE
Wednesdays
9:30 am
NEXT: February 26
Join Rabbis Skolnik and Braver for a six-week examination of "What's the Talmud? Law, Legend & Logic," the first 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. Can't make it to class? Watch it online, live or later.
SISTERHOOD SHORT STORY GROUP
Wednesdays
10:30 am
NEXT: February 26
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For information, contact Librarian Helen Chronister at 614-928-3285.
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
TI SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
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
COMMUNITY CAMP GRANTS
If your child is attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time, he or she may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant. Your camper could receive up to $1000 in grant money for the best Jewish summer experience ever! Apply online by Saturday, February 15.

AND, if your child is returning to a Jewish overnight camp this summer, he or she may be eligible for a scholarship through JewishColumbus. Apply online by Saturday, February 1.
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
COMMUNITY
CELEBRATE TU BISHEVAT WITH JEWISH COLUMBUS
Join your friends from across Columbus on Sunday, February 9, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for a "birthday of the trees" celebration at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad Street., 43203. The event is FREE for children up to age 12 and conservatory members and costs $7 per adult. There will be a scavenger hunt, crafts, PJ Library play, and more. RSVP online.
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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