Congregation Tifereth Israel
January 16-24
Shabbat Sh'mot
Emma Gurevitz - First Aliyah
MLK Shabbat
Anniversary 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 Neshamah Mindful Friday Evening Service

Shabbat - MLK Day Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Mah Chadash
Shabbat Morning Service ( watch live)
Childcare
Shabbat Clubhouse
Shabbat Ends/Havdalah
Friday, Jan. 17
5:15 pm
5:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 18
9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
6:09 pm
MAZEL TOV!
To Jill Gurevitz on the occasion of her daughter, Emma Gurevitz, being honored this Shabbat with her first aliyah at Tifereth Israel. Emma celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah in Israel with her family in December.
TODAH RABAH!
This Shabbat, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, we welcome Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin to the bimah.
DAILY SERVICES
January 19-24
Sunday*
Monday - MLK Day, offices closed
Tuesday - Friday

9:00 am & *5:00 pm
9:00 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.
WE REMEMBER
Click here for Yahrzeits
in the Hebrew month of
(December 29-January 26)
UPCOMING SHABBAT CANDLE LIGHTING
& HAVDALAH TIMES
Date
Jan 17/21 Tevet
Jan. 24/28 Tevet
Jan. 31/6 Shevat
Feb. 7/13 Shevat
Feb. 14/20 Shevat
Candle Lighting
5:15 pm
5:23 pm
5:32 pm
5:40 pm
5:48 pm
Havdalah
6:16 pm
6:24 pm
6:33 pm
6:41 pm
6:50 pm
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, click the name of the class or service below or go to   www.tiferethisrael.org   and click on the Live Stream button at the top of the page. 
Friday, January 17
Saturday, January 18

Tuesday, January 21
Friday, January 24
Saturday, January 25

Tuesday, January 28
Friday,, January 31
Saturday, February 1

Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, February 5
Friday, February 7
Saturday, February 8

5:30 pm
9:00 am
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5:30 pm
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9:30 am
8:30 am
5:30 pm
9:00 am
9:30 am
8:30 am
6:00 pm
5:30 pm
9:00 am
9:30 am
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.
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.
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.
JANUARY OFFICE CLOSING
The Tifereth Israel offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The offices will re-open with regular business hours at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 21.
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 614-928-3286. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 28.
CALLING ALL INTERESTED PURIMSPIEL PLAYERS
It's not too late to join your fellow members as part of this year's spiel, A Very Frozen Purim. There are lots of ways to participate, both on stage and off. For more information, contact Cantor Jack Chomsky at 614-253-8523.
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.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
MORNING BOOK GROUP
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: January 17
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 21
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).
HEBREW CRASH COURSE LEVEL II
Six Tuesdays
NEXT: January 21
6:00-7:30 pm
FREE
Already know the Hebrew Aleph-Bet? Review your reading skills while learning basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary, grammar, and phrases as we study familiar prayers like Adon Olam and Lecha Dodi. Offered in partnership with the National Jewish Outreach Project.Taught by Pamela Feldman-Hill. Space is limited.
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT: January 23
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.
SPOTLIGHT COMMITTEE MEETING
Sunday, January 26
11:00 am
CTI Board Room
Help plan Spotlight 2020 , honoring Cantor Jack Chomsky. If you're interested in joining the committee, please RSVP to Program Director Rebecca Haimowitz-King.
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EARS!
Second & Fourth Mondays
6:30 pm
NEXT: January 27
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.
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.
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.
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 BISHVAT 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.
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 the 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
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
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
COMMUNITY
SNACK TIME!
Expose your 3- and 4-year-olds to Hebrew with this series of five Sunday afternoon lessons. The group will meet at 195 S. Harding Road from 10:15 to 11:00 am on January 19 & 26 and February 2, 16 & 23. The cost is $10 per lesson and includes snacks for the children and refreshments for the parents. Class will include artwork, songs, stories, and games. To register, call Ronit Ziner at 614-519-7313.
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.
SHABBAT SHALOM!
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