Congregation Tifereth Israel
January 9-17
Shabbat Vay'chi
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
Friday Evening Service

Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Torah Talks
Shabbat Morning Service ( watch live)
Childcare
Shabbat Clubhouse
Staying Above Ground: Facing Anti-Semitism in 2020
Shabbat Ends/Havdalah
Friday, Jan. 10
5:08 pm
5:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 11
9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
12:30 pm
6:09 pm
Daily Services
Sunday*
Monday - Friday
Jan. 12-17
9:00 am & *5:00 pm
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. 10/14 Tevet
Jan 17/21 Tevet
Jan. 24/28 Tevet
Jan. 31/6 Shevat
Feb. 7/13 Shevat
Candle Lighting
5:08 pm
5:15 pm
5:23 pm
5:32 pm
5:40 pm
Havdalah
6:09 pm
6:16 pm
6:24 pm
6:33 pm
6:41 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 10
Saturday, January 11

Tuesday, January 14
Wednesday, January 15

Friday, January 17
Saturday, January 18

Tuesday, January 21

5:30 pm
9:00 am
9:30 am
8:30 am
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
5:30 pm
9:00 am
9:30 am
8:30 am
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
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.
SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP
The Sisterhood is seeking a part-time bookkeeper and sales person. Both positions are flexible and offer "employee" benefits. Gift shop hours are Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and by appointment. To make an appointment or inquire about either position, contact Sheila Chodosh at 614-736-8713 or 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.
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.
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.
SERVICES ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Congregation Tifereth Israel is committed to eliminating barriers to participation in our programs and services. Members and guests may request large-print materials and assistive hearing devices from ushers during services. In addition, services held in the sanctuary and Katz Chapel are streamed live, via the internet, and can be viewed by going to our  website  and following the links. These technologies were made possible through a generous gift by members Ron Blank and Bev Weston.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
POSTPONED
GENE WILDER & CHINESE
The Gene Wilder & Chinese event scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to a date to be determined. In the meantime, we hope you will join us at one of the many other fun and interesting programs offered at Tifereth Israel. For a complete listing, please visit our website calendar.
MORNING BOOK GROUP
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: January 10
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.
STAYING ABOVE GROUND:
FACING ANTI-SEMITISM IN 2020
Saturday, January 11
12:30 pm
During kiddush lunch
After services, join Rabbis Skolnik and Braver for a public conversation over kiddush lunch about what it means to face anti-Semitism today.
MEN'S CLUB BRUNCH
Sunday, January 12
10:00 am
Tifereth Israel
Have brunch with your friends from Tifereth Israel and stay for a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Tifereth Israel led by Rabbi Emeritus Harold Berman and Facilities Director Juan Pineda. Tour space is limited to 30. RSVPs required to Mark Rosenson. Brunch is open to all. $5 suggested donation at the door.
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EARS!
Second & Fourth Mondays
6:30 pm
NEXT: January 13
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: January 14
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 14
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.
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesday, Jan.15
6:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Enjoy a free meal along with relevant and timely learning. Cantor Ramon Tasat will speak on, "The Music of the Jews of Italy."  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, Jan.15
7:30 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
We will extend our time with Cantor Ramon Tasat for a deeper exploration of the music of the Jews of Italy. For more information, email Cantor Chomsky.
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT: January 16
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.
SHABBAT NESHAMAH
Third Friday of the Month
5:30 pm
Katz Chapel
NEXT: Friday, January 17
Nurture your spirit with a Kabbalat Shabbat filled with singing, poetry, prayer, and meditation.
MLK DAY SHABBAT
Saturday, January 18
9:30 am
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Columbus City Council President Shannin Hardin will be our special guest on the bimah during Shabbat morning services and will deliver an address in lieu of a sermon.
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.
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.
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.
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
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
COMMUNITY
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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