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May 29 , 2018/5778
TI Confirmation on May 20
Calendar On the Calendar
19 Sivan, 5778
Torah portion:
Numbers 8:1−12:16

Haftarah portion:

Zech. 2:14-4:7
Friday, June 1
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat 

Sarah Soroca will chant Qiddush

Baby naming for Samuel Marcus Milikowsky
Saturday, June 2
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat!

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Sarah Soroca's Bat Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of: 
Simone Jacqueline Benson
May 21, 2018
Aviva and Ross Benson (parents)

We mourn the loss of:
Peter Rabinowitz
May 27, 2018 (13 Sivan, 5778)
Son of Joy Rabinowitz
Partner of Judith Gelber
Father of Jason Rabinowitz and Lauren Singer (Daniel)
Brother of Wendy Gralnek (Maurice) and Michael Rabinowitz

Clara "Scrappy" Yallum
May 24, 2018 (10 Sivan, 5778)
Cousin of Sue Misselbeck (Mark)

Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding? An engagement? A new baby? Do you know someone who is ill or in need of a friendly, supportive call? Please let Rachel Daniels know.
DATonight: What a Difference a DA Makes
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Temple Israel
Temple Sinai, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and Temple Israel invite you to " What a Difference a DA Makes. Please join us to learn more from Rahsaan Hall, the Massachusetts ACLU's Racial Justice Program Director and a former prosecutor who is leading a public education campaign about the elected DAs key role in determining the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal legal system and how, as voters, we can hold them accountable.  Watch a video and learn more here . RSVP to Tali Puterman.
cemeteryA Service of Commemoration, Celebration, and Rededication
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield, rain or shine
Join with fellow congregants for the dedication of the newly restored Wyner Gatehouse at Temple Israel's historic cemetery in Wakefield. The dedication will be part of the annual Service of Remembrance as we gather to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those we remember in our personal families and in the communal family of Temple Israel. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
AGAnnual Gathering of the Congregation
Dinner. Leadership. Celebration.
Thursday, June 7, 2018, Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a communal opportunity to reflect on this past year, recognize our accomplishments, show appreciation for those who have served as leaders in the congregation, welcome new leaders, and look forward to what's to come in the next year! We will celebrate our 2018 N'divei Lev Awards Recipients:
  • Abner Marin, Building & Facilities
  • TI Cares Co-Chairs
  • TILLI Chairs, Past and Present and TILLI Curriculum Chair
  • Criminal Justice Reform Team
wynerWyner Lecture with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.
It has long been considered a truism that Israeli society is deeply divided between "hilonim" and "dati'im" - between secular and religious Jews - but a more nuanced picture can be seen in the writing of contemporary Israeli poets over the last several decades. Many self-identified "secular" writers wrestle deeply in their poetry with their relationship to Jewishness, to the legacy of the Bible and rabbinic texts, and to the personal search for God.
soxJewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park
Tuesday, June 5
5:00 p.m. Dinner and Refreshments |  7:10 p.m. Red Sox game
The Temple Israel community will be attending the Red Sox game for the 5th Annual Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park. Rabbi Zecher will be on the field, but don't worry she's not replacing Hanley Ramirez...come see why she's on the field and enjoy the game! We'll gather at TI for dinner and light refreshments and then walk together to the game. Free parking on Nessel Way or in the 375 Longwood Avenue garage. All TI community members who purchase tickets will receive a limited-edition Mensch on a Bench Red Sox Bobblehead. C ontact  Rachel Daniels  with questions. 
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Support Youth through More Than Words
More Than Words helps employ and empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school. Support their work by bringing in paperback or hardcover books, fiction, non-fiction and current text books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, BlueRay discs, and video games. The MTW Drive Box will be located in the Library. If you have questions, please contact Religious School parent Jeanie Gorlovsky-Schepp.
tilliTILLI Summer Study Group with Ann Abrams
Mensch on the Bench, aka The Notorious RBG, aka Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
Thursdays, May 31 & June 7
10:30 a.m. Coffee | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program | 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch

Ann Abrams will lead us in a two week study session on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We will learn about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, through books, videos, art, poetry, music, comedy, cartoons, articles, court cases, merchandise and more! There is no charge, but RSVPs are mandatory to Sue Misselbeck by May 21.
The Village for Families with Young Children
Rhythm 'n' Ruach with Ellen Allard
11:00 -11:45 a.m. on Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
The Dance Complex Studio #7, Cambridge
Course Fee: $180/child for the whole series, $150/child for siblings over 8 months old for the whole series, siblings under 8 months come for free
Parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5, are invited to a moving and grooving, high energy class featuring upbeat music that will give your child a strong connection to Hebrew language and Jewish culture. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones. For more information, contact Shoshanna Goldberg. Learn more and register.
BJFCBoston Jewish Food Conference: Living Off the Land
Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
How do we reconcile our historical roots in the land and our contemporary reputation as "people of the book?" Join us at the 2018 Boston Jewish Food Conference where we grow our relationship with the land, and with each other. Learn more.
newsTemple Israel's Making Headlines
May 23, 2018
Online archive brings light to Soviet Jewry movement
The Jewish Advocate - featuring TI member Fran Putnoi
staffWelcome, New Staff!
Esteban Serrano
We are happy to introduce you to Esteban Serrano, our newest custodian at Temple Israel. Esteban was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Boston, and he has years of custodial experience with non-profits. He is also a skilled artist and enjoys drawing and creating podcasts when he is not helping us around the building. Please help us welcome him to the team and say hello when you see him!
Nikk Modell-Wasserman
We're pleased to welcome Nikk Modell-Wasserman to our staff team as Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator. Nikk graduated from Brandeis University in 2015 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and English. Nikk brings two years of administrative and event planning experience after having worked at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC, and at Temple Ohabei Shalom. Nikk grew up in Hawaii in a small but indomitable Jewish community and is thrilled to be continuing behind the scenes of Jewish life. Please welcome Nikk to Temple Israel!
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