May 8 , 2018/5778
Religious School's 6th Grade Kallah
Calendar On the Calendar
27 Iyyar, 5778
Torah portion:
B'har - B'chukotai
Leviticus 25:1-26:2 /

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
Friday, May 11
5:00 p.m.  Tot Rock Shabbat

6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat 

Community Conversations during oneg

7:00 p.m. Riverway Project (20s & 30s) Soul Food Friday
Saturday, May 12
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study
Life Cycle Events
We mourn the loss of:
David Barcan
May 1, 2018 (16 Iyyar, 5778)
Uncle of Sara Barcan (Marc Draisen) and Dan Barcan (Leah)
Great-uncle of Katie and Sam Draisen and Max and Abe Barcan

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.
We share the sad news that the Jewish community has lost a beloved leader, scholar, and inspiration. Rabbi Aaron Panken, President of Hebrew Union College, died this past weekend in a plane crash. In 2016, he honored us as our Scholar-in-Residence, and we experienced his insight in profound ways. Many who call him friend, teacher, and mentor feel the pain acutely. His memory will surely bring blessing. Zichrono livracha. Read more about him.
Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat
What do you want to change to make our world better and why? Please join us for Shabbat and a community conversation:
  • Following services, enjoy a Shabbat dinner compliments of the Membership & Engagement Committee and join a meaningful conversation with other members
  • Immediately following services, join a circle in Levi for a 45-minute conversation
  • For 20s & 30s: join a conversation after Soul Food Friday (service starts at 7:00 p.m.)
RSVP or for further information, contact Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein.
AGAnnual Gathering of the Congregation
Thursday, June 7, 2018, Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
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: Susan Michaels and Gerri Sweder
* TILLI Chairs, Past and Present: Naomi Gordon, Judy Herman, Ruth Klepper, Peggy Morrison, Rhoada Wald, and Marlene Yesley
Criminal Justice Reform Team: Barbara Berke, Doug Berkson, Amy Couture, Ronald Ebert, Malcolm Freeman, Serena Fujita, Fran Godine, Naomi Gordon, Dru Greenwood, Ted Greenwood, Lauren Lapat, Ben Poor, Cindy Rowe, Michael Rubenstein, Sam Schneider, Donald Stern, Kenneth Sweder, Andrew Tarsy, Chelsea Voake, Kathy Weinman, Sandra Wixted, and Rose Zoltek-Jick
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Spiritual Practice Lab - Jewish Mindful Meditation
with Carol Targum and Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
Sunday, May 13; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For first-timers or experienced meditators- we will practice some techniques to relax the body, focus the mind, and open the heart, while exploring themes in our weekday Amidah prayer. No registration required.
"The Last Act" - An Israeli Stage Production
Saturday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. at Calderwood Pavilion's Martin Hall
This fiery, sexy drama portrays the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a play on Strindberg's Miss Julie. This is a full production from Israeli Stage. Read more and buy tickets.
shavuotCommunity Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline
All night on Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:00 p.m. at Congregation Kehillath Israel
Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for a unique educational and cultural experience at the 10th Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline. Learn, discuss, eat, and shmooze all night long. Learn more and RSVP or volunteer.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Last Tuesday Book Group:  Strangers in Budapest
Tuesday, May 29 at 12:00 p.m.
The Last Tuesday Book Group will meet to discuss Strangers in Budapest, by Jessica Keener For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian.
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.
DAWhat a Difference a DA Makes
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Sinai and Temple Israel invite you to " What a Difference a DA Makes. Please join us to learn more from Rahsaan Hall, 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.
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. RSVP to Sue Misselbeck by May 21.
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.
Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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. We'll gather at TI at 5:00 p.m. 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. Please contact Rachel Daniels with questions. 
The Village for Families with Young Children
Rhythm 'n' Ruach with Ellen Allard
11:00 -11:45 a.m. on 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.
April 27, 2018
"Dawnland" Tells Of The Taking Of Native American Children In Maine
WBUR - featuring TI member Adam Mazo
Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.