You are not alone!
We are still living Judaism together.
See how TI staff is working from home.
We Hope to See You This Shabbat:
Torah portion:
Numbers 16:1-18:32
Haftarah portion:
I Samuel 11:14-12:22
Candle lighting:
8:07 p.m.
Friday, June 26
5:00 p.m. Families with Young Children are invited to a virtual Tot Rock Shabbat!

6:00 p.m. Join us for Cantor Einhorn's last Qabbalat Shabbat before his retirement

7:15 p.m. Shabbat Dinner Groups

7:30 p.m. Riverway Shabbat Recharge
Saturday, June 27
9:00 a.m. Join the Temple Israel community virtually for Shabbat and Torah Study!

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

8:00 p.m. Join the clergy for a virtual Havdalah, bring your own cocktails or mocktails!
We're here to help!
During Qabbalat Shabbat and Torah Study, we have tech support team available to help you access Zoom! Call our main number, 617-566-3960, and you will be redirected to someone who can help.

Please view our other help resources here:
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Joseph Dash
June 19, 2020
Father of Aliza Dash (Nicholas Salzman) and Evan Dash (Jill)
Grandfather of Michael Marcovich, Sarah, Matthew Salzman, and Melani Jo
Husband of Janet Dash
Let us know:
Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding, engagement, or new baby? Is someone in our community in need of pastoral support? For funeral needs, call Temple Israel 24/7 at 617-566-3960. Amy Sherr, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, wants to know and can help you!
Being in quarantine can be isolating, frightening, and lonely. If you or anyone you know are sick with COVID-19, please let Amy Sherr know so we can reach out. We are here for you! Please let us know if you need immediate assistance by contacting Amy Sherr.
Helpful Resources:
In this unique moment in the history of Temple Israel, we recognize the many different needs that our community members face. To that end, we have gathered the below list of resources in an effort to ensure that you, our beloved congregation, are able to access the support you need in these difficult times
During this crisis, we've worked hard to make virtual participation as easy as possible! Let us make renewing your membership easy, too. There are many ways to renew your membership. We are accepting checks and online payments. You can renew online through the  member portal.  Don't know how to use the member portal, or forgot your password? Don't worry. Temple Israel's Membership Associate, Kim Doorley, will be happy to walk you through each step.
Annexation in the West Bank

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for a virtual meeting where we will discuss the new Israeli government's intention to annex parts of the West Bank and what that may mean for Israelis and Palestinians.

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Water as an Instrument for Peace

Sunday, June 28 at 12:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation with three leading experts in Middle East water policy. They will share updates on Israel’s technological advances in water treatment, which will benefit the health of the entire region.

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Reclaim Our Vote - Combating Voter Suppression
Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.

In recent weeks, people of all colors, ages, and backgrounds are flooding the streets of the United States to raise their voices against racial injustice. People of color continue to face exclusion and discrimination more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery. Register here or contact Tali Puterman for more information.
Connecting to Temple Israel
Looking to get more involved? Interested in joining a class, attending more services, or checking out some of the amazing virtual programs we have to offer? Join our Google Group to get more emails about all of the virtual opportunities happening at TI! To join, email Noa.
Shabbat Dinner Groups
Shabbat Dinner Groups
Every Friday at 7:15 p.m.

Gather in small groups of 8-12 people (on Zoom) for Shabbat dinner, thoughtful conversation, and connection! BYO dinner. Sign up to join a group  here. We will send you a Zoom link for your group in advance! Contact Nicole Zador with questions.
Weekday Minyan
Log into Zoom and join us virtually for Weekday Minyan every Monday - Thursday at 6:15 p.m . Carve out time in your day for reflection, singing, and a chance to offer names for healing and remembrance. We will be using Mishkan T'filah for weekdays and will be offering access to the prayerbook through a Zoom screen share. Or, you can purchase your own Kindle edition here . Weekday Minyan can also be streamed on our website here .
Center for Adult Jewish Learning
Learn with us online!
Weekly classes (new students welcome):
Upcoming classes:
Riverway Project (20s & 30s)
Small Groups
Connect with the Riverway community by joining a Small Group, including Book Club, Celebrate the New Month, Couples, Interfaith Couples, and Singles.  Sign up here .

Book Club, Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing the book "How To Be An Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. In this work, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Join on Zoom here .

Podcast Group, Tuesday, June 30, 3:00 p.m.
We will be discussing an episode from Hebrew Union College's Podcast, College Commons. This conversation features Marra Gad, author of the memoir "The Color of Love," joins host Joshua Holo to explore the form of racism that exists in progressive Jewish communities. Listen here before we gather! Join on Zoom here.
TI Jew-n Camp: Come Have Fun with Us This Summer! 
The Education program will continue with virtual programming in June and July! We will begin on Tuesday, June 2, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday in June. We'll have a morning meeting at 9:00 a.m., community time at 3:30 p.m., and one-off electives for the students to participate in from 4:00-5:00 p.m.. Please indicate interest here a nd email Roberta Bergstein with any questions.
June 17, 2020
Included interview with Tali Puterman
Share with us!
Are you participating in our virtual opportunities? This is part of our communal story! Send photos of you and your family at participating from home, and let us know where you're participating from! All photos and stories can be sent to Noa Rosen.
How are we doing? As we move into a temporary virtual community, we want to make sure we are meeting your needs for community connection. Please email your communications feedback to Emma Koblick, Director of Communications.