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Your update for March 15-31
Dates to Remember
March 15 - Friday Night Service and Dinner 6:30pm
March 18 - Board Meeting 7:00pm
March 20 - PURIM CELEBRATION Kids Program begins at 6:00pm - The whole Megillah with slideshow begins approx at 7:00pm
March 23 - Game Night / Havdallah

Join us for Friday Service and Dinner
March 15th, 6:30 pm
Cost for dinner: $18 per adult, $40 per family if paid by the Weds. before the dinner. $21 per adult, $45 per family for later reservations. Click at the right to register online, or contact the Temple office.

Vegetarian / non-dairy options are available at all meals. Please contact the Temple office if you have other special dietary requirements.
Save the date: Friday, April 19 (Community Passover Seder)
Next Shabbat Evening Service and Dinner: May 17.
PURIM Celebration
Wednesday March 20
 beginning at 6:00pm

Kids' programming 6-6:30pm
Ma'ariv 6:30 pm
Megillah reading 7pm
 
Don’t miss this year’s slide show that accompanies the reading, and nosh some hamentashen!
If you would like to chant a chapter of the megillah, please contact
Mark Frydenberg or
Rabbi David Finkelstein
Havdalah Family Game Night
Enjoy Havdallah service at TBI and bring the entire family to play games before and after. Scrabble, uno, cornhole, jenga, mini-golf, pickleball, NCAA March Madness on TV, and dozens of kids games. Diary refreshments before and Make-Your own-Pizza after Havdallah service.

Contact the Temple Office if you would like to attend. 781-894-5146

March 23, 2019
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Adult Education with the Rabbi
With the help of Wilfred Shuchat’s book, The Garden of Eden & the Struggle to Be Human According to the Midrash Rabbah , we will explore and investigate the Biblical text, practice our own rabbinic close reading skills, and explore rabbinic homilies on chapter 2 of the Book of Genesis ( Bereishit ). All are welcome, Jew and non-Jew, veterans of midrash and beginners alike.
 
Beginning in Fall 2008, Professor Jon A. Levisohn of Brandeis University collected 25 responses to the question, “What are the Talmudic sugyot (topics or discussions) that every Jew ought to know, the most famous or significant Talmudic discussions?” The sugyot were chosen “for their theological and ideological significance, their contemporary practical significance, or their centrality in discussions among commentators. Or in some cases, perhaps their idiosyncrasy.” In this long-term learning project, I hope to learn every one of the 67 sugyot in the list. Let’s take the journey together. We’ll learn slowly and deliberately, taking one discussion at a time. There’s no rush. All texts will be provided in the original language (Hebrew and/or Aramaic) and in English translation. All are welcome. No prior familiarity with Talmud required.
Torah Study: Midrash on The Garden of Eden
 
Wednesday mornings 11:00am-12:30 pm

April 10, May 8, June 12

At Temple Beth Israel




Talmud Study: The Most Significant Talmudic Discussions

Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30 pm

April 3, May 15, June 5

At Temple Beth Israel


 
Stop by for Friday Night Service
April 5th, 6:30 pm

This service short and sweet and not followed by a dinner. Come to share a melody or learn a few new ones.

Next Friday without dinner: May 3
Outside Events
Contemporary Jewish Music with Josh Warshawsky

Singer, musician, composer and rabbinical student Josh Warshawsky will share an evening of spirited, contemporary Jewish music and soulful liturgy at Temple Israel of Natick’s annual Café Achshav.  Warshawsky is a preeminent voice of contemporary Conservative Judaism. He travels across the country visiting synagogues and colleges, sharing new ways of experiencing Jewish music and prayer. A product of the Ramah camping movement, he offers a fresh and soulful approach to Jewish music, liturgy and texts.


Visit  www.tiofnatick.org  to purchase tickets. Adults $30 in advance, $40 at door. Youth $15 (ages 5-17). For more information call 508-650-3521
Spend your summer with JCC Greater Boston! Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 2-4pm at JCC Greater Boston. Whether you love to sing and dance at  Camp Kaleidoscope , learn important swimming skills at  Camp Grossman , sleep under the stars at  Camp Kingswood  or hone your skills at  Specialty Camps , an exciting summer awaits. Meet senior staff from all of our camps and get a taste of what a magical camp day is like! Enjoy an unforgettable summer with JCC Greater Boston filled with land and water sports, outdoor adventures, visual arts, performing arts and Jewish culture. Can't make it? Register online using our brand new online portal! Learn more at  bostonjcc.org/camps .