May 14 , 2019/5779

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13 Iyyar, 5779
Torah portion:
Leviticus  21:1−24:23

Haftarah portion:
Ezekiel 44:15-31
Friday, May 17
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat

Jacob (Koby) Dylan Seelig will chant Qiddush
Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m.: Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service
Mazal tov! Jacob (Koby) Dylan Seelig becomes a Bar Mitzvah
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Life Cycle Events

May his memory be a blessing.  We mourn the loss of:
Ken Leavitt
May 7, 2019 (2 Iyar, 5779)
Father of Lisa Leavitt (Steve Jermanok)
Grandfather of Melanie and Jacob Jermanok
Mazal tov! We celebrate the engagement of:
Tali Puterman to Jessica Rondon

Natanya Cohen and Josh Goldman

*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.
*If you are saying Qaddish or are in need of a community, our daily Minyan takes place every weekday our building is open at 6:15 p.m.
Mazal tov to Rabbi Gubitz!
Temple Israel is celebrating the engagement of our very own Rabbi Jen Gubitz to Matan BenYishay Wish them congratulations!

sofferFarewell to Rabbi Soffer
Friday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m.; 5:00 taco pre-neg for Religious School and the Village
Join us for a special opportunity to celebrate Rabbi Soffer and wish him and his family farewell as they prepare to leave Temple Israel and begin their new journey in Durham, North Carolina. There will be a taco pre-neg for Religious School and Day School families and for the Village for Families with Young Children to make cards for Rabbi Soffer. Read more.
The Spring 2019 semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning brochure is now available! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and follow CAJL on Facebook!
POSTPONED: Screening of Dawnland
Postponed. Stay tuned for a future date this fall!
Planning a Jewish Wedding
with Rabbi Zupan, Reform Jewish Outreach Boston
Thursday, May 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Temple Israel . $25/couple
Explore the symbols of the Jewish wedding ceremony,  ways to honor family traditions, and how to personalize your  ceremony. Register.
"The Wolf of Baghdad"
Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
See a preview of a new audio-visual work by English musician and cartoonist Carol Isaacs who has drawn a graphic memoir based on her Iraqi-Jewish family's memories of their lost homeland. The presentation will be accompanied by a soundtrack of Judeo-Arabic music, both secular and sacred. This will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Boston resident Yitzhak Bakal who grew up in Baghdad. Contact Brigid Goggin for more information.
Last Tuesday Book Group: Stations of the Scale
Tuesday, May 28 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion as we
 welcome Temple Israel member, photographer, and author, Andrea Rosenthal, to talk about her book, Stations of the Scale: a photographic Memoir About Food and SufferingThis event is free but an RSVP to Ann Abrams, Librarian, the Friday before is appreciated.
Shofar Blowing Workshop
Tuesday, June 18 in the evening
Cantor Einhorn will hold a shofar blowers workshop in June in preparation for the High Holy Days. Who should sign up? Anyone who has an interest in learning how to blow the shofar. If you are currently playing a brass instrument or have in the past, you have a step up in the training process. Please RSVP to Sue Misselbeck .
Sunday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Shavuot is the festive celebration of our awesome, life-giving Torah.  Putting a brand-new spin on an ancient tradition, this year we will dive into the Torah's "greatest hits" with our clergy, who will each bring an inspirational teaching. After learning together, we will enjoy a Shavuot brunch together. Let us know you will be joining us!
annualgatheringAnnual Gathering of the Congregation
Thursday, June 13; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Be part of this communal opportunity to reflect on the 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 also have an opportunity to say goodbye to Rabbi Matt Soffer, welcome to Rabbi Dan Slipakoff, receive an update on the 2020 cantorial search, and vote on important changes to the Temple Israel bylaws. Read more.
newsRemembering Your Loved Ones
Service of Commemoration and Celebration
Sunday, June 2, rain or shine; walking tour and service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Avenue in Wakefield
Those we remember in our personal and communal families will be honored at the annual Service of Commemoration and Celebration at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield. The memorial service will be preceded by a brief, optional walking tour highlighting people and stories from Temple Israel's history.
Memorial Plaques
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a memorial plaque in his or her memory. The Alice G. Winn Memorial Menorah is located along the rear wall of the Sanctuary, and these memorial plaques are made from glass and hung once a year during the summer. The Harry N. and Estelle S. Gorin Memorial Alcove surrounds one of the entrance doors to the Sanctuary, and these plaques are made from bronze and can be hung all year round.

Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on the anniversary of death. Family members will be notified of this date. All names on plaques are included in the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque. Please contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
cantorCantorial Transition 2020
The One! The Only! Cantor Einhorn's "Victory Tour" to Greece and Israel
January 30 - February 9, 2020;  Online registration now open , or call 888-811-2812 x 1
Registration for Cantor Roy Einhorn's "Victory Tour" to Greece and Israel is now open! Join Cantor Einhorn and his wife Cantor Jodi Sufrin, Rabbi Elaine Zecher, and Ellen Rovner and Michael Zimman, trip chairs, as we experience the seamless connection between ancient and new. View more trip details .
Did you become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah with Cantor Einhorn at Temple Israel? 
Cantor Einhorn will be retiring in 2020. We need your help to tell stories for his celebration. If you or a family member was a Bar/Bat Mitzvah between August 1983-2019, send a scanned photo of you and the cantor with the date and a short paragraph remembering the day. Send scanned photos to Sue Misselbeck or drop off at the Reception desk attention of Sue.
shabbatAll-Community Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 24 following Qabbalat Shabbat services
Join the Membership & Engagement Committee for a community-wide dinner. All are welcome, free of charge, though donations are appreciated. Let us know you're coming!
wynerTemple Israel's Making Headlines
May 8, 2019
Jewish Heritage Center honors Wyner couple
Jewish Advocate - featuring TI members Justin and Genevieve Wyner
bostonGreater Community Events
CJP CommUNITY Israel Dialogue
Thursday, May 16; doors open 6:45 p.m., program begins 7:15 p.m.
The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
Join CJP for a special CommUNITY Israel Dialogue event featuring Tzipi Livni, to engage in a broad discussion on civic life in Israel and America, trends in Jewish life and community, and reflections on the next generation in Israel and the diaspora. There is no cost but space is limited. Register. Please bring a photo ID. All bags are subject to search.
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