October 9, 2018/5779
Dancing our way to the street on Simchat Torah. See more photos.
Calendar On the Calendar
4 Heshvan, 5779
Torah portion:
Genesis  6:9−11:32

Haftarah portion:

Isaiah 54:1-55:5
Friday, October 12
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat 

Sophia Emily Schneider will chant Qiddush

Saturday, October 13
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service
Mazel tov! Sophia Emily Schneider's Bat Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events
We celebrate the engagement of:
Anna Berns &  Andrew Werth
August 15, 2018
Anna is the daughter of Barbara Berns & Alan Berns
We mourn the loss of:
Dr. George Fishman
October 4, 2018 (25 Tishri, 5779)
Husband of Ellen Ogintz Fishman
Father of Daniel Fishman & Rebecca Fishman Gero
Grandfather of Lucy & Jacob Gero

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.
Anat Hoffman: "If You See Something, Say Something"
with Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel; No Cost
Temple Israel is honored to welcome Anat Hoffman and  If You See Something, Say Something: An invitation to speak up when Israel strays away from its own declared vision. Israel's Declaration of Independence ensures social and political rights to all of Israel's inhabitants irrespective of religion, race, or sex; freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture; and a country that will safeguard the holy places of all religions. There are instances where Israel goes off course. What should diaspora Jews do? In this presentation Hoffman will suggest an action guide for the perplexed on how we can support the Israeli movements for justice.  Follow this event on Facebook No registration required. This program has been made possible by the Smith Family Innovation Fund in Honor of Rabbi Ronne Friedman
photoPhoto Albums

Did you know that we have photo albums on our website from Temple Israel events? Head on over and find yourself among your Temple Israel family!
Registration for the Fall semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning is now open! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and mark in your calendar our Town Hall events such as "Transforming Fear" with Rabbi Ebn Leader, Burstein Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, Studio Shabbat, and more. Follow CAJL on Facebook!
Reb Zalman and the Quest for Spiritual Renewal
with Rabbi Or Rose, Associate Dean of Hebrew College Rabbinical School
Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., October 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26

Cost: $125 (members)/$175 (non-members)
Explore the life and work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2015), founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and a pioneer in North American interreligious dialogue. Read moreRegister.
Jewish Women Change the World: Past, Present, and Future
with Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of The Jewish Women's Archives
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., October 9, 23, 30

Cost: $75 (members)/$105 (non-members)
Join Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive, to get to know the women upon whose shoulders we stand and the manifestations of their legacy in today's troubling times. Read moreRegister.
Modern Couples, Big Jewish Questions
with Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Mondays,  6:30- 8:30 p.m. October 15, 22, 29
Shabbat dinner on  Friday October 26
Cost: $125/  couple
Modern Couples, Big Jewish Questions is an enriching, informative and social opportunity for engaged, partnered, and married couples in their 20's and 30's. We will discuss issues relevant to couples in committed partnerships and explore the fundamentals of building a Jewish home and planning for your life together. The class meets four times - three classroom sessions and one Shabbat dinner. The class is open to anyone curious about creating a Jewish home.  Register.
Charleston: Gateway to American Jewish History, with Hasia Diner, Ph.D.
Sunday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. at TI (No Cost/Open to All)
This coming May, the CAJL, accompanied by Rabbi Zecher, will travel to Charleston and Savannah on a custom-designed study tour. We will experience these cities and learn about their Jewish past and present. Our study will be led by Hasia Diner, the Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at NYU. On October 14, Professor Diner will present "Charleston: Gateway to American Jewish History." Come and learn with Professor Diner, and then stay for an introduction to our study tour with her in May. RSVP to the October 14 event here.
Learn more about our trip here. See the flyer here.
fycThe Village for Families with Young Children
Bursting with Joy! Birthing Class
with Certified Nurse-Midwife Sarah Kleinman and Rabbi Matt Soffer
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., October 16, 23, 30, November 13
$180 (members)/$225 (non-members). Includes dinner, materials, & validated parking.
Certified Nurse-Midwife, Sarah Kleinman, will cover the birthing process and guide you through birthing practice, while Rabbi Matt Soffer will discuss Jewish rituals around birthing, including naming ceremonies and the bris. Open to members and non-members; we welcome interfaith, LGBTQ, and single parents by choice! Please wear comfy clothing. Contact Shoshanna Goldberg for more information.
gbioGBIO Pre-Election Action
Monday, October 22, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury MA 
Make a difference! Come and be counted with over 1,000 people from all walks of life in Metro Boston as we work with politicians on healthcare cost containment, criminal justice reform and immigration policies that keep families together. Pre-registration required. Contact Dru Greenwood for more information or to register. Read more.

Read Michael Rubinstein's blog post  about why he is passionate about the upcoming Action For Such a Time as This.
beaconBeacon Academy
13th Annual Symposium
Friday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
Beacon Academy invites you to join educators and champions of equity for their 13th Annual Symposium on Race and Class in Education. This year's Symposium will focus on the transformative impact of one-on-one relationships between students and the adults in their lives. Space is limited - please sign up to guarantee your spot! For additional information, please contact Nicole Baker.
Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.