March 6 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
Calendar On the Calendar
23 Adar, 5778
Shabbat Parah
Torah portion:
Vayak'heil - P'kudei
Exodus 35:1-40:38

Haftarah portion:
Ezekiel 36:22-36
Friday, March 9
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Lily Bailen and Molly Bailen will chant Qiddush
Saturday, March 10
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service

Lily Bailen and Molly Bailen B'not Mitzvah
passoverPassover at Temple Israel
Beyond the Wall Followed by Discussion with Louie Diaz
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us as we prepare for Passover with a screening of Beyond the Wall on March 22. As our Exodus story instructs, liberation is only the first step - the challenge is living with freedom. Beyond the Wall takes a close look at the journey from incarceration to community, from behind the wall to beyond the wall, of several Massachusetts men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from the system. Louie Diaz, whose dedication to helping these men is central to the film, will be present for a Q&A. Watch the trailer. Please RSVP to Tali Puterman.

Clergy Matzah Brei Cook Off & Passover Celebration
Saturday, April 1
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Matzah Brei Cook Off
10:00 a.m. Service & Study for adults and special kids' program
Which of our clergy makes the meanest matzah brei? On the first day of Passover, our clergy will compete. Will our reigning champion Rabbi Zecher keep her title, or will someone new take home the trophy? We'll eat, celebrate the holiday, and then study.
10th Annual Women's Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m., $18

Through ritual, song, and conversation we will retell the story of Passover over a potluck Seder meal. Rabbis Zecher, Jacobson, and Gubitz will lead the Seder. Please
register and let us know what dish you will bring to the Seder. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Daniels.
"Living Judaism" Small Group for Jews by Choice
Thursdays, March 15, April 12, & May 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Are you new to Judaism, in the final months of your process of conversion, or have recently affirmed your commitment to Judaism? Led by Kat Shlien and Daniela Jacobson, gather together with other Jews-by-Choice to explore conversations on memory, identity, and authenticity. Commitment to attend every session is required to participate. Register. Contact Melissa Carp with any questions.
Join The Conversation about MLKBoston
March 26, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
In the near future, Boston will have its own world class permanent installation commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Coretta Scott King's legacy to Boston. Temple Israel of Boston not only hosted Dr. King in 1965 but will also be hosting a community meeting to discuss this project .  We will welcome MLKBoston's co-chairs, Reverend Liz Walker and Paul English (creator of ). Come join us for this great opportunity to learn how the project began, share your thoughts and questions, and find out how you can become involved.  Please let us know you will be coming or if you have questions by emailing Carol Michael .
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Hundreds have joined us for thoughtful and engaging classes and learning opportunities at the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel. We invite you to join us as we continue our legacy as a place committed to deep Jewish scholarship, a community that is unafraid to ask the difficult questions and think about Judaism in new and exciting ways.
Introduction to Judaism 
Begins March 6 (16 sessions)   
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $275/individual or $375/couple. Generous scholarships available.
Do you want to learn more about  Judaism? Introduction  to  Judaism  is a meaningful way to engage in Jewish learning and community building.  Learn about Jewish holidays, beliefs, life-cycle ceremonies and more, with Temple Israel's clergy and staff from Reform Jewish Outreach Boston.  For interfaith couples and curious individuals.  Interfaith couples are encouraged to take this class together. Learn more. C ontact Joyce Schwartz to  register
Modern Couples, Big Jewish Questions
March 11, 18, 25; April 6, 8, at 12:30 p.m.  
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. The class is open to interfaith, Jewish and same-sex couples from the community who plan to create a Jewish home.  Register . For more information, contact  Melissa Carp
Hebrew Boot Camp with Debbie Betesh
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays: March 22 and 29, $50 course fee
Learn to recognize the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet and become comfortable sounding out some of the key recurring words and phrases in the Hebrew blessings for Shabbat and holidays. This course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. Register.
Inclusion Shabbat - Artist in Residence, Nataly Zukerman  "The Other Body: Inclusion in Society"
6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, no cost
Temple Israel is hosting playwright and performing artist Nataly Zukerman. Nataly is an independent performance artist who makes autobiographical work in the field of disability arts. In her presentation she performs parts of her performance "The Other Body" and talks about her unseen disability, her personal and artistic path to publicly owning the definition disabled, and how society and the art world secretly excludes disabled people and artists. Co-sponsored by Israeli Stage with support from the Ruderman Foundation. Register.
villageThe Village for Families with Young Children
Expectant Parent Brunch
Sunday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Come meet other parents-to-be before your little bundle arrives. Making the transition into parenthood is much easier when you are connected to others who are experiencing it as well. All expectant parents welcome: pregnant, adopting, first/second/third time parents, LGBTQ, interfaith, and single parents. Temple Israel membership not required. This is a FREE event! Parking validation available for the 375 Longwood Avenue Parking Garage, adjacent to Temple Israel. Please contact  Shoshanna Goldberg  for more information or to RSVP.
TILLITILLI Winter Session - Open to All
The Arts: Seeing, Creating, Learning
Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Coffee at 10:30 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Phoebe Segal,
Mary Burgess Comstock Curator, Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts

After this program we will feature art created by TILLI members. Please plan on staying after the program to view the talent in our community. 
RSVP to Sue Misselbeck .
boomersMovie Night Presented by TI 50s & 60s, Open to All
French Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour
Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.; $10/person
French Teacher, Susan Ridker, will present "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (with subtitles). The movie traces the brief affair of a Japanese architect and a French actress in Japan after World War II and is acclaimed as a milestone in the history of movie-making. Registration includes dinner, beverages, and movie theatre treats. Read more and register.
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Tablet Mag - featuring TI's Brigid Goggin
Life Cycle Events
May his memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Robert Alpern
March 1, 2018 (14 Adar, 5778)
Father of Eve Alpern (Brenda Morris)
Grandfather of Isaac and Jaden Morris

If you would like to send extend wishes of congratulations or condolences, please send them to  Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, who will pass along your message. 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 tell Rachel to let our clergy know.
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