April 10 , 2018/5778
Last Thursday evening, 80 women gathered for our 10th Annual Women's Seder. It was an evening of tradition, laughter, love, stories, and dancing. View the full photo album.
Calendar On the Calendar
29 Nisan, 5778
Torah portion:
Leviticus 10:12-11:47

Haftarah portion:
II Samuel 7:1-17
Friday, April 13
5:00 p.m. 
Tot Rock Shabbat

6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat with Consul General Yehuda Yaakov

Isabella Cevallos will chant Qiddush

(Watch Live Stream)

7:00 p.m. Riverway Project (20s & 30s) Soul Food Friday

Saturday, April 14
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Bat Mitzvah of Isabella Cevallos
hashoahYom HaShoah
Yom HaShoah Service and Remembrance
Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Slater Lounge
Gather with us to commemorate Yom HaShoah with prayer, song, and poetry as we honor the memory of all those who perished in the Holocaust.
lectureRevisit the Feinberg Lecture with Etai Freedman.
Amidst such a reality, in which the word collaboration often has a negative connotation, MEET, The Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, brings together Israeli and Palestinian bright young leaders to create positive social and political change through technology and entrepreneurship.
israelThe Consulate General of Israel to New England
Farewell Qabbalat Shabbat
Friday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat with special guest speaker, Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel. Yehuda Yaakov has been the Consul General of Israel to New England since February 2014. He has focused largely on strengthening values-driven partnerships between Israel and New England in the areas of business, academia, and social justice. He is also involved in regionally-based coexistence projects.
Yom HaZikaron
Tuesday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.
The Consulate General of Israel to New England invites you to the annual memorial ceremony for fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror. The ceremony will be held in Hebrew with English subtitles, followed by music in the spirit of Memorial Day.
headlinesTemple Israel's Making Headlines
Rabbi Gubitz Article in The Forward on Interfaith Acceptance
"Plant your roots with us. Grow tall with us. Your fruit is so sweet. And I'm so sorry for your pain." Read Rabbi Jen Gubitz's article in The Forward, Interfaith Acceptance Has A PR Problem.
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative
Temple Israel Celebrates TILLI's 10th Anniversary
Friday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a festive Oneg
Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat when we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative). TILLI's mission is to provide opportunities for members to participate in peer-led study groups covering a broad range of topics from a Jewish perspective, enjoying cultural events, and developing community and social relationships. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
A Taste of Judaism
Mondays: April 23, 30, May 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., no cost
Explore traditional and modern Jewish sources and discuss the ways that Judaism can resonate in our lives. Open to all: interfaith couples, those with Jewish family heritage, and the simply curious. Learn more and register.
Musical Migration: Klezmer in America with Sherry Mayrent
Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Three Sessions: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
Course Fee: $90 for Members/$120 for Non-members
Through listening to lots of recordings, this class will look at what klezmer, the traditional instrumental music of Eastern European Jews, was like in the old country; what happened to it when the musicians migrated to America in the early 1900s and how the music has continued to evolve through the Big Band era, the dawn of the LP and into the 21st century. Read the full description and register.
Imagining Paradise with Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Begins April 24; Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Four Sessions: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Course Fee: $120 for Members/$160 for Non-members
How have these tales created by the Biblical authors, rabbis of the Midrash, Mystics, Philosophers and Modern writers framed and formed the Jewish psyche from antiquity to modernity? Contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
Spiritual Practice Lab - Jewish Mindful Meditation
with Carol Targum and Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
April 29, May 6, and May 13; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For first-timers or experienced meditators- we will practice some techniques to relax the body, focus the mind, and open the heart, while exploring themes in our weekday Amidah prayer.
gbio"For Such a Time as This" TI-GBIO Community Conversations
Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat
Alongside other GBIO congregations, Temple Israel is launching a series of community conversations "For Such a Time as This" from now through mid-May. We will hear from all parts of the temple what deeply concerns us so that together we build power to make a difference, both here at TI and in the wider community. The connections we make and the stories we share will build up current initiatives particular to TI, give focus and energy to continuing work on housing, healthcare and criminal justice reform with our GBIO partners, and, equally important, identify leaders and emergent issues.

If you would like to include your voice in this conversation, please contact Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein, Community Conversation Coordinators.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Last Tuesday Book Group - Poetry Edition!
Tuesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we are delighted that Temple Israel poets Ellen Steinbaum and Wendy Drexler will be joining us. Bring a poem for us to read and discuss it. For more information, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian. This event is free, let us know if you plan to come.
csaAnnual Community Shared Agriculture Program
Temple Israel is excited for our third annual Community Shared Agriculture program! We are partnering with ReVision Urban Farm for 18 weeks of fresh vegetables that can be picked up right at Temple Israel this summer. Learn more and sign up online. Contact Traci Laichter for more information.
Life Cycle Events
We celebrate the engagement of:
Marjorie Folkman and Peter Klebnikov
Marjorie is the daughter of Paula Folkman

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 us know.
beaconBeacon Academy Spring Swap-It
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20
Student shopping day: Wednesday, April 18
Beacon Academy is requesting clothing donations for their Spring Swap-It week. They are particularly collecting formal clothes for Spring Celebration, graduation, and prom dresses for 11th and 12th grade alumni. Suit jackets, ties, dresses, slacks, and dress shoes are especially appreciated! Bring your gently used items to Temple Israel for collection.
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