Weekly News Update: January 17, 2019
Shabbat  Beshala h - Shabbat Shirah

This weekend Rabbi Michael Fel joins us as a candidate for the Senior Rabbi position
Friday, January 18
4:35 pm:   Shabbat candle lighting
4:50 pm: : Min h ah / Kabbalat Shabbat/ Ma’ariv in the Milstein Sanctuary, Rabbi Michael Fel giving D’var Torah and leading   Ma'ariv

 Saturday, January 19                     
9:00 am:  Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary     
Shaharit:    H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Readers:  Josh Brunnlehrman , Rabbi Michael Fel, Sarah Grand, Max Kohn, Rabbi Harry Pell, Renana Rosenbloom and Rabbi Dina Shargel
Haftarah Reader:  Jonah Goldberg         
Sermon:   Senior Rabbi Candidate Rabbi Michael Fell
Musaf Rabbi Michael Fel                      
10:45 am:  Simhat  Shabbat (for children grades K-2 and their parents) in rooms D & E  
10:45 am:   Ruah  on Shabbat (for children grades 3-5) in Lower Level Conference Room
11:00 am:  Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room  
12:45 pm Parashat HaShavua  in rooms D & E
Approximately 12:45-1:45 pm: Community Question and Answer Session in the Milstein Sanctuary with Rabbi Michael Fel
Approximately 12:45-1:45 pm : Supervised activities for children in the Lower Level Conference Room 
 
Minha h services:
4:30 pm: Minha h services in the Milstein Sanctuary
                Bar Mitzvah: Jonah Goldberg
4:30 pm:   Min h ah services with Candidate Rabbi Michael Fel in the Irene Schwebel Chapel followed by Seudah Shelishit and Ma’ariv
5:46 pm:  Havdalah
 
In addition, Rabbi Fel will be visiting with our Nursery School children tomorrow morning, Friday, January 18 . Following his visit will be an education-focused Q and A session with parents of school-aged children. Rabbi Fel will also meet with teens, staff and various leadership committees throughout the weekend. 
 
Rabbi Fel's resume can be found in the Members' section of the TIC website (click here to sign in). 
 
Your input in the Rabbi Search process is critical. We will be reaching out to you to complete a survey at the end of the weekend. You should also feel free to personally reach out to any member of the Rabbi Search Committee. We very much want to hear from you!
 
We look forward to seeing you this weekend at as many events as possible. This is a terrific opportunity for each of us to learn about our candidate and for our candidate to see what a wonderful and welcoming community we are.
Calendar Note
Monday, January 21 : Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Morning Services at 7:10 am and Evening Services at 8:00 pm
Synagogue Office, Nursery and Shorashim schools are closed
Monday will be a day of H esed at TIC , see details here
Upcoming visits with Senior Rabbi Candidates
The Rabbi Search Committee has invited these candidates to join us on future dates:

January 25-27: Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz
February 1-3 : Rabbi Annie Tucker

Resumes can be found on the Members' section of the TIC website here . We hope you'll be able to make time to meet each of our candidates.
Mark your Calendar for the
Annual Gala and Fundraiser!
Saturday Evening, March 16, 2019

Invitation to follow

The JTS Gladstein Conference 
will be held at Temple Israel Center 
Friday, January 25, 
through Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Click on flyer for details and here for schedule.

Upcoming TIC Events
Tonight! TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 
Join us tonight, January 17, at 8:00 pm at TIC in room 17 for an informal discussion and light snacks.  
Tomorrow night! TIC Hosts Rhea Siers for Shabbat Dinner, Talk and Q&A
“The US-Israel National Security Alliance: A Success Story”
This Friday, January 18, 2019, Dinner starts at 6:00 pm after services (registration is now closed ).
Rhea Siers, former Deputy Associate Director for Policy at the National Security Agency, brings a multifaceted approach to the Middle East, cybersecurity and national security issues. .

TU B'SHEVAT SEDER
This Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Please join the H avurah Minyan for a Tu B'Shevat Seder. There will be traditional Tu B'Shevat snacks and a separate activity for our younger members. After a break for Ma'ariv , dinner will be served. RSVP here .

TIC Day of  H esed /Celebrate Tu B'Shevat
Monday, January 21, 2019
Come celebrate  Tu B'Shevat  and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of meaningful community services and learning activities. Please RSVP  here .

Eat Pray Learn Shabbat Author Series
Friday, February 1, 2019
Join us for dinner and discussion with Mary Morris, author of Gateway to the Moon . Please register  here .

TIC SAVOYARDS 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado
Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Youth Group & Teen Events, Courses and Services
Tonight! The Important Role of Jewish Youth During the Holocaust
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Take an in depth look at the impact of Jewish youth during the Holocaust.
Please RSVP here for next class
* Additional Mini-Course Dates: Thursday February 7; Thursday, March 14; Thursday, April 11 Join us for any or all classes!

Meet the Ramah Sports Academy Director
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Interested in learning about the Ramah Sports Academy? Join us at TIC from 9:30-10:10 am and meet with Athletic Director David Mendelowitz.

Chinese New Year Shabbat
Friday, February 8, 2019
Join Rabbi Gordon Tucker and Dr. Amy Cohn at TIC for a kosher Chinese Shabbat!

Game Truck Night 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Grades 6-8
TIC Kadima Members: $15, Non TIC Kadima Members: $20
RSVP here .

Teen Trip to Israel
February 14-24, 2019
Calling all teens in 11th and 12th Grades: This Trip's for You! Join Director of Teen Engagement Cantor Melissa Berman in Israel this February for a trip of a lifetime!
Registration can be found  here .

Head to Broadway for Be More Chill !
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Join TIC Teen Together and WJC Teens as TIC heads to Broadway!
Register here .

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Service Trip 
Sunday, February 17-Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Presidents' Week)
Hosted by JTeen Leadership. For more details email Rachel Glickensein here .
For teens Grade 8 (with parents, mandatory)
For teens Grade 9-12 (with parents, optional)
Youth and Family Programming
See Youth and Family Services schedule here .
Shabbat Hamudim with TIC clergy and special guests
Friday, February 15, 2019
Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children. Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the third Friday every month .

Ongoing Classes at TIC
Tonight! Thursday Parashat Hashavua Class
7:00-8:00 PM in the library
The class will delve into the weekly Torah portion with emphasis on major overall themes as well as some focus on specific sections of particular interest. Led by Rabbinic Intern Mitch Blank.
Tomorrow! Breakfast & Learn-Intersection of Jewish Ritual & Ethics 
Friday, January 18, with Rabbi Dina Shargel
Taught by Rabbi Dina Shargel, delve into a treasure trove of texts exploring the ethical underpinning of the ritual mitzvot.  Click on the flyer for details.
This Sunday! Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class
The Bible in Song
Sunday, January 20, with Rabbi Dina Shargel  
Join a lively group of Hebrew-speaking adults and teens for an hour of music, reading, translation and discussion.
Tefilah Lab: Mechanics and Meaning of the Siddur
*Please note there will not be class tonight, Thursday, January 17
Thursdays after minyan, 8:15 pm and Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm
On Thursdays, participants will join together with a hevruta learning-partner to work on any prayer goals you may have and in workshopping our Tefilah skills. On Mondays, will spend time deep-diving into various prayers, discussing their history and how we might find personal meaning in them today. All levels welcome.
Weekly Saturday Parashat Hashavua Class
Learners in Grades K-5 are invited to join us in Rooms D and E to study the week's Torah portion.
 
Sunday Mornings: Lay-Led Talmud Class
Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited. 8:00 am in the library.
Lion at the Fox: Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
This Monday, January 21, 2019
Join Rabbi Ari for some socializing, learning and discussion.
Dor l'Dor An Intergenerational Literary Program at the TIC Nursery School 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Learning with Rabbi Ari, open to all!  Monthly coffee and conversation. 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
Tuesdays Mornings: The Learning Institute
SESSION 1: 9:30-10:45 am The Immigrant and European Worlds of Our Fathers...and Our Mothers
SESSION 2: 10:50 am-12:00 noon Parashat HaShavua. 
Greater Community-Wide Events
JTS Teen Summit: Leadership Towards a Better Future
A Day of Learning and Dialogue for Future College Students
Sunday, January 27, 2019 
10:00 am-3:00 pm   
Join teens from across North America to learn concrete advocacy skills, explore obligations of leadership from a Jewish perspective, and consider the most effective ways to make a difference right now. Hear from experts on leadership issues, from public policy to politics to civic discourse.  Click here to register before January 18th.

"What Matters" Caring Conversations About the End of Life
Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm
An initiative in the Jewish community of New York that highlights the importance of advance care planning. In this time of increasingly sophisticated medical technology, it is all the more important that each of us feel assured that our healthcare wishes will be known, respected, and honored. Free. For more info and to register, click here . *Additional Dates: Wednesday, February 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm and Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom by Ariel Burger
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel's classroom where Wiesel challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. Held at Young Israel of Scarsdale, NY. Register here .

Building Friendships, Building Communities
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00 pm
The Carmel Academy hosts child neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Dunn as she highlights Social-Emotional Learning to create strong and diverse friendships among children. Held at Carmel Academy in Greenwich CT. Event is free. Registration is required here

Celebrate Israel with JNF
Saturday, January 26, 2019
7:30 pm
Calling all young professionals! JNF's mid-winter reception will take place in Stamford, CT and feature Lt. Col. Tiran Attia. Email for more information and to RSVP here .

Join Jewish LGBTQ & Allies in 8th-12th Grades
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Eighth-12th graders from the Westchester area will gather for discussions and activities that celebrate our LGBTQ and Jewish identities. Details here . *Additional Dates: March 24, May 19, and Pride Parade in June.

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Monday, February 11, 2019
10:00 am-Noon
Co ngregation B'nai Yisrael, 2 Banksville Road, Armonk, NY. Register here .

Strategies for Parenting Children in a Technological Age
Monday, February 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Join Author and former Wall Street Journal Writer Naomi Schaefer Riley as she discusses her new book “Be The Parent Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat.” Held at Carmel Academy in Greenwich, CT. Event is free. Please register here .

Private Screening of The Passengers
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00 pm
A documentary about the struggle of the final community of Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel. At the JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue @76th Street. Register here for $15 tickets or here for $75 VIP tickets.

The Button Man by Andrew Goss
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Temple Israel Centerl, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY. Register here .
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
The  Hesed Circle
Bikkur H olim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support  
Click here more information. Questions? Email us here .

Help Further the Mission of the TIC Inclusion Committee
The TIC Inclusion Committee works on exploring and improving issues related to anyone who feels excluded in any way, including people with disabilities and learning differences, the LGBTQ community, or those experiencing mental health issues. Anyone who needs our services, please contact TIC Director of Inclusion Michelle Steinhart here .

Sisterhood Mah Jongg
Sisterhood holds mah jongg games on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30 pm. 
Nursery School
Winter Cocktail Party
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:00-10:00 pm
At the home of Ivy and Seth Keslow.
Attendance is free but RSVP is required by January 24. RSVP here .
Magical Mondays  
Beginning January 28, 2019
Tell your friends: We will be having FREE Drop-in play time from 9:00-10:00 am, come play and make new friends! Click flyer for details. 

Babies & Bagels  
Tuesday, February 12, 2019  
Join us for Babies and Bagels from 9:15-10:30 am. If you are interested in learning more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact Nursery School Director Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800, x126. 
 
Starbucks and Schmoozing
On Fridays from 8:00-9:00 am, Join Nursery School Director Patty Goldstick along with Director of Family Engagement Dr. Avi Marcovitz for Starbucks coffee and a different gastronomic treat each week. Age appropriate family shabbat study materials will be available for families to take home. Stop by for coffee, grab a family booklet and schmooze and study with us. We hope to see you there!
Bim Bam
Bim Bam is a pre-Shabbat class for children ages three and under. Join Nursery School teacher, Jonina Steiner, along with special visits from TIC clergy for Hebrew and Shabbat-related songs, stories, friends and so much fun! We end every class with Shabbat blessings including lighting the candles, kiddush and hamotzi. Click flyer for details. 
 
Turning 2 Program 
Starting February 2019
Did your child just miss the cut-off date to join our 2s program? Or did you think your child wasn't quite ready for a separated program in September? Then we have a program for you! Join our Turning Two Class starting in February, taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-11:00 am. Click flyer for details.
Shorashim
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H avurat Torah
We are enriching our learning by offering more text-based classes next semester, including a weekly parasha class with Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank and a Tefillah class with Hazzan Shoshi, Please take a look at our   course catalogue  and make your course selections here .  
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