December 11 , 2018/5779
Shabbat Mishpachah this past Friday,  kicking off our Chanukah Shabbat with Dan Nichols.
See photos from Friday night and Saturday night.
Calendar On the Calendar
7 of Tevet, 5779
Torah portion:
Haftarah portion:

Ezekiel 37:15 - 37:28
Friday, December 14
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat

Baby naming of Emerson Joyce Young daughter of Mark and Torrey Young

Baby naming of Abraham Lucian Leff, son of Page Hubben & Daniel Leff

7:00 p.m. Riverway Project's Soul Food Friday for 20s & 30s

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, December 15
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat

2:00 p.m. 5th Grade Torah Portion Celebration
#TISparks: Photos from the Congregation
Thank you to everyone who shared your #TISparks Chanukah photos with us! Click here to view the album.
Life Cycle Events
We celebrate the birth of:
Benjamin Jacob Kalin
December 6, 2018
Becky Lambert and Mike Kalin (parents)
We mourn the loss of:
Joseph Hahn
December 10, 2018 (2 Tevet, 5779)
Father of Deborah Hahn (Mark Zeren)
Father of Rochelle Hahn (Kenneth Breuer)
Husband of Adele Hahn
Grandfather of Anna, Ari, and Asa Zeren, and Matthew and Emily Breuer

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.
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Shabbat Tzedek - Save the Date!
Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, we will welcome Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley as our 2019 Shabbat Tzedek speaker. Pressley is an advocate, policy-maker, activist, and survivor. In 2009, she won election to the Boston City Council, marking the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history. On November 6, 2018, Pressley was elected to represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in Congress; she is first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress.  

See who else is planning to come, and stay tuned for more details on the full MLK weekend programming. 
Mitzvah-Mobiles (and drivers!) Needed for Rosie's Runs
Temple Israel is trying to do its part to reduce food waste, but we need your help in order to sustain this effort. We are looking for 8-12 members who would be willing to pick up trays of food at TI and take them to Rosie's Place or the Pine Street Inn.  The food has to be delivered quickly to avoid spoilage, so those who volunteer should have flexible schedules. Don't worry about "heavy lifting," as the staff at both TI and Rosie's or Pine Street load and unload.  If you'd like to be part of this mitzvah-mobile corps, please contact Joan Rachlin.
Registration for the Fall semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning is open! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and follow CAJL on Facebook!
Exploring the Ethics of Touch through Dance
with Ilya Vidrin of Reciprocity Collaborative
Sundays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., January 6, 13, 27
Cost: $75 (members) or $105 (non-members)
What can we learn about ethical, social practice from movement? Inspired by movement practices such as the Tango, Swing, and Latin/Ballroom, we will investigate what it means to partner. 

Ilya grew up at Temple Israel. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Fellowship, Bok Fellowship, Live Arts Boston Grant, and Byron Fellowship, and has been an artist-in-residence at AREA, Jacob's Pillow, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

This workshop will focus on basic weight-shifting patterns to practice leaning, gliding, and supporting each other through movement. Comfortable clothing recommended, no previous dance experience necessary. Register.

The Art of Connection, Featuring Ilya Vidrin, Vibeke Toft, and Charlotte Jorgensen
The Art of Connection, Featuring Ilya Vidrin, Vibeke Toft, and Charlotte Jorgensen

Impact Investing with TI's Racial Justice Initiative
Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Avenue

Join TIkkun Central's Racial Justice Initiative for an educational session on impact investing.  We will welcome staff from Blue Hub Capital for a conversation about aligning your values with your investments. This session will provide us with:
  1. An overview of the range of impact investments
  2. Access to experienced professionals' perspectives on aligning your investing with your values
  3. Opportunities to meet other Temple members and explore impact investing opportunities together
  4. Opportunities to get started!
Whether you have attended sessions before or this is your first one, we hope to see you there! If you plan to attend,  RSVP here.
TILLI - Temple Israel's Lifelong Learning Institute
TILLI is excited to offer Bridge and Mah Jongg on Thursday December 13 & 20, and January 3, 10, 17, and 24  from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck
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