June 26 , 2018/5778
TI members at a rally at the State House against family separation at the US border.
Read Temple Israel's response to family separation, including several suggested action steps.
Calendar On the Calendar
17 Tammuz, 5778
Torah portion:
Numbers 22:2−25:9

Haftarah portion:

Micah 5:6-6:8
Friday, June 29
6:00 p.m. "Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat (check website to confirm)

Michael Benjamin Glazer will chant Qiddush
Saturday, June 30
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Michael Benjamin Glazer Bar Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of:
Micah Ronen Meagher
June 14, 2018
Rachel & Dan Meagher (parents)
Joyce & Stephen Antler (grandparents)

Reuben Bard Paquette
June 19, 2018
Johanna Bard Richlin & Gabriel B. Paquette (parents)
Antonia (big sister)
Pamela & Dean Richlin (grandparents)
We mourn the loss of:
Stanley Cavell
June 19, 2018 (6 Tamuz, 5778)
Husband of Cathleen Cavell
Father of David Cavell (Kate Cavell), Benjamin Cavell (Emily Cavell), Rachel Cavell Batkin (Norton Batkin)

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.
qs"Open Air" Qabbalat Shabbat Is Back!
Friday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Temple Israel Garden
Join us in the garden for an outdoor Qabbalat Shabbat experience every Friday, weather permitting, throughout the summer. Check our website each Friday to confirm if we will be outside!
crisisImmigrant Crisis: Ways to Respond
Join Temple Israel for the National Day of Action
June 30 | 9 - 9:30 a.m. Service | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Torah Study | 10:30 a.m. Leave for Rally
Join others in the Jewish community who are planning to attend the National Day of Action: Rally Against Family Separation and seeking to do through a Jewish lens. We will begin with a short Shabbat service at Temple Israel at 9:00 a.m. followed by Torah study promptly at 9:30 a.m. Then we will leave at 10:30 a.m. to take the T from Longwood, led by TI member Jackie Gelb and cantorial intern Danielle Rodnizki. Read more. For questions before Shabbat contact Nikk Modell-Wasserman.
Provide Tangible Support to Detainees and Separated Families
  • Temple Emanuel of McAllen, Texas is accepting donations via Paypal or by check sent to Temple Emanuel, 4300 N Chai Street, McAllen, TX 78504. Please note "Refugees" on the check memo line, and they will ensure the money goes towards supporting families facing criminal prosecution on the southern US border.
  • The Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism is providing many ways Reform Jews can take action. This list is continually updating, so be sure to check back regularly.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies has established the CJP Fund to Aid Children and End Separation (FACES). FACES will offer immediate aid through three organizations: Catholic Charities, the Young Center, and the Interfaith Welcome Coalition. These organizations will provide legal assistance, social workers as family reunification specialists to help find the parents of separated children, trauma specialists to support children experiencing extreme distress, and will help families once they are released from detention and await immigration trials. CJP will distribute 100 percent of contributions to these organizations. Read CJP's statement and consider making a donation.
teenTI Teen Education Registration & Tent Early Bird Discount
Through The Tent, the Madrichim Program, and RYFTI, Temple Israel's Teen Education has many wonderful, meaningful things to offer Temple Israel's 8-12th graders. TI Teen Education registration is now open via the TI congregant portal. A 10% Early Bird discount for Tent registration is available through June 30. If you have any trouble related to the portal or form, contact Brigid GogginRead more about TI Teen Ed.
The end of our fiscal year is approaching on June 30, but there is still time to make your gift to the Friends Annual Fund! Your support of the Friends Annual Fund sustains every opportunity to live Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.
readHigh Holy Days 5779 Congregational Read
Peace of Mind by Joshua Loth Liebman
This year, the book chosen for our High Holy Day congregational read is Peace of Mind, by our former Senior Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman. In 1946, amidst a world still aching and broken by war, Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman published this book in an attempt to provide solace and hope to a community that was struggling to come to terms with the war's new horrors and hatreds. As we read Rabbi Liebman's book today, we not only honor his insightful and compassionate legacy, we also find new meaning and urgency in his words, as we as a society once again find ourselves disturbed by newfound hatreds and institutional violence in the world. We invite you to buy or borrow this book and read it in preparation for the High Holy Day season. You can also find the original version of the book online.
Your Personal Invitation Has Arrived
Membership Renewal is upon us! Personalized membership renewal booklets have gone out to all our members to thank you for being a part of our community and to share information about the year ahead. If you have any questions upon receiving your renewal booklet or you have not yet received it, please contact Dekel Luban, Director of Membership and Engagement. We are grateful for the enthusiastic response.
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Visit
Thursday, June 28, 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. at museum building entrance $12 senior entrance
Free parking | Lunch at 1:30 at Naked Fish, 455 Totten Pond Rd. Waltham

Opened in 1950, the DeCordorva Museum & Sculpture Park's extensive grounds are home to over 50 sculptures by nationally and internationally known artists. Enjoy walking around the grounds with your camera - and comfortable shoes. For more information or to RSVP, contact Sylvia Green by email or by calling 617-424-8555.
Honoring Your Loved Ones
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a memorial plaque in his or her memory. The Alice G. Winn Memorial Menorah is located along the rear wall of the Sanctuary, and these memorial plaques are made from glass and hung once a year during the summer. The Harry N. and Estelle S. Gorin Memorial Alcove surrounds one of the entrance doors to the Sanctuary, and these plaques are made from bronze and can be hung all year round. 

Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on the anniversary of death. Family members will be notified of this date. All names on plaques are included in the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque. Please contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
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