June 11, 2020 • Volume 16 No. 50
Dear chevrei (friends),

This is the last time it will be my turn to write the cover of the weekly eblast. Since other people are taking care of reminding you to participate in our special Shabbat service on Friday, I want to take this forum to publicly thank our staff. I have shared in other letters and columns the joy of being one of your rabbis, but I couldn’t have done that without the entire team. Nothing that I have ever done at Temple Israel was done by me alone. Every service, program and teaching that I led was made possible by the hard work of our administrative and building staff. Without them, you would have not known to attend, had a place to sit, a handout to read, a cookie to enjoy… and the list goes on.

But more than the mechanics of their jobs, I want to thank our staff for being supportive colleagues and friends: for giving me gentle reminders, listening to my stories, talking out dilemmas, accepting last minute requests and generally being my cheerleaders. I am grateful to have worked alongside each and every staff member at Temple Israel.

With gratitude,
Rabbi Nichols
Immediately following the service (~7:30 pm)  there will be a Car Parade in front of Temple Israel. For those who would like to say goodbye to the Rabbis in person, while social distancing, please drive up in front of the Temple in a line (similar to the Chavaya drop-off). There will be two boxes available for Rabbi Weiner and Rabbi Nichols for any cards, photos, letters or other well wishes you may want to give to them. Proceed along safely and slowly, and do not exit the car. Thank you for your cooperation!
Click here for more information. Visit often for more details.
Reminder. A note about regular Shabbat Services

All Friday night Shabbat Evening Services will be at 6:00 pm on Facebook LiveStream. (Our website - Worship/Streamed Services - will take you to Facebook Live)

Please note that Facebook Live/LiveStream goes LIVE at the scheduled time of the broadcast, not before. 
For security reasons, In ALL Zoom meetings, please identify yourself by your first and last name so that the coordinator can securely invite you in from the "waiting room."
Friday, June 12

9:00 am  Talmud Class via Zoom. Ask  Rabbi Weiner   for details. 
 
10:30 am  Kehillah Shabbat with Cantor Schloss via  Zoom  
 
3:00 pm  Daily Clergy Check-In with  Rabbi Weiner  or find us on  Facebook
 
6:00 pm  Shabbat Evening Service / Goodbye to the Rabbis via  LiveStream, followed by a drive by parade at approximately 7:30 pm (see above for details)

For all of these prayer moments, you can use an online version of our siddur (download not available)  Click here  
Click for the Virtual Shabbat Leaflet
Saturday, June 13

9:00 am Torah Study with Rabbi Nichols, via Zoom

10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service / Bat Mitzvah Gabby Fishbein via LiveStream  

Sunset Make Havdallah on your own with this video from the clergy.

For all of these prayer moments, you can use an online version of our siddur (download not available)  Click here
Sunday, June 14

3:00 pm Daily Clergy Check-In with  Rabbi Nichols  or find us on  Facebook
Monday, June 15

3:00 pm Daily Clergy Check-In with  Cantor Schloss  or find us on  Facebook
Tuesday, June 16

3:00 pm Daily Clergy Check-In with  Rabbi Weiner  or find us on  Facebook
Wednesday, June 17

3:00 pm Daily Clergy Check-In with  Rabbi Nichols  or find us on  Facebook
Thursday, June 18

10:30 am Kehillah Shirah with Cantor Schloss, via Zoom

3:00 pm Daily Clergy Check-In with  Cantor Schloss  or find us on  Facebook
Community Events
Celebrate Israel Parade - Virtual
The parade postponed from Sunday, June 7th to Sunday, June 21

Click for more details
Oral History Project
Temple Israel's Oral History Project is still on-going, and will continue.

Warren Agatston has some words to share! Click here
Virtual Library
If you are looking for something interesting to do during COVID-19,  click for free events from Classroom without Borders . They include movies with filmmaker talks, lectures, book talks with authors and many other interesting programs.
To reach Temple Israel clergy or staff , click here .

Visit our website for more information.
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