March 13 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel on Shabbat morning in Tel Aviv
Calendar On the Calendar
1 Nisan, 5778
Shabbat HaChodesh
Torah portion:
Leviticus 1:1−5:26

Haftarah portion:
Ezekiel 45:16-25 (and Isaiah 66:1, 23)
Friday, March 16
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Zachary Weisman will chant Qiddush
Saturday, March 17
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service

Zachary Weisman Bar Mitzvah
Join The Conversation about MLKBoston
March 26, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
In the near future, Boston will have its own world class permanent installation commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Coretta Scott King's legacy to Boston. We will welcome MLKBoston's co-chairs, Reverend Liz Walker and Paul English (creator of ). Come join us for this great opportunity to learn how the project began, share your thoughts and questions, and find out how you can become involved.  For more information or to RSVP, email  Carol Michael .
passoverPassover at Temple Israel
Beyond the Wall Followed by Discussion with Louie Diaz
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
As our Exodus story instructs, liberation is only the first step - the challenge is living with freedom. Beyond the Wall takes a close look at the journey, from incarceration to community, of several Massachusetts men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from the system. Louie Diaz, whose dedication to helping these men is central to the film, will be present for a Q&A. Watch the trailer. RSVP to Tali Puterman.
Clergy Matzah Brei Cook Off & Passover Celebration
Saturday, April 1
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Matzah Brei Cook Off
10:00 a.m. Service & Study for adults and special kids' program
Which of our clergy makes the meanest matzah brei? On the first day of Passover, our clergy will compete. Will our reigning champion Rabbi Zecher keep her title, or will someone new take home the trophy? We'll eat, celebrate the holiday, and then study.
10th Annual Women's Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m., $18

Through ritual, song, and conversation we will retell the story of Passover over a potluck Seder meal. Rabbis Zecher, Jacobson, and Gubitz will lead the Seder. Please register and let us know what dish you will bring to the Seder. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Daniels.
"Living Judaism" Small Group for Jews by Choice
Thursdays, March 15, April 12, & May 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Are you new to Judaism, in the final months of your process of conversion, or have recently affirmed your commitment to Judaism? Led by Kat Shlien and Daniela Jacobson, gather together with other Jews-by-Choice to explore conversations on memory, identity, and authenticity. Commitment to attend every session is required to participate. Register. Contact Melissa Carp with any questions.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Hundreds have joined us for thoughtful and engaging classes and learning opportunities at the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel. We invite you to join us as we continue our legacy as a place committed to deep Jewish scholarship, a community that is unafraid to ask the difficult questions and think about Judaism in new and exciting ways.
Hebrew Boot Camp with Debbie Betesh
Thursdays, March 22 and 29
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., $50 course fee
Learn to recognize the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet and become comfortable sounding out some of the key recurring words and phrases in the Hebrew blessings for Shabbat and holidays. This course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. Register.
Shabbat of Inclusion - Artist in Residence, Nataly Zukerman  "The Other Body: Inclusion in Society"
6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, no cost
Temple Israel is hosting playwright and performing artist Nataly Zukerman, an autobiographical, independent performance artist in the field of disability arts. She will perform parts of her work "The Other Body" and talk about her unseen disability, her personal and artistic path to publicly owning the definition disabled, and how society and the art world secretly excludes disabled people and artists. Register.
Feinberg Lecture with Etai Freedman and MEET
April 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Any Israeli or Palestinian teenager whose formative years followed 1995, does not know what it's like to possess legitimate hope for peace. 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. Read more.
The Tent Hosts Avi Wisnia
April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Through story and song, Avi Wisnia recounts his travels with his grandfather and the profound journey of tracing his grandfather's footsteps from child singing prodigy to Auschwitz survivor to American soldier. Read more.
villageThe Village for Families with Young Children
Expectant Parent Brunch
Sunday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Come meet other parents-to-be before your little bundle arrives. All expectant parents welcome: pregnant, adopting, first/second/third time parents, LGBTQ, interfaith, and single parents. Temple Israel membership is not required. Please contact  Shoshanna Goldberg  for more information or to RSVP.
TILLITILLI Winter Session - Open to All
The Arts: Seeing, Creating, Learning
Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Coffee at 10:30 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Phoebe Segal,
Mary Burgess Comstock Curator, Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts

After this program we will feature art created by TILLI members. Please plan on staying after the program to view the talent in our community. 
RSVP to Sue Misselbeck .
boomersMovie Night Presented by TI 50s & 60s, Open to All
French Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour
Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.; $10/person
French Teacher, Susan Ridker, will present "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (with subtitles). The movie traces the brief affair of a Japanese architect and a French actress in Japan after World War II and is acclaimed as a milestone in the history of movie-making. Registration includes pizza and salad dinner, beverages, and movie theatre treats. Read more and register.
libraryDr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center
Last Tuesday Book Group
Tuesday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m.
The Last Tuesday Book Group will be led by book group member, Sandy Wixted, in our discussion of Citizen by Claudia Rankine. For more information, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian. This event is free but an RSVP the Friday before is appreciated.
Temple Israel's Making Headlines
March 5, 2018
Seder sentiment: "Next year in Boston"
Boston Globe
Life Cycle Events
With each new life the world begins anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Lev James Balto
March 2, 2018
Sam and Kayci Balto (parents)

May their memory be a blessing We mourn the death of:
Donald Brightman
March 11, 2018 (24 Adar, 5778)
Husband of Louise Brightman
Father of Jill Brightman, Heath Brightman, and Ross Brightman
Marc Gozlan
March 10, 2018 (23 Adar, 5778)
Husband of Jennifer Lanes Gozlan
Son-in-law of Fred Lanes
Iris Feldman
March 6, 2018 (19 Adar, 5778)
Stacey and Bruce Gore

If you would like to send extend wishes of congratulations or condolences, please send them to  Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, who will pass along your message. 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 tell Rachel to let our clergy know.
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