May 5, 2022–Volume 18 Number 45
As my time as the Cantor of Temple Israel of New Rochelle is coming to a close, It has truly been a joy to participate in musical worship with you. (Don’t worry—this is NOT my final message to the Temple Israel community). Notice I did not say simply, “to make music with you.” And I did not say, “to make music for you” either. The unique combination of prayer and music has always been my focus, and I am so glad that during my six years as your cantor, we have been able to create musical prayer together. Whether you sing as part of the congregation or as part of a choir, join me on the bimah, or play a musical instrument, we are at our best when we come together.

We have one last special opportunity to do so next Friday evening, May 13th. I am preparing as special musical service, but the highlight for me will be collaborating with all of you. I rehearsed with our choir last night (you sound beautiful!), but we have one more rehearsal next Tuesday at 8 PM. Anyone who might be inclined, please join us in song, in prayer—in musical worship. I look forward to seeing you and singing with you on Tuesday, May 10th and Friday May 13th.

Finally, a word about Shabbat. Shabbat displays an unusual contradiction in our tradition: it comes every week and yet it is the most special of occasions. Each Shabbat is truly Shabbat and shares qualities with every other Shabbat. But each Shabbat is also unique experience and unlike any other. So join us this Friday for a Shabbat unlike any other (with some extra elements of celebrating Israel—today is Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day), and prepare yourselves for next week’s Shabbat… and the next… and the next….

Shabbat Shalom,
Cantor Randall M. Schloss
Service Times for Shabbat
Friday, May 6th

6:00 pm Shabbat Service in person, via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 885 5732 2368, Passcode: 7wW055) and LiveStream, as well as Facebook Live.  
Saturday, May 7th

9:00 am Shabbat Morning Blessings /Torah Study in person and via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 853 3548 4859, Passcode: 58QLMa). No LiveStream. 
Special Musical Shabbat Service Celebrating Cantor Schloss!

Friday, May 13th, 6:00 pm
Let's celebrate Cantor Schloss, and join in joyous song during this Shabbat service, followed by a special oneg!

If you would like to sing with our special Celebration Choir, please contact Andi Rosenthal to sign up! Rehearsal is Tuesday, May 10th from 8PM - 9PM.
No RSVP necessary for the Service, let's just join together!
Temple Israel Events | Sharing Together
Kehillah Kids Second Hand Fair
Accepting Donations until May 13th!
Time to clear out those attics and basements and closets for a good cause!

Bring your kids' clothing, books, toys, and gear to donate. Good condition only, please. No stuffed animals!

Drop your gently used items at the Front Desk in bags or boxes marked "Kehillah Sale."

The Fair will take place on Sunday, May 22nd.
Sunday, May 15th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this 2nd Solidarity Fair at Temple Israel, and meet a gathering of local social justice organizations and activists: racial, ethnic, social and climate justice, immigrant and human rights, a caring and equitable economy.

This will be a day of strength, mutual support, and solidarity.

Click here for more details, and which groups will be attending so far.
"Welcome Home!"
Saturday, June 11th 7 - 11pm
In person, in a tent
This is our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!
Invites are being sent out shortly! So get ready for the Live Music, Craft Beer, a mentalist/magician, and so much more.

RSVP and JOURNAL AD LINKS will be released shortly!
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Library | Let's Read Together
Brazen: My Unorthodox Journey from Long Sleeves to Lingerie
by Julia Haart

This inspiring memoir is a perfect read for Mother’s Day. It is a riveting tale of an ultra-Orthodox mother of 4 who had reached a breaking point in her life and decided to flee the fundamentalist life that was strangling her soul...  
In the Community
Celebrate Israel Parade
Sunday, May 22nd
11 am - 4 pm

After two years, the Celebrate Israel Parade is back!

Temple Israel will be marching with over 40,000 people along Fifth Avenue with other Westchester synagogues and organizations, in support of the Jewish state, remaining committed to working towards a secure, peaceful, Jewish and democratic state.

If you're interested in attending, please email Michael Goldberg or call (917) 769-7049.
Letters from the Affair
Thursday, May 19th, 7 pm
at Scarsdale Synagogue: Temples Tremont and Emanu-El

Cantor Schloss will be performing "Letters from the Affair" at Scarsdale Synagogue: a little-known true story about the Dreyfus Affair, and how it ended the friendship between the Impressionist artists Edgar Degas and Camille Pissaro.

Click for more details, and to register for the in-person event.
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