Congregation Tifereth Israel
August 13 - 21
Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Maletz
Anniversary Shabbat
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Jewish Learning Opportunities
Religious School Registration
High Holiday Information
How to Support Your Synagogue
join us on zoom for these shabbat events
All morning and evening minyanim, holiday, and Shabbat services are being held via ZOOM and can be accessed through the links below or by calling
929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799 and entering the appropriate Meeting ID. If you need help learning how to join a ZOOM meeting, please check out this

The password for all our Zoom meetings is "tifereth". Please note, if you use the links we send out, you will likely not be asked to enter the password, but just in case, know that the password is "tifereth".
Would you like an aliyah during a virtual Shabbat service? Click HERE or contact Rabbi Hillel Skolnik at 614-928-3297.
Erev Shabbat
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 416257518/Password: tifereth
Shabbat Begins

Shabbat Warmup: Torah Talks
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 628202612/Password: tifereth
Shabbat Morning Service
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 628202612/Password: tifereth

Shabbat Ends
Friday, August 14
6:00 pm

8:11 pm

Saturday, August 15
9:00 am

9:30 am

9:10 pm
mazal tov
To Andrew & Naomi Maletz and grandparents Toby & Charlene Hazan and Sumner & Rochelle Maletz on Rachel becoming a Bat Mitzvah this Shabbat. Andrew & Naomi cordially invite relatives, friends, and members of the congregation to worship with them on this happy occasion.
Sunday, August 16
Morning Minyan @ 9:00 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 777187544
Password: tifereth

Evening Minyan @ 5:30 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 744444213
Password: tifereth

Monday - Wednesday, August 17 - 19
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396
Password: tifereth

Evening Minyan @ 5:30 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 744444213
Password: tifereth

Thursday, August 20
Morning Minyan @ 7:20 am (Rosh Chodesh)
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396
Password: tifereth

Evening Minyan @ 5:30 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 744444213
Password: tifereth

Friday, August 21
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396
Password: tifereth

Kabbalat Shabbat Service @ 6:00 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 416257518
Password: tifereth
this week we remember
online siddurim
To make it easier to participate in online services, the Rabbinical Assembly has made their Shabbat and Festival siddur available online as a free download in this et tzarah (time of trouble). In addition, Cantor Chomsky has made PDFs of the transliterated weekday siddurim available using the following links:
high holiday mahzoriam (prayer books)
Members of Tifereth Israel will be able to borrow copies of the high holiday mahzor free of charge by signing up here. We will be distributing them to those who wish in the coming weeks.
If you would prefer to purchase your own copy click here for a digital version ($5.99) or click here for purchasing a
hard cover ($29.40). To guarentee delivery by the High Holidays place your order by Thursday, August 20.
how to read the jewish bible
8:15 am
NEXT: August 14
All are welcome to join this long-running Friday morning book group. We will be starting to discuss How to Read the Jewish Bible, by Marc Brettler. No advance preparation is required. Drop in and out as you please. Led by Rabbi Alex Braver. All are welcome.

Meeting ID: 334951636
Password: tifereth
welcoming shabbat mindfulness practice
3:00 pm
NEXT: August 14
Join Beth Brown each week to explore and experience two new meditation techniques from a Jewish perspective. We will ease ourselves away from the stresses of the week in preparation for Shabbat. Beginners and those with “Beginner’s Mind” are all welcome.

Meeting ID: 94107344940
Password: tifereth
perek yomi
8:30 am
NEXT: August 18
Explore a new chapter of the Hebrew Bible for each day with Rabbi Skolnik, starting with "In the beginning" and moving onward from there! Drop in for a few sessions, or make it a regular part of your week! Also available on Facebook Live (no account needed).

Meeting ID: 999332791
Password: tifereth
hebrew crash course level ll
6:15 pm
NEXT: August 18
Already know the Hebrew Aleph-Bet? Review your reading skills while learning basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary, grammar, and phrases as we study familiar prayers like Adon Olam and Lecha Dodi.

Classes are led by long-time Columbus Hebrew teacher Pamela Feldman-Hill and offered for FREE in partnership with the National Jewish Outreach Project.
short story group
10:30 am
NEXT: August 19
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For more information, contact Joy.

Meeting ID: 243651229
Password: tifereth
Antiracist Book Club
12:00 pm
NEXT: August 19
We’re committed to the work of undoing white supremacy and systemic racism, both through our social justice work with BREAD and other interfaith partners, and through continued opportunities for learning.

Meeting ID: 85402370218
Password: tifereth
rashi +
8:30 am
NEXT: August 20
With careful reading and lively discussion, come study the classic commentary of Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitchak) and other medieval Torah commentators. Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. New students are welcome.

Meeting ID: 479161707
Password: tifereth
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boker tov zoom
NEXT: Sunday, August 16
Join Rabbi Braver and Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin every 1st & 3rd Sunday morning at 11:30 am for a special program for our youngest members and their grown ups.

Meeting ID: 526873863
Password: tifereth
High Holiday Information
days of awe: spiritual preparation for the high holy days zoom classes
August 25 - September 8
@ 7:30 pm *NEW TIME*

Meeting ID: 86424467122
Password: tifereth

August 25 How Can I Pray If I Can’t Pay Attention? Finding Kavanah (Focus) In A Time of Zoom Services — Rabbi Braver

September 1 Shofar Sho Good: The “How” and “Why” of Shofar —
Rabbi Skolnik 

September 8 Tu(r)ning Our Musical Souls Toward the Yamim Nora’im — Cantor Chomsky
sacred sanctuary moments
with TI clergy
The last time we were able to use our building together was almost five months ago. We miss seeing you, and we’re sure you miss being together in our sanctuary! We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to join a member of the clergy in the main sanctuary for a few moments in front of the Ark and a special New Year’s blessing.

Sign-up for a ten-minute slot here. Masks and social distancing will be required at all times. Only members living in the same household may sign up for a slot together.
men's club bike ride
Sunday, August 23 10:30 am
Men's Club will lead their second summer group bicycle ride. Casual cycling to explore the entire Big Walnut Trail in Gahanna, about 12 miles round-trip. On our way back we'll stop off by Creekside Park for beverages or dessert. Meet at the south end of Gahanna's Academy Park. Please bring your bike helmet, mask and water bottle. Tentative route map here.  A fairly flat course with some short hills.  We should be done by around noon time. Free & open to all members. RSVP if you can via Facebook.
social action committee
In conjunction with upcoming August 26 lunch & learn on the mitzvah of voting, we've coordinated virtual voter registration drives:

Sunday, August 23
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Stay tuned for more info in the eForum on how to register, or email Maddy Fleisher for an individual email once registration is open. All you need is an internet connection and a phone; an LWV staff member will start everyone off with 30 minutes of training via Zoom, then LWV's "Thru-Talk" system will handle dialing to connect you by phone with people to make sure they're registered to vote and ready to go for the election. Meanwhile, you can always visit if you need up-to-date information on voting this November!
BREAD notice
Tuesday, August 18
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Church of Christ

Featured speakers include synagogue member and pediatric trauma physician Dr. Jon Groner, sharing his personal experiences treating children injured by firearms. In an effort to stay socially distant and safe, all participants will stay in their vehicles or watch live on the BREAD Facebook page, or dial in using BREAD's conference call line at 7:00 pm and dial (605) 313-4818 Access Code: 725032#. If you missed the event on Tuesday, August 10, Click here.
Here's what you can do right now:
Call Mayor Ginther's office and urge him to meet with BREAD to implement real solutions to the problems that we see. Dial (614) 645-7671 or (614) 645-2425.
Sunday, October 18 at 7pm via Zoom
Celebrate Cantor's Chomsky's 38 years of music, service, and leadership. 
Sign-up for the event, purchase a tribute ad, or make a donation in Cantor Chomsky's honor. The Spotlight Committee will be hosting an online auction and is looking for items to be donated, including: 
  • Autographed Music and Sports Memorabilia
  • Art Pieces
  • Restaurant Certificates
  • Hotel & Vacation Home Packages
  • Event Packages
  • Group Beer/Wine Tastings
  • Tickets To Sports Events (This can be for future dates down the road.)
  • Jewelry
  • Other items that would be of interest to congregants

If you have an item to donate, please email Cindy Levy. Additionally, if you know a person or a business whom you believe would be willing to donate, please contact Mark Rosenson
doing business with tifereth israel
You can access your account by going to the Tifereth Israel website and clicking on "Member Login" at the top of the page. If you need help logging in, please contact Navah Moore at 614-928-3284.

Use your credit card or make an electronic funds transfer directly from your bank account. For donations, including yahrzeit donations, please contact call Joy Contreras at
614-928-3291 or Virginia Terry at
We will continue to do our best to remain in touch with hospitalized members and/or their families as the current health crisis evolves. In-person hospital visits are not possible at this time and most area hospitals have stopped sharing their patient census information with us, at least for the time being. As a result, we are relying on our members to let us know if they, a loved one, or a friend has been hospitalized. Please contact
Rabbi Skolnik at 614-928-3297 or Rabbi Braver at 614-928-3294 with this information. Thank you for your help and patience as we continue to support each other through this very challenging time.
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