Congregation Tifereth Israel
July 2 - July 10
Marc Nacht Bar Mitzvah
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Antiracist Bookclub
Jewish Learning Opportunities
School, Youth & Families
How to Support Your Synagogue
PLEASE NOTE: Tifereth Israel staff will be unavailable on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, July 6.
We are excited to announce that Morgan Levin, who has served as our Youth Director for the past five years, has transitioned to an expanded role within Tifereth Israel. As of July 1, Morgan is now both our Youth Director and our Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Over the coming weeks you'll notice some changes in our publications as Morgan adds her personal touches to our communications. Please join us in wishing Morgan mazal tov on this new position!
We also want to express our thanks to Joy Contreras, Navah Moore, and Virginia Terry, all of whom have taken on additional responsibilities with the staff changes that took effect on July 1. They are a truly altruistic staff, and we are grateful to have them on the Tifereth Israel team.

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 ne ed help learning how to join a ZOOM meeting, please check out this

When there is a bar/bat mitzvah on Shabbat, we use a ZOOM meeting that is password protected. If you are using the password embedded link below, you will not need a password. If you are calling into a Shabbat service, you will need the password (it is the same for each bar/bat mitzvah). To obtain the password, please contact Rabbi Hillel Skolnik at 614-928-3297 before Shabbat begins.

ZOOM has announced plans to require password protection for all meetings starting in mid-July. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you please continue to check your email frequently for the most up-to-date information.
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
Shabbat Begins

Shabbat Warmup: ShabbaTunes
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 628202612
Shabbat Morning Service
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 628202612
Shabbat Clubhouse
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 72741365540
For password, email Morgan Levin
Shabbat Ends
Friday, July 3
6:00 pm

8:46 pm

Saturday, July 4
9:00 am

9:30 am

11:00 am

9:46 pm
mazal tov
To Beth & Brad Nacht and grandmothers, Ethel Wolff and Jane Nacht on Marc becoming a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat. Beth & Brad cordially invite relatives, friends, and members of the congregation to worship with them on this happy occasion.

Please click  HERE for the Shabbat morning services.
Sunday, July 5
Morning Minyan @ 9:00 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 777187544

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

Monday - Thursday, July 6 - 9
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Friday, July 10
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 678807396

Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 416257518

June 23 through July 31
1 Tammuz - 10 Av
online siddurim & shabbat pamphlet
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:

A copy of this week's Shabbat pamphlet is available on the Tifereth Israel website for those who would like to follow along with the service at home.
In the wake of public protests around the country, 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.

Looking to educate yourself a little more on these longstanding structural injustices? Join our newly forming book club by beginning to read Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist .

Session 2 (chapters 7-12): July 15 at 12 p.m.
Session 3 (chapters 13-18): July 29 - 8 p.m. (leading into Erev Tisha b’Av services at 9 p.m.)

RSVP via Facebook and see you on Zoom (same link every session).

Keep an eye out for culminating public conversation about the book in partnership with other synagogues in our community.
how to read the jewish bible
8:15 am
NEXT: July 3
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
welcoming shabbat mindfulness practice
3:00 pm
NEXT: July 3
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
perek yomi
8:30 am
NEXT: July 7
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
short story group
July 8 - August 12
10:30 am
oin our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For more information, contact  Joy.

Meeting ID: 243651229
lunch/zoom/lear n: Rabbi Hillel and Rabbi Steven Abraham:  What Will Judaism Look Like in 2030
July 8
12:30 pm
Join our rabbis each week for stimulating and topical conversations about our world, through a Jewish lens.

Meeting ID: 85402370218
8:30 am
NEXT: July 9
With careful reading and lively discussion, come study the classic commentary of Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzchak) and other medieval Torah commentators. Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. New students are welcome.

Meeting ID: 479161707
hebrew crash course level ll
July 28 - August 25
6:15 pm
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. Space is limited.
boker tov zoom
NEXT: Sunday, July 5
Join Rabbi Braver and Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin every other Sunday morning at 11:30 am for a special program for our youngest members and their grown ups.

Meeting ID: 526873863
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
ZOOM LINK /MEETNG ID: 72741365540
For password, email Morgan Levin
update on spotlight 2020: cantor chomsky's opus
While COVID-19 has postponed our in-person Spotlight 2020 and celebration of Cantor Chomsky, it has not cancelled it!

Share your love of and appreciation for Cantor Chomsky and his 38 years of service and friendship at Congregation Tifereth Israel. Submit a short video (no more than 1 to 2 minutes, please) of you, alone or with family and friends, telling Cantor Chomsky (and Susan!) how you feel and wishing him well in the next stage of his life - making aliyah and becoming a grandparent! Your video will be shared on social media and/or compiled into a longer collection.

For instructions on how to participate in this project, click HERE .

We remain extremely grateful to the members of our community who have already committed to a sponsorship and/or made dinner/ticket purchases. While we await clarity on what the future holds, we encourage you, if you have not already done so, to continue to honor Cantor Chomsky in this way. To do so, please contact Joy Contreras at 614-928-3291.
doing business with tifereth israel
The safest, most effective way to make membership payments and contributions while the synagogue remains closed is to use our electronic payment options. Electronic payments are not only efficient, but support the social distancing requirements demanded by the current health crisis. If you prefer, payments and contributions can also be made by phone.

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, includi ng yahrzeit donations, please contact call Joy Contreras at
614-928-3291 or Virginia Terry at
614-928-3288 .
looking for those who need help or can offer assistance
After coordinating with  Jewish Family Services , we have created a survey , which we would encourage you to complete. It asks if you have the means to offer some kind of assistance, require assistance, or would like to share with us in confidence the name of someone who might need assistance but does not know how to ask. We are constantly brainstorming ways to protect the health of everyone in the community while still offering a way to help. Please fill out the survey and thank you, in advance, to all those who are able to help and to those who have the courage to ask for help in this time of need. Click HERE to find the survey and please feel free to share it with anyone who might need it.
entryway paving bricks available
Paving bricks at Tifereth Israel's parking lot entrance are available to purchase. An eight-by-eight-inch brick with up to six lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters per space) costs $360. A four-by-eight-inch brick with up to three lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters) costs $180. Those interested in purchasing a brick should contact Executive Director Steve Friedman at 614-928-3269.
support cti while you shop
Help provide needed funds to Tifereth Israel, without changing your shopping habits. AmazonSmile  is operated by Amazon and has the same products, prices, and shopping features as But when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to Tifereth Israel. Search for us by name when you log into your account. Tifereth Israel also earns through the   Kroger Community Rewards   program. If you have a Kroger Plus card, please register it with the program and select Congregation Tifereth Israel to receive a donation based on your purchases each time you use your card. Please encourage your family and friends to use both of these services when they shop.