Congregation Tifereth Israel
July 16 - July 24
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Antiracist Bookclub
Jewish Learning Opportunities
School, Youth & Families
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 ne ed help learning how to join a ZOOM meeting, please check out this
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: Mah Chadash
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 628202612
Shabbat Morning Service
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 628202612
Shabbat Ends
Friday, July 17
6:00 pm

8:40 pm

Saturday, July 18
9:00 am

9:30 am

9:40 pm
Sunday, July 19
Morning Minyan @ 9:00 am
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 777187544

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

Monday - Tuesday, July 20 - 21
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Wednesday, July 22
Morning Minyan @ 7:20 am (Rosh Chodesh)
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Thursday, July 23
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Friday, July 24
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Join us before services for our third installment of the antiracist book club, and an exploration of the intersection between racism and “sinat chinam” (baseless hatred), the reason given by our sages for the destruction of the Temple two thousand years ago. 

Session 3 (chapters 13-18): July 29 @ 8:00 pm (leading into Erev Tisha B’Av services at 9 p.m.)

RSVP via Facebook and see you on ZOOM /Meeting ID: 85225476625.
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 17
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 17
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 21
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
10:30 am
NEXT: July 22
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For more information, contact  Joy .

Meeting ID: 243651229
lunch/zoom/lear n:
Is "Trope" A Dirty Word?
July 22
12:00 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 23
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.
Click image to register today!
boker tov zoom
NEXT: Sunday, July 19
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
update on spotlight 2020: cantor chomsky's opus
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 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.
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 .
Entryway paving bricks available

Paving bricks at Tifereth Israel's parking lot entrance are available to purchase. An 8x8 brick with up to six lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters per space) costs $360. A 4x8 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 through Amazon Smile

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.
Kroger Community Rewards

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.