Congregation Tifereth Israel
August 20 - 28
Bat Mitzvah of Lilah Solove
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Jewish Learning Opportunities
Religious School Registration
High Holiday Information
How to Support Your Synagogue
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. Would you like an aliyah during a virtual Shabbat service? Click HERE!

The password for all our Zoom meetings is "tifereth".

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
August 21
6:00 pm

8:01 pm

August 22
9:00 am

9:30 am

9:00 pm
mazal tov
To Adam & Sandy Solove and grandparents, Ron and Donna Solove on Lilah becoming a Bat Mitzvah this Shabbat. Adam & Sandy cordially invite relatives, friends, and members of the congregation to worship with them on this happy occasion.
Morning Minyan
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 77718754/Password: tifereth
Evening Minyan
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 744444213/Password: tifereth

Monday - Thursday
Morning Minyan
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396/Password: tifereth
Evening Minyan
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 744444213/Password: tifereth

Morning Minyan
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396/Password: tifereth
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 416257518/Password: tifereth
August 23
9:00 am

5:30 pm

August 24 - 27
7:30 am

5:30 pm

August 28
7:30 am

6:00 pm

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 mahzorim (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 guarantee delivery by the High Holidays place your order by today, August 20.
how to read the jewish bible
Friday @ 8:15 am
NEXT: August 21
We will be starting to discuss How to Read the Jewish Bible, by Marc Brettler...[more]

Meeting ID: 334951636
Password: tifereth
welcoming shabbat mindfulness practice
Friday @ 3:00 pm
NEXT: August 21
Explore and experience two new meditation techniques from a Jewish perspective...[more]

Meeting ID: 94107344940
Password: tifereth
perek yomi
Tuesday @ 8:30 am
NEXT: August 25
Explore a new chapter of the Hebrew Bible...[more]

Meeting ID: 999332791
Password: tifereth
hebrew crash course level ll
Tuesday @ 6:15 pm
NEXT: August 25
Review your reading skills while learning basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary, grammar and phrases...[more]

short story group
Wednesday @ 10:30 am
NEXT: August 26
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain...[more]

Meeting ID: 243651229
Password: tifereth
Voting is a Mitzvah:
Mechanics and Reasons for Voting
Wednesday @ 12:00 pm
NEXT: August 26
Study and discussion over lunch, with our rabbis and guest teachers.

Speaker: Bridget McDaniel, from the League of Women Voters

Meeting ID: 85402370218
Password: tifereth
rashi +
Thursday @ 8:30 am
NEXT: August 27
With careful reading and lively discussion, come study the classic commentary of Rashi...[more]

Meeting ID: 479161707
Password: tifereth
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
sacred sanctuary moments
with TI clergy
The last time we were able to use our building together was over 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.
rosh hashanah seder webinar featuring rabbi braver
Thursday August 27 at 2:00 pm
Join members from Conservative synagogues across the country to learn about Hit'hadshut, a High Holiday seder for renewal of ourselves and the world. Rabbi Braver and other presenters will share the inspiration and ideas behind the seder's creation, and will advise us on tips for using the seder. The seder will be available as a free PDF from the USCJ and Rabbinical Assembly. Registration required.
men's club bike ride
Sunday, August 23
10:30 am
Men's Club will lead their second summer group bicycle ride...[more]

RSVP if you can via Facebook.
BREAD notice
Tuesday, August 25
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Church of Christ
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 on how to register, or email Maddy Fleisher 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!
Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
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/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, contact Navah Moore at

Use your credit card or make an electronic funds transfer directly from your bank account. For donations, including yahrzeit donations, contact call Joy Contreras at 614-928-3291 or Virginia Terry at 614-928-3288.
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.
Entryway paving bricks available

Paving bricks at Tifereth Israel's parking lot entrance are available to purchase...[more]
Support CTI through Amazon Smile

Help provide needed funds to Tifereth Israel, without changing your shopping habits...[more]
Kroger Community Rewards

Tifereth Israel also earns through the Kroger Community Rewards