Congregation Tifereth Israel
June 4-13
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
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 need help learning how to join a Zoom meeting, please check out this how-to guide.
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
Shabbat Ends
Friday, June 5
6:00 pm

8:40 pm

Saturday, June 6
9:00 am

9:30 am

11:00 am

9:41 pm
Would you like an aliyah during a virtual Shabbat service? Click HERE or contact Rabbi Hillel Skolnik at 614-928-3297.
ZOOM LINK /MEETNG ID: 72741365540
For password, email Morgan Levin
Sunday, June 7
Morning Minyan @ 9:00 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 777187544

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

Monday-Thursday, June 8-11
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 678807396

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

Friday, June 12
Morning Minyan @ 7:30 am
ZOOM Link /Meeting ID: 678807396

Kabbalat Shabbat @ 6:00 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 416257518
Light Shabbat Candles at 8:40 pm

May 24 through June 30
1 Sivan - 8 Tammuz
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.
Friday, June 19, 2020
a talk with certified deaf interpreter marla berkowitz
After our annual Pride Shabbat services (at 6:00 pm), join us at 7:30 pm for a fascinating conversation featuring Marla Berkowitz, one of the ASL interpreters during daily COVID-19 briefings with Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton. She will be speaking about accessibility and inclusion in the Jewish community, and their intersection with LGBTQ identity.

Meeting ID: 416257518
make your own pride shabbat candlesticks
Explore your creative side and show your support for Pride Shabbat. Order a make-your-own-candlestick kit with everything you need. Perfect for crafters of all ages. Display them during our special kabbalat Shabbat service on June 19 and we'll light them together. Each kit includes 2 candlesticks, a rainbow of paints, and a paint brush. Cost: $18/kit. Order online by Tuesday, June 9. Pick up at CTI on June 17, time to be announced.

hebrew crash course returns
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. For more information, contact Rabbi Alex Braver.
June 9-July 14
6:15 pm
Learn the Aleph-Bet and how to sound out Hebrew words from scratch.
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.
perek yomi
8:30 am
NEXT: June 9
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
rabbi's study circle
9:30 am
NEXT: June 10
What's the Zohar? Mysticism, Mystery & Lore
Join Rabbis Skolnik and Braver for a unique learning experience. No Hebrew required. Drop in or drop out as your schedule permits.For more information, contact Joy.

Meeting ID: 243651229
short story group
10:30 am
NEXT: June 10
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For more information, contact Joy.

Meeting ID: 243651229
healing prayers: from moses to debbie friedman
June 10
12:00 pm
Join our rabbis each week for stimulating and topical conversations about our world, through a Jewish lens.

Meeting ID: 85402370218
dinner, drinks & drash: holy fire - the writings of the warsaw ghetto rebbe
June 17
6:30 pm
Join Rabbi Alex Braver for an exploration of the Rebbe's works.

Meeting ID: 86923887645
8:30 am
NEXT: June 11
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
how to read the jewish bible
8:15 am
NEXT: June 5
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 NEW TIME!
NEXT: June 5
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
sisterhood/men's club brunch
Sunday, June 7
10:00 am
Whip up a special brunch and join the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood and Men's Club in honoring Cantor Jack Chomsky for his 38 years of service as well as all the past Sisterhood and Men's Club presidents.

Meeting ID: 85087248460
boker tov zoom
NEXT: June 7
Join Rabbi Braver and Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin Sunday mornings 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.
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.
hand made masks to be available at synagogue door
Tifereth Israel Board 2nd Vice President Jan Lyddon is working with the Stitching Sisters, a volunteer organization that makes quilts for cancer patients at Tifereth Israel, to sew cloth face masks that will be available to synagogue members entering the building when religious services resume. Although it is unknown when the building will open, it is likely members will be encouraged to bring their own masks and use these masks if needed. If you would like to volunteer to help make these masks, please contact Jan .

2020 front axle farm csa
There is still time to receive weekly deliveries of local, organic produce from June through October. A full portion is $35/week or $700/season. Half portions are $20/week or $400/season. Two percent of all proceeds go back to Tifereth Israel. Order online from Front Axle Farm.
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, including yahrzeit donations, please contact Wendy Lake by dialing 614-253-8523 and selecting option 8 for a staff directory or call 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.