Congregation Tifereth Israel
It is not too late to join us to celebrate together. Join the ZOOM
(meeting ID: 458662031)
Wednesday, April 8, at 6:15 pm
April 9-17
Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach
Shabbat Shalom!

No Tifereth Israel Office Hours:
Wednesday, April 8 (after 1:00 pm)
Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 10
Tuesday, April 14 (after 3:00 pm)
Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16

No Religious School
Class resumes Sunday, April 19
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Jewish Learning Opportunities
School, Youth & Families
How to Support Your Synagogue
SHABBAT SHALOM
All morning and evening minyanim 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.
Would you like an aliyah during a virtual Shabbat service? Click HERE or contact Rabbi Hillel Skolnik at 614-928-3297.
Erev Shabbat
Shabbat Friday Evening Service

Shabbat Begins/Candle Lighting

Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Torah Talks
Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Ends

Meeting ID:416257518



Meeting ID: 628 202 612
April 10
6:00 pm

7:48 pm

April 11
9:00 am
9:30 am

8:49 pm
SPECIAL NOTE: It is customary to read from Shir Hashirim, Song of Songs, on Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach, the intermediary Shabbat of Passover. You can download and print a copy of the text, before Shabbat, by clicking HERE.
DAILY SERVICES
Sunday, April 12
Fourth Day of Passover - Chol Hamoed
@ 9:00 am
Meeting ID: 777187544

@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213

Monday, April 13
Fifth Day of Passover -
Chol Hamoed
@ 7:15 am
Meeting ID: 678807396

@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213
Tuesday, April 14
Sixth Day of Passover -
Chol Hamoed
@ 7:15 am
Meeting ID: 678807396

@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213

Weds., April 15
Seventh Day of Passover - Yom Tov
@ 9:00 am
Meeting ID: 271438117

@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213
Thursday, April 16
Eighth Day of Passover - Yom Tov
@ 9:00 am
Meeting ID: 124416159

@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213

Friday, April 17
Erev Shabbat
@ 7:30 am
Meeting ID: 678807396

@ 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 416257518
UPCOMING CANDLE LIGHTING & HAVDALAH TIMES
April 10-11/17 Nisan
Lighting: 7:48 pm
Havdalah: 8:49 pm

April 17-18/24 Nisan
Lighting: 7:55 pm
Havdalah: 8:56 pm

April 24-25/1 Iyar
Lighting: 7:41 pm
Havdalah: 8:42 pm
WE REMEMBER
Click here for Yahrzeits
in
7 Nisan-6 Iyar
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.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

PEREK YOMI
Tuesdays
8:30 am
NEXT: April 14
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
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesdays
6:30 pm
NEXT: April 15
"How Does Your Rabbi Know What to Say: Jewish Pastoral Care" with Rabbi Alex Braver and special guest Rabbi Diane Tract, Volunteer Coordinator, Jewish Family and Career Services, Louisville, KY. No RSVP required. All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 409239375
HOW TO READ THE JEWISH BIBLE
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: April 24
All are welcome to join this long-running Friday morning book group. We will be starting "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.

Meeting ID: 334951636
UPDATES
SPOTLIGHT 2020: CANTOR CHOMSKY'S OPUS
As a community, we are very excited and eager to honor Cantor Jack Chomsky as he prepares for retirement after 38 years of music, service, and leadership at Congregation Tifereth Israel. Unfortunately, due to the current health safety crisis, the beautiful Shabbat dinner and one-of-a-kind concert planned in celebration of our cantor must be postponed to an as of yet undetermined future date.

We are 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 and click the link below to become a sponsor or purchase event tickets.

DOING BUSINESS WHILE CTI REMAINS CLOSED FOR COVID-19
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.

LOGIN TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT
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 .

PAY BY PHONE
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.
SCHOOL, YOUTH & FAMILIES
LIBRARY WITH CHERYL
Religious school librarian Cheryl Agranoff will be online each week on Sunday at 12:00 pm to share stories and more. All are welcome.

Meeting ID: 280108827
BOKER OR MINYAN
Religious school students and friends get together from 10:00 to 10:30 am every Sunday morning via ZOOM for tefillah, songs, and more.

Meeting ID: 526281467
BOKER TOV ZOOM!
Join Rabbi Braver and Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin each Sunday morning at 11:30 am for a special online 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.
SUPPORT YOUR SYNAGOGUE
& ITS MEMBERS
SURVEY 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.
TIFERETH CARES:
MAKING & DELIVERING SOUP TO MEMBERS IN NEED
Whether recovering from an illness, dealing with the isolation of COVID-19, mourning a los s, or adjusting to life with an infant, sometimes we just need a little reminder that our community cares. That’s why we’re organizing a new initiative to deliver pre-made soup and challah to congregants in need!

ENTRYWAY PAVING BRICKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
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 WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE OR AT KROGER
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 Amazon.com. 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.
Congregation Tifereth Israel is a grateful recipient of resources from Jewish Columbus that are used to help ensure the safety of our members and guests. Please support the Jewish Columbus Annual Campaign.
SHABBAT SHALOM!
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