Congregation Tifereth Israel
May 14-23
B'Har-B'Chukkaotai
Anniversary Shabbat
Jack Segerman Bar Mitzvah
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Jewish Learning Opportunities
School, Youth & Families
How to Support Your Synagogue
SHABBAT SHALOM
***Please Use the Updated Zoom Link below for Shabbat Morning Services***
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 Begins/Candle Lighting

Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Mah Chadash
Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Ends
Meeting ID: 416257518



NEW ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 628202612
May 15
6:00 pm
8:23 pm

May 16
9:00 am
9:30 am

9:24 pm
ZOOM LINK /MEETNG ID: 72741365540
DAILY SERVICES
Sunday, May 17
Morning Minyan
@ 9:00 am
Meeting ID: 777187544

Evening Minyan
@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213

Monday-Thursday
May 18-21
Morning Minyan
@ 7:30 am
Meeting ID: 678807396

Evening Minyan
@ 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 744444213
Friday, May 22
Morning Minyan
@ 7:30 am
Meeting ID: 678807396

Erev Shabbat
@ 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 416257518

Saturday, May 23
Shabbat Warmup
@ 9:00 am

Shabbat Morning Service
@ 9:30 am
NEW ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 628202612
Sam Feldstein Bar Mitzvah. Password required for telephone access. Please email Rabbi Hillel Skolnik for password.
UPCOMING CANDLE LIGHTING & HAVDALAH TIMES
May 22-23/29 Iyar
Lighting: 8:29 pm
Havdalah: 9:30 pm

May 29-30/7 Sivan
WE REMEMBER
Click here for Yahrzeits
in
MAY
7 Iyar - 8 Sivan
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.
Please use the button below to view the full slate of officers and new members brought forth by the Nominiating Committee.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
HOW TO READ THE JEWISH BIBLE
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: MAY 15
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
Friday
12:00 to 12:30 pm
NEXT: May 15
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
Tuesdays
8:30 am
NEXT: May 19
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
FAST & LEARN
Wednesday
May 20
12:00 pm
All are invited to join this interfaith discussion of the meaning and rituals of Ramadan.

Meeting ID: 89265570802
RABBIS' STUDY CIRCLE
Wednesdays
9:30 am
NEXT: May 20
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
Wednesday
10:30 am
NEXT: May 20
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain.
For more information, contact Joy.

Meeting ID: 243651229
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT: May 21
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
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesday
May 20
6:30 pm
"Models of Jewish Leadership" with special guest Stephanie Wapner, Senior Lecturer in Management and Human Resources at the OSU Fisher College of Business. Sponsored by Fred & Jill Winer in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Meeting ID: 86923887645
HEBREW CRASH COURSE
LEVEL I
Tuesdays
June 9-July 14
6:15 pm
Learn the Aleph-Bet and how to sound out Hebrew words from scratch.

LEVEL II
Tuesdays
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.
SHAVUOT
JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR THESE HOLIDAY EVENTS
Thursday, May 28
Family Ice Cream Social @ 6:30 pm
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 86421585118

Tikkun Leil Shavuot @ 7:30 pm
with Mincha, Learning & Ma’ariv
(no evening minyan)
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 86421585118

Friday, May 29  
Shavuot Festival Service @ 9:00 am
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 87382775635

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

Saturday, May 30  
Shabbat Morning Services @9:00 am
with Yizkor & Adult B’nei Mitzvah
(no Shabbat warmup)
ZOOM Link/Meeting ID: 628202612
SCHOOL, YOUTH & FAMILIES

MUSIC WITH LINDA
NEXT: MAY 17
Come learn holiday, Jewish values and Torah-based selections each Sunday at 9:00 am with our Music specialist, Linda Schottenstein.

Meeting ID: 702198411
BOKER TOV ZOOM
NEXT: MAY 17
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

LIBRARY WITH CHERYL
NEXT: MAY 17
Religious school librarian Cheryl Agranoff will lead a special program designed for students in fourth through sixth grade each Sunday morning at 9:30 am. All are welcome. Later, at 12:00 pm, she will be online to share stories and more for students of all ages.

Meeting ID: 94324581197
CRAFTING WITH MORGAN
Join Youth & Family Director Morgan Levin on Friday, May 15, at 2:00 pm and Monday, May 18, at 3:00 pm and for an online crafting for kids and their grown ups.

Join ZOOM - Friday
Meeting ID: 99669102558

Join ZOOM - Monday
Meeting ID: 84834126424
BUCKUSY SENIOR FAREWELL
Spend some time online with our graduating class before we all scatter for the summer. We will meet on ZOOM on Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 pm.

Meeting ID: 83606565380
For more information about Tifereth Israel's programs for youth and young families, contact Morgan Levin at 614-928-3286.
UPDATES
HAND MADE MASKS TO BE AVAILABLE AT SYNAGOGUE DOOR
Tifereth Israel Board Secretary 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 .
SPOTLIGHT 2020: CANTOR CHOMSKY'S OPUS
DOING BUSINESS WHILE CTI REMAINS CLOSED FOR COVID-19
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. To do so, please contact Joy Contreras at 614-928-3291.
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.
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.
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.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Let's come  together.
The JewishColumbus Board of Trustees invites you to a
Virtual 30-Minute Community Celebration
Featuring updates from our agencies, lay leaders & a heartfelt video to  inspire   our entire community 
May 26, 8:00 - 8:30 pm
ONLINE
Our  UNITY  is so important because being Jewish is about being  TOGETHER  as  ONE COMMUNITY.


Please register online at http://jewishcolumbus.org/one
Questions? Contact Lisa Wein at lisa@jewishcolumbus.org
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.
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