"We do things better when we do them together"
2019-20 TIR Registration Links & Information

 Please click here for the 2019-2020 Curriculum by Grade Level

Please click here for the 2019-2020 TIR & Youth Calendar

Please click on the appropriate grade(s) below to register your child(ren):

Registration will close Sunday, August 18.
Late tuition rates for 2019-2020 are
$850 for tuition and $475 for Hebrew.

Please note: If your family is requesting a needs-based scholarship, all forms should have been turned into Aliya Bass by August 1, 2019. Please email Aliya for more information or to get a form.

Festivities begin at 5pm.
Havdalah will begin at 6:45pm.

TIR Open House & Havdalah 2019-20
TIR Open House & Havdalah 2019-20

Join us for a Fiery BBQ Dinner with other Summer Treats including S'mores.
Games and Fun for those of All Ages.
There is no charge for dinner, but please let us know you and your family will join us.

Click here to view a copy of the flyer.

Incoming 7th graders and their families are invited to join Rabbi Bahar, Cantor Barry, Mary Ellen Hathaway & Michelle Penson for a fun, thought-provoking and informative workshop about the upcoming year and simcha.

Please RSVP to Mary Ellen Hathaway
Our Education Committee has been working hard all summer. We have divided into smaller sub-committees and would love for you to join us as we continue to make Temple and TIR a place we want to build a community.

Thank you to the following individuals who have agreed to co-chair our sub-committees:

Miriam Greenhut - Education Committee Chair
Christy Rosen - Family Engagement Chair
Youth Group Sub-Committee:
Neil Schreiber - JAFTY Chair
Lorene Bessman - Jr. JAFTY Chair
Sherry Zetlan - B'yachad Chair
Special Events Sub-Committee:
Caroline Marks & Andrea Weisberg Co-Chairs
Young Family Sub-Committee:
Edrea Porter & Rachel Sandler Co-Chairs
Tikkun Olam Sub-Committee:
Miriam Greenhut & Nancy Nykerk Co-Chairs

We would love for you to join us!
Please email us to indicate which sub-committee you would like to join.
We need Homeroom Parents to better communicate with all of our families. If you are interested, please click here to send an email to Christy Rosen, Family Engagement Committee Chair.

Would you like to help a new family learn the TIR ropes? Please click here to send an email so we can partner you with a new family.

Donations Needed!

The JFCS Clothes Closet is in urgent need of NEW boys and girls socks and underwear, all sizes (2T-adult small).  The Clothes Closet also needs gently used school uniforms (navy or khaki shorts, pants or skirts), all sizes. Please bring your donations to Temple by August 2 and we will deliver to JFCS. 

If you have questions about specific items or sizes, please click the following links to email

School is back in session and we will celebrate as a community. Join us for our
Annual Blue Jeans & BBQ Shabbat Dinner and Services
led by JAFTY.

TIR Sunday Morning Yoga is back!!
Yoga will resume Sunday, September 15th in the Chapel
Following t'filah (10am)
This is a 75-minute hatha/vinyasa style class.  All levels are welcome.
Bring a yoga mat, beach towel and water. 
I have a few yoga mats, blocks and straps to share.

Tentative schedule for the Fall:
September 15 & 22
October 13, 20 & 27
November 3 & 17
December 8 & 15
[Dates & Location subject to change]
Questions?? Requests?? Email me at christy_rosen@me.com
See you on the mat!
Christy Rosen
Cell: 310-728-0780

College Kesher Program

We love our college students to know they always have their Temple family thinking of them while they are away at school. Please email your student's address. We send care packages approximately 4 times per year.


Joys & Oys

Do you have something wonderful to say? Let's shout it from the rooftops!

Or maybe you have constructive feedback.
Please share so we can get better.

We are on Instagram & Facebook!

Please click on the links below to join, follow and engage with our Temple community.

(for registered TIR families only)

We will be sending texts each Sunday morning using the app Remind so you know about inclement weather or remember there is no Sunday Hebrew. Please make sure we have your updated mobile number.

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Juliana Williams becomes a Bat Mitzvah - August 24 10:30am
Blue Jeans & BBQ Shabbat Dinner/First Friday with JAFTY - September 6 5:45pm dinner; 7pm worship
First Day of TIR - September 8 Nosh @ 9am; 9:30am class
Jax JEWnited Teen Event - September 8 2pm-4pm
Mini Minyan - September 13 5:30pm

Congregation Ahavath Chesed | TIR | (904) 733-7078 | mhathaway@thetemplejacksonville.org