"TIR'rific NEWS"

There is no TIR Sunday, October 6.

We hope you and your family will join us for the many worship opportunities during the High Holy Days including  Tashlich at Ichnetucknee Springs State Park,
Family Worship on Kol Nidre,
Tot services and Youth services during congregational Yom Kippur morning worship.

Click Here to see the detailed worship schedule.

RSVP to Evan.

We will be leaving from Temple immediately after
Erev Shabbat worship on October 4.
Please wait for the group to enter Urban Air at approximately 8:30pm.

Don't forget to fill out the waiver!

We will be praying with our feet as we march in the River City Pride Parade on October 5th. It begins at 4pm; parade organizers hope we are all in place at 3:30pm. For more instructions and a detailed map, please click here. We are number #23 in the line up of over 100 participating groups.

Please RSVP to Michelle Penson so we know if we need a bigger float.

Sunday, October 6, please join us for a family-friendly Tashlich service at Itchetucknee Springs State Park. You may either caravan over to the park from Temple at 8 AM or meet us there by 10 AM.

We will meet at the South Main Entrance and head into the park together for a short Tashlich service beginning at 10:30 AM.

We hope you stay and tube down the river! Bring a picnic lunch (nut-free, please)!

Please note that there are admission fees (click HERE for more information) as well as tube rental fees if you do not bring your own (click HERE for more information).

Please RSVP to Michelle Penson so we don't float away without you!

Thank you for the donations of apples for
the JFCS Max Block Food Pantry.
We donated 200 pounds of apples to people in need!

2019-20 TIR Links & Information

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

The NEW schedule for TIR this year is:

Nosh & Schmooze
9am - 9:30am

8th - 12th grade Madrichim
9:30am - 11:45am

Pre-Kindergarten - 7th grade
9:30am - noon

Shorashim Parent & Me Play Group
10am - 11am

Pizza Lunch
begins at 11:30am (Siyyum) and 11:55am (Hebrew)

4th grade - 7th grade Hebrew
Noon - 1pm

8th - 10th grade Siyyum (Learning)
11:45am - 1pm

The following forms MUST be returned prior to school beginning or accompany your students on their first day of TIR.

Please email Michelle Penson to get more information about TIR or to register your child.

We can use a hand on Sunday mornings during TIR

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius


Shorashim (Roots): A Parent and Me Play Group intended for all children (0-35 months) and the ones who love them. 

Join Facilitator Edrea Porter with guests Michelle Penson, Rabbi Bahar and Cantor Barry.

10am - 11am all Sundays there is TIR. Shorashim is held in room 201.

Attendees do not need to be Temple members. Invite your friends.

Waste not; Want not!

Do you have these caps from apple sauce and other baby food containers? If so, please recycle and bring them to Temple. We need them for an upcoming art project.

We collected $187 towards our goal in the month of September. Yasher Koach and thanks to all who donated.

TIR Sunday Morning Yoga is back!!
Yoga is 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:
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

Brotherhood will cook.
TIR families will eat.
Madrichim will lead games.
T-shirts will be tied and dyed.

Cook-out in the Sukkah
October 20 from noon-1:30pm, immediately after TIR.
There will not be Hebrew.

Save The Date for

Tailgate Shabbat
November 1, 2019

NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah

November 8-10, 2019
Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell, GA

Fall Kallah is the perfect event to kick off the new year and meet new people. All new members will be paired with a "big" brother/sister to help them get to know people and learn all about NFTY!
11 JAFTYites are going. The more, the merrier! Let us know in the next few days so we can secure transportation.
 $175 USD

Register by Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Cantor Barry's Installation Weekend
Noah Aronson

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.

Jewish teen athletes and artists from the Jacksonville community can join the Jacksonville delegation for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games and Art Fest!

Youth, ages 12 - 16, can compete in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, flag football, softball, baseball, tennis, golf, track and field, swimming, dance and table tennis.

Youth artists, ages 13 - 17, can join specialties in music, theater, dance, visual arts and culinary arts.

Jewish teens who are interested in participating should contact JCA Sports and Recreation Director, Rio Robinson, at 904-730-2100 ext. 250 or  or  rio.robinson@jcajax.org  by December 1, 2019.

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 ClassTag so you know about inclement weather or remember there is no Sunday Hebrew. Please make sure we have your updated mobile number.

  • Jr. JAFTY/JAFTY event at Urban Air - October 4 after worship
  • River City Pride Parade - October 5 4pm-7pm
  • Tashlich at Ichnetucknee Springs - October 6 meeting at Temple at 8am
  • Kol Nidre - October 8: Family Service (5:30pm-6:30pm) & Congregational Service (7:30pm)
  • Yom Kippur - October 9: Tot Experience (9am-9:45am) & Congregational Service (10am); Congregational Break Fast (6pm)
  • JAFTY Hump Day Hang Out - October 16 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Simchat Torah with FNL - October 18 at 7pm
  • Consecration for our Kindergarten students - October 20 9:30am
  • Cookout in the Sukkah - October 20 noon-1:30pm
  • B'yachad event - October 27 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Tailgate Shabbat/JAFTY First Friday - November 1 5:45pm; 7pm worship; JAFTY event begins after worship
  • Auriel Henderson becomes a bat mitzvah - November 2 10:30am
  • Jax JEWnited Teen Event - November 3 2pm-4pm

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