November 19, 2021 – Volume 18 Number 21
Oseh shalom buimromav hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol Yisra’el, v’al kol yoshvei tevel, v’im'ru, Amen.

May the One who makes peace in God’s abode, make peace for all Israel, and for all who dwell on earth, and let us say, “Amen.”
We all know this simple prayer. We know the words. It’s often set with a simple and beautiful melody—we know several such melodies. It is seemingly universal in its message. But originally it wasn’t so universal. Actually we still don’t always add the words, “v’al kol yoshvei tevel,” which mean, “all who dwell on earth.” The original prayer only asks for peace for us and for all Israel. What about everyone else?

HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) describes their history in the following way: 
Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

So HIAS mirrors our prayer for peace. Originally helping Jews in need, they have expanded their mission to include aid to diverse peoples throughout the world. We may have begun by seeking peace for us and for all Israel—now we include all people. I am so proud of our community for working with both HIAS and the Interfaith Council of New Americans Westchester to help resettle Afghan refugees in our community. This is global and local work which fulfills the mission of Oseh Shalom: May God bring wholeness and peace to us, all Israel, and all who dwell on Earth. And let us say, “Amen."

Cantor Randall Schloss
Shabbat Services / Events: Friday, Saturday
Friday, November 19

10:30 am Kehillah Shabbat

6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Services in-person, via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 885 5732 2368, Passcode: 7wW055), and on LiveStream
Saturday, November 20

9:00 am Shabbat Morning Blessings/Torah Study in-person, and via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 853 3548 4859, Passcode: 58QLMa)
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Temple Office will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 24th, and will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Kehillah participants are celebrating their Thanksgiving with turkey feathers!
-Check out the Thanksgiving book read from the Library below.
Brotherhood is sponsoring the Columbus Elementary PTA “Thanksgiving Food Drive”

If you haven’t donated already, or want to continue to spread care in your community, consider this worthwhile opportunity to support the Columbus Elementary School neighborhood.

Click here to help provide between 150-200 bags of food, through your generous donation! Questions? Contact Mitchell Tarnopal
Clergy Check-In Staying Connected With YOU!
You can find our recent check-ins here in CONNECTIONS weekly on the Temple Website, or take a look at past check-ins through the YouTube playlist. Do you have a topic, or a question, you're curious about? Contact us, and we'll share in future check-ins!
Temple Events & Opportunities Participating!
Chanukah at Temple Israel
Friday, December 3rd, 5:30 pm

Join Temple Israel, Chavaya, Kehillah, and Camp Pinebrook, for a Chanukah Celebration and Festivities with a Kehillah Sing-a-Long, hot chocolate, apple cider and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), a community menorah lighting and Shabbat Service, rounding out with a "grab & go dinner" to eat at Temple with others, or to bring home!

Some pre-planning leading to Chanukah will get our "dreidels" ready!
  1. The Giving Tree gift giving event has an in-person option as well as a virtual option. Click here for the different ways you can make a difference! Gifts are due BEFORE Friday, December 10th, and the donation link includes securing gift cards, donating to the SAC, ICNAW, and feeding families in Afganistan.
  2. Sufganiyot Making Kits (jelly donuts) make sure Chanukah is "sweet" at home also! Click here to purchase kits BEFORE or on THIS Sunday, November 21st!
  3. The Brotherhood Latkes & Vodkas two night event will provide the latkes for the Chanukah celebration. Come on Monday, November 29th and/or Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:00 pm. Click here to find out more details and to RSVP!
  4. The Blood Drive is an opportunity to do an act of chesed (kindness) at Beth El, in cooperation with Temple Israel. Click here for more details.

Visit for all the details about Chanukah and the pre-planning, as well as some Chanukah videos from Cantor Schloss! Check back often, and continue opening your temple emails for more details.
Sisterhood Virtual Tour of the Jewish Museum
Sunday, December 5th, 5:00 pm
via Zoom

Take a “virtual” tour of the fascinating exhibit “Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art” through the lens of the Jewish Museum with Sisterhood. Please "attend" this visually captivating online event!
On-Going Events & Opportunities
TINR Basketball Registration 2021-2022 for Grades 5 – 12

Basketball Season is here! You can sign up for grades 5th – 12th. Click here for the waiver, print out, sign, and bring to the first practice.

Please click here to register. Last day to register is Friday, December 10th. For questions please contact Jeff Berenbaum.
Library Let's Read Together
Pumpkin Pie for Sigd: A Holiday Tale, by Jennifer Tzvia MacLeod.

Maddie sometimes misses America and the American holidays but as she makes friends from other countries in Israel she realized everyone has their own traditions to follow.  Read More
Meetings Staying Involved
  • Israel Action Committee: Sunday, December 12th, 10:00 am

  • Advocacy Committee: Sunday, December 12th, 11:00 am

  • Board of Trustees: Wednesday, December 15th, 7:00 pm
(To committee leaders: reach out to us when you are having a public meeting, so that we can share with the congregation in this section. Thank you.)
Anita Aronoff, Executive Director of Temple Israel, has just returned from a NATA (National Association for Temple Administration) Conference. NATA offers regular webinars and annual conferences which feature the latest information on management techniques concerning facilities, finance, fundraising, human resources, membership, office systems personnel, public relations, and security. We are fortunate to have strong leadership here at Temple Israel.
Community Sharing Together
Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration 2.0
THIS Saturday, November 20th

There will be two sets of 10 sessions, one starting at 7:30pm and the other at 8:30pm.

To register, click here. You will receive an email prior to the event which will include all of the
free zoom links for the different sessions.

To view the program which includes class descriptions, please click here. The event is free and open to all but you must register in advance.
Inter-Religious Coalition of New Rochelle –Thanksgiving Day Virtual Service
Thursday, November 25th, 9 - 10 am

The service will stream on the Inter-Religious website

Use Zelle on your Banking App to contribute to the offering which supports HOPE Community Services, Manna Ministries, and Brown Bag by typing
Pet ♥ & Care Event a Success!
On Sunday, October 18th, our pets were here receiving blessings. Paws Crossed Animal Rescue partnered with us, bringing a canine friend to visit, while all the children made dog and cat toys to donate.

Temple Israel's compassion reaches out to all! If you would like to know more about Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, click here.
Meet Us
Reach Clergy & Staff: click here

You can connect with clergy through Clergy Check-Ins which can be found in Connections on the Temple Website.
Mission Statement
We are a community that adds meaning and purpose to modern lives through an inclusive approach to Judaism. We live our Jewish values in our worship, celebration, lifelong learning and Tikkun Olam–the repair of the world.