3 Tishrei 5780 | October 2 2019
Temple Times: Week of October 2, 2019
In This Issue:

Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) High Holy Days

Beit T'fillah (House of Worship) Worship Schedule

Beit Midrash (House of Learning) TIR News

Beit K'nesset (House of Assembly) Temple Events

Kehilah Kedoshah (A Holy Community) Community Events

Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Social Action
Yamim Noraim-Days of Awe
High Holy Days Are Here!
October 4: Shabbat Shuvah Healing Service
October 6: Tashlich for Families and Adults
October 6: Cemetery Visits
October 8: Kol Nidre
October 9: Yom Kippur
October 14: Sukkot Festival Service
October 18: Simchat Torah Observance
October 20: TIR Sukkot Celebration
October 22: Shemini Atzeret Worship with Yizkor

Safety is a major concern and all adults must have a High Holy Days ticket to enter the building during the High Holy Days. Children, accompanied by an adult, do not need a ticket. Military personnel and college students will be admitted free of charge with proper ID.  

High Holy Days tickets were mailed to all members, 
current with their financial commitment, on September 12.

Please call Aliya Bass at the Temple office (904-733-7078) if you have not received your High Holy Days tickets.
Parking for Tot Experience on Yom Kippur
9:00 AM
This year, we are asking attendees of the Tot Experience on the morning of Yom Kippur to please use the ring road around Temple and park on the South side (3/4 of the way around) and enter through the Chapel doors.
High Holy Days Services Will Be Live Streamed
This year, we will be live streaming some of our High Holy Days services.

These services will be live streamed:
Erev Rosh Hashanah: September 29 at 8:00 PM
Rosh Hashanah: September 30 at 10:00 AM
Kol Nidre: October 8 at 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur: October 9 at 10:00 AM

Our Live Streams can be viewed HERE .

If you are in need of a prayer book to worship with us via the live stream, please stop by the Temple office to pick one up or contact the Caring Committee .
American Sign Language Interpreter
 for the High Holy Days
There will be an interpreter at the following services:

Erev Rosh Hashanah at 8:00 PM
Rosh Hashanah Morning at 10:00 AM
Kol Nidre at 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur Morning at 10:00 AM

Seats will be reserved for those who need to be able to clearly view the interpreter. Please email Goldie for all special seating arrangements.
Cemetery Services
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Please join Rabbi Goodman for a cemetery service on the morning of Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Greenlawn Cemetery Service
4300 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
9:30 AM

Evergreen Cemetery Service
4535 Main Street N
Jacksonville, FL 32206
11:00 AM
Tashlich at Itchetucknee
Sunday, October 6 10:30 AM
Join us for a family friendly Tashlich service at Itchetucknee Springs State Park. You may either caravan over to the park from Temple at 8:00 AM or meet us there by 10:00 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! Make yourself comfortable for (a preferably nut-free) lunch. Bring your own food, chairs, small pop-up tents, and/or blankets!

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!
Tashlich at Tomahawk Park
Sunday, October 6 4:30 PM
Please join Cantor Barry for a Tashlich service on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk Park.

Address: 8419 San Ardo Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32217, USA
Feed A Needy Neighbor (FANN) Food Collection
We choose to fast on Yom Kippur. One of every 8 Americans is hungry and that is not their choice. Some of these very hungry people are members of our Temple family.

Almost 2 million Florida households are enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The average SNAP benefit provides $1.40 per person per meal. Our help makes a difference in the lives of hungry people.

Help us stock the shelves of the Max Block Food Pantry at JFCS. Bring your full bag of non-perishable food to Temple on Yom Kippur and every time you come to Temple. Let's do all we can, whenever we can, to eliminate hunger in our community!
Beit T'fillah-House of Worship
Worship Schedule
Friday, October 4, 2019
7:00 PM Led by Rabbi Bahar
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:30 AM Led by Rabbi Bahar
Torah Study
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Led by Rabbi Bahar
Beit Midrash-House of Learning
JAFTY and Jr. JAFTY Event
Friday, October 4, 2019 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Urban Air Adventure Park
October 6, 2019
There is no TIR on Sunday, October 6th. Please join us for a Tashlich service at Itchetucknee Springs State Park beginning at 10:30 AM.
Shorashim (Roots)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
A Parent and Me Group
intended for all children 0-36 months

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

Meets from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM on all Sundays there is TIR.

Attendees do not need to be Temple members.  Invite your friends!
Apply Now for the 2020 Bronfman Fellowship!
A transformative, one-of-a-kind Fellowship opportunity for intellectually adventurous Jewish high school juniors. Read more and apply at bronfman.org/become

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The Fellowship begins with a free five- week summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, and meet with some of today's most influential figures. With the guidance of a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts, from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another. 

The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual experiences and a Spring seminar in the United States, usually in the Northeast. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1,200+ alumni community.

Eligibility and Important Dates:

High school students in the 11th grade who self-identify as Jewish, who are from the United States or Canada, and who were born before June 28, 2004, are eligible for the Fellowship. The Fellowship begins the summer after eleventh grade. 

Application Deadline : December 1, 2019. 
Summer Dates : June 28 – August 5, 2020 
Spring Seminar Dates : April 16 – April 20, 2021 

Ready to apply? Go to bronfman.org/applynow
Beit K'nesset-House of Assembly
Chorale Rehearsal
Cantor Barry leads Chorale rehearsal on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the High Holy Days.

Thursday, October 3rd
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8th
There is no wisdom class this week. Wisdom classes will resume on October 15, 2019.
Interested in Learning to Read Hebrew?
Coming Soon on Tuesdays 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Every year, tens of thousands of Jewish adults gather in hundreds of locations across North America to learn to read Hebrew — the language that unites us all! READ HEBREW AMERICA is the ideal way to learn how to follow synagogue services, to be more involved in your children’s Jewish education, or simply to enhance your own ties to Judaism. These seven FREE hour lessons are available for beginners and intermediates.

Whether you want to freshen up on what you learned in Religious School or are starting completely from scratch, this class will get you reading Hebrew in just 7 weeks! The Read Hebrew America classes will be taught by Martin Levine at The Temple on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM and will begin after the High Holy Days.

If you are interested, please click HERE and fill out the form on or before October 8, 2019 and we will contact you with more information.
Siddurim Being Donated
Available Until October 15, 2019
We are in the process of donating some of our no longer used siddurim (prayer books). We have many copies of the Union Songster: Songs and Prayers for Jewish Youth, The New Union Prayer Book: Gates of Prayer for Weekdays, Sabbaths, and Festivals (two different editions), and The New Union Prayer Book: Gates of Repentance for The Days of Awe.

If you would like to have one or more of these siddurim, feel free to stop by The Temple.

Any books not taken will be properly laid to rest according to Jewish law and tradition.
Boy Scouts Meeting
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00-8:00 PM
Founded in 1916, Troop 12 offers a personalized boy-led scouting program guided by experienced, active leaders. 

Whether you want to earn your Eagle or just 
have fun camping, Troop 12 offers it all!

For more information:
Interfaith Mission to Israel
July 19-July 27, 2020
Kehilah Kedoshah-A Holy Community
Rosh Hashanah Around the World Exhibition
September 24, 2019-October 2, 2019
One people, two days, 5,780 years and many traditions and recipes. This exhibit presents different Rosh Hashanah customs and recipes curated by community shaliach Rotem Gabay.

Exhibition is located in the lobby.
River City Pride Parade
Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:00 PM
Many of us from JAFTY and The Temple will be praying with our feet as we march in the River City Pride Parade on Saturday, October 5th. The parade begins at 4:00 PM, and we will end the parade with Havdallah in Memorial Park. For more information and to RSVP, please email Michelle Penson .
PJ Library & PJ Our Way Sukkot Event
October 6, 2019 at 3:30 PM
RSVP to Whitney Kuvin
The Pink Challah Bake
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Myths and Facts: Alzheimer's Disease From
Diagnosis to Prevention

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM at The Temple
An informative and interactive program put on by Hadassah and Temple Sisterhood features these speakers:
  • Francine C. Parfitt, MS - recently retired from the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Center after 26 years of service
  • Michelle Fraff-Radford, MSW - education specialist at Mayo Clinic and presenter of "Relaxation Techniques to Decrease Stress and Improve Your Health"

Please bring games, puzzles, playing cards and other activities that encourage thinking skills. All will be donated to River Garden's Day Program or Memory Care.

A $5 fee covers security and light refreshments. T o RSVP, email Helen Hill .
JCC Maccabi Games and Art Fest
August 2-7, 2020
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  rio.robinson@jcajax.org   by December 1, 2019.
Tikkun Olam-Repairing the World
Mi Shebeirach List
If you have family or friends that need to remain on or be added to the list, please contact Mary Ellen Hathaway by phone at (904) 733-7078 or via email to the following  link

Due to Privacy Laws, we need to hear from you about hospitalization or rehabilitation. We may not be aware.
Need Soup?
Do you need soup or do you know of someone who does? Come by Temple and pick up a quart or contact our Caring Committee at 744-1256. 
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Call2Go: Free Rides to Temple with Lyft
Call2Go is the transportation program at JFCS provided by Lyft for FREE rides to the Temple for Shabbat and Holidays. 

JFCS also arranges rides for medical appointments and quality of life events for a fee.

Call JFCS at (904) 660-9268 for more information!
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