May 1 , 2018/5778
Clergy Weekend 2018. View the full photo album.
Calendar On the Calendar
20 Iyyar, 5778
Torah portion:
Leviticus 21:1−24:23

Haftarah portion:

Ezekiel 44:15-31
Friday, May 4
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat of Immigrant Justice
Saturday, May 5
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Thank Goodness It's Shabbat!
Life Cycle Events

We celebrate the birth of:
Nathan Harrison Bloom
April 28, 2018
Michelle Parsons Bloom and Alex Bloom (parents)
Amy Parsons and Nathan Parsons (z"l) (grandparents)
Ann Abrams, Deb Filler, and Leah and Ari Filler (cousins)
We mourn the loss of:
Hannah Goren Greenspan Galerstein
April 24, 2018 (9 Iyyar, 5778)
Stepmother of Saralynn Busch (Andrew Fenves)

Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding? An engagement? A new baby? Do you know someone who is ill or in need of a friendly, supportive call? Please let Rachel know.
May 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
Temple Israel and the Immigrant Justice Team welcomes you to hear from Elias Rosenfeld, a Jewish Brandeis student threatened with deportation to Venezuela because of the administration's decision to end the DACA program. Learn of actions you can take to make a big difference in the lives of families threatened with deportation. There are moments when we are called upon to listen and to act. Now is the time. With questions about our Immigrant Justice Team, contact co-chairs Jackie Gelb or Sarah Kianovsky.
CAJLCenter for Adult Jewish Learning
Spiritual Practice Lab - Jewish Mindful Meditation
with Carol Targum and Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
May 6 and 13; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For first-timers or experienced meditators- we will practice some techniques to relax the body, focus the mind, and open the heart, while exploring themes in our weekday Amidah prayer. No registration required.
"The Last Act" - An Israeli Stage Production
Saturday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. at Calderwood Pavilion's Martin Hall
This fiery, sexy drama portrays the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a play on Strindberg's Miss Julie. This is a full production from Israeli Stage. Read more and buy tickets.
villageThe Village for Families with Young Children
Children's Clothing Swap
Saturday May 5 at 11:30 a.m., following TGIS
Bring your gently-worn (no rips or stains), outgrown kids clothing, sizes infant through 5T to Temple Israel, and have an opportunity to trade-up for bigger sizes for your kids! Items brought in advance can be left at the front desk for Shoshanna Goldberg. Any unclaimed clothing will be donated to Jewish Family & Children's Services. Please contact Shoshanna Goldberg with any questions.
Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat
What do you want to change to make our world better and why? Please join us for Shabbat and choose a community conversation:
  • Following services, enjoy a Shabbat dinner compliments of the Membership & Engagement Committee and join a meaningful conversation with other members
  • Immediately following services, join a circle in Levy for a 45-minute conversation
  • For 20s & 30s: join a conversation after Soul Food Friday (service starts at 7:00 p.m.)
RSVP or for further information, contact Dru Greenwood or Michael Rubenstein.
shavuotCommunity Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline
All night on Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:00 p.m. at Congregation Kehillath Israel
Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for a unique educational and cultural experience at the 10th Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline. Learn, discuss, eat, and shmooze all night long. Learn more and RSVP or volunteer.
tilliTemple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative
Summer Study Group with Ann Abrams: Mensch on the Bench, aka The Notorious RBG, aka Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
Thursdays, May 31 & June 7; 10:30 a.m. Coffee; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program; 12:30 p.m.; bring a lunch
Ann Abrams will lead us in a two week study session on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We will learn about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, through books, videos, art, poetry, music, comedy, cartoons, articles, court cases, merchandise and more! There is no charge, but RSVPs are mandatory. RSVP to Sue Misselbeck by May 21.
cemeteryA Service of Commemoration, Celebration, and Rededication
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield, rain or shine
Join with fellow congregants for the dedication of the newly restored Wyner Gatehouse at Temple Israel's historic cemetery in Wakefield. The dedication will be part of the annual Service of Remembrance as we gather to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those we remember in our personal families and in the communal family of Temple Israel. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck.
csa Annual Community Shared Agriculture Program
Take part in our third annual Community Shared Agriculture program! We are partnering with ReVision Urban Farm for 18 weeks of fresh vegetables that can be picked up right at Temple Israel this summer. Learn more and sign up online. Contact Traci Laichter for more information.
cjpGreater Boston Community
Celebrate Israel's 70th!
Sunday, May 6 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Flynn Cruiseport Boston

Celebrate the Israel with food, art, culture and entertainment for all ages! Learn more, purchase tickets, or sign up to volunteer. Sponsored by the Israeli-American Council (IAC).
Women Who Dare: CJP Women's Philanthropy 
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton
Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner will inspire us with stories of perseverance, strength, and the importance of standing together to create change at the Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends event. Learn more.
JFS of Metrowest Gala - Honoring TI Member Andy Tarsy
Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel Framingham
JFS of Metrowest will be hosting its Seize the Dream Annual Gala, honoring TI member Andy Tarsy, Dana and Daniel Finn, and Allison and Brad Kates. Learn more.
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