June 5 , 2018/5778
Temple Israel educators and colleagues at Tzippori National Park this week on their trip to Israel!
Calendar On the Calendar
26 Sivan, 5778
Torah portion:
Sh'lach L'cha
Numbers 13:1−15:41

Haftarah portion:

Josh. 2:1-24
Friday, June 8
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat and Wyner Lecture with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

Ryan Kravitz will chant Qiddush
Saturday, June 9
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Ryan Kravitz becomes Bar Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events

We mourn the loss of:
Lois Goldstein Coff
May 27, 2018 (13 Sivan, 5778)
Mother of Jill Janows (Joshua Rubenstein)
Grandmother of Ben Rubenstein

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 Daniels know.
AGAnnual Gathering of the Congregation
Dinner. Leadership. Celebration.
Thursday, June 7, 2018, Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a communal opportunity to reflect on this past year, recognize our accomplishments, show appreciation for those who have served as leaders in the congregation, welcome new leaders, and look forward to what's to come in the next year! We will celebrate our 2018 N'divei Lev Awards Recipients:
  • Abner Marin, Building & Facilities
  • TI Cares Co-Chairs
  • TILLI Chairs, Past and Present and TILLI Curriculum Chair
  • Criminal Justice Reform Team
Can't attend but still want to be a part of this big night? Then join us via Live Streaming!
soxTonight: Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park
Tuesday, June 5
5:00 p.m. Dinner and Refreshments |  7:10 p.m. Red Sox game
Rabbi Elaine Zecher will be on the field, but don't worry she's not replacing Hanley Ramirez...come see why she's on the field and enjoy the game! Join the Temple Israel community at Fenway Park for Jewish Heritage Night. Purchase your tickets today! Pre-game dinner and light refreshments at TI, then walk to Fenway together. Free parking on Nessel Way or in the 375 Longwood Avenue garage. Please contact  Rachel Daniels  with questions. 
wynerWyner Lecture with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
"Birdtracks in the Sand: Contemporary Israeli Poetry and the Search for God"
Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.

It has long been considered a truism that Israeli society is deeply divided between "hilonim" and "dati'im" - between secular and religious Jews - but a more nuanced picture can be seen in the writing of contemporary Israeli poets over the last several decades. Many self-identified "secular" writers wrestle deeply in their poetry with their relationship to Jewishness, to the legacy of the Bible and rabbinic texts, and to the personal search for God. Read more.
The Village for Families with Young Children
Rhythm 'n' Ruach with Ellen Allard
11:00 -11:45 a.m. on Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
The Dance Complex Studio #7, Cambridge
Course Fee: $180/child for the whole series, $150/child for siblings over 8 months old for the whole series, siblings under 8 months come for free
Parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5, are invited to a moving and grooving, high energy class featuring upbeat music that will give your child a strong connection to Hebrew language and Jewish culture. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones. For more information, contact Shoshanna Goldberg. Learn more and register.
Honoring Your Loved Ones
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a memorial plaque in his or her memory. The Alice G. Winn Memorial Menorah is located along the rear wall of the Sanctuary, and these memorial plaques are made from glass and hung once a year during the summer. The Harry N. and Estelle S. Gorin Memorial Alcove surrounds one of the entrance doors to the Sanctuary, and these plaques are made from bronze and can be hung all year round. 

Once a plaque is ordered, Temple Israel will perpetually read the name of the deceased during Shabbat services on the anniversary of death. Family members will be notified of this date. All names on plaques are included in the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance. A contribution of $650 to the Temple Israel Endowment Fund will secure a plaque. Please contact Sue Misselbeck for more information.
BJFCBoston Jewish Food Conference: Living Off the Land
Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel
How do we reconcile our historical roots in the land and our contemporary reputation as "people of the book?" Join us at the 2018 Boston Jewish Food Conference where we grow our relationship with the land, and with each other. Learn more.
newsTemple Israel's Making Headlines
June 1, 2018
The 4th Annual Trepp Lecture: Reimagining Rabbis
Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies - featuring Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
June 1, 2018
Table for Five: Parshat Beha'alotcha
Jewish Journal - featuring Rabbi Elaine Zecher
staffWelcome, New Staff!
Lorenc Ashiku
Lorenc joins us with over 15 years of extensive IT experience after having worked the last 12 years as an IT Manager at a global systems integrator. In that role, he was responsible for all IT matters for the company and its 6 regional offices and had broad responsibilities from assessing current and future technologies, maintaining and supporting a 50-user network, managing vendor relationships, IT budgets and purchasing, to planning and operating data centers. He enjoys working with people and ensuring they get what they need from their IT infrastructure. Lorenc is passionate about staying on top of IT trends, takes pride in being self taught, and loves "fixing things." He lives in Norwell with his wife and two daughters.
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