Upcoming Online Events

Weekly Men's Minyan & Discussion
Every Tuesday at 9:30 am
To participate, contact Alan Lilien at
Monthly Mussar Study Group
Wednesday, October 14 at 9:45 am
To participate, contact Trish Goldin at mmegoldin@att.net
Meditation with Cantor Hass
Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm
Tanakh Study Group
Every Thursday at 10:15 am
To participate, contact Alan Lilien at
Shabbat Meditation
This Friday at 3:00 pm
Meditation and music with Cantor Hass
Shabbat Anything Goes!
Every Friday 4:00 pm
Join Sharon Amster Brown and Eric Shatzkin for a review of the week, fun chat about topics of interest, and a discussion with a special guest for the week.

Shabbat Services and Torah Study
Zoom Links:
We've set-up the Zoom links for Shabbat Services and Torah Study as recurring meetings, while we're observing from home. Links below will be able to be used weekly.
Friday Evening 6:30 pm:
Saturday Morning Torah Study 8:45 am:
Saturday Morning Shabbat Services 10:30 am
JJL: Weekly Social Justice Book Discussion
Discussion led by Cantor Hass
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Join with Cantor Hass for this discussion group, inspired by the staff conversation with Bishop Kenneth Ulmer in March. Chapters and themes of the book will be discussed each week.

The book or Kindle versions are available on Amazon:
Joys of Jewish Learning
Dr. Jill Baker, LBUSD Superintendent
An LBUSD Update and Vision for Excellence & Equity
This Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a special evening with LBUSD Superintendent Dr. Jill Baker. Dr. Baker’s presentation will provide participants with information on how the district is continuing to respond to the global pandemic and preparing for the future.

TI Reads One Book
Memento Park
Winner of the 2019 Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award, "Memento Park" is the story of a son who learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him.

We look forward to welcoming author, Mark Sarvas on October 28!

Get your copy of the book from the Temple Office for $17.
Meditative Morning Minyan (MMM) Experience
with Bill Shafton
Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 am
Join Bill Shafton via Zoom for the first in a series of meditative, musical morning minyan prayer experiences. The 35 minute prayer service will feature new music and contributions from the Temple Israel community. Collaboratively, we will explore the weekday morning prayer liturgy and encounter our own meaning and holy fun.

Family Havdalah Experience
Every Saturday at 7:30 pm
Celebrate Havdalah Rabbi Fox, Cantor Hass and Sharon Amster Brown.

Ritual Practices Message
The Hebrew word for grapevine is gefen; why do we pronounce it gafen in the blessing over wine, borei p’ri hagafen (“Creator of the fruit of the vine”)? Biblical Hebrew has a set of forms which are used only at the end of a sentence or before a major pause, and gafen is one of those. We see similar pausal forms in this week’s parsha (B’reishit), in the name lists in chapter 5. The Hebrew text contains the variants Jered~Jared, Methuselah~Methusalah, Lemech~Lamech; in all of these, the second form is used when the name appears at the end of a verse.
Jew It At Home
Social distancing does not mean social isolation.

Jewitathome.com is a curation of resources to create digital Jewish Community and live a Jewish life even when we cannot gather physically.
Created by your Clergy and staff at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Isaiah, University Synagogue, Temple Akiba of Culver City, Congregation Kol Ami, Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim, Sharsheret, ChaiVilliageLA, Temple Beth Am, Temple Judea, Culinary Kids Academy, Temple Israel of Long Beach, Theatre Dybbuk, Temple Beth Shalom of Long Beach, and Congregation Ner Tamid of Henderson, Nevada.

IMPORTANT REMINDER - The Rabbi and Cantor are available to help/counsel you in any way possible. If you want to make an appointment to talk to either Clergy, call the office and leave a message on their extension (Rabbi Fox ext. 214 or Cantor Hass ext. 213) or email Rabbi Fox at RabbiFox@tilb.org or Cantor Hass at CantorHass@tilb.org .
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