October 23, 2018/5779
6th & 7th grade Shul-in trip to Fenway this past weekend
Calendar On the Calendar
18 Heshvan, 5779
Torah portion:
Genesis 18:1-22:24

Haftarah portion:

II Kings 4:1-37
Friday, October 26
5:00 p.m. Shabbat Mishpachah

6:00 p.m. Studio Shabbat 

Murray Rose Finard will chant Qiddush

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, October 27
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Mazel tov! Murray Rose Finard will become a Bar Mitzvah
Life Cycle Events

We mourn the loss of:
Gerald Schuster
October 17, 2018 (8 Cheshvan, 5779)
Husband of Elaine Schuster
Father of Scott (Heidi), Mark (Audrey), Todd (Laurie), and Jodi Labourene
Grandfather of  Nikki Schuster O'Brien (Keegan), Lyz Schuster, John Schuster, Jessie Schuster, Alexandra Schuster (Alex Sloane),  Carly Schuster (Marc Kalman) Lindsey Schuster, Katie Schuster, and Drew Labourene

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.
Anat Hoffman: "If You See Something, Say Something"
with Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel; No Cost
Temple Israel is honored to welcome Anat Hoffman and If You See Something, Say Something: An invitation to speak up when Israel strays away from its own declared vision. Israel's Declaration of Independence ensures social and political rights to all of Israel's inhabitants irrespective of religion, race, or sex; freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture; and a country that will safeguard the holy places of all religions. There are instances where Israel goes off course. What should diaspora Jews do? In this presentation Hoffman will suggest an action guide for the perplexed on how we can support the Israeli movements for justice.

Follow this event on Facebook. No registration required. This program has been made possible by the Smith Family Innovation Fund in Honor of Rabbi Ronne Friedman
This Shabbat: Arts, Music, and Creativity
Studio Shabbat
with Deb Putnoi and Natalya Bernstein
Qabbalat Shabbat, Friday, October 26, 6:00 p.m. No cost.
Join thousands of art lovers and advocates as we celebrate the 4th annual MassCreative's #ArtsMatterDay. During our Qabbalat Shabbat service, we will each have a chance to try our hand at crafting art and connecting to Judaism and our Jewish journeys in a new, artistic way. All art materials are provided; wear something you don't mind getting messy. All families welcome!
Shabbat Mishpachah
Families with children of all ages are welcome! The Village, Religious School, and Day School communities are all invited! 

5:00 p.m. Gather in Levi Auditorium for taco-bar pre-neg and pre-Shabbat activities
5:45 p.m. Music, Children's Blessing, and Challah with the Temple Israel Clergy
6:00 p.m. Join the congregation for a special "Studio Shabbat"
Registration for the Fall semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning is now open! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and follow CAJL on Facebook!
Becoming Jewish
with Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbinic Intern Jessica Lowenthal 
Thursdays, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (before
Introduction to Judaism). No cost.
Join us for lively conversation on major themes that emerge in the conversion
process. Register.
"Modern Loss," in Conversation with Rebecca Soffer
with Rebecca Soffer
Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. No cost.
Join Modern Loss co-founder (and co-author of the new book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.Rebecca Soffer for an evening of community and no-holds-barred conversation, moderated by Rabbi Suzie Jacobson, about loss-the bad, the good, the ugly, and even the hilarious. Bring your insights, your experiences, and, of course, your questions. Read more.
Spiritual Activism: A Shabbaton Retreat
with Rabbi David Jaffe and the Temple Israel Clergy
Friday, November 16, at  6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at The Endicott House; cost: $250
Come on this special Shabbat retreat to explore how social justice, Jewish spirituality, and inner development can be one integrated path and practice. We will learn, eat, talk, sing, meditate, pray, and play together as we build our community of social change leaders. This retreat is designed for those engaged in social justice activity or leadership. The retreat will be led by Rabbi David Jaffe, founder of The Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project and author of the National Jewish Book Award Winner Changing the World From the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change.  Register.
Burstein Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Jonathan Weisman
After tweeting an excerpt from an editorial about the rise of fascist tendencies in the US, Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor of The New York Times and author of (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump, found himself the target of the "alt-right." He received a tidal wave of online hate, which forced him to face the startling state of American antisemitism. Read more.

Friday, November 30, at 6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat
Join us for our Qabbalat Shabbat service, featuring a presentation by Jonathan Weisman.  A festive oneg to follow.

Saturday, December 1
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Join us as we learn from the research and personal experiences Jonathan Weisman shares in (((Semitism))).

4:00 p.m. Havdalah, Wine & Cheese

Join us for a panel conversation with ADL Boston Executive Director Robert Trestan and ADL National Chair Esta Epstein and moderated by Rabbi Elaine Zecher, as we consider our community's recent and current responses to today's antisemitism and the steps we can take going forward.
fycThe Village for Families with Young Children
LGBTQ & Village Families Celebrate Shabbat
Friday, November 2 at Temple Israel of Boston
5:00 p.m  Pre-neg Dinner 
6:00 p.m. TI Qabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 p.m.

Join the Temple Israel LGBTQ community as we host our first ever joint Family Shabbat Program with Keshet and the Village for Families with Young Children. We will gather in Slater Lounge at 5:00 p.m. for a family friendly Shabbat pre-neg dinner, and a chance to mix and mingle and meet other LGBTQ families in the Boston Jewish community. Those who'd like can join the Qabbalat Shabbat service with the greater Temple Israel community at 6:00 p.m. Contact Shoshanna Goldberg for more information.
newsTemple Israel's Making Headlines
October 23, 2018
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization hosts event to hold election candidates accountable
Boston Globe - with a delegation of over 150 TI members

October 19, 2018
We Are Still In: One Congregation's Fight Against Climate Change
RAC - featuring the Green Team and written by TI member Joan Rachlin
Community Events
The Urgency of Now: Strengthening Your Congregation Through the Pursuit of Justice, with Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  at Temple Israel of Boston
Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center and Senior Vice President for the Union for Reform Judaism, for a session on how congregations can bring justice closer to the center of congregational life. This session will also offer participants an opportunity to reflect on their congregation's social justice priorities and think about how justice work can strengthen their community through leadership development and building skills that will allow our community to take action on issues that our community most deeply cares about. Since Rabbi Pesner will be speaking shortly after the mid-term elections, he will offer some analysis and lay out opportunities going forward. RSVP.

The event is for the URJ Communities of Eastern MA, RI, and Southern NH.
Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.