December 18 , 2018/5779
Musical guest Dan Nichols singing with our FJECC Preschool, Village for Families with Young Children, and Religious School kids.
Calendar On the Calendar
14 of Tevet, 5779
Torah portion:
Haftarah portion:
I Kings 2:1 - 2:12
Friday, December 21
6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat

Baby Naming of Ari Samuel Shief Needle, son of  Jordana Shief Needle and Jarrod Needle 

(Watch Live Stream)
Saturday, December 22
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study 

Sam Starobin will receive a 95th birthday blessing
Life Cycle Events
We celebrate the birth of:
Emerson Joyce Young
October 26, 2018
Mark and Torrey Young (parents)

Emiliano Noe Arond Jimenez
December 11, 2018
Elisa Arond and William Jimenez (parents)
Dr. David and Caroly (z'l) (grandparents)

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.
Impact Investing with TI's Racial Justice Initiative
TONIGHT: Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Avenue

Join TIkkun Central's Racial Justice Initiative for an educational session on impact investing.  We will welcome staff from Blue Hub Capital for a conversation about aligning your values with your investments. This session will provide us with:
  • An overview of the range of impact investments
  • Access to experienced professionals' perspectives on aligning your investing with your values
  • Opportunities to meet other Temple members and explore impact investing opportunities together
  • Opportunities to get started!
Whether you have attended sessions before or this is your first one, we hope to see you there! If you plan to attend,  RSVP here.
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Shabbat Tzedek - Save the Date!
Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, we will welcome Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley as our 2019 Shabbat Tzedek speaker. Pressley is an advocate, policy-maker, activist, and survivor. In 2009, she won election to the Boston City Council, marking the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history. On November 6, 2018, Pressley was elected to represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in Congress; she is first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress.  

See who else is planning to come, and stay tuned for more details on the full MLK weekend programming. 
MLK Day of Service with Boston Cares
On Monday, January 21, participate with the Temple Israel community in a Day of Service with  Boston Cares  as part of MLK Weekend. This opportunity is open to participants of all ages. Registration is required, and spots are going fast! Please contact Tali Puterman for more information. 
Mitzvah-Mobiles (and drivers!) Needed for Rosie's Runs
Temple Israel is trying to do its part to reduce food waste, but we need your help in order to sustain this effort. We are looking for 8-12 members who would be willing to pick up trays of food at TI and take them to Rosie's Place or the Pine Street Inn.  The food has to be delivered quickly to avoid spoilage, so those who volunteer should have flexible schedules. Don't worry about "heavy lifting," as the staff at both TI and Rosie's or Pine Street load and unload.  If you'd like to be part of this mitzvah-mobile corps, please contact Joan Rachlin.
Registration for the Fall semester of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning is open! Be sure to see the full list of courses, register, and follow CAJL on Facebook!
Exploring the Ethics of Touch through Dance
with Ilya Vidrin of Reciprocity Collaborative
Sundays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., January 6, 13, 27
Cost: $75 (members) or $105 (non-members)
What can we learn about ethical, social practice from movement? Inspired by movement practices such as the Tango, Swing, and Latin/Ballroom, we will investigate what it means to partner. 

Ilya grew up at Temple Israel. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Fellowship, Bok Fellowship, Live Arts Boston Grant, and Byron Fellowship, and has been an artist-in-residence at AREA, Jacob's Pillow, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

This workshop will focus on basic weight-shifting patterns to practice leaning, gliding, and supporting each other through movement. Comfortable clothing recommended, no previous dance experience necessary. Register.

The Art of Connection, Featuring Ilya Vidrin, Vibeke Toft, and Charlotte Jorgensen
The Art of Connection, Featuring Ilya Vidrin, Vibeke Toft, and Charlotte Jorgensen

The Ancient Law, A Silent Movie Accompanied by Live Music by Alicia Svigals & Donald Sosin
Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Temple Israel of Boston
Baruch, a rabbi's son, yearns to become an actor so, against his father's wishes, leaves his shtetl for the Vienna stage. But success cannot quell Baruch's guilt and longing for home. A precursor to The Jazz Singer, The Ancient Law is one of the first films to have addressed the subject of assimilation and features visually stunning depictions of shtetl life. This gem of German-Jewish cinema will be shown with live musical accompaniment by the extraordinary violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin (who accompanied The Yellow Ticket in Boston in 2013). This program is a partnership with Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Buy tickets here.
TILLI - Temple Israel's Lifelong Learning Institute
TILLI is excited to offer Bridge and Mah Jongg on Thursday, December 20, and January 3, 10, 17, and 24  from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck
Shalom Cantor Einhorn: Celebratory Year 5780
This past Spring, we wrote you to let you know that our beloved Cantor will retire June 30, 2020. Though it makes us sad, we also know that there is much to celebrate. Now that his retirement is 18 months away, we have a lot of celebrating and honoring to plan and experience. We will be celebrating Cantor Einhorn in 2020!

Cantor Einhorn Victory Tour to Greece and Israel ( January 30 - February 9, 2020)
Team Captains: Michael Zimman and Ellen Rovner
Stepping Out 2020 in Honor of Cantor Roy Einhorn ( February 29, 2020)
Team Captains: TBD
Celebration Weekend: Our past associate and senior rabbis as well as the cantors he has mentored already have the date on their calendars!  (April 24 & 25, 2020)
Team Captains: Susan Michaels and Susan Ridker
Wyner Museum Exhibit to Showcase a Brilliant Cantorate  (Opening Winter 2020)
Team Captains: Pam Goodman and Harriet Greenfield
Fundraising in Honor of Cantor Einhorn
Team Captains: TBD

If you would like to be involved,  please choose your team(s) of interest here  or email us at
Preparation for the Cantorial Search
As we prepare to search and interview candidates this coming summer and fall, we want to make sure that our Temple Israel members' thoughts and voices are integral to the process. 
There will be a number of opportunities to reflect and to speak together as a community. The first opportunities are scheduled for the following dates:
At Temple Israel, no registration:
  • Sunday, January 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Focused on Religious School parents and members of Leadership Council
  • Friday, February 1 following Qabbalat Shabbat for an Oneg conversation
  • Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. Shabbat morning following Torah study  
In-home salons, registration required, times TBD: 
  • Wednesday, February 6: Focused on adults
  • Thursday, February 7: Focused on parents of teens/college students 
  • Wednesday, February 20: Focused on adults
  • Friday, March 1 after Shabbat Sing (at Temple Israel): Focused on families with younger children
  • Saturday, March 2 after Thank Goodness It's Shabbat (at Temple Israel): Focused on families with younger children
  • Thursday, March 7: Focused those with upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah age children in the next few years
Temple Israel's Making Headlines
December 11, 2018
Boston Magazine

"People say, 'My spirituality is meditation,' and then they come, and they say, 'You do meditation here?' or 'You do tai chi here?' or 'You do yoga?'" Zecher says. "We recognize that there are lots of different ways people have on-ramps into the religious world."
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