Weekly News Update: February 21, 2019
Shabbat  Ki Tissa
Friday, February 22
5:18 pm:  Shabbat candle lighting
5:35 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi Ari Isenberg and Ma'ariv led by Sophie Stein in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
 Saturday, February 23                     
9:00 am: Families and their children are invited to join Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Shaharit:   Ethan Stein 
Torah Readers:   Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank, Rabbi Miles Cohen, Georgia Davis, Marge Moline and Rabbi Dina Shargel
Haftarah Reader:  Uri Cohen                   
Sermon: Rabbi Shai Held     
Musaf : Rabbi Ari Isenberg
9:15 am: Contemplative service with Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
Minhah :
5:20 pm: Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel , followed by Seudah Shelishit  
6:28 pm:  Havdalah

Mi Sheberak h Prayer for Healing
The custom to pray for those in need of healing dates back centuries. Our clergy has unveiled a new system for how the reading of the names will be managed to create more regular contact between our Clergy and H esed volunteers and those of you praying for a loved one. Details are on flyers by the Milstein Sanctuary doors. Contact us with questions.
New! Contemplative Sha h arit service with Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow
Ariana Capptauber in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
Shabbat, February 23, at 9:15 am

TIC Teen Trip to Israel
Our TIC Teens are having a wonderful time in Israel
with Cantor Melissa Berman and Dr. Avi Marcovitz.

Upcoming TIC Events
Author Talk 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Dan Oren, the author of The Wedding Photo , will speak about the genealogical discoveries he uncovered when writing this collection of stories. Event is free.

Hartman Course at TIC—iEngage
Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:30-8:00 pm
Co-taught by Rabbi Futterman and Rabbi Isenberg, this exciting multimedia course examines the outlook for Israel’s future by exploring its past achievements and milestones. Additional courses on March 6 and 13; and April 3, 10 and 17.
Shabbat A Cappella Artist-In-Residence 
Shabbat, March 8-9, 2019
Queens College Hillel's professional Jewish a cappella group Tizmoret will be performing & teaching at TIC - at Kabbalat Shabbat and on Shabbat morning. Read about Tizmoret here . Register for dinner/workshop here .
Annual Gala & Fundraiser 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Online registration is live! Please join us for a wonderful evening as we honor Sandra & Dan Costin and Bree Schonbrun Dumain & Ian Dumain. Click here to register and for details.

Purim at TIC 
Be sure to place your Mishloa h Mano t order soon! Volunteers are needed to make our annual mishlo'a h manot project a success! From packing the bags to distributing them on the night of the megillah reading and throughout the week. Please volunteer here .
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Young families dinner & children's Megillah reading at 6:00 pm
Min h ah , followed by Ma'ariv & Megillah reading at 7:15 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The Purim Carnival will take place from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Morning of Learning 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Join us for a morning of learning to kick off the Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund for Jewish Learning, Thought and Culture. Come explore the dynamic relationship between Israel and the diaspora. From 9:00 am - 12:45 pm. Details to follow.
TIC Adults on the Move Day Trip to Jacob Burns Film Center
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Come see the movie The Interpreter , part of the Movie Matinee Jewish Film Festival. Join us for a day that includes brunch, movie talk, a coach bus ride and feature film. Register here --early reservations are encouraged.
Youth Group & Teen Events, Courses and Services
Teen Shabbat Dinner: For 8th-12th Graders
Friday, March 1, 2019
Join us for our next Shabbat dinner exclusively for 8th-12th Graders. Enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner and learning with Rabbi Matt and Chana Futterman from 6-8 pm in the Youth Lounge. Please RSVP here .

Midnight Run
Saturday, March 2, 2019
TIC Teens: Come to NYC with us for Midnight Run! We'll be distributing food, clothing, blankets and more to those in need.

Sixth Grade Mitzvah Project
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sixth Grade Families: Participate in another Mitzvah Project! Make Build-A-Value-Bears that will be donated to different organizations in New York. Meeting at TIC from 9:30-11:30 am in Rec Hall 1.

Child-Friendly Shabbat Evening Service
Friday, March 8, 2019
When the month of Adar arrives, we increase our joy! Join us as we celebrate our TIC kids on Shabbat at 5:30 pm. A delicious kiddush will follow.
Please register here.

Head to Broadway for Be More Chill !
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Join TIC Teen Together and WJC Teens as TIC heads to Broadway!
Register here .

Youth and Family Programming
There are no Youth and Family Services this weekend. Families and their children are invited to join Shabbat services at 9:00 am in the Milstein Sanctuary. For additional information, click here .
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Thursday Parashat Hashavua Class
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00-8:00 pm
The class will delve into the weekly Torah portion with emphasis on major overall themes as well as some focus on specific sections of particular interest. Led by Rabbinic Intern Mitch Blank in the TIC library.
The Learning Institute
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Spring session registration starts at 9:15 am. Classes are from 9:30-12 noon.
The Spring semester kicks off with session one diving into the writing of Philip Roth as it relates to the Jewish experience. Session two highlights the Books of Esther and Ruth - just in time for Purim and Shavuot!
Breakfast & Learn-Intersection of Jewish Ritual & Ethics 
Friday, March 15, 2019 (class is canceled for March 1)
7:50 am
Taught by Rabbi Dina Shargel, delve into a treasure trove of texts exploring the ethical underpinning of the ritual mitzvot.  Click flyer for details.
Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class - The Bible in Song
Sunday, March 10, 2019 (class is canceled for March 3)
9:45 am
Join a lively group of Hebrew-speaking adults and teens for an hour of music, reading, translation and discussion. Led by Rabbi Dina Shargel. Click flyer for details.
Lion At The Fox
Monday, March 25, 2019
7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Ari at the Brazen Fox Bar for some socializing, learning and discussion. Click flyer for details.
Weekly Saturday Parashat Hashavua Class
Learners in Grades K-5 are invited to join us in Rooms D and E to study the week's Torah portion.
Sunday Mornings: Lay-Led Talmud Class
Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited. 8:00 am in the library.
Greater Community-Wide Events
Empowerment Training for Jewish Women with Disabilities
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn how to take charge of your self-care and self-advocacy and advance the empowerment of Jewish women with disabilities. Held at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street. Event is free. Click here for information.

Private Screening of The Passengers
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00 pm
A documentary about the struggle of the final community of Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel. At the JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue @76th Street. Register here for $15 tickets or here for $75 VIP tickets.

Kadima Kinnus
March 1-2, 2019
Open to all 5th - 7th graders: A shabbat filled with fun, learning, and a taste of USY events. Taking place at ICCJ in Queens. Register here .

The Button Man by Andrew Goss
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Meet Author Andrew Goss as he discusses his book The Button Man . Taking Place here at Temple Israel Center. Register here .
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
The  H esed Circle
Bikkur H olim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support  
Click here more information. Questions? Email us here .

Help Further the Mission of the TIC Inclusion Committee
The TIC Inclusion Committee works on exploring and improving issues related to anyone who feels excluded in any way, including people with disabilities and learning differences, the LGBTQ community, or those experiencing mental health issues. Anyone who needs our services, please contact TIC Director of Inclusion Michelle Steinhart here .

Sisterhood Mah Jongg
Sisterhood holds mah jongg games on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm. 
Nursery School
Registration is Open! 
Nursery School Registration for the 2019-2010 school year is open. To register, click here . For tuition rates, click here . Please remember that enrollment is subject to availability and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Magical Mondays  
Monday, February 25, 2019
FREE Drop-in play time from 9:00-10:00 am, come play and make new friends! Click flyer for details. 
Bim Bam
Friday, March 1, 2019 
A pre-Shabbat class for children ages three and under. Join a Nursery School educator along with special visits from TIC clergy for Hebrew and Shabbat-related songs, stories, friends and fun! We end every class with Shabbat blessings including lighting the candles, kiddush and hamotzi. Click flyer for details.  
Starbucks and Schmoozing (no schmoozing this week)
Friday, March 1
Join Nursery School Director Patty Goldstick along with Director of Family Engagement Dr. Avi Marcovitz for Starbucks coffee and a different gastronomic treat each week. Stop by for coffee, grab a family booklet and schmooze and study with us. Click flyer for details.
Babies and Bagels
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 
Join nationally recognized nutrition expert Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN from 9:15-10:30 am at TIC. This mom of two NS graduates is expert in developing nutritious and delicious recipes and will share healthy eating tips and answer questions about meal planning, healthy snacks and more. Click flyer for details.    
Shorashim will return next week.
H avurat Torah
We are enriching our learning by offering more text-based classes next semester, including a weekly parasha class with Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank and a Tefillah class with Hazzan Shoshi, Please take a look at our   course catalogue  and make your course selections here .