Weekly News Update: May 9, 2019

Shabbat Kedoshim
 
Friday, May 10
5:50 pm:  Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank and  Ma’ariv  led by H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
7:42 pm:  Shabbat candle lighting 
 
Saturday, May 11 
9:00 am:  Shabbat   morning services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Bar Mitzvah: Jesse Green
Sha h arit:   H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Readers:  Rabbi Dina Shargel, Marge Moline, Harold Kellner, Evie Wolfson and Jesse Green
Haftarah Reader:  Jesse Green                 
Sermon:  Rabbi Shai Held    
Musaf H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
10:45 am:  Sim h at  Shabbat (grades K-2) in Rooms D&E
10:45 am:  Rua h   on Shabbat (grades 3-5) in the Lower Level Conference Room 
11:00 am:  Tot Shabbat ln Tot Shabbat room
12:45 pm Parashat HaShavua  
                                 
Minhah :
5:00 pm:  H avurah  Minyan Seudah Sheliishit offsite
8:00 pm Min h ah  service in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
8:51 pm:   Havdalah


The Annual Congregational Meeting
will be held at Temple Israel Center
in Reception Hall 1 at 7:45 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019. 
Before the meeting begins, we will have a reception beginning at 7:00 pm
with wine, cheese and light snacks in appreciation of Interim Senior Rabbi Matt Futterman
for his year of outstanding service to TIC.  


Special Shabbat Service Honoring Rabbi Shargel
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Join us for a special tribute honoring Rabbi Dina Shargel in recognition of her many years of service to TIC. Click flyer for details.


Mazal Tov to
Rabbi Ari Isenberg, Man of the Year,
and Deborah Margolis, Youth of the Year
who were honored at the 16th Annual J. Harold Nissen FJMC Awards Dinner
that took place on May 5. 


Upcoming TIC Events
Annual Sisterhood Torah Fund Dinner
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:30 pm
Don't miss this event! TIC Sisterhood is proud to honor Diane Katz and make a special presentation to Reva Gershen Lowy at the MetroNorth Region/Hudson Valley Area of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Torah Fund Dinner at TIC. Paper registration only. RSVP required.

TIC Adults on the Move Day Trip to the Jewish Museum
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Experience the multi-sensory exhibits featuring the singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen. Join us for a day at the Jewish Museum that includes a coach bus ride, snacks, entry fee and docent-led tour. Click flyer for details. Please register here .

TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs (Ages 0-17)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00-10:00 pm
The next gathering of TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs will take place at TIC in Room 17. There will be an informal discussion and light snacks.

Monthly Contemplative Minyan
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Join Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber for a Sha h arit service that will deepen the rest and joy of Shabbat by opening our hearts and lifting our spirits. From 9:15-10:00 am in the Irene Schwebel Chapel. Click flyer for details.



Torah on Tap: Lion at the Fox
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7:00 pm
This is the final session of the season for our "Torah on Tap: Lion at the Fox" series. Join Rabbi Ari for some socializing and learning at the Brazen Fox Bar in White Plains. Click flyer for details.

Positively Israel Reception
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day - the Jewish National Fund and Temple Israel Center invite you to this special evening event. The featured guest speaker is Joel Chasnoff , a stand-up comedian and author. Taking place at TIC. Click flyer for details. RSVP here .

Emergency Request to Support Second Afghan Refugee Family
The Interfaith Council of New Americans Westchester (ICNA), of which TIC is a member, urgently needs your financial support to help resettle a second Afghan family who will be arriving at JFK on May 14, 2019. Please click here to donate (and select "ICNA") or mail a check to Temple Israel Center and write "ICNA" on the memo line.

Host Families Needed
The Jewish Agency for Israel is looking for a Westchester family to host a young Israeli for a semester. Click here for details on the Shinshinim program.
To apply to volunteer , click here .

Youth Group & Teen Events, Courses and Services
Kadima Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm
Fifth through seventh graders are invited to a Shabbat dinner with singing, Kabbalat Shabbat, delicious food and games. Taking place in the Youth Lounge. Click flyer for details and RSVP information.


Rising 8th and 9th Graders:
Community-Wide Moving Traditions Groups Information Session
Monday, May 13, 2019 - OFFSITE
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Several synagogues in Scarsdale and White Plains have come together to form one large Moving Traditions/ Shevet cohort for 8th and 9th graders. Come to an Information Session for parents and teens Monday, May 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Scarsdale Synagogue at 2 Ogden Road in Scarsdale. RSVP here to attend. To learn more about the program, click here.

Final 6th Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Brunch
Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:30 am-1:30 pm
For ALL 6th graders! Parents are welcome to join, but this activity is oriented toward the kids.The theme is "Big Brother Big Sister." For more information email us here .


Jewish LGBTQ Teens & Allies
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - OFFSITE
4:00-6:00 pm
Mosaic of Westchester invites you to join them for discussions and activities that celebrate LGBTQ and Jewish identities. Taking place at Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck. RSVP here . Click flyer for details.


TIC Teens Board Elections & Paint Party
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:00-6:30 pm
Youth (USY, Grades 8-12) are invited to attend board elections and a paint party at TIC. Click flyer for details and RSVP information.

Shavuot Cupcake Wars
NEW DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 pm-12:00 am
Join us for dinner, learning with Cantor Shoshi and a cupcake competition you won't forget! For grades 6-12. Click flyer for details. RSVP here .
Youth and Family Programming
H alutzim's Game Day
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00-1:30 pm
For all children in Grades K-2: Participate in a wide range of great games including Pokemon, Beyblades, Hedbandz, and more! Pizza lunch and fruit will be served. Click flyer for details. RSVP by May 16 - please email us here .

See Youth and Family Services schedule  here .
Ongoing Classes at TIC

Thursday Parashat Hashavua Class
Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:00-8:00 pm
Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank will delve into the weekly Torah portion with emphasis on major overall themes and some focus on specific sections of particular interest.


Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class - The Bible in Song
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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.


The Learning Institute
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for one or both sessions! Session one explores the writing of Philip Roth as it relates to the Jewish experience. Session two highlights the Books of Esther and Ruth . Click here for session details.


Breakfast & Learn
Friday, May 17, 2019
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.

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
The Politics of Poverty: How Public Policy Shapes the Lives of the Neediest
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30 pm
Join TIC and UJA-Federation for this important discussion at Young Israel of New Rochelle. David G. Greenfield, CEO of Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, will share how UJA and Met Council leverage diverse political priorities to secure resources for the most vulnerable - including more than a half-million New York Jews who live in/near poverty. TIC is an event partner. There is no charge to attend. Dessert reception and RSVP requested here .

Westchester Government Relations Briefing
Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:45 am
New York State Attorney General Letitia James will keynote at the annual Westchester Government Legislative Relations Briefing at Temple Israel Center. The event is co-sponsored by UJA-Federation and Westchester Jewish Council. There is no charge to attend but registration is requested. For details and online registration, please click here .
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
Adult Basketball in the TIC Gym
Adult basketball is open to all TIC members, with RSVP required. Open Sundays: 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Wednesdays: 8 pm - 10 pm; and Thursdays: 8 pm-10 pm.


Sisterhood Mah Jongg
Please join us for a game or two of mah jongg on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm. 


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. Click here if you'd like to request our services.


The  H esed Circle
Bikkur H olim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support  
Click here for more information. Questions? Email us here .
Nursery School
Bim Bam Open House
Friday, May 10, 2019 
Free - all are welcome! A pre-Shabbat class for children ages three and under. Join a Nursery School educator for Hebrew and Shabbat-related songs, stories and fun! Registration for fall session is now open. Click flyer for details.  


Babies & Bagels
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 
Join us for our next Babies & Bagels with Music Specialist Shara Yolkut. With live guitar music, instruments and props, Shara helps young children develop a love of music! Children and parents will be singing, clapping, dancing and having fun. Click flyer for details.


Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, May 31, 2019 
Please join us for a Nursery School service and dinner on Friday, May 31. There will be a short, musical and participatory Kabbalat Shabbat service in the chapel with Rabbi Ari and H azzan Shoshi. After the service, we will have a catered dinner. Register here . Click flyer for details.
Summer Camp 2019
Registration is now open for Ma h ane Rishon - My First Camp ! For toddlers, incoming 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s, it is the perfect option for a rich and wonderful camp experience.  Click here  for the Camp brochure.  Click here  to register online. 
Shorashim & H avurat Torah  
2019-2020 Registration
Online registration for Shorashim and H avurat Torah is now live!
Please click here to register.
Tuition information can be found here .
Click  here  for Shorashim News 
H avurat Torah End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
7:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the H avurat Torah 12th Grade Graduation and Celebration honoring all graduating TIC Teens and teen leaders. Click flyer for more details.

 
H avurah Minyan
Seudah Shelishit
May 11, 2019
5:00 pm
Come eat, sing, learn and hang out with the H avurah on Saturday May 11 at 5:00 pm. Learning will be led by Rabbi Matt Futterman offsite. Contact the synagogue office for details.

Upcoming 2019 H avurah Minyan Dates
Saturday, May 18 - Shabbat Morning

Friday, May 31 - Kabbalat Shabbat Under the Stars
A Pot Luck Dinner (kosher dairy) to follow services offsite. Please contact the synagogue office for details.

Saturday, June 1 - Shabbat Morning

Saturday, June 15 - Shabbat Morning
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