Weekly News Update: December 13, 2018 
Shabbat Vayyigash
Friday, December 14
4:08 pm:  Shabbat candle lighting
4:20 pm: Havurah Minyan Kabbalat Shabbat off-site at the Konikoff home  
4:25 pm:  Minhah/Kabbalat Shabba/Ma'ariv  services with Rabbi Matt Futterman and Rabbi Dina Shargel in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:50 pm: Kabbalat  Shabbat and Ma'ariv with Rabbi Ari Isenberg in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
*(for address please email amylstein@gmail.com)  
Saturday, December 15                                   
9:00 am:  Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Bat Mitzvah: Rachel Vardi 
Sermon: Rabbi Shai Held          
Shaharit:   Cantor Jack Mendelson
Torah Readers: Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank, Joshua Brunnlehrman, Marge Moline, Rabbi Dina Shargel and Rachel Vardi
Haftarah Reader:  Rachel Vardi    
Musaf:       Cantor Jack Mendelson                    
10:45 am:  Simhat Shabbat (for children grades K-2 and their parents) in rooms D & E  
10:45 am:  Ruah on Shabbat (for children grades 3-5) in Lower Level Conference Room
11:00 am: Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room  
12:45 pm:  Parashat HaShavua in rooms D & E
Min hah
4:15 pm:  Minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:17 pm:  Havdalah
Upcoming TIC Events and Programs

This Shabbat! Shabbat Afternoon Cafe
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Café from 1:00-4:00 pm, Teaching 1:00-1:45 pm

The Great Roberto Magic Show!

Come one, come all! Everyone is welcome! 
Thursday, December 27 at 10:00 am
RSVP here

Eat Pray Learn Shabbat Author Series

Friday, January 4, 2019
A River Could be a Tree by Angela Himsel
Services at 5:30 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm (prior reservation required); book talk at 7:15 pm
 Register  here

TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 
The next gathering of the year of TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs ages 0-17 is Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 pm. There will be an informal discussion and light snacks.  
For location and more information contact the synagogue office.
Upcoming Youth Groups & Teen Events and Services

Teen Shabbat Dinner
Friday night, January 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for our first Shabbat dinner of 2019, click flyer for details and for RSVP information

TIC Teens Together Mini-Course:
The Important Role of Jewish Youth During the Holocaust 
Join our Director of Family Engagement, Dr.  Avi Marcovitz--who worked at Yad Vashem and who is doing his PhD in Holocaust studies--to take an in depth at the impact of Jewish youth during the Holocaust.
When: Thursdays January 17, February 7, March 14, April 11 at 5:00 pm (join us for any or all classes!) 
Where: Golden Horseshoe Starbucks in Scarsdale (1170 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). 
Cost: Free to TIC Teens. Bring money for drinks and/or snacks.  
This course is geared to high school teens in 9-12 grades but interested and mature teens in 7th and 8th are invited to participate. RSVP to Cantor Melissa Berman at m.berman@templeisraelcenter.org

Teen Trip to Israel
TIC 11th & 12th Graders:
Join Rabbi Ari and Director of Teen Engagement Cantor Melissa Berman in Israel this  February 14-24, 2019  All TIC teens in 11th and 12th grades-this trip's for you!
Registration can be found  here  on the website. 
Join TIC Teens Together and WJC Teens as we head to Broadway for Be More Chill
Tuesday, March 26-4:00 pm, meet outside the WJC,175 Rockland Avenue, Mamaroneck
Showtime: 7:00 pm in NYC. Register here.
Join Our TIC Teen Babysitter List!
Families in our community are looking to hire  teen babysitters! If your family is looking for a babysitter or if you as a  teen (in grades 9-12) would like to be added to our list of interested babysitters, contact Cantor Melissa at  m.berman@templeisraelcenter.org 
See Youth and Family services schedule here .
There will be no Family Shabbat Services on December 29 (winter break). Instead, children and parents are invited to join the services in the Milstein Sanctuary on that day.

This Sunday! Don't forget all 6th, 7th &8th grade parents and children are invited to participate this Sunday for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah brunch, December 16, from 9:30-11:30 am in a Tikkun Olum Activity sorting medical supplies for the NGO, Afya. The program will start promptly a 9:30 with breakfast and an introduction by Rabbi Tucker.
Third Fridays: Shabbat Hamudim with TIC clergy and special guests
Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children.  Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the Third Friday of every month.
Third Fridays: Next date if December 21  
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Room 19, the classroom across from the library
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Lion at the Fox: Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday evening, January 21 at 7:00 pm
Brazen Fox, White Plains
Join Rabbi Ari for some socializing, learning and discussion. Next date is January 21.
Dor l'Dor An Intergenerational Literary Program at the TIC Nursery School 
Learning with Rabbi Ari, open to all!   Monthly coffee and conversation
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday morning,  January 21
Tonight! Thursday, December 13: Parashat Hashavua Class 
7:00-8:00 PM in the library
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.
No class on Thursday December 20 and 27. Class resumes January 3, 2019.  
Tomorrow! Breakfast and Learn:  The Intersection of Jewish Ritual and Ethics 
Taught by Rabbi Dina Shargel. Next class is tomorrow, Friday, December 14. 
Delve into a treasure trove of texts exploring the ethical underpinning of the ritual mitzvot.  Click on the flyer for dates and 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
8:00 am in the library
Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited.
Sunday Mornings: Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class
The Bible in Song
Please note: Next class is Sunday, January 13, with Rabbi Dina Shargel 
View flyer for more information.

Tuesdays Mornings: The Learning Institute
SESSION 1: 9:30-10:45 am The Immigrant and European Worlds of Our Fathers...and Our Mothers
SESSION 2: 10:50 am-12:00 noon The Holocaust, Not Again!  View flyer for dates and details. 
Greater Community-Wide Events

This Sunday: 5 Synagogues of White Plains presents: 
A 13-Year Old Terrorist and Campus BDS
December 16, view flyer for details

Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble Concert
December 27
For more information view website here.  

Hadar Singing Communities Intensive
December 24-27
See details  here

This Sunday: Join Jewish LGBTQ & Allies in 8th-12th Grades

8th-12th graders from the Westchester area will gather for discussions and activities that celebrate our LGBTQ and Jewish identities.

December 16, January 27, March 24, May 19, and Pride Parade in June.

JBL Jewish Basketball League

Still time to join!
Teams aren't formed until mid-December, your child won't miss a beat!
View flyer for details.
Tomorrow, Friday! Starbucks and Schmoozing in the Nursery School
Fridays from 8:00-9:00 am, Starbucks and Schmoozing in the Nursery School! Join Patty along with Avi Marcovitz, TIC Director of Family Engagement, for Starbucks coffee and a different gastronomic treat each week. Take home age appropriate family shabbat study materials will be available. Stop by for coffee, grab a family booklet and go or stay to schmooze and study with us. We hope to see you there!
Magical Mondays at TIC!  
Tell Your Friends: We will be having FREE Drop-in play time. Starting January 28, 9:00-10:00 am. Come play and make new friends! 
Click flyer for details. 
Bim Bam
Bim Bam is a pre-Shabbat class for children ages 3 and under. Join Nursery School teacher, Jonina Steiner, along with special visits from TIC clergy for Hebrew and Shabbat-related  songs, stories, friends and so much fun!  We end every class with Shabbat blessings including lighting the candles, kiddush and hamotzi. Click flyer for details. 
Babies & Bagels 
"Raising a Calm Child" Mindfulness is important and beneficial at any age!
Tuesday, January 15, 9:15-10:30 am 
If you are interested in learning more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact the Nursery School Director,  Patty Goldstick  or call  914-948-2800, x126

Turning 2 Program 
Starting February 2019!
Did your child just miss the cut off date to join our 2s program? Or did you think your child was not quite ready for a separated program in September? Then we have a program for you! Join our Turning Two Class starting February, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-11:00 am. Click on the flyer more information.
Click here for Shorashim News.
Havurat Torah News
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.  
Ongoing TIC Initiatives

Hesed Circle
Bikkur Holim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support   
Click here more information.  Questions? Email mail us at HesedCircle@templeisraelcenter.org.

The next meeting is Wednesday, January 16.  Book title to be announced. 

Mathilde's Mentionables
On behalf of the TIC Sisterhood, and part of an ongoing initiative by the Women's League (named in honor of its founder, Mathilde Schecter), we are collecting new (preferable) or very lightly used bras to help improve the lives of women in homeless shelters and in battered women's shelters. Donation box is located in the synagogue office.  Update: We have collected 40 bras so far, and they will be delivered to My Sister's Place. Thank you for helping with this  hesed project! Please continue to support this effort! 


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 Michelle Steinhart, TIC's Director of Inclusion, at  m.steinhart@templeisraelcenter.org .


Sisterhood holds mah jongg games on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm

"We play for tzedakah/charity, one game at a time."  Players need not be Sisterhood or Temple Israel Center members. 
We play year-round, except for holidays and when the synagogue is closed.
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Support fellow congregants who want to pray in a community as well as those who are saying Kaddish.  It is an act of great kindness. We gather in the lrene Schwebel Chapel at 7:10 am Monday-Friday, at 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday.   Check our calendar for minyanim times on Shabbat.    

To join the minyan corps, contact
- Support TIC mourners during shiva week by being part of shiva minyanim. To participate in this act of hesed, email Caren Zelicof. 

- Celebrating a simhah or remembering a loved one? You can share the commemoration by sponsoring a Shabbat kiddush. Email  Kelly Kressler or call her at 914-948-2800 x111.

- Dedicating one or more copies of Siddur Lev Shalem and/or Etz Hayim Humash is another great way to commemorate a yahrtzeit or to celebrate a simhah. Click here to get started. 

- Birthday parties are great fun at TIC! For gym or room rental details, email   Kelly Kressler.

- Share your good news with the TIC community. Email Susan Galla with details about your
s'mahot, or call her at 914-948-2800 x112.