Weekly News Update: January 10, 2019
Shabbat  Bo

This weekend Rabbi Ari Isenberg joins us as a candidate for the Senior Rabbi position
Friday, January 11
4:27 pm:  Shabbat candle lighting
4:35 pm: : Min h ah / Kabbalat Shabbat/ Ma’ariv in the Milstein Sanctuary, Rabbi Ari Isenberg giving D’var Torah and leading elements of services along with H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg

 Saturday, January 12                     
9:00 am:  Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary     
Shaharit:    H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Readers:  Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank, Sarah Grand, Rabbi Ari Isenberg, Marge Moline, Rabbi Harry Pell, Rabbi Dina Shargel and Petra Zucker 
Haftarah Reader:  Petra Zucker          
Sermon:   Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Musaf Rabbi Ari Isenberg                      
10:45 am:  Sim h at  Shabbat (for children grades K-2 and their parents) in rooms D & E  
10:45 am:   Rua h   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
Approximately 1:00-2:00 pm: Community Question and Answer Session in the Milstein Sanctuary with Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Approximately 1:00-2:00 pm: Supervised activities for children in the Lower Level Conference Room 
Min h ah service:
4:40 pm:   Minhah services followed by Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Ari Isenberg in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:38 pm:  Havdalah

In addition, tomorrow morning, Friday, January 11, Rabbi Isenberg will be visiting with our Nursery School children. Following his visit will be an education-focused Q and A session with parents of school-aged children. Rabbi Isenberg will also meet with teens, staff and various leadership committees throughout the weekend. 

Rabbi Isenberg's resume can be found in the Members' section of the TIC website (click here to sign in). 

Your input in the Rabbi Search process is critical. We will be reaching out to you to complete a survey at the end of the weekend. You should also feel free to personally reach out to any member of the Rabbi Search Committee. We very much want to hear from you!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at as many events as possible. This is a terrific opportunity for each of us to learn about our candidate and for our candidate to see what a wonderful and welcoming community we are.
Upcoming visits with Senior Rabbi Candidates
The Rabbi Search Committee has invited these candidates to join us on future dates:

January 18-20: Rabbi Michael Fel
January 25-27: Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz
February 1-3 : Rabbi Annie Tucker

Resumes can be found on the Members' section of the TIC website. We hope you'll be able to make time to meet each of our candidates.
Join us the Annual Gala and Fundraiser!
Saturday Evening, March 16, 2019

Invitation to follow
TIC Hosts Rhea Siers for Shabbat Dinner, Talk and Q&A
“The US-Israel National Security Alliance:
A Success Story”
Friday, January 18, 2019, Dinner starts at 6:00 pm after services.
Rhea Siers, former Deputy Associate Director for Policy at the National Security Agency, brings a multifaceted approach to the Middle East, cybersecurity and national security issues. Registration required  here  by January 13.

The JTS Gladstein Conference 
will be held at Temple Israel Center 
Friday, January 25, 
through Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Click on flyer for details and here for schedule.

Upcoming TIC Events
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Please join the H avurah Minyan for a Tu B'Shvat Seder. There will be traditional Tu B'Shvat snacks and a separate activity for our younger members. After a break for Ma'ariv , dinner will be served. RSVP here.
TIC Day of  H esed/Celebrate Tu B'Shevat
Monday, January 21, 2019
Come celebrate Tu B'Shevat and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of meaningful community services and learning activities. Please RSVP  here .

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado
Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

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 Group & Teen Events, Courses and Services
Teen Shabbat Dinner
This Friday! January 11, 2019
Join us for our first Shabbat dinner of 2019!
Please RSVP here .

Teens Together: The Important Role of Jewish Youth During the Holocaust
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Take an in depth look at the impact of Jewish youth during the Holocaust.
Please RSVP here .
* Additional Mini-Course Dates: Thursday February 7; Thursday, March 14; Thursday, April 11 Join us for any or all classes!

Teen Trip to Israel
February 14-24, 2019
Calling all teens in 11th and 12th Grades: This Trip's for You! Join Director of Teen Engagement Cantor Melissa Berman in Israel this February for a trip of a lifetime!
Registration can be found  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 by January 15 here .

Game Truck Night 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Grades 6-8
TIC Kadima Members: $15, Non TIC Kadima Members: $20
RSVP here .

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Service Trip 
Sunday, February 17-Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Presidents' Week)
Hosted by JTeen Leadership. For more details email Rachel Glickensein here .
For teens Grade 8 (with parents, mandatory)
For teens Grade 9-12 (with parents, optional)
Youth and Family Programming
See Youth and Family Services schedule here .
Shabbat Hamudim with TIC clergy and special guests
Friday, February 15, 2019
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 every month .

Ongoing Classes at TIC
Tonight! Tefilah Lab: Mechanics and Meaning of the Siddur
Thursdays after minyan, 8:15 pm and Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm
Join us for this davening class! On Thursdays, H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg and participants will join together with a hevruta learning-partner to work on any prayer goals you may have and in workshopping our Tefilah skills. On Mondays, Gladstein Rabbinic Intern Ariana Capptauber will spend time deep-diving into various prayers, discussing their history and how we might find personal meaning in them today. All levels welcome, from beginners to experts.
Tonight! Thursday 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.
Next class is January 18: Breakfast and Learn-The Intersection of Jewish Ritual and Ethics 
Taught by Rabbi Dina Shargel, 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
Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited. 8:00 am in the library.
This Sunday Mornings: Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class
The Bible in Song
Sunday, January 13, with Rabbi Dina Shargel  

Click here for more information.
Lion at the Fox: Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday, January 21, 2019
Join Rabbi Ari for some socializing, learning and discussion.
Dor l'Dor An Intergenerational Literary Program at the TIC Nursery School 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Learning with Rabbi Ari, open to all!  Monthly coffee and conversation. 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
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 Parashat HaShavua. 
Greater Community-Wide Events
JTS Teen Summit: Leadership Towards a Better Future
A Day of Learning and Dialogue for Future College Students
Sunday, January 27, 2019 
10:00 am-3:00 pm   
Last call to register for Teen Summit 2019! On January 27, teenagers from across North America will join together for a day of learning and dialogue about civil discourse, advocacy, and leadership. Register now .

Being the Parents We Mean to Be
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
7:30 pm
A parenting discussion taking place in New Rochelle, NY that will provide strategies for raising happy children with strong Jewish values. Based on Richard Weissbourd’s book, The Parents We Mean To Be , Carmel Academy’s Head of School Nora Anderson will lead this parent education program. RSVP here and receive additional information. Additional Carmel Academy events can be found here .

"What Matters" Caring Conversations About the End of Life
Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm
An initiative in the Jewish community of New York that highlights the importance of advance care planning. In this time of increasingly sophisticated medical technology, it is all the more important that each of us feel assured that our healthcare wishes will be known, respected, and honored. Free. For more info and to register, click here . *Additional Dates: Wednesday, February 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm and Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom by Ariel Burger
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel's classroom where Wiesel challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. Taking place at Young Israel of Scarsdale, NY. Register here .

Celebrate Israel with JNF
Saturday, January 26, 2019
7:30 pm
Calling all young professionals! JNF's mid-winter reception will take place in Stamford, CT and feature Lt. Col. Tiran Attia. Email for more information and to RSVP here .

Join Jewish LGBTQ & Allies in 8th-12th Grades
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Eighth-12th graders from the Westchester area will gather for discussions and activities that celebrate our LGBTQ and Jewish identities. Details here . *Additional Dates: March 24, May 19, and Pride Parade in June.

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Monday, February 11, 2019
10:00 am - Noon
Co ngregation B'nai Yisrael, 2 Banksville Road, Armonk, NY. Register here .

The Button Man by Andrew Goss
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Temple Israel Centerl, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY. Register here .
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
The  Hesed Circle
Bikkur H olim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support  
Click here more information. Questions? Email us here .

Sisterhood Book Club
The next meeting is Wednesday, January 16 at 7:45 pm . Call the synagogue for location. We will be reading the book, A Gentleman in Moscow  written by Amor Towles. 

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 7:30 to 9:30 pm. 

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. View details here .
Nursery School
Winter Cocktail Party
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:00-10:00 pm

Attendance is free but RSVP is required by January 24. RSVP here .
Babies & Bagels  
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  
"Raising a Calm Child" Mindfulness is important and beneficial at any age! 9:15-10:30 am. If you are interested in learning more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact Nursery School Director Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800, x126. 
Starbucks and Schmoozing
On Fridays from 8:00-9:00 am, 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. Age appropriate family shabbat study materials will be available for families to take home. Stop by for coffee, grab a family booklet and schmooze and study with us. We hope to see you there!
Magical Mondays  
Beginning January 28, 2019
Tell your friends: We will be having FREE Drop-in play time from 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 three 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. 
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 wasn't quite ready for a separated program in September? Then we have a program for you! Join our Turning Two Class starting in February, taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-11:00 am. Click flyer for details.
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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 .  
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