Weekly News Update Web
August 2, 2018
Shabbat Ekev 
Friday, August 3
5:50 pm: Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
(Note: This week we go back to the regular Friday evening service time of 5:50 pm) 
7:48 pm: Candle lighting 
Saturday, August 4          
9:00 am:  Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary    
10:45 am: Shabbat B'yahad (for children in grades K-5 and their parents) in the LLCR  
11:00 am: Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room   
12:00 pm: Kiddush in Reception Halls
12:45 pm: Parashat Hashavua in rooms D & E
8:05 pm: Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
This Monday, August 6, 2018 
TIC Reception Hall 1
6:30 pm: Gather for dessert and schmoozing with Rabbi Matt Futterman and Cantor Shoshi Levin Goldberg.
7:00 pm: Rabbi Ari Isenberg hosts a discussion with his new clergy partners followed by Q&A.
8:00 pm: All are welcome to join minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel.
Please email your questions in advance to Rabbi Ari at a.isenberg@templeisraelcenter.org.  
View flyer here. 
Lay-Led Talmud Class  
Join us every Sunday morning at 8:00 am in the TIC Library.
Congregants studying Talmud together. No prior background needed, all are welcome and invited.
Lay-led Summer Shabbat:  August 11
You are invited to join the TIC community for the lay-led Shabbat services this summer, featuring fellow congregants, including the Havurah Minyan.  
Interested in leading any part of these services or reading Torah?  We welcome your participation.   Just click on these links to sign-up:
Final Backyard Shabbat of the summer

All are invited to join us for a casual afternoon of mingling and schmoozing, a light dairy supper, and a brief study session (for adults). 
Saturday, August 18 Host: Wendy Proskin & Jeremy Zucker
Join us to meet and learn with Gladstein Fellow Ariana Siegel, our new rabbinic intern
Rain plan:
If the forecast is bleak the program may be canceled or re-located to the Synagogue.  We will advise of the change on the TIC website and by e-mail on Friday morning

See flyer here. For more information contact Sandra Costin (946-0369)
Submissions due now:
Online Sign Up for Days of Awe 2018/5779
The seating committee is now completing the seating assignment process. 
S ign up for the Days of Awe online at  www.templeisraelcenter.org/DaysofAwe.2018. The link was also emailed on June 26, 2018 and is available on the homepage of the synagogue website.
Questions? Please call or email Executive Director, Marty Greenberg (914-948-2800 x 119 or m.greenberg@templeisraelcenter.org). If you need a paper form, please call the synagogue office at 914-948-2800.

Sisterhood Book Club
Our next meeting will be on August 22, we will be reading Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.
Shinshinim Arriving in August  
On August 26th, we will have four Shinshinim arriving in Westchester County.  TIC is one of several participating synagogues that benefits from the presence of these Israeli young people, who visit our schools, including Schechter Westchester, Carmel Academy, Shorashim and Havurat TorahThe Westchester Jewish Council still needs your help in finding host families for these young people; th ey need three families for three months for each one of the Shinshinim. Their first priority is to have a family with teenagers, if possible, and if not, they will accept families with younger children and empty nesters who are involved in the community and can involve the Shinshinim in the community, as well. 
Time slots are: August 26-December 2, 2018; December 2, 2018-March 17, 2019; and March 17-June 18, 2019.     
View the guide for potential host families here and the application form here, and see a video of the Shinshinim here. The questions in the application form and the guide are provided to help the WJC better understand the lifestyle of the host and to try to make the best match between the host family and the Israeli Shinshinim.  
If you have any further questions about hosting Shinshinim, email Lisa Schwartz at l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.org or call her at 914-948-2800 ext. 122
Eugene's Music Studio: Mondays until August 27
Early childhood music classes for ages 4 months to 6 years!
Toddler Music (18 mos-3 yrs): 9:30-10:15 am and 10:30-11:15 am Mondays
Baby Music (4-18 mos): 11:30-12:15 pm Mondays
Pre-K Music (3-5 yrs): 12:30-1:15 pm Mondays
For details and rates email Euguene at frontdesk@eugenesmusicstudio.com 
Join us for Camp 2018!   
If you are looking for a loving and fabulous day camp, you have come to the right place! Mahane Rishon - My First Camp, for toddlers and incoming 2s, 3s and 4s, is the perfect option providing a rich and wonderful camp experience. Click here for our Camp brochure.  Click here for our Camp registration packet. 
Registration Now Open for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is subject to available space and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to schedule a tour or learn more about the TIC Nursery School, please contact the Nursery School Director,  Patty Goldstick or call 914-948-2800, x126. For registration information, click here.
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.

2018-2019 Registration Has Begun!
We are so happy that registration for the coming year for both Shorashim and Havurat Torah has now officially begun! Click   here for online registration. 
Shorashim News     

Opening Days for Shorashim in September!
Wednesday, September 5 for Grades 2-6
Thursday, September 6 for Grades 2-5
Sunday, September 16  for all Grades K-6
A calendar and packet of important information will arrive via snail mail in August.  If you have any questions before that, be in touch.  We will be here most of the summer!
If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you. Contact Lisa Schwartz at 914-948-2800, x122, or email l.schwartz@templeisraelcenter.org or Jean Klipstein, office administrator, at 914-948-2800 x 123, or email j.klipstein@templeisraelcenter.org to schedule a tour and a conversation.
Havurat Torah News    
Havurat Torah looks forward to seeing you in September!
The Hesed Circle  
Bikkur Holim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support 
Click here more information.  Questions? Email mail us at HesedCircle@templeisraelcenter.org.

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 .

To join the committee in its work, please contact Michelle Steinhart or Robin Friedman at rskf18@gmail.com.

Sisterhood holds mah jongg games on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m

"We play for tzedakah/charity, one game at a time."  Players need not be Sisterhood or Temple Israel Center members. 

Contact Linda Lieberman at 914-472-3626. We play year-round, except for holidays and when the synagogue is closed.

DOROT Westchester Intergenerational Chess
Opportunity for Older Adults to Participate in an Intergenerational Chess Program
* Learn and Play Chess with Teens
* Wednesday Afternoons in Hartsdale
* Transportation is available
* Great for Brain Fitness

Call Cippi Harte, Director DOROT Westchester, to Register: (914) 573-8906. View  flyer here .



Do you know where YOUR next meal is coming from?  

Would you like to help someone who doesn't? 

Join the TIC Food Volunteers!  We prepare more than 150 meals on the first Sunday of every month for the hungry and homeless.  Meals are prepared in volunteers' homes and brought to TIC for transport to The Sharing Community in Yonkers, NY. To learn how you can help, contact Judith Grand at (914) 328-3322 or  foodvolunteer@gmail.com.     

Need Help? Speak to Real People and Get Real Answers
United Way's 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral helpline open 365 days a year, 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Our knowledgeable call specialists are here to listen, to care, and most of all, to give you the information you need on:  food, housing and shelters, abuse prevention, government services, senior services, health& mental health, child care, job assistance and more.

To speak to someone dial 2-1-1 from any phone or visit

WJCS kosher Meals-on-Wheels program is looking for volunteer drivers. Monthly, biweekly, or occasionally; we'll work with your schedule. Contact Eileen at 914-668-4350, or eoleet@wjcs.com.

Have you joined the  TIC Facebook page yet?   

Send feedback about the FB page to our administrator,  Robin Arzt

TIC's hashtag, #TICtogether, is another great way to connect on social media. Remember to use it when you share information about all of TIC's great happenings!
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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.