Weekly News Update 
September 6, 2018
Shabbat Nitzvavim
Friday, September 7
5:50 pm: Minhah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
6:58 pm: Candle lighting 
Saturday, September 8            
9:00 am:  Shabbat Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
9:30 am:  Havurah Minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
10:45 am:  Ruah  on Shabbat (for children grades 3-5) in Lower Level Conference Room
10:45 am:  Simhat Shabbat (for children grades K-2 and their parents) in rooms D & E  
11:00 am:  Tot Shabbat in Tot Shabbat room 
Brit Milah: Graber family    
12:00 pm: Kiddush in Reception Halls
12:45 pm: Parashat Hashavua in rooms D & E
7:15 pm: Minhah services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 

Sunday, September 9 Kever Avot 
11:00 am: at Sharon Gardens

Sunday, September 9 Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:54 pm: Candle Lighting
7:00 pm: 
Evening Services in the Milstein Sanctuary

Monday, September 10 Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am:  Shaharit in the Milstein Sanctuary
9:15 am: Service in the Tent
9:35 am: Torah Services in all locations
10:00 am: Youth/Teen Programming
10:30 am: Family Service (first day of RH) 
5:30 pm:  Tashlikh (at Burke)

7:15 pm: Evening Services in the Milstein Sanctuary
No earlier than 7:55 pm: Candle Lighting

Tuesday, September 11 Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am:  Shaharit in the Milstein Sanctuary
9:15 am: Service in the Tent
9:35 am: Torah Services in all locations
10:00 am: Youth/Teen Programming

7:15 pm:  Minhah in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

Shanah Tovah! 
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.


If you need assistance with a ride to the synagogue or a meal
at a fellow congregant's home for the Days of Awe please contact
Days of Awe 2018|5779 schedule (click to view) 
Please be sure to bring your Days of Awe tickets with you to services. This will allow you entry into the building. If you haven't received your Days of Awe seating tickets you can pick them up on Rosh Hashanah at the "Will Call" desk in the TIC main lobby. 

Erev Sukkot is Sunday evening, September 23

Order your Lulav and Etrog!
Orders must received at TIC by Monday morning, September 17. Click here for form.

TIConnect Sukkot Dinner

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Share the joy of Sukkot! 
Sign up as a guest OR sign up as a host here.

10:30-12:00 pm
Parents and children in grades K-12
Join us in the Weintraub Family Sukkah for games, crafts, and a snack of pretzels and fruit! YOUR RSVP IS REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH Email Arielle Richman at a.richman@templeisraelcenter.org or Rachel Glickenstein at r.glickenstein@templeisraelcenter.org

2018-19 Kickoff BBQ and Drum Circle! 
September 26
6:30-8:30 pm in the Weintraub Sukkah
Register  here.

Join us for coffee and bagels in the Weintraub Family Sukkah!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00 am
Learn about the origins of the Etrog with David Moster, author of Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol

Brotherhood and Sisterhood's Steak and Scotch Barbecue in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 27 
7:00 pm
Details to follow

Fund for the TIC Hungry and Homeless Yom Kippur Appeal 

For a lot of our neighbors here in Westchester a steady income, a place of their own and nourishing reliable meals are a dream right now. Children are living in shelters. The old and the young are going to food pantries for groceries. More people than ever are numbered among the working poor in our county.

This is one crisis we can do something about. Click here for the 2018 Yom Kippur Appeal letter and here to make a donation.  View the Spring 2018 update here.
TIC Annual Kol Nidre Food Drive

Please help fill our bags (as many as you can) with non-perishable packaged food, and return your bags between Sunday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 26.
For security reasons, please do not bring your bag(s) to Kol Nidre services on Tuesday, September 18.
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.
Click flyer for more information including locations.
September 16, October 21, November 11, December 16, January 27, March 24, May 19, and Pride Parade in June.
Shabbat Hamudim with TIC Clergy & 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: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21.  
5:15pm - 5:45pm
Room 19, the classroom across from the library

An Understanding of Israel and Zionism Through the Life and Legacy of Golda Meir

7:30 P.M.
Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Join AJC, Temple Israel Center and the Five Synagogues of White Plains Israel Action Committee for an
exclusive book talk with author Francine Klagsbrun. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman will interview her about her new biography of Golda Meir, the meticulously researched "Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel." It was named as the 2017 Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council and conveys  the back story of the key events of pre-State Israel and the early years of the State.
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.
Love Golf? Win a trip to Pebble Beach 2018!
Help TIC Brotherhood, the HVR Region and the FJMC

Sunday Morning Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Class
This year will feature Israeli songs about biblical characters and events  
Next class: October 7, 9:30-10:30 am
TIC Irene Schwebel Chapel 
Instructor: Rabbi Dina Shargel   
Subsequent dates TBA
2018 TIC Blood Drive
Sunday, October 14 
9:00am to 1:30pm
TIC Reception Hall 3

Pre-registration is recommended. To sign up, CLICK HERE or email Ian Dumain at ticblooddrive@gmail.com.   Sponsored by TIC Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
Safety ID Program
Sunday, October 14 
9:00am to 1:30pm
TIC Reception Hall 3

This program, run by the Masons, provides participants with vital information in Amber Alert format to aid in timely recovery of missing children, college age students, and seniors. Takes about five minutes and is free.
No registration required.  Sponsored by Brotherhood and Sisterhood

Save the dates! All incoming 6th graders and parents:

Informational meeting regarding Bar/Bat Mitzvah procedures
October 28 10:30-11:30 am 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Brunches
October 21, December 16, March 3 from 9:30-11:30 am
May 19 from 9:00-11:00 am
More info to follow!
If you have any questions, please contact  Avi at  a.marcovitz@templeisraelcenter.org
We look forward to opening our doors in September and welcoming all of you to the 2018-19 school year!
New Parent Q&A with the Director (for new parents)
Thursday, September 6 at 6:00 pm in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

Back to School Night (parents only)
Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm in the Milstein Sanctuary

PTO Welcome Back Playdate (children and caregiver)
Friday, September 7 in the NS playground

First Day of Nursery School
Wednesday, September 12

Baby & Toddler Class OPEN HOUSE
Friday, September 7 
10:00-11:15 am
Looking for a great class for your li'l one? Want to make new friends, explore and learn in a nurturing environment? Come check out our baby and toddler classes at TIC Nursery School (serving families
with children ages 1 to 5). It's free, and all are welcome! 
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.
Click here for 2018-2019 online registration. 
Shorashim News     

We had a great first week! Thank you for your patience through September 20 as we continue to work around the Days of Awe tent sent up in the back parking lot.
Opening Days of Shorashim are as follows:
Remember! No Shorahsim on Sunday, it's Erev Rosh Hashanah. We look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday and Thursday and again on  Sunday, September 16 for all in Grades K-6, from 9:00-11:30 am
This is also our first day for K and 1st grades.  K and 1st grade families are invited to accompany your child to their learning space for the first 45 minutes of the day, followed by a PTO sponsored "Meet and Greet' with other K and 1 (and other) Shorashim families in the lobby.
All families are asked to please park your car and join your child/ren in the Milstein Sanctuary from 11:00-11:30 am for our "Welcome Back Assembly."  Dismissal will be from the Milstein Sanctuary. Remember, parking is limited due to the tent set up in the parking lot, please park on the streets if necessary. Thank you, again, for your patience!
Happy new year,

Shabbat Hamudim with TIC Clergy & 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.
When? Third Fridays: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21.  
What Time? 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Where? Room 19, the classroom across from the library

Be'Atid...Coming Soon
Shorashim closed
Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur

Community Youth Event for all TIC children grades K-6
Sunday, September 23
9:00 am-10:30 am  regular Shorashim learning
10:30-11:30 (or 12:00 pm) Community Youth Event for all children (Shorashim children will be brought to the event)
Parents can pick up Shorashim learners at regular dismissal time of 11:30am, or at conclusion of event at 12:00pm, if you want your child to stay till the end of the youth event.  Dismissal will be from the Sukkah, so please park and come get your child/ren..
Sunday Morning Breakfast followed by PTO sponsored 'Hesed Event' for Shorashim adults while Shorashim learners are in learning spaces.
Sunday, September 30th
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     
Opening day for Havurat Torah is Wednesday, September 26
Looking forward to seeing you!
Breakfast and Learn 
The Intersection of Jewish Ritual and Ethics 
Delve into a treasure trove of texts exploring the ethical underpinning of the ritual mitzvot.  Click on the flyer below for more details. Begins October 5, 2018, 7:50 am.
Day trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage
(Battery Park City, Manhattan)
A docent-led tour of exhibits which are a  living memorial to the Holocaust.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
$64 includes a box lunch at the museum, large coach bus,
small-group 90-minute docent-led tour of the exhibits, an
opportunity to browse the museum and to visit the gift shop.

Sign up here. Registration is available on the first-come basis.
Save the dates!
Eat Pray Learn Shabbat Author Series

Join us on the first Friday of the month starting in November as we welcome Shabbat, enjoy a delicious dairy dinner and discover local authors.

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.