Weekly Update: January 23, 2020
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Shabbat Va'era
We welcome Scholar-in-Residence Matan Koch, "Let's Talk Inclusion."

Friday, January 24
4:43 pm:  Shabbat Candle Lighting
4:55 pm:  Early Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
Kabbalat  Shabbat: Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Ma’ariv :  Rabbi Ari Isenberg
5:50 pm:  Late services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
Kabbalat  Shabbat:  Sophie Stein
Ma’ariv :  David Eisenberg  
7:00 pm: Shabbat Dinner followed by Conversation with Scholar-in-Residence Matan Koch ( more information below)

Saturday, January 25
8:00 am:  Bible  BaBoker  with Rabbi Annie Tucker in the Evelyn and Monte Daniels Library
9:00 am:  Join the clergy for Shabbat   morning services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Sha h arit: Rabbi Annie Tucker
Torah Service: Rabbi Annie Tucker
Torah Readers: Marge Moline, Uri Cohen, Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank, Jeff Daskin, Michael Picheny and Sarah Grand
Haftarah Reader: Diana Schu tt
Sermon: Scholar-in-Residence Matan Koch
Musaf: Rabbi Ari Isenberg

9:45 am: H avurah minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

Youth Services: 10:45 am
Tot Shabbat  in the Tot Shabbat room
Grades K-2  in the Lower Level Conference Room (parent participation encouraged)
Grades 3-5  in Rooms D&E (parent participation welcome)

12:30 pm: Grades   K-6  Parashat HaShavua  class in Rooms D&E

1:00 pm: Torah Talk with Scholar-in-Residence Matan Koch in the Milstein Sanctuary 

4:15 pm: Teen Talk with Matan Koch and Rabbi Ari Isenberg in RH3

Min h ah :
4:25 pm : Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel followed by Seudah Shelishit
5:43 pm: Havdalah
Scholar-in-Residence Matan Koch "Let's Talk Inclusion"
Friday Night, January 24, 2020
5:55 pm: Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel 
7:00 pm: Shabbat Dinner followed by Conversation with Matan Koch
(pre-registration required  here )
Saturday, January 25, 2020
During Shabbat services: Matan Koch will speak from the Bimah
Following Kiddush at 1:00 pm: Torah Talk with Matan Koch
4:15 pm: Teen Talk with Matan Koch and Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Babysitting is available on Friday night and Shabbat afternoon when Matan is speaking.
Click here for more details or see flyer.
Installation and Annual Gala
February 29, 2020
During Shabbat morning services: Installation of our new senior rabbi, Rabbi Annie Tucker.
Saturday evening: Celebrate honorees Ellen and Robert Salant, and the Installation of Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker.
Invitations have been mailed! Click here to RSVP.
Events and Committees
Shabbat Afternoon Cafe
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:00-3:30 pm
Games and activities for adults and kids. Learning with Rabbi Rachmiel Gurwitz, Rabbi-in-Residence at Carmel Academy at 1:00 pm.
Click flyer for details.
Worldwide Wrap combined with 6th and 7th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Program Brunch
Sunday, February 2, 2020
9:00 am at TIC, Reception Hall 3
Sponsored by Brotherhood
Click flyer for details.
TIC Tu BiShvat Tree Planting 2020
Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Sponsored by the Green Team
Donate to plant trees in Israel, the U.S. National Forest and/or around the world.
Click flyer for details. Donate here .
The Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund Beit Midrash (Learning Lab) Symposium
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 pm in the LLCR
Rabbi Shai Held will be teaching a session entitled "Is Hatred Ever a Jewish Value?"
Trivia Night!
Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:00-10:00 pm at TIC Reception Halls 1&2
Sponsored by the H avurah Minyan and Young Couples Group
$25 per person. Click flyer for details. Register here .
TIC SAVOYARDS present  Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride”
Sunday, February 9, 2020
5:00 pm at TIC
Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Click flyer for details.
"The Lion" @ The Fox
Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday, February 10, 2020
7:00-8:30 pm, at the Brazen Fox, 175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains.
Click flyer for details.
Eat Pray Learn
Friday, February 14, 2020
Services at 5:30 pm;
Dinner at 6:30 pm;
Book Talk at 7:15 pm.
Reservations required for dinner and talk.
Click flyer for details.
Register  here .
Contemplative Minyan
Saturday, February 15, 2020
11:00 am
Click flyer for details.
New Challenges to Zionism in America and The Millennial Impact Special Lecture with Emily Shire
Sunday, February 23, 2020
10:30 am in the Lower Level Conference Room
Program is free, no registration is required.
Click flyer for details.
A Note From the H esed Circle
Volunteers Needed: Learn to Lead a Shiva Minyan
Our caring community needs volunteers who are able to lead a shiva minyan at a congregant's home when our clergy is not available. H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg has offered to teach congregants to lead ma'ariv for a shiva minyan. We will try to schedule this short training to accommodate everybody's busy schedules. There is currently a small list of available leaders and we would like to expand the pool of qualified people. Please email shivasupport@templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Weekly Classes:
Torah Chanting For Beginners
Note: There is no class on January 23, 2020
Class resumes on Thursday, January 30, 2020
8:15–9:45 pm, Room 21
Sing and Schmooze
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:00-11:45 am
Bible Study
Friday, January 24, 2020, Parashat HaShavua
7:50-8:50 am with Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank in Room 21
Saturday, January 25, 2020, Bible BaBoker
8:00-9:00 am with Rabbi Annie Tucker in the Library
Sunday, January 26, 2020, Talmud Class
8:00 am Lay-Led in the Library
Note: Each session is a stand-alone class. You can join at any time; everyone is welcome at any or all of the sessions.

The Five Books of Miriam: Reading and Speaking Torah As A Woman
Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 am, Room 19
All people who identify as women are invited to join TIC’s female staff and clergy for a weekly Torah study group.
Rosh H odesh Group
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 am at TIC, LLCR
The Rosh H odesh Group will be joining with the Five Books of Miriam Study Group.
The Learning Institute
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Session 1 The Life and Work of Bernard Malamud taught by Gloria Goldreich, critic, novelist, and lecturer. 9:30-10:45 am in RH 2.
Session 2 Lesser Known Characters of Torah taught by Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker, Temple Israel Center. 10:50 am-12:00 pm in RH 2.
Tefilah Lab
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:45-8:00 pm
Led by H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg and Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber.
Advanced Conversational Hebrew
January 27; February 10, 24; March 9, 23, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm at TIC, Room 21
Join other Hebrew speakers for conversation. Please email Dr. Jacob Darer if you are interested.
Nursery School
Monday, January 27, 2020
10:00-11:15 am
Last class of this session.
Registration for the Spring Session is open.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Last class of this session.
Registration for the Spring Session is open.
Begins February 4, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
9:15-11:00 am
Register now!
Friday, January 31, 2020
8:45-9:15 am
Nursery School Tot Shabbat
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:30 am
Nursery School will join with the regular Tot Shabbat Group in the Lower Level Conference Room.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
10:00-11:00 am
To register for the 2020-2021 school year, please click here . Have a question? Email us here .
Shorashim and H avurat Torah
H avurat Torah  
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:30-8:00 pm
Please contact Director of Learning and Engagement Mara Braunfeld with any questions at x122 or via email here .
Youth Groups
To join and support our TIC youth groups for this year, click  here .
Rua h
Beach Party
Sunday, February 2, 2020
11:30 am-1:00 pm in the Reception Hall
Grades 3-5
$5 for Rua h Members, $10 for Non-Rua h Members
Please RSVP by Thursday, January 30, 2020 by clicking  here .
Click flyer for more information.
Teen Shabbat Dinner @ TIC
Friday, February 7, 2020
6:15 - 8:00 pm
For TIC teens 8th-12th grades: Join us for Shabbat dinner here at TIC. Food, friends, and fun will make this a special evening for the teen community, and we hope you can be there. All are invited to join for Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv services at 5:10 pm.
Registration is Open for K-12 Youth Groups
Make friends, have fun, create Jewish friendships and memories that last a lifetime!
Enroll today in one of the K-12 Youth Groups. Click here for details.
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs (Ages 0-17)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00 pm
The group is a chance for parents to connect with other parents, learn from each other, and enjoy some wine, coffee, and light snacks. Meets at TIC, Room 17. For more information, please contact Michelle Steinhart at 948-2800 ext.145 or m.steinhart@templeisraelcenter.org .
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.
Sisterhood Mah Jongg
Please join us for a game or two on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm.
Attention All College and Graduate Students
The Temple Israel Center community would like to keep in touch with our students who are studying away from home. Holiday packages as well as periodicals and mailings from the clergy will be sent to each student. 
Go online here to register.
TIC's Green Team
The Green Team has begun working on Zero Waste, Communications & Education, Tu BiShvat ,  Purim, and other sustainable initiatives and activities. If you are interested in any of these or in any other sustainable initiatives and activities, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. 
Community-Wide Events
Join Carmel Academy for a Rosh H odesh Celebration for Childen Ages 3-5
Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm at JCC Mid-Westchester
Click flyer for details. Event is free; please register here .
92Y Shababa Live! for kids ages 0-4
Sunday, January 26, 2020
3:30-5:00 pm at The Leffell School in White Plains
Join Rebecca Schoffer of 92Y Shababa at a musical event perfect for kids ages 0-4, followed by a kid-friendly dinner. Register for this free event here .
True or False? Information or Disinformation?
Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:00-8:30 pm, White Plains Public Library
TIC Congregant Andy Katell, a former journalist and communications executive, is leading this workshop for the League of Women Voters of Westchester to provide practical advice and tools to confront disinformation in the news and to discern what is fact and what is fake, and why it’s important in a democracy. Open to all ages. More details here . To watch Andy's interview on the topic with local TV host and TIC congregant Dennis Rudin, click here .
Volunteers Needed to Help Register Eligible High School Seniors to Vote
Training: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:00 am
Register students at:
Stepinac High School on Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Woodlands High School on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The League of Women Voters White Plains (LWVWP) is seeking volunteers for the Vote 18 program to help register eligible high school seniors to vote in the April 18 Presidential primaries. You must be a member of the League of Women Voters to participate. For more information, please contact Beth Kava at bethkava@gmail.com with Vote 18 in the subject line.
Volunteers Needed!
The READ BETTER program, a collaboration between Westchester Library System and Hadassah Westchester, continues to look for volunteers willing to spend 90 minutes a week helping an adult in our community learn to read or to read better. You will receive training, curriculum and material geared to your student's needs. All tutoring happens at a local public library. Please call the Region office for information at 914-937-3151 or email WestchesterRegion@Hadassah.org
CALL US: 914-948-2800