Weekly Update: December 12, 2019
Please note: You may have to click "see more" at the bottom of this email to see all of the events listed.
Shabbat Vayyishla h
 
Friday, December 13
4:08 pm:  Shabbat Candle Lighting
4:20 pm:  Early services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
Kabbalat  Shabbat: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Ma’ariv :   H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
5:50 pm: Late services in the Milstein Sanctuary
Kabbalat  Shabbat: Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank
Ma’ariv :  Rabbi Annie Tucker

Saturday, December 14
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
Bar Mitzvah:  Leo Ben-Avi
Bar Mitzvah:  Alexander Moscowitz-Urbas
Sha h arit: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Service: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Readers: Leo Ben-Avi, Alexander Moscowitz-Urbas, Marge Moline, Howard Kornstein,
Evie Wolfson and David Glick
Haftarah Readers: Leo Ben-Avi and Alexander Moscowitz-Urbas
Sermon: Rabbi Annie Tucker
Musaf: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg

9:15 am:  H avurah  Minyan in the Irene Schwebel Chapel

Youth Services: 10:45 am
Tot Shabbat with Evita Sokol in the Tot Shabbat room
Grades K-5 with Rabbi Ari Isenberg in the Lower Level Conference Room (parent participation encouraged)

12:30 pm: Grades K-6 Parashat HaShavua class in Room C

12:45 pm : Shabbat Afternoon Café in rooms D&E with a discussion on Medical Ethics by Jacob Appel JD MD, author of the new book  Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned  

Min h ah :
4:00 pm Bar Mitzvah: Eitan Cohen in the Milstein Sanctuary
4:05 pm : Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:08 pm: Havdalah
H anukkah: Join us this Sunday and start celebrating H anukkah early!
Community H anukkah Concert
Believe: Neshama Carlebach with her band & Gospel Choir 
Opening Act: TIC Children's Choir led by H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Sunday, December 15, 2019 
3:00 pm
The program will be filmed and aired on JBS TV. JBS is a non-profit "PBS-style" Jewish channel - carried by most cable providers.


Refreshments generously provided by Shorashim PTO
Pre-purchase is now closed. Registration is available at the door. Click flyer for details.
TIC HUNGRY & HOMELESS FUND – Fall 2019 Update

Look at what we’ve done as a community…
We responded generously to the Yom Kippur Appeal
and can take pride in having raised approximately $11,000
to support local organizations feeding, housing
and supporting county residents. 
If you are interested in making a donation please  click here  and choose "Hungry and Homeless Fund" under "Select Fund."
Shabbat Afternoon Cafe
Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:45-3:30 pm
Games and activities for adults and kids. Please join us for a special book talk with  Jacob Appel JD MD,  author of the new book Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned  (12:45-1:45 pm).
Click flyer for details.   
Events and Committees
TIC's Green Team
Sunday, December 15, 2019 
6:15-7:15 pm ,  starting right after minyan, Room 21
TIC’s Green Team has resumed work on climate action and sustainable practices. All are welcome.
Volunteer Opportunity at TIC: Bake and Pack Christmas Cookies for the Children in the Coachman Shelter
Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the TIC Dairy Kitchen
7:30-9:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
Register here .
Contemplative Minyan
Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:00 am
Click flyer for details.
"The Lion" @ The Fox
Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday, December 23, 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
Eat Pray Learn
Friday, January 10, 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 .
The Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund for Jewish Learning, Thought and Culture
Learning Lab • Beit Midrash 
A Symposium on Hatred
Weekend of January 11–12, 2020
Renouncing Hate
We welcome Derek Black, a former white nationalist,  and Allison Gornik, 
an instrumental figure in Derek’s journey, for a weekend of learning and conversation. Click flyer for details.
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Torah Chanting For Beginners
Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:15–9:45 pm
This class is designed for those who would like to chant Torah publicly as well as for those who may not want to chant publicly but want to be more knowledgeable about Torah chanting and the Torah service. This is a special opportunity to learn from Rabbi Miles Cohen. Students must be able to read Hebrew at a basic level. Meets in Room 21 at TIC.
Parashat HaShavua Class
Friday, December 13, 2019
7:50-8:50 am
Click flyer for details.
The Five Books of Miriam: Reading and Speaking Torah As A Woman
Friday, December 13, 2019
9:00-10:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Bible BaBoker (Bible in the Morning)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00-9:00 am in the Evelyn and Monte Daniels Library
Join us each Shabbat morning before services to study Parashat HaShavua (the weekly Torah portion) with Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker. Come learn every week or whenever you can make it. All are welcome regardless of background! 
Shabbat Afternoon Cafe
Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:45-3:30 pm
Games and activities for adults and kids. Please join us for a special book talk with  Jacob Appel JD MD,  author of the new book Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned  (12:45-1:45 pm)   
Sunday Mornings: Lay-Led Talmud Class
Sunday, December 15, 2019
8:00 am in the Evelyn and Monte Daniels Library
Beats & Bagels: Exploring Israeli Singer-Songwriters
Monday, December 16, 2019
8:00-9:00 am
Click flyer for details.
The Learning Institute
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Session 1 The Life and Work of Bernard Malamud taught by Gloria Goldreich, critic, novelist, and lecturer. 9:30-10:45 am in Reception Hall 2.
Session 2 Lesser Known Characters of Torah  taught by Rabbi Annie Tucker, Senior Rabbi Temple Israel Center. 10:50 am-12:00 pm in Reception Hall 2.
Click brochure cover for more information.
New procedure for closing due to weather: Please listen to Channel 12 and see if Temple Israel will be closed. You can check with the synagogue office. We will not be following the Nursery School schedule, but if White Plains schools are closed All Day, we will be also.
Rosh H odesh Group
Friday, January 10, 2020, OFF-SITE
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Tefilah Lab
January 7-February 4, 2020
6:45-8:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Nursery School
Something to Sing About
Friday, December 13, 2019
8:45-9:15 am
Click flyer for details.
Toddler & Me
Monday, December 16, 2019
10:00-11:15 am
Click flyer for details.
Bim Bam
Thursday, December 19, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Babies & Bagels
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
10:00-11:00 am
Click flyer for details.
To register for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here . Have a question? Email us here .
Shorashim
H avurat Torah  
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6:30-8:00 pm
Please contact Director of Learning and Engagement Mara Braunfeld with any questions at x122 or via email here .

To register for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here .
Youth Groups
To join and support our TIC youth groups for this year, click  here .
Registration is Open for K-12 Youth Groups
Ongoing
Make friends, have fun, create Jewish friendships and memories that last a lifetime!
Enroll today in one of the K-12 Youth Groups. Click flyer for details.
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs (Ages 0-17)
Thursday, December 12, 2019
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 in Room 17 at TIC. For more information, please contact Michelle Steinhart at 948-2800 ext.145 or m.steinhart@templeisraelcenter.org .

Sisterhood Mah Jongg
Please join us for a game or two on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm.

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.

The  H esed Circle
Bikkur H olim * Senior Connect * Shiva Support  
Click here for more information. Questions? Email us here .
Attention All College and Graduate Students
This is a reminder to all TIC college and graduate students and their parents that 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. 
Click flyer for details or go online here to register.
Community-Wide Events
DOROT Theater Improvisation Program for Seniors
Friday, December 13, OFFSITE
1:30-3:00 pm
DOROT Westchester, 925 Westchester Ave., Suite 200, White Plains NY
Last session.
RSVP to Cippi Harte, 914-485-8356 or cippi@dorotusa.org .
$5 suggested contribution. Space is limited and reservations are required.

UJA-Federation of New York and Westchester Jewish Council Present
Anti-Semitism: What We Face and How We Fight It
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 • 7:30 pm
Temple Israel Center
280 Old Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
The event is free. Registration is required here.
District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., and Hindy Poupko of UJA-Federation will discuss the sharp rise in hate crimes against Jews here and abroad.
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