Weekly Update: December 5, 2019

Shabbat Vayyetze
Friday, December 6
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 :  Rabbi Ari Isenberg
5:30 pm: Eat Pray Learn/Late service in the Milstein Sanctuary
Kabbalat  Shabbat: Sophie Stein
Ma’ariv :  Rabbi Annie Tucker

Saturday, December 7
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
Shaharit: Aaron Polinsky
Torah Service: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Torah Readers: Aaron Polinsky, Uri Cohen, Michael Kay, Stuart Wechsler, Jeff Daskin, Evie Wolfson and Sarah Grand
Haftarah Reader: Aaron Polinsky
Sermon: Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber
Musaf: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg

Youth Services: 10:45 am
Tot Shabbat with Arielle Richman in the Tot Shabbat room
Grades K-2 with Rabbi Annie Tucker, Lower Level Conference Room (parent participation encouraged)
Grades 3-6 with Noah Chinitz, Rooms D&E (parent participation welcome for younger children)

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

Min h ah :
4:05 pm : Services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:08 pm: Havdalah
H anukkah
TIC Young Couples' Group and Hebrew Institute of White Plains:
Latke Ball
Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 pm
Click flyer for details. Note: You may register at the door.
Click here to register.
Community H anukkah Concert
Believe: Neshama Carlebach with her band & Gospel Choir 
Opening Act: TIC children led by H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
Sunday, December 15, 2019 
3:00 pm
Refreshments generously provided by Shorashim PTO
Click here to purchase tickets.
Click flyer for details.
Calling all of our young singers!
TIC is forming a Children's Chorus to be the opening act of the Community H anukkah Concert on Sunday, December 15 featuring Neshama Carlebach and her band & Gospel Choir.
Our Children's Chorus will also have an opportunity to sing with Neshama and her band during the concert itself.
Please sign up  here  if your child would like to participate, and let us know which rehearsal(s) the week prior to the concert your child is able to attend. The Children's Chorus is open to the TIC community ( suggested grades 2-6).

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. 
Events and Committees
Eat Pray Learn
Friday, December 6, 2019
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.
"The Lion" @ The Fox
Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
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
7:30-9:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
Register here .
Contemplative Minyan
Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Torah Chanting For Beginners
Thursday, December 5, 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 6, 2019
7:50-8:50 am
Click flyer for details.
The Five Books of Miriam: Reading and Speaking Torah As A Woman
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00-10:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Rosh H odesh Group
Friday, December 6, 2019, at TIC in the Lower Level Conference Room
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Bible BaBoker (Bible in the Morning)
Saturday, December 7, 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! 
Sunday Mornings: Lay-Led Talmud Class
Sunday, December 8, 2019
8:00 am in the Evelyn and Monte Daniels Library
The Learning Institute
Tuesday, December 10, 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.
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)   
Beats & Bagels: Exploring Israeli Singer-Songwriters
Monday, December 16, 2019
8:00-9:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Nursery School

Please note: There is no nursery school for 3's & 4's on Wednesday, December 11, 2019;
Parent-Teacher Conference Day.
Something to Sing About
Friday, December 6, 2019
8:45-9:15 am
Click flyer for details.
TIC Nursery School PTO Invites you to a H anukkah Party and Open House
Sunday, December 8, 2019
4:30 pm
For children under 5 and their families. You do not need to be a member of the Nursery School to attend. RSVP required. Click flyer for details.
Toddler & Me
Monday, December 9, 2019
10:00-11:15 am
Click flyer for details.
Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
9:00-10:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Babies & Bagels
Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00-11:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Bim Bam
Thursday, December 12, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
To register for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here . Have a question? Email us here .
H avurat Torah  
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:30-8:30 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 .
USY presents Teen Movie Night!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00-11:00 pm
Open to all 9th-12th graders.
Click flyer for details.
RSVP  here.
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 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 .

Sisterhood Book Club
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, OFFSITE
7:45 pm
We are reading the book  The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel  by Julie Satow.
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
7th Annual Water & Wine
My Experiences at the Gaza Border: How JNF Helps Families Heal
Thursday, December 5, 2019, OFFSITE
7:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
DOROT Theater Improvisation Program for Seniors
Fridays, December 6, 13, OFFSITE
1:30-3:00 pm
DOROT Westchester, 925 Westchester Ave., Suite 200, White Plains NY
Each session is independent. Come to one or both.
RSVP to Cippi Harte, 914-485-8356 or cippi@dorotusa.org .
$5 suggested contribution. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Leffell School Open Houses
Sunday, December 8 (Middle School), OFFSITE
Click flyer for details.
UJA Westchester Families invite you to
Making Sweet Things Happen
Sunday, December 8, 2019, at TIC
2:00 pm
Address food insecurity by packing holiday baking kits, providing staple items for baked goods not typically found at a food pantry. There will be food and entertainment and fun for the whole family! This event is appropriate for children of all ages. Register here . Questions? Contact Amanda Garfinkle at garfinklea@ujafedny.org or 914.385.2128. Click flyer for details.
Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Stamford CT Parlor Meeting in New Rochelle
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, OFF-SITE
8:00-9:00 pm
Please email  srich@bcha-ct.org  or call 203-883-8970 to RSVP or for the full address of the meeting.
 Click flyer for details.
UJA-Federation of New York Emerging Professionals invites you to
Mingle and Mobilize: Volunteer This Holiday Season
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, OFFSITE
6:30 pm
Connect with fellow young professionals (roughly ages 30-45) over wine and snacks while sorting and packing critical medical supplies.
Click flyer for details. Register here .
CALL US: 914-948-2800