Weekly Update Web: November 14, 2019

Shabbat Vayyera
Friday, November 15
4:18 pm:  Shabbat Candle Lighting
4:30 pm:  Early services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel led by Rabbi Annie Tucker and  H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg
5:50 pm: Late services in the Irene Schwebel Chapel led by Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Kabbalat  Shabbat:  Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber
D'var Torah: Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank 
Ma’ariv :  Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber 
Saturday, November 16
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: Kyle Sisitsky
Sha h arit:  H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg      
Torah Service: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg  
Torah Readers: Marge Moline, Jeff Daskin, Kyle Sisitsky, Rabbinic Intern Mitchell Blank, Evie Wolfson, Georgia Davis, and Sarah Grand
Haftarah Reader:  Kyle Sisitsky
Sermon: Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Musaf: H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg  
10:45 am : Shabbat  B’Ya h ad  for children in K-5 in the Lower Level Conference Room 
10:45 am : Tot Shabbat in the Tot Shabbat room
11:00 am: Teen Gathering in the teen lounge with Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber
12:30 pm: Parashat HaShavua class for children in K-6 in the Tot Shabbat room

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

12:45 pm : Shabbat Afternoon Café with teaching by Rabbi Annie Tucker

Min h ah :
4:10 pm Min h ah  service in the Irene Schwebel Chapel
5:18 pm: Havdalah
Shabbat Afternoon Cafe:
Introducing this year's theme for the Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund Beit Midrash (Learning Lab) symposium
Saturday, November 16, 2019 
12:45-4:00 pm
Join us for fun, games and open gym. Optional learning at 12:45 pm with Rabbi Annie Tucker as she introduces the theme for this year's Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund Beit Midrash (Learning Lab) symposium.
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.
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
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).
Kol Nidre Appeal
Your participation in the 5780 Kol Nidre Appeal is greatly appreciated. Your pledge will allow TIC to continue to provide the extensive range of spiritual, educational, and social programming our members enjoy.  Click here to contribute.
Just a note to say...
The TIC Hungry & Homeless Fund will be distributed shortly.
The contributed funds are dedicated to feeding, housing and supporting county residents by donating to local organizations doing this good work.
If you are interested in making a donation please click here and choose "Hungry and Homeless Fund" under "Select Fund".
Events and Committees
"The Lion" @ The Fox
Torah on Tap with Rabbi Ari
Monday, November 18, 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
Contemplative Minyan
Saturday, November 23, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Parlor Meeting on Teen Engagement and Programming
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:15 pm
Parents of TIC’s teens and preteens are invited to attend a parlor meeting on these topics with Rabbi Annie Tucker and TIC Director of Learning and Engagement Mara Braunfeld. The meeting will take place at a congregant’s home near TIC. Please RSVP by November 29 to parlormeetings@templeisraelcenter.org ; the address will be provided.
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. Sign up  here .
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.
Come Chant at TIC!
We are excited that we already have many members who read Torah and Haftarah on Shabbat, and we also strive to involve any member who is able and willing to read. If you are interested in chanting Torah or Haftarah at TIC, please contact H azzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg .
Ongoing Classes at TIC
Torah Chanting For Beginners
Thursday, November 14, 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, November 15, 2019
7:50-8:50 am
Click flyer for details.
The Five Books of Miriam: Reading and Speaking Torah As A Woman
Friday, November 15, 2019
9:00-10:00 am
Click flyer for details.
Bible BaBoker (Bible in the Morning)
Saturday, November 16, 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! 
Teen Gathering with Gladstein Rabbinic Intern Ariana Capptauber
Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00-11:45 am in the Teen Lounge (Lower Level)
Sunday Mornings: Lay-Led Talmud Class
Sunday, November 17, 2019
8:00 am in the Evelyn and Monte Daniels Library
Beats & Bagels: Exploring Israeli Singer-Songwriters
Monday, November 18, 2019
8:00-9:00 am
Click flyer for details.
The Learning Institute
Tuesday, November 19, 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.
Final sessions
When Bad Things Happen To Good People: The Theology of Suffering
Evening Session: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:15-9:15 pm (RH 3)
Morning Session: Thursday, November 21, 2019; 10:00–11:00 am (LLCR)
Note: The same content will be taught twice to accommodate both evening and day-time learners.
Click flyer for details and all dates.
Rosh H odesh Group
Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Nursery School
Toddler & Me
Monday, November 18, 2019
10:00-11:15 am
Click flyer for details.
Coffee & Conversation
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9:15-10:30 am
Click flyer for details.
Bim Bam
Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Something to Sing About
Friday, November 22, 2019
8:45-9:15 am
Click flyer for details.
Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 26, 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.
To register for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here . Have a question? Email us here .
H avurat Torah  
Meets Wednesdays. Next meeting: November 20, 2019.
Dinner: 6:30-7:00 pm
Class: 7:00-8:00 pm
Israel Through Jerusalem U’s YouTube Channel with Rabbi Ari Isenberg
F all in love with Israeli culture, history, and innovation through this unique multi-media experience, facilitated by Rabbi Isenberg. Together, we’ll explore, learn, and discuss, all while strengthening our connection to our homeland.
Jewish Social Justice with Gladstein Rabbinic Fellow Ariana Capptauber
Students will gain a sense of the Jewish values in protecting the environment and understand the importance of doing so, both through campaigns and in daily behavior. They will also examine their personal practices and their impact on the environment as we learn together Jewish texts related to environmental protection. As a culminating project, we will together carry out a campaign to engage TIC in environmental protection.
Please note: You can choose either class. Fall session ends November 20, 2019. New topics will begin in December.
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 Group Registration
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 and registration.
Ongoing TIC Initiatives
TIC Parents of Children with Special Needs (Ages 0-17)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00 am
The group is a chance for parents to connect with other parents, learn from each other, and enjoy some wine, coffee, and light snacks. RSVP for location. 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
DOROT Theater Improvisation Program for Seniors
Fridays, Nov. 15, 22; December 6, 13; OFFSITE
1:30-3:00 pm
DOROT Westchester, 925 Westchester Ave., Suite 200, White Plains NY
Exercise your body, mind, and imagination. No experience necessary, adaptable to any physical limitations. Each session is independent. Come to one or all.
RSVP to Cippi Harte, 914-485-8356 or cippi@dorotusa.org .
$5 suggested contribution. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Hebrew Institute of White Plains Back Door Thrift Shop Private Party Sale
Sunday, November 17, 2019, OFFSITE
7:00-9:30 pm
20 Greenridge Avenue, White Plains (enter from back parking lot)
$36 gets you in the door, snacks, a glass of wine (or two), and 10 items of your choice. (Sorry no credit or debit cards. Cash or check only please.)
We have amazing designer clothes, shoes, coats, many still with tags; housewares; costume jewelry; and more.
What’s Happening with Asylum Seekers Released by ICE? 
A Volunteer’s Personal Experiences
Sunday, November 17, 2019, OFFSITE
4:30 pm
Click flyer for details.
Building Partnership In Israel Though Arab/Jewish Integrated Education
Sunday, November 17, 2019, OFFSITE
5:00-7:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Jewish Basketball League 2019-2020
Sundays; Season Begins November 17, 2019, OFF-SITE at the Leffell School (fka Schechter)
Kindergarten-4th graders. Learn basketball, compete, make new friends and have fun.
For more information, or to register online, click here .
For questions, email Jeff Kapelus at JBLHOOPS@yahoo.com .
TIC Youth Basketball 2019-2020
Mid-November-March, 2019-2020
5th-12th graders.
For more information, including fees, click here .
For questions, email ticyouthbasketball@gmail.com .
AJC Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast
Thursday, November 21, 2019, OFFSITE
7:30-10:00 am
Sell-out crowd is expected. Buy your tickets now!
Click flyer for details.
Kristallnacht Commemoration
Thursday, November 21, 2019, OFF-SITE
7:30-9:00 pm
Click flyer for details.
Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration
Saturday, November 23, 2019, OFFSITE
Rabbi Annie Tucker will be teaching.
Click flyer for details.
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.
Leffell School Open Houses
December 8 (Middle School)
Click flyer for details.
Attention Choral Singers!
Opportunity to collaborate on the premier performance of an original oratorio written about Queen Esther.
Rehearsals start Saturday, January 4, 2020, OFF-SITE
Performance dates: March 14 & March 15, 2020
Click flyer for further details.
CALL US: 914-948-2800