Congregation Tifereth Israel
December 19-27
Anniversary Shabbat
Shabbat Shalom!
In This Edition
This Week's Service Times
Live Streaming Schedule
Announcements
Upcoming Programs & Events
Adult Jewish Learning Opportunities
Community
THIS WEEK
Erev Shabbat
Shabbat Begins/Candle Lighting
Friday Evening Service - Shabbat Neshamah

Shabbat
Shabbat Warmup - Mah Chadash
Shabbat Morning Service ( watch live)
Childcare
Shabbat Clubhouse
Shabbat Ends/Havdalah
Friday, December 20
4:51 pm
5:30 pm

Saturday, December 21
9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
5:52 pm
Daily Services
Sunday *
Monday & Tuesday (Chanukah)
Wednesday (Chanukah)
Thursday & Friday (Chanukah)
December 22-27
9:00 am & *5:00 pm
7:30 am & 5:30 pm
9:00 am
7:30 am & 5:30 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: Sunday evening minyan will be held at Tifereth Israel. There will be NO minyan at Kensington Place.
WE REMEMBER
Click here for Yahrzeits
in the Hebrew month of
(December 14-January 19)
UPCOMING SHABBAT CANDLE LIGHTING
& HAVDALAH TIMES
Date
Dec. 27/30 Kislev
Jan. 3/7 Tevet
Jan. 10/14 Tevet
Jan 17/21 Tevet
Candle Lighting
4:55 pm
5:01 pm
5:08 pm
5:15 pm
Havdalah
5:56 pm
6:02 pm
6:09 pm
6:16 pm
STREAMING LIVE FROM TIFERETH ISRAEL
A generous gift by long-time members Ronnie Blank & Bev Weston has made it possible for more services, programs, and classes than ever to be available to those unable to come to Tifereth Israel by way of live streaming over the internet. To view a program, class, or service, click the name of the class or service below or go to   www.tiferethisrael.org   and click on the Live Stream button at the top of the page. 
Friday, December 20

Saturday, December 21

Tuesday, December 24
Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28

Tuesday, December 31
5:30 pm

9:00 am
9:30 am
8:30 am
5:30 pm
9:00 am
9:30 am
8:30 am
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CEMETERY PLOT DISCOUNTS
Starting January 1, Tifereth Israel members in good standing are eligible for 15% off the cost of cemetery plots. In February, the discount drops to 10% and in March members can save 5%. In April, plots return to their regular price of $3,400 for members. All membership dues, through fiscal 2019/20, must be paid in full to take advantage of these discounts. For more information about how to take advantage of this limited offer, contact Executive Director Steve Friedman at 614-928-3269.
SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP HOURS
The Sisterhood Gift Shop is open by appointment only through Monday, January 6. To take advantage of current sales on a variety of merchandise, make an appointment by calling Sheila Chodosh at 614-736-8713.
ENTRYWAY PAVING BRICKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Paving bricks at Tifereth Israel's parking lot entrance are available to purchase. An eight-by-eight-inch brick with up to six lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters per space) costs $360. A four-by-eight-inch brick with up to three lines of text (each containing up to 18 characters) costs $180. Those interested in purchasing a brick should contact Executive Director Steve Friedman at 614-928-3269.
SERVICES ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Congregation Tifereth Israel is committed to eliminating barriers to participation in our programs and services. Members and guests may request large-print materials and assistive hearing devices from ushers during services. In addition, services held in the sanctuary and Katz Chapel are streamed live, via the internet, and can be viewed by going to our  website  and following the links.

These technologies were made possible through a generous gift by members Ron Blank and Bev Weston.
OFFICE CLOSINGS
The Tifereth Israel offices will be closed the following dates:
  • Tuesday, December 24 @ 3:00 pm - Minyan at 7:30 am & 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 25 - Minyan at 9:00 am, no evening minyan
  • Tuesday, December 31 @ 3:00 pm - Minyan at 7:30 am & 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 1 - Minyan at 9:00 am, no evening minyan
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSINGS
The Samuel M. Melton Religious School will be closed December 22 through January 5. Classes will resume on January 7 and 8 at Tifereth Israel and in New Albany.
HOLIDAY GIFT CARD DRIVE
The Social Action Committee is collecting $25 gift cards for three local community organizations: Central Community House, the YWCA Family Center, and the Van Buren homeless shelter. Bring $25 gift cards to big box stores (Target, Walmart, etc.) or grocery stores to the Chanukah dinner on December 22. Contact Maddy Fleisher at mpfleisher@gmail.com or 857-636-0371 with questions or to arrange alternative drop-off options.
SUPPORT CTI WHEN YOU SHOP
Two programs now give members the opportunity to provide needed funds to Tifereth Israel, without changing their current shopping habits. AmazonSmile  is operated by Amazon and has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Congregation Tifereth Israel. Just search for us by name when you log into your account. Tifereth Israel also earns through the   Kroger Community Rewards   program. If you have a Kroger Plus card, please register it with the program and select Congregation Tifereth Israel to receive a donation based on your purchases each time you use your card. Please encourage your family and friends to use both of these services when they shop.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
TREATS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Spread the season's cheer by bringing special treats of your choice to area first responders working on Christmas.

MORNING BOOK GROUP
Fridays
8:15 am
NEXT: December 20
Join the conversation as we explore the concept of the divine-human partnership in Abraham Joshua Heschel’s classic book, “God in Search of Man” as our text. For information, contact Joy at 614-928-3291.
PEREK YOMI
Tuesdays
8:30 am
NEXT: December 24
Explore a new chapter of the Hebrew Bible each week with Rabbi Skolnik, starting with "In the beginning" and moving onward from there! Drop in for a few sessions, or make it a regular part of your week! FREE. Includes bagel breakfast. Can't make it? Watch it live or later on  Facebook  (no account needed).
RABBIS' STUDY CIRCLE
Wednesdays
9:30 am
NEXT: February 26
Join Rabbis Skolnik and Braver for a six-week examination of "What's the Talmud? Law, Legend & Logic," the first of three unique learning experiences. No Hebrew required. Drop in or drop out as your schedule permits. For information, contact Joy at 614-928-3291. Can't make it to class? Watch it online, live or later.
SISTERHOOD SHORT STORY GROUP
Wednesdays
10:30 am
NEXT: February 26
Join our lively discussions of intriguing stories that engage and entertain. For information, contact Librarian Helen Chronister at 614-928-3285.
DINNER, DRINKS & DRASH
Wednesday, Jan.15
6:00 pm
Tifereth Israel
FREE
Enjoy a free nosh along with relevant and timely learning. Cantor Ramon Tasat will speak on, "The Music of the Jews of Italy."  RSVP online or contact Joy at 614-928-3291. Complimentary dinner is guaranteed for those who RSVP by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14.
RASHI+
Thursdays
8:30 am
NEXT: December 26
Study the classic commentary of Rashi, plus other Medieval Torah commentators, through careful reading and lively discussion with Rabbi Berman. No Hebrew knowledge or registration needed. FREE. New students always welcome.
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EARS!
Second & Fourth Mondays
6:30 pm
NEXT: December 23
Join Cantor Jack Chomsky for a deep dive into the recordings of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music. Cantor Chomsky will use his experience and insight to "unpack" the archive for a mind-bending musical experience.
INCLUSION SHABBAT
Friday, January 3
7:00 pm
Katz Chapel
All are welcome to experience a warm and meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat designed for people and families with special needs. For more information, contact Helen Miller at 614-236-4764.
HEBREW CRASH COURSE LEVEL II
Six Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
6:00-7:30 pm
FREE
Already know the Hebrew Aleph-Bet? Review your reading skills while learning basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary, grammar, and phrases as we study familiar prayers like Adon Olam and Lecha Dodi. Offered in partnership with the National Jewish Outreach Project.Taught by Pamela Feldman-Hill. Space is limited.
Can't make it to the synagogue? You can still get in on the action. Select programs and events are now being streamed live via  Tifereth Israel's Facebook page and website .   You don't have to have a Facebook account to view the classes, but joining and liking our page is a great way to stay informed about what's happening in your community and keep in touch with your Tifereth Israel friends and family.
SCHOOL, YOUTH & FAMILIES
COMMUNITY
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES GREIF SUPPORT GROUP
Jewish Family Services is offering a grief support group for adults who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The purpose of the group is to provide a compassionate, supportive environment in which to understand the process of grief, express our feelings and share our stories. The group will meet at the JFS offices for six sessions over six weeks. Each session will be 90 minutes and include up to eight participants.Registration is required. If you are interested in participating please call Rona Rosen, LISW, at 614-559-0167, or Josh Lorch, LISW, at 614-55-0203.
Congregation Tifereth Israel is a grateful recipient of resources from Jewish Columbus that are used to help ensure the safety of our members and guests. Please support the Jewish Columbus Annual Campaign.
SHABBAT SHALOM!
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