Open to both Jr. and Sr. USY, we will be spending some time in the Temple Israel kitchen to make cookies and brownies!Read More
Temple Israel Brotherhood presents
"Lift Your Spirits - A Steak Dinner & Tasting Event"
Saturday evening, January 27, 2018 @ 7pm
Temple Israel - Berger Hall
Join us for an entertaining evening for all!
Cost: $60 per person, $100 per couple (MUST BE 21+)
Includes hors d'oeuvres, steak dinner (Glat Kosher with vegetarian options available), beverage tasting and presentation, dessert, raffles and door prize!
Gift certificates available! Makes a great holiday gift!
Contact Gary Keimach at GKeimach@classic-imports.com or call (781) 352-6241 for more info.
Tiferet Center of Temple Israel: A Place for Jewish Spirituality, Wellness, & Healing presents:
The Hidden Life of Trees: A Tu B'Shevat Seder
Tuesday, January 30th, 7-9pm
Come celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees with the Tiferet Center: A Place for Jewish Spirituality, Wellness and Healing. Taste the delectable bounty of fruit and nuts that trees provide, drink from the four cups of wine, and explore the unexpected treasure chest of spiritual lessons trees can teach us. This original seder will be based on The New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben. Additionally, we will begin the seder with a special Kabbalistic meditation focused on the celestial apple field described in the Zohar. Deuteronomy 20:19 states, “Man is the tree of the field,” implying that each of us is a tree planted in this field.
Seder limited to 20 people. Led by Shoshana Cetlin, Esther Anastasia, Roberta Goldschneider and Shelley Keimach.
Fee $10 if pre-registered by Jan 30; otherwise, $12 at door, space permitting.
Register below or for more information, contact Shoshana Cetlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your selection of number attending and click Add to Cart. A second window will open to enter your information, then review your order and finish your payment. If you have trouble with the form(s), please email JBlumenthal@tisharon.org.
(Photo credit above: Brooke Hoyer/Flickr)
Join us on January 6th and 7th for our famous Shabbat Luncheon, Sunday Breakfast, and other activities.
Our guest speaker this year is Dr. Ed Beck.
Dr. Beck is a Retired Counselor and Psychologist Educator at NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Walden University, and the University of Haifa. He is also the Co-Founder and President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.
His topics during the weekend:
- Saturday Shabbat Services - An Insider's Look at The History, Current Status and Future of BDS in Academia
- Sunday Breakfast - The Need For Difficult and Civil Discussions Within The Jewish Community About Who We Are in The American Diaspora and Our Relationship With and The Future of Israel
We hope you will join us for the weekend. Please RSVP for Sunday Breakfast: $12 in advance, $18 at the door.
Please choose your breakfast RSVP and "add to cart".
If you also would like to support the Robert Zeitsiff Scholar-in-Residence Fund, please then add your sponsorship level and again click "add to cart". When you have finished all of your selections, please click the Cart Icon that will appear on the top right of your page to review your order and proceed to checkout.
If you have any trouble with this form, email Josh.
The first regional dance of the year! Join NERUSY as we dance the night away with good friends from around the region!Read More
Sandra Gamm Memorial Concert
Sunday, December 17th, 2:30pm
presented by the Sandra Gamm Fund for Music and the Creative Arts, the TI Cultural Arts Committee and Hazak
It's that time of year again! Time for one of USY's most popular event of the year! Snow tubing! Kadima, Jr. and Sr. USY will be going to Nashoba Valley to go snow tubing together! Join us in frolicking in the snow together!Read More
Can the Tribes of Modern Israel Dwell Together?
Livestream lecture from the Jewish Theological Seminary
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 – 9:15 pm
Temple Israel will hold a livestream screening of JTS’s Cohen Lecture, on the topic Can the Tribes of Modern Israel Dwell Together?
· Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, founder and spiritual leader, Kehilat Zion of Jerusalem. (and speaker at Rabbi Fish’s installation)
· Racheli Ibenboim, director of Telem, which works to integrate the ultra-Orthodox into general Israeli society
· Professor Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor, JTS
On the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, a major step in the creation of Israel, the partitions within Israeli society threaten the very future of the State. Can the divisions be bridged between Israel’s secular, national religious, ultra-Orthodox, and Arab citizens? Can they talk to each other and work together to forge a new partnership? And what is the role of caring Diaspora Jews in achieving this goal?
Join two insightful and innovative Israeli leaders, and JTS Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen, for this important discussion.
Please arrive at 7:15 for a prompt 7:30 start time. We will have a discussion of the talk following the screening. There is no charge for this event.
RSVP to email@example.com.
Divrei shalom v’emet / Words of peace and truth: The Jewish State and the unrealized dream of Zionism
November 30 at 7:45 pm at Temple Israel
Rabbis Fish and Silverman of Temple Israel will join with Rabbi Meszler of Temple Sinai and Rabbi Cheses of Young Israel to discuss their different yet overlapping views of God, Torah and Israel. This is the 2nd meeting of this group of rabbis to discuss their ideas. This session will focus on the nature of Judaism in Israel today.
If you missed this great panel discussion live, please click here for an audio recording.
The next Shabbat Torah Table Talk will be held on December 9th ,featuring guest speaker Rabbi Jeffrey Summit who will discuss his book
"Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism"
Singing God's Words is the first in-depth study of the experience and meaning of chanting or "reading" Torah among contemporary American Jews. This experience has been transformed dramatically in recent years by the impact of digital technology, feminism, the empowerment of lay people and a search for self-fulfillment through involvement with community. At a time when worshipers seek deeper spiritual experience, many Jews have found new meaning in the experience of reading Torah, an act that is broadly accessible to Jewish adults even as it requires intensive immersion with the text of the Bible in Hebrew.
Join us for a synagogue-wide Hanukkah Party for the entire Temple Israel Community.
Sponsored by Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Hazak, Shorashim, Religious Education Committee, Hertz Nursery School, and Temple Israel Religious School; featuring a concert by Shir Rhythm.
6:00pm Children's Arts & Crafts and Dreidel Spinning, age-specific (pizza bagels available)
6:15pm Hanukkah candle lighting- All are welcome to bring their own hanukkiyah!
6:45pm Schmooze & Appetizers
7:15pm Light dairy dinner
7:30pm Shir Rhythm Hanukkah Concert
Free with RSVP; donations accepted.
Donations of any amount to offset the cost of the Hanukkah Party are welcome. You may use the drop-down menu below, visit our donations page (scroll to choose Hanukkah Party in the fund list), or send a check to the office, noting Hanukkah Party in the memo. Thank you for your kind support.
Bim Bam Shabbat
Join is on the bimah, once a month, on Friday nights for Bim Bam Shabbat, a preschool family Shabbat experience followed by a catered Shabbat dinner.
Who: Families with kids under 5 (siblings welcome)
Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm: Oct 20, Nov 17, Jan 19, Feb 16, March 16, May 18, June 15
Free (dinner is a separate charge)
Please use the RSVP form(s) below. If you are staying for dinner, continue to the payment section at the bottom of this page.
Join us in our Hanukkah celebration! We'll play dreidel and other games, while also eating food! There is a $5 gift Yankee Swap!Read More
Drop off Days
Sunday, Nov 26th - Thursday, Nov 30th (all day);
Friday, Dec 1 until noon
Sunday, Dec 3rd, 9am-3pm
Monday, Dec 4th, 9-11am (Bag Day)
Temple Israel Indoor Yard Sale Volunteers
We need you!!!!
Please help with the biggest fundraiser for Temple Israel Sisterhood and Hertz Nursery School - The Indoor Yard Sale. Each year the sale gets bigger and better, but we need more help to make it happen.
There are a few shifts where we need many volunteers to help with setup, as well as the sale itself. Please consider offering up your time to help make this a successful event. If you are unable to sign up using this link, or if you have any questions, please call either, Ellen Kaplan at 781-715-4321 or Judy Karlin at 781-784-1958
Hope to see you or hear from you soon!
Judy Karlin and Ellen Kaplan
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens - for parents of Tweens!
Discover Parenting Your ‘Tween Through a Jewish Lens at Temple Israel Sharon This Fall!
(held at Rabbi Silverman’s house)
Starting November 2nd, meets 5 Thursday evenings, 7:30-9pm
Discover how compelling Jewish texts and traditions can guide you through the challenges faced by today’s parents.
Share stories and ideas about raising tweens (ages 10-13)
Engage with parents from all backgrounds
Facilitated by Master Teacher Cheryl Harris, Ed. M.
Scholarships and couple discounts available
To register, email Rabbi SIlverman.
9th - 12th Grade Bimonthly Learning with Rabbinic Intern Allison Poirier
Monthly, 1st & 3rd Mondays:
Continues Nov 20th, Dec 4th & 18th, 7pm
AT Starbucks, Cobb Corner
What's the deal with Jews and tattoos? To really keep kosher, should we all just be vegetarians? Why can't use our phones on Shabbat, if that's what we think is more relaxing? How do we sort through all the media messages about sex, beauty, and body image? Where do we even look for answers to these questions? Our class/club will meet to discuss how we can bring Jewish texts & values into conversations with these and other important questions.
RSVP to Allison
Conversational Hebrew class starting Nov 16
This class for beginner and intermediate levels of Hebrew is taught by Brandeis University instructor Esther Shorr. It is open to high school students and adults.
Meets at Temple Israel Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan. 4, 11 from 7:30-8:45. Cost is $250 for 8 sessions. We need a minimum of 4 students to run the class, so sign up now!
If you are interested in a Hebrew class but this time doesn't work for you, please let us know and we will see if we can accommodate your schedule.
Join us for discussion of The Zookeeper's WifeRead More
This month's Saturday Hangout is December 16th for a Hanukkah Hangout from 1:00-3:00 pm (after services and kiddush if you're already at the temple).Read More