Goat Yoga- June 2, 2019


Sunday, June 2nd, 10-11 AM

Try Goat Yoga while
giving back to the community!

Class is full
but you may RSVP for the wait list below the flyer

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All proceeds go directly to fund young family programming at the synagogue.

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This class will take place outdoors in Woodland Wilderness, the field directly next to the parking lot of Temple Israel and will feature a herd of friendly goats! If it rains we will move the event indoors. Goat kids are naturally curious and playful, and love to climb on anyone and anything. While this may not be the most meditative and relaxing yoga class you have ever taken, it will surely be the most fun and memorable - perfect for melting that stress away! 

Yoga will be led by our talented and certified Heidi Kassner (read her bio online, here) Classes are always suitable for beginners but even the most practiced yogi will enjoy a class outdoors with the goats. 

Bring your own mat, blanket, or towel but be prepared for the goats to potentially taste test everything. The $30 class fee includes 50 minutes of yoga instruction with 10 minutes of goat cuddle and photos. We will provide goat treats and there will be plenty of time to pet, hold, and take pictures with the goats throughout and after class.

Don't have your own yoga mat? Don't let that stop you! We will have mats available if you forget yours or need to borrow.

Goat Yoga FAQ https://www.farmershelpers.com/faq.html

Resetting the Table- June, 2019

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Over the past few months, Temple Israel’s Adult and Family Ed. Committee has been discussing the issues of divergent opinions relating to the State of Israel within our TI community. In order to bring this important conversation into a positive framework, we have engaged an organization called Resetting the Table, thanks to a grant from CJP. Resetting the Table runs programs designed to aid the Jewish community in engaging in constructive dialogue on Israel. 

You are invited to participate in either or both of two special programs in June:

Speaking across Differences on Israel (Sun June 2, 9:45am-12:45pm)
Resetting the Table’s celebrated Speaking across Differences workshop offers both skill-building for charged conversations on Israel and a forum for dialogue across disagreement, even in the face of strong differences. Participants exchange views and experiences, surface areas of commonality and disagreement, and practice communication skills for having Israel conversations across political divides in ways that invite curiosity and constructive debate.  

Town Square on Israel (Wed June 12, 7:30-9:30pm)
Resetting the Table’s Town Square is a rare opportunity for meaningful, face to face conversation on Israel supported by highly skilled facilitators. Participants will have the opportunity to speak to one another in small groups on issues of shared concern, name what matters most to them, and remain connected and receptive even when differences arise. Common Israel-related topics include: Roles and Responsibilities of US Jews and Boundaries of Legitimate, Illegitimate Public Criticism, and participants' reactions to current events and controversies. 

To build and strengthen our synagogue community, it is important that we are able to come together to talk and learn from each other even when we disagree. The program is not intended to promote any particular position about Israel. Your voice will make an important contribution to the success of the program and to the strength of our community. 


To ensure the quality of the program, space is strictly limited; open to TI members only. Please RSVP below.

Please note:
If the program is full, we will add your name to a wait list. We will confirm with you a few days before the program. If your plans change, please email
Janet Aronson so we can give your space to another person.

Questions? Email Janet Aronson or Ellen Rothberg

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Note, if a couple is interested in attending, each person must register individually
Which session do you wish to attend? *
See session descriptions above

Wee Woodland Wilderness - Spring, 2019

Wee Woodland Wilderness

Explore with Lisa Kritz, Outdoor Nature Specialist

Two 4-week sessions for 18-month - 3 years old
(for parents with their children)

  • March 4, 11, 18 (Purim in Nature) & 25

  • April 29, May 6, 13 & 20

10:00 - 10:30am (rain or shine!)

SIGN UP BELOW, $25 per 4-week session;
Choose one or both!

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Wee Woodland Wilderness

WAIT: Be sure to register above!

If paying by check, mail to Temple Israel, PO Box 377, Sharon, MA 02067

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TI's Holocaust Scroll Restoration Program

TI's Holocaust Scroll Restoration Program

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Temple Israel is embarking on a physical and spiritual journey to restore our approximately 200 year-old Holocaust-era scroll. Our scroll was entrusted to us in 1980 by the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London. It was saved from destruction in the Shoah, but it is no longer kosher for ritual usage.

This past month, Rabbi Sofer Kevin Hale of Leeds, MA has visited with our students and with Brotherhood's Routes program, all in Temple Israel's community effort to restore this scroll. In a rebirth cycle of its own, this sacred scroll will be present alongside our own life cycle events.

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We are developing many programs for this Project, culminating in a rededication ceremony on the Shabbat Weekend of May 17-19, 2019. Our Hebrew school children will learn how to write every letter in the Torah and all about the art and tools required.  Volunteer journalists will be available to interview anyone who would like to share their family's story for our own pages of history.

Our entire community will have the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of “writing a Torah" with our scribe. Families that contribute at a minimum giving level may sign up for a "scribing session" with the Sofer and fulfill that mitzvah as a family. Three dates are set aside for this opportunity: January 27, March 3, and March 31. On those days, we also will have a gallery with a movie, stories and pictures of the Jewish community of Prestice, Czechoslovakia, from where our scroll emanates, and a display of our own community's stories.  Visit our Scroll Website to sign up for a private family scribing session with Rabbi Hale. 

Please click here to download our brochure,

and, to learn more, visit our scroll website.

To find out how you can support this project financially or as a volunteer, please contact Art Newman or Carol Wolk Rose.

Further Reading: To learn more about Temple Israel's many Holocaust Remembrance Programs, the remarkable story of how our scroll was obtained, and the Shoah-era communities from which our members came, click here.