Brotherhood presents Lift Your Spirits, Jan 27th

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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!

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Gift certificates available! Makes a great holiday gift!
Contact Gary Keimach at or call (781) 352-6241 for more info.

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Tu B'Shevat Seder: The Hidden Life of Trees, Jan 30th

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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

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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 TreesWhat 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.

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Robert Zeitsiff Brotherhood Weekend, Jan 6-7, 2018

Join us on January 6th and 7th for our famous Shabbat Luncheon, Sunday Breakfast, and other activities.  

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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.

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Temple Israel Hanukkah Party: Thursday, Dec 14th, 6:00pm


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.

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Bim Bam Shabbat

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.

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Sisterhood/Hertz Nursery School Indoor Yard Sale, 12/3-4

Drop off Days
Sunday, Nov 26th - Thursday, Nov 30th (all day);
Friday, Dec 1 until noon

Yard Sale
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

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.

High School Torah Hangout

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.
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Conversational Hebrew class, begins 11/16

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.

Email  or for more info or to register.