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Simchat Torah


Same link for ALL services: ZOOM Link  
Meeting ID:  324 977 9888 Passcode:  minyan 

Saturday, Oct 10 
6:55pm Ma’ariv for Simchat Torah; families interested in leading a Hakafa & singing should please contact Rabbi Fish 
After 6:55pm Candle lighting from pre-existing flame 

Sunday, Oct 11
9am Simchat Torah Yom Tov services; families interested in leading a Hakafa & singing should please contact Rabbi Fish
10:15am Hakafot & Festive Torah Reading
Honoring Kallat Breishit Marion Gribetz & Hattan Torah Michael Getz
3-5pm Simchat Torah Torah Hunt [see right for more information] 
6:53pm Yom Tov ends 
7:15pm Ma’ariv/Havdalah

Simchat Torah will look a little different this year! Grab your bikes, scooters, dogs and/or walking legs and meet at the Temple Israel Parking Lot to grab your map! We have 5 different neighborhood hakafot (circles) to offer, each within a mile from Temple Israel. Stuffed Torahs and/or Torah signs will be displayed at various houses along the route; nestled in a bush, hanging in a tree, on the front steps, etc. Head on out to see if you can spot all the Torahs then come back to TI for a special treat!

Kallat Breishit: Marion Gribetz

Marion Gribetz and her husband Rob Rubin moved to Sharon in 1987. They have spent these past 33 years devoted to the Sharon community. They raised their three sons, Jonah, Bentzi and Abie with a love for the outdoors, community, joy, inquisitiveness and service. Jonah and Bentzi both served in the IDF and Abie has devoted many hours to public service here in the Boston area as well.
Their commitment to TI Sharon is deep. Marion served as chair of Adult and Family Ed in the 1990s and then returned to TI Leadership as VP of Education in 2012 and served in that capacity for 2 terms and then as Executive VP and President.
Marion also was a founder and board member of the South Area Solomon Schechter (KSA) as well as Gann Academy. She also served on the board of the Jewish Women’s Archive and is a Mikveh Guide at Mayyim Hayyim.
Professionally, Marion is on the faculty and serves as the Director of Educational Initiatives at Hebrew College in Newton, MA. She teaches courses on a variety of topics in contemporary Jewish education including the Context of Congregational Learning, Art in Jewish Education, Jewish Pluralism, and Issues in the Teaching of Israel. Marion also mentors and coaches numerous teachers and Jewish professionals. Currently she is on the faculty and coaching staff for four international leadership programs.
Today, Marion’s greatest joy comes from her love for her growing family including her daughters in law, and 2 granddaughters. During these Covid times she is grateful for her health and the health of her family and friends and for being blessed to be able to work from home and enjoy daily activities with Rob. She deeply misses seeing the community week in and week out at TI Sharon and being able to travel to Israel to snuggle with her granddaughters. 

Hattan Breishit: Michael Getz

If you’ve been involved at all as a volunteer or lay leader at Temple Israel, chances are you’ve interacted with Michael Getz. A former TI Trustee and VP of Jewish Communal Life, and former chair of the Adult & Family Ed, Cultural Arts and Communications committees, Michael has chaired or served on too many committees and task forces at the shul to name. He’s also an active leader of the Brotherhood and currently its 1st VP. The list goes on and on. And on and on.  Even when he’s not officially involved, Michael is always there to offer his help and support. His friendship is cherished by all who work with him and his gentle approach and sound judgment have proven invaluable to Temple Israel so often. He’s never too busy and often takes on tasks no mere mortal could handle.

It should be no surprise that Michael is an accomplished designer/developer of award-winning e-learning solutions for the company he founded 23 years ago:  Illumina Interactive. His wide range of skills allows him to excel as both a creative and technical project director and producer. Michael’s 30+ years in design, programming, production and management of computer-, multimedia- and Internet-based applications for corporate, industrial and educational markets has made him a go-to resource for his clients. 

He and his wife, Tiziana, Office Administrator at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, have been married for 37½ years and have raised two beautiful children: Melissa, a clinical social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Matthew, an aspiring photography/film production specialist in LA.  Whether he is playing saxophone and clarinet in the Roy Scott Big Band, Sharon Concert Band or Temple Israel Purim Schpiel Band, cycling, or hiking, Michael is always in motion and always with family and friends.

We are so thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to share Michael with his beautiful family and congratulate him for this honor which he so richly deserves. Yasher koach Michael!!

Sunday Morning Hakafot/Torah Service Registration (ends at 2pm on Friday)

Registration is required for limited in-person attendance, outdoors (closes at 3pm on Friday)

Services also will continue on Zoom (passcode: minyan)


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