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Commemorating Yom Hashoah

Posted on April 5, 2021

This year we will commemorate Yom Hashoah with the screenings and discussion of two powerful films. Please register on the website calendar to receive your free links to these special screenings. Thursday, April 8, at 7:00 pm, the evening begins with a short presentation by Dr. Louis Levine, founding Director of the Museum of Jewish Continue Reading »

Interfaith Peacebuilding Initiatives in Israel/Palestine and the United States

Posted on April 5, 2021

Please join us in celebrating Yom Ha-atzmaut, Israel Independence Day Our special guest, Dr. Yehezkel Landau, hosts a conversation about Israel from an interfaith viewpoint, with references to inter-religious peace building initiatives in both Israel/Palestine and here in the United States. About the speaker: Dr. Yehezkel Landau, a dual Israeli-American citizen, is an interfaith educator, Continue Reading »

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Celebrating Purim, online and in-person!

Posted on March 9, 2021

Many thanks to the Ritual Committee members, Hebrew School students, Sisterhood, Rabba Kaya, and all the volunteers who created an array of programs for a socially-close and physically-distanced Purim celebration. With the generous support of the Cultural Endowment Fund, temple members enjoyed a variety of events, including: The family-friendly and interactive comedy show “Esther to Continue Reading »

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Passover at Temple Israel

Posted on March 9, 2021

Join Temple Israel for Passover! We have a great lineup of Passover events this year, informed by the Haggadah chosen for our virtual Community Seder on the second night of Passover, The Promise of the Land. Author and theologian Rabbi Ellen Bernstein will join us on Sunday, March 14 to discuss the inspiration for her Continue Reading »

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Invitation to New Discussion Group for Seniors

Posted on March 9, 2021

Temple Israel is pleased to announce a new discussion group for seniors: The Joyful Blessing of Time. This discussion group, led by experienced facilitator Laura Durant, will be a safe, supportive place to share our experiences, concerns, thoughts, and feelings about this time in our lives. We will recognize and celebrate our triumphs, acknowledging the Continue Reading »

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Purim is Coming!

Posted on February 4, 2021

Join Temple Israel for a great lineup of Purim events and fun! Sunday February 21, 11:00 am Baking with the Sisterhood: Hamantaschen Please join us via Zoom!  Recipe & Ingredient List Register to receive Zoom information   Sunday, February 21, 5:00pm Esther to the Rescue! A Purim comedy show for families Professional comedy troupe The Continue Reading »

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Basic Judaism Class for Conversion

Posted on January 13, 2021

with Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman begins Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 pm This class is required for conversion, but open to everyone interested in learning the basics about Judaism and living a Jewish life. Classes meet Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, via Zoom, on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/26, 6/16, 6/30 Register to receive Continue Reading »

New Practical Learning Series presented by the Membership Committee

Posted on January 13, 2021

Parenting During the Pandemic, Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 – 7:45 pm. Please join us as Dr. Laura Rubin, Temple Israel congregant and  clinical psychologist/ neuropsychologist, will present tips for raising resilient children, discuss how to be a mindful parent during turbulent times, and explain how to identify red flags for children’s mental health. Dr. Rubin’s presentation Continue Reading »

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Tu Bi-Shvat Community Seder

Posted on January 13, 2021

We are preparing for a delightful and delicious Community Tu Bi-Shvat Seder on Wednesday, January 27, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.     Print your “fridge flyer” with all the details! Curious about the origins of this festival? Read on for a lively explanation by Deborah Hirsch Mayer, VP, Ritual. The Why and What of Tu Continue Reading »