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A Bridge of Light – A Chanukah Message

Posted on December 16, 2022

The root of the word Chanukah, Chet-Nun-Khaf (ח–נ–כ), means dedication, but the root of this root is Chen, Grace (חן). The light we celebrate at Chanukah expresses grace in two ways. First, there is the miracle of the light that lasted for eight days, that is, the gift of grace by God that allowed the Continue Reading »

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Our True Inheritance

Parashat Vayishlach
Posted on December 9, 2022

It’s a story as old as time. Two brothers, one inheritance. How many times have I sat with either sibling, both aggrieved, suffering and angry over the settlement of the parents’ estate. How often have I heard the voice that claims, it was unjust! I was denied my due. I was cheated by my sibling. Continue Reading »

Havdalah nerf night

Fun family programs!

Posted on December 2, 2022

Did you know that Temple Israel hosts many events for families in addition to Religious School programs and classes? Please join us for some after-hours fun! Upcoming programs include: Saturday, 12/10, 5:00 pm, Havdalah, Nerf Night & Smores.  Bring your blaster and nerves of steel for an EPIC Nerf battle! Join us as we mark Continue Reading »

Happy Hanukkah

Light up the night with Temple Israel!

Posted on December 2, 2022

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 18. Activities are planned for all ages, beginning with candle-lighting every evening in the “Hands of Hope” menorah in the garden courtyard. (In the case of inclement weather, the festivities will move indoors.) Don’t miss these special events! Sunday, 12/18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanukkah Story Time with Continue Reading »

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Annual Appeal Launches!

Posted on November 4, 2022

The 2022 Annual Fund Appeal preserves our sukkat shlomekha — shelter of peace — keeping us safe from the storms of nature and offering a welcoming center for Jewish study, prayer, celebrations, and culture. This year’s Annual Fund focuses on two essential areas identified by our Temple Board. Roof and Air Handlers After 35 years, the air handlers that cool Continue Reading »

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Shabbat Morning Yoga

Posted on September 7, 2022

This year the Temple will once again offer Shabbat yoga on select Saturdays (see Calendar) from 9-10am in the Social Hall. I want to explore the question you may be asking yourself: why would I practice yoga on Shabbat? Or what is the connection between yoga and Shabbat? I think one of the best ways Continue Reading »