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COME TO THE CANTOR'S COUCH!
ONE NIGHT ONLY - SUNDAY, MAY 7
Purchase your tickets now for this entertaining, engaging event with the inimitable Cantor Jacob Mendelson. Join him on his life's journey told through story and song, and with much laughter along the way. Click here for tickets and to learn about event sponsorhips. Don't miss it!
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER PRESENTS THE SHAHARIT LECTURE SERIES
Shaharit is a think tank that brings together Israelis from diverse ethnic, religious, and sociological backgrounds to create a different kind of Israeli politics by creating strong relationships and building trust. This lecture series offers a variety of speakers with unique viewpoints.
The next event is Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30 PM. This session's topic is "From Isolationism to Integration: New developments in the Israeli Haredi community that just might change Israeli society as we know it." Click here for event details, and click here for an overview of the Shaharit Lecture Series.
SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE SHABBAT, MAY 12-13
Join us for an extraordinary Shabbat as we welcome the renowned journalist and author, Judith Shulevitz, as our Scholar in Residence. Beginning with Kabbalat Shabbat services at 5:50 PM on May 12 and continuing through kiddush on May 13, Ms. Shulevitz will speak on various topics related to the theme, "P'nei Shabbat: Aspects of the Sabbath World." Click here to make reservations for the dinner that follows Kabbalat Shabbat services. (Ms. Shulevitz's presentation will be open to the public at 8:15 PM, following the dinner.)
We look forward to being with you for what promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking Shabbat.
SIDDUR LEV SHALEM
Temple Israel Center is transitioning to the Conservative Movement’s new prayerbook, Siddur Lev Shalem. We are offering our congregants the opportunity to make personal dedications (in honor of and/or in memory of...) for the siddurim. This is a beautiful way to remember, honor, or recognize someone special by passing on the Jewish text from generation to generation.
Click here to dedicate a new siddur >>
READ ABOUT EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION
AT TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER!
So Shall You Make It:
Igniting Change in Congregational Learning,
It seems congregational schools have always operated as they do today. Is change possible? Nancy Parkes, TIC's Director of Congregational Learning, takes up the challenge.
The Shorashim Model
A documentary by the Jewish Education Project,
and companion article by Rachel Delia Benaim
My In-site-ful Journey to Temple Israel Center's Shorashim Model of Learning
by Suri Jacknis, Associate Director of the Department of Congregational Learning at The Jewish Education Project
Learning is Everywhere at Temple Israel Center
by Jason Edelstein
click here to read the article as it appeared in The Jewish Link>>
Changing the Negative Narrative of Synagogue Education
by Nancy Parkes
The TIC community would like to stay in touch with our college/graduate students who are studying away from home. More>>
Please contact Ellen Salant to join our Minyan Initiative, a group of TIC volunteers who sign up to attend the daily evening minyan on a rotating basis. and commit one evening of their choice each month. Visit our Minyan Initiative Monthly Calendar.
Welcome to the TIC NURSERY SCHOOL, a nurturing community of growth and learning. We are dedicated to providing a unique, comprehensive, enriching environment in which our children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly.
Also, check out Hug Ivrit, our optional Monday Hebrew Enrichment course for learners in Grades 2-6.
View our 2016-2017 calendar, including school closings and special Shorashim & community events.
Read our Family Handbook >>
Contact Lisa Schwartz, Shorashim Religious School Director, for more information.
Havurat Torah (7-12)
Teens in grades 7-12 continue their Jewish education in our high school program, HAVURAT TORAH, on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:45 pm, and learn how the Jewish values they experience can inform the choices they make every day. Jewish learning becomes relevant and meaningful as our teens build life-long fnedships within a caring community.
Contact Nancy Parkes, Director of Congregational Learning, for more information.
Youth & Family Programs
TIC Selected for Inclusion Initiative
We are pleased to announce that Temple Israel Center has been chosen to participate as a member of the USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community. Through this initiative, funded by the Ruderman Family Foundation, United Synagogue will work with fifteen affiliated kehillot,
sacred communities, over the course of the next eight months, to develop broad vision and action plans on inclusion within our Conservative Movement congregations. more>>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ISRAEL! MONDAY, MAY 1
Let's celebrate together at TIC's Yom Ha'Atzmaut Shuk Experience. Food trucks, games, shopping, and more! Click here for details and to register. You won't want to miss this party!
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE CANTOR'S COUCH, SUNDAY, MAY 7
Don't miss this one-night-only performance of The Cantor's Couch, on Sunday evening, May 7. Come along with Cantor Jack Mendelson as he tells about his life in story and song. Click here to purchase tickets for this lively and entertaining event.
JOIN US FOR THE NURSERY SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SHABBAT DINNER, MAY 12
Plan to spend Friday evening, May 12, with friends and family. Let's welcome Shabbat together and then enjoy a delicious dinner. Click here to register.