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5778 Kol Nidre Appeal
We appreciate your participation in the 5778 Kol Nidre Appeal. By performing this special act of tzedakah you will help to secure the financial health of our Kehillah Kedoshah, our sacred community and everything it does.
Please click here to make a tax-deductible online gift.
Temple Israel Center's New Hesed Circle
An initiative to enhance, engage and build upon our caring community.
For more information, please click here.
SIDDUR LEV SHALEM
Temple Israel Center has transitioned to the Conservative Movement’s 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. Click here to download the 2017-2018 College Form or click here to submit your information online.
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.
Children in grades K-6 thrive in SHORASHIM.
Read about all that's happening this week in Shorashim: Click HERE for updates and reminders.
In the event of a weather-related closing:
On Sundays, the decision to close Shorashim will be made by 7:00 am. On weekdays, Shorashim and Havurat Torah will be cancelled if either White Plains or Scarsdale public schools are closed. If those public schools are open but decide to cancel after-school activities, we will also cancel Shorashim and Havurat Torah on those days. We will relay this information to all our families by the following methods:
Call us at 914-948-2800, ext. 158, to hear a voice message from the Education Office when there are weather-related school closings to report.
We will provide this information to Channel 12 news.
An email will be sent to all our Shorashim and HT families.
View our 2017-2018 calendar, including school closings and special Shorashim & community events, HERE.
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 friendships within a caring community.
View our 2017-2018 calendar >> (coming soon)
Contact info at Temple Israel Center, 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>>
NEW! Third Friday of every month.
Shabbat Hamudim with Rabbi Ari and Cantor Mordecai
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15.
Join us for a relaxed, come-as-you-are Shabbat experience for families with young children. Welcome Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing and kiddush on the third Friday of every month.
New! Making Shabbat And Holidays Come Alive For You And Your Family
NEW Adult Ed Series begins this Monday! Through text study, discussions, hands-on activities and crafts, we will explore the key themes of Shabbat and holidays, and share engaging ways to celebrate with family members of all ages. Each participant will have a chance to create a ritual object to take home that can enhance Shabbat and holiday celebrations with family and friends. Bring you curiosity, creativity, and great ideas.
Join us for these monthly sessions starting on Monday, January 22, 7:45-9:00 pm.
This Monday's topic: Tu B'Shevat.
Educators: Rachel Glickenstein, Arielle Richman and Susan Ticker
RSVP is encouraged, not required. Email Aliza Burton at [email protected]. This series is free to all TIC members.
Presentation by author Dr. Peter Feinman on his book Jerusalem Throne Games
Sunday morning, January 21, 2018
Light refreshments will be served.
Sign up here.
January 27, 2018
Please join Sisterhood members as we celebrate 100 years of Women's League in fully participating and leading the Torah service. A kiddish will follow.
Eat Pray Learn Shabbat Author Series
Join us on Friday evening, February 2 as we welcome Shabbat, enjoy a delicious dairy dinner, and discover local author, Dara Horn, who will discuss her recent publication-Eternal Life. Services at 6:00 pm followed by dinner. The book talk will be begin at 7:50. Sign up here.
Join Rabbi Tucker at TIC for this mini course. Last class is Monday, January 22. (There is no class on January 15.)
Pirkei Avot, one of the sixty-three Tractates of the Mishnah, contains Rabbinic Judaism's prescriptions for how to lead a life of virtue and honor. In the spring of 2018, new commentaries by Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum and Rabbi Gordon Tucker are to appear in print. In this seven week course, we will have the opportunity to study and discuss in depth essential parts of these new commentaries, even before the actual publication date.