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into Temple Israel of Boston

Getting to Know Rabbi Jen Gubitz (page 5) Temple Israel’s Recent Renovations (pages 6-7) Reform Judaism in the 21st Century (page 10) Tikkun Central (page 14)

Temple Israel of Boston may your gates be open always

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our hearts embrace Your commandments.” - Morning Liturgy

AT TEMPLE ISRAEL, WE...

build community and encounter the sacred through relationships embrace Torah in all its dimensions as our enduring source for inquiry, discovery, and inspriation. explore spirituality and innovate our traditions of ritual and prayer. pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be.

Rabbi Jen Gubitz celebrates Sukkot with the Riverway Project (20’s & 30’s). Learn more about Rabbi Gubitz on page 5.

IN THIS ISSUE... The TI Scene..............................................................3 Message from President, Chris Noe...........................4 Getting to Know Rabbi Jen Gubitz.............................5 Temple Israel’s Recent Renovations.......................6-7 Remembering the Good Old FJECC Days...................8 TI Cares and Welcome to New Members...................9 Reform Judaism in the 21st Century.........................10 Nesiya Summer Program........................................13 Torah Study at Temple Israel....................................11 The Tefillah Group...................................................12 Tikkun Central.........................................................14 Temple Israel Friends Annual Fund..........................15 November-January Upcoming Events.....................16 Life Cycles, Yahrzeits & Contributions................17-26 Calendar...........................................................27-29

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are Ohavei Yisrael, Lovers of Israel, committed to the vitality, peace, and well-being of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world. draw strength from our diversity, and wisdom from all who walk through our open doors


THE TI SCENE

GBIO Gathering to kick off campaign for #Yeson5 to pass the Community Preservation Act in Boston

Special guests gather before Rabbi Zecher’s Installation

Temple Israel Staff Qiddush

Shabbat in the Berkshires

Last Tuesday of the Month Book Group

The Temple Israel Sukkah

Folk Sing Along

Congregants enjoying the new museum exhibit

Michael Gruenbaum with Governor Baker

TI goes to Doing Time In Education

Justice League (JL) staff Tali Puterman and Roberta Bergman visiting JL members at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy in August

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOE, PRESIDENT In this edition of my President’s letter, I have the impossible task of highlighting in just 250 words all of the great work being done by Temple Israel’s committees. My apologies in advance for not being able to highlight everyone’s efforts specifically. I would like to call special attention to two committees that have, in their own unique way, helped strengthen the bonds of our community during the past year. TI’s Green Team organized a farm share this summer. If you happened to be at Temple Israel on a Tuesday afternoon, you may have noticed farmer Jim and his fresh fruits and vegetables out on Nessel Way. A highlight of my summer was my weekly stop to pick up the constantly rotating selection of produce while meeting and chatting with fellow congregants and neighbors from the Longwood Medical Area. The food nourished our bodies, but the conversations nourished our hearts and minds.

In a herculean effort that is still ongoing, the Technology Committee has assisted in the implementation of a Congregant Relationship Management system, sophisticated computer software that replaces outdated technology for managing billing and other important membership information. While this project may seem very technical and esoteric, a necessary step to guaranteeing Rabbi Zecher’s vision that every congregant feels like he or she matters is to ensure that every congregant is known. Better technology will facilitate better human interaction within our community. I am very excited about these and other initiatives being pursued by our committees. It is a privilege and pleasure to serve as Temple Israel’s President.

INTRODUCING OUR COMMITTEE CHAIRS Are you interested in participating in any of our committees? Contact Sara Schwindt, Director of Membership and Engagement, at sschwindt@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960 for more information.

477 (50’s & 60’s): Susan Ridker, Frank Friedman Adult Education: Gabriella Strecker, Ted Greenwood Archives: Susan Porter Audit Committee: Ben Einsohn Building and Grounds: Marc Maxwell Boston Food Pantry Yom Kippur Collection: Louise Freedman, Priscilla Golding Cemetery: Alan Morse Development Strategy: Leah Rosovsky Elementary Education: Sara Barcan, Leah Barcan Engagement - Day School: Lisa Danetz Families with Young Children: Hillary Golden Finance: Marc Rysman FJECC Preschool: Leslie Inker

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Green Team: Joan Rachlin Nominating: Mark Goodman Library: Barbara Cevallos Membership: Sarah Minden Museum: Harriet Greenfield, Pam Goodman Nashim: Helene Weitzenkorn Riverway Project (20’s & 30’s): Rachel Daniels Social Justice / Ohel Tzedek: Cindy Rowe Technology: Joe Bates Teen Education: Deb Polansky TILLI Lifelong Learning: Ruth Klepper, Marlene Yesley TI Cares: Gerri Sweder, Susan Michaels


Getting to Know

RABBI JEN GUBITZ It has been our great honor to welcome Rabbi Jen Gubitz to the clergy team and our congregation. Her work with The Riverway Project, Engage@TI (small groups), and Introduction to Judaism classes and programs have already elevated and invigorated what we do. We asked her some questions to get to know her better. For the past four years, you have served Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, Massachusetts. You have had a very special relationship with that congregation’s cantor, Hollis Schachner. Why did you ask her to install you? Hollis is a supremely talented Cantor, with a beautiful voice that truly parallels her kindness, humor, and pastoral gifts. Hollis and I spent a great deal of time together the past four years. We often shmoozed and drank coffee during which she mentored me, listened to me, and modeled for me ways to approach situations. Most special, we sang together often. What has surprised you so far about Temple Israel? I am constantly surprised by how many ways we are connected and involved within the community and beyond it. The amazing talent of our congregants and staff continues to impress me. I am awed by the thought leadership of my clergy colleagues and the energy and curiosity for Jewish living by the Temple Israel community. Also, it amazes me how committed TI families are through many generations. I had hoped Temple Israel would be vibrant, but I never realized just how bright it would be. What is a text that influences your thinking about your rabbinate? One of my favorite midrashim is about the first night Adam and Eve spent outside of the Garden of Eden. Sitting in the dark, they experience what is called—Bein Hashmashot— which means “between two sunsets”. They are in a liminal moment—a moment which most of us are in all the time— as we are always between one thing and the next, standing on thresholds exiting and entering and journeying from different moments and stages in life, they are afraid and fear what will happen. But they create fire and subsequently the ritual of Havdalah is attributed to Adam. The fire/light

Spirituality

he creates sends this tremendous message of finding light and hope in dark moments. What have you found so far in the three months you have been here? Most of what I imagined and hoped for is actually true. I was very proud to lead High Holy Days with everyone. It was overwhelming in a wonderful way when Rabbi Zecher invited congregants in the sanctuary service up to the bimah for Ne’ilah and many came forward! There was a power I had not felt before in the arc of the High Holy Days when we were surrounded on the bimah by everyone. I was equally grateful to the administrative and maintenance staff who made it logistically possible for what felt like transformational work to take place. I also really love leading the Riverway Project and am grateful for the hard work by Rabbi Soffer before me. Soul Food Friday is actually as good as everyone says, and the participants buck the trends of statistics of Jewish millennial engagement. What do you want people to know about you that they may not yet know? I was an English major, and seriously considered pursuing graduate work in American Jewish Literature because I love getting lost in stories. As a result, writing sermons is a really important spiritual practice for me. I love poetry, creative writing, and puns. I grew up in a home where tremendous emphasis was placed on the value of fine and performing arts and Jewish values. My parents always invited the stranger, the orphan, and the widower to our Shabbat table —which I resented as a teen—but grew to understand and value as I grew up. Some of my first Jewish memories are playing in the choir loft while my Bubbe rehearsed or sang in the choir. Those roots drew me to rabbinic life. My first concerts were Sharon, Lois & Bram; and Debbie Friedman! These experiences plus Jewish summer camp are the roots of my rabbinate.

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TEMPLE ISRAEL’S RECENT

RENOVATIONS By Dan Deutsch, Executive Director Temple Israel is blessed with a 100,000 ft2 facility in the Longwood Medical Area. Our building was built in three different stages, each in a different era of our history.

Q: What is your favorite space in our building?

Every year, a significant portion of our budget goes towards maintaining and improving our physical infrastructure. These allocations are determined through our Building and Grounds Committee which boasts an active roster of ten volunteers led by Marc Maxwell. The committee works alongside our Facilities Director, Julia Pollard, to identify and prioritize projects that are needed to preserve our facility. Each member of the committee brings their expertise and together their experiences blend and direct the work that we complete. As Marc Maxwell puts it, “Building and Grounds spends a lot of time and thought on the systems of the building most take for granted. We keep the lights on, the heat and air conditioning working, the roof sheltering us from the weather. We have also been working on lessening our energy usage and carbon footprint for 25 years. We were recycling such materials before it was fashionable or topical.”

it into a beautiful space that we use all the

This past summer we worked on improving a number of our spaces to better align our physical structure with our renewed mission and vision statements. Our standard annual capital budget of $250,000 was supplemented with a few generous capital gifts which enabled us to invest in some much needed renovations.

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A: Levi Auditorium. When we took a large room that wasn’t really usable for us today and turned time, it was one of the best improvements we could have made to our building. Also, since my background is in architectural history and the preservation of historic architecture, I’m delighted that we retained the original features of the room like the carved paneling. I’m proud that we won a preservation award for that project. — Dayl Cohen, Member of the Building and Grounds Committee HVAC Systems We replaced four of our HVAC units and upgraded to energy efficient units that will lower our energy consumption and lessen our carbon footprint. Our Building and Grounds and Green Team Committees will continue to work together to move us forward as we work to reduce energy consumption. Social Hall Noting that the Social Hall was looking aged, the Building and Grounds Committee worked to replace the old parquet wood floor that was damaged through years of heavy use. The committee looked at dozens of different materials and finally settled on a linoleum vinyl tile that looks like wood. The floor was put in during the late summer and has already seen a lot of activity.


Wyner Museum For years, the Wyner Museum hosted various exhibits that were created and curated by the Museum Committee. This year, Building and Grounds worked with the Museum Committee to reopen our windows and bring in comfortable seating, making the museum an ideal space to congregate and connect with each other. Library Temple Israel librarian, Ann Abrams, worked with volunteers to rethink the layout of the library, which is now open and more welcoming. Congregants are invited to stop in for a cup of tea, or take a few minutes to complete a communal jigsaw puzzle. The space still hosts the weekday minyan at 6:15 p.m. and will also be the backdrop for some of our adult education programs.

Sanctuary Ark A generous gift from Dr. Meryl LeBoff allowed us to restore the ark in the main Sanctuary. Hundreds of hours were spent by craftsmen who delicately repaired and retouched the leafing on the ark, bringing it back to its original glory. This project is an example of how Building and Grounds works to preserve our building, choosing to restore our precious ark rather than upgrading or going for a new look.

Q: What do you like most about our building? A: How the building represents our community it holds. Built over decades, as our community changes, our buildings have changed. Designed by different architects in each phase of its evolution the building represents changing styles of architecture just as we have changed as society, observance and our practices have evolved. — Marc Maxwell, Chair, Building and Grounds Committee Families with Young Children & Technology Lab Through a generous capital gift from the Mayer family, we were able to transform Room 105 into a perfect space for programming geared towards families with young children. This is now the location for weekly classes for our youngest members of the community. Additionally, we were able to take our old computer room and invest in making it a flexible space which we are now calling the Technology Lab. We will be able to view movies or take out our new collection of iPads and laptops, allowing this room to adapt and meet our ever changing daily needs. www.tisrael.org/insight | 617-566-3960

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Remembering the Good Old FJECC DAYS “The FJECC created the perfect launching pad for my kids’ academic and social growth. In a safe and nurturing environment the teachers taught my boys to be active, curious, and engaged learners while also making them feel like they were important and valued members of the greater school community. They learned the importance of helping others and their preschool friendships continue to be strong and growing today. Our entire family feels incredibly lucky and fortunate to have had the TI preschool experience and we are forever grateful for the people who made it all so special!” - Dana Elisofon, FJECC Alumni Parent

Sammy Lapat + Daniel, Lily, and Molly Bailen, December 2007

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“When I think of the FJECC, I smile and think of beginnings. It was the beginning of our Temple Israel experience; the beginning of friendships that remain central in our lives today; and the beginning of having the same spiritual home. Our children loved being Shabbat helper, taking their first (virtual) trip to Israel, celebrating holidays, playing with friends, and being with the teachers and clergy. They also learned about fairness, kindness, and tikkun olam. I can’t believe fourteen years have passed since our daughter, Sophie started at the FJECC. This past year, she was confirmed and our son Sammy became a Bar Mitzvah. I have the FJECC to thank for starting them on a path where living a Jewish life is fun, meaningful, and filled with a diverse and vibrant community who cares about one another and the world.” - Lauren Lapat, FJECC Alumni Parent

“The FJECC was my family’s home for five years. My son, Daniel started there at age 3 and found there his best friend, Sammy, who today at age 14, is still his best friend, and probably will be forever. My twin daughters, Lily and Molly, began at the FJECC at age 2 and made friends there who are still their friends today. They have even recently reconnected with some of their preschool friends which has been such a nice thing for them. I too, made friends there who will always be there for me. When my daughter, was in the Red Room, she had the job of cleaning the paint cans - something she didn’t particularly like to do, but she always did it and she was pushed a little bit out of her comfort zone, which is important to do at any age. The FJECC was the place where my children could begin to explore their Jewish identities and ask questions that would always be answered by their amazing teachers. The FJECC is such a special place for Temple Israel’s children, and also for Temple Israel’s parents who begin to become connected to our synagogue through our children.” - Jen Weber, FJECC Alumni Parent


WELCOME TO OUR NEW AND RE-JOINING MEMBERS! Linda Ashley Sharone Assa Syrus Ayure Kimberlee Bachman Leah Bellman and Kyle Miller Rebecca Berman, Franklin Huang, and Asa, Esme, and Cy Berman Rachel Bernstein and Margaret Clendenen Maria Goez Botero Andrea Braver Warren and Cynthia Burroughs Hannah Chafetz Sarah Chorney Jonathan Coffman Wendy Cohen David Conegliano Kenneth and Arlene Davidson Edward Davis Sari Edelstein, Holly Jackson, and Jane Jackson-Edelstein Rachel and Kaia Edwards Daniel English David Epstein Danielle Evans Mojgan Fanisalek and Mahdi Farshchian Andrew Fenves and Saralynn Busch Tayler Ferguson and Jefferey Danziger Anna Fisher-Pinkert Jason Friedman Benjamin and Emily Goldberger Michele Goldstein Elliott Gordon and Heidi Skinner Philip, Julie, James, and Gigi Gordon Maximiliano Grass and Eriana Rivera Joseph and Carol Green Nancy Grossman

Jessica Harder, Sam White, and Afton White Jeffrey and Amanda Hayes Leslie Herscher and Michael Dimitrief Allison Hertz Alyssa Haley Adam, Rachel, Julie, Henry, and Jack Hirsch Arline Isaacson Adriana de Julio Elizabeth Kadish Michelle Kalowski, Peter Shorett, and Rose and Josiah Shorett Emily Katz Gordon and Patricia Katz Noah Medvedow Kazis Amir Learner and Hannah Godfred Heather Levy and Shane Sigel Jennifer Livengood Mark Lowenstein, Jennifer Meader, and Hannah and Zachary Lowenstein Elliot Mattingly and Amy Flaster Rachel Merkin and William Welt Michael, Stephanie, Hava, and Solin Meyers Ben, Tonya, Asher, and Aryeh Mezrich Harvey and Amy Michaels Laura Michaels Sarah Michaels Jessica, Michael, Benjamin, and Henry Morel Amy, Melissa, Kai, and Eitan Nishman Nathaniel Fearey Obler Caren Orlick and Eli Korin Ari Peskoe and Claire Valentin Lara Pollack Marisa Porter

Ben, Jen, and Maya Rosenberg Nathan Rothstein and Caroline Gammill Stephanie Sacharow Zadok Sacks Lexi and Stephen Salomone Andrew Sessa and Brian Sandstrom Noah Sawyer, Gigi Kellett, and Julius and Ruth Sawyer Kara Schechner-Kanofsky Shelby Schrier Jennifer Segel, Marcos Lopez, and Oscar and Benjamin Lopez Katie and Dmitry Shamis Jonathan Shapira and Christina Dolce Jeremy, Jennifer, Joseph, and Evan Shapiro Andrew Sharpe Jacob Silver and Sarah Forster Rachel Simon Sonia Skamene Lindsay Silverman Paul and Kristin Stadfeld Max Stayman Katrina Sylvester Suzanne and Alex Tannenbaum Emily and Everett Tatelbaum Adrien Uretsky and Victor Klelemsky Jonah Varon Chelsea Voake Elizabeth Wallace Danielle Weinstein Scott, Robin, Sydney, and Zachary Weisman Andrew Weiss Lindsay Wenger David Wiener Alexandra Zaltman and Adam Kleinman

TI CARES We care about you—and we show our caring by doing. We just delivered almost 70 honey jars to families who suffered a loss during this past year and were observing a Yahrzeit. We send condolence notes following the death of a congregant or someone close to a congregant. We will make a call following a death to make a personal connection. We are creating a growing list of our members who have volunteered to cook or buy a meal for a congregant who is ill or in need. We reach out to our college students by sending a box of

Hanukkah goodies to show we are thinking of them. We are a part of the wider Tikkun Central community with Cantor Einhorn as our spiritual guide. We want to reach out to you. If you are someone who needs special help at this time, please let us know. Warmly, TI Cares Co – Chairs

Gerri L Sweder, Psy.D

Gerrisweder@gmail.com

Susan Michaels

Smichaels211@mac.com

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PART OF SOMETHING LARGER THAN OURSELVES:

REFORM JUDAISM IN ST THE 21 CENTURY

Relationships

By Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Jews join Jewish communities for different reasons. Some want a place to pray, a place to nurture their souls, and find deeper meaning. Some want a place to learn, a place to ask the hard questions, and connect with ancient history and tradition. Some want a place to go, a place where they are recognized, and a place to find connection. When we join a Jewish community we find that we are part of something larger than ourselves. The amazing blessing of Temple Israel is that being a part of this community means that we are part of something even larger than this large community—we are a part of Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish denomination in the United States. We also have many close, personal connections with leaders in the Reform movement, including Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union of Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Since Jews gained citizenship in the post-enlightenment world, Reform Judaism has been at the forefront of creative change. Believing deeply in the importance of personal autonomy, in every generation Reform Jews have “made the old new and the new holy,” (to paraphrase former Israeli Chief Rabbi Rav Kook). Reform Jews have an ever-present awareness of our role in the world. This necessitates the prioritization of justice work, the creation of inclusive communities and an approach to Torah study that blends the richness of modern scholarship and the passion of our modern values. Temple Israel’s justice work, innovative spirit and inclusive community do not emerge from a vacuum—we are born from the best of Reform Judaism. On December 9th and 10th, we have the honor of welcoming Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, PH.D. as our Burstein Scholar-in-Residence. Rabbi Panken is the President of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), the institution that trained most of

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the URJ, speaking at the Installation of Rabbi Zecher

our clergy, and a thought leader in the Reform Movement. When Rabbi Panken joins us in December, he will engage us in several conversations on Reform Judaism’s relationship with Jewish tradition: Qabbalat Shabbat Lecture, 6:00 p.m. Embracing, Distancing, Adapting, and Refining: Reform Judaism’s Relationship with Jewish Tradition Saturday Morning Torah Study, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. True Lies – Truth, Gossip, and the American Jewish Way Saturday Evening Havdalah, 4:00 p.m. Illuminating Hanukkah – An Exploration of How Jewish Holidays Grow and Change At Temple Israel we connect to a people, a tradition, a movement that is larger than ourselves. Join us on December 9th and 10th as we learn from a thought leader in Reform Judaism and imagine together the creative possibilities of our shared Jewish future.


NESIYA SUMMER PROGRAM

Israel

By Sascha Wolf-Sorokin

This past summer, I traveled through Israel for five weeks on a program called Nesiya, which brings together American and Israeli Jews from all different religious backgrounds. We explored Israel, our own connection to Judaism, and fortified a unique community. I learned about myself in ways that I previously would never have thought were possible. On Nesiya, we kept Shabbat. I had never done this before, and was a little skeptical of how connected I could feel. I fell in love with Shabbat and found it incredible how life pauses and the community or city is just present and enjoying the moment. Keeping Shabbat in a city where not a single car drives and the entire city is keeping it with you was a very different experience than it would be to keep it at home. For me what was so powerful is that everyone, both those whom you know and strangers, take a break to be present and to enjoy Shabbat.

than yourself. Nesiya was not just a typical tourist trip through Israel, and having Israelis as participants not only gave a different perspective to the trip, but also helped me to see Israel through the eyes of Israelis. I 100% recommend Nesiya as an incredible program for anyone considering going to Israel, and I would be more than happy to speak in more detail.

Every activity we did caused you to not only question your own opinions and beliefs about the topic, but they demanded that you put your entire life out on the line for everyone to know. Because of this intensity, it created a new type of friendships. I found myself having very deep conversations with people before I even knew basic details about their life. I never thought I would have found a community in such a short amount of time, but the program that Nesiya facilitates ensures that this happens. I had heard from people how much I would love Israel, but I did not think it was possible to feel such a strong connection to a country so quickly. Despite this being my first time in Israel I felt at home, and I felt as though I belonged. To consistently be surrounded by so much history from your people, everywhere you go, and to know that you will not be the last of your people at the given was an incredible feeling. Now, I find myself yearning to be back in Israel. I couldn’t understand it before and I do not quite know how to explain it, but there is something about being in Israel that really makes you feel alive and part of something bigger www.tisrael.org/insight | 617-566-3960

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TORAH STUDY

Torah

AT TEMPLE ISRAEL By Andrew D. Sherman But the Study of Torah encompasses them all.1

history, Talmud, commentaries – old and new – are often introduced. And at times, we study something completely different.

This is the conclusion of a one of the introductory prayers of our Shabbat morning service. Honoring parents, engaging in deeds of compassion, visiting, making peace Applying the text and learnings to our modern world, among people, arriving early for study and being devoted our country, Israel, our community, and ourselves often in prayer are all included. And it’s also a very accurate happens. description of Shabbat morning at Seeing ourselves as part of Temple Israel. something greater is my favorite There are rhythms to reading Torah. The cycle part. Knowing that others are I am one of a large number of reading, hearing, and studying the ‘regulars’ at our Saturday morning of weekly portions, the same texts on the same Shabbat is Torah Study. I’ve also been given the powerful. Realizing that we are part structure of the books, honor of leading prayers, chanting chapters and verses; the of a tradition of our people stretching Torah and guiding the study back thousands of years is somewhat sessions. You can get it all in one familiar and the not as daunting. And for me personally morning: worship, Torah reading, familiar; the comfortable looking forward to discussing the learning, and socializing. There are portion with my mother who is often and the challenging always familiar faces to see and new attending Torah Study at Washington people to meet. sections are all there. Hebrew Congregation – at the same time as we are studying at Temple There are rhythms to reading Torah. Israel – is really special and something I cherish. The cycle of weekly portions, the structure of the books, chapters and verses; the familiar and the not as familiar; And prayer that ends with, “...but the Study of Torah the comfortable and the challenging sections are all there. encompasses them all,” begins with, “These are things that At Torah Study, often our clergy read from the Torah. are limitless.” There is not a better description! But congregants, like me, also get opportunities. Some chant their Bar/Bat Mitzvah portion a year or years later. Connecting to our ancient rituals and setting the stage for a current discussion through the actual reading of Torah, is quite remarkable.

And the opportunities for study are truly boundless. We can look at the text itself – there are meanings at the surface and understandings at other levels. And we can turn the text over and back. Discussion can go in one direction and then another and back again. Midrash,

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PRAYER AT TEMPLE ISRAEL:

THE TEFILLAH GROUP

Diversity

By Em Mueller

Early last spring I had a “get-to-know-you” cup of coffee with Carol Targum. During the course of our conversation we discovered we were both interested in prayer: What is it? How do you pray? Where and when? And what’s the point of prayer? We had enough questions that we thought we’d go to a pro. We talked with Rabbi Zecher, who told us to talk with Rabbi Jacobson, who was also interested in exploring prayer. At our meeting with her, we discovered she’d been exploring prayer…forever! Most recently, while a student at Hebrew College, she was part of a group who met in a staircase! Which right now, writing this at 3:00 a.m., brings up the image of Jacob’s ladder, planted on earth, reaching to heaven, with angels going up and down. We decided to gather some like-minded people to begin an exploration of prayer, and so the Tefillah Group was born. We met six times. Each session was led by two people, in the chevrutah style of study. The leaders met a time or two or three before their session in order to explore together their own ideas of prayers.

The results were amazingly varied! One session focused on an intellectual approach to prayer; another explored chanting; another looked at one prayer then gave us the opportunity to interpret the prayer through art, creating our own midrash! Being good Jews, we learned we needed more study of the traditions of prayer and ways other people are exploring this, which has led to an exciting series of guest speakers who will offer their own explorations and understandings this fall. Sundays will offer the Spiritual Practice Lab, trying prayer through yoga, meditation, singing, and other paths. The Tefillah Group opens its doors to the entire TI community. If you’d like to join us in exploring prayer — where, when, how to, and especially why — join us in our search. You will have space for your own ideas, and a community similarly engaged, eager to share ideas, support, and exploration. If you’d like to talk about the group or prayer, please contact me via email (em.mueller@outlook.com) or phone (617-969-2354).

“Do not be indifferent.” “Do not stand idly by.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All of these injunctions come from the Torah and they are being enacted and embodied by the Temple Israel community. Over the summer and through this fall, Temple Israel members have stepped forward and stepped up to ensure that we, as a congregational community, can have an active role in settling two Syrian refugee families. We have six busy teams: Fundraising, Housing, Household Setup, Understand Assisting Services, Employment, and Welcome/Integration. Our gratitude knows no bounds for the effort of so many of our Temple Israel family. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Tali Puterman, Social Justice Organizer at tputerman@tisrael.org.

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TIKKUN CENTRAL:

Justice

SENDING SPARKS OF LIGHT GODWARD By Rabbi Matthew V. Soffer The phrase “tikkun olam” (“Repairing the universe”) may sound cliché, but for the 16th century mystics, it provided an answer to a question that is no less perplexing to us moderns than it was to them: why does evil exist? These kabbalists created an extraordinary etiology, mythologizing a new creation narrative— one that tells of a critical moment when God had to make room to create the material universe. God shrunk Godself into vessels of light. But the light could not be contained, the vessels exploded and shards with sparks of light spread all across this newly created world. Most, but not all, of the light returned to God. The broken pieces of the vessels accounted for the creation of evil, that is, everything wrong and ungodly in the material world we inhabit. According to this myth, we had a good shot at fixing it— but Adam and Eve messed that up, thus ingraining evil into our social universe. The mystics who popularized this sacred myth, however, were not so quick to devalue the power of mankind. They believed the story of Creation is ongoing, and that the very purpose of our existence is to do things that restore light back to its Source: they called these actions mitzvot (our Jewish obligations). To this day, the obligation to “repair the world” is a part of Temple Israel’s “DNA.” Whether through face-to-face compassionate acts to bring comfort and healing, or through organizing ourselves with other communities to enact broader, impactful laws that repair social illnesses, ease suffering, and enable our communities to prosper, this is how we pursue the obligation of tikkun, this is how we chase after the light and send it Godward. As renowned community organizer Saul Alinsky taught, “all organizing is reorganizing.” This year, fully cognizant of the overwhelming social perils plaguing society today, we

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have reorganized, by establishing a single umbrella within our community to unite our rodfei tikkun (“pursuers of repair”), including those organizing within our Tent of Justice (“Ohel Tzedek”), our leaders in TI Cares, our community’s compassion network, or those who are pursuing a righteous impact on society through any one of our ongoing initiatives and campaigns that repair our world. We are calling this, Tikkun Central. We will gather periodically to share the ongoing efforts and progress our members, to meet others eager to “get stuff done,” and to continue fueling our efforts with the Torah of Tzedek (justice) and Chesed (compassion). While the kabbalists indeed passed down an inspiring story, the most empowering part of all, the part that no one can deny, the part that is as miraculous as Creation and palpable as the ground on which we stand is this simple truth: not a single person in our community lacks the ability to repair. Everyone has a place in Tikkun Central. Uniting as one (“community”) through Tikkun Central, may we write our own chapter in the history of Creation— one that future generations can embrace with pride and hope. Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh HaOlam she-natan lanu hizdamnut l’taken et haOlam. Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who gives us the opportunity to repair the world. To connect to the vital work of Temple Israel’s Tikkun Central and receive our weekly JustNews email, please contact our Social Justice Community Organizer Tali Puterman at tputerman@tisrael.org or 617-566-3960.


THE TEMPLE ISRAEL

FRIENDS ANNUAL FUND By Julie Gal-Or, Director of Development With the High Holy Days behind us, we are looking forward to a fantastic year of programs to help enrich our community. We have a variety of well-loved and successful educational programs, including TILLI and The Tent, and will introduce a number of new initiatives including the Spritiual Practice Lab.

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These programs are made possible through the Friends Annual Fund, which makes up about 7% of our annual operating budget. In order to make these programs possible and to keep membership open to all who want to join, we need to raise $500,000 towards the Friends Annual Fund by June 30, 2017. You recently received a letter from the 2017 Friends Annual Fund chairs Mindy Berman and Dan Solomon, asking for your support this year. Dan and Mindy have a long family history at Temple Israel, making it an obvious choice for them when they were looking for a spiritual home fifteen years ago.

In order to make these programs possible and to keep membership open to all who want to join, we need to raise $500,000 towards the Friends Annual Fund by June 30, 2017.

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Dan and Mindy are excited to chair the Friends Annual Fund this year because their family has been so positively impacted by their membership at Temple Israel. Their three daughters, Anna, Ellie, and Rachel, grew up at Temple Israel. Their youngest daughter, who is preparing for her 2018 Bat Mitzvah, is a graduate of the FJECC Preschool, and their older daughters, who both celebrated Bat Mitzvahs at Temple Israel, are involved in our teen programs. They have built deep and meaningful relationships and are looking forward to what their future at Temple Israel holds for them. Please join Mindy and Dan in making a gift to the 2017 Friends Annual Fund. Every gift makes a difference. If you have any questions about the Friends Annual Fund please contact Julie Gal-Or, Director of Development at 617-505-4639 or julieg@tisrael.org. You can also make your donation through our website at www.tisrael.org.

Mindy Berman, Anna Solomon, Ellie Solomon, Rachel Solomon, and Dan Solomon

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NOVEMBER - JANUARY UPCOMING EVENTS FJECC PRESCHOOL • Sunday, November 6, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Josh & the Jamtones Concert. • Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Open House for Prospective FJECC Families (Adults Only). RSVP to Lisa at 617-566-3960 Ext. 148 or lscott@tisrael.org. • Sunday, December 11, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Hanukkah Party! Open to all FJECC and TI Families with Young Children. Please RSVP to preschooladmin@tisrael.org.

FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Contact Rachel Wilson at rwilson@tisrael.org.

• November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, and January 7 & 21 - Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! • November 4 - Tot Rock Shabbat • December 9 - Tot Rock Unplugged

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Contact Roberta Bergstein at rbergstein@tisrael.org.

• Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Israeli Dancing with the whole community. Upcoming Dates: November 6, December 4, January 29, February 12, March 12, and April 2. Contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org for more info. • December 16 - Shabbat Mishpachah with Karol Music Program. Early Dinner Option at 5:00 p.m. Service at 6:00 p.m. Late Dinner Option at 7:15 p.m. All K-7 Temple Israel families welcome.

TEEN EDUCATION

• November 11-13 - RYFTI’s Fall Kallah. Contact Roberta at rbergstein@tisrael.org with questions or to register. • December 3 - Temple Israel Parents of Teens Potluck Havdalah. Contact Karen Garb at karenandjeff@ hotmail.com with questions or RSVP.

RIVERWAY PROJECT Contact Rabbi Jen Gubitz at jgubitz@tisrael.org.

• November 4 - Soul Food Friday • November 15 - Riverway Café • December 9 - Dive Shabbat

ADULT EDUCATION Contact David Winship at dwinship@tisrael.org.

• November 6, December 11, January 29, April 2 – Lay-led Torah Study with Jen Weber and Lisa Gross • Every Tuesday beginning November 1, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. – Mindfulness and Moment with Susan Sachs, LICSW • November 9, 7:00 p.m. - “Fertile” one-act drama in collaboration with Israeli Stage and Keshet • November 7, 14, 21, & 28, December 5; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. – “Calling Out from the Depths: Jewish Approaches to the Psalms” with Rabbi Or Rose, Director of Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership at Hebrew College • November 3, 10, & 17, December 1 & 8; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. – “What Is the Quintessential Symbol of the Jewish People?” with Misha Clebaner • November 6, 13, & 20, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation with Douglas Baker, LICSW, RYT • November 10 - March 30 – Introduction to Judaism with the Temple Israel Clergy

477 (50’S AND 60’S): Contact Julie Unger at junger@tisrael.org.

• November 17 at 5:00 p.m. - “Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections” • December 2 at 8:00 p.m. after Qabbalat Shabbat Dinner at La Morra. • December 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Film and Falafel

TILLI Contact Sue Misselbeck at susanm@tisrael.org or 617-566-3960.

Lunch and Learn - Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. • November 3 - Elisa Deener-Agus, Associate Vice President, Planning, Combined Jewish Philanthropies “The 2016 Boston Jewish Community Study: Who Are We and What Issues Present Opportunities for Growth?” • November 10 - Marcia Kauffman Krasnow, Ed.D. “Through a Daughter’s Eyes: A Legacy of Tikkun Olam” • November 17 - Joe Bates and TI Technology team ‘TI Connects: Unlocking the Magic of the TI Congregant Portal” • December 1 - Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz - “Walking our Spiritual Path: Mussar, Poetry, and Reflective Writing”

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LIFE CYCLES Please note: The birthdays and anniversaries listed are celebrating milestones whose year ends in 0 or 5. NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 10 Years Fern & Virginia Remedi-Brown 35 Years Michael & Barbara Greenwald 40 Years Arthur Segel & Patti Saris 50 Years Roger & Judith Feingold

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 30 Years Michael Miller & Heather Ayares 45 Years James & Jane Shulman 55 Years Steve & Joan Subrin 60 Years Edward & Claire Saxe Norman & Judith Finn Sy & Deborah Raboy

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES 10 Years Arielle Freeman & Kevin McCaffrey 30 Years Richard Kazis & Jill Medvedow 40 Years Pam Goodman & Michael Shwartz 60 Years Jerry & Lorraine Zimmerman

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS Jeffrey Garb Alisa Gardner-Todreas Dinah Gilburd Frances Godine Joan Green Franklin Huang John Isaacson

Minna Katz Judith Kaufman Johanna Klein Matan Koch Amir Learner Bonnie Leighton Evan Macosko Pamela Mindell Sarah Minden Martha Pierce Nora Renthal David Riche Carol Sapoznik Ramzi Sarkis Avi Shapiro Janice Sherman Makhlya Shteyntsayg Rebecca Sneider Rebecca Spears Siegel Rebecca Steinfield Margot Strom Terry Strom Myra Tattenbaum Rhoada Wald Roberta Weiner Kevin West Alvin Yerkes

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Jeffrey Blum Kenneth Davidson Marc Draisen Alan Green Jennifer Grella Bobbe Jacobson Lori Jacobson Seth Kaplan Debra Kocar Sidney Koretsky Martha Koster Bruce Levy John Macht Rafael Mares Robert Michaels Michael Morel Melissa Nishman Mark Norian Richard Platt Marisa Porter Robert Rosenthal Jennifer Segal Joshua Segal Rebecca White Giang Wyner Jerry Zimmerman Ellen Zucker

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS Syrus Ayure Helene Bailen Marilyn Bates Marion Bear Rosalie Bookston Eric Davidson Adina Davies Steven Dubowsky Maxine Elmont Jacqueline Feinberg Herbert Friedman Marc Garnick Andrew Goldberg Michael Greenwald Daniel Haber Douglas Jacobs Judith Katz Pamela Kellogg Leonard Krulewich Brooke Lipsitt Jamie Logan Rhona May-D’Onofrio Caren Orlick Regina Panasuk Sandra Perrin Edward Radler Rachel Rosovsky Matthew Schneller Detlev Suderow Irving Weissman Lindsay Wenger

NOVEMBER B’NEI MITZVAH • Oliver Max Wyner son of Giang and James Wyner on November 5 • Olivia Gordon daughter of Abby and Brett Gordon on November 12 • Daniel Kremer son of Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer on November 19 • Zachary Solem son of Jennifer and Eric Solem on November 26

DECEMBER B’NEI MITZVAH • Jeremy Withey Cohen son of Steven Cohen and Bruce Withey on December 3

• Benjamin Rosenthal son of Alison and Lloyd Rosenthal on December 17 • Max Leon John Kuriyel son of Fiona Murray and Ralf Kuriyel on December 17 • Michael Henry Bryan son of Meredith Bryan and Jeb Bryan on December 31

JANUARY B’NEI MITZVAH • Charles Silverman son of Barbara Sisson and Stephen Silverman on January 7 • Zachary Sneider son of Rebecca and Arthur Sneider on January 14 • Alexandra Janower daughter of Cynthia and Andrew Janower on January 21 • Elizabeth Sadie Pierce daughter of Wendy and Charles Pierce on January 28

RECENT DEATHS • Bruce Baron father of Shane Baron • Dennis Beckingham husband of Meryl Beckingham and father of Taylor, Jamie and Scott • Richard Benjamin husband of Joan Benjamin • Edith Brodney • Evelyn Chefitz • Adrienne Krasnoff Davidson sister of Rosalie Snyder • Ariella (Elly) Finkel mother of Alisa Finkel and grandmother of Grace • Nessie Goodman mother of Ellen Rovner, grandmother of Daniel Zimman and great-grandmother of Wren Zimman • Dr. Irwin Hassenfeld brother of Merrill Hassenfeld • Vivienne Kalman mother of Jamie Stolper • Muriel Zelermyer Kaplan aunt of Ellen Kaplan Kardon and Andrew Zelermyer • Stephen Krosner cousin of Sue Misselbeck

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LIFE CYCLES • Susan Jaffe Levi sister of Robert Jaffe and aunt of Andrew Jaffe • Marjorie Levitan sister of Genevieve Wyner and aunt of James Wyner • Mildred Platten grandmother of Jaclyn Bralower and great-grandmother of Jacob • Lee Romanow uncle of Jane Lewis and Dan Romanow • Leon Rothenberg husband of Judy Rothenberg • Stephen Richmond husband of Alberta Richmond • Frances Shuman sister of Vivian Freeman • Nancy Pinkerton Skavish mother of Elizabeth Skavish and grandmother of Talia and Daniel Rubenstein • Susan Smith, wife of Richard Smith, mother of Amy Berylson, Robert Smith and Debbie Knez, sister-in-law of Nancy Lurie Marks, grandmother of Elizabeth Katz, Jennifer Block, James Berylson, Jessica Knez, Andrew Knez, Madeleine Smith, Ryan Smith and Jackson Smith and great-grandmother of Thomas and Sarah Katz and Benjamin, Zachary and Alexander Block

• J. Antony (Tony) Swartz-Lloyd husband of Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd • Alan Zuker father of Edward Zuker, grandfather of Abi Goodman and greatgrandfather of Esme, Rebecca and Hannah

WE CONGRATULATE • Bob Bechek and Elizabeth Freeman on their engagement • Jonathan Benjamin (Jeanne Benjamin (z’l)) on the marriage of Joanna to Joey Pelltier • Jaclyn and Rob Bralower on the birth of their son Luke Benjamin • Eric and Ann Bookman Buehrens on the marriage of their son Nick Buehrens to Jessica Burch • Michele Fishel and Barry Weisman on the marriage of their daughter Lauren to Matt Sax • Laurel Friedman on the marriage of her grandson Elliot Chase to Lexi Tumulow • Rachel Kolbin and Eric Gupp on their marriage • Milan Merhar and Elissa Barr on the marriage of their son Noah to Nicole Koch

• Sandy and Don Perrin on the marriage of their son Scott to Amanda Shrier • Susan Porter and Myron Miller on the engagement of their son Matthew Miller to Emily Taylor • Ben and Jen Rosenberg on the birth of their daughter Maya Lillian Rosenberg • Suzanne Salomon and Alan Einhorn on the marriage of their daughter Alexandra to Richard Smith • Arthur Segel and Patti Saris, parents, Ruth Saris, grandmother and Jim and Mimi Segel, great-uncle and aunt, on the engagement of Michael to Sarah Hopkinson • Barbara Shoolman on the birth of her great-grandson Ezra Theodore Gordon • Andrea Stern and Ron White on the engagement of their daughter Ashley White-Stern to Jon Oliver

YAHRZEITS October 30 November 5

Max Abrams Albert Adelson Dora Aronson Deborah Moss Barron Howard Leon Borkow Jacob Bornstein Libby Buchhalter Grace Burmon Samuel Buxbaum Celia Cohen Robert Diamond Mary Elfman Samuel Elkins Edward Ellis Esther Feer Joseph Forman Alexander Fox Jennie Novogrod Glazer Manuel Godoff Charles Goloboy Nathan Goloboy Bernard Goodrich Samuel Gordon Marion Green Elaine Knoble Grollman William Knoble Grollman Rose Gryzmish Alice Goldman Howard

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Selma Kaplan Joseph Keller Mildred Koster Esther Kupinsky Milton Lincoln Levy Pearl Loewenstein Andrew Warren Lurie Bernard Marglin Milton Marks Werner Misselbeck Morris Morrison Sara Narins Sussman Ernest Raphael Leon Rosenstein Allick Rozefsky Harriet Sachs Nina Alexander Saunders Irving Shapiro Norton Sherman Paul Malcolm Sidel Lesley Silver Evelyn Silverstein Frances Burstein Singer James Smith Herman Snyder Sheila Dun Stein George Tack David Harold Warren Leo Wasserman David Weinstein

Augusta White Katharine Zintz

November 6 - 12

Paul Abramson Edard Bailen Ruth Markendorff Baylor Anne Vorenberg Becker Phyllis Esther Bomhof Rosalie Borkow Arthur Burstein Abner Cohan Celia Cohen Harold Cohen Saul Copellman Leon Eyges Sarah Greenberg Fechtor Daniel Feer Anna Feldberg Samuel Fireman Edward Frye Irene Sloane Gainsboro Babette Haas Glen Marcia Boyer Goff Estelle Gorin Reuben Grossman Ella Hirsh William Hirsh Lizzie Homonoff Lily Horowitz

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Hyman Horwitz Benjamin Kulvin Laura Lappin Gallagher Joseph Mayer Levenson Jennie Lewis Deborah Lipp Rose Miller Lippman Mae Marder Benjamin Michaelson Charles Milender Arthur Milgroom Herman Miller Isabel Morse Stephen Morse Robert Moser Jennie Naigles Lawrence Oppenheim Frimy Rantzer Pechet Herbert Posin Kim Rogal Richard Rosenthal Minnie Saltzberg Shirley Brown Saunders Benjamin Schwartz Saul Seinfeld Rebecca Stern Alvan Franklin Traxler Harold Widett Joseph Worth

November 13 - 19

Jack Alexander Marion Bailen Fred Berman Samuel Berson Jacob Burstein Louis Charnow Julius Chopp Sumner Cooper Sumner Edelstein Manuel Epstein Margit Klara Epstein Lillian Feinberg Helen Filiurin Rebecca Fine James Gold Gertrude Goldstein Harriet Greenberg Harry Kane Joseph Kaplan Anna Koss Daveeda Susan Koss Saul Kusmin Mollie Landfield Bertha Lerner Abraham London Ellis Marglin Randall Jay Margolis Joan Rines Needleman Lillian Pearlstein


YAHRZEITS Daniel Rakov William Reichert Bernard Riemer Anne Sapers David Saxe Samuel Saxe Sarah Schein George Segal Harold Silverstein Benjamin Singer Simon Stein Edward Stiller Ferdinand Strauss II Rose Ulitsky Shirley Waldstein Ruth Weiler Joseph Wekstein Harry Young

November 20 - 26

Florence Agoos Idalia Banash Jeanne Beller Roslyn Berenberg Lillian Merson Berns Bessie Bertman Saul Biller Philip Bloom Samuel Clayton Jacques Corri May Cotton Gustave Fred Rose Gibbs Ruth Ross Glen Mildred Rutberg Goldman Deana Gross Edith Weinstein Holtz Minnie Hecht Hyneman Helen Jaffe Louison Kazes Ethel Kramer Katherine Krensky Morris Krinsky Roger Kurland Sarah Leavitt Ethel Agoos Levin Paul Levine Eliot Lifland Rhoda Lifland Morris Litner Otto Miller Blanche Mock Thurman “Jack” Naylor Gale Raphael Phillip Reisman Joseph Rice Allan Romanow Joseph Rosenblatt Edythe Ross Robert Sachs Etta Segal Ida Elizabeth Segal

William Silverman Dorothy Milgam Singer Morris Sleeper Florence Goldberg Sloane Frances Watchmaker Nicole Weinberg Eva Kane Weiss Dora Ralby White Irving Winer Elizabeth Wyzanski

November 27 December 3

Anne Abrams Betsy Friedman Abrams Harry Altman Jennie Greenberg Baker Ira Banash Eva Bloomberg Bessie Blum Dorothy Copellman Mason Ehrenfried Arthur Feinberg Robert Feldman Rose Fienman Ruth Fish Ida Glodt Gertrude Goldberg Eugene Grace Jacob Greenberg Phillip Jackson Carl Kaffenburgh Abraham Kanter Sophie Kessler Herman Kolton Ruth Freelander Kotlier Alan Kraut Norman Krinsky Edward Krohne Mildred Krohne Jacob Krokyn Wallace Krulewich Jack London Sarah Mainster Leonard Michelson Leonore Moss Pearl Noble Shepard Saul Novick Bertram Petkun Anna Holzman Pinkos Abraham Porter Bernard Putnoi Irving Rachlin Harry Ramler Leila Warren Redstone Sidney Reinherz Dorothy Richmond Jeanette Rosenbaum Joseph Saxe Dorothy Schaffer Andrew Skoler Ida Somers

Gertrude Spitz Anne Starr Solomon Steinfeld Esther Sugarman Allan Tarshish Richard Weiler

December 4 - 10

Morton Bard Hyman Berkowitz Marcia Bujan Julian Cohen Myer Cutler Eva Koploy Elbinger Myer Epstein Joseph Finstein Trudy Friedman Ruth Gittelsohn Helen Zarling Gold Dexter Gould Frances Grossman Irving Helman Morey Hirsch Ruth Hirsch Leo Kabatznick Sylvan Kahn Archie Kaplan Dorothy Kaplowitz Samuel Kasanof Morris Kirsner, Esq. Gladys Klebanoff Joel Kraut Eleanor Kurson Marion Kurson Betsy Lehman Maynard Leventhal Shirley Levy Rachel Lewis Cheryl Lieberman Ilse Mundheim Moser Helen Resnick Joseph Richmond John Robinson Abram Salter Charlotte Kulvin Salter Esther Landfield Schneider Samuel Schwall Arnold Segel Berril Shief Leo Isiah Shief Sarah Sholkin Irene Shulkin Edith Sieve Annie Starensier Gisella Weiss Sara Wyner

December 11 - 17 Louis Gessin Aserkoff Miriam Quint Bayard Max Beck Max Berner

Hyman Bloom Harold Brown Leslie Buchbinder Rachel Johannes Burstein Samuel Burstein Florence Pohlmann Cofman Esta Cooper Irving Gashin Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn George Gold Natalie Gold Celia Gordon Irene Gorman Edith Greenberg Alexander Grossman Mike Grossman Jacob Housen Julia Zibbell Jolles Jessie Kane Jack Kaufman Isak Kazes Sarah Kisloff Robert Kozol Mildred Kressel Norman Krim Paul Kupferstein Edward Laven Lois Lee Eve Lewis Barbara Mallin Malamut Irving Marder Edith Michaels Abraham Michelson Emanuel Mock James Morse, Jr. Ida Perkit Ruth Grass Petkun Terry Porter Bessie Rabinovitz Helen Rodman Gertrude Burnce Rosen Rosalie Rosen Paul Ross Stanley Schaffer Jacob Sieve William Silver Maurice Simon Diane Barrabee Smithline Thelma Tesler Solomon Eugene Steinberg Hattie Stern Otto Stieber Efim Toochin Harold Warshaw Charles Weinreb Sarah Wernick Esther Wilker Harry Winberg Jennie Wolf Virginia “Ginger” Wyler Saunders

December 18 - 24

Adolph Alland Henrietta Altman Arthur Altschuler Leonard Baron Etta Barron Moses Berger Mollie Botkin Edith Cohen Julius Cohen Sarah Copellman Frances De Jur Harry Drucker Marion Exiner Frank Feldman Harold Fienman Murray Fine Delia Finkelstein Abram Fox Minnie Fox Jennie Frank Rosanne Freeman Anna Alpert Gans George Gara Harold Goldberg Rose Goldman Edward Gordon Joseph Grubinger Lila Heatter Barbara Horwitz Burton Jolles Winnie Jolles Stanley Samuel Kanter Marion Rubin Kaplan Paul Alan Kaplan Charles Karp Philip Krensky Raymond Kurtzman Doris Gile Laven Abraham Levensohn Louise Ellis Levinson Ellyn Bonnie Lieberman David Loeb Morris Loitman Moses Lubets Etta Miller Frieda Miller Frank Mitnick Leo Moss Henry Harold Nadell Robert Needleman Richard Pinksohn George Robbins Harriet Robbins Max Rosenberg Esther Silverstein Merle Levy Sleeper Max Snyder Hervey Solar Nancy Taub Sol Thim Zina Wallace

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YAHRZEITS Thelma Akabas Weiss Emanuel White Harold Zarling

December 25 - 31

Muriel Abrams Arnold Bayer Anna Bornstein Katherine Louise Cahners Frances Chopp Walter Cohen Selma Arlene Dolby Stanley Elmont Louis Faneuil David Feldman Paul Fisher Scott Myles Franklin Robert Lloyd Garber Ida Glasser Israel Goldman Fanny Goldstein Harriet Wilinsky Goodman Mae Goverman Dolby Julia Herbits William Herbits Morris Itkin Enid Rosen Jackson Barbara Katz Imre Kovacs Samuel Myer Levin Sidney Litner Shirley Lubell Rose Plow Margolis Sidney Maron Helen Mayer Melissa Marantz Nealy Richard Nessen Morris Rabinovitz Sadie Riesman John Robbins Rogell Blanche Agoos Rosenthal Richard Sallinger Irving Saunders Sarah Hoffman Scheff Zig Schmitt Lillian Leondar Schultz Morris Schultz Abraham Shain Alfred Sheinwald Forrest Sheinwald Ely Silver Marx David Slonim Mildred B. Solar Walter Harris Solomon Henry Joseph Stein Harry Strauss William Sweder Rodger Tauman Clair Vindsberg Fred Vorenberg Stanley White Lillian Kellner Winter George Wolfson

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January 1 - 7

Ruth Bakst Jeannette Berns Alexander Bloomberg Milton Bornstein Philip Bronstein Etta Cohen Nathan David Carole Diamond Leonard Fine Morris Freedberg Sadie Gale Ronald Gashin Robert Tobias Gilbert Ellis Gordon Melvin Gordon Sadye Marian Grossman Robert Gustin Alice Kanter Halpern Gerald Holtz Janet Printz Kaplan Shirley Krasnoff Jeanne Lerman Betty Levine Harold Lewis Nathan Lyman Joseph Mirkin Robert Morrison George Moses Evelyn Neumann Jane Pinanski Harold Rogell Howard Rubin Barbara Levine Shapiro Robert Shapiro Arthur Sherin Immanuel Sherman Edith Bronstein Silverman Estelle Silverman Sarah Weiscopf Mabel Weiss George Wyner Rose Bearse Zakon

January 8 - 14

Jennie Allen James Barber Ruth Forrest Barkin Arnold Baskin Mary Berger Mynette Bresky Goldie Brown Andrew Cahners Mildred Parker Cohen Hyman Copins David Ebert Bella Eskin Beatrice Fine David Fine Judah Folkman Emma Winter Frankfurter Earl Wallace Franklin David Gesmer

Harry Gilbert Louis Ginsburg Mollie Goodman Glazer Sarah Landerman Glunts Newell Goldberg Samuel Goldberg Albert Gordon Ruth Pinanski Green Minnie Greenberg Albert Grossman Mortimer Gryzmish Morris Gunner Lewis Hecht Ernst Hollander Alfred Jaffe Sylvia Irma Kalish Stephen Kardon Samuel Katz Abraham Kauffman Martha Kempner Rose Stone Klein Frank Kozol Philip Lerner Evelyn Richmond Levin Lillian Cohan Levin Edward Levine Emma LeVine Eleanor Litner Celia Meyer Louis Movitz Lillian Pinksohn Parker Viola Rottenberg Pinanski Bernice Brudno Posnick Adrienne Rubin Arthur Savel Edythe Grossman Seigal Leonard Shapiro Sylvia Shapiro Morris Shiffman Sally Reichert Shulman Charles Silton Peretz Singer Anne Tannenholz Paul Mark Tuck Fanny Weiscopf Viola Weiss Walter Wekstein Hyman Wernick Hannah Levin Zauderer

Lottie Winberg Freifeld Bertram Gluck Harry Gold Jerome Daniel Goodman Simeon Gordon Miriam Naigles Gorin Natalie Sabin Gottesman Dorothy Green Ida Guttentag Augusta Fish Hanauer Lawrence Kahme Tillie Frank Kanter Peter Kaplan Clarice Burack Katz Arthur Klein Cynthia Altshuler Korb Rena Allen Kupferstein Robert Kurson Simeon Landau Norman Lewis Richard Mades Mary Mades Ruth Morse Anna Kibrik Narva Charlotte Mintz Novick Anna Galpert Persky Morris Pincus Marjorie Rosenbaum Anna Rosenberg Phyllis Sackman Charles Schneer Rita Segel Beatrice Shapiro John Sherman Benjamin Soffer Adrian Solo Jessica Sondheim Alice Sperber Ruth Swig Leah Trugman Arnold Tuck Harold Wald Gertrude Weiner Louis Weiner Robert White Ida Wunsch Marilyn Weinstein Zelermyer

January 15 - 21

Frances Levey Altshuler Saul Bechek Rose Bloom Florence Bornstein Otto Bresky Eva Brezner Barnet Burstein Belle Cohen Bessie Lansburgh Cohn Dorothy Delson Lewis Dretler William Einhorn Elizabeth Fox Falk

Roberta Abbott Maurice Abrams Jacob Applebaum Harry Aronson Charles Beller Ethel Bernstein Audrey Brown Maxwell “Mac� Burstein Alvan Corkin Robert Ellis Lois Wayner Endlar Annie Fine

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January 22 - 28

Goldie Feinberg Melvin Feins Abraham Fish Rhoda Frankl Rebecca Glanz Nancy Glazer Louis Goldstein Roberta Milender Goldwyn Harold Gordon Rose Domas Gordon Samuel Handler Moses Hirschfield Emily Rogers Kaplan Ralph Kohn Rae Koster Louis Krosner Morris Kupferman Stacy Malkin Edward Masters William Maxwell Max Mayer Martin Mendelson Minna Miller Myer Mineberg Max Morris Saul Nessen Gale Pasternack Judith Robbins Elizabeth Rosenbaum Dorothy Rosenblatt Harry Sagansky Lester Irving Salmansohn Rose Gould Schacht Benson Hoffman Scheff Fred Scheiberg Herbert Schilder Joseph Schlager Hirsh Sharf Helen Singer Jacob Sperber Ada Springer Mildred Springer Seymour Stadfeld Max Sterman Patricia Gordon Stetson Nathaniel Stiller Stanley Sydney Eva Lebow Tolman Erna Wolfner Treichlinger Max Treichlinger Ethel Walper Ruth Bolonsky Yesley


CONTRIBUTIONS ARNOLD ADELMAN BOOKSHELF

In honor of Cantor Einhorn and Rabbi Friedman’s officiation at the Bar Mitzvah of our son Sam • From Sara Barcan and Marc Draisen

BIBLICAL GARDEN FUND

In honor of Susan Edgman-Levitan’s conversion • From Sheryl Julian

In loving memory of my husband, Arnold Adelman, on his yahrzeit • From Fannette Adelman In loving memory of Florence S. Franks on her yahrzeit • From Richard and Virginia Seegel

BRIDGES OF HOPE

A donation • From Sally Wyner

CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND

In honor of Rabbi Gubitz’s first day at TI • From Rachael Pass In loving memory of Leon Rothenberg • From Sandy, Don, and Scott Perrin

In honor of Don Putnoi’s birthday and retirement • From Sheryl Julian In appreciation of Rabbi Gubitz for her officiation at the funeral of our father Richard Benjamin • From Lew, Mark and Susan Benjamin In honor of the wedding of Alexandra Einhorn to Richard Smith • From Herman and Judith Chernoff

In appreciation of Rabbi Mehlman, Rabbi Zecher, Rabbi Jacobson, Rabbi Soffer and Cantor Einhorn for their comfort and support at the death of our husband and father Leon Rothenberg • From Judy Rothenberg and Family

In appreciation of Rabbi Friedman for naming my great-granddaughter Rosalind • From Irma Bubis

In loving member of my son Michael Miller Sulkin and my mother Ethel Brett Kaplan • From Ellen Kaplan Kardon

With gratitude to Rabbi Friedman and Cantor Einhorn for making Susan’s conversion so memorable • From Richard Levitan

In honor of Rabbi Zecher’s Installation as Senior Rabbi • From Marjorie Bloom • From Jane Shapiro • From Robert and Esther Rosenthal • Dr. Edward Sleeper • Sara Sclaroff • Ellen Rovner and Michael Zimman In appreciation for Rabbi Jacobson, Rabbi Zecher, and Cantor Einhorn for their support and guidance leading towards our son Mel’s Bar Mitzvah • From Michael and Remi Dansinger A donation • From An Anonymous Donor In loving memory of Sally Frank Kaplan • From Daniel Frank In appreciation of Rabbi Soffer for his officiation at the funeral of my mother, Edith Brodney • From Larry Brodney In loving memory of Carol Levin • From Janet M. Fox In loving memory of Vivienne Kalman • From Roger and Cindy Sherman

In loving memory of Harvey Chopp • From Norma Frank

With gratitude to Rabbi Zecher for Berel’s baby naming • From Susan Shief In loving memory of my mother, Evelyn Chefitz and in appreciation of Cantor Einhorn and Rabbi Gubitz for supporting our family in mourning and in the beautiful and moving funeral service for my mother • From Vivian Port

In memory of my parents Hyman and Edith Trilling • From William Trilling In loving memory of my beloved mother Irene Grass Faneuil on her yahrzeit • From Nancy Faneuil King In loving memory of Stephen Richmond • From Robert and Esther Rosenthal With deepest appreciation for Rabbi Zecher’s officiation at the marriage of our daughter Lauren Weisman and Matt Sax • From Barry Weisman and Michele Fishel In apprciation of Rabbi Mehlman and Cantor Einhorn for their officiation at the service for my wife, Susan F. Smith • From Richard A. Smith In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn and Rabbi Zecher for officiating at Caroline and Jonathan’s B’nei Mitzvah • From Ellen Cohen and Daniel Haber In loving memory of Dr. Spencer N. Frankl • From the Sarkis Family In memory of Muriel Zelermyer Kaplan, aunt of Andrew Zelermyer and Ellen Kaplan Kardon • From Arthur Segel • From Sue and Mark Misselbeck In memory of Leon Rothenberg husband of Judy Rothenberg • From Arthur Segel • From Sue Misselbeck • From Sandy, Don and Scott Perrin In memory of Marjorie Levitan sister of Genevieve Wyner • From Sue Misselbeck

In celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Janet and Bernie Aserkoff • From Jean and Ralph Aserkoff

In honor of the birth of Carmel Phoebe Soffer, daughter of Rabbi Matt and Nicole Soffer • From Rhoada Wald

With thanks to Rabbi Zecher and the congregation on the naming ceremony for Maya Rysman • From Gladys and Alexander Rysman

In memory of Ellie Jacobson, sister of Jojo Schwartz Jacobson • From Rhoada Wald

In deep appreciation for the caring of Rabbi Zecher and Sue Misselbeck during the difficult days after my mother’s death • From Ellen Rovner

In honor of Rabbi Ronne Friedman • From James and Bess Soffer In honor of Rabbi Matthew Soffer • From James and Bess Soffer

In loving memory of Benji and Geo Phillips • From Stephen and Barbara Phillips

In honor of Rabbi Elaine Zecher • From James and Bess Soffer

In loving memory of Irving Levy • From Alyssa B. Levy

A donation • From an Anonymous Donor

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CONTRIBUTIONS In memory of Adrienne Krasnoff Davidson sister of Rosalie Snyder • From Sue Misselbeck

In memory of Vivienne Kalman, mother of Jamie Stolper • From Sue Misselbeck

In memory of Stephen Richmond, husband of Alberta Richmond • From Stephen and Rosalie Snyder

In loving memory of my wife, Frances P. Steinberg, on her yahrzeit • From Joseph Steinberg

In honor of the wedding of Alexandra Einhorn and Richard Smith • From Judy and Herman Chernoff

In honor of the marriage of Josh Godine and Karen Meyers • From Janet Fox

In appreciation of Rabbi Friedman for his officiation at the funeral of Michael Plotkin • From Roza Plotkin

In honor of the wedding of Lauren Weisman and Matt Sax, daughter of Michele Fishel and Barry Weisman • From Sue and Mark Misselbeck

In loving memory of Harvey N. Smith, Newton High School Class of 1955 • From Janet Fox

In appreciation of Rabbi Mehlman, Rabbi Zecher, Rabbi Jacobson, Rabbi Soffer and Cantor Einhorn for their comfort and support at the death of our husband and father Leon Rothenberg • From Judy Rothenberg and Family

In appreciation of Rabbi Mehlman for his officiation at the marriage of my daughter Joanna to Joey Pelltier • From Jonathan Benjamin

EDUCATION FUND

In memory of Susan Smith, wife of Richard Smith • From Arthur Segel

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Mitch and Susan Halpert • From Sally Mechur

In memory of Lee Romanow • From Arthur Segel

In honor of the golden anniversary of Janet and Bernie Aserkoff • From Myra and Dick Grand

In loving memory of our fathers, Michael L. Rudnick and Werner Misselbeck, on their yahrzeits • From Sue and Mark Misselbeck In honor of the naming of Blake Derris • From Amy and Austin Derris In loving memory of Sally Frank Kaplan on her yahrzeit • From Daniel Frank In memory of Nessie Goodman, mother of Ellen Rovner • From Sue Misselbeck In loving memory of my cousins, Elmore C. Yallum and Robert Yallum on their yahrzeits • From Sue Misselbeck In memory of Dr. Irwin Hassenfeld, brother of Merrill Hassenfeld • From Arthur Segel In honor of the marriage of Scott Perrin and Amanda Shrier, son of Don and Sandy Perrin • From Sue and Mark Misselbeck In memory of Tony Swartz-Lloyd, husband of Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd • From Arthur Segel • From Sue Misselbeck In memory of Carol Levin • From Janet Fox

LOUISE A. FREEDMAN CHILDREN’S BOOKSHELF

In appreciation of Sue Misselbeck for her caring support during our difficult days and the compassionate support during the funeral for my beloved husband, Stephen Richmond • From Alberta Richmond In appreciation of Rabbi Gubitz and Cantor Einhorn for their beautiful officiation at the funeral of our mother, Evelyn Chefitz and to Sue Misselbeck for her warmth and caring ways before and after our mother’s death • From Vivian Port and Stephen Shulman In loving memory of my mother, Jean K. Benjamin, on her yahrzeit • From Jonathan Benjamin

In honor of the birth of Lynne and Gary Smith’s grandson • From Louise Friedman

In honor of all the kindness and “class” of Rabbi Friedman throughout the years • From Wendy and Rick Levine

In honor of the birth of Amy Richman and Jim Caron’s granddaughter • From Louise Friedman

FJECC

In honor of the marriage of John and Fran Godine’s son Josh to Karen Meyers • From Louise Friedman

FJECC’S MURRAY A. JACOBSON EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTORSHIP FUND

JESSE FRIEDMAN RIVERWAY PROJECT FUND

In appreciation of Rabbi Friedman for his amazing “last minute” officiation at the Bar Mitzvah of our son, Mel • From Remi and Michael Dansinger In loving memory of Jesse Friedman on his yahrzeit • From Peggy Ann Morrison

RABBI RONNE FRIEDMAN INNOVATION FUND

In loving memory of Fay A. Rotenberg • From Jane Moss

In loving memory of our mother, Frances Jacobson • From Nancy Jacobson and Susan Jacobson Faigel

FRIENDS ANNUAL FUND

From July 1 - October 5, 2016 Strength $10,000-$14,999 Anonymous (2) Cameron Kerry and Kathy Weinman Vision $1,800-$3,599 Susan Kohn

In appreciation of Rabbi Friedman’s work with Sam towards him becoming a Bar Mitzvah • From Sara Barcan and Marc Draisen

In loving memory of my husband, David Passer, on his yahrzeit • From Marc Maxwell

A donation • From Ruth Gordon • From Susan and L. Dennis Shapiro • From Alexis Contant • From Mindee Wasserman

Christopher and Shari Noe Stanley and Carol Riemer Judi Ross Zuker and Edward Zuker

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CONTRIBUTIONS In memory of Gabriella Kovacs • From Cheryl Warner In honor of Rabbi Mehlman for his officiation at the marriage of our daughter Rachel Warner and Joshua Parker • From Cheryl and Donald Warner

In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn’s participation in the elegant funeral service for my beloved husband, Stephen Richmond • From Alberta Richmond

In loving memory of my mother, Fay Rotenberg, on her yahrzeit • From Judi Ross Zuker

In memory of Tony Swartz-Lloyd, husband of Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd • From Stephen Koster • From Marcia Hicks • From Anne McKinnon • From Phyllis Giller

Connection $1,000-$1,799 Ellen Kaplan Kardon

In honor of Nancy and Ed Kleiman • From Sam and Ina Friedman Starobin

Friends up to $999 David Banash Marjorie Bloom Rima Burroughs Robert and Emily Carroll Ronald and Susan Ebert Lois Finn Sarah E. Forster Jack Kasten Susan G. Krinsky Charles and Elizabeth Levin Bruce and Sally Levy John and Louise Loewenstein Susan Mann and David Lowe Deborah Moss Nathan Rothstein Irene Ross B-J. Scheff Kenneth and Jaime Smoller Donald and Erica Stern Michael and Marilyn Winer

In loving memory of George and Ida Mae Kahn on their yahrzeits • From Elsa Ramin

Major Gifts Meryl Susan LeBoff M.D. and the LeBoff Williams Family

In memory of Lillian and Jack Bloom • From Herman and Judy Chernoff

LOUISE AND SADIE GALE FUND

In loving memory of Louis Gale on his yahrzeit • From Morton and Rae Backer

MARILYN AND MIKE GROSSMAN CARING COMMUNITY

In loving memory of my wife, Frances P. Steinberg, on her yahrzeit • From Joseph Steinberg

KAROL MUSIC FUND

In appreciation of Rabbi Mehlman, Rabbi Zecher, Rabbi Jacobson, Rabbi Soffer and Cantor Einhorn for their comfort and support at the death of our husband and father Leon Rothenberg • From Judy Rothenberg and Family In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn • From Lori and John Solon

MERLE AND DORIS LOCKE YOUTH FUND

In loving memory of our mother and grandmother, Doris Locke, on her yahrzeit • From Jean and Alan Miller, Meredith Miller and Matthew Miller

RABBI BERNARD MEHLMAN LEGACY FUND

With gratitude for Rabbi Zecher, Rabbi Jacobson, and Rabbi Soffer for prayer and assistance in a time of mourning • From Judy Rothenberg

In memory of Alan S. Bressler • From His Loving Family In memory of Kalman Fellman • From The Gandre Family In memory of Michael L. Michael • From Carol Michael In memory of Robert Ellis Gordon • From Joan Gordon In memory of Miriam Ross Freidin • From Ralph Freidin, Elizabeth Baumann, Jesse Freidin, Suzanne Baumann and Ruthie Baumann In memory of Roy B. Sallen • From Michael and Renee Sallen In honor of Nanci and Doug Sharon’s 35th anniversary • From Arlene Rachins In memory of Richard Rachins • From Arlene Rachins In memory of Mary Sonia Ross • From her daughters Irene Ross and Rochelle Gordon In honor of Rabbi Zecher • From Pat and David Squire

In memory of David F. Passer on his yahrzeit • From Alice Passer and Barry Kreiger

In memory of David F. Passer • From Marc Maxwell

MISHKAN HANEFESH PRAYERBOOK

In honor of Nancy Soscia • From Mark and Stephanie Marks

In memory of Robert Krakoff • From Roger and Lisa Krakoff In loving memory of our grandson, Jesse Saul Friedman • From Sam and Ina Friedman Starobin In memory of Harold B. Lande • From Ellen Beth Lande

In memory of Barbara Turner • From Kate Goldfield In memory of Ruth and Stanley Rothenberg • From Betty Goldberg In memory of Diana and Bernard Weinberger • From Robin Weinberger

A donation • From Ben and Lesley Inker

In memory of Dr. Jerome J. Traxler • From Jeanne Traxler and Robert Goisman

In memory of Arthur Shapiro • From Freema Shapiro In memory of Natalie Ashkenazy Albin • From Fran, Dora and Nick Cronin In memory of Sanford Greenfield • From The Greenfield Allen Family

In memory of Lieselotte and Julius Friedman • From Herbert Friedman

In memory of Nessie Goodman • From Bob and Judy Armell In memory of Myra Yellin Outwater • From Andy Goldfarb In honor of Jacob Noah Minkoff • From Melanie Maytin and Michael Minkoff

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CONTRIBUTIONS In memory of Arnold Schaffer • From Michelle, David and Audrey In honor of our parents Linda and Murray Janower • From Cindy and A.J. Janower In memory of Murray and Sylvia Koff • From Larry and Barbara Koff In honor of Samuel Avram Minkoff • From Melanie Maytin and Michael Minkoff In honor of Liev Minkoff • From Melanie Maytin and Michael Minkoff In honor of Harry Minkoff • From Melanie Maytin and Michael Minkoff

GEORGE B. AND SYLVIA DANE NATHANSON BOOKSHELF

ARNOLD L. SEGEL LIBRARY FUND

In memory of Nessie Goodman, mother of Ellen Rovner • From Jim Dalsimer and Ellen Steinbaum

In loving memory of my mother, Frances P. Steinberg, on her yahrzeit • From Myra and Gary Janko

In memory of Leon Rothenberg husband of Judy Rothenberg • From Mitch and Carol Kur

In loving memory of Beatrice Schlager on her yahrzeit • From S. Laurence Schlager

In memory of Marjorie Levitan sister of Genevieve Wyner • From Ruth Gordon • From Janet and Bernard Aserkoff

In loving memory of my beloved brother, Pvt. Richard Bruce Miller, on his yahrzeit • From Joan Miller Abrams and the Honorable Herbert Abrams

In memory of Sydney S. Feinberg on his yahrzeit • From Steven Feinberg

In memory of my beloved husband Arnold Bentley Goldstein on his yahrzeit • From Adele Goldstein

In loving memory of Leo Silbert on his yahrzeit • From Bailey Saiger Silbert

In loving memory of George B. Nathanson and Sylvia Dane Nathanson on their yahrzeits • From Marjorie Nathanson Keeler

In loving memory of Lewis L. Martinson on his yahrzeit • From Leslie Martinson

SAMUEL NEMZOFF FUND

In memory of Richard Benjamin husband of Joan Benjamin • From Shirlee Isenberg • From Ina and Sam Starobin

In memory of Vivienne Kalman • From Dr. Harris A. Berman and Ruth Nemzoff

PULPIT DECORATION FUND

In loving memory of Beatrice and Samuel Poorvu on their yahrzeits • From Judith Schlager

In memory of my beloved mother, Sarah Shain, on her yahrzeit • From Harriet Steinberg

In loving memory of our daughter, Taffy Zimbler, on her yahrzeit • From Enid and Seymour Zimbler

In memory of Vivienne Kalman • From Shirlee Isenberg

DONALD PUTNOI BOOKSHELF

In loving memory of my father, Theodore Towvim, on his yahrzeit • From Judy Towvim Murad

In honor of Don Putnoi celebrating his 75th birthday and retirement • From Sandy and Don Perrin • From Barbara and Frank Resnek • From Myra and Robert Guterman

RIVERWAY PROJECT FUND

A donation • From Carla Fireman • From Elyse Fishkin • From Deena Zytnice and Shaun Eshraghi • From Judith Izen and Myles Kleper • From Sam Balto In appreciation of Rabbi Soffer for his sensitive and moving eulogy at the funeral service for my beloved husband, Stephen Richmond • From Alberta Richmond In memory of Stephen Richmond • From Phyllis Baker • From Bernice and Jerry Issokson

In loving memory of my father, Louis Edward Morse, on his yahrzeit • From Linda Okun In loving memory of Paul R. Milch on his yahrzeit • From Catherine Milch In loving memory of Sylvia Young on her yahrzeit • From Elise Young

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

In honor of the birth of Carmel Soffer, daughter of Rabbi Matt and Nicole Soffer • From Janet Fox

CARL STEINBAUM CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND

In memory of Carl Steinbaum on his yahrzeit • From Fran and John Godine

TEMPLE FUND

In loving memory of Adele Friedstein Schaye on her yahrzeit • From James Schaye and Paul Schaye In loving memory of Harry Gorin on his yahrzeit • From Marjorie Gorin In loving memory of Gertrude Sherman on her yahrzeit • From Lauri and Allan Slawby In memory of my beloved nephew, Roy Grant Sallen, on his yahrzeit • From Louise Goren In loving memory of Hubert Gordon on his yahrzeit • From Marcy Gordon In loving memory of S. David Ellenbogen on his yahrzeit • From Robert and Sandra Marcus A donation • From Shirley Levy In memory of Harvey Burstein • From Kathy Weinman and Cameron Kerry In loving memory of Marilyn S. Grossman on her yahrzeit • From the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Foundation In loving memory of Harry Singer on his yahrzeit • From Sylvia Cooper In loving memory of Joseph M. Greenberg on his yahrzeit • From Anne Hershman In loving memory of my husband, Hubert Gordon, on his yahrzeit • From Ruth Gordon

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CONTRIBUTIONS In loving memory of Abraham Caplan on his yahrzeit • From Robert and Phyllis Sage

In memory of my beloved father, Harry Marks, on his yahrzeit • From Diane Rose

In loving memory of Alan David Mendelson on his yahrzeit • From Mr. and Mrs. William Mendelson

In memory of my beloved daughter, Jo Ann Toledano, on her yahrzeit • From Sterra Tackeff

In memory of Adrienne Krasnoff Davidson sister of Rosalie Snyder • From Janet and Bernard Aserkoff • From Judy and Mayer Levitt

In loving memory of Charlotte Rabb on her yahrzeit • From Melinda and James Rabb

In loving memory of Dr. Benjamin Spelfogel on his yahrzeit • From Sylvia Spelfogel and Family In memory of my loving aunt, Evelyn Barlow, on her yahrzeit • From Mitchell Kroner In loving memory of my mother, Evelyn Goodman, on her yahrzeit • From Pam Goodman In loving memory of Sidney Lampert on his yahrzeit • From Chickie Lampert In memory of my dear mother, Grace Cohen Shohet, on her yahrzeit • From Marcia Shohet Zonis In memory of Marjorie Levitan sister of Genevieve Wyner • From Ruth Gordon In loving memory of my wonderful daughter, Barbara Ranson, on her yahrzeit • From Marjorie Bloom In loving memory of my grandfather, Charles Yallum, on his yahrzeit • From Suzanne Yallum In loving memory of Marion Rutt Steinberg, on her yahrzeit • From Richard and Harriet Steinberg In loving memory of Bernard Kaplan on his yahrzeit • From Sandra and Robert Marcus In loving memory of my mother, Frances Michaelson, on her yahrzeit • From Judith Levy In loving memory of Herman M. Strauss on his yahrzeit • From J. Lane

In memory of Estelle Falik, mother of Janet Aserkoff • From Mitch and Carol Kur In loving memory of Leah N. Freedman on her yahrzeit • From Arthur Torf In loving memory of my father, Meyer H. Goldman, on his yahrzeit • From Josie Kivort In loving memory of my sister, Ruth Sleeper Adler, on her yahrzeit • From Edward Sleeper In loving memory of Samuel R. Berkman on his yahrzeit • From Bernard Berkman In loving memory of Sidney M. Palder on his yahrzeit • From Susan White and Stanley Palder In loving memory of my father Irving Rosner on his yahrzeit • From Miriam Macht In loving memory of Selma Singer on her yahrzeit • From Samuel Singer In loving memory of Peter Belfer on his yahrzeit • From Myron Belfer In memory of my beloved husband, Walter A. Landau, on his yahrzeit • From Frances Landau In loving memory of my parents, Benjamin and Lena Kulvin and my sister Phyllis Beal • From Helen Riemer In honor of Rabbi Zecher becoming senior rabbi • From Jerry Davidson and Debra Kocar • From Maureen Siegel and Family • From Esta and Bob Epstein • From Mindee Wasserman

In memory of Evelyn Chefitz • From Delores Scienkow • From The Mahlowitz Family • From Helen Riemer • From Penny Axelrod In loving memory of Florence and Samuel Winograd on their yahrzeits • From Robert Winograd and Rosalie Weiss and Family In loving memory of Melvin Starensier on his yahrzeit • From Marcia Starensier In loving memory of my husband Jack Riemer on his yahrzeit • From Helen Riemer In memory of Stephen Richmond husband of Alberta Richmond • From Bernard Berkman • From Roger and Myrna Landay • From Paula Folkman • From Judith and Allyn Levy In memory of Vivienne Kalman, mother of Jamie Stolper • From Judy and David Rosenthal • From Marilyn Silverstein and Nancy Radner In memory of Beatrice L. Miller on her yahrzeit • From Carol Miller In loving memory of my father, Robert Yallum, on his yahrzeit • From Sue Yallum In loving memory of my father on his yahrzeit • From Myra Kolton In loving memory of Frank L. Reinherz on his yahrzeit • From Patricia Reinherz Kaplan In loving memory of Luba Okun on her yahrzeit • From Henry Okun In loving memory of Albert M. Zolloto on his yahrzeit • From Mark Fine In loving memory of J. Laurence Fine on his yahrzeit • From Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fine In loving memory of Irving and Charlotte Rabb • From James Rabb In honor of Susan and Mitchell Halpert’s anniversary • From Hope Zieff

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CONTRIBUTIONS In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher for her officiation at the funeral of Nessie Goodman, mother of Ellen Rovner • From Judy and Bob Armell In honor of Janet and Bernie Aserkoff’s 50th anniversary • From Carol and Mitch Kur • From Nancy Sherr and David Goldman In memory of Robin Bookston on his yahrzeit • From Rosalie and John Bookston In loving memory of Nick Knez on his yahrzeit • From Brian Knez In loving memory of Philip Frieze on his yahrzeit • From Linda and Michael Frieze In loving memory of Lester Werman on his yahrzeit • From Tom and Martha Werman In loving memory of my mother, Edith Gargill, on her yahrzeit • From Myra Kolton In loving memory of Edith Reinstein Bufferd on her yahrzeit • From Allan Bufferd In loving memory of Frances Goldman Dana on her yahrzeit • From Clara Dana In memory of my grandfather, Elias Markovich, on his yahrzeit • From Diane Rose In loving memory of Mollie Sagansky on her yahrzeit • From Phyllis and Robert Sage In loving memory of Edna Grace on her yahrzeit • From Dr. and Mrs. Neil Smithline In loving memory of my husband, Donald William Tattenbaum, on his yahrzeit • From Myra Tattenbaum In honor of Rabbi Friedman and Rabbi Zecher • From Myra Tattenbaum In loving memory of Naima Simha Murad on her yahrzeit • From Edmond Murad In loving memory of David Murad on his yahrzeit • From Edmond Murad

In loving memory of Joseph Marder and Myer Marder on their yahrzeits • From Tom Grossman In loving memory of Dr. Gary L. Fisher on his yahrzeit • From Rita Fisher • From Lori Jacobson In loving memory of Leslie Martinson on his yahrzeit • From Constance Martinson In loving memory of my mother, Marie Coyne, on her yahrzeit • From Chris and Len Bierbrier In loving memory of Ruth Small and Barry Lass on their yahrzeits • From Miriam Chernoff

In memory of Hy Winer • From Marjorie Bloom In memory of Mina Bloom • From Marjorie Bloom In memory of Kattie Marder • From Tom Grossman In memory of Phyllis Knez • From Brian Knez In memory of Gerda Lanes • From Alfred Lanes In memory of Celia Hodess • From Annette and Paul Hodess

GALE L. RAPHAEL TILLI FUND

In loving memory of Daniel S. Swerling on his yahrzeit • From Roberta Swerling

In memory of Leon Rothenberg husband of Judy Rothenberg • From Nancy Raphael • From Ruth Klepper • From Judith Herman

In loving memory of Aaron Alpern on his yahrzeit • From Marcia Kamentsky

In loving memory of Gerald Flaxer on his yahrzeit • From Nancy Raphael

In honor of the naming of Evelyn Rose Saltis • From Adam and Amy Raboy

In loving memory of Miriam Coplan Towvim on her yahrzeit • From Judy Towvim Murad

In loving memory of my wife, Phyllis L. Dana, my parents, Irene and Lester Dana, and my brother, Marshall Dana, on their yahrzeits • From Richard M. Dana In loving memory of my uncle, Elmore Yallum, on his yahrzeit • From Sue Yallum In loving memory of my mother, Bess Weisberg Silver, on her yahrzeit • From Frances Landau In loving memory of Celia Hodess on her yahrzeit • From Herbert Hodess A donation • From the Leon S. Newton Foundation In loving memory of Lottie Caplan on her yahrzeit • From Phyllis and Robert Sage In loving memory of my father, Robert S. Benjamin, on his yahrzeit • From Jonathan Benjamin In memory of my brother Nathaniel Marks • From Diane Rose

In memory of Richard Benjamin, husband of Joan Benjamin • From Rhoada Wald • From Naomi Gordon In appreciation of the Temple in remembering our late father Richard Benjamin • From Lew, Mark and Susan Benjamin In memory of my beloved father, Maurice Gans, on his yahrzerit • From Susan Krinsky

MARK YESLEY BOOKSHELF

In memory of my beloved husband, Mark Yesley, on his yahrzeit • From Marlene Yesley In memory of Leon Rothenberg, husband of Judy Rothenberg • From Marlene Yesley In memory of Nessie Goodman, mother of Ellen Rovner • From Marlene Yesley In memory of Stephen Richmond, husband of Alberta Richmond • From Marlene Yesley

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11 Kislev 12

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

Building Closed

FJECC Winter Vacation

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

Building Closed

FJECC Winter Vacation

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

FJECC Winter Vacation

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

FJECC Winter Vacation

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

10:15 AM Isaac Gilbert Morse Bar Mitzvah Service

FJECC Winter Vacation

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

24 Kislev

Rosh Chodesh Tevet Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel 9:00 AM Torah Study FJECC Winter Vacation 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 10:15 AM Michael Henry Bryan Bar Mitzvah 7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

2 Tevet Hanukkah: 8 Candles Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel FJECC Winter Vacation

FJECC Winter Vacation 9:00 AM Torah Study

1 Tevet 31 Hanukkah: 7 Candles

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat and Book Fair

FJECC Winter Vacation

29 Kislev 30 Hanukkah: 6 Candles

28 Kislev 29 Hanukkah: 5 Candles

27 Kislev 28

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FJECC Winter Vacation

9:00 AM Book Fair

17 Kislev

Hanukkah: 1 Candle Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

23 Kislev 24 Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

22 Kislev 23 Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

21 Kislev 22

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

20 Kislev 21

Hanukkah: 4 Candles

26 Kislev 27

Hanukkah: 3 Candles

25 Kislev 26

Hanukkah: 2 Candles

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6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

9:00 AM Book Fair

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old 4:00 PM Religious School Program 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

9:00 AM Book Fair

10 Kislev

9:00 AM Book Fair 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.) 10:15 AM Benjamin Karol Music with Noah Aronson and Book Fair Rosenthal and Max Leon John Kuriyel B’nei Mitzvah

16 Kislev 17 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Shabbat Mishpachah

15 Kislev 16

4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism 7:00 PM Teen Education Committee Meeting 7:30 PM Elementary Education Committee Meeting

14 Kislev 15

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

3:30 PM FJECC Staff Meeting

9:00 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

9 Kislev 10

9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 9:00 AM Book Fair 5:00 PM Justice League Winter Shul-In for Grade 5 9:00 AM Torah Study 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: Burstein Scholar-inResidence with Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D. 7:00 PM Riverway Project Dive Shabbat

8 Kislev 9

8:00 PM 477 Dinner at La Morra

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9:00AM Rashi Camp Day

3 Kislev

Saturday 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.) 10:15 AM Jeremy Withey Cohen Bar Mitzvah

2 Kislev 3

Friday 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

1 Kislev 2

Thursday

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Rosh Chodesh Kislev 10:30 AM TILLI - Lifelong Learning Initiative 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism 6:00 PM Green Team Meeting

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7 Kislev 8

7:30 p.m. Oneg

Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Qabbalat Shabbat

13 Kislev 14

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel 9:00 AM Book Fair 9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew

19 Kislev 20

9:00 AM Book Fair

18 Kislev 19

9:00 AM Book Fair 9:30 AM Family Chanukah Program 9:30 AM Religious School and Karol Music Program 10:15 AM Religious School Maccabiah 11:00 AM Sunday Chavurah (Parent Learning Group)

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Wednesday Karol Music Program with Noah Aronson

6 Kislev 7

9:00 AM Book Fair 9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew 7:30 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

12 Kislev 13

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

Tuesday

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 PM FJECC Open House 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew

5 Kislev 6

5:15 PM Cemetery Committee

4 Kislev 5

7:30 p.m. Oneg

Dec. 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Qabbalat Shabbat

9:00 AM Book Fair 9:00 AM Book Fair 9:15 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 5:45 PM The TENT 9:30 AM Sunday Pre-K 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 10:00 AM Parent Peer-Led Torah Study 11:30 AM TI Tribes 3:00 PM FJECC Hanukkah Party 6:00 PM 477 Film and Falafel

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Monday

Burstein Scholar-in Residence with Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.

9:00 AM Justice League: 6th Grade Sunday Funday 9:15 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 9:30 AM Sunday Pre-K 11:00 AM Sunday Chavurah (Parent Learning Group) 1:30 AM TI Tribes

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6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

9:00 AM TIKKUN Lobby Day

4 Sh’vat

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

3 Sh’vat 31

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

2 Sh’vat 30

8:00 AM Yours, Mine and Ours 9:00 AM TIKKUN Intensive 9:15 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 11:00 AM Parent Peer-Led Torah Study 11:30 AM TI Tribes

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11:00 AM Sundy Chavurah (Parent Learning Group)

9:30 AM Religious School

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Elizabeth Sadie Pierce Bat Mitzvah

9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:30 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

1 Sh’vat

1:00 PM 5th Grade Portion Shabbaton

10:15 AM Alexandra Janower Bat Mitzvah

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.)

29 Tevet 28

January 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Qabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat Tzedek Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

8:00 AM FJECC School Photos 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Books and Beer 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

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7:00 PM Leadership Council Meeting

7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9:00 AM Torah Study

23 Tevet

10:15 AM Zachary Sneider Bar Mitzvah

9:00 AM Torah Study

22 Tevet 21 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

21 Tevet 20

4:00 PM Religious School

27 Tevet 26

8:00 AM FJECC School Photos

9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

16 Tevet

10:15 AM Charles Silverman Bar Mitzvah

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.)

15 Tevet 14

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:00 PM MLK Shabbat Tzedek 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

20 Tevet 19

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

26 Tevet 25

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Teen Education Commmittee Meeting 7:30 PM Day School Committee Meeting 7:30 PM Elementary Education Commmittee Meeting

25 Tevet 24

8:00 AM Board Meeting

24 Tevet 23

9:00 AM Family Day of Service

Building Closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café 7:00 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

19 Tevet 18

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

18 Tevet 17

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

4:00 PM Religious School

5:15 AM Cemetery Committee

4:00 PM Religious School

14 Tevet 13

6:00 PM Green Team Meeting

7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9 Tevet

Saturday 9:00 AM Torah Study

8 Tevet 7

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

13 Tevet 12

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

12 Tevet 11

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement

11 Tevet 10

6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

9:00 AM Finance Committee

17 Tevet 16

9:15 AM Youth Choir

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11:30 AM TI Tribes

11:00 AM Sundy Chavurah (Parent Learning Group)

9:30 AM Religious School

9:15 AM Youth Choir

10 Tevet 9

Building Closed

New Year’s Day Building Closed

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FJECC Winter Vacation

Friday 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

7 Tevet 6

Thursday

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4:00 PM Religious School

6 Tevet 5

Wednesday 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5 Tevet 4

Tuesday 9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement

4 Tevet 3

Monday

Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

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Boston-Haifa Connection Trip to Israel

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Sunday

JANUARY (TEVET/SH’VAT)

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6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM The TENT

2 Adar

7:30 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement

1 Adar 28

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

7:30 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

29 Sh’vat 9:00 AM Torah Study

28 Sh’vat 25 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

27 Sh’vat 24

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Month Program

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10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.)

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Teen Education Committee Meeting 7:30 PM Elementary Education Committee Meeting

26 Sh’vat 23

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

25 Sh’vat 22

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

24 Sh’vat 21

Presidents’ Day Building Closed and FJECC Closed

30 Sh’vat 27

1:00 PM FYC Expectant Parents’ Brunch

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6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café

4:00 PM Religious School

5:45 PM The TENT

23 Sh’vat 20

8:00 AM Yours, Mine and Ours 9:15 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 9:30 AM Sunday Pre-K 11:00 AM Sundy Chavurah (Parent Learning Group) 11:30 AM TI Tribes K-2

9:00 AM Torah Study

22 Sh’vat 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

21 Sh’vat 18

10:15 AM Alejandra Sol Mineo-Levitsky Bat Mitzvah

Tu BiSh’vat 9:00 AM Torah Study

4:00 PM Religious School

20 Sh’vat 17

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar in DC

15 Sh’vat

10:15 AM Remi Trestan Bat Mitzvah

14 Sh’vat 11

L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar in DC 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:30 PM Riverway Project Soul Food Friday

13 Sh’vat 10

4:00 PM Religious School

19 Sh’vat 16

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

18 Sh’vat 15

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement

17 Sh’vat 14

L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar in DC

16 Sh’vat 13

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM Religious School

5:45 PM The TENT

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

12 Sh’vat 9

6:00 PM Green Team Meeting

7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

8 Sh’vat

Saturday 9:00 AM Torah Study 9:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.)

7 Sh’vat 4

Friday 9:00 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

6 Sh’vat 3

Thursday

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4:00 PM Religious School

5 Sh’vat 2

Wednesday 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

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11 Sh’vat 8

9:00 AM FJECC Music and Movement

10 Sh’vat 7

February 10-13

Tuesday

5:15 PM Cemetery Committee

9 Sh’vat 6

L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar in DC

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Monday

L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar in DC

9:15 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 9:30 AM Sunday Pre-K 11:00 AM Sundy Chavurah (Parent Learning Group) 11:30 AM TI Tribes 4:00 PM 477 Cheese Tasting

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Sunday

FEBRUARY (SH’VAT/ADAR)

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