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into Temple Israel of Boston

Shabbat Tzedek (pages 6-7) The Greater Boston Jewish Community Study (page 5) How Much Do You Matter? (pages 8-9) Engage@TI (page 10)

Temple Israel of Boston may your gates be open always

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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.

Beacon Academy student Kashetu Oseni addresses the congregation at Temple Israel’s annual Shabbat Tzedek. Learn more on page 6.

IN THIS ISSUE... The TI Scene and Stepping Out..................................3 Message from President, Chris Noe...........................4 Message from Executive Director, Dan Deutch.........4 The “Greater Boston Jewish Community Study”.......5 Cover Story: Shabbat Tzedek & MLK Weekend......6-7 How Much Do You Matter?....................................8-9 Engage@TI.............................................................10 Israel Article............................................................11 Our Transition .........................................................12 Trees, Tu Bish’vat, Pesach.......................................13 Daily Minyan..............................................................14 February Upcoming Events....................................15 Life Cycles, Yahrzeits, & Contributions................16-26 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

Karol Music Program with guest musician Noah Aronson

Temple Israel at ADL Anti-Hate Rally

Rabbi Zecher speaking at a GBIO Interfaith Gathering

Our 2016 Burstein Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.

Deep conversation at a TILLI Lunch & Learn

Guest speaker Michelle Ephraim at the 2016 Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Month Program

Religious School students roll out the Torah with teacher Iryna Zakhozha and Rabbi Jacobson

Stepping Out

Temple Israel’s Annual Gala Supporting the Friends Annual Fund

at Temple Israel, Boston Event Chairs: Alex and Ilan Goldberg Friends Annual Fund Chairs: Mindy Berman and Dan Solomon Invitation to follow

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOE, PRESIDENT In November 2016, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and Brandeis University released their latest in-depth study of the Greater Boston Jewish community. To read the full report, follow the link https://www.cjp.org/about-us/ourmission/our-community or type “CJP 2015 community study” into your web browser. The study contains many interesting findings for Temple Israel, perhaps the most significant relating to geography. While the Jewish population of Greater Boston has remained essentially flat over the last decade, there has been a shift in where people are choosing to live. The last ten years has witnessed a move closer towards the city center and away from more distant suburbs. In addition to historically large Jewish populations in Newton and Brookline, a growing Jewish presence now extends from Roslindale through Jamaica Plain, the South End, and Back Bay into Cambridge and Somerville. Much of this growth is driven by people under the age of 40.

In this issue we are fortunate to have some additional analysis of the CJP study from our member David Trietsch. David and Rhoda have been TI members since 1989, and David is the founding director of CJP’s Leadership Development Institute. As both a member of TI and leadership professional within the Jewish community, he has tremendous insight on how we at Temple Israel can learn from this study. His article can be found on the next page. Temple Israel continues to be at the forefront of innovation in synagogue life. Look for more to follow. It is an exciting time for our congregation, and I am honored to serve as Temple Israel’s President.

MESSAGE FROM DAN DEUTSCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR There is so much going on at Temple Israel these days. In this issue we are delighted to highlight some of our recent programs, including Shabbat Tzedek and our recent teen trip to Israel which was made possible through support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. As we make it through the cold New England winter, our lay-leaders and staff have put together innovative programming which is sure to entice you. If you have not yet checked out one of our many inspiring adult education courses please join us for one or many of the offerings. The Adult Education Committee has been working hard to put together a terrific calendar of learning opportunities. As we kick off the 2017 year, we are now halfway through the Temple Israel fiscal year. I would like to thank all of you who have already contributed towards our Friends Annual Fund campaign, chaired by Mindy Berman and

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Dan Solomon. Each year we rely on your donations to balance our budget and keep our congregation thriving. I encourage you to make a meaningful gift at any level; please show your support and help us continue to make membership accessible for all. I also want to invite you to join us on April 1 for Stepping Out, our annual gala. A special thanks to our host committee, chaired by Ilan and Alex Goldberg. Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends, food, and entertainment. Thank you for checking out this issue of Insight. My door is always open.


THE “GREATER BOSTON JEWISH COMMUNITY STUDY”

Spirituality

By David Trietsch* The recently released “Greater Boston Jewish Community Study” conducted by the Cohen Center at Brandeis confirms several trends that we at Temple Israel have felt for some time and others that can further inform our thinking and strategies as we seek to be a center of Jewish life in greater Boston. The study is long and comprehensive. Following are a few of the pertinent findings: • The Jewish population of greater Boston is shifting towards the inner city. Fifty percent of young adults (18 to 34) are now living in Cambridge, Somerville and Central Boston. (Boomers are also moving inward from the suburbs.) • The fastest growing category of self-identified Jews is “just Jewish” with a dramatic decline in Movement affiliation as a primary identifier. • Synagogues remain the central institutions of Jewish life, however, membership in congregations or other Jewish institutions is no longer an automatic assumption for feeling connected Jewishly. I believe that Temple Israel is well positioned to leverage these new trends as we lean into our communal vision of “living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.” Here are a few reasons why: First, TI has been and remains a leader in placing our focus on broader participation, reaching out to the greater Boston Jewish community through our Center for Adult Jewish Learning, Riverway, The Tent (teen collaboration), and our Families with Young Children programs. Second, we are focused on creating multiple networks of connection that reflect the individual, spiritual, and social needs of our congregants and beyond. Examples include changes to our Qabbalat Shabbat service and the new

Tent students and Rabbi Soffer in deep discussion.

Jewish Spiritual Practice Lab that supports Tefillah Groups and Mindfulness and Movement classes. And third, our lay and professional leadership understand that innovation and experimentation is the only way forward in an era that demands relevance, excellence, and connection. Rabbi Zecher’s creation of “Shabbat Awakenings,” a weekly e-letter to the congregation, is a perfect example that introduces the first important ingredient that Rabbi Sharon Brous, the creator of Ikar in L.A., identifies as needed to “reclaim religion and revitalize religious practice”— “wakefulness.” Our challenge at TI is remain focused on our aspirational vision, be aware of the opportunities and challenges in our environment, and continually evolve our thinking and experimentation to create the interconnected, vibrant Jewish community that we seek to be. * David is the founding director of CJP’s Leadership Development Institute. He and his wife Rhoda have been members of Temple Israel since 1989. When he’s not at work or picking up his CSA at TI you can find him volunteering in Brookline to secure affordable housing for low income seniors and families.

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SHABBAT TZEDEK & MLK WEEKEND OF JUSTICE By Andy Tarsy Over five days, more than a thousand people joined in six events honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflecting on the challenges of our own times. Each event was a point of entry to engage our members and friends in important ongoing projects. We affirmed that we are a congregation with a tremendous sense of social responsibility and a sense of urgency about learning and about doing multi-generational, relational work for social justice.

FRIDAY NIGHT. 700 people filled the Sanctuary for our annual “Shabbat Tzedek” service. Temple Israel (RYFTI) teens, Beacon Academy students, the TI Youth Choir, and the Boston Children’s Chorus provided much needed inspiration. A powerful address by Michael Curry, local and national leader of the NAACP, painted a vivid portrait of the roots of the NAACP in the early twentieth century, when lynching was commonplace and racism narrowly framed the American experience for Blacks. He spoke candidly about the simple inference of racial bias we must draw from the dramatically different experiences Whites and Blacks still have in terms of education, income, criminal justice, and more. Poignantly, he declared that “if these lives don’t matter, then it cannot be true that all lives matter.” Ralph Friedin said that “Rabbis Zecher and Soffer set the service in the context of not only remembrance of MLK but also TI’s long history advocating and acting for social justice” and “[t]he diversity of those attending took the words of the service beyond the doors, strengthening bridges to other communities. I left inspired knowing that TI joined the moral values of my Jewish heritage with my personal commitment to social activism. I walked out wanting to participate more in both the religious experience and the social activism of TI.” TI member and member of the Riverway Project leadership team, Ben Poor reflected that he “loved seeing

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the packed congregation Friday night.” He said, “I feel ready to be asked to do more in this moment.”

SATURDAY MORNING. Shabbat morning Torah Study at Temple Israel is always a lively, rigorous exercise. On this occasion, the clergy guided the study session which hosted more than 50 people through topical and challenging pieces of text. TI member Serena Fujita, herself a Rabbi, commented that “[t]he rabbis led us in study of pieces of Torah that generate discussion of the how we as Jews see ‘the other’ and how the Reform movement has struggled with and updated our understanding of our text in alignment with our values.” Serena appreciated ending Torah study with words from


Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, relating to racial injustice and what should be expected from religious leaders as moral leaders of their communities.

SATURDAY EVENING. Temple Israel convened a gathering of thirty-five teens from TI and area synagogues. Emilia Diamant, of Boston’s Jeremiah Program, led a seminar on racial identity and racial justice. Discussion included concepts including privilege, code-switching, systemic oppression, and white supremacy. “Unsurprisingly,” said Assistant Director of Education Mike Fishbein, “our teens showed themselves to be deeply invested in the discussion.” The program concluded with a beautiful teen-led Havdalah service.

SUNDAY MORNING. More than 40 TI members were guests at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain where the senior pastors are husband and wife team Rev. Ray Hammond and Gloria White Hammond. TI member Sara Barcan captured the spirit of the occasion. “Church members and pastors alike made us feel immediately at ease in their glorious sanctuary. I felt energized by Bethel’s Praise and Worship Team, a group of half a dozen talented singers, and motivated by Dr. Ray Hammond’s sermon, a call to action befitting the occasion not only of Dr. King’s birth, but the end of the Obama presidency. I’m grateful for the relationship between our two congregations.”

The most important take-away from every one of the MLK Weekend of Justice events is that they are points of entry for those Justice who are ready to act with conviction and get involved. To paraphrase both the speech by Michael Curry and the words of Rev. Hammond’s sermon at Bethel, as well as the words shared throughout the weekend by our clergy, we need our people to get beyond being spectators and start taking action. We need to push ourselves to new limits, get outside of our comfort zones, get engaged emotionally, and then get engaged by taking action. For more information about TI social justice programs, please reach out to Tali Puterman at tputerman@tisrael.org.

MONDAY MORNING. Nearly 100 made up the TI delegation at a day of service convened by Boston Cares. Our multi-generational group worked on assembling resource kits for Boston public school classrooms that will supplement science, technology, and math curriculum. TI member Andy Lesser-Gonzalez offered this reflection: “I really enjoyed the teamwork at the tables as everyone worked together. I especially loved that my children had a chance to participate in a social justice activity that was on MLK day, was fun, and gave them hands on experience where they could see themselves making a difference for others. A highlight at one table of TI volunteers was a visit from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.”

TUESDAY EVENING. Temple Israel hosted a screening of “13th” - a documentary by acclaimed director, Ava DuVernay (“Selma”), which traces racial injustice from slavery through mass incarceration. In his review, Ty Burr of The Boston Globe called “13th” “among the very best movies of 2016” and “probably the most important.” The film screening deepened our connection to a topic that the Criminal Justice working group, led by TI member Kathy Weinman, is tackling as part of the Temple Israel’s racial justice initiative. www.tisrael.org/insight | 617-566-3960

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How Much Do You By Rabbi Elaine Zecher

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou We have all felt it and know it when it happens: that sense that your presence, your ideas, your very being have worth. It might be the way you are greeted, responded to, or engaged. You feel seen, known, and that you matter. Allison Fine calls this “matter-ness.” In her book with the same title, she relates the power of what we are intended to be: connected, caring, curious, and capable. How we use our networks, whether they are social media, the communities with which we associate, or a group of friends help us to feel all of that. But, we are not passive bystanders to matter-ness either. Our willingness to assert ourselves as active players in our various networks strengthens the ties we have. We foster something that reaches deeper into who and what we are individually and together. Matter-ness is crucial for our synagogue. When it becomes manifest in our behavior and attitude, it becomes the thread that weaves our lives together in magnificent ways and makes us stronger. Martin Buber, the philosopher and theologian, summarized part of the essence of matter-ness by how we relate to each other. When we focus on what might be gained from the interaction, when we remain on the outer arena of inquiry, or when we seek or offer information, we most certainly are relating to another person but it does not transcend to a deeper level of knowing. When we are curious about another person, willing to be vulnerable, and open hearted in our response we grow closer to the idea of an I-Thou relationship. That is the message of matter-ness.

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My immediate family often asks me how I find the strength to “go alone” or travel alone with Temple Israel. I’m quick to respond that I never feel alone when I walk in the building or meet up with my TI “family” and friends. I know my contribution of time and effort matters and I feel valued in this community. For me, Temple Israel is a place I “belong” in the many varied meanings of the word.

—Marc Maxwell


Matter? Others hold us with respect, honor, and integrity and we do so in return. David Brooks beautifully described Buber’s teaching when he wrote how important it is not to think of ourselves in isolation. (The New York Times, November 1, 2016). He wrote, “You can’t intentionally command I-Thou moments into being. You can only be open to them and provide fertile soil.” I would amend this idea for congregational life in that our very purpose of existence is to seek the opportunities to till the soil so that every environment is fertile for matter-ness to grow and to blossom. This is why I have challenged our Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, Past Presidents, Honorary Trustees, Elected members of the Leadership Council, and entire staff to invite another person from our community to sit together for no other reason than to learn about each other’s lives and story. This is why I welcome your reflection and response after each “Shabbat Awakenings”. What you have to say matters very much to me. This is why I invite everyone to put away the phone at meetings, services, and onegs so that we can focus our attention on the human interaction made available to us in these encounters. This is why we have The Awesome Exhibit in the Wyner Museum space beautifully curated by Ann Abrams that shares the stories of our members.

The interplay of being connected to others, caring about whom they are, curious about their lives and actively capable of stepping forward to engage another creates a stronger and more vibrant human and humane community. We are all fortunate to be part of Temple Israel to live Judaism together and to discover the power and impact of matter-ness in our lives every day.

Being new to a community can be daunting. Finding a place that you are connected to in a way that you had been for a lifetime is almost too much to expect. From the moment we walked in we sensed TI was a special place. Rabbi Jacobson’s enthusiasm was infectious. Rabbi Zecher’s warm hello in the midst of her preparations for her installation a welcome kindness. In the few short months we have been part of the TI community these kinds of wonderfully overlapping connections continue as we meet more people.

We have many examples within our community and are fostering many more.

We feel blessed to have found a place

To answer the question in the title: How much do you matter? Very much. If you have a story, a reflection, a concern, or other thoughts, I’d love to hear from you.

are new.

that feels familiar even though we

—Robin and Scott Weisman

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ENGAGE@TI

Relationships

By Rabbi Jen Gubitz

I’m told it was a powerful scene as TI members gathered together to share their hopes, dreams, and excitement for building and deepening relational community at Temple Israel in the Spring of 2015. Conversation was rich and energy flowed as many themes emerged, but primary among them was the “strong desire for belonging.” It was a profound outcome and equally unsurprising. Certainly in a community 1,400 families strong, it can be quite difficult to know one another’s names much less to feel truly known by others in our community. New myself, I know this feeling all too well. With a congregation that knows well community organizing’s 1:1 approach to building relationships, Rabbi Zecher sought a new relational platform through which those in TI’s orbit might connect more deeply to one another. Learning from faith communities in the ‘Mega-Church’ world, other large synagogues, and the URJ’s support – Rabbi Zecher began to develop Small Groups with Meaning. Small Groups (with meaning) is exactly what its name sounds like: small groups of people (defined by interest, age, or stage in life) who commit to gather together over an agreed upon period of time. (Small Groups) with Meaning is the essential aspect of these groups that helps bind people together. While groups can organize around anything — a book, cooking, hiking, singing, softball, Shabbat dinner, parenting, dating, aging — it is the investment in a meaningful guided conversation around life’s big questions that has the power to bind a group together. Now called Engage@TI (and part of my role at Temple Israel), I’m grateful to partner with lay leaders Lis Keller, Liz Lyster, Sally Mechur, Carol Targum, and Valerie Zimber who are truly the spirit behind this initiative. In its pilot stage, we are launching 7 initial groups between January and July, including a Mussar group, a book group, a Riverway Project

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Conversation was rich and energy flowed as many themes emerged, but primary among them was the “strong desire for belonging.” It was a profound outcome and equally unsurprising. Certainly in a community 1,400 families strong, it can be quite difficult to know one another’s names much less to feel truly known by

others in our community.

learning group, and groups focused on aging, parenting, and Families with Young Children. You can still join or you can create your own by contacting me at engage@tisrael. org. This project dovetails beautifully with the work of our Director of Membership and Engagement, Sara Schwindt, and our dedicated membership committee led by Sarah Minden. Engage@TI is the answer to what we promised you at the conclusion of the Tent Talks. We heard you, and we can’t wait for you to join us! For more information on Engage@TI, please contact Rabbi Gubitz at jgubitz@tisrael.org


OUR “MAIDEN VOYAGE” TO ISRAEL: The Tent’s First Teen Trip to the Holy Land

Israel

This year Temple Israel has joined local synagogues and days schools in the successful “Boston/Haifa Connection,” a program that brings together teenagers from Boston and Haifa in a meaningful “mifgash,” or encounter. Nine teenagers joined Rabbi Suzie Jacobson and Assistant Director of Education Brigid Goggin for a two week trip to Israel. In March, our friends in Haifa will visit our community. Here are two reflections from trip participants to give you a window into this wonderful experience: Amanda Powers: One of the reasons that I went on the Israel trip was because I felt that as a Jew growing up in America, I was expected to have a well-defined and thought out relationship to Israel. I felt like I didn’t know enough about this country that I was supposed to love. Throughout the course of the trip, I thought a lot about the phrase “Jewish values.” For me, this has always meant social justice, community, and resilience. To a lot of the Israeli teens, Jewish values meant military service and nationalism. When we visited the Kotel to pray with Women of the Wall, I was shocked to see that to some people, Jewish values meant silencing our prayers with whistles, or trying to prevent us from praying at all. This made me very grateful for my upbringing, and my Temple Israel Jewish values, but it also made me feel disconnected from Judaism as a whole. However, since I’ve been home, I have been thinking a lot more about what I am taking away from this experience, and I am realizing that I can love Israel and still have my problems with it. I loved being in a place where everyone was Jewish, and everyone celebrated my holidays and sang my songs. I loved watching the sun rise over the Negev and I loved eating plates and plates and plates of hummus. I loved learning from all the people I met. And my Jewish values are valid and true even if they are different from other people’s.

Louie Goldsmith: I had traveled to Israel twice before. Once to visit family and again on a birthright-esque sight-seeing, camel-riding, Masada-hiking tourist extravaganza. This time, I didn’t just visit and see Israel, I truly began to understand it. This did not happen through the sheer volume of time I’ve begun to accumulate in the Holy Land, but rather because this time we talked. We talked to one another, examining our own beliefs; to our host families, coming to understand how Judaism plays into their daily lives and how the nation defines their faith; and to a diverse array of normal people from across the nation, people who differed in culture, religion and ideology, but each of whom holds complicated and valuable beliefs regarding Israel. I first came to recognize the complexity of the situation we were trying to understand, “50 shades of gray” in the words of one of our tour guides. There are no easy answers and the best place to start is simply asking the questions. As we traveled around the nation, we engaged ourselves as we engaged others. The value for me in this trip came not from places seen or even the conversations we held, but rather how we as a group examined and critiqued, agreed with and dissented from viewpoints expressed to us, finding our own place and our own beliefs about Israel. www.tisrael.org/insight | 617-566-3960

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OUR TRANSITION

FROM THE RIVERWAY PROJECT TO FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Diversity

By Maura and Aidan Ackerman We started attending the Riverway Project in early 2013 and knew that we had finally found a Jewish community that felt like home. What a breath of fresh air, to meet and mingle with other Jews in their 20s and 30s in a fun, relaxed environment with great music and Rabbi Soffer’s wonderful adaptations of Torah portions to current events. We met many friends through the Riverway Project, including several couples who met and became engaged around the same time we did. I remember one couple who received wedding blessings the month before we did, and at a subsequent Riverway Project event, we traded wedding stories and showed off our rings. We felt blessed to have found this caring community of people we could connect with and wanted to give back in some way. Thus began our stint as members of the Riverway Project Leadership Team, where we were able to provide input in shaping the future of the program. Our favorite accomplishment as members of the Leadership Team was definitely the Open Bar Mitzvah – an event celebrating Riverway’s 13th anniversary that brought together several generations of Riverway Project participants. We even brewed the beer (aptly titled “Beer Mitzvah”) as part of a Shavuot class we co-taught. Shortly after our one-year wedding anniversary, Maura became pregnant and we knew that our chapter as Riverway Project attendees would soon come to a close. We were sad to say goodbye, and we couldn’t imagine leaving. However, when one door closes another truly does open, this time in the form of Temple Israel’s Families with Young Children Tot Rock Shabbat program. This monthly, family-oriented Friday night dinner and kid-friendly service is perfect for our little family of three

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and a welcome way of introducing our daughter, Izzie, to Judaism. We began by attending with her as a newborn at under 3 weeks old – more for us than for her – as it was a chance to meet other Jewish families. It’s been a joy to watch Izzie begin to learn about Judaism, first just in awe of the sounds of the prayers and songs and gradually beginning to bounce, then clap, and now just starting to running around with the older children. We can’t imagine a better fit for our new life. True, we often leave Tot Rock Shabbat and see some of our old friends just heading into a Riverway Project wine and cheese social hour, and we see our previous selves reflected in them. Just possibly, they see their futures reflected in us. To learn more about The Riverway Project, visit www.tisrael.org/riverway-project, and to learn more about Families with Young Children, visit www.tisrael.org/families-with-young-children


Trees, Tu BiSh’vat, Pesach By Roger S. Gottlieb

Tu BiSh’vat (literally the “15th day of the month of Sh’vat,” this year on February 11) is called the “New Year of the Trees.” Its origin was probably to calculate the literal age of trees, since a biblical injunction (Lev: 19:23) allows fruit gathering only from trees over three years old. In the ancient Israelite climate, the holiday was timed to mark the awakening of life in the trees, when buds begin to develop, and new leaves grow.

world of trees would be, I suspect, a wonder—and far better than a world without them.

Trees offer comfort and wonder: bare limbs outlined against a clear January sky, the softest possible green of new leaves in late April, cool shade in August, and the breathtaking colors of early October; sources of fruit and flowers, homes to birds and bees, they clean the air and hold the soil. Our tradition recognizes the depth of these connections. Here is a caution from the great Hasidic teacher Rebbe Nachman: “If a person kills a tree before its time, it is like having murdered a soul.” The soul of the tree resides in part in what they do for us, just as the sacredness of other people resides partly in the love we receive from them. But even without human beings, a

But perhaps there is another connection. Consider that the Hebrew word for Egypt, “mitzrayim” literally means “a tight place.” Our emergence from slavery, though the waters of the Red Sea, was, both a kind of birth and a miraculous emergence from bondage to freedom, from ‘a tight place’ to the light of day.

Trees offer comfort and wonder: bare limbs outlined against a clear January sky, the softest possible green of new leaves in

While many of us might not notice Tu BiSh’vat every single year, Pesach gets attention from nearly everyone. The greens on the Seder plate, we often say, signal a celebration of the natural world, just as the other symbols remind of a great historical moment.

Is not that a history we share with the trees? Don’t they start as seeds, in a tight place within the earth? And then, like us, they grow—hopefully, like us, to fulfill “their time.” Our kinship with trees, indeed with all of life, surely that is something to celebrate—to mark each year at both these holidays as we remember that we too were slaves in Egypt, we too came from a tight place, and we too can help repair the brokenness of the world, a brokenness that afflicts people and trees alike. To learn more about the Green Team, visit www.tisrael.org/green-team

late April, cool shade in August, and the breathtaking colors of early October; sources of fruit and flowers, homes to birds and bees, they clean the air and hold the soil. Our tradition recognizes the depth of these connections.

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DAILY MINYAN:

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPLORING THE RICHNESS OF PRAYER

Torah

By Bob Goisman and Jeanne Traxler Bob: Our first relationship with the Minyan came upon my important to me. I found the routine of the same prayers mother’s death at age 92. As I began mourning, I found over and over again strangely comforting; it was like being that I wanted and needed people around me to help me told “You should be here, you will get through this” by grieve, so I decided to start attending the Minyan as often my fellow worshippers. I also found that references to as I could, which worked out to 2-3 changes in the season helped me nights each week. One attendee who enormously. I started in deepest I am always in a better had lost her father about 9 months winter, so when Simchat Torah mood after the Minyan. prior, said something very meaningful to came around the next year and me when I was deep in grief. She looked the season changed I knew I was And, we have made at me, a relative novice at this, and almost done. Eleven months passed friends there. We feel a simply said “It gets better.” quickly, it was almost Chanukah sense of community with with all of its songs and lights, and Jeanne: As I attended the Minyan when I felt in some way ready to re-enter the ‘regulars,’ who we Bob’s mother died, I could see how life. also see on Fridays and much comfort it brought to him. I felt a Holidays. simple satisfaction with the daily prayer Jeanne: I like to pray, I believe in a ritual. And when my dad passed away, diety. The melody and cadence of because he attended his daily Minyan in the mornings and prayers feel solid and right to me. I also feel the passing evenings, I wanted to honor his legacy by going to our daily of the seasons with the changing prayer, rain to dew. I am Minyan. I am not a deep emotional person, but to mourn always in a better mood after the Minyan. And, we have by doing something, that felt right and appropriate. I also made friends there. We feel a sense of community with know that my dad would have liked someone to say the the ‘regulars,’ who we also see on Fridays and Holidays. daily Kaddish for him. The Minyan also does occasional celebrations which are always enjoyable, such as Rosh Chodesh and a Minyan and Bob: The idea that there is a process, a sequence of steps, meal in the Sukkah. which one can traverse and come out the other side was

Our daily Minyan is one of the very few that exist in a Reform community. Give it a try by dropping in any weekday at 6:15 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you!

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FEBRUARY EVENTS FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

RIVERWAY PROJECT (20’S & 30’S)

For more information contact Rachel Wilson at rwilson@tisrael.org.

For more information, email Rabbi Jen Gubitz at jgubtiz@tisrael.org.

• February 4 & 18 - Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! • February 10 - Tot Rock Shabbat • February 26 - Expectant Parents’ Brunch

• February 10 - Soul Food Friday • February 14 - Riverway Café • February 24 - Neighborhood Shabbat

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

LIBRARY

Contact Roberta Bergstein at rbergstein@tisrael.org for more information.

For more information, contact Ann Abrams, Librarian, at aabrams@tisrael.org.

• Friday, February 5 - Shabbat Mishpachah. Gathering with Food at 5:15 p.m. Service at 6:00 p.m. All K-7 Temple Israel families welcome. • Sunday, February 12 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Israeli Dancing with the whole community.

TEEN EDUCATION Contact Mike Fishbein at mfishbein@tisrael.org for more information.

• February 10 - 13 - L’Taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C.

CENTER FOR ADULT JEWISH LEARNING AT TEMPLE ISRAEL For more information, contact David Winship at dwinship@tisrael.org.

• February 5, 10:00 -11:00 a.m. – Yoga with Sukriti Dabral • February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 – “Shabbat: 25 Hours of Personal Transformation” with Arielle Rosenberg, Rabbinical Fellow, B’nai Jeshurun, NYC • February 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m. – “Jewish Singing Lab” with Micah Shapiro

• February 28 - Last Tuesday Book Group

TILLI: TEMPLE ISRAEL’S LIFELONG LEARNING INITIATIVE For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck at susanm@tisrael.org or 617-566-3960.

• Winter Session Agenda - “Innovations in Reform Jewish Life” Coffee @ 10:30 a.m. Lecture @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., then BYO lunch. No fee for these sessions and the community is welcome. • February 16 - Evolving Reform Jewish Attitudes Toward Race with Rabbi Matt Soffer

FJECC Preschool Open House for prospective parents to be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Interested new parents should contact Lisa Scott to RSVP at lscott@tisrael.org or 617-566-3960 x 148

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LIFE CYCLES Please note: The birthdays and anniversaries listed are celebrating milestones whose year ends in 0 or 5. FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES 5 Years Melanie & Nathaniel Stinnett 25 Years Joshua Rubenstein & Jill Janows 35 Years Allyn & Judith Levy

MARCH ANNIVERSARIES 10 Years Kenneth & Jaime Smoller 15 Years Eric & Kelly Davidson 30 Years James Waldroop & Valerie Zimber 40 Years Sam Starobin & Ina Friedman Starobin 45 Years Maurice & Carol Sapoznik 50 Years Frederick & Marilyn Pritikin Ronald & Susan Ebert

APRIL ANNIVERSARIES 15 Years Allison Burroughs & Michael Leslie Shawn & Jill Kravetz 20 Years Kurt & Jodi Lockwood 25 Years Sam & Sandra Levine 30 Years Victoria Moskowitz & Lee Glickenhaus 35 Years David & Jane Akiba

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40 Years Peter & Margaret Sherin 50 Years Stephen & Lois Kunian

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS Ruth Aisner Nathan Bernard Craig Bunnell Robert Catapano-Friedman Meri Cayem Wendy Cohen Samantha Cohen Fran Cronin Melissa Ellis Raine Figueroa Joseph Gilbo John Godine Sarann Goldfield SiJing Huang Leslie Kates Marcia Krasnow Joy Lewis David Nalven Wendy Pierce Rebecca Price Leonard Rappaport David Rose Linda Samuels Robert Sands Lesley Schoenfeld Susan Shapiro Susan Shief Robert Sneirson James Wyner Joshua Youner

MARCH BIRTHDAYS George Abrams Sarone Assa Jonathan Benjamin Gary Brissette Richard Cohen Rachel Cohen Jesse Feldman Denise Finard Michele Fishel Betsy Frauenthal John Freeman Hanni Friedman Joseph Fuller Judith Giller-Leinwohl Aleksandra Goncharov Nancy Grossman Jackson Hall

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APRIL BIRTHDAYS Mathew Avram David Belluck Amy Bolotin Irma Bubis Rima Burroughs Jonathan Cohen Vanessa Craven Jonathan Dutch Robyn Emerman Danielle Evans Martha Fishman Margaret Fogel Tanya Gilbo Eugene Gilbo

Katie Goldring Shahar Hecht Alex Iselin Lynn Jeffery Elisabeth Keller David Kirshner Susan Levin Katherine Levy Elliot Mattingly Fred Monaco Peggy Morrison Linda Myers Stephen Porter David Poskanzer Diane Rose B-J. Scheff Phoebe Segal Miriam Segel Zachary Spigelman Andrea Stern Nancy Wagman David Wanger Sally Wyner

FEBRUARY B’NEI MITZVAH • Remi Trestan daughter of Jacqueline Hart and Robert Trestan on February 4

In celebration of Purim, all are cordially invited to...

Queen Esther’s Bat Mitzvah Party: Food, games, dancing, DJ, drinks Saturday, March 11 at 6:15 p.m. for a short Bat Mitzvah Ceremony, followed by a festive reception! More information coming soon watch your inbox for details!


LIFE CYCLES • Alejandra Sol Mineo-Levitsky daughter of Liz Mineo and Steven Levitsky on February 11

• Rebekah Lauren Jaffe daughter of Allyson and Andrew Jaffe on April 29

MARCH B’NEI MITZVAH

RECENT DEATHS

• Jack Kirkland Kerrigan son of Lisa and Jeff Kirkland Kerrigan on March 4 • Lilli Ariel Helmling daughter of Jessica Berns and Steffen Helmling on March 11 • Oliver G. Hecht son of Jennifer and Michael Hecht on March 18 • Jacob Louis Noe son of Shari and Christopher Noe on March 25

APRIL B’NEI MITZVAH • Sylvia Cevallos daughter of Barbara and Carlos Cevallos on April 1 • Noah Kenneth Brenner son of Davida Pines and Louis Brenner on April 8 • Jonah Sapers-Sydney son of Aviva Sapers and Judith Sydney on April 22

• Esther Allen step-mother of Bonnie Rotenberg • Patricia Allen sister of Bonnie Rotenberg • Eleanor Bloom cousin of Sterra Tackeff • Richard Brooks husband of Beverlee Brooks • Mario Cevallos father of Carlos Cevallos and grandfather of Sylvia and Isabella • Barbara Cohen wife of Terry Cohen • Ann Feins mother of Anita Feins • David Frank husband of Nancy Frank and father of Diane Frank • Julius Frankl father of Susan Frankl and grandfather of Leah and Daniel Demetri • Andrew Ginnis father of Kate Ginnis and grandfather of Sasha and Zoe Tekeian • Michael Goldberger brother of Susan Ormont and uncle of Caleb

• Murray Jacobson father of Nancy Jacobson, David Jacobson and Susan Faigel, grandfather of Lindsay and Even Jacobson and Sara and Jacob Faigel, brother-in-law of Robert and Carol Mayer, uncle of Judy Kaufman, Dan Romanow and Ted Romanow, and Leslie Godoff • Jonathan Kaminsky son-inlaw of Martha Koster • Nicholas L. Paternoster father of Paul Paternoster • Regina Plutzky mother of Jorge Plutzky and grandmother of Emma and Abigail Plutzky Baskin • Eleanor Ross sister of Estelle Dine • Dr. Maxine (Maggie) Salvatore mother of Gabriella Salvatore Strecker and grandmother of Joseph Bullock • Robert Sperber • Esther Weiner mother of Stephen Weiner • Ida Ennis Wright mother of Stephen Wright

WE CONGRATULATE • Em and Guntram Mueller on the birth of their triplet grandchildren Michael Armano, Francesco Nicola and Lucca Prudenza Maiorano • Linda and Henry Okun on the engagement of their daughter Michelle to Lindsie Alterman • Stacy and Evan Olesh on the birth of their son Spencer Noah Olesh • Nancy and Michael Sandman on the engagement of their daughter Joanna to Anuj Khetarpal • Jamie and David Stopler on the marriage of their son Samuel to Kathryn Mulvey • Linda and Dan Waintrup, grandparents, Carl Shapiro, great-grandfather, and Robert and Ellen Jaffe, greatuncle and aunt, on the birth of Penelope Ruth Hanman • Daniel and Randi Zimman, parents, Michael Zimman and Ellen Rovner, grandparents, on the birth of Iris Matilda Zia Zimman

YAHRZEITS January 29 February 4

Solomon Agoos Arlene Bard Herman Barron Leonard Bates Lillian Wexler Beck Harry Berman Rose Brenner Henrietta Bresky Albert Cerf John Coyne Joseph Cupinsky Robert Dana Lester Endlar Max Frank Ada Freaman Pearl Freeman Abraham Glazer Israel Gordon Estelle Lynch Gould

Malcolm Green Maurice Gross Sadie Guttentag Keren Lyman Holtz Ella Hubbard Rachel Mikels Israel Sylvia Israel Benjamin Levin Ethel London Laura Dayle Marglin Dora Margolis Sophia Mikels Gertrude Unger Mineberg Janet Pearlman David Phillips Frank Phillips Ella Quint Anna Raphael Hattie Rappaport Ethel Resnic Charles Righter Gladys Sieve

Isador Singer Bernard Smulow Edna Spitz Fannie Strauss Spitz Estelle Stern Caroline Vorenberg Samuel Wallick Milton Wasby Nat Weiss Lillian Weitzenkorn Lillie Hollander Wyzanski

February 5 - 11

Lee Banash Morris Berkowitz Melville Brown Ida Burstein Irving Calk Estelle Berkowitz Canner Sylvia Karnow Chefitz Anna Cohen

Betsy Cohen Samuel Cohen Lewis Fink Allene Gay Fisch Mildred Forman Harry Fox Nancy Paley Freedman Maurice Glaser Ruth Goldman Anita Marcus Golosov Mary Slater Gordon Harold Gross Rose Halpern Jackson Holtz Shirley Sloane Izen Lucille Katz Kay Beatrice Barron Krim Edward Lebowich Edith Lubets Emily Mehlman Ida Michelson Max Palais

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YAHRZEITS Herbert Panoff Minnie Peyser Samuel Pinanski Simon Richmond Dora Rosenman John Bendix Rubenstein Jeanne Sieve Arthur Stern Jr. Anne Olin Stiller Bertram Tackeff Benjamin Vinal Myer Weker Maxine White Edith Widett Hilda Williamson Joseph Winn Robert Wyner Julian Yesley Eleanor Zamore Harry Zamore

February 12 - 18

Gertrude Askowith Emanuel Noah Baylor Frances Myerson Brightman Isadore Brownstein Mildred Burgin Chadwick Byer Bertha Charnow Robert Cohen Stanley Cohen Joseph Mayer Edinburg Ester Ellis Elsie Snyder Epstein Morduch Epstein Maurice Escovitz Harry Feldman Joseph Finkelstein Leonard Fisher Howard Freedmann William Ginsburg Isadore “Tom� Goodman Lillian Glaser Goodman Harry Grossman Lizzie Grossman Bernard Herring Bruce Isenman Edythe Kahn Ruth Gorin Katz Frances Kay Max Kirshen Harry Kohn, Jr. Lucie Kolton Charles Korb Joseph Lanes Anne Mason Barnett Miller Belle Miller Morris Needleman Sarah Nye Lois Raisman Besse Ralby

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Lillian Robbins Esther Rosenberg Schilder Abraham Shapiro Harold Sheer Sylvia Lewenberg Sheinwald Beatrice Slavin Beth Stern Clara Stone Lillian Tishler Jack Wolff Nettie Wolk Solomon Zucrow

February 19 - 25

Rose Applebaum Helen Bernat David Bing Lillian Zucrow Bornstein Lillian Bresnick Sarah Brown Jack Davis Nanette Rosenberg Dreshfield Felix Isfried Edenfeld Elinor Feldman Cyrille Flax Norma Lowe Fruitman Esther Schwob Garber Blanche Tokson Ginsburg Jennie Golick Minaerva Gordon Pearl Greenfield Florence Chernis Harmon Carrie Hecht Rose Hersey Suzanne Canner Hume George Isenman Anna Davis Jacobs Leo Sidney Jolles Myer Levin Stanley Levine Jacob Libin Abraham Lipson Max Lowenstein Nettie Lowenstein William Luntz Esther Toby Mikels Elizabeth Milgroom Abraham Palder Esther Pinksohn Sidney Resnick May Richmond Benjamin Riseman Sara Rodman Bertha Mayer Romanow Frances Weiss Rubenstein Gertrude Schwartz Samuel Shapiro George Sherman Helen Shwartz Alfred Sleeper Melvin Snider Benjamin Somers

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David Soyer Lillian Strauss Eva Wasserman Ruth Weisman Michael Werman Abraham Zintz

February 26 - March 4 Arthur Addelson Jack Allen Suzanne Amateau Alice Banks Maxwell Blum Mark Brodsky Edna Goodrich Brown Sarah Cohen Maurice Cooper Jacob Copellman Sara DeYoung Norman Diamond Josephine Wiener Endlar Sylvia Engel Rose Feinberg Melvin Fox Celia Zoken Friedland Arthur Goding Lotty Goldstein Doris Gordon Morton Greenfield Nissie Grossman Florence Gryzmish Regina Holdstock Kaplan Simon Kaplan Sydney Kaplan Herman Katz Joseph Koster Samuel Kurson Sadie Levine Elsie Levy Noah Lewis Rebecca Litner Merle Locke Jacob Missel Fannie Needleman Sophie Nemzoff Florence Olenberg Adele Richmond Eli Romberg William Rosenblum Mary Ross Louis Rothenberg Sara Rothenberg Isidor Salmansohn James Schaye Bertram Fogel Scheffreen Harry Seligman Alan Shapero Beatrice Gutlon Sherman Beatrice Goldberg Stein Sally Sholkin Stevens Sam Stone Ferdinand Strauss III

Bruce Swerling Rose Tarlin Hilda Kleinfeld Thim Beatrice Goldman Warren Milton Wayner Lois Weinberg Arthur Zanditon Harold Zauderer

March 5 - 11

Leah Canter Abrams Leonard Adelman Louis Beckerman Lillian Brody Maralyn Bronstein Moses Getchel Brudno Lola Buchbinder David Chase Henry Ellis Lillian Greenwald Fanger Eva Eyges Feffer Joseph Fienman Emma Finn Leopold Frankfurter Herbert Fromm Leni Steinberg Fromm Robert Goldfarb Marion Tobin Greenwald Ethel Marder Grossman Reuben Hall Henry Halpern Morris Homonoff Sandra Hurwitz Jennie Katcoff Frank Kolton Mildred Kozol Lewis Lappin Luba Young Lepie Theodore Libby Sally Lipson Carolyn Marcus Samuel Marder Joseph Nissen William Pastan Abraham Roberts Hyman Rosenberg Florence Sheer Gertrude Litner Snyder Philip Sondheim Ganya Spinrad Nathan Stein Jacob Hecht Strauss Sophie Strauss Harry Tannenholz Carl Tishler David Toochin Benjamin Warburg Allan Warsowe Theresa Weiscopf Sydney White Jennie Zofnass


YAHRZEITS March 12 - 18

Albert Allen Laurie Auerbach Irving Baker Celia Epstein Barron Lena Bornstein Llora Cohen Bortman Fulton Cahners James Cahners Norman Cahners George Cohen Hermine Cohen Olga Corkin William Dagilas Wilma Fox Dangel Elaine Roberts Dretler Elisabeth Ebert Edward Einhorn Stephen Elmont Philip Fanger Abraham Fishel Ralph Freedman Leon Freeman Henry Friedman Greta Fromholz Esther Luftig Gluck Emma Greenfield Goodman Vivian Gerstein Green Esther Greenglass Bettine Greifer Helen Grossman Jessie Guttentag Harry Kamentsky Sylvia Karofsky Augustus Kaufman Gladys King Robert Klier Matthew Koleman Maxine Krulewich Allen Lash Benjamin Guild Leavitt Saul Lebow Barbara Berman Levy Fannie Barnett Linsky Gertrude London Ernest Lynton Louis Madfis Lillian Ruth Marder Maxine Levin Marks Justin Michelson Arnold Miller Florence Missel Muriel Kohn Pokross Padie Richlin Gerry Roberts Gladys Rosen Helena Wyzanski Rosenburg Louis Salvage Sadie Rachesky Samet Robert Sheinfeld Maurice Simon Abraham Solomon Stanley Stearns

Gladys Myers Toomey Esther Wade Frances Bachrack Winberg Augusta Wolfe Alfred Wolfner Lee Yallum Ronny Zinner

March 26 - April 1

Herman Abbott Daniel Abramson Doretta Barnet Jennie Loitman Barron Edward Bertman Rose Blasberg Pauline Brown Theresa Casson Benjamin Nast Cofman Barnett Fine Phillip Finn Rachel Freeman Samuel Frumkin Sylvan Goodman Florence Gordon Lee Hraba George Kahn Samuel Kohn Jeanne Kotler Treva Krantz Rosamond Levensohn Bertha Lyman Maurice Mades Rachel Goldberg Marcus Leo Mayer Robert Morse Jacob Naigles Abraham Novins Lillian Pastan Maud Gross Pincus Isidore Rabinovitz Earl Rappaport Alan Roberts Helene Godelph Rose Sara Ross Sadie Mazur Roud Sarah Schatz Melville Shine Gertrude Siegal Annette Rosenberg Silbert Sadie Solo Rena White Stern Albert Sudhalter Ethel Segol Tuck Deeda Wharton Hy Young Bertram Zakon

April 2 - 8

Adelaide Blumenthal Bengloff Beatrice Biller Gordon Bloom Samuel Bornstein Sophie Corwin

Harry Dangel, Jr. Phyllis Feinstein Henrietta Finer Leo Flax Lee Flaxer Alfred Franks Malka Friedman Adele Godoff Rose Goldstein David Greenberg Belle Rice Hecht David Kane Herbert Lee Colman Levin Seymour Lewis Annette Platt Lourie Lewis Malamut Nathan Marcus Gertrude Miller Ida Milton Nettie Morris Allan Novack Michael Redstone Sally Silverman Richmond John Robbins William Rose Annie Rosen Miriam Margolis Rosenburg Harold Rotenberg David Rutberg Barry Sandler Gertude Saunders Edward Baylor Schilder Sadie Cohen Seligman Dorothy Shapero Sadye Rosenberg Sheinfeld David Small Lewis Steinberg Benjamin Stern Evelyn Stieber Bernstein Hyman Benjamin Ullian Goldie Wartel Erma Barron Wernick Abraham Wyzanski

April 9 - 15

Harold Ashe Moritz and Selma Auerbach Miriam Barron Harry Bass Mary Blasberg Leo Caroline Anna Segal Castleman Jacob Charak Harry Cohen Naomi Lourie Cohen Eva Schreider Cole Victoria Corri Rose Cupinsky Lucille Finn Cutler Paul Darman Charles Daum George Ehrenfried

Joan Haas Einhorn Ada Ellis Bertram Finer Martha Finn Walter Fishel David Freeman Selma Leavitt Gerler Arthur Gilbert Charles Glazer Charles Goldman Norma Richmond Goldman Esther Gruberger Marion Guttentag Joseph Halpern Ida Helman Michael Hoffman Edith Robbins Katz Esther Kaufman Harris Kirsner Maximillian Laven Moses Levenson Morris Lurie Niecie Manello Celia ~Chickie~ Masters Reginald Morse Philip Okun Doris Perlo de Zichlin Julius Price Leonard Kuhns Reichert Annie Robbins Herbert Robbins Frederick Rosenbaum Bette Rothman David Rubin Max Samet David Shikes Julie Elizabeth Siegel Louis Springer Jennie Warsowe Joseph Weinman Joseph Gotland Weisberg Sarah Brin Weisberg Robert Wise Pearl Franks Young Stanley Zelermyer Beatrice Roth Zimmet

April 16 - 22

Eileen Baron Leon Bayard Jean Sholkin Berkowitz Annie Berner William Brown Selik Byer Bernard Cohen Charles Corkin Beatrice Ehrenfried Estelle Falik Ely Feibelman Irma Deitz Feldman Pauline Goldstein Fine Anna Gashin Bessie Nathanson Gesmer

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YAHRZEITS Bernard Gilbert Samuel Ginsburg Magnus Greenman Louis Hodess Dora Kaplan Ida Katz Minnie Kirsner Samuel Kupinsky Rose Lanes Gertrude Marcus Aida Klein Marglin Joseph Mehlman Benjamin Miller Phyllis Rome Olian Edward Perkit Berl Pfeffer Leah Pfeffer Elliott Porter Richard Raphael

Ruth Redstone Sadie Riceman Aaron Richmond Sidney Rogal Morris Rottenberg Philip Rubenstein Edward Schulman Samuel Seegel Harry Solar Phineas Spinrad Max Starr Connie Green Stroyman David Swartz Ellen Morse Tishman Charles Wartel Alice Winn Gussie Wyner Sylvia Young

April 23 -29

Lorraine Brenner Altschuler Abraham Becker Sara Berkman Esther Berman Sophia Brown Rosalyn Cutler Phillip Faneuil Martin Fisher Sadie Flax Carl Fritz Morris Goldberg Leona Feldberg Karp Sadie Kasanof David Katcoff Bessie Kimball Mildred Kimball Abraham Klopot Gitta Kurlat

Dorothy Levin Naomi Sydney Lewis Edith Glaser Linden Lawrence Mezoff Harvey Olenberg Sidney Rachlin David Rosen Minnie Horne Rosenberg Goldie Saxe Saul Schwartz George Schwartz David Silbert Bennie Silverstein Abner Snyder Bernice Snyder Barnard Stein Nettie Cotler Stein Maurice Wit

CONTRIBUTIONS BETSY FRIEDMAN ABRAMS SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Joel, Robin, Joshua and Miriam Abrams • In memory of Betsey Friedman Abrams on her yahrzeit

ETTA AND ROBERT BARRON BIBLICAL GARDEN FUND

Kenneth Barron • In loving memory of George Robbins

CEMETERY GATEHOUSE FUND

George Abrams

Marc Maxwell • In loving memory of David Passer

CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND

Anonymous (3)

Anonymous • In memory of Esther Allen, step-mother of Bonnie Rotenberg and Patricia Allen, sister of Bonnie Rotenberg Syrus Ayure • In honor of the Temple Israel Clergy Helene and David Bailen • In honor of Rabbi Suzie Jacobson for her special blessing on David’s birthday • In memory of Anita Feins’ mother, Ann Feins

Meryl, Jamie, and Taylor Beckingham • With gratitude for Rabbi Zecher and Cantor Einhorn for honoring Dennis’ memory at his funeral Helen Bresky • In honor of the work done by Temple Israel Clergy Richard H. Cooper • In loving memory of Sumner J. Cooper Norma Frank • In loving memory of Frances Chopp Daniel Frank • In loving memory of Jeannie Rose Frank Janet M. Fox • In loving memory of my husband, Alexander Fox, my mother Isabel Morse, and my brother, Stephen R. Morse

Lappin Gallagher • In honor of Rabbi Zecher’s installation as our new Senior Rabbi • With grateful thanks to Rabbi Zecher for her help and guidance with the conversion ceremony for my granddaughter, Levana Guedalia Sulkin Phyllis and Gerald Leboff • In honor of our great-granddaughter, Madelyn Vafai’s baby naming Susan Mann and David Lowe • In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn for mentoring our daughter Laura Lowe to becoming a Bat Mitzvah • In honor of having Fred Small perform and inspire our congregation

Judith Herman • In honor of “matterness”

Sue Misselbeck • In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Oliver Max Wyner, grandson of Genevieve and Justin Wyner • In memory of Eleanor Ross, sister of Estelle Dine • In memory of Murray Jacobson • In memory of Ann Feins mother of Anita Feins • In memory of Dr. Maxine Salvatore, mother of Gabriella Strecker and grandmother of Joseph Bullock

Samuel Kaplan and Rachel Wilson • In honor of Eleanor’s baby naming ceremony led by Rabbi Zecher in August

Stacey and Evan Olesh • With thanks to Rabbi Soffer for performing our son Spencer’s bris

Ellen Kaplan Kardon • In loving memory of my dearest friend, Laura

Janet Polansky • In honor of Rabbi Gubitz’s installation

Alisa Gardner-Todreas and Ian Todreas • In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn and Rabbi Zecher for officiating the Bat Mitzvah of our daughter, Nina

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CONTRIBUTIONS ANITA FEINS BOOK SHELF

Vivian Port and Steven Shulman • In appreciation of Cantor Einhorn for his officiation at the funeral of our mother Evelyn Chefitz

Nancy and Michael Sandman • In memory of Ann Feins mother of Anita Feins

Arlene Rachins • In loving memory of George Tack

LOUISE A. FREEDMAN CHILDREN’S BOOKSHELF

Diane Rose • In loving memory of my brother Nathaniel Marks on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of my grandfather Elias Markowich on his yahrzeit • In honor of my beloved husband, Gerald Rose’s yahrzeit Leah Rosovsky and Jay Liebowitz • With many thanks to Rabbi Zecher for performing our wedding ceremony Ron and Nancy Shaich • In honor of Rabbi Zecher’s Installation Elaine Shain • In memory of Eleanor Ross, sister of Estelle Dine

Louise Freedman • In memory of my beloved father Henry “Jimmy” Allen and my beloved mother-in-law Edith Kohn Levine on their yahrzeits

JESSE FRIEDMAN RIVERWAY FUND

Seymour Small and Joan Rachlin • In memory of Jesse Friedman

Jamie and David Stolpher, Norma and David Freeman, and Ross and Amy Silverstein • With gratitude and appreciation to Rabbi Friedman for officiating at the funeral of our mother, Vivienne Stolpher Kalman

RABBI RONNE FRIEDMAN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FUND

Ruby Lee Shuman • With many thanks for the beautifully packaged jar of honey hand delivered to my home from Temple Israel

Dayl Cohen

Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd • In appreciation for the warmth and thoughtfulness of Rabbi Ronne Friedman, Sue Misselbeck, and Dan Deutsch at the death of my beloved husband, Tony Swartz-Lloyd

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

The Tuck Family • In honor of Rabbi Soffer performing our daughter Evie’s baby naming Stephen Weiner • With gratitude for the comfort provided at the time of my mother’s death from Rabbi Zecher, Cantor Einhorn, and Sue Misselbeck Robert Weintraub • In honor of Edith Isobel Weintraub’s naming Susan and Marc Vengrove • Thanks to the clergy and staff for letting us share in the beauty of your Rosh Hashanah services Andrew Zelermyer • In loving memory of D. Louise Zelermyer

EDUCATION FUND

Judy Nugent • In loving memory of Frederick and Elizabeth Rosenbaum on their yahrzeits

Stephen and Janie Fireman • In loving memory of Samuel Fireman

Dean and Pamela Richlin Daniel Romanow and Andrew Zelermyer Roberta and Avishai Shafrir • In memory of Leon Rothenberg Mitchell Shames

LOUIS AND SADIE GALE FUND

Morton and Rae Backer • In loving memory of Sadie Gale on her yahrzeit

ADELE GODOFF BOOKSHELF

Stan and Leslie Godoff • In loving memory of Manuel Godoff on his yahrzeit

I. OBIE GOVERMAN BOOKSHELF

George Goverman • In memory of Mae Goverman Dolby on her yahrzeit

FRANCES JACOBSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER FUND

Anonymous • In memory of Robert Sperber

Mimi and Jerry Smulow • In honor of John Macht’s special birthday • In memory of Nessie Goodman, mother of Ellen Rovner Anonymous Rosemary and Bruce Balter Betsy Barnet Bunny and Ed Bayer Susan and Gerald Cohen Wendy and Richard Cohen Gabrielle Elitov Rita Fisher Arlene Franklin Pamela and Bruce Goldman Gray, Gray and Gray, LLP Jim Harris Lori Jacobson Marjorie Katz Judith and Stephen Kaufman Karen and Lloyd Koltov Rosamond Kopelman Ellen and Harris Krafchick Elizabeth and Charles Levin Joan Levine Sonia Lipetz Walter Lipsett and Barbara Lushan Robert and Carol Mayer Lucy Morris Debra Olshever Peter and Jan O’Neil John and Ina Portnoy Dan Romanow and Andrew Zelermyer Kim and Kevin Rooney Scot and Denise Rosenblum Susan and Ken Rothman Marc Saltzman and Bobbi Schwartz Honey and Sidney Sherter Terry Shubach Burt Silberstein and Marilyn Madis Mimi and Jerry Smulow Mindy and Cary Sneider Phyllis Solomon Sue-Ann Solomon Cindy and Jim Swartz Diane Ver Schure The Consolidated Lodge, Anderson Philanthropic Fund • In memory of Murray A. Jacobson

MURRAY A. JACOBSON EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTORSHIP FUND

Nancy Jacobson • In loving memory of my father, Murray Jacobson

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CONTRIBUTIONS Susan Jacobson Faigel • In loving memory of my father, Murray Jacobson David, Lori, Lindsay, and Evan Jacobson • In loving memory of Murray Jacobson

H. M. KAROL MUSIC FUND

PORTER-MILLER ARCHIVES FUND

Susan Porter • With thanks to Cantor Einhorn for the lovely wedding blessing offered to my son, Matt Miller and his fiancé Emily Taylor

PULPIT FUND

David and Helene Bailen • For all of Cantor Einhorn’s care and kindness

Enid and Seymour Zimbler • In loving memory of Jeanne A. Beller on her yahrzeit

Nancy, Diane, Michael, and Melanie Frank • In appreciation of the comfort, support, and participation in the funeral for our husband and father, David Frank

David and Helene Bailen • In honor of Don Putnoi’s special birthday

Henry and Linda Okun • In honor of the engagement of our daughter, Michelle, to Lindsie Alterman Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd • In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher and Cantor Einhorn at the service to commemorate the life of my beloved husband, Tony Swartz-Lloyd

WILLIAM S. AND RAE G. KOSTER BOOK SHELF

Stephen Koster • In memory of my father, William S. Koster and in memory of my mother, Rae G. Koster, on their yahrzeits

NEWELL KURSON TRANSPORTATION FUND

Richard and Nancy Lubin • In loving memory of my mother Eleanor Kurson on her yahrzeit

THE DORIS AND MERLE LOCKE YOUTH FUND

DON PUTNOI BOOKSHELF

DR. ARNOLD L. SEGEL LIBRARY FUND

Joseph and Judith Leader • In loving memory of Harold Cohen, Edith Cohen, and Esther Wilker on their yahrzeits Susan Krinsky • In memory of my beloved husband, Norman I. Krinsky, on his yahrzeit Shirlee Isenberg • In memory of Gwen Ifill who enriched so many of our lives Linda and Henry Okun • In memory of my grandmother, Mollie Botkin, on her yahrzeit

ABRAHAM D. SHAIN BOOKSHELF

Elaine Shain • In memory of my husband Al Shain on his yahrzeit

GALE RAPHAEL TILLI FUND

Alan and Jean Miller • In memory of Muriel Goldstein, beloved mother of Leslie and Edward Fleischer • In loving memory of our cousin, Bernice Feldberg

Ruth Klepper • In honor of Rhoada Wald’s special birthday

THE RALPH MAY BOOKSHELF

Rhoada Wald • In memory of Ida Ennis Wright, mother of Stephen Wright

Rhona May-D’Onofrio and Paul D’Onofrio • In loving memory of Ariella Finkel, mother of Alisa and grandmother of Grace

Susan Krinsky • In memory of my dear mother, Anna A. Gans, on her yahrzeit

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT FUND

David and Amy Abrams Elaine Abrams Justin Abramson Nicholas Abruscato

Helen Alkon David Alschuler Howard and Carol Anderson Elizabeth Arons Bernard and Janet Aserkoff Katharine Bacon Valerie Ball Richard and Linda Barnes Lewis and Rochelle Barr Adam Berkowitz Alan and Barbara Berns Anna Berns Leonard and Christine Bierbrier Jeffrey Blum Mallory Bram Veronique Bryant Esther Bullitt Alexandra Burke and Christopher Birch Warren and Cindy Burroughs Lauren Cadish and Patrick Griffin Rhoda Cahan Leah Camhi and Amy Pitter Edward and Susan Carpenter Mark Chadbourne Lawrence Cohan and Patricia Kreger Kate Cohen Robin Cohen Dayl Cohen Mark Cohen and Tinsley Davis Scott Cole Megan Costa Kate Crafford Christina Crone Joel and Randi Cutler Richard Dana Rachel Daniels Remi and Michael Dansinger Gerald Davidson and Debra Kocar Jonathan and Margot Davis Jonathan and Kimberly Davis Dan and Amy Deutsch Dennis Doughty and Carol Rosenstock Alan Drabkin and Rose Goldman Thomas Dretler Steven and Jean Dubowsky Sara Egan Bonnie Englebardt Vicky Fan Robert and Iris Fanger Roger and Bambi Felberbaum Georgia and Jesse Feldman Diane Felenstein David Fenigstein Arlene Fischer Michael and Rebecca Fishbein Stefanie Fisher Rachel and Akeem Flowers Ellen Freedman Louise Freedman Richard Freeman Herbert Friedman and Wendy Drexler Dennis Friedman

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CONTRIBUTIONS Serena Fujita Andrea Gaiter and Scott Wicker Howard and Judie Ganek Joseph Gertner Catherine Gibran and Steven Brown Phyllis Giller Lily Glickstein Nina Godles Stan and Leslie Godoff Robert Goisman and Jeanne Traxler Shirley Golder Andrew Golder Bob and Valerie Goldfein Priscilla Golding and Barbara Burg Steven Goldstein and Hui Deng Adele Goldstein Carla Goldworm Alan and Pamela Goodman Naomi Gordon Adam and Jeanie Gorlovsky-Schepp Maximiliano Grass and Eriana Rivera-Rozo Raymond and Joan Green Sylvia Green Edward and Caroline Greene Ted and Dru Greenwood Marvin and Joanne Grossman The Marilyn and Mike Grossman Foundation • In loving memory of Mike Grossman on his yahrzeit Jill Hahn Bob Hauptman Judith Herman Allison Hertz Roger Herzog and Kathryn Madden Deva Hirsch and Stuart Peskin Edward Hofeller and Cheryl Ebenstein John Hughes Ilisa Hurowitz and Nicholas Alexander Nancy Jacobson Stephanie Jacobson Daniel and Nanette Jacobson Patria Jimenez Richard Kalish and Elisabeth Keller Michelle Kalowski and Peter Shorett Emily Kasman Howard and Ann Katz Richard and Susan Kauff Richard Kazis and Jill Medvedow Barbara and Robert Keller Cameron Kerry and Kathy Weinman Andrew Klein and Amy Branger Alexandra Klingenstein Susan Kohn Rachel Kolbin and Erik Gupp Ellen and Alan Korpi Xerxes Kotval Sandra Krakoff Roger and Lisa Krakoff Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Susan and Joel Landau

Edward and Marlene Landau Carolyn Ledewitz Virginia Lee and Robin Grossman Robert Lepson and Johanna Klein Bluma Lesch Susan Levin Charles and Elizabeth Levin Howard Levine Heather Levy and Shane Sigel Jane Levy Vance and Derek Vance Maxine Lewack John and Louise Loewenstein Michael and Catherine Malamut Donald and Candice Malkin Bryan Maloney Kevin and Tina Manuel Jessica Maskin Mary McElroy Jerome Medalie and Beth Lowd Judy Mehrling Deborah Milbauer Marian Milbauer and Zachary Orlando-Milbauer Tovah Miller Ricki Morell and John Hechinger Brenda Morris and Eve Alpern Linda Myers Kate Nemens and Nick Decaneas Peter and Beatrice Nessen Marjorie Neu Christopher and Shari Noe Carmen Nouel Grillet Henry and Linda Okun Gabriel Padawer Frances Paley and Robert Ottesen Frank Pannozzi Ari Pescoe and Claire Valentin Gary and Mary Pforzheimer Audrey Prager and Steven Jakob Bonnie Press Rebecca Price and Cara McKenna Daniel Rabinovitz and Effie Chan Firas Raouf Leonard Rappaport and Betsy Weaver Gregg and Polly Ribatt Dean and Pamela Richlin Dori Robinson Daniel Romanow and Andrew Zelermyer Jamie and Leila Rome Jonathan Rosand and Judy Polacheck Marc Rosenbaum Ron Rosenberg David Rosenbloom and Alice Richmond Adam Rosenfield Leah Rosovsky Marlene Ross Sarah Rowe Robert Sands Robert and Anlee Schaye Adam Schlitt Aaron Schwartz and Tamar Winter Julie Schwedock Phyllis Segal

James and Miriam Segel Ron and Nancy Shaich Mitchell Shames Peter and Margaret Sherin Carl and Joan Shiffman James and Jane Shulman Bernice Siegel Adrianne Silver Steven and Sarah Smith Jordan Smoller and Alexis Contant Jerome and Mimi Smulow • In honor of the marriage of Scott and Amanda Perrin • In honor of the birth of Eden Irene Fuhrman, granddaugher of Susan and Bob Fuhrman • In honor to the marriage of Richard Smith and Alexandra Einhorn, daughter of Suzanne Salamon and Alan Einhorn • In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Janet and Bernie Aserkoff • In honor of Bob Rosenthal’s special birthday • In memory of Stephen Krosner, cousin of Sue Misselbeck Dan Solomon and Mindy Berman Norma and Barry Sommers Emily Spieler and Gregory Wagner Sam Starobin and Ina Friedman Starobin Mary Lyn Stein Donald and Erica Stern Cheryl Stober Elizabeth Stuart Everett and Emily Tatelbaum Matthew Toro Hannah Turner Jeane Ungerleider and William Stone Rhoada Wald Jonathan Warburg Robin Weinberger Joshua Weiner Lisa Weinman Rebecca White and David Iwatsuki Dan and Nancy White Daniel Woodward Burns and Kathy Woodward James and Giang Wyner Angela Yingling Alexandra Zaltman and Adam Kleinman Rabbi Elaine Zecher and David Eisenberg

RIVERWAY PROJECT FUND

Adriana de Julio David Epstein Matthew Feinberg Michael Fowler Alyssa Frank Ayelet Katzelnik Jessica Miller

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CONTRIBUTIONS Nancy and Don Rickey • In honor of the Riverway High Holy Day services

Jacqueline Feinberg • In loving memory of Frances L. DeJur on her yahrzeit

Murray Jacobson (z’l) • In loving memory of my beloved wife, Frances Jacobson, on her yahrzeit

Elaine Shain • In loving memory of Harry B. Ramler on his yahrzeit

Rita Fisher • In loving memory of Paul Fisher on his yahrzeit

Joel Kanter • In loving memory of Stanley Kanter M.D. on his yahrzeit

RICHARD B. ROSS BOOKSHELF

Jack and Sandy Fleishman • In honor of Rhoda Wald’s 90th birthday

Rochelle Gordon • In memory of my mother, Mary Sonia Ross on her yahrzeit

Norma Frank • In loving memory of Julius Chopp on his yahrzeit

RYFTI

Hank Friedman • In loving memory of Trudy Friedman on her yahrzeit

Judith Kotlier Argon and Yair Argon and Family • In loving memory of Irving Kotlier and Ruth Kotlier on their yahrzeits

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Penny Axelrod and Jerome Haller David Karp • In memory of Nancy Karp on her yahrzeit Myron Miller • In honor of the wedding of Matthew Porter Miller and Emily Taylor

CARL STEINBAUM CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND

Meg Russell • In memory of Gold Miller, in honor of Ryan Baker’s Bar Mitzvah and Samantha Berson and Gordon Roth’s wedding

TEMPLE FUND

Barbara Berman • In loving memory of May Mildred Cotton on her yahrzeit Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bertman Marjorie Bloom • In loving memory of Hyman Bloom on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of Rose W. Levin on her yahrzeit • In loving memory of Mina Bloom on her yahrzeit

Constance Frye Martinson • In loving memory of Dr. Edward Frye on his yahrzeit Diane Gordon • In loving memory of Gladys Klebanoff on her yahrzeit Alan Green • In loving memory of Marion Green on her yahrzeit Tom Grossman • In loving memory of Irving I. Marder on his yahrzeit Anne Hershman • In loving memory of my mother Rose Greenberg on her yahrzeit Herbert Hodess • In loving memory of Bernard “Bud” Hodess on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of Celia Hodess on her yahrzeit Paul and Annette Hodess • In memory of Ilse Moser on her yahrzeit • In memory of Robert Moser on his yahrzeit • In memory of Bernard “Bud” Hodess on his yahrzeit •In memory of Arthur Moser on his yahrzeit Tamara Indianer • In appreciation of Sue Misselbeck for being there and always making me feel welcome

Mollie Ceder • In loving memory of my beloved mother Rose Fienman on her yahrzeit

Adele and Howard Israel • In loving memory of Hannah Levin Zauderer on her yahrzeit

Jonathan Diamond • In loving memory of Dr. Robert I. Diamond on his yahrzeit

Lori Jacobson • In loving memory of Paul Fisher on his yahrzeit

Howard and Ann Katz • In loving memory of Betsy Amanda Lehman on her yahrzeit Ellen Kaplan Kardon • In loving memory of Mike Grossman on his yahrzeit Jonathan Kotlier • In loving memory of Irving Kotlier on his yahrzeit Arthur Krim • In loving memory of Norman B. Krim on his yahrzeit Leonard Krulewich • In loving memory of my father, Wallace, on his yahrzeit Ruth Lappin • In loving memory of Dr. Herbert I. Posin on his yahrzeit Harvey Levine • In loving memory of Anna Koss and Daveeda Koss on their yahrzeits Jerry Levine • In loving memory of Paul R. Levine on his yahrzeit Sylvia Levine • In loving memory of my husband, Paul R. Levine on his yahrzeit Judith Levy • In loving memory of my father, Benjamin Michaelson on his yahrzeit Nancy Levy-Konesky • In loving memory of Harriet Greenberg on her yahrzeit Eleanor Lewis • In loving memory of my daughter Rachel Jane Lewis on her yahrzeit George Mahlowitz • In loving memory of Evelyn G. Chefitz Robert and Sandra Marcus • In loving memory of Selma Kaplan on her yahrzeit

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CONTRIBUTIONS Joseph and Nancy Marglin • In loving memory of our father, Bernard Marglin and our grandfather, Ellis Marglin on their yahrzeits Sydell Masterman • In loving memory of my parents Lillian and Morris Schultz on their yahrzeits Gail Melhado • In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher in preparing my granddaughter, Iris Bishins for her Bat Mitzvah Mrs. Raymond K. Meyerson • In loving memory of Charlotte Kulvin Salter on her yahrzeit Edith M. Orenberg • In loving memory of my father, Arthur B. Lourie on his yahrzeit The Rashi School • In honor of Isabelle Shub’s Bat Mitzvah Pamela Richlin • In loving memory of my father Dr. Morton Bard on his yahrzeit William Richlin • In honor of Dean and Pam Richlin and all they do for the Richlin Family Alice Robbins • In loving memory of Harriet Robbins on her yahrzeit David and Judith Rosenthal • In loving memory of Dr. Saul Biller on his yahrzeit Arlene Rosenthal • In loving memory of my adored father Sol Thim on his yahrzeit The Sandman Family • In loving memory of Dexter David Gould on his yahrzeit Donald Saunders • In loving memory of Shirley Brown Saunders on her yahrzeit Josephine Schneider and Family • In loving memory of Janet Kaplan on her yahrzeit Estelle Kirsner Schulze • In loving memory of Morris Kirsner on his yahrzeit

Leah Sdoucos • In loving memory of Laila Karnes Slater on her yahrzeit

Burton and Janet Winnick • In memory of Richard Brooks, husband of Beverlee Brooks

Barry Shamus • In loving memory of Helen and Morris Shamus on their yahrzeits

Suzie Yallum • In loving memory of Elmore Yallum on his yahrzeit

Valya Shapiro • In loving memory of Isak Kazes on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of Louison Kazes on his yahrzeit Vicki Skoler • In loving memory of Andrew Skoler on his yahrzeit Lauri Slawsby • In loving memory of Manny Sherman on his yahrzeit Edward Sleeper • In loving memory of my father Morris Sleeper on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of my wife Merle Sleeper on her yahrzeit Neil Smithline • In loving memory of Diane Barrabee Smithline on her yahrzeit

WYNER MUSEUM FUND

Justin Wyner • In loving memory of Sara G. Wyner on her yahrzeit Genevieve and Justin Wyner • In loving memory of Florence Goldberg Sloane on her yahrzeit

THE MARK YESLEY BOOKSHELF

Rhoada Wald • In memory of Mark Yesley, husband of Marlene Yesley, on his yahrzeit Marlene Yesley • In appreciation of the hospitality of Ron and Susan Ebert and in honor of Rhoada Wald’s 90th birthday

Richard Steinberg • In loving memory of Eugene Steinberg on his yahrzeit Robert Solar • In loving memory of Hervey Solar on his yahrzeit Myra Tattenbaum • In loving memory of Sol Thim on his yahrzeit The Tuck Family • In loving memory of Paul Tuck on his yahrzeit Robin Weinberger • In honor of Debby and Sy Raboy’s 60th anniversary Marjorie Weisberg • In loving memory of my mother Eva Koploy Elbinger on her yahrzeit Sallyann Wekstein • In loving memory of Celia Cohen on her yahrzeit Michael and Marilyn Winer • In loving memory of Allan Tarshish, Hy Winer, Rose Winer Levin, and Mildred Tarshish on their yahrzeits

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CONTRIBUTIONS: FRIENDS ANNUAL FUND FRIENDS ANNUAL FUND

(10/6/16-12/31/16)

Wisdom $20,000+ Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation William and Denise Finard Strength $10,000-$14,999 Anonymous Pam Kohlberg and Curt Greer Ron and Nancy Shaich Kindness $5,000-$9,999 Jennifer and Jonathan Block David Feinberg and Marina Kalb Dean and Pamela Richlin Inspiration $3,600-$4,999 Anonymous Jessica Greenfield and Paul Hummel Lisa Gross and Richard Hoffman Nancy Raphael Vision $1,800-$3,599 Laurence Bailen and Jennifer Weber Gerald Davidson and Debra Kocar Robert and Glenda Fishman Brett and Abby Gordon George and Harriet Greenfield Samuel Kaplan and Rachel Wilson Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Aaron and Lauren Lapat Eric and Lori Lass Pamela and David Mindell Donald and Sandra Perrin Jason and Erinn Rhodes Susan and Paul Ridker Michael Rubenstein and Elizabeth Skavish David Savitz and Elisabeth Keller Bram and Jennifer Shapiro Philip and Rachel Sher Kenneth and Gerri Sweder Rabbi Elaine Zecher and David Eisenberg Connection $1,000-$1,799 Anonymous Bernard and Janet Aserkoff Steven and Jean Dubowsky Esta and Robert Epstein Gordon Freeman and Arlene Sharpe Rabbi Ronne and Irene Friedman Judith Herman Ellen Kaplan Kardon Shawn and Jill Kravetz David and Carol Mersky Harry and Nikki Nudelman Sy and Deborah Raboy Michael and Emily Speicher Benjamin and Karen Stern

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Friends up to $999 Anonymous (11) Stephen and Anita Adelson A Friend Jennifer Aft and David Kokorowski Ralph and Jean Aserkoff Alison and Mathew Avram David and Helene Bailen Henry and Judith Banks Marc and Elayne Baskin Merwyn and Marion Bear Patience Berkman Amy Bolotin and Evan Schwartz Karen Bressler and Scott Epstein Myra and Lawrence Brodney Martin Broff and Freya Bernstein Saralynn Busch and Andrew Fenves James Caron and Amy Richman Helen and David Cohen Rick and Wendy Cohen Jonathan Cohen Remi and Michael Dansinger Michael and Beth Davis Daniel and Lisa Davis Howard and Wendy Ecker Frank and Mary Epstein Jonathan and Carol Fine Susan Fliegel Joan Florsheim Louise Freedman Stuart Freedman and Joanne Tuck Elsa Galdston • In memory of Dr. Morton and Irene Galdston Ronen and Julie Gal-Or Irving and Sharon Gates Phyllis Giller Friedhelm Glauner and David HaidacherBassong Michael and Jill Glazer John and Frances Godine Robert Goisman and Jeanne Traxler Arthur Gold Darren Goldman and Susanne Richman Steven Goldstein and Hui Deng Pam Goodman and Michael Shwartz Lloyd and Diane Gordon Ruth Gordon Joan Gordon Jill Hahn • In loving memory of Andy McAfee and Matilde McAfee Shahar Hecht and Lior Neiger Joan Hinrichs Andrew and Cindy Janower Mark Kaplan Amy Kaplowitz Millard Kay Sarah Kianovsky and Frank Friedman Laurence Koff and Barbara Smith Koff

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Helen Kolsky Martha Koster Leonard and Helen Krulewich Stephen and Lois Kunian Bruce and Sally Levy Eleanor Lewis Doris Lewis Don and Merna Lipsitt Michael Luckens and Sharon Schumack Yefim and Lyudmila Magitsky Marian Mandell and Stephanie Mandell Milan Merhar and Elissa Barr Gabrielle Meyer Michelle Morgenstern Peggy Morrison Alan and Cecily Morse Linda Myers Adam Narva and Paula Martin Henry and Linda Okun Gabriel Padawer Paul and Pamela Paternoster Robert and Ann Peck Carole Pesner Susan Porter Daniel Rabinovitz and Effie Chan Anthony and Maureen Raynes Michael and Susan Rees Susan Richman Rita Richmond Jamie and Leila Rome Diane Rose Marc Rysman and Michelle Ephraim Sean and Marcy Sacks Linda Samuels Edward and Claire Saxe Arthur and Natalie Schatz Sara Sclaroff James and Miriam Segel Avishai Shafrir and Roberta Steinberg Sidney Sherter Rubylee Shuman Jacob Silver and Sarah Forster Marshall and Barbara Sloane Seymour Small and Joan Rachlin Eliot and Ruth Snider Samuel Solomon Robert Sperber (z’l) Sherman Starr and Raine Figueroa Joseph and Florence Steinberg Ellen Beth and Detlev Suderow Roger and Maryanne Tackeff Rhoada Wald James Waldroop and Valerie Zimber Carol Weil, Michelle Feige, and Elyse Summers • In honor of Joan Rachlin and the Green Team Milton and Rhonda Weinstein Helene Weitzenkorn Marlene Yesley


9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Shabbat Mishpachah 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat - Shabbat Tikkun 7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat 7:00 PM Boston-Haifa Connection Shabbat Dinner

4 Nisan

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: Feinberg Lecture with Joshua Sobel

20 Adar

27 Adar

at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 11

Queen Esther’s Bat Mitzvah Party:

9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Jacob Louis Noe Bar Mitzvah

26 Adar 25 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 4:00 PM Membership Committee

3 Nisan 31 4:00 PM Religious School 5:00 PM Boston-Haifa Connection 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

2 Nisan 30 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Boston-Haifa Connection

1 Nisan 29

12:00 PM Last Tuesday Book Group 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

29 Adar 28

5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Jewish Communities in Hugary and Poland Today

28 Adar 27

9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School & Sunday Pre-K 11:00 AM 477: Visit to Harvard Art Museum 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7 1:30 PM Tefillah Group

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3:00 PM New England Jewish Labor Committee 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics 7:00 PM Crunchy, Sticky, Bitter, and Boozy

25 Adar 24

13 Adar

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

19 Adar 18 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:00 PM Riverway Project Soul Food Friday

18 Adar 17

10:00 AM TILLI - Lifelong Learning Initiative 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

24 Adar 23

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

23 Adar 22

8:00 AM Learn to Read the Talmud 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café 7:00 PM FJECC Open House 7:00 PM Teen Ed. Commitee 7:30 PM Elementary Ed. Committee 7:30 PM Day School Committee

22 Adar 21

5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out 7:00 PM History of American Reform Judaism

21 Adar 20

9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School & Sunday Pre-K 10:00 AM Shira Yoga 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7

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6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

17 Adar 16

6 Adar

Erev Purim 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Lilli Ariel Helmling Bat Mitzvah 5:00 PM RYFTI Purim Shul-In & Masquerade Party 6:15 PM Queen Esther’s Bat Mitzvah Party

12 Adar 11

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

11 Adar 10

4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

10 Adar 9

5 Adar 4

Saturday

9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.) Wyner Lecture with Dr. Samuel Thomas & Asefa 10:15 AM Jack Kirkland Kerrigan Bar Mitzvah

Friday 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

4 Adar 3

Thursday

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8:45 AM Modern Midrash 4:00 PM Religious School 6:00 PM Green Team 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Shabbat: 25 Hours of Personal Transformation 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

3 Adar 2

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

16 Adar 15

FJECC - No School 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:30 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

15 Adar 14

5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM History of American Reform Judaism

14 Adar 13

Purim 9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Family Purim Carnival 1:30 PM Tefillah Group 6:00 PM 477: Dinner and a French Movie at TI

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Wednesday 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9 Adar 8

Feinberg Lecture with Joshua Sobel Qabbalat Shabbat March 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting

8 Adar 7

5:15 PM Cemetery Committee 5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out 7:00 PM History of American Reform Judaism

7 Adar 6

9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School & Sunday Pre-K 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7

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Monday

Wyner Lecture with Dr. Samuel Thomas & Asefa Qabbalat Shabbat March 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

MARCH (ADAR/NISAN)

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4 Iyyar

4:00 PM TILLI Program

RYFTI Clergy Weekend 9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School & Open House 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7

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19 Nisan

RYFTI Clergy Weekend 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Rebekah Lauren Jaffe Bat Mitzvah

3 Iyyar

9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Jonah SapersSydney Bar Mitzvah

26 Nisan

Passover 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.)

2 Iyyar 29 RYFTI Clergy Weekend 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 4:00 PM Membership Committee 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

1 Iyyar 28 11:00 AM TILLI 4:00 PM Religious School 6:30 PM Books & Beer 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism 7:00 PM Taste of Judaism

30 Nisan 27 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

29 Nisan 26

12:00 PM Last Tuesday Book Group 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Teen Ed. Commitee 7:30 PM Elementary Ed. Committee

28 Nisan 25

Yom HaShoah 5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Strawberry Girl 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out

27 Nisan 24

12 Nisan 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Noah Kenneth Brenner Bar Mitzvah

25 Nisan 22 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

24 Nisan 21 11:00 AM TILLI 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Face to Face Leadership 7:00 PM Leadership Council 7:00 PM Introduction to Judaism

23 Nisan 20

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

22 Nisan 19

Passover 8:00 AM Learn to Read the Talmud 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café 7:30 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Face to Face Leadership 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism

6:00 PM Women’s Seder

7:00 PM Stepping Out

18 Nisan 15 Passover FJECC - No School 5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:00 PM Riverway Project Soul Food Friday

17 Nisan 14

Passover FJECC - No School 11:00 AM TILLI 4:00 PM Religious School

16 Nisan 13

Passover FJECC - No School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

15 Nisan 12

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat: Earth Day with Guest Speaker Rev. Fred Small

5 Nisan

Saturday 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.) 10:15 AM Sylvia Cevallos Bat Mitzvah

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11 Nisan 8

Women’s Seder April 13 7:00 p.m.

Friday

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

10 Nisan 7

Thursday

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8:45 AM Modern Midrash 11:00 AM TILLI 4:00 PM Religious School 6:00 PM Green Team 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Face to Face Leadership 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism

9 Nisan 6

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

8 Nisan 5

Passover FJECC - No School Offices closed, Temple open for morning services

21 Nisan 18

Passover Patriot’s Day - Offices closed FJECC - No School

20 Nisan 17

1:30 PM Tefillah Group

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Passover

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9:30 AM Religious School Passover Program 1:30 PM Tefillah Group

14 Nisan 11

Erev Passover FJECC - No School 12:00 PM Offices close at noon

13 Nisan 10

9:00 AM Youth Choir

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Wednesday

Earth Day Qabbalat Shabbat with Guest Speaker Rev. Fred Small April 7 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting

7 Nisan 4

5:15 AM Cemetery Committee 5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out 7:00 PM Jewish Communities in Hugary and Poland Today

6 Nisan 3

7:00 p.m.

9:00 AM Justice League Sunday Funday (7th) 9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School 11:30 AM TI Tribes

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April 1

Monday

Stepping Out

Sunday

APRIL (NISAN/IYYAR)

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Memorial Day Offices Closed

3 Sivan 29

6 Sivan Shavuot Offices Closed, Temple open for morning services

5 Sivan 31

Erev Shavuot 9:00 AM FJECC Toddler Parent Conferences 12:00 PM Last Tuesday Book Group

4 Sivan 30

Erev HaMoreh May 16

2 Sivan 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Aden Louis Giannetti Bar Mitzvah

1 Sivan 27 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 4:00 PM Membership Committee 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

29 Iyyar 26 7:30 AM FJECC Parent Conferences 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Teen Ed. Committee 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism 7:00 PM Elem. Ed. Committee 7:30 PM Day School Committee

28 Iyyar 25

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

27 Iyyar 24

12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew

26 Iyyar 23

5:45 PM The TENT - Last Night 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out 7:00 PM Gender, Relationships, and Family in the Bible 7:00 PM Planning a Jewish Wedding

25 Iyyar 22

9:30 AM Religious School Last Day 1:30 PM Tefillah Group

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24 Iyyar 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! (T.G.I.S.) 10:15 AM Emma Rose Davidson Bat Mitzvah 3:30 PM Confirmation Havdallah 5:00 PM Justice League Spring Shul-In (7th) 6:45 PM 477: Boston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

23 Iyyar 20

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

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17 Iyyar 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:15 AM Kathleen Cutler Bat Mitzvah 5:00 PM Justice League Spring Shul-In (4th & 5th)

16 Iyyar 13

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

22 Iyyar 19

4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism

21 Iyyar 18

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

20 Iyyar 17

8:00 AM Learn to Read the Talmud 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Riverway Café 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew 7:30 PM Adult Education Committee Meeting

10 Iyyar

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

9 Iyyar 6

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat 5:00 PM Shabbat Mishpachah - Erev HaMoreh 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 7:30 PM Riverway Project Soul Food Friday

15 Iyyar 12

11:00 AM FYC Mother’s Day Brunch 11:00 AM TILLI 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Face to Face Leadership 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism 7:00 PM Taste of Judaism

14 Iyyar 11

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

13 Iyyar 10

12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew

19 Iyyar 16

5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Gender, Relationships, and Family in the Bible

18 Iyyar 15

Lag B’Omer 8:30 AM Mother’s Day Walk for Peace 9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Religious School Tikkun Olam Day 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7

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5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Changing the World from the Inside Out 7:00 PM Gender, Relationships, and Family in the Bible

12 Iyyar 9

Friday 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

8 Iyyar 5

Thursday

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8:45 AM Modern Midrash 11:00 AM TILLI 4:00 PM Religious School 6:00 PM Green Team 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Face to Face Leadership 7:00 PM Intro to Judaism 7:00 PM Taste of Judaism

7 Sh’vat 4

Wednesday 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6 Iyyar 3

Tuesday Yom HaAtzma’ut 12:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 6:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 PM Learn to Read Hebrew

5 Iyyar 2

Monday

Yom HaZikaron 5:15 PM Cemetery Committee 5:45 PM The TENT 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM Gender, Relationships, and Family in the Bible

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11 Iyyar 8

6th Grade Kallah 9:00 AM 477: Forest Hills Cemetery Walking Tour 9:00 AM Youth Choir 9:30 AM Leadership Council 9:30 AM Religious School 11:30 AM TI Tribes for Grades 2-7 1:30 PM Tefillah Group

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MAY (IYYAR/SIVAN)

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Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

Insight, Spring 2017  

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