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into Temple Israel of Boston

Rabbi Jacobson joins the clergy team as Rabbi and Director of Education (page 5) Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting (page 7) Ungerleider Program: Barney Frank (page 12) Monday Night School Collaboration (page 14)

Temple Israel of Boston may your gates be open always

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“Enlighten our eyes with Your teaching, and let

ABOUT THE COVER...

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.

Rabbi Suzie Jacobson reads from the Torah on Simchat Torah. (Photo credit: Elan Kawesch)

“The love and admiration with which her students speak of her is a clear harbinger of the gifts that Rabbi Jacobson will continue to bring to us.” Read more on page 5.

IN THIS ISSUE... The TI Scene...........................................................4 Messages from President & Executive Director......4 Installation of Rabbi Jacobson...............................5 Message from Cantor Einhorn............................ ...6 Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting.......................7 Review of New High Holy Day Machzor...................8 Riverway Project Harvest Festival..........................9 Meet Sarah Kianovsky & Frank Friedman..........10 Welcome to Our New Members .........................11 Ungerleider Program: Barney Frank......................12 TILLI Spotlight: Thistles & Thorns.........................13 Monday Night School Collaboration....................14 December - January Upcoming Events..................15 Life Cycles............................................................16 Contributions................................................20 Calendar.......................................................24

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pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be. 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

Meet Our Rabbinic Intern,

Micah Shapiro We are thrilled to welcome our new rabbinic intern, Micah Shapiro. A fourth year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, Micah has just returned from a 14-month journey that included Hebrew immersion at Middlebury College, eight months studying in Jerusalem, and a full time summer unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. While in rabbinical school, Micah spent three years teaching and leading prayer for Tefilot Mishpachot at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline. Micah writes original music for Jewish prayer and is excited to bring some melodies to the Temple Israel community.


THE TI Scene

Khanh Huynh, Beacon Academy Class of 2016, reads to her buddies in the Blue Room. Khanh and her classmates are continuing the tradition of the Beacon Reading Buddies volunteer program, now in its 11 year, with the FJECC.

TI Transition Committee The Transition Committee will work with the congregation and its staff to help facilitate change during this time of rabbinic transition, so that we stand together as a community during this milestone event in the life of Temple Israel. We will be building on the efforts of The TI Project and the Tent Talks, and are complementing the efforts of the Rabbinic Search Committee and others who are planning events and exhibits during the year.

As the shofar is narrow at the

beginning and wide at the end,

may we remember to begin with ourselves, and then open our

hearts and our ears and our eyes to understand that we too can be bigger – we can be wider – and our smallest actions can make a Another successful Yom Kippur Food Drive.

Irina and Abner welcome guests at the front desk.

huge difference in the world.

(Cantor Ellen Dreskin) The Team:

TI Fantasy Football draft — with a yad in hand.

Gabe Padawer, Dan Deutsch, and Rabbi Mehlman pose for a photo together.

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Kathryn Madden, Co-Chair & Past President Michele Fishel, Co-Chair Ellie Beck-Axe Helene Bailen Beth Frankl Malcolm Freeman Dru Greenwood Andrew Tarsy David Trietsch Rachel Wexler Dan Deutsch, Staff Emma Sandler, Staff

We hope that during this transition period, with all its opportunities and challenges, we will be able to hear one another, to speak in a voice that brings out the strengths of our community and connection to one another, and to find a sense of stability as we recognize all that we are. Introducing a new member to the Riverway Project family.

Celebrating Consecration and Simchat Torah.

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MessAGE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOE, PRESIDENT The experience of greeting members of our congregation at the entrance of our building during the High Holy Days was incredible. Temple Israel can sometimes feel like a big place, but after greeting so many people, some familiar and some new, I felt a much stronger sense of connection to our community. If we did not get a chance to meet during the High Holy Days or you would like to continue our conversation, just send me an email at president@tisrael.org so we can find a time to chat by phone or meet in person.

My other suggestion is to keep an open mind about the transition process. Regardless of who the final candidate is, our next senior rabbi will be entering a new role as senior rabbi of Temple Israel. Please allow yourself the opportunity to imagine the changes and growth that are bound to happen for our community with the introduction of a new senior rabbi.

This is very likely to be my last column before the congregation votes on its next senior rabbi. While this event represents an exciting new chapter in our history as a congregation, change can also be a time of anxiety. With this in mind, I want to humbly propose, and welcome feedback on, a few ways in which we can approach our rabbinic transition with the goal of emerging as a stronger community.

Our congregation has a rich history, and it is because of each of you that we continue to be a vibrant community. If you have thought about how you could get just a little more involved at Temple Israel, I urge you to consider volunteering with TI Cares. One phone call, one meal, or one care package this entire year is all it takes, and it would make a world of difference to the person on the receiving end. If you are interested in learning more about TI Cares, please contact Cantor Einhorn.

My first suggestion is to enter into constructive dialog with other members of the community about the upcoming transition, because the final decision ultimately lies with the congregation.

It is a privilege to serve as President of Temple Israel, and I look forward to navigating the upcoming changes to our congregation together as one strong community.

MessAGE FROM DAN DEUTSCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Temple Israel has a reputation for pushing the envelope and continuing to adapt, which has served us well over our 161 year history. This issue of Insight into Temple Israel of Boston marks some noticeable changes to our Temple Israel Bulletin. Under the direction of our Director of Communications, Emma Sandler, we set out to redesign the Bulletin to make sure that it would be more focused on our congregation and core values rather than on our programs alone. After all, it is you, our members, who make our synagogue so unique and special. The new concept will more deeply explore the innovative things that happen at Temple Israel with retrospective human-interest articles, written by various members of the community. As we make this change, we will be switching to a quarterly publication. Our leadership is excited to be making this change, and we certainly welcome your feedback. Moving forward, our event listings will be found on our webpage www.tisrael.org where you can search for the most up to date details for what we have planned. We will also continue to share weekly updates in our e-newsletter,

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ChaiLights, and the Shabbat Sheet that is handed out each Friday at Qabbalat Shabbat. As we begin to improve our online presence, we have seen a dramatic increase in our virtual attendance for worship. Over the High Holy Days, we had 2,000 unique visitors stream our services. In person, we held over 30 unique services and had 9,000+ people come through our doors. I was truly inspired as I went from room to room watching our clergy lead our community through meaningful worship experiences. While Temple Israel is focused on the changes that rabbinic transition will bring this year, it is important to point out that our community remains strong and continues to grow. We have reached a five year membership high, and now have well over 1,400 member families. We thank each and every one of you for making Temple Israel your community and we hope that you share our success with others in the Greater Boston Area. My door is always open to you, and I invite you to please continue to share your feedback.


The Installation of

Rabbi Suzie Jacobson By Rabbi Ronne Friedman

We were delighted to welcome

our newest Rabbi and Director of Religious Education, Suzie Jacobson, and to celebrate her Installation at our Qabbalat Shabbat Service on October 30. We are thrilled that Rabbi Jacobson and her wife, JoJo, elected to choose our Temple Israel family and Boston and thereby to continue the wonderful relationship that they have built with our community during Rabbi Jacobson’s six years of study at Boston Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School. Rabbi Sharon Anisfeld, Dean, and Rabbi Daniel Judson, Director of Professional Development and Placement, at Boston Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School, two of Rabbi Jacobson’s many beloved mentors, offered a beautiful d’var torah and blessing in Rabbi Jacobson’s honor, followed by a blessing shared by our clergy and congregation. Our RYFTI teens provided a musical tribute to their new rabbi, who is already a beloved figure in their lives.

Rabbi Jacobson brings to us extensive experience and rich higher educational achievement, having received a B.A. in History from Columbia University, a second B.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, List College, an A.M. in Religious Studies (with a concentration in Jewish Thought) from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and this past May, Rabbinic Ordination and a Master’s of Jewish Education from Hebrew College Rabbinical School. Rabbi Jacobson also was awarded a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from the Boston University Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Parashat Hashavuah, the Torah portion assigned for reading on that Shabbat, is entitled Vayera. It begins with an iconic story which sets, forever after, Jewish cultural and spiritual value known as Qabbalat Panim, the imperative to offer a welcome greeting as an invitation to enter into meaningful relationship. Abraham

and Sarah’s generous reception of three mysterious travelers who pass by their tent is a model of what has become identified as the mitzvah of Jewish hospitality. After Abraham and Sarah offer comfort to these guests, they discover that before departing, the guests provide them with blessing. Rabbi Jacobson has already provided blessing and learning to all of the children and adults that she has taught for the past six years in her various teaching, social justice, and internship roles at Temple Israel. The love and admiration with which her students speak of her is a clear harbinger of the gifts that Rabbi Jacobson will continue to bring to us. Those feelings were palpable and profound as she was installed in her new role. We know that we can continue to anticipate the power of her generous and enthusiastic spirit, her intellectual insight, and her creative energy to return blessing to our entire congregation, as well as to the larger Jewish and civic communities of which we are a part. My clergy colleagues, Rabbis Zecher, Soffer, Morrison, and Mehlman and Cantor Einhorn encourage our members to seek out opportunities to meet Rabbi Jacobson during the coming weeks and months in order to extend our welcome and in order to receive the joy of relationship with her.

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From the clergy By Cantor Roy B. Einhorn

A congregation should be known as a place that is welcoming and cares for one another. As our tradition says, “Kol Yisrael aravim zeh la zeh” — All Israel is responsible for one another. TI Cares, formerly known as the Caring Community Team, tries to do just that. For the thirty three years that I have been the Cantor of Temple Israel, I have seen congregants and staff taking care of one another by making consolation calls, visiting our homebound, providing meals, leading minyan services, and participating in activities to support and enrich the lives of our members. In recent years, TI Cares has been providing Chanukah gift packages to our college students at their dorms, delivering Purim mishloach manot (gifts) to our elderly, and before Rosh Hashanah dropping off honey jars with a written note of consolation and best wishes for a year of healing to those who lost a loved one in the previous year.

FACTS

Additionally, TI Cares in conjunction with the technology committee, launched our community@tisrael.org Google group. The mission for this group is to generate conversations and connections that will strengthen our Temple Israel community. Our expectations are for these conversations to be far-ranging. Someone may be seeking information about an upcoming Jewish cultural event, or there may be a question about finding a dentist, a DJ, or an electrician. This forum has great potential to serve our community as we share ideas, information, and build relationships. To join our Google group send your name and e-mail to community+owners@tisrael.org.

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CUT DOWN ON USE OF PLASTIC

Caring Community Making Mishloach Manot

The co-chairs of TI Cares, Tanya Goldwyn and Susan Michaels, would be delighted to hear your suggestions of ways to “warm-up” our community and make it even more caring. I urge you to contact Tanya at tatyanarfa@ comcast.net or Susan at smichaels211@mac.com with your ideas or your commitment to perform a deed of kindness in this New Year. Another way to get involved in repairing our world is through the Green Team. Late last spring, members of our congregation and staff gathered to discuss some initial ideas, such as paper and bottle recycling, education programming for our religious school, lowering our carbon footprint by replacing incandescent light bulbs, purchasing compostable food utensils and composting our food waste. Our executive director Dan Deutsch and building manager Julia Pollard are addressing a bigger issue of heating and cooling. The Green Team is chaired by a most dedicated champion of Tikkun Olam, (repairing our world), Joan Rachlin. Joan’s indefatigable spirit and energy is pushing us forward on multiple fronts. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please email Joan at rachlinj@aol.com.

Use Fewer Paper Napkins

Recycle Newspaper

Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and possibly your health. The EPA’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the FDA’s standards for bottled water.

During an average year, an American uses approximately 2,200 napkins—around six each day. If everyone in the U.S. used one less napkin a day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year.

There are 63 million newspapers printed each day in the U.S. Of these, 44 million, or about 69%, of them will be thrown away. Recycling just the Sunday papers would save more than half a million trees every week.

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The Dedication of

the Rita and Adam J. Weiner AND Family Outdoor Classroom

Relationships

By Tamar Frieze*

On Thursday, October 8, the FJECC Preschool and the Temple Israel community came together on a picturesque fall day to celebrate the dedication of the new Rita and Adam J. Weiner and Family Outdoor Classroom at the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel. As all of the parents and greater community members know, the FJECC is a truly exceptional early learning institution. Under the vision and direction of our beloved Helen Cohen and her staff, the FJECC is always leading the way with innovative programming, The Rita and Adam J. allowing our little ones and our Weiner and Family Outdoor families to explore, learn, and thrive in a nurturing, non-pressured, and Classroom, one of the first engaging environment.

Certified Nature Explore

Weiner whose generosity have given my children, the school’s children, and children yet to come such a beautiful and sacred space in which to build a meaningful relationship with nature, and with each other.

The Rita and Adam J. Weiner and Classroom in Boston of a It has already been powerful to witness Family Outdoor Classroom, one of national initiative, has been our children (ages 1.9 to 6 years of age) the first Certified Nature Explore classrooms in Boston of a national a magnificent extension of designing, planning, creating, observing, engineering, and learning together initiative, has been a magnificent the unutilized playground- through the vehicle of nature. The FJECC extension of the unutilized adjacent space on the staff believes that spending time outdoors playground-adjacent space on the brings a sense of wonder and joy to Temple Israel grounds. The extended Temple Israel grounds. children and helps to foster imagination, outdoor space is a dynamic, naturecreativity, and powers of observation as rich learning environment that enables our children to use well as promoting a positive environmental ethic. this beautiful new oasis as an integral part of their learning experience in our urban setting. Rabbi Jeremy Morrison concluded the dedication by leading

Children are encouraged to thoughtfully explore their natural surroundings both during class and at play. Sitting amongst family and friends at the dedication, listening to the warm words of welcome from Rabbi Elaine Zecher, I was in awe of the verdant ‘Grow’, ‘Gather’, ‘Garden’, ‘Discover’ and ‘Construct’ areas (among others), framed by the beautiful foliage. I had a moment of profound gratitude for the school, Temple Israel, and my dear friends Adam and Rita

us in the Shehecheyanu, beautifully summarizing the essence of the prayer at this event by saying that he hopes when our children are in this space, they are energized and invigorated, stand tall and feel confident in the world they are in, and come into connection with new ways of thinking, playing and creating together. Amen! And once more, on behalf of the preschool, and the community at large, I’d like to thank Rita and Adam Weiner and their family for their vision, dedication, and passion for this project and their endless generosity. As they said that the children have inspired them, they have inspired us. *About the author: Tamar Frieze is the mother of FJECC alumni and students Sloane, Marin, and Avery Frieze.

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New Year,

welcomed the Reform movement’s new machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, into our prayer experience.

New Machzor,

When our Director of Communications, Emma Torah Sandler, asked me to write this article for the newly designed bulletin, Insight, about the experience of using the new machzor, I was hesitant for one simple reason: having devoted time and effort for the past six years to its development, creation, and production, I have a different kind of familiarity with it. As we worked on the machzor, we were very aware that the prayer book is but one piece of the High Holy Day experience. The music, the ambiance, and the experience of entering the building all play a role. And yet, having access to an elegant, engaging, beautifully presented machzor certainly has the potential to enhance the experience.

New Experience By Rabbi Elaine Zecher

It happens in every service. The clergy invites the congregation to pray privately until a particular page and then to be seated when each person is done. During Shabbat, and in previous High Holy Days, the time between the instruction and the sound of seats squeaking as various people sit down is not long. This year, on Rosh Hashanah, however, something different happened. After the clergy gave that instruction and turned to face the ark to pray privately, we heard no sound of anyone taking his or her seat. We waited. And then we turned back to face the congregation. No one had moved. The congregation was engrossed in the machzor in their hands. This moment was repeated in each of our services throughout the High Holy Days this year as we

Based on the many comments spoken and written to me personally and to my colleagues, we could not be more thrilled by the positive response. Here are some of the repeated themes from the feedback we got from the congregation:

• Instead of attending any of the Yom Kippur afternoon

programs, you sat outside, read, and reread various poems and prayers, and reflected on the meaning for you.

• You found that you more deeply understood certain sections and prayers through the explanations and essays.

• In years past, you felt alienated from the service because

you had to keep checking the transliteration booklet. This year, you felt fully integrated by being able to follow the transliterated Hebrew.

• You felt liberated to pray using a different expression of

a prayer even though everyone else—or so it seemed— was reading a different version.

• The Yom Kippur liturgy was very heavy, literally and figuratively.

• It was impossible to read and experience everything the machzor has to offer, and you look forward to returning next year.

To produce a new machzor is an honor. To witness how it speaks to each of us is a sacred opportunity we all share. As we all grow more familiar with, and learn from Mishkan HaNefesh, I pray the High Holy Day experience will grow richer and more meaningful with each new year.

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Riverway Project Harvest Festival for 20’s and 30’s

Spirituality

By Andrew Oberstein, Coordinator for Social Justice and Young Adult Engagement

This fall, the Riverway Project community gathered in larger numbers than ever before, since our inception in 2001. We began our season with over 700 young adults who attended our ticketless High Holy Day services, and we culminated our season of gathering by returning to the roots of Sukkot. For the last three years, we have joined together with Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens to celebrate the holiday through delicious food and inspiring Jewish learning. This year, we focused on our local New England harvest and packed a full sukkah at our Sukkot Harvest Festival. The preparation for the harvest began over the summer when Temple Israel member, Riverway Project leader, and homebrewer extraordinaire, Aidan Ackerman, led a workshop on how to brew beer at home. We gathered in the Temple Israel kitchen for a discussion on beer in the Torah, followed by a hands-on brewing experience. Our beer, “Sukkot Sour 5776,” was brewed, bottled, and kept chilled until it was ready to be enjoyed under the sukkah. To celebrate the harvest, we first headed to local farms to find fresh fruits and vegetables to help make our festival dinner as mouthwatering as possible. Leora Mallach, Director of Ganei Beantown, worked closely with Riverway Project participants to divide up recipes and develop cooking team leaders. Then, on the evening of October 1, our kitchen was bustling with 20’s and 30’s: roasting spaghetti squash and zucchini, glazing carrots

in fresh maple syrup, carefully slicing red onions and mushrooms for our autumn quiche. With homemade beer ready to drink and homemade dinner ready to eat, 40 young adults headed outside to the Temple Israel sukkah. It was a cold night but our food and company kept us warm. In the sukkah, Rabbi Soffer led us in a text study and conversation about the significance of the booths in which we dwell. Among ancient and modern sources, we studied Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan who argued that “having the Israelites relive their Wilderness experience on the festival of Sukkot was bound to place them in a frame of mind which enabled them to detach themselves from the order of life which they had come to accept as normal and to view it critically.” Like the Israelites, we were placed in a new frame of mind in our sukkah, taking a step back to consider our own lives in the context of our busy urban society. As the rain began to fall and our night began to wrap up, we dug into our apple crisp, sipped warm tea and took turns shaking the lulav. We bade farewell to summer and ushered in our 15 year stronger than ever, dedicated to continue building community for young adults, connecting them to each other and to Judaism, through Temple Israel. Andrew Oberstein is the Coordinator for Social Justice & Young Adult Engagement at Temple Israel and can be reached at aoberstein@tisrael.org or 617-566-3960.

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Let’s Be Friends: Meet Sarah Kianovsky and Frank Friedman More than just services and classes, this has made it more clear how many communities the institution must serve. Our vision is to help Temple Israel serve all of the various interests, and not just our own personal needs. What do you think is the most important work that Temple Israel does? Temple Israel is at its best when it provides people with a home--spiritual, emotional, or intellectual.

As we kick off the 2016 Friends Annual Fund, we are pleased to introduce Sarah Kianovsky and Frank Friedman as the Chairs of this year’s Friends Annual Fund. Get to know Sarah and Frank and why they support Temple Israel and the Friends Annual Fund. How long have you been members of Temple Israel, and why did you choose Temple Israel? We have been members since 1997. We initially chose it because of the strength of the education program, and because our oldest child was enrolled at FJECC, so it was already home to her. How have you been involved with Temple Israel? Sarah just completed her sixth, and last year on the Board of Trustees, where she was liaison to the Museum and Archives committees. Before that she was on the Religious School committee and the Education Task Force. Frank is serving his fifth year on the Leadership Council. He was one of the founders of the weekday minyan, and co-chairs the 477 initiative. He also organized the first Sha-Bike Shalom rides. We have also both served on the nominating committee, but not at the same time. How has this involvement shaped your vision for Temple Israel? Working from the inside has shown us how many people, lay leaders and staff, work hard and are invested in programming and making Temple Israel run smoothly.

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What do you hope that Temple Israel will achieve in the near future? In the long term? In the short term we need to emerge from the current rabbinic search process as a congregation that is more aware of all of our needs, ready to work together to build and grow an even more dynamic community. In the long term, we hope that we are able to maintain the diversity and progressive nature of the community, so that we can continue to evolve as a bastion of American progressive Judaism in this new century. The only way to maintain that diversity is to insure that membership is a possibility for anyone who wants to join us. What do you value most about Temple Israel? We value that ours is a community that welcomes inquiry and debate. The programming and spiritual life clearly reflect that. We have strong clergy leadership; with their guidance many of Temple Israel’s most vital programs have arisen directly from member initiative. Why do you think the Friends Annual Fund is so important? The Friends Annual Fund makes membership affordable for many of our members. Diversity is our strength. We have already raised over $45,000 for the 2016 Friends Annual Fund. In order to meet our budget this year we need to raise $425,000. Our goal is that every member of Temple Israel will make a donation to the Friends Annul Fund this year. Each gift makes a difference. Your participation in the Friends Annual Fund strengthens our community and is one of the reasons such diversity exists and keeps membership affordable for so many of our members. For more information or to make a donation to the Temple Israel Friends Annual Fund, contact Julie Gal-Or, Director of Development, at 617-566-3960 x156 or at julieg@tisrael.org.


WELCOME to our NEWest MEMBERS

We welcome our 138 new members who have joined Temple Israel since July. These individuals and families have joined (and some rejoined) our community for various reasons, either to plug into the Jewish community, be part of our Religious School, or connect with the clergy for various life cycle events. Please help us extend a warm welcome, reach out, and help those listed below to find their home here at Temple Israel. Tracy Alexander Alicia Bardaji Josh & Caroline Beer Roberta Bergstein & Elsie Bernaiche Natalya Bernstein Susan Beth Yesley Debbie Bing & Jon Hurwitz and Family Carolina Blazquez Gandara & David Satin Allyson Bloom Jeff Blum Elizabeth Brown Rebekah Canvasser Carly Carlin Jill Cetel Aaron Chase Vanessa & Mackey Craven Stephen & Alice Cutler Blayne Daley Allison & David Shrier Heather Edelman Sandra Feibelmann Kevin Feldman & Amellia Pastor and Family Erica & Laura Feldman-Boshes Jordana Feldstein & Tom Nolan Jeremy Fickler & Stacy Driggin Lynne Fine Jennifer Finkle Lauren Finkle Caryn Fishlevich & Chris Garabedian and Family Alyssa Frank Karin Freed Aleksandr Sasha Frenkel Katie Friedland David & Katie Friedman Alana Gerson Judith Giller-Leinwohl Maya Ginsburg Ruth Ginsburg Jane & Daniel Glazer and Family Alanna Gold Hillary Golden & Eric St. Laurent and Family Sara Golden Gabriel Goldman & Christine Tschoe Bronson Green Sherrill Hannon Marc Happes

Jack Harari David Harris Richard Hassman Marissa Hauptman & Pratik Desai Alex Iselin Patty Jacobson Lee & Michelle Jacobson and Family Andrew Kahn Rachel Kahn & Christopher Sullivan Lorna & Matthew Kapusta and Family Rachel Kolbin & Erik Gupp Rhiannon & Slava Kopynec Janna Koretz & Geordie Kaytes Kristin & Ross Krasnow and Family Liat Kreige & Michael DeLand Milton & Diane Lapkin Jessica Lawrence-Hurt Charles & Rebecca Ledley and Family Jake Lesser Vadim Levin & Vanessa Hernandez Wendy & Richard Levine Mieka Lewis & Jeffery Weiss Lori Liebesman Alexandra Mandel Hillary & Andrew Mann and Family Allison & Andrew Margolies and Family Rian Masanoff & Rachel Polonsky Daniel Medwed & Sharissa Jones and Family Daniel Meisels Joseph Monteiro Elizabeth Morse Jennifer Mosley Melih & Pelin Motro Greg Neichin & Taryn Bernstein and Family Ingrid Nelson Heather Noble Alison & Gene Nogi and Family Sally Ostendorf Robert Ottesen & Frances Paley Ariel Lynn Patterson Aaron Paul & Hannah Shulman Sarah Pickard & Matthew Mandel Ben Poor Rebecca Price & Cara McKenna Edward Radler Leonardo Radomile Edin Randall

Lisa Redepenning & Yoav Shapira David Riche Amanda Ritvo & Miguel Concepcion Jenny Robberson Maria Rosario Bruce Rosen Leah Rosenberg Jessica Rosenthal Evelyn Rydz & Isaac Adatto and Family Marcy & Sean Sacks and Family Aaron Salter Leah Sawyer Caitlin & Adam Schaffer Michelle Schaffer & David Hemenway Family Andrew Schissler & Alison Gerber Jenn & Josh Seadia and Family Rabbi Serena Fujita Jane Shapiro Michael Shriber Elena Sicairos Hope Sidman Family Anna Simonovsky Jessi Solomon Steven Soroka Rachel Spekman & Robin Smith Sasha Stack Family Melanie & Nathaniel Stinnett and Family Matthew Thoman Jonathan Thrope Ben & Dorothy Tolchin and Family Beth & Zach Tuck Miriam Udler & Aaron Miller Rachel & David Van Deuren Jacqueline Vayntrub & Brian Libgober Allison Webber Nathan Weil Ronald Weinger Jacob Wessel Miranda White Danny & Aviva Wilcox and Family Joshua Youner Rachel Zelcer Daniel & Randi Zimman and Family Sarah Zlotoff Deen Zytnick & Shaun Eshraghi

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Barney Frank

Speaks at Temple Israel

Justice

By Ann Abrams, Librarian

At Temple Israel, we pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be. In many ways, Barney Frank’s story, told in his new memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, embodies this core value.

Former Congressman Barney Frank was the speaker at the 21st Annual Joy Ungerleider* Jewish Book Month Program, an endowed lecture series under the supervision of the Temple Israel Library Committee, on Friday evening, October 16. He focused his talk on military spending, and also touched on a number of subjects relating to his many years in Congress.

Following the program, there was a question-andanswer period in Levi Auditorium, led by Library Committee Chair, Barbara Cevallos; and Mr. Frank signed copies of his book for the enthusiastic crowd. He also told us about a new documentary, Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, broadcast on Showtime networks October 23.

At Temple Israel, we pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be. In many ways, Barney Frank’s story, told in his new memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, embodies this core value.

Preceding Qabbalat Shabbat and Mr. Frank’s presentation, a reception was held in the library to honor Rabbi Friedman’s many years of advocating/ educating on behalf of LGBT Jews and our families. The library committee and I thought it fitting to combined the celebrations of two champions of LGBT rights – Barney Frank and Rabbi Friedman.

As described in The New York Times, “One of the chief distinctions and rewards of Frank is the way the author’s odyssey to honesty perfectly tracks America’s journey to a more open-eyed, healthier, better place. Both he and the country travel through the wake-up call of the AIDS crisis; the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military; the Defense of Marriage Act; and the rapid rise of same-sex marriage. Frank was there for all of it, not just an observer but in many instances a key actor and in all cases someone with a special interest and stake in what was going on. Few politicians have a vantage point and story quite like his.”

*For more information about Joy Ungerleider, see Ellen Fishman’s biography, The Book of Joy, available in the Temple Israel Library.

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TILLI spotlight

Thistles and Thorns

Israel

By Bev Huckins*

How many peace signs are in Israel’s plant history? From the peace and prosperity engendered by the fig and vine, to the quasi-universal sign of peace embossed in the dove and olive branch, to the humility of the oft trampled hyssop plant, the import of these plants cannot be underestimated. These plants helped forge our ethical boundaries. Who were the people who cared for the seedlings of Israel? Who watered them? Shaded them? Guarded them? Who were the tillers and tenders of plants? People of humility, perseverance, and a broad world vision. People who, through the years, brought an arid, sand-swept wasteland to a green, flowered, fruited, and forested oasis. In the Fall TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative) study group, Thistles and Thorns, we embarked on a hands-on, text-rich exploration of the historical and metaphorical meanings of plants as they variously colored the biblical landscape. Through reading, lecture, and

discussion of biblical as well as more current literature, art, and, where possible actual plant specimens, we explored what thistles and thorns represented. We saw how plants highlighted human frailties and showcased the nobility of the human soul; we saw which plants were aligned with good and which with evil, which with arrogance and which with humility. We discussed the prophetic role played by plants in the formulation of our values. For more leisurely reading, members of this study group took home a weekly synopsis featuring one of each of the five fruits mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8 as being the “glory of Israel”, including the history, characteristics, and properties of each fruit.

*About the author: Long-time Temple Israel member, Bev Huckins, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, with a MSW from Smith College, and is an avid gardener, garden design enthusiast, flower arranger, and forager of wild foods. She has lectured on herbs at local garden clubs and volunteered at the Harvard Herbarium.

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New Monday Night School

Collaboration

Diversity

By Mike Fishbein, Director of Teen Education

Monday Night School (MNS), our weekly Jewish education program for 8-12th grade teens, is the hub of Temple Israel’s teen education program. MNS is the home of a vibrant community of teens, and is a place of wonderful Jewish living, relationship building, learning, and fun. This year, the tent posts of this vibrant teen community are spreading out in an innovative way.

Brookline. The clergy and educators of those synagogues will encourage Monday Night School has been reWe believe that hearing an their teens to enroll in MNS, just as launched as a community program. enhanced diversity of Jewish we do. Members of our partners’ We are anchored at Temple Israel, but clergy – KI’s Rabbi Rachel Silverman open to any teen in our area who is voices will only serve to and TBZ’s Rabbi Claudia Kreiman and seeking Jewish learning and connection. strengthen all of our students Cantor Becky Khitrik – will teach as While we expect that the weekly part of the MNS staff, just as Temple experience of our students this year as learners, as thinkers, and Israel clergy have always done. will not be very different from that of Incorporating these teachers will as young American Jews. recent MNS years, we know that this both bring a new group of excellent new approach to MNS is indeed different educators to our school, and will in some ways that are significant and allow students from partner communities to see their own synagogues important. represented in the MNS staff. The hallmark of MNS is the ownership TI Central to our new vision for MNS is our belief teens have of the program’s direction. Now, MNS belongs to the teens of that diversity of perspective enriches our KI and TBZ as well. learning, and we are thrilled to think of the Our goal is to be welcoming of Jewish teens in our neighborhood myriad ways in which the Jewish lives and (broadly defined), including those of other streams of Judaism. We identities of all our students will be enhanced have received a small but meaningful grant from CJP with which we when they become connected to a broader will create promotional materials and conduct outreach. Throughout representation of the Jewish life of their this year, we will work to inform other local synagogues, as well as community. We set the foundation of this unaffiliated families of teens in the area, about MNS, and we will vision by entering into partnership with two of invite them to enroll. We are embracing the practice of “audacious our close neighbors, Temple Beth Zion (TBZ) hospitality,” championed by URJ President Rick Jacobs. We have and Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI), both of a wonderful story to tell about our school, and about our teen community. We are sharing our story beyond our walls, and we are embracing partners who want to join our continuing work – helping our teens to build an ever more vibrant Jewish community for themselves. We believe that hearing an enhanced diversity of Jewish voices will only serve to strengthen all of our students as learners, as thinkers, and as young American Jews.

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december - january upcoming events

Families with Young Children December 3: Cook For Good at Temple Israel for TI Cares December 5 & 19: Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (TGIS) December 11: FYC and Rashi School Shabbat Dinner For more information, contact Jenn Seadia at jseadia@tisrael.org

K-7 Religious School December 13: Karol Music Performance featuring Saul Kaye for all grades during regular Sunday School sessions January 10: 6th Grade Social Justice in Action during normal Sunday School sessions January 22: Shabbat Misphachah Service at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel For more information, contact Orna Sonnenschein at ornas@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Teen Education December 12: RYFTI Event and Havdalah December 26-30: NFTY-NE December Institute at URJ Camp Eisner January 8-10: TI’s Annual 8th Grade Class Trip to NYC January 23: RYFTI Event and Havdalah January 29 – February 1: RYFTI Attends the RAC’s L’Taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Mike Fishbein at mfishbein@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Riverway Project (20’s & 30’s) December 1: World AIDS Day Film Screening with Keshet at Temple Israel December 15: Riverway Cafe December 18: DIVE Shabbat (Shabbat in a Dive Bar) January 8: Soul Food Friday at Temple Israel January 19: Riverway Cafe January 29: Neighborhood Shabbat For more information, contact Andrew Oberstein at aoberstein@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

477 (50’s & 60’s) December 6: Chanukah Latke Party at the home of Frank Friedman and Sarah Kianovsky For more information, contact Julie Unger at junger@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

TILLI Peer-Led Learning Everyone is welcome to TILLI Winter Program, Education: 21st Century Challenges. January 14: Panel and Discussion with Educators February 11: Film, Stand By Me and Discussion led by Bob Martin, former school principal March 17: Teaching Teachers, film and Discussion led by Dr. Martin Sleeper, Facing History For more information, contact Lila Kagedan at lkagedan@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Ohel Tzedek January 15: MLK Shabbat at Temple Israel For more information, contact Sue Misselbeck at susanm@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Wyner Museum The museum committee has developed an exhibit that will illustrate the many ways Rabbi Friedman has shaped our lives and our community. We encourage you to visit the exhibit, which will open in January and will remain open through the spring. For more information, contact Ann Abrams at aabrams@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Library November 22 - December 13: The Library’s Annual Jewish Book Fair December 29: Last Tuesday Book Group will meet from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. All Temple Israel members and their friends are welcome to come and bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Ann Abrams at aabrams@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Membership December 13: Neighborhood Networks-Brookline Potluck Chanukah Party For more information, contact Julie Unger at junger@tisrael.org or call 617-566-3960.

Visit our website: www.tisrael.org/insight for information on these events and more.

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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

December Anniversaries

5 years Ali and Ezra Freedman Rabbi Matt Soffer and Nicole Vengrove Soffer

45 years Michael and Jill Glazer

25 years Amy Bolotin and Evan Schwartz Amy and William Drucker 35 Years Linda and Mitchell Myers

50 years Robert and Ellen Kaplan 70 years Eliot and Ruth Snider January Anniversaries

45 years Jonathan and Carol Fine

15 years Charles Silverston and Nancy Leventhal

55 years Richard and Ginny Seegel

30 years David and Emily Livingston

65 Years Jeanne and Arthur Goldberg

45 years Paul and Brooke Lipsitt

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November Birthdays Kenneth Barron Shavit Bredmehl Anneliese Cohen Marian Ettl Steven Feinstein Howard Freedman Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild Rachel Goldman Chuck Hart Michael Hecht Lauren Heller Earl Kasdon Stephen Kaufman Geordie Kaytes Jill Kravetz Adam Landman Sally Kaplan Levy Anthony Nygren Charles Pierce Anthony Raynes Rita Richmond Eric Shamus


life cycles Carl Shiffman Lawrence Sperber Angeline Warner Kristen Weber Robin Weinberger Simon Wieczner Genevieve Wyner December Birthdays Lynn Belkin Erin Borovoy Meredith Bryan Ellen Clegg Burton Cofman Jillian Edwards Arielle Freeman Alison Gerber Darren Goldman Richard Green Sharlene Grossman Mark Kaplan Alexandra Korobko Lisa Krakoff Judith Leichtner Nancy Lubin Marcia Marcus Kevin McCaffrey Sally Mechur Deborah Moss Joy Rabinowitz John Rumpler Peter Shaffer Freema Shapiro Jessica Alpert Silber Barbara Silver Salwa Smith Sylvia Spelfogel Erica Stern Jane Levy Vance January Birthdays Laurence Bloom Jeanne Burmon Randi Cutler David Danning Sandra Ellenbogen Marcus Moshe Givental Jane Glazer Joan Gordon Abby Gordon Rachel Hockfield Henschel

Jamie Hirsch Ruth Koblenzer Jamie Kotler Lisa Leavitt Charlton MacVeagh Edward Masterman Brenda Morris Lynn Morris Peter Nessen Michael Rees Nataliya Rozenvayn Sheila Schwab Steven Smith David Squire Ina Friedman Starobin David Stolper Marc Zimman

• Rose Kazis mother of Lewis Kazis • Susan Nadler mother of Jennifer Segal and grandmother of Ari and Ethan • Sheldon Pachtman grandfather of Rabbi Suzie Jacobson • Joel Robbins brother of Alan Robbins • Jerry Weinberg brother-in-law of Edward Haber and Jamie Logan • Mark Yesley husband of Marlene Yesley and father of Suzie Yesley

November B’nei Mitzvah • Jacob Michael Finard son of Andrea and Todd Finard on November 14 • Vanessa Glass daughter of Amy and Jeff Glass on November 21 December B’nei Mitzvah • Ariel Andre Arthur Aguirre son of Irina and Pascal Aguirre on December 5 • Joseph Bullock son of Gabriella and John Strecker and Amy Bullock and Gayle Stern on December 12 January B’nei Mitzvah • Georgia Branger-Klein daughter of Amy Branger and Andrew Klein on January 16 • Maya Lockwood daughter of Jodi and Kurt Lockwood on January 23 • Joshua Sheng-Li Rabinovitz son of Effie Chan and Daniel Rabinovitz on January 30 Recent Deaths • Lesley Alexander daughter of Robert Golosov • Clara Friedman mother of Carol Anderson • Howard Glazer father of Michael Glazer • Sanford Greenfield father of Stefanie Greenfield and grandfather of Zachary and Sophie Allen • Aaron Guenther grandson of Patricia and David Squire

We Congratulate • Maura and Aidan Ackerman on the birth of their daughter Isabelle Riva • Joshua Aronson and Leah Agha on the birth of their son Jonah Cole • Nathan and Catherine Jung Bernard on the birth of their son David Jacob • Robert Fishman who has been chosen as a Best Lawyer 2016, Lawyer of the Year • Fran and John Godine on the engagement of their son Josh to Karen Meyers • Lori and Glenn Laffel on the engagement of their daughter Corey to Ben Solon • Phyllis and Sumner Darman on the engagement of their grandson Joshua Darman Weiss to Allison Goldstein • Wendy and Rick Levine, grandparents, and Sally Wyner, great-grandmother, on the birth of Reed Alexander Bonaviri • Elizabeth and Mark Norian, parents, and Nancy and Michael Sandman, grandparents, on the birth of Benjamin David Norian • Karen and Gilbert Winn, parents, Arthur Winn, grandfather, and Jennifer and Eric Aronson, aunt and uncle, on the birth of Essa Alice

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YAHRZEITS November 1 - 7 Dora S. Aronson Esther Bachrach Deborah Moss Barron Ruth Markendorff Baylor Jacob Bornstein Libby Buchhalter Samuel Buxbaum Robert I. Diamond Sharry Deutsch Samuel Elkins Commander Edward A. Ellis Leon R. Eyges Sarah Greenberg Fechtor Esther Feer Samuel Fireman Alexander M Fox Jennie Novogrod Glazer Bernard H. Goodrich Samuel Gordon Marion M. Green Reuben A. Grossman Rose B. Gryzmish William Hirsh Lizzie Homonoff Hyman Horwitz Alice Goldman Howard Selma Kaplan Mildred Koster Pearl Loewenstein Bernard Marglin Milton W. Marks Werner Misselbeck Morris L. Morrison Stephen R. Morse Robert M. Moser Frimy Rantzer Pechet Kim C. Rogal Joseph Rosenblatt Richard L. Rosenthal Allick Rozefsky Harriet T. Sachs Minnie Saltzberg Nina Alexander Saunders Irving R. Shapiro Sumner A. Shore Paul Malcolm Sidel Lesley Silver Evelyn Silverstein

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Frances Burstein Singer James Alan Smith Herman Snyder Sheila Dun Stein George Tack David Harold Warren Leo Wasserman David Weinstein Augusta White Harold Widett Joseph Worth Katharine L. Zintz   November 8 - 14 Jack E. Alexander Anne Vorenberg Becker Fred Abraham Berman Samuel Berson Rosalie S. Borkow Arthur J. Burstein Abner Bernard Cohan Celia M. Cohen Harold Cohen Sumner J. Cooper Saul Julius Copellman Daniel B. Feer Anna M. Feldberg Helen Filiurin Dr. Edward Frye Irene Sloane Gainsboro Babette Haas Glen Marcia Boyer Goff Gertrude E. Goldstein Estelle S. Gorin Ella A. Hirsh Lily Horowitz Joseph Kaplan Anna D. Koss Alan Kraut Benjamin M. Kulvin Laura Lappin Gallagher Bertha Lerner Joseph Mayer Levenson Jennie M. Lewis Deborah Lipp Rose Miller Lippman Mae D. Marder Benjamin N. Michaelson Charles H. Milender

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Arthur Abraham Milgroom Isabel M. Morse Jennie Naigles Joan Rines Needleman Lawrence H. Oppenheim Dr. Herbert I. Posin Irving Rachlin Bernard Abraham Riemer Shirley Brown Saunders Saul Seinfeld Rebecca Stern Edward A. Stiller Alvan Franklin Traxler Rose Ulitsky Shirley Waldstein Ruth May Weiler   November 15 - 21 Jeanne A. Beller Roslyn S. Berenberg Jacob Burstein Julius Chopp Sumner Charles Edelstein Margit Klara Epstein Rebecca Fine James L. Gold Mildred Rutberg Goldman Harriet Greenberg Harry Kane Daveeda Susan Koss Ethel A. Kramer Saul Kusmin Mollie Landfield Eliot Lifland Rhoda Lifland Abraham London Ellis Marglin Randall Jay Margolis Edward Morrill Lillian Pearlstein Daniel B. Rakov William Reichert Phillip Reisman John Robinson Allan Romanow Ann F. Rosenblum Edythe Ross David Saxe Samuel D. Saxe

Sarah Schein Etta F. Segal George I. Segal Ida Elizabeth Segal Benjamin Herman Singer Dorothy Milgam Singer Florence Goldberg Sloane Simon Bernard Stein Ferdinand Strauss II Nicole Y. Weinberg Joseph Wekstein Dora Ralby White Sara G. Wyner Elizabeth Wyzanski   November 22 - 28 Betsy Friedman Abrams Florence M. Agoos Jennie Greenberg Baker Idalia M. Banash Lillian Merson Berns Bessie Bertman Dr. Saul Biller Dr. Philip Bloom Rachel Johannes Burstein Samuel C. Clayton Dorothy R. Copellman Jacques S. Corri May Mildred Cotton Mason Ehrenfried Ruth G. Fish Dr. Gustave B. Fred Rose Gibbs Ruth Ross Glen Deana M. Gross Edith Weinstein Holtz Minnie Hecht Hyneman Helen L. Jaffe Carl J. Kaffenburgh Abraham Kanter Dorothy Kaplowitz Jack W. Kaufman Louison Kazes Dr. Herman Kolton Katherine Krensky Mildred Kressel Morris Harry Krinsky Norman I. Krinsky Roger David Kurland


YAHRZEITS Sarah F. Leavitt Ethel Agoos Levin Paul R. Levine Morris Litner Jack Isaac London I. Otto Miller Blanche L. Mock Thurman F. “Jack” Naylor Pearl B. Noble Shepard Saul Novick Bertram Allen Petkun Anna Holzman Pinkos Abraham C. Porter Terry Lee Porter Gale L. Raphael Sidney P. Reinherz Joseph Rice Robert Sachs Jacob S. Sieve William M. Silverman Morris Sleeper Thelma Tesler Solomon Efim S. Toochin Frances R. Watchmaker Charles Harry Weinreb Eva Kane Weiss Irving Winer   November 29 - December 5 Anne Abrams Harry Altman Ira J. Banash Dr. Morton Bard Hyman C. Berkowitz Eva L. Bloomberg Bessie Blum Julian Cohen Myer W. Epstein Arthur J. Feinberg Frank A. Feldman Robert M. Feldman Rose Fienman Murray R. Fine Joseph S. Finstein Ida Glodt Gertrude Kate Goldberg Eugene Grace Jacob Greenberg Barbara Roberta Horwitz

Phillip S. Jackson Paul Alan Kaplan Charles Karp Sophie Kessler Morris Kirsner, Esq. Gladys Klebanoff Ruth Freelander Kotlier Edward G. Krohne Mildred G. Krohne Jacob J. Krokyn Wallace Krulewich Eleanor Kurson Betsy Amanda Lehman Maynard Leventhal Shirley R. Levy Sarah Mainster J. Leonard Michelson Frieda Lillian Miller Leonore D. Moss Bernard Putnoi Harry B. Ramler Leila Warren Redstone Dorothy L. Richmond Jeanette E. Rosenbaum Joseph Saxe Dorothy R. Schaffer Esther Landfield Schneider Berril Shief Sarah Sholkin Andrew E. Skoler Ida Frances Somers Gertrude T. Spitz Annie Starensier Anne Starr Solomon Steinfeld Esther G. Sugarman Allan Tarshish Nancy W. Taub Sol Thim Richard Weiler Gisella Weiss   December 6 - 12 Arnold E. Bayer Marcia Bujan Florence Pohlmann Cofman Myer L. Cutler Eva Koploy Elbinger Trudy Friedman

Ruth Gittelsohn Helen Zarling Gold Irene Gorman Dexter David Gould Frances Grossman Irving J. Helman Morey Hirsch Ruth Olga Hirsch Leo Kabatznick Sylvan Kahn Jessie Mary Kane Archie Kaplan Samuel Kasanof Barbara Bette Katz Isak Kazes Dr. Joel A. Kraut Marion M. Kurson Lois S. Lee Rachel Jane Lewis Abraham I. Michelson Ilse Mundheim Moser Ida Marion Perkit Helen M. Resnick Dr. Joseph C. Richmond Rosalie B. Rosen Abram Salter Charlotte Kulvin Salter Irving Matthew Saunders Samuel Schwall Dr. Arnold Segel Leo Isiah Shief Irene Shulkin Edith M. Sieve William Silver Walter Harris Solomon Harry Winberg Jennie Wolf   December 13 - 19 Louis Gessin Aserkoff Etta F. Barron Miriam Quint Bayard Max William Beck Max Berner Hyman Bloom Mollie Botkin Harold Brown Leslie Buchbinder Samuel Burstein

Esta Cooper Marion R. Exiner Abram B. Fox Minnie M. Fox Jennie R. Frank Irving Gashin Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn George Warren Gold Natalie M. Gold Harold Sherman Goldberg Rose Goldman Celia Gordon Edith F. Greenberg Alexander Grossman Mike Grossman Joseph Grubinger Lila Heatter Jacob Housen Burton Jolles Julia Zibbell Jolles Stanley Samuel Kanter Sarah Kisloff Robert David Kozol Norman B. Krim Paul Kupferstein Edward A. Laven Betty Levine Eve R. Lewis Barbara Mallin Malamut Irving I. Marder Rose Plow Margolis Edith G. Michaels Etta F. Miller Joseph Isaac Mirkin Frank L. Mitnick Emanuel E. Mock James R. Morse, Jr. Leo D. Moss Ruth Grass Petkun Bessie K. Rabinovitz Sylvia B. Righter Helen M. Rodman Gertrude Burnce Rosen Paul P. Ross Stanley Charles Schaffer Immanuel Sherman Esther Silverstein Maurice M. Simon Diane Barrabee Smithline

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YAHRZEITS Eugene J. Steinberg Hattie S. Stern Otto Stieber Maurice Ullian Clair Vindsberg Zina Wallace Harold Warshaw Sarah Wernick Esther Wilker Harold Elliot Zarling   December 20 - 26 Adolph Bernard Alland Henrietta Altman Arthur Altschuler Leonard Baron Moses Berger Frances Chopp Edith W. Cohen Julius J. Cohen Walter E. Cohen Sarah R Copellman Frances L. De Jur Harry L. Drucker Stanley Elmont Harold Fienman Delia Finkelstein Rosanne Freeman Anna Alpert Gans George Gara Dr. Robert Lloyd Garber Fanny Goldstein Edward Earle Gordon Morris Gunner Winnie S. Jolles Marion Rubin Kaplan Abraham L. Kauffman Philip Krensky Raymond Saul Kurtzman Doris Gile Laven Abraham S. Levensohn Louise Ellis Levinson Ellyn Sue Bonnie Lieberman David A. Loeb Morris Loitman Moses Lubets Henry Harold Nadell Melissa Marantz Nealy Robert Needleman

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E. Richard Nessen Richard N. Pinksohn Morris J. Rabinovitz Sadie F. Riesman George Robbins Harriet S. Robbins A. Max Rosenberg Morris Schultz Abraham D. Shain Alfred B. Sheinwald Ely Silver Merle Levy Sleeper Marx David Slonim Max Snyder Hervey Solar Mildred B. Solar Henry Joseph Stein Dr. William B. Sweder Thelma Akabas Weiss Emanuel White George D. Wolfson   December 27 - January 2 Ruth M. Bakst Anna Bornstein Katherine Louise Cahners Paul Fisher Israel Goldman Harriet Wilinsky Goodman Mae Goverman Dolby Clarice Burack Katz Shirley P. Krasnoff Samuel Myer Levin Sidney H. Litner Nathan G. Lyman Sidney S. Maron Helen R. Mayer Howard Rubin Richard William Sallinger Sarah Hoffman Scheff Zig Schmitt Lillian Leondar Schultz Arthur L. Sherin Rodger Tauman Leah Trugman Stanley S. White Lillian Kellner Winter Ida Helen Wunsch George Wyner

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Rose Bearse Zakon January 3 - 9 Jeannette Berns Alexander Bloomberg Milton Bornstein Philip G. Bronstein Etta Cohen Judge Hyman Copins Alvan Robert Corkin Nathan David Dorothy Delson Carole Diamond Morris Freedberg Sadie Gale Ronald Gashin Newell B. Goldberg Ellis Gordon Melvin I. Gordon Minnie Greenberg Sadye Marian Grossman Robert Gustin Alice Kanter Halpern Ernst Hollander Gerald J. Holtz Janet Printz Kaplan Rose Stone Klein Morris Kupferman Jeanne M Lerman Evelyn Richmond Levin Lillian Cohan Levin Harold Jacob Lewis Eleanor C. Litner Martin Mendelson Robert Martin Morrison George Moses Louis Movitz Evelyn G. Neumann Anna Galpert Persky Jane Irene Pinanski Adrienne L. Rubin Joseph Schlager Barbara D. Levine Shapiro Leonard Shapiro Robert Shapiro Charles L. Silton Edith Bronstein Silverman Estelle Silverman Stanley Haim Sydney Paul Mark Tuck

Fanny Weiscopf Sarah Weiscopf Mabel N. Weiss Ruth Bolonsky Yesley Hannah Levin Zauderer   January 10 - 16 James P. Barber Ruth Forrest Barkin Dr. Arnold M. Baskin Mary Berger Mynette Bresky Audrey Brown Goldie Brown Andrew P. Cahners Annie Gerber Cohen Mildred Parker Cohen Robert David Dana David Ebert Bella Eskin Annie Fine Beatrice B. Fine David Louis Fine Dr. Judah Folkman Emma Winter Frankfurter Earl Wallace Franklin David S. Gesmer Harry H. Gilbert Louis Ginsburg Mollie Goodman Glazer Sarah Landerman Glunts Samuel U. Goldberg Jerome Daniel Goodman Albert E. Gordon Simeon L. Gordon Estelle Lynch Gould Ruth Pinanski Green Albert Mordecai Grossman Mortimer C. Gryzmish Lewis Hecht Alfred R. Jaffe Lawrence Kahme Sylvia Irma Kalish Dr. Stephen B. Kardon Samuel J. Katz Martha Kempner Cynthia Altshuler Korb Rae G. Koster Frank L. Kozol


YAHRZEITS Rena Allen Kupferstein Dr. Simeon Landau Dr. Philip Lerner Edward Levine Emma G. LeVine Dora S. Margolis Celia H. Meyer Anna Kibrik Narva Lillian Pinksohn Parker Viola Rottenberg Pinanski Bernice L. Brudno Posnick Arthur B. Savel Rita D. Segel Edythe Grossman Seigal Sylvia C. Shapiro Morris Shiffman Sally Reichert Shulman Dr. Peretz Singer Benjamin Soffer Dr. Adrian Solo Anne H. Tannenholz Viola O. Weiss Walter D. Wekstein Hyman Wernick   January 17 - 23 Roberta Abbott Dr. Maurice I. Abrams Dr. Jacob Applebaum Harry H. Aronson Charles W. Beller Ethel Bernstein Florence Bornstein Maxwell “Mac” Burstein Irving I. Calk Bessie Lansburgh Cohn Dr. Lewis R. Dretler Robert C. Ellis

Lois Wayner Endlar Abraham W. Fish Lottie Winberg Freifeld Harry Gold Ruth Goldman Anita Marcus Golosov Rose Domas Gordon Miriam Naigles Gorin Natalie Sabin Gottesman Dorothy H. Green Ida Guttentag Augusta Fish Hanauer Moses J. Hirschfield Tillie Frank Kanter Peter J. Kaplan Arthur Klein Robert R. Kurson Norman Lewis H. Richard Mades Mary Louisa Mades Myer Mineberg Ruth S. Morse Saul O. Nessen Charlotte Mintz Novick Morris L. Pincus Marjorie G. Rosenbaum Anna Rosenberg Dorothy Rosenblatt Dora Rosenman Phyllis Sackman Benson Hoffman Scheff Charles H. Schneer Beatrice R. Shapiro John Sherman Helen J. Singer Jessica R. Sondheim Alice Sperber Ruth L. Swig

Erna Wolfner Treichlinger Max Treichlinger Arnold Jacob Tuck Harold Wald Samuel Wallick Gertrude K. Weiner Louis Weiner Robert B. White Marilyn Weinstein Zelermyer   January 24 - 30 Solomon Agoos Frances Levey Altshuler Arlene Bard Herman B. Barron Leonard James Bates Saul J. Bechek Rose A. Bloom Otto Bresky Eva Brezner Barnet Burstein Belle Cohen John G. Coyne William Einhorn Elsie Snyder Epstein Elizabeth Fox Falk Goldie I. Feinberg Melvin George Feins Rhoda L. Frankl Rebecca Glanz Nancy H. Glazer Louis Goldstein Roberta Milender Goldwyn Harold Otis Gordon Sadie Guttentag Samuel Handler Rachel Mikels Israel

Emily Rogers Kaplan Ralph I. Kohn Louis Krosner Stacy R. Malkin Edward R. Masters William A. Maxwell Max Mayer Minna B. Miller Gertrude Unger Mineberg Max Morris Gale Pasternack Frank Louis Phillips Anna N. Raphael Hattie Rappaport Ethel Resnic Judith T. Robbins Elizabeth (Beth) Rosenbaum Harry Sagansky Lester Irving Salmansohn Rose Gould Schacht Fred L. Scheiberg Herbert Schilder Hirsh Sharf Bernard Smulow Jacob Sperber Fannie Strauss Spitz Ada Springer Mildred Springer Seymour Stadfeld Max Sterman Estelle K. Stern B. Patricia Gordon Stetson Nathaniel Stiller Eva Lebow Tolman Caroline R. Vorenberg Ethel Walper Lillie Hollander Wyzanski

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CONTRIBUTIONS Biblical Garden

A donation • From Robert Krim and Family

B’nEi Mitzvah Tutorial Fund

In honor of Reena Kling for working with our son Eli for his Bar Mitzvah • From Nick Morse, Loren Watson, Eli and Isaac In appreciation of Rabbi Morrison for his beautiful officiation at the Bar Mitzvah of our grandson Eli Morse • From Alan and Cecily Morse

Nathan and Eva Brezner Fund

In honor of the engagement of Karen Meyers and Josh Godine, son of Fran and John Godine • From Sue Misselbeck and Courtney Stano In memory of Barbara Lesser Bakke, sister of Andrea Lesser-Gonzalez • From Catherine Milch Malamut In loving memory of Tanny Maris • From Diane Rose In memory of Sheldon Pachtman, grandfather of Rabbi Suzie Jacobson • From Rhoada Wald • From Carol and Steve Targum

In honor of the 90th birthday of Vivian Brezner Freeman • With love from her family

In memory of Mark Yesley, a great guy who died too soon • From Robert Barry

Bridges of Hope

In appreciation of Rabbi Mehlman and Cantor Einhorn • From The Herzberg Family

A donation • From Sally Wyner

Cemetery Fund

In memory of Mark Yesley • From Anita Bender and George Abrams

Clergy Discretionary Fund

In honor of the marriage of Regina Panasuk and Robert CatapanoFriedman • From Roberta and Stephen Weiner • From Ariel and Matt Amster In loving memory of Harvey Chopp on his yahrzeit • From Norma Frank In loving memory of Sally Frank Kaplan on her yahrzeit • From Daniel Frank In memory of Lesley Alexander daughter of Robert Golosov • From Sue Misselbeck

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In memory of Mark Yesley • From Rosalie and Stephen Snyder • From Arthur Segel • From Ralph and Jean Aserkoff • From Eliot and Jane Sherman • From Alberta and Stephen Richmond • From Debra Robbins • From Amy and David Robbins • From Trudy and Barry Karger • From Leah Josephs • From Russell and Isabel Kushner In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher for calling me to the Torah on Yom Kippur • From Richard Steinberg In memory of my beloved mother, Irene Gross Faneuil, on her yahrzeit • From Nancy Faneuil King In loving memory of Myer Marder and Joseph Marder on their yahrzeits • From Tom Grossman

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In memory of Melvin Starensier • From Marcia Starensier In honor of Judith Katz, my good friend and spiritual savior! • From Audrey Prager In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher for her kindness and support after the death of my father • From Ellen Sigman In appreciation of Rabbi Friedman for officiating at our daughter Abigail’s wedding • From Deborah Lipman A donation • From Dr. Stephen Saris In loving memory of my wonderful friend, Barbara Ullian Lazarus • From Marjorie Bloom In memory of Robert Wyner • From Marjorie Bloom With deep appreciation for Rabbi Mehlman • From Vivian Freeman In memory of Jacqueline Salk, mother of Larry and Jane Salk • From Sue Misselbeck In memory of the yahrzeits this year of our many loved ones and in honor of the clergy • From Elayne and Marc Baskin In loving memory of Dr. Louis Meeks and Family • From Ruth Gordon In loving memory of Benjamin George Phillips on his yahrzeit • From Barbara and Stephen Phillips A donation • From An Anonymous Donor


CONTRIBUTIONS In honor of Rabbi Friedman • From Jordan and Holly Levy In appreciation of Rabbi Jacobson for officiating at our wedding • From Leah Sawyer and Jeff Albro In appreciation of Sue Misselbeck for her love and kindness • From Joe Steinberg In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher and Cantor Einhorn for their officiation at the Bar Mitzvah of our daughter, Barbara • From Michael and Catherine Milch Malamut

Trudy Friedman-Bell Education Fund

In appreciation of Rabbi Morrison for his exceptional job in preparing our grandson Eli Morse for his Bar Mitzvah • From Alan and Cecily Morse In honor of Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for officiating at and working with our son Eli for his Bar Mitzvah • From Nick Morse, Loren Watson, Eli and Isaac In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Helene and David Bailen • From Irving and Gloria Fox

In appreciation of Rabbi Zecher • From Lina Taborda

In loving memory of Peter Belfer on his yahrzeit • From Myron and Sandra Belfer

Louise Freedman Children’s Book Shelf

Friends Annual Fund

In memory of Mark Yesley • From Howard and Louise Freedman

Family Table

In appreciation of the Malamut’s for their efforts and in honor of Barbara’s Bat Mitzvah • From Judy and Herman Chernoff

Jesse Friedman Riverway Fund

In memory of Rose Oransky, mother of Marlene Yesley • From Fran and Don Putnoi In memory of Mark Yesley, husband of Marlene Yesley • From Fran and Don Putnoi In loving memory of my beloved husband and friend, Lawrence Baker, M.D. on his yahrzeit • From Phyllis Baker In loving memory of my mother, Jean K. Benjamin, on her yahrzeit • From Jonathan Benjamin

In memory of Gabriella Kovacs • From Cheryl and Don Warner

In honor of Rabbi Bernard Mehlman • From Cheryl and Don Warner In loving memory of Richard B. Ross on his yahrzeit • From Judi Ross Zuker

Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community

In appreciation of the many acts of loving kindness of the Caring Community after the death of Marc’s sister and my dear friend, Kathy Davidson • From Marc and Elayne Baskin In appreciation to the TI community members, Andy Sherman, Jeanne Rintell, Martin Rowe, Sue Misselbeck, Abner Marin and Ricardo Abrev, who supported the 9th year of the second day Rosh Hashanah Services • From Fran Godine, Cindy Rowe and Carol Rosenstock

In appreciation of the work the Caring Community does throughout the year • From the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Foundation

Karol Music Fund

In honor of Paula Folkman for her 35 years as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus • From Jerry Sherman In loving memory of George and Ida Mae Kahn • From Elsa Ramin In memory of Mark Yesley • From Diane and Steve Boettcher In honor of our daughter, Michelle Okun, on being awarded an MSW from Smith College • From Henry and Linda Okun

Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Legacy Fund

Hoping Laurel Friedman recovers from her injury quickly • From Fran and Don Putnoi In loving memory of David F. Passer on his yahrzeit • From Morris and Patricia Passer • From Alice Passer and Rabbi Barry Krieger

Mishkan HaNefesh Prayer Book

In loving memory of Robert E. Wyner • From Sally Wyner • From Wendy and Rick Levine • From Micah and Caroline Bonaviri • From Brian, Amanda, Zoey and Luca Bonaviri In memory of Alan S. Liebman • From Georgia and Jesse Feldman In memory of my parents, Henry and Lillian Allen • From Louise Freedman

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CONTRIBUTIONS In memory of my parents Ruth and Mike Rudnick • From Sue and Mark Misselbeck In memory of Jerome and Bertha Kaplan • From Samuel and Rachel Kaplan In memory of Samuel and Annette Shapiro • From Samuel and Rachel Kaplan In memory of Ruth and Israel Weisman • From Barry Weisman and Michele Fishel In memory of Leona and Walter Fishel • From Michele Fishel and Barry Weisman In memory of Mildred Kapilow • From Rhoada Wald In memory of Jeanne Benjamin • From Jonathan Benjamin In memory of my beloved husband, Norman I. Krinsky • From Susan Krinsky In memory of my cousin, Elaine Alpert Sicklick • From Susan Krinsky

In honor of Benjamin’s First Birthday • From Adam and Rebecca Siegel In memory of Edward Handler • From Shirley Handler In memory of Mary Blasberg • From Jeanne and John Blasberg In memory of Eleanor Dutch • From Emily Greenstein and Jonathan Dutch In memory of Ruth, Philip and Alan Siegel • From Judith and Alan Leichtner

In memory of our parents • From Natalie and Arthur Schatz

Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library Fund

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

In memory of Leonard J. Julian • From Sheryl Julian

In honor of the marriage of Lenny and Helen Krulewich’s daughter, Sarah • From An Anonymous Donor

In memory of Doris G. Julian • From Sheryl Julian In memory of my parents Werner and Rosemary Misselbeck • From Mark and Susan Misselbeck In memory of Bert W. Wasserman • From Mindee Wasserman In memory of Craig Wasserman • From Mindee Wasserman

In memory of Khava Gorlovsky, Ilya Spektor, Juliette Schepp and Arthur Schepp • From Jean, Adam and Jacob Gorlovsky-Schepp

In memory of Gale L. Raphael • From Nancy Raphael

In honor of my parents, Betty and Carl Pforzheimer III • From Gary and Mary Pforzheimer

In memory of our parents • From Carol and Robert L. Mayer

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In honor of 25 years as a Women’s Study Group • From Ann Bookman, Paula Brody, Ellen Fishman, Fran Godine, Louise Loewenstein, Pamela Paternoster, Susan Porter, Fran Putnoi, Joan Rachlin, and Rabbi Elaine Zecher

In memory of Henry and Nora Leichtner • From Alan and Judith Leichtner

In memory of Malcolm C. Green • From Sylvia Green

In memory of Arthur Shapiro • From Freeman Shapiro

In honor of our daughter, Deb Putnoi’s, 50th birthday • From Fran and Don Putnoi

In memory of Lee and Gerald Flaxer • From Nancy Raphael

In honor of Laurel Friedman • From Anita Bender In memory of Lois W. Endlar • From Richard Endlar and Family

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In memory of Mark Yesley • From Richard and Harriet Steinberg In loving memory of Rosalind Sperber Frye on her yahrzeit • From Leslie Martinson In memory of Louis Edward Morse, father of Linda and grandfather of Michelle, on his yahrzeit • From Linda and Henry Okun In loving memory of Gertrude Martinson on her yahrzeit • From Leslie Martinson

Carl Steinbaum Continuing Education Fund

In memory of Mark Yesley • From Erica and Don Stern

Betsy Friedman Abrams Social Action Fund

In loving memory of Betsy Friedman Abrams • From Miriam and Joshua Abrams


CONTRIBUTIONS Social Action Fund

In honor of Stuart Freedman’s 75th birthday • From Lenore and Macey Miller In memory of Mark Yesley • From Miriam Grodberg • From Ina Heafitz In honor of the engagement of Josh Godine and Karen Meyer • From Alan and Pam Goodman

Temple Fund

In loving memory of Mollie Sagansky on her yahrzeit • From Robert and Phyllis Sage In loving memory of Edna Grace on her yahrzeit • From Neil and Patricia Garrett Smithline In loving memory of Lena Salter Kulvin on her yahrzeit • From Helen Riemer In memory of my beloved daughter, Barbara Ranson, on her yahrzeit • From Marjorie Bloom

In loving memory of Marion Rutt Steinberg on her yahrzeit • From Richard and Harriet Steinberg In loving memory of Frances Goldman Dana on her yahrzeit • From Claire Dana In loving memory of Beatrice L. Miller on her yahrzeit • From Carol Miller In memory of my beloved father, Benjamin Gargill, on his yahrzeit • From Myra Kolton In memory of my beloved father, Robert Yallum, on his yahrzeit • From Suzanne Yallum In loving memory of Jacob and Sara Wallace on their yahrzeits • From Dr. and Mrs. David Walsh In loving memory of Frederick Rosenbaum and Elizabeth Rosenbaum on their yahrzeits • From Judith Nugent

In memory of my beloved husband, Walter A. Landau, on his yahrzeit • From Frances Landau

In memory of my loving dad and wonderful grandfather, Irving Rosner, on his yahrzeit • From Miriam Macht

In loving memory of J. Laurence Fine on his yahrzeit • From Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fine

In loving memory of Luba Okun on her yahrzeit • From Henry and Linda Okun

In loving memory of Milton Linden on his yahrzeit • From Richard Linden

In memory of Frank L. Reinherz, USCG, in his yarhzeit • From Patricia and Sidney Kaplan

In memory of Robin Bookston on his yahrzeit • From Peggy Morrison

In loving memory of Charlotte and Irving Rabb • From James and Melinda Rabb

In memory of Barry Lass and Ruth Small on their yahrzeits • From Miriam Chernoff

In loving memory of Edith Reinstein Bufferd on her yahrzeit • From Alan and Rhea Bufferd

In loving memory of my mother, Evelyn Goodman, on her yahrzeit • From Pam Goodman

In honor of Nate Noble’s Bar Mitzvah • From Laurence Noble

In loving memory of Lesley Golosov Alexander • From Marilyn and Sidney Tartarkin • From Michael Razza In loving memory of Lester Werman on his yahrzeit • From Tom and Marlina Werman In memory of Rabbi Suzie Jacobson’s grandfather • From Rona Troderman-King In honor of my grandchildren Caleb Bess, Suzanna Bess and a third one to come • From Judith Bess In loving memory of Naima Simha Murad on her yahrzeit • From Edmond Murad In loving memory of Dr. Gary L. Fisher on his yahrzeit • From Lori Jacobson • From Rita Fisher In loving memory of Celia Hodess on her yahrzeit • From Herbert Hodess • From Annette and Paul Hodess In loving memory of my father, Aaron Alpern, on his yahrzeit • From Marcia Kamentsky In loving memory of Rosalind Sperber Frye on her yahrzeit • From Joan Frye Yoken In loving memory of Lottie Caplan on her yahrzeit • From Phyllis and Robert Sage In loving memory of my mother, Edith Gargill, on her yahrzeit • From Myra Kolton In loving memory of Irving Levy on his yahrzeit • From Geoffrey Levy

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CONTRIBUTIONS In memory of Mark Yesley • From Nancy Wilson • From Judith Rosenberg • From Joan and Ed Mahler • From Edward and Susan Waxman • From Joan and Joe Garb • From Sandra Macey • From Carol Smokler • From Jerry and Christina Welch • From Gail Weinstein • From Marsha Fenichel • From Jill and David Nagle and Family • From Mimi Dohan • From Sally Glickman • From Sarah Peeke • From Robert and Myrna Guterman • From Steven and Cindy Siagel • From Hal and Jill Gaffin • From Donald and Sondra Hellman Caplin • From Carolyn Weiser • From Philip and Jo Anne Freedman • From The Pembury Bridge Club • From Paula and Maura Garrity • From Roz and Wally Bernheimer • From Barbara Muldoon • From Peggy and Arthur Grodd • From Diane Paulson • From Marion and Merwyn Bear • From Wendy Schemen • From Robert and Joan Smith • From Jan and Bob Spero • From Allen Post and Jackie Kovacs • From Marcia and Marc Kastner • From Harriet Randall • From Alan and Nancy Milbauer • From Bill and Linda Grabel • From Rona Troderman-King • From John and Frances Gordon • From Susan Fliegel • From Esta Wolfe • From Tamar Jasper • From Marlene Keliher • From Jane and Daniel Philip • From Marilyn Klashman • From Marty and Jackie Schaevel • From Eleanor Silverman • From Ellen Oasis • From Sally, Scott and Marcia Glickman • From Susan, Maxine and Mitchell Selig • From Nancy and Norman Lipoff

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• From Barbara Muldoon • From Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rubinstein • From Carolyn Kramer • From Stephanie and Fred Cohen • From Joel and Dana Kramer • From Jane and Mark Ostrowsky • From Marcia and Ralph Kohl • From Ann Schapiro • From Susan and Jon Yorks • From Nancy and Michael Taicher In memory Rose Oransky, mother of Marlene Yesley • From Bill and Linda Grabel In memory of Mark Yesley, husband of Marlene Yesley, and Rose Oransky, mother of Marlene Yesley • From Peggy Morrison

Gale L. Raphael TILLI Fund

In memory of Rose Oransky, mother of Marlene Yesley • From Judith Herman In honor of the special anniversary of Natalie and Arthur Schatz • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special anniversary Helene and David Bailen • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special anniversary and Cantors Jodi Sufrin and Roy Einhorn • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special anniversary of Justin and Genevieve Wyner • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special birthday of Jerome Smulow • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special birthday of Sylvia Green • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg A donation • From Nancy Raphael

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In honor of the special birthday of Avishai Shafrir • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In honor of the special birthday of Justin Wyner • From Judy and Leon Rothenberg In loving memory of Theodore Towvim on his yahrzeit • From Judy Towvim Murad In memory of Mark Yesley, husband of Marlene Yesley and father of Suzie and Ellen • From Sue Misselbeck • From Paul and Barbara Senecal • From Esther and Robert Rosenthal • From Yona Hermann and Kesse Hermann • From Timothy Dugan and Elizabeth Liao • From Nancy Raphael • From Sylvia Green • From Joan Gordon • From Rhoada Wald • From Judith Herman • From Ruth Klepper • From Arthur and Natalie Schatz In loving memory of my father, Maurice Gans, on his yahrzeit • From Susan Krinsky In memory of Mark Yesley and in honor of his grandchildren and his relationship with them • Elizabeth Liao, Tim Dugan, and Catherine Dugan In memory of Gene Freedman • From Nancy Raphael

Mark Yesley Book Shelf

In memory of Mark Yesley • From Joanne Tuck and Stuart Freedman


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Thursday

Friday

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Family Education

6:30 PM Me’ah

Saturday

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

12:00 PM Library Book Group

18 Tevet 31 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

17 Tevet 30

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

19 Tevet

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

14 Tevet

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

(See page 16 for more information)

SAUL KAYE

Hebert M. Karol Music Program December 11 & 13

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

7 Tevet 9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

13 Tevet 26

7:00 PM Riverway Project Dive Shabbat

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

12 Tevet 25

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

6 Tevet 19

10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service Joseph Bullock Bar Mitzvah

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

30 Kislev (Chanukah 7 Candles)

4:00 PM Burstein S.I.R.

10:15 AM Shabbat Service Ariel Andre Arthur Aguirre Bar Mitzvah

10:00 AM T.G.I.S.

Burstein S.I.R.

29 Kislev 12

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Tot Shabbat with the Rashi School 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat Karol Music Program with Saul Kaye 7:00 PM 477 Potluck Shabbat

5 Tevet 18

4:00 PM Religious School

11 Tevet 24

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

10 Tevet 23

4:00 PM Religious School

16 Tevet 29

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

9 Tevet 22

7:00 PM Aging: Celebrations and Challenges

15 Tevet 28

8:45 AM Religious School

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6:30 PM Riverway Café

6:30 PM Me’ah

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

8 Tevet 21

4:00 PM Neighborhood Networks - Brookline Potluck (off-site)

9:45 AM Karol Music Session with Saul Kaye

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4 Tevet 17

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

28 Kislev 11

(Chanukah 5 Candles)

(Chanukah 6 Candles)

Burstein Scholar-inResidence Weekend with Rabbi Shavit Artson

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 7:00 PM FJECC Open House

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

4:00 PM Religious School

27 Kislev 10

(Chanukah 4 Candles)

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

3 Tevet 16

4:00 PM Religious School

2 Tevet 15

7:30 PM Mahjong

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

1 Tevet 14

(Chanukah 8 Candles)

8:45 AM Religious School

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(Chanukah 8th Day)

6:30 PM Me’ah

10:00 AM Burstein S.I.R.

6:00 PM 477 Chanukah Party, Latke Fry (off-site)

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:00 AM Engaging in Torah Study for Parents

4:00 PM Religious School

26 Kislev 9

(Chanukah 3 Candles)

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

25 Kislev 8

(Chanukah 2 Candles)

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

24 Kislev 7

(Chanukah 1 Candle)

(See page 16 for more information)

RABBI BRADLEY SHAVIT ARTSON

8:45 AM Religious School

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Monday

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19 Kislev 2 20 Kislev 3 21 Kislev 4 22 Kislev 5 23 Kislev Burstein Scholar-in-Residence Weekend: 1 4:00 PM Religious School 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan 8:45 AM Modern Midrash 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 9:00 AM Torah Study December 4-6

Sunday

December (Kislev/Tevet)

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14 Shevat

21 Shevat

8:45 AM Religious School

RYFTI Trip to DC

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10:00 AM Families with Young Children Tu B’Shevat Seder

9:00 AM Engaging in Torah Study for Parents

7:00 PM Aging: Celebrations and Challenges

6:30 PM Me’ah

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

12:00 PM Library Book Group

13 Shevat

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service Joshua Sheng-Li Rabinovitz Bar Mitzvah

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

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

RYFTI Trip to DC

RYFTI Trip to DC

4:00 PM Religious School

20 Shevat

10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service Maya Lockwood Bat Mitzvah

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

19 Shevat 30

K-7 Shabbat Mishpachah

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

18 Shevat 29

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

17 Shevat 28 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

16 Shevat 27

6:30 PM Riverway Café

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

12 Shevat 23

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat 10:00 AM Thank Goodness MLK Shabbat Tzedek: It’s Shabbat! Sabbath of Justice 10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service - Georgia Branger-Klein Bat Mitzvah

11 Shevat 22

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

5 Shevat 16

7:00 PM Soul Food Friday

7:00 PM 477 Potluck Shabbat

10:30 PM TILLI Movie Series 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

10 Shevat 21

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9 Shevat 20

4:00 PM Religious School

15 Shevat 26

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

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7 Shevat 18

8:45 AM Religious School

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7:30 PM Mahjong

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:00 PM Parents of Teens (TI-POT) Potluck Havdalah 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

6 Shevat

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

28 Tevet 8th Grade NYC Trip

27 Tevet 9

4:00 PM Burstein S.I.R.

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

8th Grade NYC Trip

4 Shevat 15

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

3 Shevat 14

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

2 Shevat 13

4:00 PM Religious School

8 Shevat 19

6:30 PM Me’ah

6th Grade Social Justice Program

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

8:45 AM Religious School

1 Shevat 12

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

21 Tevet

Saturday 9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

20 Tevet 2

Friday 6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

1

26 Tevet 8

Thursday

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8:45 PM Modern Midrash

25 Tevet 7

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

24 Tevet 6

6:30 PM Me’ah

23 Tevet 5

(See back page for more information)

The event will accompanied by the Boston Children’s Youth Choir and Beacon Academy.

January 15 at 6:00 PM

4:00 PM Religious School

29 Tevet 11

Wednesday

MLK SHABBAT TZEDEK: SABBATH OF JUSTICE

Tuesday

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

22 Tevet 4

Monday

8th Grade NYC Trip

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Sunday

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9:30 AM Family Education

9:00 AM Engaging in Torah Study for Parents

6th Grade Torah Program

20 Adar 1

6:30 PM Me’ah

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM Monday Night School

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

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6:30 PM Me’ah

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

4:00 PM Religious School

5:45 PM Monday Night School

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:30 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Shabbat 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

DR. JACQUELINE VAYNTRUB

Carl Steinbaum Lecture February 5

7:00 PM Riverway Project Neighborhood Shabbat

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 4:00 PM Religious School

6:00 PM Parents of Teens (TI-POT) Potluck Havdalah

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

18 Adar 1

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

17 Adar 1 27

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

16 Adar 1 26

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

11 Adar 1

9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

10 Adar 1 20

7:00 PM Soul Food Friday

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

9 Adar 1 19

4:00 PM Religious School

15 Adar 1 25

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

14 Adar 1 24

12:00 PM Library Book Group

13 Adar 1 23

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

12 Adar 1 22

6:30 PM Riverway Café

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

8 Adar 1 18

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

10:30 PM TILLI Movie Series 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing 5:00 PM Tot Rock Shabbat 4:00 PM Religious School

4 Adar 1

4:00 PM Burstein S.I.R.

10:00 AM Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

3 Adar 1 13

Carl Steinbaum Lecture with Dr. Jacqueline Vayntrub

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

2 Adar 1 12

6:00 PM Qabbalat Shabbat

4:00 PM Religious School

1 Adar 1 11

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

7 Adar 1 17

7:30 PM Mahjong

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

6 Adar 1 16

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM Monday Night School

4:00 PM Religious School

30 Shevat 10

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

29 Shevat 9

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

5 Adar 1 15

8:45 AM Religious School

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21

6:30 PM Me’ah

6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

5:45 PM Monday Night School

27 Shevat

Saturday 9:00 AM Early Morning Service & Torah Study

26 Shevat 6

Friday 9:30 AM FJECC Shabbat Sing

25 Shevat 5

Thursday

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8:45 AM Modern Midrash

24 Shevat 4

Wednesday 6:15 PM Weekday Minyan

23 Shevat 3

Tuesday 4:00 PM Religious School

22 Shevat 2

Monday

9:30 AM FJECC One Year Old Program

1

28 Shevat 8

9:30 AM Religious School

7

Sunday

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MLK Shabbat Tzedek: Sabbath of Justice January 15, 2016 6:00 p.m. at Temple Israel

Join hundreds of people across the Temple Israel and the Greater Boston Interfaith communities for our annual MLK Shabbat Tzedek on January 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Temple Israel, where we will celebrate the life, legacy, and values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be accompanied by the Boston Children’s Youth Choir and Beacon Academy. Festive oneg and Israeli dancing to follow service. (Speaker TBD)

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

Insight, Winter 2015  

Quarterly publication of Temple Israel of Boston

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