Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Sisterhood Flower Fund Appeal
Mah Jongg training at Beth Sholom Village
Shavuot Study Session In Memory of Jodie Rafalowitz
Beth Sholom Village "A Positive Approach to Care"
Mitzvah of the Summer
Shabbat on the Road with KBH
Temple Israel Tides Night
Helping Those With Mobility Issues
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
Join our Minyan!
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Request for Shomrim
Wands for Wildlife information
Pet Memorial Board information
JELF Loan Information
Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha
Gift Shop information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 7:30am and 5:30pm
Saturday - Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one's yahrzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.
Saturday - Bobbie Fisher will deliver the sermon "Great Expectations"
Torah Reader - Reuven Rohn
Haftarah - Wendy Brodsky, in honor of her Bat Mitzvah anniversary
Musaf - Ted Kruger
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following Shabbat services,
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
The deadline for the Flower Fund Appeal has been extended to the end of May. Please make a donation in honor of someone, in memory of someone, or just a donation for no particular reason. The money collected from the Flower Fund Appeal is what enables us to have the beautiful flowers on the bimah during the holidays. We thank the Sisterhood for having this appeal every year and arranging for the bimah flowers, which add so much to our holidays.
On Sunday evening, June 9th, we are honoring the memory of the late Jodie Rafalowitz, taken from us many years too soon. Jodie herself joined the congregation when one of her own sisters had died, and a feature of Jodie’s affiliation was her sponsorship of yahrzeit study sessions. In her memory, we will hold a second night of Shavuot study session. I will explain why Jodie was fascinated by the Psalm text, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone”, and the allegorical short story that she wrote based on that text. Please join us and enjoy our varied menu of learning as well as of dining. RSVP by June 4th.
OUR 2019 MITZVAH OF THE SUMMER
We will once again be collecting school supplies for Granby Elementary. They must be plain - no logos or characters on them. Please bring your donations to the synagogue office by August 26th so we have time to get everything to Granby Elementary.
This is such an important mitzvah - the principal, the staff, and more importantly, the children and their families, are so appreciative of these supplies, as many of the families don't have the funds to purchase school supplies for their children.
If you have mobility issues we'd like to hear from you!
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL
There are several endowment funds at Temple Israel that are for the benefit of Jewish Education, Jewish Camping, Israel Trips and other Jewish Experiential Programs. Some of these grants are now available for any age, including adults. These funds include the Alfred and Herbert Legum Memorial Fund, the Sanford Lefcoe Scholarship Fund and the Snyder Education Fund. Needs basis is given first priority.
If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office.
Just a reminder - if you would like to come in and cook something special for a Shabbat kiddush luncheon, just let the office know. We will be happy to check your food in and show you around the kitchen. Maybe you have a special dish that you would like to share with the congregation - you're more than welcome to come in and prepare it during office hours. And the congregation certainly would like to try it!
Our morning minyan and Friday night minyan could use your help!
A number of our regulars are unable to attend due to illness, and some mornings we are not able to make 10 people. It's particularly important on Mondays and Thursdays when we read Torah, but there are people every day who need to say kaddish. We have also had a problem for the past couple of weeks making a minyan on Friday evenings. Please look at your schedule and pick one morning a week to come to our 7:30am minyan - it's only 30 - 60 minutes and you will be doing a mitzvah by allowing people the opportunity to say kaddish for a loved one. If you can't make the morning minyan, please come on a Friday evening at 5:30.
MAY 18 - MAY 24
Burt and Lynn Segal
Stan and Carol Tickton
Brian and Kelly Alperin
Ron and Missy Rose
If you would like to be a shomer, please give the office a call so we can add you to the list. Shomrim sit with a deceased after they have been shrouded and before the funeral so that they are never alone. If you would like more information, please give the office a call at 489-4550.
LADIES, PLEASE DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD MASCARA - BRING IT TO OUR OFFICE SO WE CAN CLEAN THE BRUSHES AND PASS IT ALONG TO THE WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR WHO WILL USE THEM TO CLEAN THE BABY ANIMALS SHE GETS. SHE CAN ALSO USE PUPPY PIDDLE PADS AND 75 WATT INFRARED LIGHT BULBS.
WE WILL COLLECT THESE ITEMS ALL YEAR, SO PLEASE DROP THEM OFF AT THE OFFICE.
The next time you're at the synagogue, be sure to look at our Pet Memorial Board.
It's located on the stair wall as you go up to Brody Auditorium.
It's a wonderful way to remember your beloved pet.
The Men's Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers.
Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.
THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP
We've just received a new shipment of some beautiful items for the Temple Israel gift shop. Do you need a gift for someone, or maybe just a treat for yourself? Come check out what your Temple Israel gift shop has to offer.
And we still have some great items in our L'Dor v'Dor Section.
We accept donations for our L'Dor v'Dor section of the gift shop all year long. Please consider any of the following items:
Seder and Matzah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children's Books
If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your "treasure". We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH!
For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend
Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone's requests.
For something completely different, you can plant a grapevine for someone, just as you would plant a tree.
Plant a vine in Israel.
Do good today!
Wine on the Vine (WOTV) is an exciting new way to:
Give to truly remarkable charities in Israel
Assist the rebirth of Israel’s ancient winemaking tradition
Organically and physically connect to the Land of Israel
Support Israel’s cultural outreach to the world
All contributions are tax-deductible for US tax-payers.
For more information, go to www.wineonthevine.org
Saturday, May 18th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Tuesday, May 21st
NO Morning Rabbi's class
Thursday, May 23rd
Temple Israel and KBH will participate at the community Lag B'Omer bonfire at the Sandler Family Campus
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 25th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Monday, May 27th
Office closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28th
NO Rabbi's class
Tuesday, June 4th
RSVP deadlines for Tikkun Layl Shavuot at Beth El and the Jodie Rafalowitz memorial study session
Board Meeting 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8th
Tikkun Layl Shavuot at Beth El 6:30pm
Sunday, June 9th
Shavuot Services 9:30am and 5:45pm
Evening services will be followed by dinner and a study session in memory of Jodie Rafalowitz
Monday, June 10th
Yizkor/Shavuot Services 9:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.
MAY 18 - MAY 24
Rabbi Mendel Silber
Mildred "Jakie" Breit
Morris "Sonny" Friedman