We Welcome New Members and Embrace Diversity!
Are you looking to join a synagogue? We are a warm, family-friendly Reform congregation in which Jews of all denominations, dual-faith families, singles and students are welcome.
Our multigenerational programs include culinary adventures, Torah study group, volunteer choir, book club, Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation, Adult Confirmation preparation and social action programs.
Our members are active in a wide spectrum of social action activities to enrich and enlighten our world and our neighborhood.
Come join our Temple Family. Please contact the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Virtual Temple Services
All Temple Israel services are being held virtually using Zoom. An email will be sent out each week with a link to the Zoom virtual service. In that email, there will also be a way to phone into the Zoom virtual service if you do not own a digital device.
If you own a computer, you can download the Zoom Client. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can download the Zoom app from the Apple App Store. If you own an Android tablet or phone, you can download the Zoom app from the Google Play.
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Adult Education Events, Thursday Social Gathering and HUC events-All times are EST
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00pm – HUC Connect Event – Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D. and Cantor Shani Ben-Or. How has gender played a role in Jewish liturgy and worship throughout the ages? In this survey of Jewish history examining women as worshippers, the presence of women in the synagogue, and gender-related aspects of liturgical law and lore, discover how contemporary understandings of gender may affect our liturgical language. This is a non-Temple Israel Event. Register at https://huc-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6gfTLHKoRRqgHCobNkyO5A
Wednesday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet”
Wednesday, February 10th, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet”
Thursday, February 11th, 7:30 PM – Love is in the Air—Please celebrate love as we piece together a beautiful puzzle; you may choose “Paris Love” or “Flower Shop Under Paris Tower” or both. Join us for this unique and fun event as we share our time together creating a wonderful puzzle that will support Temple Israel through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price directly to the Temple. Please designate “Temple Israel of Lawrence” on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com).
Wednesday, February 17th, 7:30 PM – Lecture: “A Land of Milk and Mufletta: What Israeli Food says about Israeli Culture” with Joel Haber
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 4:00 PM – HUC Connect Event in partnership with the American Jewish Archives – JUDAISM & CIVIL SOCIETY:
CONFRONTING HATE IN A BROKEN WORLD: LESSONS FROM THE CAREER OF MARC TANENBAUM. Dr. Georgette Bennett, Founder of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. Rabbi Judith Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies; Director, Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, Queens University of Charlotte As American society reels from the throbbing consequences of racism, the lure of white supremacy, and the resurgence of antisemitism, we will consider the lessons we can learn from the career of Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, a pioneering practitioner of interfaith communal dialogue, and how these ideas apply to our contemporary challenges. This is a non-Temple Israel Event. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pJkao_G4RvytnB7_Chb-xg
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – HUC Connect Event. Judaism & Culture: Imagining Esther: The Splendid Illustrated Esther Scrolls in the HUC Collection. Sharon Liberman Mintz, Curator of Jewish Art, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary; Senior Consultant/Judaica, Sotheby’s New York. Explore the history and art of Esther scrolls, created and used for the celebration of Purim, which often feature a cycle of elaborate and fascinating illustrations and the interplay of text and images. While the format of the scroll was maintained for this biblical book, for centuries the artists of these scrolls readily adopted the predominant aesthetic traditions into their decoration, reflecting a rich variety of artistic styles along with the continuity of the scribal traditions. Presented by the Klau Library. This is a non-Temple Israel Event. Register at https://huc-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-qpqjkpHdAzxyO19lnwxTxWhrCBGAMT
Wednesday, February 24th, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet”
The “Healing & Hope” program that UJA-Federation will be hosting on March 2nd at 5:00 PM EST. We encourage you to register for this special event held to commemorate the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and those we have lost, as well as to honor our resilience and strength. Thank you.
“Our 30-minute program will include messages of hope and healing from rabbinic leaders across our community; a memorial tribute led by Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence; and music by Neshama Carlebach, international singer and educator, accompanied by singers of all ages from our day schools and community centers.” Questions? Contact Jamie Weinstein at email@example.com
Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet” Note new meeting night.
March 7th – 10:30 AM Genius & Anxiety – Talk with author Norman Lebrecht about the century (1847-1947), when the Jewish people changed how we see the world.
March 10th, 7:30 PM – Commandment 613 – Film about Rabbi Kevin Hale who joyfully practices the sacred craft of Torah restoration, bringing new life to scrolls saved in Czechoslovakia during the Shoah. Film followed by Q & A with Rabbi Hale and the film’s Director, Miriam Lewin.
Tuesday, March 16th, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet” Note new meeting night.
March 17th, 7:30 PM – A representative from Northwell Health will discuss the ‘Efficacy of the COVID-19 Vaccination.”
Tuesday, March 23rd, 7:30 PM – Adult Education: “A Taste of Hebrew Aleph-Bet” Note new meeting night.
March 24th, 7:30 PM – John Kenrick will discuss Sammy Davis, Jr., who sang and danced his way to fame on stage and screen. As an African American Jew he smashed racial and religious barriers along the way.
March 31st, 7:30 PM – Bess Greenberg, who was a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar at the International Center for Photography, documented the Old City of Jerusalem in photographs and in this presentation she will display and discuss these photos.
If you would like to support our programs or if you know someone who would like to receive invitations to our future events, please call the Temple Israel office at 516-239-1140 or please email our executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We greatly appreciate your support.
The week at a Glance
Friday, February 26th – 7:00PM – Zoom Meeting – Happy Purim Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
Saturday, February 27th – 9:30AM – Virtual Shabbat morning Torah Study with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina. Rabbi Jay will lead us in an enlightening and lively discussion of this week’s Torah portion and thought-provoking issues of the day.
This week’s Torah portion: T’tzaveh https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/text/ttzaveh
Tuesday, March 2nd – 7:00PM – A review of our initial Hebrew classes for anyone who missed the classes or would like a refresher on what we have learned so far.
Tuesday, March 2nd – 7:30PM – Introduction to Hebrew Reading classes to be taught by Cantor Galina. Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet. No background in Hebrew is required. Please email Cantor Galina at email@example.com or call the office at (516) 239-1140 to register. This is a complementary class for members and friends, so please spread the word.
Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 4th – There are no Temple events these evenings.
Friday, March 5th – 7:00PM – Shabbat Across America and Canada with Rabbi Jay and Cantor Galina.
Emails will be sent to you with log-in information.
At Torah Study, we will say the Sh’ma, the Mi Sheberach Prayer for Healing and the Kaddish for our beloved departed.
Torah Study is held every Saturday 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The program begins and ends with the recitation of the Mourners Kaddish as is traditional.
All are invited to participate in our weekly Torah Study.
Please contact Alan.Freedman@tilny.org for access information to our programs. If you would like to support our programs or if you know someone who would like to be invited to our future events, please call the Temple Israel office at (516) 239-1140 or please email our Executive Director Alan Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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