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CALENDAR of EVENTS

>> Click here to view our grid calendar system.

Wednesday,
December 17 -
Wednesday, December 24

Chanukah

>> Click here for the Chanukah Blessings.
>> Light a Virtual Menorah here.
>> Click here for more information about Chanukah.

Friday,
December 19

5:15 p.m.
Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

6:45 p.m. Dinner

Nefesh Shabbat Chanukah Service, Celebration and Congregational Dinner

>> Click here for Chanukah Dinner Reservation Flyer.

Please join us for a family-friendly Chanukah celebration. A festive congregational dinner will follow our Chanukah Shabbat service with the participation of our 2nd and 3rd grade students. The dinner features chicken, latkes, pasta, veggies and a vegan option accompanied by cookie decorating, dreidels, friends and fun!

Dinner reservations are required by Friday, December 12. $15 per adult, $5 per child; children 3 and under are free. All are welcome; financial assistance is available. Send a check payable to Temple Israel-Chanukah Dinner or contact Caren Page at 612-374-0323 or cpage@templeisrael.com.

Bring your menorah; we’ll provide the candles!

Saturday,
December 20

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Mikeitz, Genesis 41:1−44:17.

Saturday,
December 20

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Kaplan. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Friday,
December 26

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Saturday,
December 27

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Gertman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Vayigash, Genesis 44:18−47:27.

Saturday,
December 27

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Friday,
January 2

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

Family Shabbat Service
Followed by a family-friendly dinner

6:00 p.m.
Family Shabbat Service

6:30 p.m.
Kaddish will be read in the chapel

Saturday,
January 3

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Gertman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Va-y'chi, Genesis 47:28–50:26.

Saturday, January 3

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bar Mitzvah of Harry Levin. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Friday,
January 9

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

Carlebach Shabbat Service

Come experience our Chasidic/Folk-style musical Shabbat service. If you enjoy Nefesh Shabbat, try this service inspired by the music of the great Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

Saturday,
January 10

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join guest teacher, Rabbi David Wirtschafter, in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Sh'mot, Exodus 1:1−6:1.

Saturday,
January 10

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including a Learners’ Shabbat Service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Saturday,
January 10

10:30 a.m.

Jewish Renewal Service

Join us for an innovative and inspiring Jewish Renewal Service—embracing a mixture of heartfelt prayers, chants, meditation, music, movement, D’var Torah and meaningful discussion. Musical instruments are encouraged.

Friday,
January 16

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Nefesh Service with Complimentary Childcare

Nefesh Shabbat, meaning “Soul of Shabbat,” is a musical service held the third Friday of each month. It is loved by adults and children alike. It is the perfect service for music lovers of all ages and for families whose children have grown out of Tot Shabbat.

Complimentary childcare available for children ages 2-7 is made possible by the Temple Israel Kellar Kennen Childcare Fund. To reserve a space, contact Amy at 612-374-0324 or ExecutiveAssistant@TempleIsrael.com.

Saturday,
January 17

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Gertman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Va-eira, Exodus 6:2−9:35.

Saturday, January 17

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Slavitt. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Monday,
January 19

 

Temple Offices Closed

The Temple building will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The 6:00 p.m. daily service will take place as usual.

Thursday,
January 22

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Brush Studio
1651 Park Place Boulevard, St. Louis Park
(Located near the Yard House at The Shops of West End)

Get on your “Van Gogh” and bring your “Picasso” for a “Rembrandt” of an evening!

You’ve heard all about it and you’ve seen lots of pictures of women having fun while painting, schmoozing and drinking wine. Now it is your turn! Please join us for a fun filled evening with light appetizers, wine and spritzers. $25 per person. Spaces are limited. Online registration and payment reserves your spot. Contact Jenni Friedman at jennilfriedman@gmail.com or Jenna Anderson at jennamanderson@hotmail.com for the link to the online registration.

Ordering Deadline:
Friday,
January 23

Attention Mah Jongg Mavens:

Support Sisterhood when you buy your 2015 Mah Jongg Cards. Sisterhood receives a rebate for the cards we order. Cards cost $8.00 (standard size) or $9.00 (large print). Send your check, payable to Temple Israel Sisterhood, by Friday, January 23, 2015 to:
Esther Schak, 2215-12th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404.
Be sure to include your name, address, the number of and type of cards you are purchasing. Your Mah Jongg card(s) will be shipped before April 1st directly to the address you provide. Any questions, please contact Esther at 612-874-7817 or ers@schak.com.

Friday,
January 23

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Saturday,
January 24

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Bo, Exodus 10:1−13:16.

Saturday,
January 24

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service led by our Haggigat Shabbat students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Tuesday,
January 27

6:00 p.m.

Jeremiah Program,
1510 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis

Start 2015 with the Mitzvah of Serving Dinner to Moms and Kids at Jeremiah Program

Prepare and/or serve dinners for low income mothers and their children. If you are unable to stay and serve, you may prepare and drop of food in advance. For questions, please contact Donna Fredkove at 612-385-9170 or dbe163@aol.com. Hold the dates, Tuesdays, February 24, March 31 and April 21 for future opportunities to serve dinner at Jeremiah Program.

Friday,
January 30

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Saturday,
January 31

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: B'shalach, Exodus 13:17−17:16.

Saturday,
January 31

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Sunday,
February 1

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids: Let’s Talk About God
With Rabbi Jennifer Gertman


All are welcome. Sisterhood will provide the coffee and snacks and the room will stay open for socializing until 11:30 a.m.

About the Series: You're raising Jewish kids - they have Jewish questions. Questions you're not sure YOU know the answers to. Join us for an hour of discussion, questions, and learning. A warm, welcoming environment with Temple Israel clergy will give you confidence, knowledge and answers to some of your kids' hardest questions.
Future topics:
March 15: Israel- Rabbi Glaser
April 26: Anti-Semitism- Rabbi Zimmerman

Friday,
February 6

5:00 p.m. Workshop

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

7:15 p.m. Learners' Shabbat Dinner

“First Friday” Shabbat:
Learners’ Shabbat & Tot Shabbat
Come together as a community, adults and children alike, to learn about and participate in the celebration of Shabbat! From baking challah and experiencing the rituals associated with home Shabbat observance to worshipping in a service that explains the meanings and movements of Shabbat prayers, this Learners’ Shabbat evening will enrich your experience and understanding of Shabbat.

5:00 p.m.
Learners' Shabbat Workshop
: Open to all ages!
Braid challah, create a challah cover, make a spice box and candle for Havdalah.

5:15 p.m.
Shabbat Oneg Reception

6:00 p.m.
• Erev Shabbat Service: Learners' Shabbat Service

• Tot Shabbat Service followed by a family-friendly dinner


7:15 p.m.
Learners' Shabbat Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner experience the rituals and blessings of this beautiful home celebration. Reservations are required for dinner, $20 per person. Make your reservation by contacting Wendy at 612-374-0344 or wendy@templeisrael.com.

Saturday,
February 7

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Yitro, Exodus 18:1–20:23.

Saturday,
February 7

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Friday,
February 13

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

Carlebach Shabbat Service

Come experience our Chasidic/Folk-style musical Shabbat service. If you enjoy Nefesh Shabbat, try this service inspired by the music of the great Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

Saturday,
February 14

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Gertman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1−24:18.

Saturday,
February 14

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bat Mitzvah of Peyton Lome. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Saturday,
February 14

10:30 a.m.

Jewish Renewal Service

Join us for an innovative and inspiring Jewish Renewal Service—embracing a mixture of heartfelt prayers, chants, meditation, music, movement, D’var Torah and meaningful discussion. Musical instruments are encouraged.

Friday,
February 20

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Nefesh Service with Complimentary Childcare

Nefesh Shabbat, meaning “Soul of Shabbat,” is a musical service held the third Friday of each month. It is loved by adults and children alike. It is the perfect service for music lovers of all ages and for families whose children have grown out of Tot Shabbat.

Complimentary childcare available for children ages 2-7 is made possible by the Temple Israel Kellar Kennen Childcare Fund. To reserve a space, contact Amy at 612-374-0324 or ExecutiveAssistant@TempleIsrael.com.

Saturday,
February 21

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: T'rumah, Exodus 25:1−27:19.

Saturday,
February 21

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History:
The Women of Ashkenaz: Love, Labor, and Life in the Middle Ages (1095-1348) in German-Speaking Lands

Join us for lively discussions of some of the most important events in Jewish history with Dr. Joseph Goldman, a noted historian and regular lecturer at Temple Israel. Free and open to all.
>> Click here for the Highlights calendar and topics.

Saturday,
February 21

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Sundays,
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Starting
February 22,
culminating in a group ceremony on
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Anshei Mitzvah: The Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class
Register Now!

Instructors: Rabbi Glaser, Cantor Abelson & Barbara Glaser
Fee: $540 (includes books and materials)
Offered to our Temple Israel members every few years, the Anshei Mitzvah class provides adult Jewish learners, not yet a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the opportunity to learn the skills and experience the mitzvah of leading worship and reading Torah. The Anshei Mitzvah class culminates in a group celebration during Shabbat morning services on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Pre-requisite: Hebrew II or equivalent. Contact Wendy at 612-374-0344 or wendy@templeisrael.com for more details and to register. >> Click here for registration flyer.

Monday,
February 23

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Kabbalah Sparks

Join Rabbi Sim Glaser for study and meditation on Kabbalistic themes. Some familiarity with the basics of Jewish mysticism is encouraged, but all inquisitive seekers are welcome. Free and open to all.
>> Click here for the Kabbalah Sparks calendar.

Monday,
February 23

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

At Temple Israel

Sisterhood Networking Event

Enjoy an evening with the sisterhoods of Temple Israel, Mount Zion and Bet Shalom as we network with one another and hear a speaker to help us enhance our businesses.

Tuesday,
February 24

6:00 p.m.

Jeremiah Program,
1510 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis

Help with the Mitzvah of Serving Dinner to Moms and Kids at Jeremiah Program

Prepare and/or serve dinners for low income mothers and their children. If you are unable to stay and serve, you may prepare and drop of food in advance. For questions, please contact Donna Fredkove at 612-385-9170 or dbe163@aol.com. Hold the dates, Tuesdays, March 31 and April 21 for future opportunities to serve dinner at Jeremiah Program.

Friday,
February 27

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Saturday,
February 28

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Zimmerman in an instructive and spirited discussion of the week's Torah portion. Gain a better understanding of Torah and its relevance to contemporary life through study and dialogue.

This week's Torah portion: T'tzaveh, Exodus 27:20−30:10.

Saturday,
February 28

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Polk. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Sunday,
March 15

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids: Let’s Talk About Israel
With Rabbi Sim Glaser


All are welcome. Sisterhood will provide the coffee and snacks and the room will stay open for socializing until 11:30 a.m.

About the Series: You're raising Jewish kids - they have Jewish questions. Questions you're not sure YOU know the answers to. Join us for an hour of discussion, questions, and learning. A warm, welcoming environment with Temple Israel clergy will give you confidence, knowledge and answers to some of your kids' hardest questions.
Future topics:
April 26: Anti-Semitism- Rabbi Zimmerman

Tuesday,
March 31

6:00 p.m.

Jeremiah Program,
1510 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis

Help with the Mitzvah of Serving Dinner to Moms and Kids at Jeremiah Program

Prepare and/or serve dinners for low income mothers and their children. If you are unable to stay and serve, you may prepare and drop of food in advance. For questions, please contact Donna Fredkove at 612-385-9170 or dbe163@aol.com. Hold the date, Tuesday, April 21 for the next opportunity to serve dinner at Jeremiah Program.

Tuesday,
April 21

6:00 p.m.

Jeremiah Program,
1510 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis

Help with the Mitzvah of Serving Dinner to Moms and Kids at Jeremiah Program

Prepare and/or serve dinners for low income mothers and their children. If you are unable to stay and serve, you may prepare and drop of food in advance. For questions, please contact Donna Fredkove at 612-385-9170 or dbe163@aol.com.

Sunday,
April 26

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids: Let’s Talk About Anti-Semitism
With Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman


All are welcome. Sisterhood will provide the coffee and snacks and the room will stay open for socializing until 11:30 a.m.

About the Series: You're raising Jewish kids - they have Jewish questions. Questions you're not sure YOU know the answers to. Join us for an hour of discussion, questions, and learning. A warm, welcoming environment with Temple Israel clergy will give you confidence, knowledge and answers to some of your kids' hardest questions.

Mondays,
April 27,
May 4 & 11

JL@TI Classes Move to the Spring

Our next series of JL@TI classes will take place in the spring! Hold the dates Mondays, April 27, May 4 & 11 for a great line-up of teachers and classes.

 

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