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CALENDAR of EVENTS

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Wednesday,
October 22

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

A Life Well-Lived: Temple Israel Sisterhood Fall Event

Guest speaker Robyn Waters, Target’s former Vice President of Trend, Design, and Product development, will share her thought-provoking perspective on "a life well-lived." Robyn will explore how a subtle shift in your perspective can have a major impact on your enjoyment quotient.  She will share ways we can embrace change and be open to seeing things different.  Dinner at 6:00 p.m. (catered by Kafe 421) and program at 7:00 p.m.  RSVP today to Jenni Friedman at 763-458-4810 or jennilfriedman@gmail.com.

October 23-26

Hilton Hotel, Bloomington, MN

Midwest Regional WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism) Convention
Building Your Ark, Navigating Your Future


The WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism) Midwest District Convention will be held October 23-26, 2014, in Bloomington, Minnesota. Registration for this event, "Building Your Ark, Navigating Your Future," is now open. Please contact Beth Birke, Temple Israel Sisterhood President, for possible Sisterhood funding or scholarship money, and contact Marcy Frost at mfrost@marcyfrostlaw.com for district scholarship assistance. For more information, contact Marcia Koester at mjkoester@comcast.net or Sheri Frisque at sherifrisque@yahoo.com. We hope to see you all in October.

Friday,
October 24

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Shabbat Service including Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

WRJ Executive Director Rabbi Marla J. Feldman will speak at the service.

Saturday,
October 25

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Glaser 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: Noach, Genesis 6:9−11:32.

Saturday,
October 25

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the B’nai Mitzvah of Abe Burton and Lindsay Shermeta. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Saturday,
October 25

7:30 p.m.

 

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Temple Israel is proud to present
Bill Pohlad as a Voice of Inspiration for our community.

An Academy Award-nominated producer, Bill Pohlad is the founder and CEO of River Road Entertainment and has been producing quality films for more than twenty years. His ability to seek out compelling material and bring it to light has established his reputation as a producer unafraid to take creative risks and tackle challenging social issues.

Pohlad and River Road most recently produced and financed the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years a Slave. Pohlad’s past films include the Academy Award-nominated The Tree of LifeInto the Wild, and Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain. Pohlad and River Road have also executive produced numerous feature documentaries including Robert Kenner’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food, Inc.

The veteran producer will make his return to directing with the upcoming film Love & Mercy, which centers on Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys, and stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

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Monday,
October 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Kabbalah Sparks
The Spirituality of Imperfection

Instructor: Rabbi Sim Glaser. Join us 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.

Friday,
October 31

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,
November 1

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: Lech L'cha, Genesis 12:1−17:27.

Saturday,
November 1

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the B'not Mitzvah of Emma Shapiro and Abigail Peterson. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Sundays, November 2- January 18
(10 Lessons)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Ave, Saint Paul

Tuition is $250

Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Shemot I: From Slavery To Sinai

This course brings us the Egyptian narrative of our people from “Pharaoh’s Paranoia” and “Moshe’s CV” to the dramatic story of our rescue, and survival in the wilderness during “Into the Sea” and “Manna from Heaven.” Leadership, bravery, faith, and doubt define some of the critical moments in these texts and offer us a rich backdrop for challenging our own assumptions.

For more information, contact Sara Lynn Newberger at sara.lynn@ttsp.org or call 651-698-8807.
Temple Israel is a co-sponsor of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

Monday,
November 3

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The home of Jennie Teichman
14504 63rd Place N.
Maple Grove

Challah Baking Demonstration

If you have never made challah and want to learn how, this is the event you should not miss! Contact Jennie Teichman at jennieteichman@gmail.com.

Friday,
November 7

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

“First Friday” Shabbat
On the first Friday of each month we offer Shabbat experiences for all ages.

5:15 p.m.
Shabbat Oneg Reception

6:00 p.m.
**Erev Shabbat Service

6:00 p.m.
**Tot Shabbat Service followed by a family-friendly dinner

Saturday,
November 8

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: Vayeira, Genesis 18:1–22:24.

Saturday,
November 8

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the B'not Mitzvah of Eve Javinsky and Julia Javinsky. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Kiddush luncheon immediately following the service.

Saturday,
November 8

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.

Sunday,
November 9

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids:
The Creation Story
With Rabbi Sim Glaser

Rabbi Glaser will tackle one of the most difficult Kindergarten questions – The Creation Story. How do we, as 21st century Jewish parents, well-versed in science and evolution, understand the six days of creation? Join us for an hour of Torah, Kabbalah, and Quantum Physics.

All are welcome - Sisterhood will provide the coffee and snacks. The room will stay open for socializing until 11:30am pickup.

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. All are welcome. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Join us for one or all of the classes.
Future topics:
December 7: Jewish Death and Mourning
February 1: God
March 15: Israel
April 26: Anti-Semitism

Thursday, November 13

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Temple Israel Committee to End Homelessness (TICEH):
Come and Commit Dinner with Rabbi Glaser

All members of the TICEH and any congregants who want to learn what Temple Israel is doing to end homelessness are invited to a dinner with Rabbi Glaser on Thursday, November 13. There will be no cost to you to attend, just a request to schmooze, listen to some concrete proposals for action, and consider committing to help. RSVP to Mary Gail at mghadley@templeisrael.com.   If you cannot make the dinner but are interested in helping, please let us know.

Friday,
November 14

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,
November 15

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Glaser 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: Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1−25:18.

Saturday,
November 15

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
November 15

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History:
Why the Germans, Why the Jews? Understanding the Role of the Middle Class in Social and Cultural Proto-Nazism

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.

Friday,
November 21

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Nefesh Shabbat 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,
November 22

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: Tol'dot, Genesis 25:19−28:9.

Saturday,
November 22

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Friday,
November 28

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,
November 29

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: Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:10−32:3.

Saturday,
November 29

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.

   

 

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