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CALENDAR of EVENTS

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Early-bird Discount until February 1

 

Hamentaschen “Pop Up Bake Shop” for Purim 2015
Order your Hamantaschen now!

Enjoy Sisterhood’s remarkable recipe and fresh home-baked taste. Poppy seed, mixed fruit, apricot or chocolate baked to perfection! Click here for the order form and bake shop hours. Or visit the Sisterhood website to order online.

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 mothers and their children. If you are unable to stay and serve, you may prepare and drop off 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 guest teacher Rabbi Joseph Edelheit 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 Zimmerman
April 26: Anti-Semitism- Rabbi Zimmerman

Sundays,
February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1

Menorah Plaza
4925 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park

Calling All Hamantaschen Bakers!

Have you ever wanted to learn how Hamantaschen are made? Do you enjoy bonding with women in our community? Bring a friend along, or meet a new one! Put on your apron, bring your rolling pin and come bake with us. To schedule a baking shift contact Leslie Held at 952-920-5376 or Lheld18@comcast.net or sign up online using The Volunteer Spot page: http://vols.pt/ncNXnq.

Tuesday,
February 3 at sundown -
Wednesday,
February 4

Tu BiSh'vat

Tu BiSh'vat or the "New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Sh'vat. Scholars believe that originally Tu BiSh'vat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu BiSh'vat that is similar to a Passover seder. Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu BiSh'vat seder each year. The holiday also has become a tree-planting festival in Israel, in which Israelis and Jews around the world plant trees in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends.
>> Click here for more information about Tu BiSh'vat and suggestions for home celebrations.

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 and 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 and 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.

Click here for the flyer and dinner registration form.

Saturday,
February 7

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join guest teacher Rabbi Joseph Edelheit 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.

Sunday,
February 15

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP for location

Volunteers Needed at Avenues for Homeless Youth 

Want to help Avenues for Homeless Youth (formerly the Oak Park Jewish Sheltering Home) scrub, scour and spiff up their house for their young guests?  Join the Temple Israel Committee to End Homelessness as we roll up our sleeves and don our favorite cleaning clothes!  Depending on the number of volunteers, we will either be helping to sort and organize storage space, do deep cleaning in targeted areas, or possibly even paint.  We are looking for up to 30 people to scrub, scour and spiff up the place.  You’ll be doing a wonderful mitzvah and maybe even make some new friends.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to Denise Fogel at dfogel@usiwireless.com.

Friday,
February 20

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Nefesh Shabbat Service

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.

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 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.
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.

 

Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (612) 377-8680