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CALENDAR of EVENTS

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Now - May 23

 

Counting of the Omer E-List

Count the forty-nine day period between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. Each daily e-mail includes a reflection from Jewish sources. The counting reminds us that the redemption from slavery was not complete until we received the Torah.

Subscribe to receive a brief daily e-mail reflection:
e-learning@templeisrael.com
. If you have subscribed to e-learning in the past you will continue to receive Elul and Omer daily reflections.

Friday,
May 22

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

7:15 p.m. Special Reception

Erev Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Following the service there will be a special Oneg Shabbat Cocktail Reception Honoring Ruth Knelman’s 105th Birthday.

Saturday,
May 23

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'midbar, Numbers 1:1−4:20.

Saturday,
May 23

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

We regret to report that the May/June issue of Hakol contained errors in the announcement of Alon Alkalai’s Bar Mitzvah. Alon is the son of Jackie & Harel Alkalai; the grandson of Levana & the late Naftali Alkalai and Roslyn & the late Harvey Nairn; and the brother of Andrea. We hope that you will join the Alkalai family in celebrating Alon’s Bar Mitzvah on May 23, 2015.

Saturday,
May 23

 

Celebrate Erev Shavuot at Temple Israel

Usher in the holiday marking the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai with an evening of prayer, food and study. The Erev Shavuot service will be followed by a reception including traditional dairy desserts and our late night study session. The entire evening is free and open to all.

8:00 p.m.

Erev Shavuot Service

8:30 p.m.

Cheesecake Dessert Reception

9:00 p.m.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Program

Struggling at Sinai Series presents:
Israel in the Eyes of the World - 5775

A philosophical and constructive integrated panel/audience discussion

Join Rabbi Sim Glaser and a panel of speakers including Bethel College Professor Andy Johnson, Naomi Hornstein - participant in Seeds of Peace, and Sami Rahamim - President of the U of M’s Students Supporting Israel chapter.

The relationship between the state of Israel and the rest of the world has been an intriguing one for the 67 years of her existence. These last 12 months have been no exception - from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress and his outreach to Parisian Jewry to reconsider where they call home, to the war with Hamas in Gaza; from the increasing polarities in the international and internal Jewish conversations about Israel, to the threat of a nuclear Iran and the Obama Administration’s ongoing negotiations to anti-Israel rhetoric on our college campuses.

This year at our Tikkun Leil Shavuot, our annual study session on Erev Shavuot, we will explore the drama, politics and import of the continuing evolution of Israel in the eyes of the world, in Israeli politics, and in American Jewish voices.

Sunday,
May 24

10:30 a.m.

Shavuot Morning Service including the Confirmation of our 10th Grade Students, Healing and Yizkor

We come together to celebrate Shavuot and the Confirmation of our 10th Grade students, to remember with Yizkor those whose memories we cherish, and to bring comfort to those who are facing physical, emotional or spiritual challenges with our prayers for healing. Yizkor will be recited during the service and a luncheon reception will follow. All are welcome.
Mazel Tov to our Confirmands and their families!

Monday,
May 25

11:30 a.m.

Temple Israel Memorial Park
4153 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis

Memorial Day Service

Memorial Day is traditionally the time we remember those individuals who died in service of our country. Throughout the years, our Memorial Day service has come to honor all who are buried at our cemetery. Please join our clergy as we gather to remember those who have gone before us.

Friday,
May 29

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,
May 30

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: Naso, Numbers 4:21−7:89.

Saturday,
May 30

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the Bar Mitzvah of Garrett Brower.

Sunday,
May 31

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(drop-off and pick-up at Temple Israel)

Valleyfair Trip for Temple Youth Groups

Attention all Temple Israel youth in grades 4-12! Please join us and other youth groups for a fun-filled day at Valleyfair. The cost of this event is $25, and includes transportation and entrance fees. Register at www.Tipty.Weebly.com by May 22nd. Please bring permission slip and payment to Temple Israel ahead of time or on the morning of Valleyfair (permission slips can be downloaded from website).

Sunday,
May 31,

6:00 p.m.

New Horizons Dinner and Entertainment
Chai-light Chorus Presents
The Glory of Gershwin: Featuring the Greatest Songs of George & Ira Gershwin


Temple members over 70, join us for an evening of good friends, good food and fun entertainment. Reservations required. Temple Israel members $15 per person, non-members $18 per person. Please contact Wendy Schwartz at wendy@templeisrael.com or 612-374-0344.

Friday,
June 5

5:00 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting and Board Installation

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

7:15 p.m. Special Oneg Shabbat Reception

 

Annual Meeting and Shabbat Service
Including the Presentation of the Louis Gainsley Distinguished Service Award

Please join us for our Annual Meeting and special Oneg Shabbat in honor of the newly installed Board of Directors, and the leadership of our Foundation Board, TIPTY, Sisterhood and Men’s Club Auxiliaries. Heavy appetizers will be served.

We will present Marilyn Weisberg with the Louis Gainsley Distinguished Service Award and express our appreciation for and recognition of the significant impact her many years of volunteerism have had on our Temple community.

Saturday,
June 6

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'haalot'cha, Numbers 8:1−12:16.

Saturday,
June 6

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

Please join us for a congregational Shabbat morning service including the B’not Mitzvah of Racquel Fhima and Rachel Sklar.

   

Wednesday, June 10

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Temple Israel

Jewish Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group
for Spouses and Life Partners

Co-sponsored by Temple Israel and JFCS

Are you caring for someone who is experiencing Alzheimer’s or another memory loss disorder? Support and information can be so helpful during this challenging and stressful time. If you are interested in this group please contact Barbara Rudnick at brudnick@jfcsmpls.org or 952-542-4825. Pre-registration is required. All calls are confidential. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

 

Sisterhood Garage Sale Announcement
After much consideration, we want to inform you that there will not be a Sisterhood garage sale this year at Temple. We will take the time during the year to discuss its future and other Sisterhood fundraising activities. We will inform all of our loyal customers who signed up with us at last year’s sale. For those of you who may have been so thoughtfully saving items for the sale, please know that there are many other places that will welcome your items. We sincerely thank all of you for your past volunteerism and donations.  We apologize for any disappointment caused by this difficult decision. --Marsha Seltz and Kayla Wright

 

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