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CALENDAR of EVENTS

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Daily through September 24

Elul Reflections E-List

Receive a brief daily e-mail reflection from Jewish sources for each day of the month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh HaShanah. Elul is traditionally a time of repentance and self-examination. E-mail: e-learning@templeisrael.com to subscribe. If you have subscribed to e-learning in the past you will continue to receive Elul and Omer daily reflections.

September 18, 22 & 30

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

September 28,

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

TIPTY Creative Service Rehearsals for the High Holy Days

Be a part of the TIPTY choir (9th-12th graders) that sings and leads worship on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. There is nothing quite like participating in some of the most exciting worship experiences at the holiest time of our year. Bring your voices, your spirit and your instruments. Plentiful snacks will be provided at each rehearsal.

RSVP for the rehearsals to Mary Gail at 612-374-0315 or MGHadley@templeisrael.com.

Sunday Mornings
Now - May 17, 2015

Learn Hebrew at Temple Israel
Instructor: Fran Rosen
Fee: $300 (includes books and materials)
>> Click here for registration flyer.

Hebrew I (Beginners) 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to study Hebrew before or need a refresher, this class covers the basics of Hebrew letter recognition and reading.

Hebrew II (Intermediate) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hebrew II includes the study of Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, reading and prayers. The second half of this course will be devoted to “siddur study,” with an emphasis on reading prayers and understanding their meaning and place in the service.

Anshei Mitzvah: The Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class (Class day and time TBD)
This class and life cycle ceremony is 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 next class will start in late 2014 with the ceremony taking place on the Saturday of Thanksgiving, November 28, 2015.

For more information or to register, contact Adult Learning Coordinator Wendy Schwartz at 612-374-0344 or wendy@templeisrael.com.

Friday,
September 19

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. For reservations, contact Amy at 612-374-0324 or ExecutiveAssistant@TempleIsrael.com.

Saturday,
September 20

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Debra Rappaport 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: Nitzavim-Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30.

Saturday,
September 20

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History
Levi and the Blues: A Tour of the World of Blue Jeans and Levi Strauss

Join us for lively discussions of some of the most important events in Jewish history. Dr. Joseph Goldman is a noted historian and regular lecturer at Temple Israel. Free and open to all.

Saturday,
September 20

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
September 20

9:30 p.m.

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park

Community-Wide S’lichot Service and Program

As the month of Elul draws to a close, repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness called S’lichot are recited during this community-wide service.

The evening includes a learning session with Rabbi Amy Eilberg on “From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom for Navigating our Difficult Relationships” followed by a reception and services.

Monday,
September 22

7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Breck School
123 Ottawa Avenue North, Golden Valley

Voices of Faith
Will Scientific Knowledge Completely Replace
Religious Faith Within 100 Years?

Sponsored by the Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network
with Rabbi Zimmerman and the senior clergy of other downtown congregations
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VOF

Throughout history, science and faith have always been “next door,” but not always friendly, neighbors because of competing authoritative claims to meaning and the human experience. The current Information Age enhances the tensions because more data is being assembled every few days than in all of history. As science and faith battle, will the Information Age give science the upper hand and make religious faith irrelevant? Will the faith-based pursuit of meaning, origin, and connection somehow always transcend scientific discovery? This “Voices of Faith” presentation will reflect on the wisdom of both scientific discovery, and the traditions of several religions, as well as the dialectic of how these two “near neighbors” inform the human experience.

Wednesday, September 24 - Thursday, September 25

Rosh HaShanah Worship Services

>> Click here to view the service schedule for all High Holy Days Services.

Friday,
September 26

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Shabbat Service

Usher in Shabbat through prayer and community.

Saturday,
September 27

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join Rabbi Debra Rappaport 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: Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1–52.

Saturday,
September 27

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sunday, September 28

11:30 a.m.

Temple Israel Memorial Park
(42nd St & 3rd Ave S.)

High Holy Day Season Memorial Service at Temple Israel Memorial Park

Join our clergy for our Memorial Service held at our peaceful and historic Temple Israel Memorial Park.

Sunday - Monday
September 28 - 29

YouthLink‘s Night of Hope Executive Sleep Out With Rabbi Glaser

Join Rabbi Glaser and top corporate executives, business leaders and clergy at YouthLink to sleep out for homeless youth. Together, we can raise awareness and funds to move young people from homeless to hopeful.

On any given night, homeless youth could fill over half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis. To help change that, we’re hosting our first ever Executive Sleep Out. For more information visit http://www.youthlinkmn.org/executive-sleep-out/.

Sunday, September 28,2014

  • 5:00 p.m.: Sleep Out registration and networking social hour

  • 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.: Programming including bus tour, dinner, special speakers, volunteer opportunity, focus groups and discussion with YouthLink staff and clients

  • 11:00 p.m.: Sleep Out begins*

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • 6am: Sleep Out ends with light breakfast provided at YouthLink

Friday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4

Yom Kippur Worship Services

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Tuesday,
October 7

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sukkah Decorating

Bring your family and join Sisterhood and Men’s Club in decorating our indoor and outdoor sukkahs at Temple Israel. For more information, please contact Kim Wolson at kimwolson@gmail.com or 612-270-1391, or Mark Ratner at mratner@hotmail.com or 612-272-7060.

Wednesday,
October 8

6:00 p.m.

Erev Sukkot Chapel Service

Thursday,
October 9

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Sukkot Morning Service

A light Kiddush will immediately follow the service.

Friday,
October 10

 

Sukkot Family Shabbat Service

5:15 p.m. Child/Family-Friendly Oneg Shabbat

6:00 p.m.
Sukkot Family Shabbat Service

6:45 p.m. BBQ Dinner, Sukkah Decorating and Family Friendly Activities

Bring your family and friends. You won’t want to miss this special Sukkot Shabbat Family Service and celebration. Stay for Sukkah decorating with our clergy and a light family-friendly BBQ dinner sponsored by Men’s Club. Free of charge. No reservation required.

Saturday,
October 11

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Study the Torah portion for the holiday of Sukkot with Rabbi Zimmerman: Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot, Exodus 33:12–34:26.

Saturday,
October 11

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
October 11

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,
October 12

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis

Unite to End Homelessness
The annual event to build a Minneapolis where all people have a place to call home.

Listen to inspirational stories of homelessness. Learn how you can get involved in the work to create affordable housing. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public.

Participants Include:
Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis
Dan Kitzberger, MN Coalition for the Homeless
Mikkel Beckman, Heading Home Hennepin
Ben Kyle, Singer, songwriter and musician

UTEH

For more information, contact Dean Goldberg at dgoldberg620@gmail.com.

Sunday,
October 12

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Big Stone Mini Golf & Sculpture Garden
7110 County Road 110
Minnetrista

Sisterhood: You Have a Friend in Cheeses

"You have a Friend in Cheeses!" Please join us for an amazing afternoon experience at Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden. Spend time and taste incredible edibles with cheese monger Kris Renner from France 44 wine and cheese, meet and greet with Bruce Stillman and Heidi Hoy. To register or for more information, contact Sharon Salz at spsalz24@gmail.com or (763) 416-8799.

 

Monday,
October 13

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Temple Israel

Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children

Are you caring for ill or aging parents and need some support? JFCS offers a caregiver support group to help with the challenges of loss, grief, and transition. This monthly group is facilitated by Barbara Rudnick, who has more than 30 years experience as a group facilitator, focusing on issues such as the challenge of care giving, loss, grief, and transition. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Temple Israel. The group is free, but you must pre-register by contacting Barbara at 952-542-4825 or brudnick@jfcsmpls.org. Temple Israel is co-sponsoring the support group, which is open to the community.

Wednesday,
October 15

6:00 p.m.

Simchat Torah Family Service

Join us for an exciting and fun-filled Simchat Torah celebration led by our clergy and 5th grade students.

Thursday,
October 16

10:30 a.m.

Simchat Torah Morning Service including Healing and Yizkor Services

Please join us for a Simchat Torah morning service which will include Healing and Yizkor Memorial Services. A light Kiddush will follow the service.

Friday,
October 17

6:00 p.m.

Nefesh Shabbat Service including the presentation of the Rabbi Max A. Shapiro Tzadik Award to Congressman Jim Ramstad

Temple Israel will present the fifth annual Rabbi Max A. Shapiro Tzadik Award to Congressman Jim Ramstad. The award honors individuals whose contributions to our community pay tribute to the memory of Rabbi Shapiro. Rabbi Max A. Shapiro z”l served the congregation of Temple Israel and the greater metropolitan community for over 40 years. He was a visionary with a passion for learning and a quest for social justice, and had an undying faith in humankind.

Complimentary childcare available made possible by the Temple Israel Kellar Kennen Childcare Fund. For reservations contact Amy at 612-374-0324 or ExecutiveAssistant@TempleIsrael.com.

Saturday,
October 18

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: B'reishit, Genesis 1:1−6:8.

Saturday,
October 18

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
October 18

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History:
The Violin and Jewish Virtuosos: Isaac Stern, Yasha Heifitz, Itzhak Perlman, and Joshua Bell

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.

Sunday,
October 19

10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Temple Israel

The 14th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Community
Conference on Mental Health

Creating Harmony in our Lives: Featuring Me2/Orchestra Creators

The 14th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health will feature keynote speakers Ronald Braunstein and Caroline Whiddon, founders of the Me2/Orchestra. The conference will offer 19 topics to choose from, covering mental health issues affecting youth to people in the later stages of life. Free and open to all. To register online, go to www.jfcsmpls.org. To register by mail, call JFS at 651-698-0767 to request a conference brochure and registration form.

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." Please join us for what promises to be one our best events of the year. For more information, contact Jenni Friedman @ 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. We hope to see you all in October. For more information, contact Marcia Koester at mjkoester@comcast.net or Sheri Frisque at sherifrisque@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

 

Benefit banner

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.

>> Click here for more information.

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.

Sunday,
November 16

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids
A Program With Rabbi Jennifer Gertman
The Creation Story

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 to 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 Programs:
December 7: Jewish Death and Mourning
February 1: God
March 15: Israel
April 26: Anti-Semitism

   

 

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