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CALENDAR of EVENTS

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Friday,
March 27

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Shabbat to End Homelessness Erev Shabbat Service

Join Rabbi Glaser and the Temple Israel Committee to End Homelessness for a Shabbat to End Homelessness. Information will be available and committee members will answer your questions during the Oneg reception.  Come enjoy a service that includes the Gospel Quartet Joyful Noize . Hear the inspiring story of Sonya Isom, who stayed at Temple Israel in the Families Moving Forward program while she was homeless.  Learn what Temple Israel is doing to address the social injustice of homelessness.

Saturday,
March 28

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: Tzav, Leviticus 6:1−8:36.

Saturday,
March 28

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.

Tuesday,
March 31

5:00 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 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 date of Tuesday, April 21 for the next opportunity to serve dinner at Jeremiah Program.

Friday,
April 3

Passover starts at sundown.

Passover

Passover starts at sundown on April 3 and continues through April 10.
>> Click here for more information about Passover.

Friday,
April 3

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Passover at Temple Israel

Erev Passover Shabbat Chapel Service

We will have an intimate Chapel service marking the start of Shabbat and Passover. The full Kaddish list will be read during the service for those observing the yahrzeit of a loved one.

Saturday,
April 4

9:00 a.m.

Passover at Temple Israel

Torah Study on Passover

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: Yom Rishon shel Pesach, Exodus 12:37-42, 13:3-10.

Saturday,
April 4

10:30 a.m.

Passover at Temple Israel

Congregational Passover Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
April 4

6:00 p.m.

$35 for adults
$20 for children 3-12
Free for children 2 and under

Passover at Temple Israel

Congregational Passover Seder

Join our clergy for a second night Seder. This time of year brings us special meaning as we come together with our families and as a community. RSVP by Monday, March 27 to Caren Page at 612-374-0323 or cpage@templeisrael.com. If you would like to attend the Seder but are unable for financial reasons, please contact Caren.

April 4 - May 23

 

Passover at Temple Israel

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,
April 10

10:30 a.m. 

Passover ends at sundown.

Passover at Temple Israel

Congregational Passover Healing and Yizkor Services

Join our clergy for a congregational Passover morning service, which will include Healing and Yizkor Memorial services. We will come together to remember those whose memories we cherish, and a Healing Service will be included to bring comfort to those who are facing physical, emotional or spiritual challenges. A light Kiddush will follow this service.

Temple Israel Offices Closed.
If you have an emergency and need to reach a member of our clergy, please call our answering service at 952-988-5787.

Friday,
April 10

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,
April 11

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: Sh'mini I, Leviticus 11:1-23.

Saturday,
April 11

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.

Saturday,
April 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,
April 12

9:00 p.m.

Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis

Tickets $20
Box Office:
612-332-5299

Anat Cohen in Concert
Israeli Jazz Clarinet Enchantress

Come and join Rabbi Glaser and members of the Israel Committee to hear the talented Israeli jazz musician, Anat Cohen, at the Dakota. Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Anat has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reed Player of the Year. Call the Dakota now to reserve your tickets and stay for a special Temple Israel meet and greet with Anat after the show!

Wednesday evening,
April 15 -
Thursday, April 16

Yom HaShoah begins Wednesday at sundown.

Yom HaShoah

>> Click here for more information about Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoah.

Thursday,
April 16

7:00 p.m.

Temple Israel

Twin Cities Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day
Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Yiddish Then and Now: A Language of Life and Love
Speaker: Max Edwards, Harvard University Divinity Student


The Yom HaShoah Commemoration is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact Susie Greenberg at Susie@MinnDakJCRC.org.

>> Click here for more information.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408372246139263/

Friday,
April 17

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Nefesh Shabbat Service with Special Musical Guests

David Krakauer, Klezmer Artist Extraordinaire, joins our own Nefesh band fiddler Ken Freed along with a group from the Mankato Symphony where Krakauer is performing. Krakauer has been praised for his astounding ability to play a myriad of musical genres with "prodigious chops" (The New Yorker) and a "soulfulness and electrifying showiness" (The New York Times).  Works will include Robert Starer's Rikudim and Wedding Dance, Der Gasn Nign, Synagogue Wail, Der Heyser Bulger, and traditional Klezmer tunes as well as selections from Golijov's "Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind" which received a Grammy nomination this year.

Saturday,
April 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: Sh'mini II, Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47.

Saturday,
April 18

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History:
Hitler and the Culture of Celebrity: Triumph of the Will Reprise

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,
April 18

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sunday,
April 19

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location provided upon RSVP

Sisterhood Challah Baking

Learn how to personalize your Shabbat meal with homemade challah.  Marilyn Lipschultz will demonstrate her techniques using organic ingredients and share her recipe and freshly baked challah At the Home of Renee Lambert. (Plymouth address provided upon RSVP.) Space is limited to the first 15 people. Visit the Sisterhood webpage to register: www.templeisraelsisterhood.com.

Tuesday,
April 21

5:00 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 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.

April 22-23

Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut
Israeli Memorial Day & Independence Day

April 22, 2015
Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, the national day of public mourning, memorializes those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel.

April 23, 2015
Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.

>> Click here for more information.

Thursday,
April 23

6:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Country Club

$25/person

Sisterhood Spring Event
Intuition....the Gift of Being a Jewish Woman
Everyone Can Use a Little Divine Guidance


Please join us for an evening that will be both entertaining and thought provoking as our guest speakers Rabbi Sim Glaser and Kayla Michaele tackle the differences between intuition vs. psychic and the Jewish mystical view of the supernatural. Rabbi Glaser will be there to guide us on the study and meditation of Kabbalistic themes and provide some basics of Jewish mysticism. Kayla Michaele is a talented Psychic, Medium, Teacher, and Speaker. Her direct and honest style allows clients to navigate through the "fluff" and get down to the core issues or questions. Kayla will also do some impromptu readings! Hors-d'oeuvres and dessert will be served. Cash bar available during the evening. RSVP via the new Sisterhood website www.templeisraelsisterhood.com. For more information contact Jenna Anderson at 612-836-8036 or jennamanderson@hotmail.com.

Friday,
April 24

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,
April 25

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: Tazria-M'tzora, Leviticus 12:1-15:33.

Saturday,
April 25

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

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.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise across the world and we cannot shelter our children from the news. Rabbi Zimmerman will help us learn how to talk about it with our children.

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.

Sunday,
April 26

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration
The Twin Cities Celebrates Israel at 67!

Mondays,
April 27,
May 4 & 11

6:45 - 9:15 p.m.

Jewish Learning @ Temple Israel (JL@TI)

Register Now!

Choose from an exciting list of mini-courses to inspire your soul and challenge your mind. Don't miss out on learning from our clergy and community scholars during our upcoming JL@TI session.

>> Click here for full details.

>> Registration is now open!

Friday,
May 1 -
Sunday,
May 3

OSRUI

WRJ Midwest District Spring Kallah at OSRUI:
The Art of Being Jewish

Together we will celebrate Shabbat and the Arts. Participate in AWESOME WORKSHOPS in Quilting, Music, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Scrapbooking, Knitting, Cross Stitch, Crochet, Needlepoint, Photography, Flower Arranging, Bead Stitching, Storytelling and More! Enjoy a performance and learn some new dances from the Yonim Children's Israeli Dance Troupe from Madison, WI.

Give yourself the gift of 24 hours away with your Midwest Sisters. BONUS! Stay Saturday night at no additional charge. Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast are included.  We will have an Art Auction to benefit the YES Fund, Movie, and of course Mah Jongg, Canasta, more treats and FUN FUN FUN!

NEW! Pre-Kallah Workshops at 3:00PM on Friday. Come early and enjoy DRAMA with Harriet Krasnoff (we will be rehearsing a STORAH TELLING skit for Saturday morning), Flower Arranging with Lynne Kleiman, or CHALLAH BRAIDING with Kathy Madura and Barbara Gordon. 

 

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