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Hamantaschen “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.

Sundays, March 1 & 8: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, March 2: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4: 3:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6: 4:00 - 5:45 p.m.

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.

Saturday,
February 28

7:30 p.m.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Walker Art Center  Presents
Timbuktu: 2015 Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominee
Exclusive run at the Walker Cinema

African Heritage/Faith Community Night
Immediately following the February 28 screening, join us for a panel discussion featuring prominent local clergy and leaders from the Twin Cities’ African community. Panelists include:

  • Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel

  • Imam Mohammed Dukuly, Masjid Al Ansar

  • Dr. Avelino Mills-Novoa, Interim President, Minneapolis Community & Technical College

  • Moussa Diawara, President, Malian Association of Minnesota

  • Darryl Streeter, Co-Executive Producer, African Heritage/Faith Community Night

>> Click here for more information.
This presentation is endorsed by the Malian Association of Minnesota, West African Collaborative, and Darryl Streeter, Community Cultural Critic.

Sunday,
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.

Sunday,
March 1

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Temple Israel

Liebenberg/Knelman Interfaith Seder

On Sunday, March 1, neighbors and friends from area churches, mosques, and other worship communities will gather at Temple Israel as we host our 33rd Annual Interfaith Seder. We hope you will consider hosting a table of guests as we share the rituals of Passover and sample some traditional Passover foods. Since 1981, Temple Israel has invited area houses of worship to be our guests at the Interfaith Seder, free of charge.

If you, your spouse and/or teenage family members would like to help host our guests at this cherished event, please contact the Temple Israel Interfaith Seder Chair Len Kennen at 952-475-4030 or at interfaithseder@templeisrael.com.
For more information please contact Caren at 612-374-0323 or cpage@templeisrael.com.

The Interfaith Seder is underwritten by the Knelman Family Fund for Interfaith Relations of the Temple Israel Foundation. This fund is dedicated to building interfaith understanding through dialogue and sharing.

Monday,
March 2

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Temple Israel

Temple Israel and Jewish Community Action Presents:
Shmita and Economic Justice:
Jewish Values, Shmita, and the Problem of Homelessness


5775 is a Shmita year. According to the Torah, Shmita is a time of sabbatical—a year when land must be left to lie fallow, debts be forgiven, and slaves be released. Today, we see our society struggling with economic and systemic issues that result in homelessness. What lessons about homelessness can we learn and apply from the tradition of Shmita and other Jewish values?

Please join us for an inspiring opportunity to learn about who are the homeless, how they became homeless, and what we as a Jewish community can do to address the problem of homelessness. We will consider what texts on the Shmita and Jewish values can teach us about this issue. We will then explore our reactions to these texts and what responsibilities we have for the homeless. And finally, we will provide you with specific actions you can take, if you are so moved, to help rectify the injustice of homelessness.

For more information contact Rachel English at rachel@jewishcommunityaction.org or 651-632-2184.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Community Action and the Temple Israel Committee to End Homelessness.

Friday,
March 6

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

•Tot Shabbat PURIM Service followed by a family-friendly dinner.
Come in costume and celebrate the jolly holiday of Purim! Plenty of Hamantaschen for one and all!

Saturday,
March 7

9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Join guest teacher Shana Sippy 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: Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11−34:35.

Saturday,
March 7

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sunday,
March 8

Celebrate PURIM at Temple Israel!

Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading
Sunday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.
Join your friends and our Temple clergy for the annual Purim Shpiel and Megillah reading. Grab the entire family and throw on your costumes for a fun-filled Purim service and Megillah reading in the Temple sanctuary.

Family Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate at the TIPTY Purim Carnival with food, games and prizes. It’s fun for the whole family! Tickets for games, lunch food, Hamantaschen and sweet treats can be purchased the day of the carnival.

Monday,
March 9

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Congregational Forum
Experience our Future Today!

We are thrilled to share Temple's plans for the future. Significant changes are coming that will foster growth, learning and connection for all congregants. Please join us to learn more. RSVP to Amy Griffiths at agriffiths@templeisrael.com or 612-374-0324 or just come and join us.

Wednesday,
March 11

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Temple Israel

Sisterhood Book Club
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. Contact: Judy Chucker at 952-546-4429 or jchucker1@comcast.net.

Friday,
March 13

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service

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,
March 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: Vayak'heil/P'kudei, Exodus 35:1–40:38.

Saturday,
March 14

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
March 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,
March 15

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids: Understanding 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.

Our hearts and minds are always with Israel, but the Middle East can be difficult to understand. How do we explain Israel’s importance to our children? How can we be comfortable traveling there when what we read and see on the news is so troubling? How different is life there than what we see portrayed? 

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

Monday,
March 16

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

‘A Taste of Passover’ Workshop

This interactive workshop for adults will explore the customs, traditions and origins of Passover. We will experience the order of the Passover Seder and taste its unique and symbolic foods while telling the story of the exodus from Egypt.

This event is free and open to all. Reservations are requested. Please contact Wendy Schwartz for more information at wendy@templeisrael.com or 612-374-0344.

Friday,
March 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,
March 21

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: Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1−5:26.

Saturday,
March 21

10:30 a.m.

Highlights in Jewish History:
Two Jewish Statesmen for Different American Governments: Judah P. Benjamin and Henry A. Kissinger

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,
March 21

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sunday,
March 22

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Congregational Forum
Experience our Future Today!

We are thrilled to share Temple's plans for the future. Significant changes are coming that will foster growth, learning and connection for all congregants. Please join us to learn more. RSVP to Amy Griffiths at agriffiths@templeisrael.com or 612-374-0324 or just come and join us.

Sunday,
March 22

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

At the home of Beth Birke

Sisterhood Presents
Grandma Ruth Matzo Ball Soup Class

Enjoy a morning of cooking with Temple Israel's treasured 'Grandma' Ruth Knelman. She will be teaching us how to make Matzo Ball Soup. Light Breakfast will be served. Please note space is limited. RSVP to Leslie Held at 952.920.5376 or lheld18@comcast.net with any questions. Final event details sent once reservation is confirmed.

Monday,
March 23,

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Kabbalah Sparks

Rabbi Glaser will lead us in 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,
March 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,
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 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.

Saturday,
April 4

9:00 a.m.

Passover at Temple Israel

Torah Study on Passover

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: 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.

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 including the Bat Mitzvah of Ellie Rubinger. 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.

Friday,
April 17

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,
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.


 

 

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