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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.

Friday,
August 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,
August 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: Shof'tim, Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9.

Saturday,
August 30

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Friday,
September 5

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

6:00 p.m.
**Tot Shabbat Service followed by a family-friendly dinner

Saturday,
September 6

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: Ki Teitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19.

Saturday,
September 6

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sunday,
September 7

6:00 p.m.

NH
New Horizons Dinner and Entertainment

Arne Fogel Presents
Eddie Cantor: 20th Century Minstrel

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

>> Click here for more information.

Monday,
September 8 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

at 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 caregiving, 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. For complete details click here. Temple Israel is co-sponsoring the support group, which is open to the community.

Wednesday,
September 10

7:00 p.m.

Sisterhood Book Club

Sisterhood is pleased to announce the beginning of the new Book Club season. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion. Contact Judy Chucker at jchucker1@comcast.net for the name of the book and to RSVP. And we always give a hale and hearty welcome to anyone who volunteers to bring a treat!

September 11, 15, 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.

Friday,
September 12

 

The Holocaust Remembrance Program Presents

The Monuments Men:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

With author Robert Edsel

>> Click here for more information.

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service
Robert Edsel will speak from the bimah

7:15 p.m. Dinner
Reservations required for $30 chicken, fish or vegetarian buffet dinner

8:00 p.m. Program
Free and open to all

9:00 p.m. Book Sales and Signing

Saturday,
September 13

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: Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8.

Saturday,
September 13

10:30 a.m.

Congregational Shabbat Morning Service

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

Saturday,
September 13

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,
September 14

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Raising Jewish Kids
A Program With Rabbi Jennifer Gertman

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.

September 14: The Holiness of Time
What is Shabbat? What do the mitzvot of candles, challah, wine, and rest really mean and what value can they bring to our lives? Is the National Day of Unplugging a Jewish holiday?

Future Programs:
November 16: The Creation Story
December 7: Jewish Death and Mourning
February 1: God
March 15: Israel
April 26: Anti-Semitism

Sunday Mornings
September 14, 2014 - 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.

Monday,
September 15

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Preparing for the Tishrei Holidays:
Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah

Our fall holidays are filled with celebration and joy and are a time for introspection and t’shuvah (repentance or forgiveness). Come learn about their historical and religious significance, and the observances, customs and traditions associated with Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

This class is free and open to all, and will be led by Rabbi Zimmerman. For more information or to register, contact Adult Learning Coordinator Wendy Schwartz at 612-374-0344 or wendy@templeisrael.com.

Tuesday,
September 16

7:00-9:00 p.m.

At the home of Deb Bomberg
10215 28th Avenue North, Plymouth

Learn How to Make Challah!

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 with all attendees.

Limited to 20 people. RSVP by Friday, September 12 to Deb Bomberg at 763-545-3480.

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 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: 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
.
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 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: 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.

Friday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4

Yom Kippur Worship Services

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

   

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.

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.

   

 

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