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Shavuot Service with Yizkor

Shavuot, when the people received (and receive) the Torah is observed as a yontiff on this Shabbat. The service includes the memorial prayers. In this time when we cannot gather, our rituals of mourning and comforting have been altered. We'll try to draw together to hold each other in ths time of so much unresolved grief during this year's observance of Shavuot.
Please join if you can so mourners can recite kaddish.

Family Shabbat Blessing Circle

Welcoming all TI families, especially those with little ones, to a Shabbat Blessing Circle, 5:30-6:00. These sweet gatherings will include simple shabbat songs, a word of Torah or a story, a time to exchange blesisngs and appreciations and all the basic shabbat table blessings, co-led by Rabbi Andrea and the families!

People are also welcome to show off their home made challah, beautiful kiddush cups, decorative place settings or any other shabbat delights you want to share.

Oy! Rehearsal

Preparations are under way for our Teen Theater production of Rich Orloff's play Oy!. Each playlette introduces one Yiddish word by embedding it in an amusing and thought provoking narrative.
Adult rehearsal begins at 4; teens join at 5 for their scenes.
Our talented teens and adults have taken on 7 of the skits and are preparing for a June live-on-Zoom production.
We hope to keep this play in circulation and even add additional plays and readings. Please contact Rabbi Andrea if you (teens or adults) would like to receive future announcements of casting calls

Tikkun Layl Shavuot - Extreme Torah

It is traditional to study Torah all night on Shavuot. Please join us for a wide variety of text study and discussion beginning at 8PM and ending - for those who are able - at around midnight! We'll have small group study, song, text classes (Book of Ruth, midrash), a discussion on the gifts of embracing mortality, a class called Hebrew is Magic an art project, and so much more. Order now and you'll receive free wisdom at no extra cost.

Oy! On line Play Rehearsal

Production is underway for Oy!, a play by Rich Orloff. Adult participants are invited for a read-thru at 4:00pm Sunday and teens will be invited in at 5:00pm for the teen and intergenerational scenes. If you would like to participate, this will be the last chance to join for this production. Please let Rabbi Andrea know ASAP. rabbi (at) templeisraelgreenfield (dot) org.

The Torah of Tarot for Self-Exploration with Myk Freedman

Temple Israel has a tradition of studying esoteric topics when there is a 5th Saturday in a month and May is one of those months! We welcome special guest Myk Freedman to teach us about the symbolism and use of the Tarot deck. Tarot shares some roots with the Jewish tradition which Myk will also address.

Pre-registration is required at rabbi (at) templeisraelgreenfield.org to receive the Zoom invitation:

Rosh Hodesh Renewed

A Rosh Hodesh (New Moon) Celebration will be held April 23rd, 6:30 pm by Zoom for Temple Israel women. Rhonda Wainshilbaum will host the meeting. Be sure you RSVP if you want to attend so that you are on the invitation list.

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