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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.

Be Mitzvah Shabbat Shalom

Be Mitzvah Families will gather for blessings, torah teachings from the students and special shabbat foods (made in their respective homes - there are rumors of kugels) . If you are not in the Be Mitzvah family group, but wish to join, please email Rabbi Andrea.

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.

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) 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.

UnOrthodox Discussion Group

If you are on Netflix - Try to see UnOrthodox, a 4 part drama about a young woman leaving a Hassidic community. There is a 20 minute "making of" following the 4 episodes. Worth watching.

Join for a dissection and discussion of the series this coming Sunday at 10. EMail to rabbi -at- to be invited via Zoom.


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