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Shabbat Picnic & Search for Shretelech @ Green River Rec Area

Join us for a Shabbat Picnic and Search for Shretelech! Maggid David Arfa will lead us on a mini-expedition in search of the kindly Shretelech, the Yiddish word for elves. We'll explore the natural world through the eyes of children, hear stories of the magical Shretelech, and build shelters for them. Along the way, we'll explore the colors and textures of nature and introduce Jewish blessings for the natural world. After the hike, we'll gather for Shabbat Dinner on the grill.

For preschool and young elementary aged kids and their families. Free and open to all.

Page to Stage Free Puppet Show

Felicia Sloin & Kate Holdsworth present their puppet show PAGE TO STAGE - a free musical puppet show where books come to life! Join us in the Temple Israel Sanctuary for this Book & Puppet event for elementary and pre-school families.
This program is a gift to our community from the Lander Grinspoon Academy.
(Rescheduled due to snow!)

Shretelech Nature Hike with Maggid David @ Green River

Maggid David Arfa will lead us on a mini-expedition in search of the kindly Shretelech, the Yiddish word for elves. We'll explore the natural world through the eyes of children, hear stories of the magical Shretelech, and build shelters for them. Along the way, we'll explore the colors and textures of nature and introduce Jewish blessings for the natural world. After the hike, we'll gather for healthy insect-themed snacks.

For preschool and young elementary aged kids and their families. Free and open to all.

Matzo Making & Model Seder

We'll prepare for Passover by baking matzo and making yummy haroset in the Temple Israel kitchen, followed by a short, age-appropriate Seder with traditional Passover foods. For preschool and elementary aged children and their families. Free and open to all. Please come for this lovely and tasty family seder.

First Friday Shabbat Dinner w/ Library Update

Join us for a First Friday Shabbat Dinner, blessings, and songs.

This week's parsha is Parshat VaYakhel= Gather all the peole to bring forward their gifts to make an assembly place for the spiritual center of the Israelite community.

This parsha we'll enjoy a vegetarian potluck dinner at 6PM and hear from community organizer Ed Berlin, who will update us about the conversation around the new library.

Vacation Week Arts Day

Come to Temple Israel the Thursday of Vacation week from 10-1:30 for a day of arts, craft, food, and music for ALL AGES! $10 requested per family to help us cover materials; no one turned away. We request that kids under 2 be accompanied by a caretaker during the crafts.

Teen Movie Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"

Temple Israel's Teen Group will be screening the film "Accidental Courtesy." Summary: Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl's support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.

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