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RSVP for Garden Tour & Pizza Party!

Shalom! We are excited to share details of our upcoming Neighborhood Garden Tour, taking place on July 30. We will be visiting some beautiful gardens here in Greenfield and hope you can join us for an afternoon of inspiration, learning, and outdoor delight. Plus, Pizza! Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can be sure to order enough pizza. Visit the event page on our website to get a picture of what the afternoon will look like.

Take a Hike: Shabbat on the High Ledges with Maggid David Arfa

Saturday, July 22, 10am
High Ledges, Shelburne Falls.

We'll combine silence and song, nature wisdom and textual wisdom as we ramble and stroll our way to the overlook. This is an easy hike. We'll meet at the second parking area, down the hill and follow land trails and prayer trails as we amble towards the overlook.

Bring your own water and snacks to share at Kiddush. I'll bring Challah and Grapejuice!

These ~services~ will be experiential and meditative with the goal of connecting us to the land, tradition, each other and the ever-present Source of Life.

Kiddush on the ledges; Back by 12:30.

Superbia Neighborhood Garden Tour and Pizza Party

Sunday, July 30, 4-7pm
Meet at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce Street a few minutes before 4.

Join Temple Israel's Superbia Project for a neighborhood walking tour! We will explore some of the wonderful gardens in our area and share in our hosts' gardening wisdom. We'll close out the evening at the home of a TI member with pizza and more. Great if you can bring fruit, dessert, or a beverage to share. RSVP by replying to this email or calling 413-773-5884.

Visit the event page

Enneagram Self-Study: Brunch and Conversation

Ennegram is an ancient system for self-study, a sort of spiritual Meyers-Briggs. Enneagram has been used in monastaries and other spiritual communities for centuries. Rabbi Andrea will present an overview of the system and lead an exchange about using the system for self-awareness and improved communication.

Enneagram is of wide interest and attendance is not limited to TI members.

Donation requested of $10-$15 for brunch and class. 10-12 AM.

RSVP appreciated for food and xerox planning; [email protected] or "reply" to this email

Job Openings at Temple Israel's Hebrew School

Temple Israel, Greenfield, is developing a pre-school program for families with young children and is seeking a teacher/outreach worker to design and develop a monthly program.

The Temple Hebrew School has an opening for a teacher's assistant for the elementary-age Hebrew School which meets on Sunday mornings.

Descriptions of these jobs are on the Temple web site are available on our website.

Please send by mail or e-mail a letter expressing your interest in a position to the Temple office: [email protected], 27 Pierce St, Greenfield MA 01301 by August 3, 2017.

Summer Reading with Temple Israel

The Temple Israel Book Group is on!! This summer we are reading Jonathan Safran Foer's newest novel Here I Am. Everyone is welcome to join us, just read the book between now and the High Holy days and then at a date TBA in October we will meet to discuss it. If you are interested in purchasing the book and want to support a local business while saving money, let the office know - TI can purchase the book for you from the World Eye Book Store for a 10% discount. We will pass the savings on to you.

Or, borrow the book from your local library - Book | E-Book, or via Amazon as a book or for Kindle.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Community

Many thank yous are in order!

Thank you to Michael Hurwitz for keeping the TI in the News page on our website vibrant and updated.

Thank you to Marc Platt for making phone calls on our behalf to let people know about services & Kiddush last weekend.

Thank you to Marion Cotton for your donation in memory of Sanford Cotton. Thank you to Phyllis & Archie Nahman for your donations in memory of Myer Rubin & Sydney Hechler.

Thank you to Cara Benedetto for your donation towards our operating budget.

Thank you to Lenore & Marty Glaser for your donation of a wheeled kitchen cart.

Thank you, thank you!