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Upcoming Happenings in April

Happy April! Please note that the Temple Office will be closed next Tuesday, April 11 in observance of Passover. We will see you back in the office on Thursday, April 13.

Table of Contents

  • This Friday 4/7: First Friday Shabbat Dinner
  • Sunday 4/9: Hebrew School Model Seder
  • 4/15: Freedom Sabbath featuring Special Guest Sarah Pirtle
  • 4/18: Yizkor Service
  • Limited Supply of Artisanal Horseradish available
  • Buy Gift Cards to support the Temple!
  • Thank You to our Annual Fund Donors
  • Community News

First Friday Shabbat Dinner

Friday, April 7 - Meal Prep 5pm / Dinner 6pm

First Fridays each month, we bake pizza and calzones together with local farmer Eli Ragosa. Local grains and toppings baked together at 5 and eaten together at 6.

Join us for the baking at 5 and/or the meal at 6.

Not just for families, definitely family friendly.

Freedom Sabbath featuring Sarah Pirtle

Saturday, April 15 - 10:00am

Join the TI community in welcoming special guest Sarah Pirtle for a sabbath of passover sing along.

Sarah and friends will bring classic Pete Seeger music - songs that have the power to feed us for the journey towards freedom.

10AM for the song service and shared refreshements.

Yizkor Service

Tuesday, April 18 - 10:00am

Yizkor/The Memorial prayers are said on the occassion of the last day of Passover. If you are planning on coming, please let us know for minyan planning purposes - rabbi(@)

Artisanal Horseradish Sauce

There is a limited supply of '3 Tears Horseradish' artisanal horseradish sauce available for purchase. Cried over personally by influential members of the TI community. Proceeds to benefit the Hebrew School. $10 for a 4oz jar. Please email the office if you are interested - first come first serve.

SCRIP Gift Card Program - Shop for your Shul!

Through the Scrip program, you may purchase gift cards to be used at grocery stores, local restaurants, and gas stations. Temple Israel earns 5%-10% for each dollar spent. This percentage is paid for by the businesses, and you get the full value for any given card--spending $50 on a Scrip card gives you $50 purchasing power. Support local businesses and your synagogue via our Scrip program.

To purchase, stop by during office hours. Scrip available for: Green Field's Market, McCusker's, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Fosters, Food City (Turners Falls) and Sunoco.

Thank you to our Annual Appeal Donors

We are grateful to all who contributed to our Annual Appeal. Your generosity enables us to continue our work offering cultural programming, Shabbat and holiday services, Bnai Mitzvot, adult education classes, Hebrew School, and everything else we do as the center of Jewish life in Franklin county.

Thank you to: Barbara and Richard Braff, Alice Thomas, Saul Sherter, Marcia, Stanton, and Jeffrey Abrahamson, Mark and Ellen Berson, Gary and Gail Weiss, Michael and Penny Novack, Barbara Levy and Steven Finer, Lenore and Marty Glaser, Marc and Sharon Weinberger, Ann Feitelson, Paul and Sheree Bloomberg, Pamela Pion, Michael Singer, Peter and Cynthia Kramer, Robert and Mary Cohn, Ellen and Marc Kaufmann, Linda and David Singer.

Community News

Seder Thursday 4/13 in Westfield

Rabbi Efraim Eisen is leading a Seder at Westfield State University on Thursday 4/13. If anyone is interested in attending from the Greenfield area and looking to carpool, please contact Yahara Katzeff at 413-863-9199.