Prayer and Play

Prayer and Play 
Saturday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.

PJ’s, Prayer, & Play – Come to Rabbi Sobo’s home.  We’ll make Havdalah, play, and have some delicious mac ‘n cheese, along with a craft or activity.

All Prayer and Play events are facilitated by Rabbi Sobo and are perfect for not-yet-school-aged children (6 & under), and their families (parents/guardians, grandparents and older siblings).  The goal is to build community in a come-as-you-are, friendly environment.  All events include a little prayer (as our youngest ones build their spiritual skills and repertoire), a lot of fun and laughter, and a wonderful community of families with young children!  RSVPs for all events are strongly encouraged, but not required, to the office or Rabbi Sobo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healing Service

healing-serviceThis special service on Friday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. is for those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others or seeking wholeness on any level.  Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in the chapel as we draw strength from traditional liturgy, music, and personal stories.  Shabbat service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner’s Done-Freezer Meal Workshop

February 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a freezer meals class.  We’ll be preparing 10 meals ready to cook now or freeze for later.  Each meal provides an average of 4-6 servings and the cost is approximately $3 per serving.  You will need to RSVP and pay $77.22 for seasonings by February 12.  We’ll send you a grocery list of items that you will need to bring with you the day of the class.   Our menu includes these ten meals:  Asian chicken wings, honey-glazed chicken adobo, Mexican fiesta chicken, basil cream chicken, parmesan garlic chicken, white chicken chili, chicken philly sandwiches, Tex-Mex beef carnitas, Southwest spiced chicken and baked veggie ziti.  We’ll need a minimum of six people and can accommodate up to twelve.  This class will be taught by Pampered Chef consultant Heather Mitchell.  Rabbi Sobo is happy to make recommendations to make all the recipes kosher-style.

 

 

 

Je M’appelle Dede (My Name is Sam)

Je M’appelle Dede (My Name is Sam)


Sunday, March 10
Sam Lauber-Retired 88th Air Base Wing Medical Group
Je M’appelle Dede (My Name is Sam)The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Sam Lauber. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

My parents were born in Poland.  They moved time and again as the Nazis overran Poland, Antwerp, Belgium, where I was born, and then Brussels.  In Brussels the Nazis put out daily edicts making life extremely difficult for all Jews.  My parents felt that even though they may get caught by the Nazis they wanted me to go on living.  My mother approached the Mother Superior of a convent who made arrangements with the nuns to have me hidden when I was just three years old.  This is the my story about how, where, why and my feelings about being hidden.

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Temple Israel is Closed

Today is January 20, 2019:


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Temple’s building will be closed for all activities.  There will be NO BUS to Omega Baptist.   Omega Field Trip: In the hopes that roads are cleared before 10:15 AM, anyone who feels comfortable driving, is encouraged to attend the service.

Hanukkah Happening on December 2

Two DreidelsHanukkah Happening on December 2

Join the Temple family as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. There will be fun activities, performances, presentations, a “pedal-powered menorah,” and fill-your-own sufganiyot.

Enjoy Hanukkah skits by each of our religious school grades, see if you have the speed to light the “pedal-powered menorah,” and eat a lunch which includes latkes and sufganiyot for a small fee.  RSVP online or by calling the Temple office.

A Bintel Brief

Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m., a group of Temple Israel members (Beverly Horwitz, Jon Horwitz, Meredith Levinson, Saul Caplan, Stacy Emoff, and Richard Prigozen) will present a dramatic reading of letters and Yiddish musical selections from A Bintel Brief.  Long before “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby,” there was A Bintel Brief, the Jewish Forward’s legendary advice column launched in 1906 by editor, Abraham Cahan.  This popular column helped waves of Yiddish-speaking immigrants find their footing in 20th century American life.  The event is free,  but please RSVP here.  A dessert reception will follow the performance.

 

Maccabiah-Jews, Sports , Israel

Sunday, December 16

Rabbi Tina Sobo – Maccabiah-Jews, Sports, Israel
The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Rabbi Tina Sobo. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

Remember the scene from Airplane?  “Do you have something light [to read]?” and the stewardess responds, “How about this leaflet, Famous Jewish Sports Legends?”  While the topic of some jokes, Jews and sports aren’t antithetical.  The World Maccabiah Games, or the “Jewish Olympics” were first held in 1932 and have a rich history.  Rabbi Sobo will speak about the Games from a historical perspective – reflecting on their impact on athletes and Israel and from a personal perspective – reflecting on her own experience as an athlete and a staff member for the USA delegation.

Chili Cook-off on January 11

Chili with spoon and avocadoJoin us as we heat things up!

Spicy or mild? With beans or without? Whatever your taste, the “No Name” Chavurah will make sure you are well fed at their seventh annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, January 11. Services begin at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner begins immediately afterwards. Bring a pot of chili (no pork, please!) and you’ll get in FREE!  The cost is $5/adult and $3/child ages 4-12; free for kids 3 and under. If you don’t bring a pot of chili, please bring a side dish to share (enough to feed 10 hungry people): last names starting with A – M please bring a dessert; N – Z please bring a salad. RSVP online or by calling Temple at 937.496.0050.

Interfaith Lunch and Learn

January 15 at noon
Temple Israel

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel and Reverend Tracy Paschke-Johannes, Pastor of Pastoral Care at Epiphany Lutheran Church for a lively discussion examining the role of traditional liturgy in both Jewish and Lutheran prayer services.  The discussion begins at noon so feel free to bring a lunch.