July 23-29, 2020  /  2-8 Av 5780

This Week                 

(Most events are online. See Spotlight section below for details.)


Thursday, Jul 23

Noon  Torah Study w/Rabbi Solomon subbing for Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, Jul 24

7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Saturday, Jul 25

NOTE: No Shabbat Afternoon in the Park this week
9:00 am  Shabbat Morning Torah Study
10:000 am  Shabbat Alive!

Wednesday, Jul 29

Noon  Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon
5:30 pm  Wednesday Minyan
8:30 pm  Tisha B'Av Service (outside at TBI)

Spotlight On...

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Thank you to those who have already renewed!

You can fill out the form on our secure site or you can print the form and mail it back to us. TBI strives to be a community where all are welcome and all contributions are valued. Together we can lovingly support and sustain our TBI home through Our Shared Commitment. Thanks to your support, this will be achievable. Not a member and want more info? Learn more here.

Torah Study w/Rabbi Solomon Subbing for Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Thursdays, Noon

All are welcome to join a discussion of this week’s Torah portion and how it impacts our lives.

»  Click here for Torah Study

We Want to See You and Hear From You!

Photos and short videos welcome

We're collecting photos of community members participating in TBI virtual activities or services. You can also send us a short video (10 seconds or less) with a greeting to the community. We'll share them here in the e-news and at TBI virtual events.

» Email photos and videos

Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Friday, July 24, 7:30pm

Welcome Shabbat with music, prayer, and community.

»  Click here for Erev Shabbat Services

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:00am

All are welcome to join this virtual and lively exploration of the weekly Torah portion.

»  Click here for Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Shabbat Alive! w/Cantor Evlyn Gould, Emily Fox, and Mina Wegner

Saturday, July 25, 10:00am

»  Click here for Shabbat Alive!
(If you're not using Zoom, you can call in to 669 900 9128, Meeting ID: 494 244 2569, Password: 79140.)

Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon

Wednesdays at Noon

Drop-ins welcome! Set aside an hour to learn and socialize, and get to know Rabbi Solomon—our new Rabbi Educator. If you want to look at text beforehand (from Rabbi Alan Lew, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared), click the PDF link below. However, no preparation is necessary!

»  Download PDF for July 29th meeting (pp 64_76)
»  Click here for Zoom Lunch & Learn
(If you're not using Zoom, you can call in to 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 871 2316 9703, Password: 715328.)

Wednesday Minyan

Wednesdays, 5:30pm

»  Click here for Wednesday Minyan

Tisha B'Av Evening Service

Wednesday, July 29, 8:30pm

Tisha B’Av traditionally mourns the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and other calamities that have befallen our people and the world. This Tisha B’Av, we particularly mourn not only our ancient tragedies, but the human and communal losses of COVID-19. For our Tisha B’Av evening service we invite members to gather outside Temple Beth Israel, for a contemplative, physically distanced walk around the building, to acknowledge our own yearning and our people’s historic yearning for the holy spaces in which we gather and connect. After our walk, there will be a reading of Eicha/Lamentations, in the parking lot. Please brings masks and a cushion or chair to sit on.

If you know you're going to attend, please sign up below so we can have a sense of how many people may be here. Feel free to attend even if you don’t sign up in advance. The building will not be open, and there will be no restrooms available.

»  Click here to sign up

Tisha B'Av Special Teaching

Thursday, July 30, Noon

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will lead a special teaching for Tisha B'Av, in lieu of the regular Torah study. (It's the same Zoom link used for Torah Study.)

»  Click here for Tisha B'Av Teaching

Survey for Talmud Torah families

Current and new families, we want to hear from you!

Below is the link to a brief Google survey, which details what we are cooking up for a summer of fun to stay connected. Please let us know your interests and ideas, and we will circle back with dates and times. These get-togethers will be complimentary experiences, all virtual, except for possible in-person Israeli dancing at a local park with Sheri. 

»  Fill out the TT Summer Survey

Erev Shabbat in the Parking Lot (also livestreamed)

Friday, July 31, 7:30pm

Come to the TBI parking lot for services and bring a mask, picnic blanket or lawn chairs (to set up in marked, physically distant spaces), as we safeguard our health, celebrate Shabbat, and begin to re-engage in-person community! And bring personal snacks for the oneg. Please park on the street or in the school parking lot and walk over. Limited parking in the TBI lot will be available for those who need it. The service will also be on YouTube.
If you know you're going to attend, please sign up below so we can have a sense of how many people may be here. Feel free to attend even if you don’t sign up in advance. The building will not be open, and there will be no restrooms available.

»  Sign up for Shabbat in the Parking Lot

Bar Mitzvah of Ari Ozdogan

Saturday, August 1, 9:30am

Ari will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, August 1st. The service will be viewable via the TBI YouTube livestream. Ari is a rising eighth grader in the French Immersion program at Roosevelt M.S. He enjoys swimming, playing the violin, playing Minecraft, and hanging out with friends.
• • •   F Y I   • • •

Reclaim Our Vote (ROV)!

Sunday, July 26, 10:00am
ROV addresses voter suppression by sending postcards to communities of color as part of the 2020 election. Join us for an introduction and postcard writing event with guest speaker Andrea Miller, ROV's founder and national director. For more info and to receive a postcard-writing kit prior to the event

»  Get more info and receive postcard-writing kit prior to event

Pews for Sale

Our new chairs have arrived and we’re making room by selling some of the pews.
  • 10' oak pews without upholstery: $180 each
  • 10' oak pews with upholstery: $150 each
You will need to provide movers and a vehicle to collect your pew(s). This is a fundraiser for TBI. Cash and checks only! Contact Nina to arrange payment and pick up. First come, first served!

»  See photos of pews
• • •   Save the Date   • • •
July 29  Tisha B'Av Service (outside at TBI)
July 30  Tisha B'Av Special Teaching w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia
July 31  Shabbat in the TBI Parking Lot (also livestreamed)
Aug 5  Bagel Baking Class w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Aug 8  Bar Mitzvah of Avi Lieberman
Aug 9  Masechet Shabbat Siyum
Aug 12 Baking Flatbreads w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Aug 14  Challah Baking Class w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Aug 14 Shabbat in the Park (Alton Baker)
Aug 28  Shabbat in the TBI Parking Lot (also livestreamed)
Sept 4  Shabbat in the Park (Alton Baker)
The following yahrzeits will be observed this Shabbat.
Edith Weinerman
Sally Abrevaya
Richard Geschmay
Katharine Lovinger
Rebecca Levine
Eugene Borson
Murray Gould
Susan Spingarn
Myrna Feinberg Kahn
Alice Resseguie
Ida Marcus
Louis Gutman
William Kirtner
Katherine Lambert English
Ruth Rubenstein

Digital Copies of our Prayer Books

Community members who do not have a printed copy of Kol Haneshamah can view and/or download a PDF file of the Daily Prayerbook or Shabbat Vehagim, and follow along with livestreamed services from home. Here is the link for Prayers for a House of Mourning. Please note: If you have trouble downloading from here, please go to our home page, scroll down a bit, and download.
• • •  Todah!  • • •

Please support & thank these advertisers!

Lox, Stocks, & Bagels  loxstocksbagels.com 
Simcha Serenade tbroeker@efn.org
The Garber Group Windermere Real Estate
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Justin Gonzales justingonzales@windermere.com

B'nai B'rith Camp! bbcamp.org 
Musgrove Mortuaries & Cemeteries musgroves.com
Capper's Frames & Prints cappersframes.com

Will re-open when we are able.
If you need candles and cannot locate them in a grocery store (Kiva, Cappela, MOC, Albertsons), contact Nina in the office.

We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions. 
Please email Lesley Griffel.

Consider a Legacy gift to TBI.

For more information visit the Life & Legacy page on the TBI website.

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