June 18-24, 2020  /  26 Sivan-2 Tamuz 5780

This Week                 

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


Thursday, Jun 18

Noon  Online Torah Study w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, Jun 19

2:00 pm  Neighborhood Ride-By in Cal Young
7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Saturday, Jun 20

9:00 am  Shabbat Morning Torah Study
10:00 am  Shabbat Services (lay led)
5:00 pm  Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia (University Park)

Sunday, June 21

10:00 am  Democracy Sunday (Part 2)

Monday, Jun 22

7:00 pm  Introduction to Tikkun Middot (registration closed)

Wednesday, Jun 24

5:30 pm  Wednesday Minyan


Rabbi’s Message               

Rosh Chodesh Sameach! For the month of Tamuz, Rabbi Ruhi Sophia encourages us to inhabit the emotions of grief and rage, even though it's uncomfortable to do so.

»  Listen to her message
Spotlight On...

TBI Members: It’s time to renew your membership

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.

Online Torah Study w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Thursdays, Noon

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

»  Click here for Torah Study

Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Friday, June 19, 7:30pm

Welcome Shabbat with music, prayer, and community.

»  Click here for Erev Shabbat Services

PLEASE NOTE: We postponed the parking lot service that had been scheduled for this Shabbat.

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 Services (lay led)

Saturday, June 20, 10:00am

»  Click here for Shabbat Services
(Not using Zoom and want to phone in? Call 669 900 9128, Meeting ID: 893 1579 2686, Password: 067417)

Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Saturday, June 20, 5:00-6:00pm, University Park, between 23rd & 24th

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and the TBI community for a physically distanced visit outside. Bring lawn chairs or blanket and a personal snack.

Democracy Sunday

June 21, 10:00am (part 2)

Concerned about society? How can we engage and have an impact in civic life in this particular moment? This week, hear from our elected leaders at the state and local levels about what they are working on and how you can be involved. We'll feature: Mayor Lucy Vinis, City Manager Sarah Medary, Senator James Manning, Representative Marty Wilde, and Commissioner of Labor and Industries, Val Hoyle. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council. Pre-registration is required.

»  Register in advance for Democracy Sunday

New Signups for a Ride-By Visit w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, June 19 (and additional Fridays)

Rabbi Ruhi will be visiting additional neighborhoods in the coming weeks to ride by and say hello to members of TBI. If you would like her to come by for a socially distanced, brief visit, please sign up below. The current schedule is:

    6/19: Cal Young  2:00-4:00pm (signup needed by Thursday at 5:00pm)
    6/26: Jefferson Westside  2:00-4:00pm
    7/10: Harlow  2:00-4:00pm

»  Sign up for a ride-by visit

TBI Courtyard Needs a Little TLC

The sanctuary courtyard could use a little TLC. If you love to trim plants, pull weeds, and enjoy the peace of this Edenic garden, please contact Nina about scheduling a time to help out. You will be outdoors, bring your own tools, and be well distanced from others.

Wednesday Minyan

Wednesdays, 5:30pm

»  Click here for Wednesday Minyan
• • •   F Y I   • • •

The Israel Program Task Force Recommends. . .

. . .Two articles about annexation. Noted Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi implores Israel not to annex portions of the Palestinian territories and argues that it would be "a self-inflicted disaster."

»  Read Halevi article

Amir Avivi, a retired brigadier-general of the IDF, argues that applying Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and major settlement blocs is crucial to Israel's vital security interests. 

»  Read Avivi article

Rabbi Hanan Sills Sings (2-CD set)

A two-CD set of Rabbi Hanan’s singing, teachings and prayers is now available. Profits from sales go towards projects that continue his legacy.

»  Click to hear audio samples & to order
The following yahrtzeits will be observed this Shabbat.
Jacob Russell Buchert
Jerome K. Goldberg
Jacob Noparstak
George Vertelney
Claudine Weber-Hof
Louis Barkin
Jonathan Gordon
Ann Harfe
Alvin Singer
Maxwell Alperin
Pattye Asarch 
Nichelle Garfin
Elaine Shragge
Paul Freeman
Dr. William S. Judy
Bessie Kosstrin
Robert Lyons Pioso
Milton M. Sherman
Joseph Bernstein
Dorothy Blumm

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!  • • •

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B'nai B'rith Camp! bbcamp.org 
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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.

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

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