In a community 1,400 families strong, it can be quite difficult to know one another’s names much less to feel truly known by others in our community. From November to January, you are invited to dig into Temple Israel’s community through small group connection and learning.
Small Group Connections and Learning
Our Current Group Offerings
Join for a prayerful gathering followed by a 20 minute deep dive into one particular piece of liturgy. Led by Rabbi Gubitz in collaboration with Michael Kerstein.
Join us to sing your heart out! Each session we will focus on a theme and a prayer to raise our voices together. All instruments and voices welcome. Consider joining us for evening minyan and learning beforehand, or just come to sing. Led by Rabbi Gubitz with special appearances from Cantor Einhorn.
A dash of this and a spoonful of that! Taste and smell bring us back to special moments in our lives. Gather to learn and prepare special recipes from TI members’ troves of taste. Share memories, enjoy conversation, and learn a few cooking tips. “Star chefs” include Susan Ebert, Helene Bailen, Phyllis Tobin, and more.
Temple Israel is the place where we engage deeply with the many facets of Israel. In order to deepen connection and learning amid several programs focusing on Israeli culture and politics in the coming weeks, we are creating a small group to explore our relationship to Israel and its modern complexities. Led by Eli Cohn-Postell from the JCRC, mark your calendar for two small group conversations on Sundays, November 19 and December 3 (from 10:30-12 p.m.) Gather to discuss and process the following events:
- An AIPAC event featuring Ambassador Daniel Shapiro on Sunday, November 12
- An Israeli Stage performance of The Hearing on Monday, November 20
- Nathan Englander’s Dinner at the Center of the Earth – the story of Prisoner Z Book Talk on Wednesday, November 29
- Yad’b’Yad Hand in Hand Schools during Shabbat services on Friday, December 1.
Please plan to attend at least 3 of the 4 community events plus the 2 small group gatherings. For more questions, please email Rabbi Gubitz.
Are you new to Judaism, in process of conversion, or recently affirmed your commitment to Judaism? Gather together with others who are on this path to explore conversations on memory, identity, and authenticity.