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Funeral Notice - Belle Applebaum

Shofarot 2017

 Click photo above to view current issue of Lev HaDavar, the Temple Israel Bulletin.

Temple Israel is a community of approximately 160 families. It is a positive and strong Reform Jewish presence in the London community, with a Religious School, Pre-School Experience, an active program of Adult Education, Social Action, Outreach, and social events. Our Shabbat Services, holiday and life-cycle observances are warm and inspiring.

We welcome Jewish and interfaith couples, traditional and non-traditional families, singles, LGBT, and people of every age, race and ethnicity. Whether you are new to Judaism or a learned scholar, you will find a warm welcome and a comfortable home at Temple Israel.

Explore our website, join us for services, classes, and programs, meet our members, visit our library and gift shop. You will find many opportunities to enrich your experience of Judaism. If this is your first visit, we hope you will come back often. Membership information can be found in the "About Us" section, on the MEMBERSHIP page.


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Temple Israel (of London)

605 Windermere Road
London, Ontario
Canada   N5X 2P1

Phone: 519-858-4400
Email: office@templeisraellondon.ca 

Rabbi Debra Dressler: 

rabbi.dressler@templeisraellondon.ca

 

 

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This Week at Temple Israel

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THIS WEEK’S REMINDER FOR EVENTS AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

 For more details please visit our website:

www.templeisraellondon.ca   

Wednesday, December 13
4:45pm-Midweek Hebrew
6:30-7:30pm-Adult Prayerbook Hebrew@ TI
Friday, December 15
6:00pm-Potluck Preneg - Snacks
6:30pm-Shabbat Chanukah Evening Service - Student Participation led by Rabbi Dressler
Saturday, December 16
3:00-5:00pm-Shabbat Shiur Study Session & Havdalah led by Rabbi Dressler
Sunday, December 17
9:30am-Religious School
10:30am-1:00pm-Gift Shop Open
11:00am-RS Kindergarten Experience
12:00pm-Share The Warmth and Chanukah Party @ TI - See Below - RSVP Requested
5:00pm-Community Hanukkah Party @ JCC - See Below
Tuesday, December 19
12:00 Noon - Lunch and Learn
7:00-8:00pm - Adult Introductory Hebrew@ TI
Wednesday, December 20
4:45pm-Midweek Hebrew
6:30-7:30pm-Adult Prayerbook Hebrew@ TI
Friday, December 22
7:30pm-Shabbat Evening Service led by Rabbi Dressler  
Sunday, December 24
9:30am- NO Religious School
Monday, December 25 through Wednesday, January 3, 2018 inclusive
Office Closed
Saturday, December 30
10:00am-Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Dressler
Followed by Potluck Kiddush
1:00pm-Torah Study
Chanukah Party and Share The Warmth

December 17, 2017 @ 12 Noon @ Temple Israel

RSVP requested (to the office via 519.858.4400 or Office@templeisraellondon.ca)



Latkes, Latkes, Latkes

Light Lunch

Blanket Making & Crafts

$10.00 per Adult and $5.00 per child

Family maximum $25.00

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2017 Income Tax Deduction Information - Important

To ensure your contributions to Temple Israel will qualify toward 2017 Income Tax Deductions, please contact the office as soon as possible.

Only actual amounts received between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 can be used for 2017 Income Tax purposes.

All dues and donations must be received by the office at of Temple Israel by Friday, December 29, 2017.  

Cheques to be dated on or before December 28/17
Credit Card Processing needs to be completed as soon as possible

If you have dues or donations you wish to complete to Temple Israel, we would like to hear from you quickly. Thank you in advance.

Office@templeisraellondon.ca
Phone:  519.858.4400
Fax:  519.858.2070

        Adult Hebrew Classes

             Adult Introductory Hebrew - Tuesdays 7-8PM 
Adult Prayerbook Hebrew - Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM

If you are interested in beginning or extending your learning of Hebrew this year please contact Stephen State,  sstate@uwo.ca  or register your interest through the TI office at office@TempleIsraelLondon.ca 
 



JEM Programs – January 2018

January 15, 2018:  I Do Think We Can Carry On: Canadian Jewish Women’s Experiences on the Homefront in World War II ~ Jennifer Lander

The intersection of gender, religion/ethnicity, and nationality placed Canadian Jewish women on the home front during World War II at the centre of debates about what it meant to be both Jewish and Canadian in the 1940s. This talk will explore the women of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Women’s War Efforts Committee, and how their experiences were integral to solidifying the place of the Jewish community in Canada – as well as their sometimes tense role within it.

Jennifer Lander is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at Western University. Her dissertation, “Canadian Jewish Women and the War Effort, 1939-1945,” is an oral history project analyzing how religion and gender affected Jewish women’s home-front experiences during World War II.

January 22: Anti-Judaism in Contemporary European Culture ~ Bill Acres

This presentation is sponsored by Hy Goldberg.

Anti-Semitism, anti-Israel: These forms of hatred of Jews have persisted in Europe despite widespread education about and awareness of Holocaust atrocities. This talk will look at the resurgence of claims against the full membership of Jews as Europeans and as nationals. The incoherence of the Alt-Right meets with contemporary discourse from the Left on matters which seek to bundle Judaism in ways which stop Jewish voices and diversity from entering the debate.

Bill Acres teaches Comparative Religion and History at Huron University College in the Faculty of Theology. He is currently working on a book on Judaic influences on the creation of history in the work of Reformation scholars in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He is also writing a book a book about the communities and histories around the Mohawk Institute.
Please visit our website often at templeisraellondon.ca or tilondon.ca. There you will find information about upcoming events, services, classes, and programs, as well as general information about your Temple. Highlights include a quick summary of upcoming events on our homepage, worship schedule on the Shabbat and holidays pages, adult education opportunities, youth education schedules, and a community cookbook. Our homepage also displays convenient links to our Facebook page, maintained by Rael Wienburg, our Google Plus page, maintained by Linda Zimmerman, and our Suggestion Box, maintained by Elizabeth Teevan.  

If you are a TI member and have not yet received a username and password to enter the "Members' Lounge" section of our website, please contact your Webmaven
at <
webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca> for assistance.
Also, please visit our Temple Israel Facebook site and consider becoming a member:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/TempleMember
The November-December issue of Lev HaDavar, the Temple Israel Bulletin has been posted to the TI homepage. (No password required).  Past issues are available in the Lev HaDavar Archive in the Members' Lounge section of our website. (Password required)

Upcoming Special Events - Temple Israel

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Shabbat Shiur Study Session and Havdalah, 3-5pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
 
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Chanukah Party and Share The Warmth

December 17, 2017 @ 12 Noon at Temple Israel



Latkes, Latkes, Latkes
Light Lunch
Blanket Making & Crafts
$10.00 per Adult and $5.00 per child

RSVP to the office requested


Share the Warmth 2017 final
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 books

*** NOTE: Next Book Chavurah Saturday, January 13 at 2:00pm. ***
We will be reading
  The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
AND
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
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All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not


Lev HaDavar- Temple Israel bulletin in PDF format

 

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View or download the Current Issue of Lev HaDavar. (no pasword required) 
Past issues of 
Lev HaDavar
 are available in the Members' Lounge (Username and password required.)

Yahrzeit Calendar


Lev HaDavar - Temple Israel Bulletin in Flip Page Format

Temple Israel Library Catalogue

- photo by Rael Wienburg

Click here for the Temple Israel Library Catalogue

You can search the catalogue by title, author, or tag (=subject)
or browse through the catalogue in any order you wish.

Plan to visit the Temple Israel Library (2nd floor) any time our building is open.

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

♦ WELCOME to our RJ Web 2.0 Temple Israel website!!!
Most of our websit
e does not require Login.  Usernames and Passwords for Temple Israel members have been created.  Login provides access to the Members' Lounge section of our website and to Bikur Cholim Sign-Up Sheets (None at this time.)  If you are a TI member and have not received a Username and Password, or if you have forgotten yours, please contact Linda Zimmerman, webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca

NOTE: We are pleased to announce that Login is now working. 

♦ Do you need a ride?
If you can’t drive in the dark, or you’re without a car (or license) and you want to come to Temple for any reason (a program, a service) please call the Temple Office with as much notice as you can, but even if it’s for the same day, please call. 

♦ If you are planning an activity...
Please remember to call the Temple Office (519)858-4400, as early as possible to reserve a room.
♦ Lev Ha-Davar
The November/December issue of Temple Israel's bulletin, Lev HaDavar, is now available on the TI homepage -- LOGIN NOT REQUIRED. NOTE: Past issues and calendars will continue to be available in the Members' Lounge (Login required).
♦ Mishkan T'filah and Torah Commentary Dedications
Please consider dedicating one (or more) of our new prayer books or Torah commentaries to honour a special occasion or the memory of your family and friends. Details on the Donations page.

 NEW!!!  Panoramas
Panoramas of our Temple (front and rear views), Sanctuary, Library, and Kitchen by Rael Wienburg have been posted on the About Us - Our Building page.
 
♦ Our Front Door is now the Main Entrance for Shabbat and Holiday Services.
Please note that for Shabbat and Holiday services, people are invited to enter through our beautiful front door and lobby.  The side entrance will be used to bring in food and, until such time as we have wheelchair access in the front, the side door will continue to be used for wheelchair access. 
At all other times, the main door will remain locked, and people should enter the Temple through the side door.

♦ Please Note!!
For the sake of our custodians, Ira and Sergio Saavedra, please ensure that, at any Temple function, if you move chairs from one floor to the other, you return them to their original level. Thank you.
♦ Please Sponsor an Oneg or Kiddush
Members of Temple Israel take turns providing refreshments for Oneg Shabbat or Shabbat Kiddush. It:s a great opportunity to honour a yahrzeit, a simcha, or other special person or event. Contact Temple Office.
♦ Reform Judaism Magazine
Reform Judaism Magazine ceased publication in 2014, after the printing of the Fall 2014 edition.   Previous content is available at reformjudaismmag.orgPast Issues and Browse by Subject).
♦ Suggestion Box
Do you have a suggestion? A brilliant idea? A comment? Send it in to the Temple Israel suggestion box. Email suggestion.box@templeisraellondon.ca 
♦ Temple Israel Endowment Fund
Managed under the London Jewish Community Foundation, all contributions to this Fund are held in perpetuity, and the interest income will be provided each year to Temple Israel to help support our growing needs. [MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONATIONS PAGE]
♦ Temple Israel on Facebook
Thank you to Rael Wienburg for setting up a page for "Temple Israel of London, Ontario, Canada" on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/TIonFacebook .
♦ Temple Israel on Google Plus
Temple Israel now has a presence on Google Plus. Find us at http://tinyurl.com/TIonGPlus Join Google+ (It's free), then follow our page by putting it in one of your circles. This is completely optional. Our website templeisraellondon.ca remains Temple Israel's primary means of sharing information with our members.
♦ Temple Israel Gift Shop and Online Gift Shop
The TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP and ONLINE GIFT SHOP pages are now available.

♦ 
Things to Do to Help Temple Israel that can be Completed in Three Hours or Less
    • Provide transportation for somebody to/from Services or an event
    • Provide an Oneg or Kiddush
    • Help clean up after an Oneg, Kiddush, or Holiday event
    • Join a "cooking crew" to make edibles for a Temple event
    • Help set up for a Temple event
    • Do grocery shopping for a Temple event
    • Pitch in when there is a yard clean-up
    • Provide a meal for Temple members facing health issues or bereavement
    • Sort food at the Food Bank with Temple Israel's Social Action Group
    • Help the Soup Group make wonderful vegetable soup for the Rotholme Women's & Family Shelter.
    • Participate by attending functions such as; Temple religious services, Wednesday morning minyan, Wednesday Lunch n' Learn, etc.
♦ WESTERN and FANSHAWE STUDENTS are ALWAYS WELCOME at Temple Israel services and programs.
Please join us for any Shabbat or Holiday service, for High Holy Days, and for any program that interests you. Contact office@templeisraellondon.ca or 519-858-4400.
♦ Yahrzeit (Memorial) Board
A lasting way to honour the memory of your loved ones. Information about Temple Israel's Yahrzeit (Memorial) Board is now on the Donations page.

TI Members' Blogs and Websites

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The following members of Temple Israel have offered to share access to their personal or commercial blogs and websites in this space.

We encourage other members of Temple Israel to participate.

(If you would like your link added, please email webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca   Include your name, title of blog or website, and URL.)

Note: Rabbi's Blog and President's Blog are under "About Us - Leadership" on the Temple Israel website.


Art Benjamin
Atheists, Theists and Other Fools
ataof.blogspot.ca
Suzanne Boles
Write Connection
feature writer, content creator & writing coach

www.suzanneboles.com 
Walter Zimmerman
Wally Zimmerman's PhotoSite
These photos are from Wally's recent exhibition at 

Spencer Gallery, D.B. Weldon Library, Western U.
walllyzimmermanphotos.blogspot.ca






  
           
                                                                   










Upcoming Special Events - Community

Community Events


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Share the Light: Annual Menorah Lighting at City Hall
Chabad and the City of London invite you to the annual event at 5:30pm on Monday, December 18
Includes menorah lighting, singing and dancing, remarks by Mayor Brown and city officials, Chanukah treats,
and featuring the London Community Hebrew Day School Choir.  Click here for more information.
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2018 Israeli Brunch at the JCC   
70 Years of Independence, Millennia of Tradition
Sunday, January 21, 11:00am-1:00pm
Great menu and deep discounts when you register in 2017. Click here for more details and call the JCC to reserve your space today: (519) 673-3310.


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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: May 6, 2018 NOT June 3

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The London Yizkor Project

The LYP was initiated by Lois Weiner Lowe z”l and after her death
in 1985, was continued by her husband Danny Lowe z”l (who died in
1990). The Project was developed to link Londoners (current and past)
to their family members who perished in the Shoah. With Danny’s
untimely death, this project lay dormant for many years. Because of its
importance to both the London and greater Jewish communities, the
Project has been revitalized under new (and old) leadership,

Revisiting those family lists now, it is evident that not all families
were interviewed and much more detail is needed. As information has
been received by these original survivor families, it has also been
fascinating to discover the links between those families - relatives and
friends who sponsored some of these families, as well as the past and
current familial relationships in London.

New forms have been developed by Diane Goldstein and Judy
Silver to ensure that the London link is made. If you were born in, have
lived in or are currently living in London – and have family members
who perished in the Shoah (even if they are 1 or 2 generations removed
from you), then you too should be part of the LYP. The name of each
person who perished in the Shoah will be entered into the data base at
Yad Vashem (www.YadVashem.org).

We encourage families - including child survivors, or new arrivals
to London (over the last 24 years) to be part of this initiative. The
London Yiskor Project is in a data base format. After this task is
completed, it will be easier for individual families to develop or add to
their own ‘family genealogical projects’.

Please contact
Gloria Gilbert at gloriagilbert@sympatico.ca; 519-657-3770 or
Judy Silver at judy.silver@gmail.com; 519-858-9272
for further information.
 

Upcoming TI Events

15Dec
Friday, 15 December 2017
Office Closed Fridays
15Dec
Friday, 15 December 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Potluck Preneg - Snacks Before Services
15Dec
Friday, 15 December 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Shabbat Chanukah Evening Service - Student Participation
16Dec
Saturday, 16 December 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Shabbat Shiur Study Session and Havdalah
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Religious School
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm
Gift Shop Open
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
RS Kindergarten Experience
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chanukah Party - Share the Warmth
19Dec
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn
19Dec
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Introductory Hebrew
20Dec
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
MW Midweek Hebrew School
20Dec
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adult Prayerbook Hebrew

Upcoming Community Events

24Dec
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Christmas Eve
25Dec
Monday, 25 December 2017
Christmas - Office Closed
26Dec
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Boxing Day - Office Closed
31Dec
Sunday, 31 December 2017
New Year's Eve
1Jan
Monday, 1 January 2018
New Year's Day - Office Closed
3Mar
Saturday, 3 March 2018
HOLD for Community Launch Mincha
1Apr
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Easter Sunday
13May
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Mother's Day
3Jun
Sunday, 3 June 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Negev Dinner 2018
17Jun
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Father's Day
1Jul
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Canada Day

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