Wednesday, September 30
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI
4:45pm - Midweek Hebrew School - Opening Day
Thursday, October 1
5:00pm - Adult Hebrew at TI
Saturday, October 3
10:00am - Sukkot Shabbat Minyan and Megillah reading at TI, followed by potluck Kiddush. Please bring a dish to share.
NOTE - No regular Torah Study
Sunday, October 4
9:30am - Religious School
6:00pm - Consecration "Pre-neg" Snacks before Services. Please bring a potluck dish to share.
6:30pm - Erev Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Consecration for new students.
Monday, October 5
NOTE - Temple Israel Office closed - Atzeret/Simchat Torah
10:00am - Atzeret/Simchat Torah Morning Services/Yizkor at TI. Please bring a potluck dish to share for the Kiddush.
Tuesday, October 6
12:00pm - Lunch and Learn Begins
Wednesday, October 7
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI
4:45pm - Midweek Hebrew School
6:30pm - HOLD for Teen Kick-off Event
7:30pm - Anniversary Celebration Committee Meeting at TI
Thursday, October 8
5:00pm - NO Adult Hebrew at TI
Friday, October 9
6:00pm - “Pre-neg” Snacks before Services. Please bring a potluck dish to share.
6:30pm - Shabbat Evening Services at TI
Sunday, October 11
NOTE - NO Religious School - Thanksgiving
Monday, October 12
NOTE - Temple Israel Office closed - Thanksgiving Day
|TEMPLE ISRAEL 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION . . . . . .
PLEASE JOIN US . . . . .
This year marks the 30th anniversary for Temple Israel as a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, formerly known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, our 13th year in our current home, and Rabbi Dressler’s 5th year as our spiritual leader.
We’re celebrating the occasion with a day of special events on Saturday October 17, 2015.
The day begins with a special morning Shabbat service, with guest speakers Austin and Nani Beutel, followed by a delicious kiddush, catered by our own resident Israeli chef Sagi Yaakov, and rounded off by a fabulous and fun evening concert at Wolf Hall.
And of course, a chance to meet current and past Temple members, to view memorabilia, pictures and videos from our history, and to take part in informal reunions. It promises to be a great day!!
The evening concert is “Jews on Broadway: Featuring Broadway’s greatest musicals.” Award winning musicians--- David Wall formerly of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer band, Marilyn Lerner, and Yvette Tollar--- will perform many of our most beloved songs from the greatest Jewish songwriters of all time. You’ll be singing all the way home!!
CONCERT REGISTRATION: $30.00 if purchased before October 1st, or $36.00 after that date or at the door, students $25. Please send your cheque to Temple Israel at the address shown below. Register by email (preferred), or phone 519-858-4400 as soon as possible as space is limited. Tickets are not being issued; registration will be confirmed at the door.
DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS: if you’d like to make a further contribution to the day, the concert, or to Temple Israel in general, we will gratefully accept and acknowledge your sponsorship/donation. We have established three major levels of giving:
• $180 entitles you to TWO FREE concert tickets, acknowledgement on our list of sponsors, and a tax receipt for $120.00, or
• $360 entitles you to TWO FREE concert tickets, acknowledgement on our list of sponsors, and a tax receipt for $300.00, and
• Gifts of any amount over the cost of your tickets, which you can specify with the Temple office, will be acknowledged on our list of sponsors and given a tax receipt.
Whether you are a founding member of the Temple community, a long-standing or regular participant, or a new or occasional friend, we sincerely invite you to join with us to take part in this exciting and memorable day!! Be in touch! We look forward to celebrating with you.
The Temple Anniversary Committee
Temple Israel of London, 605 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N5X 2P1.
|Jewish Education Manna - “Intellectual Food for the Wondering Jew”
Mondays, 7:30pm, at the London Jewish Community Centre
All JEM programs are free of charge and open to the public
October 19, 2015 (Opening Program):
Drawing Conclusions: Challenges in Studying Art of the Holocaust ~ Sonia Halpern
Scholars of Holocaust Art face particular challenges. At the most basic level, establishing a working definition of the term “Holocaust Art” can be problematic. Moreover, the persecution of the artists, their inherently emotional subject-matter, and, in some cases, their limited, crude materials may make scholars (and the general public) uncomfortable “judging” the merits of the works. This presentation will explore these and other controversial artistic issues unique to the art created in and about this period of Jewish history.
Sonia Halpern is an Art Historian who teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at Western University. She has received numerous teaching awards, and for five consecutive years was named one of Western’s most popular professors by the Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities. In addition to publishing academic articles and a book of music (Klezmer Kitty, Tara Publications, 2010), Sonia recently published a revised and expanded edition of her 2005 collection of poetry, The Life and Times of Transition Girl (Bettger Books, 2014).
This presentation is sponsored by Arlene Gleason.
|A Lifesaving Event
On Sunday, October 25, 2015, we will have the opportunity to learn CPR from Temple Israel member Ron Gillat of RJR Training Services, who will provide instruction and testing for certification.
For anyone who does babysitting, for any parent, grandparent, or teacher, this is an ideal opportunity to obtain, review, and refresh skills.
The cost is not prohibitive for a 6 hour course (which would normally be $90.00+). There will be a mid-afternoon refreshment break. Participants are encouraged to dress casually - for floor exercises. Mats and “dummies to be saved” will be provided.
Space is limited.To pre-register, call Linda Lowe at (519)858-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Preregistration and payment required before October 25, 2015.
Date: October 25, 2015
Time: 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Place: Temple Israel Main Sanctuary
Cost: $36.00 per person
|Bikur Cholim Sign-up Sheet for Meals - On Temple Israel Homepage
The Grushka Family welcomed their 4th child Maththew on July 25, 2015. After an extended stay in hospital the baby is home and mom and baby are doing well. This lovely family of six (2 adults, 8 year old 5 year old, 2 year old, and new baby) will accept some help with meals for the next few weeks. Please visit the TI Homepage to sign up if you can be of assistance while the family settles into their new routine this fall.
How to access the Sign-Up Sheet:
TI Members login at the top or bottom of any page on our website.
Select: Tikkun Olam - Bikur Cholim, then click on Sign-Up Sheets, and then on Gruschka Family
Select a date and enter your name and phone number
If you are not a TI member, and you would like to help, please contact email@example.com to add your name to the sign-up sheet.
|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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> for assistance.