Welcome to Temple Israel
Temple Israel is located in beautiful Greenfield, MA. You are welcome to visit or to attend our services and community events. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am–2pm.
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
A wonderful team of members and friends of TI is working with me to prepare holiday observances which we hope will be nourishing for all. Working this way - for the common good - has been a great way for me to see and appreciate some of the care and skills you have been bringing together to make this community strong. In truth, the work we do to build and grow a community builds us and helps us grow as well. I am appreciative of this opportunity.
Schedule Highlights include a slichot/amends-making program, Saturday Sept 5 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. This program will have an interactive component as well as some learning prayer and song.
Sept 13, First Night Service from 7:30, followed by kiddush
Sept 14, First Day Services begin at 9:30. Child care at 10:30. Ending around 1:15 with a communal meal.
Followed by Tashlich/Tossing Away meet up at Green River Park at 3:30 and a cemetery service at 5:30.
Sept 14 Second Night 7:30-8:30 Themes of the Holiday - a sort of learners' service, not a formal service.
Sept 15 Second Day Service begin at 9:30; Childcare begins at 10:30.
Are there a few of us in Greenfield who can offer home hospitality for our friends who drive a ways to be with us? This would be helpful first day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as well - days during which we have a short break between morning and evening observances. Can you let us know via the office email if you can offer this? Thanks.
And finally, this is the time of year when we make an extra effort to be gentle and truthful with ourselves and others. As I embody this practice, I can find relief, intimacy, power and exhilaration. Gentle and true interaction result in true and trusting relationships. I wish this blessing for all of us.
HIGH HOLIDAYS SEATING REQUEST
HEBREW SCHOOL NEWS
Come to our open school event, September 20, 10:30-12:30. We want to meet with youth of all ages that morning to share our plans and goals for this coming year. Rhonda, Rabbi Andrea and the school committee look forward to working with you and your families.
Messages From Our Bulletin
Scrip is a great way to purchase things you normally buy and help Temple Israel raise money. For each Scrip sold, Temple Israel makes a profit. We have added Food City in Turners Falls to our list of scrips. We carry $25, $50 and $75 cards.We continue to carry scrip for Foster's, Big Y, Stop & Shop, Co-op in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, and Sunoco. Remember Sunoco cards can be used at every Sunoco gas station in all states.Scrip is not just for members, let your non-member friends know that we have gift cards available and that their purchase helps to raise money for our temple.Scrip is available for purchase at the Temple Office during regualr business hours. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to2.Please call ahead to make sure your desired scrip is available. 413-773-5884.
AREA NEWS, CULTURE AND EVENTS
August 30, 2015
12:00- 4:00 p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME!For more information, call Jennifer at 774-4355.
Kosher and humanely raised birds are available now from Robariah Farm in South Deerfield. Please see their website below for ordering details. Birds raised with this much care are pricey - and valuable. Please support this local agricultural gen if possible.