Office Hours

Tuesdays 9-2PM

Thursdays 9-2PM

Scrip is now available during regular office hours

413-773-5884

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Tue Sep 01 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
RABBI ANDREA'S DROP-IN HOURS
Tue Sep 01 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
TORAH STUDY
Thu Sep 03 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
RABBI ANDREA'S DROP-IN HOURS
Sat Sep 05 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
SELICOT/MAKING AMENDS PROGRAM
Tue Sep 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
RABBI ANDREA'S DROP-IN HOURS
Tue Sep 08 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
TORAH STUDY
Thu Sep 10 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
RABBI ANDREA'S DROP-IN HOURS
Sun Sep 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
FIRST NIGHT SERVICE
Mon Sep 14 @ 9:30AM - 01:30PM
ROSH HASHANAH
Mon Sep 14 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
SECOND NIGHT SERVICE

Welcome to Temple Israel

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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.

Contact us

 

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.

Andrea

 

HIGH HOLIDAYS SEATING REQUEST

 

In order to reserve seats for yourself or additional family members or guests, it is essential that you notify the synagogue office by SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 to request the specific seats you might want to reserve and the number of seats.
 
A reserved seating request form appears below.  You may mail or drop off your request.
 
Please note that in order to make a reservation, members must be current with their dues.
 
Please also remember that anyone wishing to attend
services is welcome at no charge, there is ample open seating to
accommodate those who wish to join us.
Thank you for your cooperation.
_____________________________________________
 
TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD HIGH HOLIDAYS
 
RESERVED SEATING REQUEST
 
Name: ____________________________________________
 
Temple Members:
 
# of Seats   Requested:
____ (2 Fam/1 Single)        ____ add'l seats @$25
 
Others:
 
# of Seats Requested @ $75 = _______ 
 
Total Seats Requested _______    Amount Enclosed _______
 
 Description of Area Requested (If available):
 
 
 
 

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 ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

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AREA NEWS, CULTURE AND EVENTS

 

    

                                                                                     

August 30, 2015
12:00- 4:00 p.m.
 
The 2nd Congregational Church invites you to an ALL CHURCHES/TEMPLE PICNIC at the beautiful Green River Recreational Area.  They will provide meats for grilling (with veggie options) and set-ups.  Please bring side dishes, drinks, and desserts for potluck eating.  Chairs and outdoor games would be wonderful.
ALL AGES WELCOME!
For more information, call Jennifer at 774-4355.

 

 

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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.