Temple Israel Blog

rsssmall36 RSS Feed for Temple Israel's blog

Enter your email address to subscribe:

Delivered by FeedBurner

20 August 2012

OTYG invites Omaha’s Jewish youth to kick off the year with a splash

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in OTYG

Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner, but one of Omaha’s Jewish youth groups isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. OTYG is hosting a pool party/membership drive on August 24 and it’s open to all kids in grades 9-12.

15 August 2012

Habitat for Humanity Update

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Social Justice

Temple Israel member Dana Kaufman joins Social Justice committee Chair Dan Gilbert at the Habitat for Humanity build site at 3177 Fowler Street in North Omaha.

Click through for photos and information on how you can volunteer.

15 August 2012

Rabbi Azriel's Message to Temple Israel's College-bound Youth

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Rabbi

Rabbi Azriel took a moment during last Friday's Shabbat service to wish Temple Israel's college-bound young adults well, and to remember to take time from their studies to remember Shabbat and their community back home.

Click through for a short video.

14 August 2012

Golf Outing 2012

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Temple Israel

The day started out cloudy and fairly gloomy, but by the time the golfers hit the links the sun had broken through and it had become a beautiful day for a round of golf.

On Monday, August 13, 84 Temple Israel members swarmed the course at Shadow Ridge Country Club as a fundraiser for the temple. Hundreds of donated items were won and great fun was had by all, especially Joe Corcoran, who won $20,000 by hitting a hole-in-one on the par 3 17th hole.

Click through for photos of Temple Israel's finest golfers as they prepared for their day in the sun.

14 August 2012

Summer Speaker Series Week 11: Silvia Roffman and Suzanne Singer - Consider the Years

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Summer Speaker Series

Silvia Roffman and Suzanne singer co-authored a book for Temple Israel's centennial commemoration, titled "Consider the Years," which chronicled the history of the congregation from its founding in 1871 through 1971. The pair later updated the history with a booklet in 1996 for Temple Israel's 125th anniversary. And last Friday, Silvia and Suzanne gave a brief oral history about Temple Israel and its congregation, including numerous tidbits of information, many of which were pretty funny, too.

08 August 2012

Summer Speaker Series Week 10: Sandy Nogg - Gift Shop Lady Tells All

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Summer Speaker Series

Sandy Nogg opened her Summer Speaker talk last Friday night with an anecdote about how she came to be known as the "Candy Lady" by the younger members of the congregation, much to the consternation of the children's teachers and parents. It's a light, fun story that serves to highlight Sandy's personality and the whole of her speech.

08 August 2012

Let Our Prayers Be Found

Written by Our Clergy, Posted in Social Justice

sikhThe Temple Israel family is saddened to learn of the recent murders at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who senselessly lost their loved ones this week. We know all too well the dangers that stem from ignorance and the failure to defend religious freedom. The fight to be recognized, understood and accepted by our American neighbors was a long and arduous battle for American Jews.  

Photo from Associated Press 

<<  34 35 36 37 38 [3940 41 42  >>