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|Shabbat Service Announcement|
Friday, January 17
Tonight’s Shabbat evening service at Temple Israel has been canceled due to the weather. Please stay warm and safe. We invite you to join us on our Facebook page at 6 p.m. tonight for a Facebook Live D’var Torah with Lenore Mass, URJ Board Trustee, about the World Zionist Congress Elections.
Saturday, January 18
We are canceling Shabbat morning Torah Study and services at Temple Israel in order to join South Street Temple in Lincoln for worship and study as one community. Please join us for services at 9:30 a.m. and Torah Study at 10:45 a.m. at 2061 S 20th St, Lincoln, NE 68502. For directions and more information, please see their website at https://southstreettemple.org/
We would like to invite you to share your Simcha Celebration moments with us so that we can offer you a blessing during Friday evening or Saturday morning services. For example, if you are celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, or a child’s or grandchild’s graduation, or a promotion at work, or doing something exciting for the first time, or going to Israel, or any other kind of success or mazal tov moment in your life, we would love for you to let us know about it and tell us when you’re planning to be at services so we can share in your joy with a shehecheyanu blessing. Once you’ve let us know about your simcha, the Temple Israel office will be in touch to set up a short phone conversation with one of us clergy so we can learn a little more about your special occasion and offer a personal blessing for you when you come to services. Sign-up today!
As you know, on Tuesday, November 5, it was discovered that numerous headstones had been toppled or dislodged from their foundation, and some of them had been irreparably broken. We have been working carefully and meticulously to account for each headstone.
Here you will find the current list of names from the headstones impacted by this vandalism. Please take a moment to review the list, as we are working on locating and notifying family members. If you recognize a name and can help us in finding living family, we would be grateful.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director Dennis DePorte, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-556-6536.
It is our hope that the restoration will be completed sometime in the spring of 2020, at which time we will hold a communal ceremony of re-dedication and renewal of this sacred place, where our loved ones endure in spirit and in our memories.
We are ever grateful for the outpouring of love and support for our community.
Our Mission: We will engage our community with a modern spiritual, educational and social Jewish experience that uplifts our lives.
Our Vision: To be an inclusive, connected and expanding Reform Jewish community.
Our Goals: Torah, Tzedakah, Tikun Olam
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