Welcome to Temple Israel
Mark Your Calendars for these Exciting Upcoming Events!
Temple Israel Youth Learning begins August 18!
We are so excited to begin a new year of learning with you! Our first class meetings are only a few weeks away! PreK through 6th grade Sunday mornings begin August 18, and 3rd-6th grade Wednesday Hebrew groups and 7th-12th grade teen programs begin August 21. Find all the information you need on the new ParentSquare app. Questions? Please contact Director of Congregational Learning Ben Mazur, 402-556-6536.
Tri-Faith Picnic on the Commons
August 18, 5-8 pm, Faith Plaza
Food, music, kids activities, and fun for all ages. Halal burgers and kosher hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share (no pork, shellfish or gelatin dishes, thank you). Feel free to bring a picnic blanket if you’d like! Picnic On The Commons will feature music, henna painting, bounce houses, speed dialogue program, and other fun activities! We’ll also be collecting peanut butter to donate to the Countryside Community Cupboard Food Pantry, so please bring a jar or two. This is a free event and open to all. Come see the Commons, make new friends and enjoy a plateful of baba ghanoush, tabouleh, couscous, burgers, and hotdogs!
Soul Zimra Returning to Temple Israel
Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24
Soul Zimra combines acoustic and bass guitar with mandolin to create music that will charm fans of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and contemporary music. Musicians Andy Dennen, Marcus Newman, and Gary Schaffel combine genres to create music that makes you want to sing along. Their goal is to “bring meaning, energy, transcendence, and light to prayer” and their music is family-friendly and irresistibly joyful.
Our weekend begins on Friday, August 23 at 6 p.m. with a lively service in the sanctuary featuring Soul Zimra. On Saturday morning this popular Jewish worship band from Chicago will be leading Torah Study alongside Rabbi Stoller and Cantor Alexander as we discuss the morning’s theme, “Music, Payer & the Quest for God.” Afterwards, we will gather for Shabbat services with our musical guests, Soul Zimra. Visit their Facebook page to learn more!
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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