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Gesher Creates a “Jewseum”

Posted on February 28, 2018

Gesher, the Religious School’s 7th Grade class, created a “Jewseum” with presentations on notable Jews. From Carrie Fisher to Bernie Sanders and everyone in between, famous Jews in entertainment, politics, science, sports, and even crime(!) created an admirable cross-section of Jewish history.

connecTIon Goes Crazy for Hamentashen!

Posted on February 23, 2018

If you could put anything into a hamentashen, what filling would you choose? This week participants were faced with just this question as connecTIon, Temple Isaiah’s 20s/30s group, held a hamentashen bake. With nearly 20 options, everyone was able to get creative with their combinations. The options ranged from traditional (apricot, raspberry, poppy) to contemporary Continue Reading »

Sisterhood Brings All Ages Together for Pizza Bingo

Posted on February 19, 2018

TI Sisterhood recently ushered in an old favorite that had not made an appearance here for nearly a decade: Bingo Night! The evening did not disappoint, if all the smiles, high-fives, squeals of joy, and ‘Oh yeah’s’ were any indication — from the 150+ Bingo players, ranging in age from 5 to 95. Twenty games Continue Reading »

Taking Care of the Family

Posted on January 30, 2018

Rabbi Daniel Plotkin Recently I participated in a discussion on social media among fellow Rabbis about the concept of maternity leave. The first thing that struck me was that I was surprised at how many of my female colleagues have had trouble getting maternity leave as part of their contracts. Even more surprising to me, Continue Reading »

Implementing the TI2020 Vision Plan

Posted on December 29, 2017

Donna Kasoff The TI2020 vision plan is finally in the house! It all began in 2016, first with a series of insightful parlor meetings attended by many congregants. Based on our initial findings, the committee created a survey, which was completed by more than 250 congregants.  The data gained from the survey was analyzed, then Continue Reading »

On President Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

Posted on December 29, 2017

I have been asked by many friends about my thoughts on President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement this week, and wanted to chime in to the many voices posing all kinds of reactions.