7701 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Even if you can not make it to the service we would love to have you join us for dinner. The dinner will include stories and songs led by Eitan Gutin, the Director of Lifelong Learning.
The Family Service isn't about the kids; It isn't about the parents either; Instead the Family Service is about anyone who wishes to sharing in the leading of the services and meal.
The Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv services contain many opportunities to lead both long and short prayers; we will be calling up kids and parents who know parts of the service to help us out throughout the evening.
Why: A great chance to meet TI members you may not already know while sharing good food and conversation.
When: Friday April 24, 2015
How to Sign Up: Register by Tue Apr 14,
TI member volunteers will make the match and send you your dinner information. We will match hosts and guests with similar dietary and Kashrut needs. If you'd like, we'll also make an effort to find guests with similar-aged children.
Questions? Contact TIMembership@Tifereth-Israel.org
Rabbi Sarah Meytin will talk about Rockville Open House, a program she founded as a safe space for LGBTQ Jewish teens and their allies. She will give a background on the program, why she felt compelled to start it, and the importance of such a program for the Jewish community.
Ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2004, Rabbi Sarah Meytin earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania prior to beginning her Rabbinic studies. In 2009 Rabbi Meytin founded Rockville Open House, and has developed a workshop for preschools on welcoming gender non-conforming children.
She has worked as the Assistant Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, as a preschool teacher, and is currently the Assistant Director of Gan HaYeled, the preschool at Adas Israel Congregation.
Please bring a dairy or pareve item for eight people to share.
Questions? Contact TIMembership@Tifereth-Israel.org
Come with your children to TI's Himmelfarb School Open House on Sunday, May 11, 9:15am - noon. There are activities and treats for future students and parents and free babysitting for younger siblings. Synagogue membership is not required. Older students are welcome.
Class Starts March 9
Open to members and non-members
March 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 4:00 to 6:00.
Are you at a point in your life where you have the time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future? Would you like the chance to discuss in a small group what some of the blessings and challenges of this stage of life are for you? If so, come join a group of other adults who are interested in looking at where their lives have taken them, harvesting the wisdom they’ve acquired, and looking forward to their next steps.
This will be a small group, so that everyone can have time to speak. The classes will include a balance of lecture, whole group discussion, guided meditation, journaling about selected topics, and discussion in pairs. The classes are based on the work of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his book Age-ing to Sage-ing®, as well as concepts and methods developed later by him and others.
The class will meet at Tifereth Israel on Sunday afternoons.
My first career was in early childhood education; now that I am getting older I am focusing on the later stages of life. At first I didn’t want to admit that I am aging, and then my teacher, Rabbi Nadya Gross, with whom I studied Women’s Wisdom, suggested that I might be interested in the Sage-ing program. She was right – when I took the first part of the Age-ing to Sage-ing® class offered through ALEPH (Alliance for Jewish Renewal), I found that this material gave me valuable insights into my own aging process, and showed me how important it is to have a group of peers with whom to discuss these topics. Now I am enrolled in the Age-ing to Sage-ing® Mentorship Program and I’d like you to join me in exploring our experiences on this interesting phase of life.
Rabbi Devorah (Diana) Lynn, who is enrolled in the next ALEPH Sage-ing classes, will sit in on the class as my assistant.
The cost for the series is $40 for members of TI; $48 for non-members
Please reply to me at msumka at gmail dot com if you have questions about the class.
Sign-up today for the class.
Kings is the ninth book of the Hebrew Bible and the fourth book in the Prophets (Nevi'im), the second section of the Hebrew Bible. Kings tells the story of the Kingdoms of Israel and of Judah from the beginning of King Solomon's reign (roughly 960 B.C.E.) until the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. The first eleven chapters of Kings deal with Solomon. After Solomon's death, the united monarchy of Israel split in two: ten of the tribes of Israel left the rule of Solomon, and established a rival kingdom in the North [the southern kingdom’s capital remained in Jerusalem].
– Former from an article at My Jewish Learning
Image courtesy of My Jewish Learning, King Solomon, 1872 or 1874,
by Simeon Solomon.
What does it mean to grow old? Can one prepare consciously for the challenges ahead? Is there any advantage to that, since we don't know how our lives will turn out? Do we have regrets, and is there anything we can do about them? What is the meaning of our successes and failures? What is the legacy we would like to leave the next generation?
This class will help us address these questions and more. It will include discussions
and exercises designed to help us look back at our life experiences, learn lessons
from them, and determine whether we want to make any changes in how we are
living our lives.
The program incorporates self-reflection, guided writing, and the study of Jewish
texts on the wisdom that can come with the aging process.
This five-session class is based on the work of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l. The teachers are Michele Sumka and Rabbi Devorah Lynn.
Michele has a Master’s of Education degree and has recently become a certified Sage-ing® Facilitator. She is also enrolled in the ALEPH Ordination Program in Jewish Spiritual Direction. Michele has worked as a Preschool Educator and Reiki Master in the U.S. and in Kenya, Bosnia and Israel.
Rabbi Devorah was ordained in 2006 by HUC-JIR, NYC. She led Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, VA for six years. Devorah is now studying Sage-ing® with ALEPH, Meditation Teacher Training with the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, and is in a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) cohort at the Hebrew Home.
Michele, msumka at gmail dot com or
Devorah, dlynn1951 at gmail dot com
The biblical Book of Proverbs contains much more than pithy sayings. What is this text telling us? What is the role of the Book of Proverbs in Judaism? We’ll approach these and other questions through chevruta study (i.e., working together in pairs) and class discussion of a number of Proverbs. Handouts will be from the new translation by Robert Alter. The Hebrew text will be available as well.
Barbara White, a TI member, has taught many classes at the Jewish Study Center, including Basic Judaism and explorations of various aspects of prayer. She has taught several adult B’nei Mitzvah classes at Fabrangen and has presented a TI Shalem program on the poetry of Shirley Kaufman.
They named their coffee Mirembe Kawomera, which means, “Delicious Peace” in the Luganda language