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Israel and its Relationships with its Muslim Neighbors

Israel Committee Invites you to a
Talk and a Brunch with Dr. Rafi Danziger

Israel and its Relationships with its Muslim Neighbors:
 Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Sunday Morning, April 17th, 10:00 a.m.

Please Sign-up for the Brunch

Dr. Rafi Danziger is the Director of Research and Information for AIPAC, and is the editor of AIPAC's biweekly newsletter, Near East Report. During the 1980s he was a foreign policy analyst at the American Jewish Congress. Previously, he taught modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Haifa in Israel, and at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also was a visiting fellow at Princeton University and a consultant on Middle Eastern affairs at the Hudson Institute. Dr. Danziger holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton, an M.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published a book and many articles on the Middle East and North Africa, and his op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and other leading newspapers. He has lectured extensively on the Middle East, and was interviewed on the PBS MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour and other news programs.

There will be no charge for this inaugural event, but contributions
towards the cost of the food will be greatly appreciated.
Please Sign-up for the Brunch
Questions? Contact Ray Natter at rnttr at verizon dot net



matzho at a seder

Passover or Pesach 2017
Read all about what one can eat (or not) in the (PDF)
Rabbinical Assembly Guide to Pesach
Chametz is any food that is leavened

Sign-up to assist with our Food Delivery on Sun Apr 2nd

Seders – Share your Seder or Are you Seeking a Seder
Email the Rabbi

Make a Tzedakah contribution & sell your Chametz
by 9 am on April 10
Passover Shabbat Dinner on April 14th
Sign-up by noon Thu April 6

Post Passover Beer Tasting on Sun April 22, sign-up

Donate unopened boxes of Matzoh to TI

Pesach - Passover Schedule
Sunday, April 2
9:00 a.m. Passover food deliveries to needy people in the Jewish community,
 Thursday April 6
Deadline for April 14 Friday Passover Shabbat Dinner reservations,  Sign-up
Sunday April 9
9:15 a.m. Morning Minyan,  followed by sale of chametz. You can also sell your
chametz via form.
Monday, April 10
7:00 a.m. Service & Siyyum for First Born, followed immediately by final sale of chametz
(no sales after 8:30 a.m.)
Evening Erev Passover, First Seder (time for candle lighting)
Tuesday, April 11
9:00 a.m. First Day of Passover – Morning Holiday Service, followed by simple Kiddush
Evening Second Seder
Wednesday, April  12
9:00 a.m. Second day of Passover, Morning Holiday Service, followed by Kiddush sponsored by Mark and Mona Berch
Friday, April 14
6:30 p.m. Shabbat and Holiday Service, followed by Passover dinner,  sign-up by noon Thursday April 6
Saturday, April 15
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach
Monday, April 17
9:00 a.m. Seventh day of Passover, Morning Holiday Service, followed by simple Kiddush
Tuesday, April 18
9:00 a.m. Eighth day of Passover, Morning Shabbat and Holiday Service, followed by Shabbat Kiddush luncheon
11:00 a.m. (approximate time) Yizkor Service
noon (approximate time) Kiddush luncheon
Saturday, April 22
5:00 p.m. Post-Passover Beer Tasting with Rabbi Seidel, sign-up



Tzedakah Shabbat Dinner Hosted by USY


Friday, April 8th

Services at 6:30 p.m.

Kabbalat Service • USY Tzedakkah Dinner Sign-up

Tzedakah Box

USY would like to offer you a special meal for a good cause. Following our Friday evening Shabbat service, join us for a friendly, community dinner. Sit back and relax as your food, prepared by TI’s teens, is brought to you by our well-dressed USY wait staff. All profits from dinner, including tip pledges that you can make at your table, will go to USY’s Tikkun Olam Tzedakah Fund. At the event two years ago, USYers raised over $1,400 to donate to Tzedakah.

USY'ers conatct Missy Mandell Missy@Tifereth-Israel.org to volunteer.

Saturday, April 9th

Shabbaton and Light Dinner Sign-up

In-House Shabbaton: A Celebration of Freedom

Join us for classes and talks offered by a range of TIers on freedom in its various forms. Stay for a light dinner, mincha service, and havdalah. Session topics will include Jewish texts on poverty, Hallel tunes, and Mussar. Classes are free -- snacks and dinner are $30.

Shabbaton participants Eitan Gutin,  Iris Lav,  Ari Ne'eman, Joelle Novey, Rabbi Ethan Seidel, Allan Tulchin. 

Special children's programs running simultaneously with adult sessions.



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Questions? Contact
202 882.1605 ext 301 or email




Purim Carnival | Games Costumes Food


Start the Games - Come in Costume


Purim Carnival Photo

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 20th – 12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Join us for the annual, one-of-a-kind, teen generated (parent approved), WORLD FAMOUS TI Purim Carnival!

Each year TI's teens create an exciting carnival with games, prizes, and great Kosher food.

Pre-Order Tickets Today

4 Tickets for $1 • 50 for $10

$5 for Lunch

Email Eitan@Tifereth-Israel.org
 for more information





Purim Spiel, Service, TI Purim Costumes

Costumed Purm Goers

Purim Carnival on Sunday March 20th

Erev Purim – Wednesday Evening March 23rd

Tot Purim Service at 5:30. p.m.

Light Evening Dinner at 6:15 p.m., Sign-Up
Deadline is March 14th

Ma'ariv & Megillah reading 7:15 p.m.

Purim Spiel / Skits

Pesach Wine Tasting / Wine Sale

Costumed Purim goer

Purim − Thursday, morning service 7 a.m.

Volunteer to read the Megillah or deliver a Spiel!

(mp3 or CD of Megillah trope available from the Rabbi)

 Contact Rabbi Seidel

Order Hamantashen from Sunflower Bakery

Order Deadline: Thursday March 17, 5 p.m.
Pickup at TI: Tues Mar 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
 or Wed Mar 23  10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact he Office TIAdmin@Tifereth-Israel.org

Adults & Children – Show Off Your Costumes!
 Which Costumes will be on this Page Next Purm?

 Costumed Purim goer

       (All ptotos are of TI Purim goers; photos by Jeff Peterman)




Shalem | No Baloney, Being a Caregiver in the Sandwich Generation


Saturday, March 5th
Kiddush after Services, and Shalem at 1:15 p.m.

We welcome TI member, Ann Kline

Like the airline advice, caregivers are told to take care of themselves so that they can be there for others. Hah! How are you supposed to do that when you are caring for aging parents and raising children and being pulled by a myriad of other life demands and expectations? Ann Kline will talk about strategies to cultivate strength and resilience for being at the heart of the caregiving sandwich.

TI member Ann Kline has been supporting caregivers and others as a hospice chaplain, volunteer, and spiritual director for almost twenty years.

Sponsored by TI Adult Education

Questions? Please contact
Jessica Weissman at TIShalem@Tifereth-Israel.org


What is the Meaning of Religious Experience | KN Presents Maxine Grossman

Kol Nashim invites you to a Maxine Grossman Talk

Sunday Morning, March 27th
10:15 a.m. till noon

What is the Meaning of Religious Experience

Tifereth Israel is a congregation that takes the concept of "religious experience" seriously. But what does this concept really mean? Do we experience religion through spirituality? Through a cognitive process? Through embodiment? This talk will address some of the academic definitions of "religious experience" and will raise the questions of how central "experience" is -- and should be! -- to religion.

Maxine Grossman is an associate professor in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Maryland, where she also oversees the undergraduate minor in Religious Studies. Her work has long focused on the Dead Sea Scrolls, gender studies, and definitions of religion. More recently, she has begun working in the areas of cognitive studies of religion and religious experience.

Please let us know you'll be coming, email KNRsvp@Tifereth-Israel.org

Refreshments will be served

Questions? Email KNPresident@Tifereth-Israel.org

Shabbat Dinner, Services, and Theater J


Friday Night - February 26th - Sign-up Now

Theater J loo

Services: 6:00 p.m. Dinner and presentation to follow.

Theater J cast Presentation

A World Premiere at Theater J

MARCH 17 - APRIL 17, 2016

Falling out of Time

Based on the novel by David Grossman*
Translation by Jessica Cohen 
Adapted and Directed by Derek Goldman

Featuring Nora Achrati, Edward Christian, Leo Erickson, Nanna Ingvarsson, John Lescault, Erika Rose, Michael Russotto, Rafael Untalan and Joseph Wycoff

After losing his son in the Israel-Lebanon conflict of 2006, David Grossman wrote his stunning masterpiece, Falling Out of Time. Now, Derek Goldman (Our Class) adapts this haunting tale of loss, solace, and hope into a world premiere stage production.  In this incandescent fable, a grief-stricken man takes leave of his bewildered wife to embark on a beautiful and poetic journey that will change him forever. This astonishing and one-of-a-kind theatrical experience promises to be the season’s most moving event.

Members: $18 per adult; $13 per child 8-12; $8 per child 3-7;
$60 family maximum.
Non-members: $21 / $15 / $10 / $70
Sign-up Now

“A richly emotional, mystical and philosophical tapestry… [in the] tradition of art that pushes back against catastrophe.” – The Jewish Daily Forward

“[Grossman is] the greatest Israeli writer of his generation. . . . Talmudic, polyphonic, yearning, [Falling Out of Time] comes from a place of pain and darkness and is acutely moving.” — The Daily Telegraph (London)

Questions? Call 202.882.1605 ext 301 or email TIAdmin@Tifereth-Israel.org










Shalem | Judaism and Human Rights


Saturday, February 6th
Kiddush after Services, and Shalem at 1:15 p.m.

We welcome TI member Rabbi Charles Feinberg

Rabbi Feinberg will discuss slavery in ancient and modern times. He will speak about how the African American community has been affected by the war on drugs. He will discuss the nature of punishment in some of our different prison systems and whether we as a society believe that there can be reconciliation and healing with those who have committed serious crimes. He will use the words of the Torah Reading (Parashat Mishpatim) and the Haftarah (Jeremiah) as a springboard for discussion.

Charles M. Feinberg has been a rabbi for over 42 years. He has served Conservative Congregations in Madison, WI; Poughkeepsie, NY; Vancouver, BC; and Washington, DC. Recently retired from the pulpit rabbinate, Charles is now the executive director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights. He and his wife Krayna are new TI members, and they have three grown children, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter.

Sponsored by TI Adult Education

Questions? Please contact
Jessica Weissman at TIShalem@Tifereth-Israel.org


For Love of Chocolate | Dipping Strawberries


Join us for a Trip to SPAGnVola - a Boutique Chocolatier
at their Gaithersburg Location

SPAGnVOLA creates award-winning chocolates, managing the entire process from farm to store.
Their chocolate beans come from their own estate in the Dominican Republic.
They are highly rated onTripAdvisor and Yelp.  We will tour the factory and participate in dipping
  marshmallows (brought by Kol Nashim and are hechshered) and strawberries. More on kashrut see *

Tour Limited to only 20 people - $15 cost - Sign-up Now

For Love of Chocolate

When: Sunday February 7th
Time:  Tour starts at 11:30 a.m. - followed by dipping,1 1/2 hours in length
How: Meet at TI at 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. if you want to carpool, otherwise we'll meet you at SPAGnVOLA (spagnvola.com)
Sign-up Now  -- Limit of 20 people
* Rabbi Ethan's kashrut view - chocolate is not
hechshered, the ingredients are not un-kosher.


Questions? Email TIKolNashim@Tifereth-Israel.org
Sponsored by Kol Nashim
"Engaging and Connecting the Women of TI"