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Caregiver Support Group


Caregiver photo

You can just sit back and listen or share if you want, your choice


Are you helping to care for an elderly for sick friend or relative? 

Would you like to chat with others in similar circumstances? 

Join Rabbi Seidel's support group for caregivers

Sundays, next meeting on TBA  • 10:15 a.m. • Rabbi's Office

Let the Rabbi know if you're interested, or just show up.
Email TIRabbi@Tifereth-Israel.org



Learner's Minyan

What page are we on?
When am I supposed to stand and sit?
What do these prayers mean anyway? 

The meetings will be: 10-11:30 a.m., on
November 1, December 6, January 31, March 7, May 2 and June 6.
To add your name to the email list
for the service, please sign-up


Tifereth IsraeI will be holding a monthly Learners Minyan which will focus on helping participants become more comfortable participating in TI Shabbat services, understanding the structure, themes, and meanings of the prayers. 
The minyan, led by TI-member Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, will meet on the first Shabbat of each month from 10-11:30am and include an easy-to-follow basic morning service, plus time for in-depth study of a specific prayer each week. We will end roughly in time to join the main sanctuary for Musaf.
It is aimed for any adult who wants to get to know the service better. We will use Sim Shalom plus a transliteration, so Hebrew knowledge is a plus, but not required.



Annual Emory Walk to Help the Homeless


 Sunday, October 18, 2015 2:00 p.m.

 Please join us again this year for the Annual Walk to Help the Homeless!

Emory Beacon Walk

We should always be mindful of our less fortunate neighbors in need of a place to stay. TI has partnered with Emory United Methodist Church since 1999 to help provide transitional housing in the District of Columbia.

All funds raised are matched by Fannie Mae
so please contribute whatever you can.

Ccome to the Emory United Methodist Church at 6100 Georgia Avenue NW.

Quesionts? Contact TI Social Action
Pierre Dugan at duganpierre at gmail dot com





Hebrew Classes

Five Classes to Choose From, from Beginning to Advanced
Always consult the calendar for last minute changes


Beginner Siddur Hebrew (Using Aleph Isn't Tough) – Judy Tulchin

No previous knowledge assumed – we begin with alef. The course covers everything you need to be able to read the Hebrew alphabet (consonants and vowels), plus some basic vocabulary. At the end of the class, participants should be able to read Biblical/Siddur Hebrew comfortably and be ready to move on to grammar.

 Judy Tulchin learned most of her Hebrew as an adult and has been using it to pray, study, read Torah, and prepare talks on the weekly Torah portion for the past three decades. She is a professor of mathematics at Georgetown University and a TI board member. She is married to Allan Tulchin; they have two children, Hillel and Lena, in TI’s Himmelfarb school.

Please register by Friday, January 15, so that we can order enough books for the class. Materials fee for the textbook: $20. 

Most Sunday mornings  • 9:15 - 10:1015 a.m. January 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20;
April 3, 10, 17 

Consult the TI calendar for any change in dates

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Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way – Allan Tulchin  

For people who can read Hebrew, even haltingly, but want to build up knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Allan Tulchin is chair of TI’s Adult Education Committee and married to TI Board member Judy. They have two children, Hillel (8) and Lena (6). In “real life” he’s an associate professor of French history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylavania.

Most Sunday mornings  •  9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  January 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5,

Please register by Friday, January 15, so that we can order enough books for the class. Materials fee for the textbook: $20. 

Consult the TI calendar for any change in dates

Advanced Hebrew – Book of Kings and Commentaries

Rabbi Ethan Seidel – More about the Book of Kings Class » Friday mornings • 11:00  am
• Always Consult the TI calendar for class dates  •  Rabbi’s office

Shabbat Talmud Study 

For more informaiton please see Talmud Study.

Intermediate Hebrew Beginning Tanach – Stephanie Rubin

This class is designed for people who have completed Rabbi Seidel’s Beginning Hebrew class or the equivalent.  Focusing on Sh'mot, the class will read the verses in Hebrew, then translate, review grammar, and discuss.

Thursdays  • 10 - 11 a.m., weekly classes / Consult the TI calendar for dates, begins January 7


TI Adult Education

To find out more information, please contact 
Eitan Gutin, Director of Lifelong Learning, Eitan@Tifereth- Israel.org




Looking for Former TI'ers

Have You and TI Crossed Paths?

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If you attended TI, or know anyone who did, please let us know. We want to see you, and would love to hear your memories and stories.

Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary (coming in 2016) with former members and freinds of TI.

If you are an alumni or friend of TI please let us know who you are.

Click here To Contact Us









A Beginner's Guide to Jewish History


Are you afraid to admit you don’t know the significance of the year 70? 1492?
  Don’t know Mendelssohn from Maimonides?
Then this is the course for you!

By Cynthia Peterman

Jewish History

The course will cover Ancient Jewish History through Modern Israel

Sign-up and reserve your place

Wednesdays from 7 - 9:00 p.m. Except for Sunday Feb 22 7:30 p.m.

Multi-session course from January 7 through February 11th
January 7, 14, 28; February 4, 11, 22 (7:30 p.m.), 25

Pricing: $120 members / $160 non-members

Cynthia is the former chairperson of the Jewish history department of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, where she taught high school Jewish history for 22 years. Cynthia was also the Education Director of Tifereth Israel from 1986 to 1992. Currently Cynthia directs The Jewish Teacher Project, an online portal that organizes internet resources for Jewish Studies teachers and serves as TI's VP for Lifelong Learning.                         

TI Adult Education

To find out more information, please contact TI Synagogue Administrator
Sheri Blonder at  TiAdmin@Tifereth-Israel.org, or 202-882-1605 x101



Kabbalat Shabbat and Festival Service


Shabbat and Festival Service for Sukkot

This is a past event, but occurs annualy

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Sukkot services



The Changing Middle East | Israel and the U.S.

Join us on Sunday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m.
A Talk and a Brunch

Sign-up now, space is limited

Jeffrey Colman, Deputy Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs for AIPAC
  (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) - will be speaking on
The Changing middle East | Israel and the U.S.

Mr. Colman describes his subject matter as follows:

After fighting an unexpected war with Hamas this summer, Israel now faces Palestinian efforts at the UN to impose a peace agreement as well as a rise in terror attacks.  The so-called "Arab Awakening" or "Arab Spring" threatens to erase international borders as Islamic extremist groups battle for power across the region.

Meanwhile, the most significant threat to Israel and the US in the region, Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon, remains unresolved amidst apparent gaps between the Israeli and US positions.

Brunch:  We will be serving lox, cream cheese, bagels, quiche, danish or cake, juice and coffee. The cost is $12 per person  ($10 for Gevarim members) - and we have limited space.


Sponsored by Gevarim

Qeustions? Please contact
Andrew Reamer and Ray Natter at TIGevarim@Tifereth-Israel.org


Honoring our Veterans

On November 8 we will Recognize our Veterans

Tell us which veterans you would like us to recognize this year

Who: Parents, spouses, sons, daughters, even yourself! Please let us know which service the veteran was in and the general time period of service.

Poster: We would like to make a poster with pictures of the veterans - current pictures or when the veteran was serving or both. Email pictures to the TI office at TIAdmin@Tifereth-Israel.org or drop them off by October 31. Please  label any pictures - name, service, approximate date.

If you have any questions, please contact the TI office at (202) 882-1605 x101.




Esau Suing Jacob for Theft of Birthright

Join us for the Trial of a Previous Millennium



Defendant, plaintiff and their lawyers
will state their case before a judge in family court

Guaranteed to be a sensational trial!
A grudge match of brothers
This family feud is biblical in proportions!
Lawyers: Janet Nesse and Bruce Heppen; Judge: Deena Dugan
Sunday, November 16, 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by Kol Nashim 

To find out more information, please contact 
the TI Office and Sheri Blonder TiAdmin@Tifereth-Israel.org