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Tailgate + Marlins game + great people = perfect summer day!

Temple Israel takes you out to the ball game Sunday, July 12 when we cheer on our Miami Marlins who play the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park. The fun begins at 11:30 a.m. with a tailgate potluck, followed at 1:10 p.m. by the game. Click here to order your tickets today for our reserved baseline seating. Tickets are $20 per person, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Temple Israel. Join the Boys of Summer and your TI family for a great day! 

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Lift your soul and spirit with song at Shirat Shabbat musical service

Join Temple Israel Friday, July 10 when we host Shirat Shabbat, a unique musical celebration with spirited communal singing of all Shabbat prayers and blessings. Leading the 7:30 p.m. service will be Rabbi Tom Heyn, with music by guest cantorial soloist Jennifer Rueben, accompanied by the temple's director of music Dr. Alan Mason. An Oneg dessert reception and schmoozing follow. For anyone who loves singing, this service is for you!

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First American rabbi honored by queen for interfaith work to be guest speaker at Shabbat service, Oneg reception

Rabbi Mark L. Winer, the first American rabbi to receive a Member of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II for fostering interfaith relations, will discuss the importance of interreligious dialogue as a guest speaker at the temple's July 31st Shabbat evening service, led by Rabbi Heyn with music by guest cantorial soloist Jennifer Rueben and director of music Dr. Alan Mason. Rabbi Winer will also facilitate a discussion directly after the 7:30 p.m. service during an Oneg dessert reception. The evening is open to the entire community.

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A Shabbat Message

A Shabbat Message

A Shabbat Message

A Shabbat Message

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  • TI’s Tzedakah for May 2015

    Apr 26, 2015

    Temple Israel has selected for May the organization our Religious School chose for its Tzedakah Project: Yad Eliezer, a Jewish poverty-relief organization that helps tens of thousands of people in Israel. Best known for its monthly distribution of food packages for babies and families, it also provides a range of financial and rehabilitative support services, including a Big Brothers & Big Sisters program, initiatives for students with learning disabilities, mentoring children from single-parent families, and medical assistance for low-income families. Founded as a small, neighborhood relief  organization, Yad Eliezer is now one of the largest poverty-relief organizations in Israel, with over 12,000 volunteers. To donate, click here.

  • TI’s Tzedakah for April 2015

    Mar 26, 2015

    Temple Israel has selected for its April Tzedakah: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its inaugural PurpleStride Miami fundraising event Sunday, April 12 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in South Miami-Dade. The day includes a run and untimed family-friendly walk, children's activities, music, refreshments and more. Our own Robert Glazier is participating, and we encourage everyone to walk/run in his honor, or donate directly on Robert's page, or both! It is estimated that nearly 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year relative survival rate of just 7%. In our case, with Robert a beloved member of our Temple Israel family, pancreatic cancer is personal. Please do an important mitzvah by contributing to this cause. To participate in PurpleStride Miami, advance registration is required; for registration, times, and more information, click here

  • TI’s Tzedakah for February & March 2015

    Feb 08, 2015

    Temple Israel of Greater Miami has selected for its February & March Tzedakah: National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment. Established in 2009 in South Florida, NVEEE is a national, community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education. The signature 'Not on My Watch" pledge is a part of NVEEE's anti-bullying campaign in which students, teachers, community leaders and politicians nationwide are asked to get involved in the efforts to end school violence by not being a bystander. For more information about NVEEE, click here. To make a donation, click here.

  • TI’s Tzedakah for January 2015

    Dec 14, 2014

    Temple Israel has chosen as its January Tzedakah of the Month: Overtown Music Project (OMP), a non-profit organization that celebrates the music, history and spirit of Overtown by bringing back some of the area’s historic luster with a series of multisensory concerts in historic Overtown landmarks as well as in venues all over Miami. OMP has partnered with the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and Los Angeles’s The Harmony Project to conduct educational and outreach programs, including an afterschool curriculum for Frederick Douglass Elementary school music students. To make a donation, contact OMP executive director Amy Rosenberg at amy@overtownmusicproject.org.

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A Message from Rabbi Tom Heyn

Rabbi Tom

Recently, GableStage at the Biltmore staged performances of New Jerusalem. I know many in our community saw it. There were at least five Temple Israel members present the night I was there. The play was about the interrogation of Baruch Spinoza, the 17th-century Jewish philosopher whose unorthodox ideas put him at odds with the religious establishment of his time. It was sad to see such a brilliant man accused of heresy and excommunicated from the family and people he loved, but his idealism and ideals are still inspiring. To read more, click here.

  Hear more from Rabbi Heyn by attending our weekly Shabbat services. We'd love for you to join us each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Presidential Perspective by Doug Jacobs

Doug Jacobs

I can't believe it has been one year since I returned as President of Temple Israel. It went by so fast, and I am already looking ahead to next year with another great year of programs. Now is the time we start looking at new and creative additions to our programming lineup, so if there is something out there that interests you, please let us know. To read more, click here.

  Read about Rabbi Heyn Read about TI President Douglas Jacobs

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