Happening @ TI
November 24 | 10:00 am
Rabbi Heyn Meetup
December 03 | 5:30 pm
Temple Israel Singers
December 04 | 8:45 pm
iOneg with Dr. Ryan Longman
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Temple Israel is participating in the annual Branches Thanksgiving Meal Program. We are calling on TI members and friends to join us by volunteering Thanksgiving morning to help cook, package, and serve or deliver holiday meals to individuals and families in need. Please register on the Branches website by clicking here. For more information, contact the Temple Israel office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-573-5900.
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.
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.
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.
A Message from Rabbi Tom Heyn
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
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.
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