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Temple Israel is bringing in the fall


September 24, 2021

Temple Israel members Natan Brener and Geanne Share attend a Timucua Arts Foundation concert.

The lazy days of summer are over, and Temple Israel is bringing in the fall with both favorite and fresh activities for everyone.

"Talking to the Tribe" virtual Q&A with community members on Zoom and "Nosh & Know" meet-ups in person with Rabbi Neely have been popular events that will continue every month or so. For children five and under, Tot Shabbat on the third Saturday of each month includes songs, stories, a Torah parade, blessings, and snacks. All are welcome, but please RSVP to penelope.neely@gmail.com by the Wednesday before.

Cantor Andres Levy gave beautiful music during High Holiday services, Shabbat, and a family concert between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that featured a wide array of songs in multiple languages.

If you're looking for more music and also dancing, join in on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Orlando Ballet's "Jungle Book." Use code GROUP10 at drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2021/ob-jungle-book/.

All ages can paint Judaica or other pottery at a special discount while enjoying refreshments (and wine for 21+) on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2:30-6 p.m. at Pottery U Paint in Longwood with advance reservations.

On Sunday, Oct.24 at 7:30 p.m., head to Exploria Stadium for an Orlando City soccer game vs. New England. Save 15 percent at https://fevo.me/templeisrealtix.

Prayerful Meditation with Rabbi Neely is also set to resume on Oct. 30 and takes place the last Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Savage Chapel. The program includes meditation, guided imagery, and breathing exercises and finishes in time for the Torah service in the sanctuary.

On Friday, Nov. 19, the annual Sha-Ba-BQ, sponsored by the Kluger Family and Temple Israel Membership Committee, will be held outdoors at 6:30 p.m., followed by Shabbat services in the Rein Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Nov. 15, as space is limited, by emailing manager@tiflorida.org or calling 407-647-3055, so that you can enjoy kosher BBQ and vegetarian options, socializing, and crafts for kids.

We're continuing the senior programming with a Senior Social Hour on Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Roth Social Hall focusing on the topics of downsizing and reverse mortgages. Snacks will be served.

As we move into the colder winter weather, Sisterhood will hold a Havdalah Firepit Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with s'mores kits available for purchase to benefit the Jewish camp scholarship fund. Roast some marshmallows over the fire to usher in the new week, and grab an extra s'mores kit to enjoy at home too.

There is something for everyone at Temple Israel, and all are welcome.


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