Temple Israel Purim Carnival
Sunday, February 25, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
New games, prizes, a crafts booth, silent auction, and more! No admission fee and "safari" passports start at $2.50* Proceeds benefit Camp Dream Street! Plus, Brotherhood will be serving lunch at $5/person.
And! Hamantashen are now on sale through Feb. 18 with pick-up at the carnival. Choose from Limited Carnival Edition Pink Zebra (strawberry cheesecake with sprinkles), Funfetti Fudge, Blueberry, Raspberry, and more! Proceeds benefit Camp Dream Street and youth group programming. Order here: http://bit.ly/2o0xQrx
*Passports replace tickets!
Prime Timers’ Conversation and Coffee
THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 15 & 22 10:00am
Join Rabbi Feivel Strauss for coffee and learning. Prime Timers is Temple Israel’s 65+ social group. Questions? Contact Jan Reisman.
Monday, March 12, 2018
On Monday, March 12 at 5:30 pm, Temple Israel will host the third installment of MLK Moral Mondays, the three-part, clergy-led services and gatherings featuring distinguished speakers on the pressing social justice issues of our time. The evening will begin with a pre-service dinner reception for the Memphis faith community at 5:30 pm. Register here. Then, a musical service led by Rabbi Greenstein and the Temple Israel clergy team with Rev. Traci Blackmon will begin at 6:30 pm. Following the service, the Yale Divinity School panel with Temple's own Rabbi Katie Bauman will start at 7:20 pm, and a closing address will be made by Dr. Alvin O'Neal Jackson. More information about this powerful evening is available here. Don't miss it.
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Elul Video Series
Elul, the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, is a time of contemplation and introspection to prepare us for the High Holy Days. To encourage this process, we are thrilled to introduce the TI Elul Video Series, a collection of videos offering brief, yet poignant thoughts and reflections. We will release a new video each day until Rosh Hashanah. Click here to view them or follow Temple Israel (Memphis).***
WRJ-Sisterhood Featured on WMC 5
For the month of June, the Temple Israel Sisterhood hosts a Vision Camp for the Colonial Hearing, Speech, and Vision Center. Their latest excursion took them to Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and WMC Action News 5 recognized the group with a "High Five"! Take a look: http://bit.ly/2tSxwLP. Special thanks to Rochelle Hoenig Fenton and Phyllis Niegelberg for organizing this amazing camp!
TI Movie Nights Photos
Click here to see photos from the three TI Movie Nights!
Commercial Appeal Op/ed by Rabbi Bauman: Yearbook photo a teachable moment"
Our community must support this review and the action steps that flow from it. To do otherwise minimizes a colossal error in judgment by many people and tolerates a lack of appreciation for the power of symbols and images to inflict pain. We owe it to our children to learn through this unfortunate occurrence to treat the study of historical events with greater respect.
Rabbi Katie Bauman shares her thoughts on the Houston Middle School yearbook photo via The Commercial Appeal. http://memne.ws/2qK14NR
See Rabbi Greenstein's Sermons from Calvary Episcopal Church Lenten Series
Rabbi Greenstein spoke to a packed sanctuary (both days!) during the Calvary Episcopal Church Lenten Preaching Series this past Tuesday (3/21) and Wednesday (3/22). Couldn't make it? See the sermons here.
View the March 27, 2017 Interfaith Justice Panel
Temple Israel hosted an incredible evening, a panel discussion focused on "Why Justice is Foundational to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism". Led by Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Reverend Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery of Idlewild Presbyterian Church and Dr. Yasir Qadhi of Memphis Islamic Center, the 375+ attendees left with a better understanding of the similarities between the faiths and their shared emphasis on justice. View the full evening here.