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(What's Happening in March and April)

 

Continuing Study & Discussion:

The Temple’s ongoing  groups, offer the opportunity for continued study & discussion.

  • Lunch & Talk with the Rabbi

Meet with Rabbi Schiftan at The Temple for lunch and
stimulating analysis of current events from a Jewish perspective. Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - lunch ~12:00 p.m. discussion.

  • WRJ Study Circle

This group meets weekly (Thursday @ Noon) to study Torah with Patty Marks.

  • Chevrah Torah

This study group meets weekly on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

ldorvdor hands

The L'dor V'dor Project

Congregation Ohabai Sholom Generation to Generation Project

This is an opportunity for the Temple Family to leave an unprecedented legacy to our grandchildren and great grandchildren.  By your participation in this project you are perpetuating your own life for your descendants who may have never had the chance to know you. 

Just think how wonderful it would be to visit our Temple Archives and be handed a folder that contains your family tree, a questionnaire completed by your great grandparent in his or her own hand, and a letter written to you years before you were born! Click Here to visit the L'dor V'dor Project web site.

Jewish Film Festival

Click Here to visit the Film Festival web site.

The Boulevard Bolt

The Boulevard Bolt-Thanksgiving Day

Click Here to learn all about the Boulevard Bolt.

Click Here to visit The Boulevard Bolt web site.

The Golden Lunch Bunch

11:30 at The Temple First & Third Tuesday each month (except holidays!)
Join us for lunch, entertainment and fun! Additional information or to RSVP,
please call Marjorie Zager at 352-7620.

Stimulating subjects enhance this groups meetings, ranging from book reviews to key note speakers. Click Here to visit the Golden Lunch Bunch page.

Renew Each Day: changing behaviours, supporting 12 steps

(Formerly known as JACS)
JACS is entering its 13th year and renewing its mission. Committed to the needs of the entire spectrum of the Jewish Community. We hope you will join us each Wednesday at 6:00 pm at The Temple For more information call Robb (615)568-1786

Next Dor

Gathering frequently at the end of a busy day or for a much needed night out. The Temple Next Dor group welcomes those under 40 (and their spouses). Click Here to visit the Next Dor page.

Book Club

The Temple Book Club meets monthly at 10 a.m. on second Sundays to discuss contemporary books, sometimes with a Jewish theme and sometimes not. The members select the books, and there ensues lively discussions, arguments, even digressions. Click Here for more information.

Women's Torah Study

Led by Patty Marks meets on Thursdays at Temple at 12:00 p.m.

Mussar Mindfulness

“Striving for the Best Within Ourselves, Guided by Jewish Wisdom & Contemporary Practice.”

In 2009, we began our group with Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis. Then, we delved into Pirke Avot, the compendium of sayings from the Mishnah about how best to live one’s life. This year, we are working through A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Reading from a Jewish text at each session facilitates our discussions and allows
us to hear personal reactions and varied perspectives of each other’s spiritual journeys. We welcome more participants for two reasons: First, the more people who
participate, the more our minds are stimulated with different stories and interpretive
directions. Secondly, expanding our group helps us practice sayings from Pirke Avot,
such as: "Who is wise? A person who learns from everyone he/she meets." Mussar teaches that nurturing our inner lives, a purpose of our monthly gatherings, enables us to better the world we live in. As a group, supporting each other with trust and respect, we gather to learn, to reflect, to guide one another, and to grow towards becoming the best persons we can be. Please join us! If you have questions, feel free
to call or email David Barton Phone: (615) 352-6442 - Email: Davibar@aol.com or
Martin Sir - Phone: (615) 419-8325 - Email: sirmartinlaw@aol.com

Weight Watchers

The Temple offers Weight Watchers meetings every Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. (Weigh-ins a half-hour earlier).

Adult Hebrew at The Temple

Want to help your child with Hebrew School? Want to better understand the prayers during Shabbat Services? Want to connect to the ancient language of our people? Did you goof off in Hebrew School and want a second chance? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, consider taking Adult Hebrew This year we have 2 levels of Hebrew:


Hebrew for Beginners – Level 1 (no prior knowledge of Hebrew necessary)
Hebrew Prayer Fluency – Level 2 (ability to read some Hebrew words necessary)

Level 1 and Level 2
Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. starting October 20th (Before Lunch with the Rabbi and Women’s Torah Study Group). These classes will run through January.

If you are interested in any of these classes or want more information, please email/call or stop by and see
Rabbi Shulman at rabbishulman@templenashville.org

 

What's Happening in February

(Check the Temple Calendar for Updates)

Sunday, February 26th 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Temple Talks

On the evening of November 9th, forty Temple members came together to listen to each other’s stories – where we’re from, our connection to Judaism and The Temple, our passions, and our concerns for our greater community. We hope you’ll join us for the next round of one-on-one interviews to get to know a fellow congregant --and have a little dessert.

We hope you will join us ~ please rsvp to Pat Halper, phalper@comcast.net

What's Happening in March

(Check the Temple Calendar for Updates)

Wednesday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. - Temple Preschool Readers Are Leaders Special Guest Day

Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. - Temple Town Hall Meeting: Medical Aid in Dying?

Dr. Frank Boehm & Attorney Hal Hardin will present differing views on this sensitive and important topic.
Their discussion, as well as audience Q&A, will be moderated by: Attorney Irwin Kuhn
This is an ongoing series focusing on current issues of communal concern, as seen through a variety of different (and often opposing) points of view; all done in the spirit of an open, civil, respectful and honest dialogue. The Temple Town Hall series seeks to continue a proud tradition toward the pursuit of social justice in our community.

Friday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. - Dr. Paulette Coleman

Chair of the NOAH Affordable Housing & Gentrification Task Force will be our special guest speaker.
Dr. Coleman received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts in addition to many other accomplishments.

March 3rd - March 5th - NFTY Ohio Valley Junior Youth Group Kallah at URJGUC

Open to all 6th to 8th Graders in the Ohio Valley region. Make friends with other Jewish middle schoolers across the midwest. For more information visit www.ohiovalley.nfty.org

Sunday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. - Temple Book Club

Read & plan to join us to discuss: Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

For more information, contact: Joan Breyer (breyerje@me.com) or Laurie Handshu (lauriehandshu@gmail.com)
or check our web site: www.schoenml.org/bookclub

Sunday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

Tuesday, March 7th at 11:30 a.m. - Golden Lunch Bunch

Join us for lunch, entertainment and fun! To RSVP call Anna Sir (354-1686).

Friday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. - Temple Preschool Purim Shabbat

Friday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. - Family Purim Service

Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Oneg to follow.

Sunday, March 12th at 9:30 a.m. - New Member's Brunch

Get to know other members while we get a chance to know you better. Learn about the programs, activities and committees that make our Temple special. Hosted by Temple Membership Committee. Please RSVP to Erin Zagnoev at erin@templenashville.org

Following the brunch please joining us for our Purim Carnival.

Sunday, March 12th at 10: 00 a.m. - Purim Carnival

$25 per family for unlimited rides, attractions, games, arts & crafts
Lots of food: hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, chips, fruit, drinks and hamantaschen!
Train rides ~ Exotic animal petting zoo ~
Mask making ~ face paint & sand art ~ Balloon Animals
Come in your best costume! Games for all ages! Costume contest! Fabulous prizes!
Special area for 4th-7th graders with sports games, climbing wall & karaoke with a DJ
Games and attractions for families with young children ages 0-5!

Saturday, March 18th at 3:45 p.m. - Hike and Havdalah

Tuesday, March 21st at 11:30 a.m. - Golden Lunch Bunch

Join us for lunch, entertainment and fun! To RSVP call Anna Sir (354-1686).

March 12th - 23rd - 12-Day Tour of Israel

You are invited to join Rabbi Mark & Harriet Schiftan on a 12-Day Tour of Israel. Highlights of the trip include:

The Diversity of The Galilee ~ In The Footsteps of The Dreamers
Spirituality and Security in the North ~ Old Gates to The Land of Israel
Shabbat in Jerusalem ~ A Mosaic of Jerusalem ~ The Arava in All Its Glory
Petra ~ What’s New in Tel Aviv

For additional details visit: http://www.arzaworld.com/the-temple-congregation-ohabai-sholom-2017-israel-trip

Tuesday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. - Temple Preschool Interactive Farmers’ Market

Interactive Farmers’ Market. A hands-on market experience where children learn about healthy habits and get to make and sample healthy foods.

What's Happening in April

(Check the Temple Calendar for Updates)

Saturday, April 1st at 3:45 p.m. - Hike and Havdalah

Sunday, April 2nd at 9:15 a.m. - Performance of FREEDOMSONG

Please Join Us for A Free Community-Wide Performance of FREEDOMSONG
presented by Beit T’Shuvah. A transformative musical that will shatter the myth of Jews
being immune to addiction. Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:15am to 12pm at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. By interweaving a Passover Seder with personal stories of addiction, FreedomSong poses one stark question— “What are you a slave to?” Most suitable for Ages 14 & Up

Sunday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

Friday, April 7th at 10:00 a.m. - Preschool Model Seder

Sunday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

Sunday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. - Conversion Conversation Class First Night Seder

Led by Rabbi Shana Mackler and Patty Marks.

Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. - Second Night Seder

Led by Rabbi Schiftan & Cantor Fishbein. Price $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-11;
$36 for all nonmember guests.

We hope you’ll join us for this festive family-friendly evening. Please RSVP to Erin no later than April 6th.
(erin@templenashville.org or 615/352-7620 x 299)

Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. - JACs Seder

Cost: $15.00. Seder led by Rabbi Shana Mackler Cantor Tracy Fishbein.

For this Seder your check is your reservation & must be received no later than April 7th.
Drop off or mail to The Temple.
For additional information call The Temple (615-352-7620) or
Robb McCluskey (615-568-1786 or robbmccluskey@gmail.com)

Thursday, April 13th - Next Dor Chocolate Seder @ Tempered Chocolate

Saturday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. - GLBT/PFLAG Seder

Cost: $15.00. Seder led by Rabbi Shana Mackler, Rabbi Michael Shulman and Cantor Tracy Fishbein.

For this Seder your check is your reservation & must be received no later than April 7th.
Drop off or mail to The Temple.
For additional information call The Temple (615-352-7620) or
Robb McCluskey (615-568-1786 or robbmccluskey@gmail.com)

Monday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m. - Yiskor Service

Monday, April 17th - Maimouna Dinner to celebrate the end of Passover

$5 per person, per event to reserve your spot. Contact Rabbi Michael Shulman, Director of Education and Next Generation Programs (615-352-7620 ~ rabbishulman@templenashville.org)
to RSVP or for more information.

Sunday, April 30th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Temple Blood Drive

Save the Date! It takes approximately one hour to donate.
Give blood. Give life.
* Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
* About 44,000 pints of blood are needed in the U.S. every day.
*Almost everyone will know someone in their lifetime who has needed blood.
Problems or questions? Contact: Brian Bauer at brianbauer247@gmail.com, 847-858-1088
or Peako Jenkins at peako.jenkins@gmail.com, 205-915-8505
**If you donated blood before 3/1/17, you can donate at this drive.**

Sunday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

April 30th - May 2nd - Consultation on Conscience

Consultation on Conscience is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s biennial social justice
leadership conference held in Washington, D.C. Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development; networking; and active dialogue culminating in an afternoon of advocacy on Capitol Hill.

This year’s special focus is on protecting vulnerable populations, conversations on how to better organize to combat voter suppression and the staggering problem of mass incarceration in America.

As part of our work to strengthen the Jewish community’s power as change agents, our delegation’s participation in the Consultation will be crucial in making this goal a reality.


For more information, contact Rabbi Mackler or Martin Sir, or visit

http://www.rac.org/consultation-conscience-2017-registration

Registration deadline for our Delegation is March 30, 2017. Registration fee $279 plus travel and hotel. (use the code delegation during registration)
Limited funds available for scholarship.

What's Happening in May

(Check the Temple Calendar for Updates)

Sunday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. - Temple Preschool Pre-K Graduation

Sunday, May 21st at 3:30 p.m. - Preschool Family Fun Day

This is a day of fun to celebrate the school year with snacks and activities sponsored by each Temple Preschool classroom.

 

 

 



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