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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2014 and 2015

Thursday, September 18

Beer & Bavli (Babylonian Talmud), 5:30 p.m., The Filling Station, 642 Railroad Place, TC

Friday, September 19

Kabalat Shabbat Service, 7:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6726 Center Road: Kabalat Shabbat Service. Because there is a bar mitzvah the following morning, we will not be reading Torah. Please bring something to share for oneg.

Saturday, September 20

Demario Brody becomes Bar Mitzvah, 10:00 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6726 Center Road: All members of the congregation are invited to join in the celebration.

 Adult Hebrew Study, 1:00 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road

Torah Study, 1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road

Adult Study, 2:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road

 Slichot Services, 8:30 - 10:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6726 Center Road, Traverse City.

 Friday, September 19- Sunday, September 21

NFTY - Mackinaw Madness. For All Jewish Kiddos In Grades 9-12.

 Sunday, September 21

Religious School, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road


 High Holidays: Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday, October 4

Click Here For The High Holidays Information & Reservation Form

 Wednesday, September 24

Erev Rosh Hashanah - 7:30 pm at the UU

 Thursday, September 25

Rosh Hashanah – 10:00 am at the UU

Tashlich Service - 12:30 outside Firefly Restaurant at 310 Cass

Lunch - Firefly (RSVP required)

Children's Service  - 3:00 pm at the UU

 Friday, September 26

Second day Service – 10:00 am at the UU

Shabbat Shuvah - 7:00 pm at the UU

 Friday, October 3

Kol Nidre Service - 7:30 pm UU

 Saturday, October 4

Yom Kippur Service  - 10:00 am UU

Adult study following morning service

3:00 pm - Children's Service

4:00 pm - Yizkor service

5:00 pm - Closing Service

6:00 pm -Break the Fast (RSVP required)

 The Yizkor list will be made available for corrections and additions. Please contact Terry Tarnow at terry.tarnow@gmail.com if you have additions.

 Sunday, September 28

Religious School, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road


 Sunday, October 5

CONGREGATION AHAVAT SHALOM ANNUAL MEETING, 1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road.

THE CONGREGATION WILL BE VOTING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO PROCEED TO MERGE WITH CONGREGATION BETH EL TO FORM A NEW CONGREGATION, BASED ON AN OUTLINE OF UNDERSTANDING. IF YOU ARE A CAS MEMBER, PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING.

 Other Events:

 Weekend of October 10-12

7 Congregation Intergenerational Retreat!

Temple B'nai Israel in Petoskey

 Sunday, October 12 will include a Sukkot celebration!

 Ask anyone who has been able to make it to the previous retreats in the UP (the Robitsheks, The Kuttnauers, The Slykers, The Swartzes, or The Vreeland, to name a few) - these retreats are a great time and a great way to connect with other Northern Michigan Jewish families (aka "The Frozen Chosen). Something interesting is offered for all age groups.

Details to follow. Since this one is so close to us, we hope lots of people will be able to attend part or all of the weekend events!

 

Weekend of November 7-9

Jewish Women's Spirituality Retreat At The Quality Inn, St. Ignace, MI

 

A week-end of connecting, sharing, and learning with others from the UP, Ontario, and Northern Lower Michigan. Offered by L'Dor v'Dor Jewish Women's

Consortium with funding support from the Detroit Jewish Women's Foundation. Avivia Panush will present on "Reimagining Traditions and Making Judaism Yours."

 

Rabbi Segal's Next Visits:

 October 2014

    2-5 (Yom Kippur/Shabbat)

    16-19 (Simchat Torah/Shabbat)

November 2014

    13-16 (Regular Shabbat)

December 2014

    4-7 (Regular Shabbat)

    18-21 (Hanukkah/Shabbat)

January 2015

    8-11 (Regular Shabbat)** date tentative

February 2015

    26-March, 1 (Shabbat/Purim on March 4th)

March 2015

    March 19-22 (Regular Shabbat)

April 2015

    2-5 (Pesach/Shabbat)

    16-19 (Regular Shabbat)

May 2015

    14-17 (Regular Shabbat)

**21-24 (Shavuot)** (Memorial Day weekend - date tentative)

June 2015

    11-14 (Regular Shabbat)



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR JULY & AUGUST 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 25 

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Scott, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 6726 Center Road, Traverse City. Our first official Shabbat Service with Rabbi Scott. Let's make this a warm welcoming service and oneg so don't forget to bring a treat to share. 

SATURDAY, JULY 26 

Adult Education: 10 am at the TC Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road. Meet with Rabbi Scott for study and discussion of format for the coming year. 

Havdallah: place and time to be announced. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Segal, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 6726 Center Road, Traverse City. 

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Is it difficult for you to attend services and/or events? 

We would like to: 

    Arrange a ride to services if you can't drive. 

    Tell you about parking, stairs, railings, and bathroom access. 

    Arrange a comfortable place for you to sit if standard chairs don't work. 

    Help with opening doors, carrying parcels, shedding coats--- 

    Every service you attend, or short term. 

    Do something we haven't thought of that would make a difference to you. 

Please call us at 231-929-4330 or email congregation@ahavatshalom.com

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Schedule of Events for November 2013

NOVEMBER 2, 2013 - PRESENTATION ON ISRAEL AND PALESTINE by Jack Segal
  • 7:30 pm Please put Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Dennos Museum meeting room on your calendar.  This is a not to be missed opportunity to participate in an interactive program for our two congregations with Jack Segal on
     
    "Israel and Palestine: Is Peace Possible in a Sea of Instability?" 
     
    Those of you who are familiar with Jack's teaching know that you ordinarily have to register and pay tuition to NMC. But on November 2, we'll have him all to ourselves!  And we'll have a chance to share some Jewish perspectives on this continually challenging subject.
     
    Jack is currently co-chairman with his wife, Karen, of the International Affairs Forum, which brings speakers throughout the year to NMC’s Milliken Auditorium.  Jack made 40 trips to Afghanistan as Chief Political Adviser to the NATO Commander and had a hand in shaping NATO policy throughout the Afghanistan conflict.  He also served in the Clinton White House.  Working as a team just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Jack and Karen established the first U. S. diplomatic mission in central Russia.  They both also had a front row seat for Saddam’s SCUD missile attacks while Jack served as senior U.S. adviser on political / military issues in Israel and the Palestine territories during the Gulf War and Karen, as a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University, pursued a study of US/Israeli strategic cooperation.
     
    We look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 2 and please bring snacks to share!

Jack Segal is a retired senior adviser to the NATO commander. He now presents classes and the International Affairs Forum at NMC. Jack is extremely knowledgeable about the Middle East and is highly skilled at encouraging audience interaction with a great sense of humor. 


Friday, November 22:
  • 7:00 pm Shabbat Service including Robert Rehak, Unitarian Universalist. Center 6726 Center Road, Traverse City
During the Kabbalat Shabbat service, the usual D'var Torah will be replaced by some thoughts from Robert Rehak, Cultural Attaché at the Czech Embassy in Washington DC. After the service and during oneg, Mr. Rehak will continue speaking with the Jewish communityabout History and Legends of Jews from Prague, including in detail about Jewishmysticism and the Golem legend.

Dr. Rehak is a scholar of biblical history and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and is proficient in four languages (Czech, English, Hebrew, Russian) and competent in Arabic. He was President of the Society of Christians and Jews in the Czech Republic from 2000-2005 and thereafter served as Cultural and Press Attaché at the Czech Embassy in Israel.
 

Please bring a snack to share for oneg!

Saturday, November 23:
  • 10:00 am  Torah & Hebrew Study at the Jewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road, TC
  • 11:30 am  Adult Study at theJewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road, TC. Topic: Finding our Theologies in Jewish Prayer.
  • 6:00 pm  Spirituality Havurah meeting at the Jewish CommunityCenter, 3143 Logan Valley Road, TC
  • 8:00 pm   NEW!!  We are starting a congregant-initiated conversation group on issues of navigating, making sense of and making space for different practices (Jewish and otherwise) in our homes.  We'll get together once a month to eat, talk, share, and support.  Below, please find a description, written by the group organizer:
     
    You are invited to join a Support Group for both Temples whose goal is to bring together couples where one person has a different perspective on the Jewish religion from the other.
     
    Examples could include: where one person is Jewish and the other is not; where although both are Jewish, one chooses not to participate; or where members are seeking fellowship with others in similar circumstances.
     
    The first meeting will be at 8pm Saturday November 23rd at Marshall Persky's home 
     
    Contact Marshall to discuss or sign-up:
    Marshall's contact information: 773.251.8685 or marshallpersky@gmail.com

Sunday, November 24:
  • 10:00 am Religious School at theJewish Community Center, 3143 Logan Valley Road, TC



Schedule of Events for December 2013


Sunday, December 1:

  • 4:00 pm Chanukkah Party at The Little Fleet, 448 East Front St,Traverse City.
Fun for all ages! Gary and Allison Jonas will be hosting us for this private party. 

Hanukkah Party!

Please join us to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights! All are welcome!

Where: The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Date: Sunday, Dec. 1st

Time: 4pm to 6pm

$20 ticket (kids 0 through 12 free)

Traditional Holiday Fare, Open Bar, Live Music, Party Favors

RSVPs and questions may be directed to Allison Jonas at allison.mcdowell.jonas@gmail.com

 


Would you like to pay in advance? Are you unable to attend
but you would like to make a donation to the Traverse City Jewish Community?

Would you like to sponsor someone who might wish to attend and might have financial difficulties?

Checks payable and addressed to Congregation Ahavat Shalom may be sent in advance to

3143 Logan Valley Rd., Traverse City, MI 49684

or you can pay at the door.

Net proceeds will be shared equally by Congregations Ahavat Shalom and Beth El. 
PLEASE PASS THIS INVITATION ALONG TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!

You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy a good party!

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is the celebration of the new moon, central to the Jewish calendar and to women. We explore Jewish women's issues such as personal spirituality, ritual and celebration, share our "oys and joys," and we nosh. An article by Ruth Berger Goldston and Merle Feld describes a Rosh Chodesh group ‘a very special experience of community…a unique opportunity to lead and be led, to grow and to experiment, to learn and to teach, to struggle and to celebrate with our sisters.’ We hope that you'll want to help us grow this special group in our community. We look forward to getting to know you better. 

Our coordinators are Lisa Robitchek (robit@garlic.com or 409-0039) and Megan Shapiro (ewingmeg@yahoo.com or 421-1531).



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