Scholar in Residence Weekend – Edwin Black 11/07 – 11/09


Congregation Tifereth Israel welcomes award winning New York Times best selling and international investigative author, Edwin Black, as our 2014 Kristallnacht Scholar-in-Residence.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30PM
“Inside Iran’s Nuclear Warhead–The Details”

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00PM
The History of Oil Addiction and a Plan for Interruption
based on the award-winning bestseller Internal Combustion–How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives

Saturday November 8, 2014 at 8:00PM
“How IBM Co-Planned and Co-Organized the Holocaust”
based on the award-winning bestseller IBM and the Holocaust

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:00AM (after breakfast)
“How Charitable Organizations and Taxpayers Finance the Flames of Confrontation in Israel”
based on the critically acclaimed Financing the Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terror in Israel

Please contact the front office about events with meals that require an RSVP.

Shemini Atzeret Services

sheminiErev Shemini Atzeret Service, Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm

Shemini Atzeret Morning Service, Thursday, October 16th at 9:00 am with Yizkor–Tefillat Geshem will be recited.

Mincha: 5:30 pm

Seudah (Festive Meal): 6:00 pm–Join us for Rabbi Jeff’s annual Sloppy Joe Seudah! Followed immediately by Simchat Torah!!!

Shemini Atzeret, literally the Eighth Day of Assembly, is the culmination of the festive Sukkot season, Zman Simchateynu–the season of our joy!  It symbolizes how happy we are to come together as a community and how reluctant we are to return to our secular lives.  In the times of the Temple. when everyone made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to offer up the fruits of their harvest, Shemini Atzeret allowed them just one more day to celebrate as the whole of the Jewish People.

It also symbolized the beginning of the rainy season, so vital for the renewal of the crops for a good year to come.  We read Tefillat Geshem on Shemini Atzeret to pray for a good rainy season in Israel and abundance wherever we might dwell.


Simchat Torah



Thursday, October 16th at 7:00pm

Sing songs and dance with the Torah around the synagogue.

This is always one of the most fun nights for children and families at TI. We have stuffed Torah Scrolls for the little ones and flags to wave. We’re bringing back our favorite–Apple & Pretzel Dipping in Caramel or Chocolate.

Check out these songs if you want a preview of what you might hear!


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Repairing the Breach

Repairing the Breach Between Presbyterians & Jews

Friday, October 17, 2014

A discussion with Reverend Cynthia A. Jarvis about the Presbyterian Vote to Divest from Israel


Jews on Broadway

Hazak of TI Presents:

Jews on Broadway

A Musical & Historical Review

Sunday, October 26, 2 pm