Our next Elders and Retirees Luncheon is Wednesday, Feb. 17. Visit at 11:30, eat at noon, then participate in the program, topic to be announced, at 12:30. Bring along a friend from the Jewish community, whether a Temple Israel member or not. Please RSVP by leaving a message at 724-8857. Let us know, too, if you need a ride.
Art Walk Shabbat returns!
Join us at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, for a special Shabbat service that includes a walking narrative tour of various artworks in the synagogue. The service coincides with the Shabbat Torah portion Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35). In Ki Tisa we learn about Betzalel ben Uri ven Chur, of whom Torah says, "the Eternal singled him out by name as a person of such outstanding artistic insight and skill that he would be charged with overseeing the making of the ritual items of the Mishkan (wilderness Tabernacle).
Stay for the oneg that follows.
Temple Israel hosts Pathways to Peace: An Interfaith Response to Gun Violence on Sunday, Feb. 28. Join Duluth area faith communities to learn more about the issue of gun violence from victims, survivors, local advocates and faith leaders.
Registration is at 1: 30 p.m. The summit runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and features music, a bell ringing in memory of victims, presentations, and panel discussions to involve participants in finding solutions to prevent gun violence. Call 218-428-6570 for more information.