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Program Addresses End of Life Healthcare

Temple member Judith Karon will lead a brunch and conversation on end of life healthcare issues at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28, in the synagogue social hall.

The program is designed to help you identify and think through end of life issues and how to talk with your family and friends about your wishes for your healthcare. You will have the opportunity to discuss these matters, ask questions, and receive written materials you need to communicate your wishes when you can no longer speak for yourself and advocate on your own behalf.

Registration is required. Please contact the Temple Office at 724-8857.


Family First Friday

Join us for Shabbat family services at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 3. A free family-friendly supper will follow.


Rummage Sale

Snatch up those bargains during Temple Israel’s rummage sale at the synagogue. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12, and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 13.

Expect to find household furnishings, clothing, books, electronics, recreational equipment, toys, bags and purses, dishes and kitchen items, collectibles and more. The "Oval Room" will offer items of higher value. Everything is clean and usable. 


Shabbat on the Range

Head north to the Iron Range for Shabbat evening services on Friday, July 31. Please join us at 6 p.m. in the historic Bnai Abraham Synagogue Museum in Virginia. Dinner will follow at a nearby restaurant.

Lay-led services will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Israel for those who can’t make it to the Iron Range. But if you’re up for the road trip and would like to carpool with others, as a driver or a passenger, please call the office 724-8857 by that Friday morning.


Help Redesign the Sanctuary

Temple Israel is launching an initiative to make our sanctuary more accessible. And it begins with congregants taking a look at some drawings made by member Casey Goldberg showing what the sanctuary might look like if we added a ramp going all the way to the bimah, and created an elevated space for the choir and people attending services in wheelchairs.

Some additional ideas generated when the drawings were shown to the Temple Israel Board are to raise the entire floor of the sanctuary so that it is the same level as in the social hall, put insulation under the sanctuary floor to keep it warmer in the winter, and keep the chairs we have now until we can afford new ones.

We’d like to keep the brainstorming of ideas for a redesigned sanctuary coming. The only firm commitment that has been made is that it’s time for the entire sanctuary to become accessible. So look at the drawings shown here or on display upstairs in the synagogue. Then let board members know what you think.