Join us in celebrating "Ruth" on Shabbat!
Shavuot Festival Service & Yizkor: Sunday May 20th at 10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Shalom!
May 19th, 2018 ~ 5 Sivan, 5778
Services begin at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us at this special Shabbat service
in celebration of the women in our congregation
whose name is Ruth or Naomi,
and those who are a spiritual descendant of Ruth
and have chosen to become Jewish.

These, our "Ruths," will participate in the service
with honors for their link to the biblical Ruth,
whose powerful story is celebrated on Shavuot.
Also, portions of the Book of Ruth will be read in English.


Services begin at 10:00 a.m.


To commemorate the giving of the Torah at Sinai there is a tradition of studying Jewish texts. Join us for a STUDY SESSION during Shabbat services on Saturday, May 19th as we carry on such tradition.

No Saturday evening Yizkor
Festival Service/Yizkor will take place on
Sunday, May 20th at 10:00 a.m.


Parking Lot Closing
May 21st, 2018

As of May 21st, 2018, the parking lot adjacent to the school building will be under construction and unavailable for Temple use until further notice.

The large Wilkes lot is available for anyone attending Shabbat services. Plus, a few parking spaces have been reserved on the opposite side of the school building for Temple Israel office use.

96th Annual Dinner & Meeting
Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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The Board of Trustees of Temple Israel
cordially invites you to join us in honoring

Robert Greenwald,
Outgoing President

Joseph Mitchneck,
Incoming President

5:00 p.m. Cash Bar ~ 6:00 p.m. Dinner
$40 per person

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RSVP by June 1st
Contact Debbie Schonfeld
570-824-8927 or debbie@templewb.org
ANNUAL DINNER
AD BOOK
   

It's that time of year! The ANNUAL DINNER will be held on Sunday, June 10th at The Woodlands Resort.

Please plan ahead and get your Congrats messages in early!





Ad DUE Date: 5/18
Dinner: 6/10

Contact Debbie Schonfeld at 570-824-8927 or debbie@templewb.org
SHAVUOT
SCHEDULE
   

To commemorate the giving of the Torah at Sinai there is a tradition of studying Jewish texts. Join us for a STUDY SESSION during Shabbat services on Saturday, May 19th as we carry on such tradition.






No Saturday evening Yizkor


Festival Service/Yizkor:
DATE: Sunday 5/20
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
Basic Hebrew Class Series continues !
Rabbi and Cantor will alternate teaching a weekly class in Basic Hebrew Reading, Sunday afternoons at 4PM in the Chapel. You will learn letters and vowels and how they form Hebrew words and sentences. Materials will be provided. NO previous knowledge necessary. 

Register by calling: 570-824-8927 or emailing info@templewb.org

Dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 Time: 4PM Location: Chapel
Leadership Shabbat
Saturday, June 2nd, at 10:00 a.m.

Haftarah will be chanted by Outgoing President Bob Greenwald

Join us in honoring Board of Trustees and members of our congregation who have provided leadership during the past year.




Genealogy Workshops Slated:

"Finding Your Roots"

Session I:
Researching Your Family Tree: Local Roots

Thursday, June 21st, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

In partnership with the experts at Luzerne County Historical Society, our Ancestry initiative is excited to offer two workshops. In the first session you will learn about the local resources for searching family roots that are here in the Wyoming Valley. The second session (date to be determined) in this "Finding Your Roots" series will provide the basics for researching your family roots wherever the originated.
Have you always wanted to research your
Wyoming Valley ancestors?
Or, have you made a start and are looking
for new sources to explore?
Session I will introduce the collections of the Luzerne County Historical Society, describing what we collect and how the collection has developed over the decades. Participants will receive information about the genealogical resources at LCHS and how to use them. Information on resources available at other area locations, or that do not exist, will also be covered.
 
Amanda Fontenova, LCHS’s Director of Library and Archives, will teach the workshop. Fontenova has been working with the LCHS collection for ten years. She previously worked at Eckley Miners’ Village and the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Fontenova is an experienced researcher and oversees all historical and genealogical requests at LCHS’s Bishop Library. “I enjoy the challenge when someone presents me with a question that I haven’t come across before,” says Fontenova.

Thursday, June 21st, 5:00--7:00 p.m.
Location: Luzerne County Historical Society Fee: $15

RSVP to 570-824-4646 or ina@templewb.org