Shabbat Services February 2016

Friday, February 5, there will be a Rabbi-led service at 6:30. The service will include a special Torah reading.

It is also a special Scout Shabbat. Our Temple-member Scouts will be participating in leading the service. If you know of any Jewish Scouts whose families are not Temple members, please let Rabbi Jacob know. We would love invite their participation.

The Torah portion this week is Mishpatim, which raises the question, “Can a human being really see God?” Rabbi Jacob will lead a brief discussion during the service that is sure to be interesting and enlightening.

The evening will culminate in a usual epicurean Oneg. Hope to see you there!
Friday, February 12
No Services Scheduled

Friday, February 19
Service with ISJL fellow at 6pm

Please join us for several events with a special guest this weekend as our ISJL Education Fellow, Leah Apothaker, will be visiting for the last time!
Friday 2/19 – Leah will be leading a fun family-friendly service at 6pm followed by a POTLUCK! Please contribute to a dairy/vegetarian meal. (No meat; fish allowed)
Saturday 2/20 – Leah will be leading the community Torah (text) study at its regular time (10a-12p)
Saturday evening 2/20 – Leah will be organizing an event for Hillel students (Details TBA!)
Sunday morning 2/21 – Leah will be hosting an extra special educational event for the kids at Religious School during its regular time (10a – 12p)
Contact Ilana Berman with any questions at

Friday, February 26
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service – 7:30pm
The service will include a baby naming for Benjamin Arthur Zemke, son of Scott and Rivka Zemke and grandson of Sharon Berman. The service will be followed by an oneg sponsored by the family.

Saturday, February 27
Torah Study – 10am
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead a discussion of this week’s Torah portion Ki Tisa – Exodus 30:11-34:35 – Tablets, Golden Calf, and Covenant: Mediating the Relationship with God

Potluck dinner, Havdalah, and sing along – 6pm
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead us in a sing along of familiar and new Jewish tunes, including favorites from Debbie Friedman

Sunday, February 28
Religious School service – 10am
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead religious school students in a short service before students break into their classes.
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan currently serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Jackson, TN and is Cantor Emeritus for Temple Israel in Memphis, TN. In addition to cantorial responsibilities, Rabbi Cantor Kaplan also has a background in officiating at life cycle events, adult education programs, and “congregational caring”, as well as experience on various non-profit boards. Originally from Texas, he currently lives in Memphis, TN with his wife Linda.

Click here to read more about Rabbi Cantor Kaplan.

Rabbi Kaplan

Rabbi Kaplan