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Elul / Selichot Fall Chaggim Order Prayer Books "Virtual Seat Packet"


Remembrances Annual Appeal Volunteer


A Note from Rabbi Michael Werbow:

It has been several months since we have been together in person at TI but there has been a great deal of activity in thinking about and planning the High Holidays for this year. A COVID-19 Taskforce has been meeting regularly to discuss what gatherings would be acceptable in the face of the virus. In addition, the Ritual Committee has met and discussed what aspects of the holidays are most important to maintain and to give guidance to help shape the holidays for this year. Assessment of the virus and its impact on our community is constantly evolving so our plans may change but we wanted to share an overview of what we are planning for the High Holidays this year . . . click here to read more.

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This year, our High Holiday programming for tots, youth, and teens will include asynchronous resources for at-home projects and programs, youth programming during services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and a High Holiday activity book! Click here for more information.

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During our High Holiday celebrations, we will have several options for you to choose from. There will always be our main service, with other services and activities happening at the same time. As the holidays approach, we will send you all the Zoom IDs so you can move between options as you wish. We look forward to welcoming TI members, friends and family, along with people brand-new to TI!

Click here to register for High Holiday services.


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Blast Into The Holidays - Shofar Blowing Across The Community
Every weekday during the month of Elul

Join the TI community and friends across DC and Maryland to hear the shofar throughout the month of Elul. Please be sure to wear a face mask and stay 6 feet apart.
View a full list of dates and locations here. 

Zoom with Khazzoom: Iraqi Selichot
Sunday, September 13 at 7:30 pm
Loolwa Khazzoom of the band Iraqis in Pajamas, will return to TI for a Selichot program featuring Iraqi melodies for the High Holidays.
Click here to register.

Selichot with Joey Weisenberg 
Monday, September 14 at 7:45 pm

Sponsored by Hadar, Co-Sponsored by Tifereth Israel Congregation
Equal parts conversation, prayer, study and song – join Joey Weisenberg and
R' Aviva Richman to sing melodies of teshuvah and celebration.
Click here to register.

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Festival Service • Saturday, October 3 at 9:30 am
Festival Service • Sunday, October 4 at 9:30 am

Lulav & Etrog 
Please place your order by Wednesday, September 16. Pick-up times will be publicized closer to the Holiday.

Click here to order.

Morning Service • Friday, October 9 at 7:30 am

Shabbat & Festival Service • Saturday, October 10 at 9:30 am
Yizkor Service • Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am (approx.)

Festival Service • Saturday, October 10 at 6:00 pm
Festival Service • Sunday, October 11 at 9:30 am

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Due to the virtual nature of the Holidays, we want to be sure that each person is able to follow along with the services. To accomplish this, there are several ways one can view the Machzor this year:

  • You can  purchase a Machzor for yourself by clicking here.
  • TI can lend you a Machzor(im) to use for the holidays. These will be available for pick up or can be delivered to your home (delivery is for TI Members only). Deadline: August 28.
  • TI can provide you with a link to a digital version of the Machzor. You can view this on the same device you use for Zoom or you can view it on one device while using Zoom on a separate device.

You can make your selection here, or through the High Holiday Registration Form. You do not need to fill out both forms.

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Typically, on High Holidays, you would find a seat packet on your when you arrived for services. The packet had all kinds of information in it, opportunities to donate and volunteer, and writings for spiritual reflection during the Holiday season. This year, TI members will get a 'virtual seat packet' in the form of a High Holiday bag that can be picked up or delivered to your home. We can't put an apple and honey on line but you can check out parts of the 'virtual seat packet' below!

Kol Nashim & Gevarim

Kol Nashim (KN) is TI's contemporary version of the traditional Sisterhood of yore. KN is the
Voice of Women and through it women spread voices and views in the synagogue community.
KN also provides opportunities where you can meet and get to know other TI women.

Contact Sharon Brown for more information.

Gevarim offers programs and activities that enhance members’ sense of community and engagement in and appreciation for Judaism, as well as provide a variety of educational activities and social and cultural activities of particular interest to men, while also welcoming women to participate.

Contact Andrew Reamer for more information.


Social Action 

At TI, tikkun olam means a hands-on approach and TI's Social Action Committee sponsors a wide spectrum of thriving projects. The commitment to tikkun olam is a natural outgrowth of TI’s progressive concern for the both the local community and the broader world around us, and social action projects encompass both direct service and advocacy.

Contact Bob Feron for more information.

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            Book of Remembrance
            (deadline for print version, Friday, August 21)

            Memorial Plaques

            Yizkor Donations

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Thank You eCards - HillelThe Annual Appeal is TI's main source of operating support beyond dues, tuition and general donations. Now more than ever, TI is committed to strong fiscal responsibility while sustaining existing programs and coming up with new, creative responses to the community's needs. Through your generosity, TI can flourish and grow in the New Year. 

Click here to donate.

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Deliver a Sweeter New Year: Social Action Food Delivery
Sunday, September 13 at 9:00 am
Sponsored by TI's Social Action Committee
You can help brighten a family's High Holidays by helping to deliver bags of Holiday groceries to seniors, immigrants and others in need in the greater Washington Jewish community as identified by Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA).  TI's Social Action Committee has participated in this important mitzvah for many years. Packages will be ready for pick up on the steps of the TI Juniper Street entrance beginning at 9:00 am on September 13th. To volunteer, contact Larry Baizer.

Empty Your Pockets Campaign
Sponsored by TI Social Action Committee

The Emory Beacon of Light sponsors a local food pantry. This food pantry serves meals to needy families in Ward Four, which is where TI is located. The number of needy families has grown so much that upwards of 1,600 recipients are provided food assistance per week. The money collected will help the food pantry and a related shelter procure food items for distribution. Click here to donate.

Help Assemble and Deliver High Holiday Bags - A Great Family Activity!
Beginning September 4th - at your convenience
We want to reach each person this year with wishes for a safe, happy and healthy New Year. If you can help assemble High Holiday bags and/or deliver them to TI members, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with details.

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