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There are extra Chanukah supplies leftover from the Bazaar. I am able to sell them for the next week or so and the Religious School will get more profit! Can you please spread the word for anyone interested to call or text me at the number below to make arrangements to come by my house to purchase items. 

We still have Chanukah stickers and 3-D gift tags, dark chocolate gelt, boxes of candles, and about eight rolls of wrapping paper (two different designs). Thank you! Contact Carol Berg, her phone number can be found in this week’s mailings.

Member Connections News
The committee will be starting an Ambassador program to welcome and engage new TBI members. Want to become an Ambassador for the temple? Not a lot of time needed, but a lot of satisfaction and friendship guaranteed! Contactadmin@templebnaiisrael.com if you would like to become a TBI Ambassador.

TBI needs people several times a year who could be “on call” to open and close the temple for events. We hope to have a list so you would not be needed for every event.
$15 per hour. Interested? Contact:

Want to learn Hebrew?
Rabbi Schicker is planning an adult Hebrew class for beginners. If you are interested in participating, please email Rabbi Schicker atrabbi@templebnaiisrael.com and let her know what days/times would be good for you. She is looking for a class to be held once a week for an hour and a half.

Would you like to learn how to cook some of your favorite Jewish foods? Join us for our THIRD Jewish Cooking class to make delicious Matzo Ball Soup!(for gluten-free option contact Rhonda, email below)
When: Sunday, March 17 from 3:00 – 5:00pm
Where: TBI’s newly remodeled kitchen area
Who is teaching: This class will be taught by temple member Rhonda Messinger
Who can participate: TBI members ages 18 and up, 12-17 if accompanied by an adult
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per person to cover cost of materials.
How to register: Please RSVP on this spreadsheet.  We suggest you sign up soon as space is limited.
What to bring:  We recommend wearing an apron or clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and please bring the items on this Supply List.
Questions: Email Brian Horvitz brian.horvitz@wmich.edu or Rhonda Messinger rhondamess@gmail.com with questions.
COMING SOON: The Spring 2019 JEWISH COOKING SERIES! We’re excited to let you know we will be offering another Jewish Cooking Series in the coming months. Foods we’ll learn to make include bagels, knishes and tamales! Stay tuned!!
KNISH TEACHER WANTED!! Do you have a great recipe for making knishes that you could teach to other members? This class may be taught in April, May, or June. If interested, contact Brian Horvitz brian.horvitz@wmich.edu
The TBI Jewish Cooking Series is coordinated by the Member Connections Committee.

*****TBI Classified Ads*****
Want to start a running group?  Will you do pet-sitting? 
Need to connect with a handyperson?
Place a classified ad in our weekly email blast – it will run
for two weeks. 
 Email admin@templebnaiisrael.com with your ad!

Service of Remembrance & Action: Survivor Gathering to Remember the Victims of Gun Violence
Sunday, February 17, 4:00 p.m.
Galilee Baptist Church

Click here for flyer.

Temple B’nai Israel is supporting a new initiative by United Way called faithfullyUnited, a campaign offering three ways ANY and EVERY faith community can join together to help others:


Join us for a food packing event from 1-3:00 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Stones Church, 1225 W. Paterson St., Kalamazoo


Your dollars make a difference in the lives of others


Climb aboard for a 2-hour Impact Bus Tour on February 26 to see for yourself the impact that United Way partners are making in the community.

Register to volunteer or join a tour here: https://portal.gkuw.org/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=31373932

Upcoming Events

  1. Thu 22

    TBI Book Club

    Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Fri 23

    Shabbat services

    Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Fri 23


    Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sat 24
  5. Sat 24

    Minyan Milamed (Learner’s Minyan)

    Aug 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Wed 28

    TBI Monthly Board Meeting

    Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  7. Fri 30
  8. Fri 30

    Rosh Chodesh

    Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  9. Sat 31
  10. Sat 31

    Minyan Milamed (Learner’s Minyan)

    Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm