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A CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE
WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME
AND EVERY VOICE IS HEARD

During these challenging times, we embrace hope.
Many things in our lives that are not canceled.

In the interest of everyone's safety, CTI programs and services have been shifted to virtual meetings (Zoom or Facebook Live) until further notice.

The CTI Office is closed to in-person activity.
You may call to speak with Office staff:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Shalom Friends-

Congregation Tifereth Israel is adapting to the still-changing coronavirus crisis. A task force of clergy and executive members convenes regularly via Zoom to help ensure the health and safety of both congregants and staff. In short, Congregation Tifereth Israel has become a virtual synagogue.

The Talmud is very clear that Pikuach Nefesh — protection of human health — must take precedence over all other considerations. We feel it is important to err on the side of health and safety; many of our congregants and friends are in the high-risk category.

Therefore:

1) The CTI building is closed until further notice. Calls to the office are answered between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Rabbi and Cantor remain on site, or nearby.

2) Our Limud Hebrew school is now “virtual,” with teachers conducting classes via Zoom. Educational Director, Lisa Aamodt, communicates with Limud parents regarding times and details of the “virtual school,” and our Zoom-based teen, parent and family programs.

3) Religious services are offered on Zoom and/or Facebook. Services are steamed via links to the membership so you can participate by computer or hand-held devices. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday morning services run from 8:15 am to 9:00 am, and Sunday, from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Congregants’ participation is restricted to personal locations. No one is permitted to enter the buildingFriday night services begin at 7:00 pm; Saturday morning services begin at 10:00 am, followed by a spiritual meditation service at 11:30 am.

Let us all stay safe and healthy. 

Carl Kornfeld, President & Rabbi Irwin Huberman

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SHABBAT SHALOM

 

 

CTI’S TEEN GROUP (KIKI’S KIDS) VISITED THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE

HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR IMPRESSIONS:

  • This Museum Not Only Made Me More Aware Of My Jewish Heritage, But Also Of The Horror That Was The Holocaust. It Was Really Inspiring To See How People Found Ways To Keep Judaism Alive. - Zosia

CTI SOUPER HEROES --WITH RABBI HUBERMAN -- help prepare lentil soup for distribution to Glen Cove Men's Shelter and CTI congregants unable to leave their homes.

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LEARNING & GROWING

 

TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO THINK   “JEWISHLY”

Madden on Limud remote learning

Madden joins his Limud classmates through online remote learning.

Limud is open, VIRTUALLY!

Contact:  Morahlisaa@gmail.com

As education director for Congregation Tifereth Israel’s K-12 Hebrew school, Lisa Aamodt quickly shifted all programs online. She also found innovative ways to maintain a sense of community and keep students from falling through the cracks. “In New York, the virus hit us hard,” she says. “Not so long ago, there were more cases in our county than in most countries. It was really unnerving, but what was important to me as an educator was continuing to offer programs for our students.”
    Lisa immediately transitioned educational programs to online platforms like Zoom. She also launched a mentorship program so students who aren’t attending online classes still have someone to talk to. 
    When she’s not directing Hebrew education, Lisa works as a 911 dispatcher, a job that can be overwhelming even in the best of times. With a Master's in Non-Profit Management, Lisa is now working on her  Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

 MorahLisaA@gmail.com

CTI’S TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM NURTURES A SENSE OF BEING JEWISH with Torah Stories, Dinner, Arts & Crafts, Fun, Songs, Games and Laughter. Programs held monthly on a Friday evening. For Information Contact Lisa Aamodt, Education Director, morahlisaa@gmail.com, 516-676-5080.

LIMUD is not your grandparent's Hebrew school--children are actually excited to attend. Teaching focuses, above all, on "values" and "experiential learning."

 

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Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780