Bet on a great time at Casino Night!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 16 when Temple Israel hosts a Roaring ‘20s Casino Night! Enjoy an evening that includes a fabulous cocktail buffet, open bar, silent auction and full array of gaming tables – blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and slots – all run by professional croupiers. You’ll want to tempt Lady Luck, too, because prizes, including Caribbean trips and a big-screen TV, are up for grabs. Come out to support this Temple Israel fundraiser and be with great people from your community! Tickets are available for $75, $90 after May 1st. To purchase tickets, click here.  Sponsorship and auction/raffle donation opportunities are also available.Read More
Interfaith brunch program: 'Jews of Arab Lands: Charlie Hebdo and the New Face of Anti-Semitism'
The relationship between free expression and religion will be discussed at an interfaith dialogue Sunday, May 3, sponsored by JSBoomers and Temple Israel. Open to the community, the 10:30 a.m. brunch program, "Jews of Arab Lands: Charlie Hebdo and the New Face of Anti-Semitism,"   will feature University of Miami professor Henry Green, a noted expert on Sephardi Jewry, with response from Coral Gables attorney and civil rights advocate Khurrum Wahid. Cost for the brunch and program is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Reservations required. For prepaid registration, click here.
Join us at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 for Temple Israel's annual Ru'ach Shabbat when the theme of the evening will be acceptance and what it means to be holy in an LGBT-affirmative community. This special service will be led by Ru'ach members with Rabbi Tom Heyn. Guest speaker will be Tom Canning of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, with music by guest cantorial soloist Adina Baseman Sharfstein. A festive Oneg follows the service. All are welcome!