TAIS High Holy Days Seats and Membership 5780!

The High Holy Days are around the corner!  

TAIS is Putting the HIGH back into the HIGH Holy Days @Tel Aviv’s MOST INSPIRING Service with Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, the CHAZZ Israel Nachman and Rafi Biton’s A Capella & Youth Choir!

Become a Member of the most vibrant community in Tel Aviv and reserve your seats TODAY!  We expect another SRO (standing room only) crowd so reserve early!  CLICK HERE to reserve.

Early Bird Special – Register by August 20th and get 10% OFF !  Use coupon code: EARLYBIRD

Membership Benefits include:

  • Reserved Seats for the High Holy Days in the TAIS Sanctuary – We would be happy to honor your requested seat assignment if available on the day before the holiday.
  • Machzor priority – You will also be given priority to receive an Artscroll or Rinat Yisrael Machzor.
  • Discounts on TAIS Dinners, Concerts and Events throughout the year!

VIP Membership Benefits include:

  • All of the above membership benefits PLUS:
  • Priority Reserved Seating for the High Holy Days in the TAIS Sanctuary! You will be able to personally select your seat(s) upon reservation well in advance of the holidays.  
  • Discounts on Kosher Restaurants, Cafes, Judaica and Beauty Salons upon presentation of your membership card!

Non-Members – TAIS is open to all and welcomes you to join us complimentary!  We highly recommend reserving a seat for the holiday as we expect a large crowd.  A non-member who did not reserve a seat is welcome to sit in any unreserved seat (if available) or upstairs and receive a regular Machzor (as available).  Please consider a donation for the beautiful and inspiring service you will enjoy.


Individuals:  VIP – 1,200 nis, Regular – 750 nis
Individuals – Senior Citizen:  650 nis (Regular only)
Individuals – First Year Olim Chadashim:  650 nis (Regular only)
Individuals – Lone Soldiers:  FREE!
Join our SPONSOR A SOLDIER SEAT Campaign!  CLICK HERE to donate!

Young Couples (under 35):  1,200 nis (Regular only)
Couples:  VIP – 2,000 nis, Regular  – 1,400 nis

Families (up to 4 seats**):  VIP – 2,800 nis, Regular – 1,800 nis
Families – First Year Olim  (up to 4 seats**): 1,500 nis (Regular only)
Families – Single Parent (up to 3 seats**):  1,100 nis  (Regular only)
**  Family Membership enables the purchase of additional seats for children – 250 NIS per seat

Rosh HaShanah OR Yom Kippur Seat ONLY: 400 nis (with no membership benefits or VIP seating option)

To Donate by credit card:  https://eventbuzz.co.il/lp/event/TAIS-Membership5780-Residents

To Donate by Bank Transfer:   It is critical to send the shul office an email with your full names, seating requests and contact information.  Here are the bank details:

Metzion: The Institute of Zionism and Jewish Heritage
Bank HaPoalim 12, Branch: 446, Account: 46310
For foreign transfers, add:
IBAN –  IL020124460000000046310
Swift Code: POALILIT
Address:  Nachal Nitzanim 16, Beit Shemesh

To Donate by Cash or Check:  Contact Pinchas 052-457-7193 or email tais.frishman23@gmail.com .  Please note – There is a 5% fee for payment in a foreign currency.

Shana Tova – Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

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Tisha B’Av by Candlelight on the Beach! Eicha, Songs & Stories of Jerusalem

Join us for our 10th annual moving and meaningful Tisha B’Av evening with the reading of Eicha along with stories and songs of Jerusalem on Frishman Beach with Rabbi Ariel   TAIS Tisha B'Av Eicha Booklet cover - General

Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and the First and Second Temples as well as many tragedies throughout the exile.

Saturday Night, August 10 – 9:30pm on Frishman Beach

Bring a candle (in glass ideally) and a story (personal or talmudic) about Jerusalem

The evening is free and open to the public!

RSVP – https://www.facebook.com/events/222132031948234/

Sunday morning – Shacharit will be at 8:00am at TAIS with Kinot

Wishing you all a Safe and Meaningful Fast

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TAIS in JPost – Our highly acclaimed Giyur Conversion Program featured!

Enjoy a three page spread written by Rabbi Dr. Rafael Shuchat on Conversion Today.  In his article, he highlights our acclaimed program – one that ranks among the best in the country!

Here’s the link:  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Conversion-in-Israel-The-real-story-596669

JPost Conversion 1  JPost Conversion 2   JPost Conversion 3


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Special Catered Pre-Tisha B’av Meat Dinner (Seudah Shlishit) with Moving Song & Study

This year, Tisha B’Av is postponed to Sunday affording us the opportunity to eat a proper meat meal for Seudah Shlishit as our final supper (Seudah HaMafseket) before the fast – perhaps a sign that we’re closer to a complete redemption!  temple_burning

The catered dinner will conclude by sunset and followed by moving songs and stories of Jerusalem, setting the mood for the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.

Shabbat afternoon, August 10 – Mincha 6:00pm followed by the dinner

Thanks to a generous donor, the dinner will be highly subsidized!
30 NIS – For members, students & young professionals (up to 35)
50 NIS – Non-Members
Lone Soldiers – FREE!
To pay by cash or check, contact Pinchas at 052-457-7193
Registration Deadline – Wednesday, August 7 – 4:00pm

Advanced Registration Required!

For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2359336880826178/

Wishing you all a Safe and Meaningful Fast

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Rabbi Ariel on ILTV, German Radio & TAIS in the NEWS!

This week, our Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, was interviewed on four different topics as a religious and political commentator on ILTV’s Israel Daily, ILTV’s The Jewish World and on WDR2 German Radio.  In addition, TAIS was featured with our rabbi live on Radio Kesem’s Hanekudah sheh B’Lev!  In case you missed the programs, you can watch them online using the links below!
The programs featured the following discussions:
1.  ILTV: The Jewish World – Is Israel heading towards a Halachic State?  (English)
2.  ILTV: Israel Daily – How American Jews living in the US and Israel differ on their view of Trump‘s policies towards Israel (English)
4.  ILTV: Israel Daily – Reform Judaism’s View on Composting the Deceased  (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VybDKMcZzxcradio kesem 2
5.  Radio Kesem – TAIS Trailblazing a Jewish Renaissance in Tel Aviv  (Hebrew)
Link will be posted shortly!
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Shabbat and Shavuot 5779 – Our 10th Annual Weekend of Torah Learning! 15 Speakers, 4 Languages, 1 Torah!

Join us for an action packed Shabbat & Shavuot Weekend of Torah Learning with Rabbi Ariel and Guest Speakers, Rabbis, Academics, Kabbalists, Authors & Public Figures in Four Languages – English, Hebrew, French & Russian!

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Friday, June 7

7:00pm – Mincha & Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat 

7:27pm – Candle Lighting

Our acclaimed Champagne Reception in the picturesque Shomron Gardens to follow!

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2310288572547639/

Shabbat, June 8 – Parshat Naso, Erev Shavuot

8:30am – Cake & Coffee Breakfast (until 9:15am)

8:45am – Morning Services 

Sit Down Cholent & Kishke Kiddush in the beautiful Shomron Gardens to follow generously sponsored by Simone & Jacques Albeck in honor of Jacques’s Shabbat Chatan – Mazal Tov!

6:30pm – Talmud Shiur with Rabbi Ariel (English)

7:20pm – Mincha

7:40pm – Shiur with Rav Yaakov Medan, Rosh Yeshivat “Har Etzion” on the topic: The Harvest Festival – A Double Entendre (Hebrew)

8:20pm – Special Festive Tefillah!

9:00pm – Gourmet Shavuot Dairy and Cheesecake Dinner – Advance Registration Required! For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/384564412162177/

11:00pm – 4:00am – All-Night Learning Program in Hebrew, English, French & Russian!  RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/444359896121791/ 

English Shiurim Schedule:  

11:00pm – Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, Founding Rabbi of TAIS
“Jumping into the Sea: Potential Messiahs and False Messiahs Through the Ages”

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Lavish TLV Community Shavuot Dairy & Cheesecake Dinner

Join us for a festive evening as we kicks off the holiday of Shavuot with a delicious, mouth watering Dairy and Cheesecake Festival meal!  cheesecake3

Sit back, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy a great Shavuot meal that features Fish, Pastas, Quiches, Personal Pizzas, Fresh Salads and Breads, and of course, Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse and other delicacies!

Saturday night, June 8 – following a short and sweet holiday evening service at 8:00pm. (Mincha 7:15pm).

Cost of the dinner:
110 NIS Members
130 NIS Non-Members
Lone Soldiers – FREE

For Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/384564412162177/

To register online: https://eventbuzz.co.il/lp/event/ShavuotDinner2019
To pay by cash or check: Call Pinchas 052-457-7193
Advanced registration for the dinner required! Your reservation is only complete after payment!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00pm or until we’re sold out!!!

Then we will have our 10th Annual Tikun Leil Shavuot, a whole night of Torah learning, with parallel classes in Hebrew, English, French & Russian, and plenty of food and drink to keep you awake and noshing the whole way through.

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Shabbat Yom Yerushalayim Guest Speaker Jordanna Cope-Joseph in honor of Shabbat “Dorshot Tov”

In honor of Shabbat Yom Yerushalayim and Shabbat “Dorshot Tov” by Kolech, we are pleased to welcome our Scholar-in-Residence Rabbanit Jordanna Cope-Joseph!

Shabbat, June 1 – 19 :30 at the Sam’s Bagel’s Seudah Shlishit in the TAIS Shomron Gardens  yardena yom yerushalayim 2

Jordanna will speak on the topic:  Poems of Jerusalem: “Port City on the Shores of Eternity”

About the Speaker:  Jordanna (Yardena) is an attorney who serves as a Legal Adviser at the Jewish Law Department of the Israeli Ministry of Justice.  She is a senior lecturer in Talmud and Jewish law, a Yoetzet Halakha and Fertility Yoetzet and was the Director of Matan’s Advanced Talmudic Institute from it’s inception in 1999 until 2012 as well as founder of Matan’s Daf Yomi Shiur for women by women.

About the Organization:  Kolech is the leading Orthodox, feminist movement in Israel. It’s mission is to further the status and rights of women in the realms of Halacha, religious leadership, the religious establishment and community life.

Details & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/420593292113367/
Complimentary Admission!

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Rabbi Ariel Interviewed on WDR2 German Radio – Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv

Enjoy an interview by WDR2 reporter Lissy Kaufman with Rabbi Ariel on Eurovision in Tel Aviv and its religious implications.  wdr2


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NEW!!! Friday evenings – Hot Pancake & Maple Syrup and Make-Your-Own-Sundae Champagne Kiddushes! Shabbat afternoons – Sam’s Bagels Seudah Shlishit & Parsha Class!

Our acclaimed Shabbat Kiddushes just got even better!  ice cream conespancakes
This Friday night,  May 24, join us for a Hot Pancake and Maple Syrup Champagne Kiddush following Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat!  We will also feature Make your own Ice Cream Sundae Champagne Kiddushes and the delicious Piece of Cake Pastries Champagne Kiddush in the weeks to come!sam's bagels

This Shabbat afternoon, May 25, join us for our Seudah Shlishit & Parsha Class generously sponsored Sam’s Bagels featuring a rich array of American style bagels, spreads and vegetables!
The TAIS Shomron Gardens awaits you!  Shabbat Shalom!
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