10 Tevet – Background and Observances

The Fast of the 10th of Tevet is actually a compilation of three sad & tragic historical events over the course of three days.

On 8 Tevet – The Septuagint was published.
On 9 Tevet – Ezra the Scribe passed away
On 10 Tevet – The siege on Jerusalem began

Once upon a time, all three days were observed as fast days but the rabbis merged them into one day on the most tragic event – the siege on Jerusalem because it was too much for the Jewish people to fast three days in a row (the fast is a daytime fast only and one can eat at nightfall).

Historical reasons for each of the days of mourning:

8 Tevet – In the third century BCE, Ptolemy II, Greek ruler in Alexandria, Egypt ordered 70 Jewish elders to translate the Torah to Greek. He put each one

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Chanukah Festivities @ TAIS – Reggae Chanukah Party, Candles & Concert, Shiurim & More!

The Festival of Lights will be celebrated at The Tel Aviv International Synagogue in grand fashion!

Reggae Chanukah Party – Candles & Concert! IMG_5166a

Saturday night, December 8 – 9:00pm

Join Ron Wiseman and Band as they play some of the Chanukah classics with a Reggae twist as well some of their original music.

Complimentary Admission.  Chanukah Refreshments will served.
Donations will be most appreciated.

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/285580995492189/

Chanukah Shiurim  chanukah

Pre-Chanukah Shiur – The Holiday of the Jewish Family – Concepts & Practice with Amos Asherov  (Hebrew)
Shabbat, December 1 – 4:30pm
Details & RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/300305997488759/
Chanukah Shiur & Candle Lighting with Rabbi Ariel on the topic – Hellenism Today – The Struggle for Authentic Jewish Identity (English)
Wednesday, December 5 – 8:00pm

First Night Candle Lighting with Rabbi Ariel! Singing & Sufganiyot! sufganiyot

Sunday, December 2 – 4:30pm

and every night of Chanukah!

Shabbat Chanukah Rosh Chodesh with Rabbi Ariel, Chazzan David Blum & TEAM TAIS!  Special Sufganiyot Chanukah Kiddush! 

Friday, December 7

4:18pm – Candle Lighting

4:30pm – Mincha & Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat david blum chanukah

Our acclaimed Champagne Reception in the picturesque Shomron Gardens to follow generously sponsored by our dear member David Gross in memory of his beloved grandfather

The Sufganiyot for the Kiddushes and Candles & Concert are generously co-sponsored by our dear member Natalia Dobjanskaya

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/532864160522794/

Shabbat, December 8 – Parshat Miketz, Rosh Chodesh, Chanukah

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

8:45am – Morning Services 

A HOT Cholent & Kishke Kiddush in the beautiful Shomron Gardens to followgenerously sponsored by our dear members Sarah Davril, Ma’ayan Touitou and Dinah Zyskind in honor of Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah!

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Moving JPost Article about TAIS Giyur Program & Alumni!

Enjoy on moving article by Rabbi Stewart Weiss on our alumni and successful giyur program entitled – “Crying for Judaism”
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Shabbat Thanksgiving with Rabbi Ariel, the CHAZZ Israel Nachman, Singing Sensation Saar Sperling, Guest Speaker Daniel Pomerantz & TEAM TAIS!

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, Champagne Kiddush Reception, Extravagant Catered Kiddush, Shabbat Shiurim & Seudah Shlishit Siyum!  chazz israel and saar

Friday, November 23

4:19pm – Candle Lighting

4:30pm – Mincha & Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat with the CHAZZ & Saar!

Drasha – Daniel Pomerantz, CEO of Honest Reporting

Our acclaimed Champagne Reception in the picturesque Shomron Gardens to follow

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2345049752196479/

Shabbat, November 24 – Parshat VaYishlach  daniel pomerantz

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

8:45am – Morning Services 

An Extravagant Catered Kiddush in the beautiful Shomron Gardens to follow generously co-sponsored by Adrian & Yael Lea Finkilstein on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Tal and by Michael Cohen in honor of his Bar Mitzvah Anniversary – Mazal Tov!

4:10pm – Mincha animated-turkey-clipart-1

4:30pm – Seudah Shlishit Siyum for our Talmud Shiur with Rabbi Ariel (English)

The Seudah Shlishit Siyum in honor of the completion of Massechet Brachot – Perek 1 is generously co-sponsored by Emma & Moshe Serfaty in the memory of her beloved father Zaaccary ben Imanuel z”l and by Karen & Shmuel Katzin honor of the engagement of their daughter Ariella – Mazal Tov!

5:17pm – Maariv & Havdalah

Looking forward to seeing you! Share and invite your friends!

There’s NOTHING like SHABBAT @ TAIS!!!
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Annual Elegant Thanksgiving Shabbat Turkey Dinner!

We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Elegant Shabbat Turkey Dinner in honor of Thanksgiving Weekend!
Date: Friday, November 23, 2018  Thanksgiving-Dinner
Time: 4:30pm – Mincha & Carlebach Shabbat services with the Chazz followed by Champagne Kiddush & Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner
On the Menu:
** Thanksgiving Turkeys on each table!
** Butternut Squash Soup
** Cranberry Sauce
** Turkey Stuffing
** Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
** American Apple Pie
** Additional Orange delicacies with sugar, cinnamon and spice!
** Wine, Drinks & L’Chaim’s!
Cost – Thanks to a Generous Donor – we are pleased to announce a price reduction!
110 NIS – TAIS Members
125 NIS – Guests
70 NIS – Children (3-8)
To reserve:
By Cash or Check – contact Pinchas at 052-457-7193.
Deadline – Wednesday, November 21. Advanced registration only! Your reservation is complete only after payment!!!
Happy Turkey Shabbat!
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Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner under the Stars with JIC Israel and Guest Speaker Daniel Pomerantz, CEO of Honest Reporting!

Join us for a delicious & inspiring meal strictly for Young Professional Internationals, Israelis, New Olim & Lone Soldiers ages 25-40. Enjoy meeting new people from all over the world! jic israel shabbat dinner nov 18

Dinner Sponsors: JICNY Israel, IYIM (International Young Israel Movement) and Tel Aviv Int’l Synagogue

DATE: Friday, November 9th, 2018

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2224114707875478/ 

DINNER HOSTS: Jodi and Gavin Samuels, Co-founders of the JICNY.  
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TIME: 16:30 Mincha
16:45 Carlebach Shabbat services
Followed by: Champagne Kiddush
Followed by: Dinner with Guest Speaker Daniel Pomerantz, new CEO of Honest Reporting
Followed by: Grand Dessert Buffet

COST: 85nis early-bird tickets till Sunday, Nov 3rd
95nis after; 105nis on Thurs, Nov 8th
New Olim (6 months or less) 50nis
Lone Soldier FREE
250nis L’Chaim sponsor- Sponsor a nice bottle of wine or liquor- Click HERE (link sends e-mail) for sponsor info

RSVP required: Send email to events@jicny.com and write “TLV dinner” in the subject line (we will send you the payment info then
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News Media, Pics & Full Video from TAIS Memorial Vigil for Pittsburgh

i24 – https://video.i24news.tv/details/_5854930587001 from minute 3:40

JPost – https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Tel-Aviv-synagogue-hosts-united-as-one-memorial-for-Pittsburgh-victims-570657?fbclid=IwAR21Zf_2-2su-V2H2Koofjfhvn6B_HomJZNa 

ILTV – https://youtu.be/zJS_A-3MD5Q?t=585

To Watch the Full Program

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United as One: Tel Aviv Vigil & Memorial for Pittsburgh

Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, KeepOlim, Col. Olivier Rafowicz (IDF), Cantor David Blum and stronger than hateRabbi Avi Hill invite the entire community to join together at The Tel Aviv International Synagogue for an evening vigil with prayer & songs, remembering our fallen Jewish brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. In this dark hour, we must Unite as One and send a message that we, the Jewish people, will not be silent about the growing wave of Anti-Semitism around the world, including in the United States.

Monday, October 29 – 8:30pm

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May their memories be for a blessing:
Joyce Fienburg, 75-year-old, of Oakland
Richard Gottfried, 65-years-old, of Ross Township
Rose Mallinger, 97-years-old, of Squirrel Hill Memorial for Pittsburgh Terror Victims
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66-years-old, of Edgewood
Cecil Rosenthal, 59-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
David Rosenthal, 54-years0old, of Squirrel Hill
Bernice Simon, 84-years-old, of Wilkinsburg
Sylvan Simon, 86-years-old, of Wilkinsburg
Daniel Stein, 71-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
Melvin Wax, 88-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
Irving Younger, 69-years-old, of Mt. Washington

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/279389259356877/

Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh B’zeh!
All of Israel is Responsible for One Another…

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Shabbat Project Services & Carlebach’s Yahrtzeit Havdalah Concert! Guest Speakers – Deputy Mayor & TLV City Council Chairman!

TAIS Shabbat Project - Shabbat Carlebach October 26-27, 2018

In celebration of the worldwide Shabbat Project and in commemoration of 24th Yahrtzeit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt”l, The Tel Aviv International Synagogue is pleased to present a unique and authentic Carlebach experience!

Friday, November 26 – 5:45pm

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn and Chazzan David Blum!

Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Candidate Asaf Zamir to deliver the drasha on the topic: Abraham’s Tent and the City of Sodom  zamir wolk

Champagne Kiddush to follow

Shabbat, November 27 – 8:45am

Shacharit with Rabbi Ariel and Chazzan Blum

Chairman of TLV City Council, Nathan Wolk to speak on the topic:  Akeidat Yitzchak and Sacrifice for the State

Cholent & Kishke Kiddush to follow

Saturday Night, November 27 – 8:30pm

Musical Havdalah and Melaveh Malka Concert featuring Reb Yankele Shemesh, Reb Shlomo’s personal Shamash for 26 years & guitarist, the brilliant singer & musician Rav Dudi Leibowitz and friends in the Shomron Garden of TAIS!

Complimentary Admission
Suggested donation – 20 nis

Much thanks to JIC Israel and the TLV Religious Council for co-sponsoring the event.

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Shabbat Lech Lecha with the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Rabbi Ariel, the Chazz, Choir & TEAM TAIS!

Join hundreds of young Tel Avivians, Olim & Israelis alike, mayor and chazzfor Tel Aviv’s riveting Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, the CHAZZ Israel Nachman, A Capella Choir and Team TAIS! 

This Friday, TAIS is honored to welcome TLV Mayor Ron Huldai who will offer the Drasha at Kabbalat Shabbat services.  We are also pleased to welcome Eldad Mizrahi, Chairman of the TLV Religious Council.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday – October 19

5:46pm – Candle Lighting

5:50pm – Mincha & Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat

Drasha – Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv on the topic – The Zionist Vision in Parshat Lech Lecha

Our acclaimed Champagne Kiddush Reception in the picturesque Shomron Garden to follow!

Shabbat, October 20 – Parshat Lech Lecha

8:30am – Coffee & Cake

8:45am – Morning Services

HOT Cholent & Kishke Kiddush in the beautiful Shomron Garden to follow generously sponsored by the Ryba family, Ruth and Joel Ackerman, Esther Rubinstein and Heather Harris in honor of and with todah rabah me’od to the Konstantyn family, Rabbi Ariel & Cheryl, Racheli, Eitan, Yakir & Noam and the Rabbi’s parents Susan & Alex for their hard work in support of the synagogue

5:35pm – Mincha

5:55pm – Talmud Shiur with Rabbi Ariel (English)

6:40pm – Maariv & Havdalah

Invite your friends! See you all there!

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1136388349846763/

There’s NOTHING like SHABBAT at TAIS!!!

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