Hanukkah

Hanukkah Fair

The Sisterhood Gift Shop Hanukkah Fair is the biggest Gift Shop sales event of the year! We sell new items from: Israel, local & national artists & vendors.

View the Temple Calendar for the next Hanukkah Fair and mark your calendars! 

 

 

 

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is a somewhat less widespread coming of age ritual that occurs when a child is 16 or 18. Confirmation was originally developed by the Reform movement, which scorned the idea that a 13 year old child was an adult (but see explanation below). They replaced bar and bat mitzvah with a confirmation ceremony at the age of 16 or 18. However, due to the overwhelming popularity of the bar or bat mitzvah, the Reform movement has revived the practice. I don't know of any Reform synagogues that do not encourage the practice of bar and bat mitzvahs at age 13 today.

In some Conservative synagogues, however, the confirmation concept has been adopted as a way to continue a child's Jewish education and involvement for a few more years.

Yahrzeit

You are invited and encouraged to let us know the name and yahrzeit of your beloved ones who have departed from us. We will honor their memory by announcing their name at our synagogue during services. May you be comforted among all the mourners of Israel.

In Jewish tradition, when the year of mourning is over, mourners are expected to return to a fully normal life. There are several occasions each year when our loved ones who have passed on are memorialized. The most significant of these is yahrzeit, the anniversary of the death, which is observed according to the Hebrew calendar. As is the case in all Jewish holy days, yahrzeit observance begins at night. A 24-hour candle is lit and one may attend synagogue to recite the Kaddish [the memorial prayer]. It is traditional to avoid attending any celebrations or parties on the day of yahrzeit, and some people fast on that day.

 

MOURNER'S KADDISH

Yit-ga-dal v'yit-ka-dash sh'mei ra-ba,
b'al-ma di-v'ra chi-ru-tei, v'yam-lich mal-chu-tei
b'chai-yei-chon uv'yo-mei-chon
uv'chai-yei d'chol-beit Yis-ra-eil,
ba-a-ga-la u-viz-man ka-riv,
v'im'ru: Amen.

Y'hei sh'mei ra-ba m'va-rach
l'a-lam ul'al-mei al-ma-ya.

Yit-ba-rach v'yish-ta-bach,
v'yit-pa-ar v'yit-ro-mam v'yit-na-sei,
v'yit-ha-dar v'yit-a-leh v'yit-ha-lal, sh'mei d'ku-d'sha, b'rich hu,
l'ei-la min kol bir-cha-ta v'shi-ra-ta,
tush-b'cha-ta v'ne-che-ma-ta, da-a-mi-ran b'al-ma,
v'im'ru: Amen.

Y'hei sh'la-ma ra-ba min sh'ma-ya,
v'cha-yim, a-lei-nu v'al kol-Yis-ra-eil,
v'im'ru: Amen..

O-seh sha-lom bim-ro-mav,
hu ya-a-seh sha-lom a-lei-nu v'al kol-Yis-ra-eil,
v'im'ru: Amen.

An English Translation 
Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world which He has 
created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during 
your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be 
the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises 
and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all 
Israel; and say, Amen.

 

May they rest in peace and may their memory ever be for a blessing… At this moment, I pause for thought in memory of my beloved...........................I give thanks for the blessing of life, of companionship and of memory. I am grateful for the strength and faith that sustained me in the hour of my bereavement. Though sorrow lingers, I have learned that love is stronger than death. Though my loved one is beyond my sight, I do not despair for I sense my beloved in my heart as a living presence. ustained by words of faith, comforted by precious memories, we kindle the light in remembrance. “The human spirit is the light of Adonai” (Proverbs 20:27). As this light is pure and clear, so may the blessed memory of the goodness and nobility of character of our dear..............illumine our souls.

Healing

We invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberakh prayers.

The Mi Sheberakh prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The pray includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community of others facing illness. Traditionally, the Mi Sheberakh is said in synagogue when the Torah is read. In modern times, the Mi Sheberakh is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness.

Mi Sheberakh 
Avoteinu: Avraham, Yitzhak, v'Yaakov,
v'Imoteinu: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel v'Leah,
Hu yivarekh virapei
et haholeh/haholah _____ ben/bat ______
HaKadosh Barukh Hu
yimalei rahamim alav/aleha,
l'hahalimo/l'hahlimah,
u-l'rap'oto/u-l'rap'otah,
l'hahaziko/l'hazikah,
u-l'hay-oto/u-l'hay-otah.
V'yishlah lo/lah bim-hera
r'fuah shlemah,
r'fu-at hanefesh u-r'fu-at hagoof,
b'tokh sh'ar holei Yisrael v’holei yoshvei tevel,
hashta ba'agalah u-vizman kariv,
v'no-mar, Amen!

May the One who blessed our ancestors --
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal the one who is ill:
__________ son/daughter of _________.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him/her,
to restore him/her,
to heal him/her,
to strengthen him/her,
to enliven him/her.
The One will send him/her, speedily,
a complete healing --
healing of the soul and healing of the body 
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say:  Amen!

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Gallery

The Widgetkit Gallery provides smart and automated way to publish images on your website. You only need to select the image folders and the whole gallery is generated automatically.

Features

  • Folder based image selection
  • Automatic thumbnail creation
  • Support for multiple image folders
  • Uses the Widgetkit Slideshow and all its features
  • Support for image captions
  • Build with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, WordPress and Stand-alone

Example

How To Use

The Widgetkit Gallery comes with a user-friendly administration user interface which let's you create new galleries with just a few clicks. The integrated directory browser let's you easily add or remove source directories of your images. All galleries can be loaded anywhere in your theme using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Twitter

The Widgetkit Twitter module is the neatest way to display tweets directly on your website. All displayed tweets get cached so they show up super fast, even if Twitter is not available.

Features

  • Filter tweets by hashtags, words, from users, to users, referencing users
  • Block tweets using a blacklist
  • Tweets are cached for high performance
  • Tweets show up even if Twitter is not available
  • 3 different styles to show your tweets
  • Build with HTML5 using article and time elements
  • Works with Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and WordPress

How To Use

Create a Twitter module in Joomla or a Twitter widget in WordPress and publish it in a module position. A lot of options are available to choose which tweets you want to show.

For example you can show only tweets from a specific user or tweets that contain a certain hash-tag or a specific word. All options can be combined. To filter by more than one word or user use a space between them. For example: yootheme joomla.

Media Player

The Widgetkit Media Player is a HTML5 audio and video player completely built HTML and CSS. You can easily embed video files into your website by using the HTML5 video element. A Flash player fallback is included for all unsupported browsers.

Features

  • Native playback for modern HTML5 browsers
  • Completely built with HTML and CSS
  • Same UI in all browsers
  • Create our own skins
  • Flash player fallback for unsupported browsers
  • Works with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, WordPress and Stand-alone

Examples

This is a MP3 Audio Sample:

How To Use

Use the HTML5 video element to embed video in your website. For example:

<video src="/video.mp4" width="320" height="240"></video>

You can also provide multiple sources, to add support for the different video formats like h.264, WebM or Ogg:

<video width="320" height="240">
	<source type="video/mp4"  src="/video.mp4" />
	<source type="video/webm" src="/video.webm" />
	<source type="video/ogg"  src="/video.ogv" />
</video>

Use the HTML5 audio element to embed MP3 files in your website. For example:

<audio src="/audio.mp3" type="audio/mp3"></audio>

Spotlight

The Widgetkit Spotlight allows you to add an overlay to your images which fades or moves in on mouse hover. The overlay can be an image or HTML content. The default magnifier spotlight is a perfect match to be used with a lightbox.

Features

  • Create nicely animated image overlays
  • Supports custom image or HTML content overlays
  • 5 different animation modes
  • Build on the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, WordPress and Stand-alone

Examples

If no custom overlay is set the default spotlight fades in an overlay with an magnifier image. If you define a custom overlay you can choose between different animations - fade, bottom, top, right and left.

How To Use

Use the HTML5 custom data attribute data-spotlight to activate the spotlight.

<a data-spotlight="on" href="/mypage.html">
	<img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
</a>

To create a custom overlay use a div element with the CSS class overlay. You can set the effect parameter to the data attribute. For example:

<a data-spotlight="effect:bottom;" href="/mypage.html">
	<img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
	<div class="overlay">Custom Overlay</div>
</a>

You can set the effect parameter to fade, bottom, top, right and left.

Subcategories

Gift Shop Hours

Closed on Saturdays
Sundays: 9:30am-Noon following the Religious School calendar

Barbara Siegel 2Or shop by appointment by contacting Barbara Siegel @ 864.616.5807

 

About the Gift Shop

The Temple of Israel Gift Shop is a Sisterhood fundraiser for the Temple. We feature merchandise from Israel, local, and national Jewish artists and vendors. Read more