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The Installation of a new Rabbi is customary and ceremonial and oftentimes is scheduled months after the Rabbi starts at the congregation.  This gives the community and the rabbi a period of time of interaction and introduction allowing the installation to be more heartfelt and meaningful.  Installations at TBI do not happen often; the last one was 34 years ago.  Please review the schedule of events below and please join.


Temple Beth Israel officially welcomes

Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks

Schedule of Events

Installation Ceremony and Worship

Friday, December 10, 2021 7:30 PM

Guest Rabbis : Noah Chertkoff, Senior Rabbi Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee; Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Continuing from strength to strength.
When we transition from one book of Torah to the next, we proclaim this Hebrew phrase.  At once these words acknowledge all that was sacred and good in the chapters we have just finished, and they serve as a prayer for all of the goodness that is yet to unfold in the chapters which we now begin. So too, do we say these words as we formally mark the transition in rabbinic leadership at TBI. This Friday Night Service will include words of blessings from two of Rabbi Marks's mentors: Rabbi Noah Chertkoff and Rabbi Laura Geller. We will also share in the moment as Rabbi Michael Weinberg passes our Torah to Rabbi Marks. TBI's new Musical Ensemble will help us all to lift our voices in joyful prayer.

Shabbat In Honor of Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Worship enhanced by Koleynu and including an interactive Torah Study within the Service.

Kiddush Lunch and Learn immediately following Services with Rabbi Laura Geller.

Family Events Celebrating Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Family Worship 9:00 AM- Our Religious School morning will begin with a short weekday Service as Rabbi Weinberg passes the Torah to Rabbi Marks.

Seminar 10:00 AM- Rabbi Geller will speak on: Feminism and Judaism. Drawing on her own life experience and scholarship, Rabbi Geller will highlight the ways in which feminism has inspired and elevated Judaism as we practice it today.

Social Action 11:00 AM - A Mitzvah Fair in Recognition of Rabbi Marks' Commitment to Social Action:  Families are invited to participate in a number of mitzvah projects designed for all ages, benefiting local organizations and our Temple community

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Donations of the Heart in Honor of Rabbi Marks

For your information: The Rabbi’s Discretionary  Fund established for Rabbi Marks is money allotted for the Rabbi to use towards the good of the congregation at her discretion and are not transferred from Rabbi to Rabbi.
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