15 Shevat 5774 - January 16, 2014


January Northeast Shabbat Dinner Friday, January 31st 

Join us for a fun and personal Shabbat Experience with Rabbi Michael Ungar. Congregation Tifereth Israel Northeast Shabbat Services and Dinner Friday, January 31st at 6 pm at Plate in New Albany Adults $16.00 each, Children $8.00 each RSVP to Millie at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523 by January 28th Additional questions? Contact Lynn Tallan, Program Coordinator, at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org



Mark your calendars for Purim Fun!

Saturday March 15th and Sunday March 16th

Purim Dinner, Megillah Reading, and Purim Schpiel, Horton Hears a . . . Jew!, on Saturday, March 15th and Megillah Reading and Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 16th.    



Annual Appeal

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Table of Contents
Family and Special Events
Religious School
Youth Events
Minnie Cobey Memorial Library
Community Events
Service Times

D'var Torah 


The most well-known part of Parashat Yitro is the receiving of the Law at Mt. Sinai.  There is some debate as to what was actually given to Moses at this time--the Ten Commandments alone or all the laws.  There is even a bit of discussion about the Ten Commandments (or Utterances, as they are called in Hebrew), because there are really only nine of them; the first is not a commandment, but a statement:  I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt.   


Biblical commentators have wrestled with this over the centuries, but the general trend of their interpretations is that the first "commandment" establishes God's sovereignty, without which the other commandments would be meaningless.  Throughout Jewish history, the existence of God was seen as a given, but in the modern period this is not to be taken for granted.  There are many Jews who claim to "not believe in God."  This is a statement that is not really a part of Jewish vocabulary; the question that the sages asked was closer to "what is the nature of God?"  Perhaps the question in 2014 should not be, "do you believe in God" (what does that mean anyhow?); rather, we should ask "what do you believe about God?"  This is a question that makes no assumptions; instead, it encourages exploration, discussion and growth.  In the final analysis, it is the kind of question that helps us to reveal the role of God in our lives, just as the event at Sinai helped to reveal God's role in the world for our ancestors.


Rabbi Michael Ungar

Jewish Joke of the Week 
Sadie's husband Jake has been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet his faithful wife stays by his bedside day and night.  One night, Jake comes to and motions for her to come closer.  He says, "My Sadie, you have been with me through all the bad times.  When I got fired, you were there to support me.  When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what, Sadie?"

"What dear?" she asked gently.

"I think you're bad luck."



From Oy! The Ultimate Book of Jewish Jokes
by David Minkoff  


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Social Action Shabbat January 25

Next Shabbat, Parshat Mishpatim (Laws), we will celebrate Social Action Shabbat, a very fitting time for such a celebration. Rabbi Ungar will share a few words about the powerful connection between mitzvot and Jewish tradition with social action and social justice. Gabe Vydra will fill us in on the plans for Tifereth Israel hosting a homeless family for a week during February, March and April in conjunction with the Community Shelter Board. There will also be an update about BREAD's Mental Health research as we move toward a proposed action. Join us!







Men's Club Brunch Program 

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Men's Club sponsors a series of brunch programs with local speakers on a variety of subjects. Please contact Millie Cave at mcave@tiferethisrael.org to RSVP or if you have any questions. 







Third Thursday Lunch 'n' Learn

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at noon. A new topic every month with good friends and good food, meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Contact Millie Cave at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523 for more information or to RSVP.






January Northeast Shabbat Dinner Friday, January 31st 

Join us for a fun and personal Shabbat Experience with Rabbi Michael Ungar. Congregation Tifereth Israel Northeast Shabbat Services and Dinner Friday, January 31st at 6 pm Plate in New Albany Adults $16.00 each, Children $8.00 each RSVP to Millie at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523 by January 28th Additional questions? Contact Lynn Tallan, Program Coordinator, at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org





 FINAL REMINDER TO R.S.V.P. for the 14th Annual Sunny Florida Luncheon  

with Rabbi Michael & Michele Ungar and Rabbi Harold & Beth Berman


Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Noon


Hunters Run Country Club

3500 Club House Lane

Boynton Beach, Florida

 Cost: $30.00 (cash at the door)




East Coast:     Evie & Herb Harmon

                           (561) 498-1276   (614) 937-3379

                           Beverly & John Koenigsberg

                           (561) 865-5107   (614) 736-1416

                           Rita & Al Malyn

                           (561) 855-4182


West Coast:   Pearl & Stanley Thall 

Shabbat Experience! Returns February 21st to Tifereth Israel

February marks the return of the Tifereth Israel Shabbat Experience! Shabbat Experience! is a Friday night service and dinner for our congregation members and their guests. Our members RSVP to us for a delicious Shabbat dinner and select one of three services to attend based on their preferences - Family Service, Carlebach Spiritual Singing Service, and Traditional Service. Dinner will be $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 12 and under. Please RSVP to Millie at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523 ext. 100 and select the service you would like to attend.  



Family and Special Events


Do you have unused winter hats, scarfs, and gloves?

We are collecting hats, scarfs, and gloves for the homeless. There is a blue box in the Atrium. Please drop your new or gently used items in the box.







Boker Tov Playgroup

Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6 - at 10:00 to 11:30 am

Join us for music, play and snacks! All families welcome.

Programming designed for Infants, Toddlers and Young Preschoolers, with Rabbi Eric Woodward and Rayna Weiner. Open to the community.

There is no charge for this program. Questions? Please contact Lynn Tallan at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org or call 614-253-8523 extension 118.
Click here
for more information.    

Shabbat Shazaam  - Monthly Family Shabbat Service

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 in the Pit 

Join us January 18th Shabbat Morning for this unique family experience with Rabbi Woodward and Friends for Elementary School Families. Enjoy activities, meaningful prayers, lots of fun and...A Very Special Shabbat Activity and Snack.  Please contact Lynn Tallan at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org or call 614-253-8523 extension 118.







Tifereth Israel is hosting two Preschool Havdalah programs featuring Marc Rossio

  • We'll meet in Gahanna on Saturday, January 18, 2014  from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the home of Bradley and Katherine Goldman
  • We'll meet in Bexley on Saturday, February 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Rabbi Eric Woodward and Katherine Baker's home.

Bring your preschooler! Havdalah will be followed by a short bedtime snack and music with Marc. Don't forget to wear your PJs!


This program is free, but please RSVP for location address by contacting Lynn Tallan at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org  or Millie Cave at mcave@tiferethisrael.org -- or call 614-253-8523.




Preschool Shabbat

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Join us for music, play and snacks! All families welcome. Programming designed for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Open to the community. Please contact Lynn Tallan at ltallan@tiferethisrael.org or call 614-253-8523 extension 118.





World Wide Wrap to Take Place February 2, 2014 

The World Wide Wrap will take place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:00 am in the main sanctuary.  Please join the Men's Club, and Men's Clubs all over the world, as we wrap and celebrate the mitzvah of Tefillin.  Grade 5 students will participate while wearing their own hand-made mock Tefillin, culminating their Build-A-Pair series and will perform their original (W)rap songs!  After the service a reception will be held in the Upper Social Hall.  The World Wide Wrap / Build-A-Pair event is a Tifereth Israel tradition and a Torch Award Winning program of the TI Men's Club.  See you there!  For more information, please contact Dale Levy at dlevy82@gmail.com or 614-205-9994.





Young People's Synagogue (YPS) and Shabbat Shazaam

Families please join us every Shabbat for services with YPS or Shabbat Shazaam! We always have games, crafts and stories! Look for us in the Pit or the Chapel.

February 1st is special treat YPS Shabbat - we will have Dippindots and On February 8th we have a special Shabbat Shazaam for Families.



Inclusion Shabbat 

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Inclusion Shabbat is a special, short but meaningful service. Designed for individuals or families of individuals with special needs, it is open to anyone who wishes to welcome Shabbat in this warm and meaningful fashion.  A light oneg (refreshments) will follow the service.. Questions? Please contact Helen Miller at miller.hm@netzero.com or 614-236-4764.




The Tifereth Israel Shabbat Experience

Friday, February 21 5:30 PM

Experience your choice of Friday night service and Shabbat dinner Tifereth Israel's style. Please RSVP for a delicious Shabbat dinner and select one of three services to attend based on preference: Interactive Family Service, special music Carlebach service, or traditional service.


Dinner is $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 12 and under. RSVP to Millie at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523.





Preschool Purim Party

Families should also mark their calendars for Purim Fun! Purim begins for our preschool families on Sunday, March 9th at 11:00 am with a special program with Rayna Weiner, our Boker Tov Play Group leader! Cost is $5.00 per child. Please RSVP to Millie at mcave@tiferethisrael.org or 614-253-8523 ext. 100 for this event. Also everyone should save the date for the Purim Dinner, Megillah Reading and Purim Sphiel on Saturday, March 15th and the Megillah Reading and Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 16th. Everyone welcome and details about the dinner, carnival and delicious lunch on the way!                                                                                                                                                        


Religious School



Sunday January 19 and Monday January 20- Martin Luther King Day.



Grade 5 Build a Pair Celebration and World  Wide Wrap

Sunday, February 2, 9:00-11:00 am 

Fifth Grade Parents are invited to Join us in Upper Social Hall for this family program and celebration with Clergy, and Men's Club Members, led by Dr. Dale Levy and Yael Goldwasser. More information was e-mailed to 5th grade families. Please RSVP to adibo@tiferethisrael.org


Grade 2 Family Shabbat Experience

Sunday, February 9th  9:00 AM-12:30 pm    

Second Grade Students have been studying about the home rituals for Shabbat Evening!  Come and experience a "mini" simulated Shabbat with us

9:00-10:00 We need volunteers to help bake challah with second grade students

10:30-12:30 Parent session , Set Up for students, and Program

Bring Your Shabbat Spirit!

Please RSVP to adibo@tiferethisrael.org


First Grade Consecration

Shabbat, March 1

Please join us for Grade 1 Consecration during Shabbat Morning Services. You'll love the service with our cute first graders and enjoy a festive Kiddush luncheon.


Youth Choir with Cantor Chomsky is back in action.

Mondays at the Satellite from 5:00 - 5:45 pm and Thursdays at Broad Street from 4:00 - 4:45 pm Youth Choir is running with Cantor. Make friends and bring friends. The choir is free and open to the public. To register contact Alayna Dibo adibo@tiferethisrael.org .


Youth Events




Camp Ramah and USY Summer Scholarship Application Now Available 

An unforgettable summer starts here!

Each year Tifereth Israel provides scholarships for summer programs sponsored by the Conservative Movement.


All applications are due on or before Friday January 31, 2014.  

Please contact Alayna, adibo@tiferethisrael.org with any questions.


Click here to print a copy of the application.  





Registration Underway for Summer Programs at  Camp Ramah

Surrounded by the beauty of Wisconsin's Northwoods, Ramah campers and staff create a very special and vibrant Jewish community.  The Ramah experience begins with each cabin - where campers learn what it means to share and live with peers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the guidance of caring and specially-trained counselors, each cabin develops its own personality and special bond. Every cabin is a part of an aidah or age division.


Each aidah participates in fun and educational activities, enjoys meals in the dining hall, goes on campouts, plays sports and more. With each passing summer, campers become closer, linked together by shared experiences and happy times. The song and dance festivals and sporting events are just a few of the many exciting camp-wide activities that campers look forward to throughout the summer.


Campers look forward to Erev Shabbat when the entire camp gathers by the lake. As the sun begins to set and the melodies of Shabbat are heard, campers and staff alike feel a sense of peace and a deep connection to their friends, to their community and to their Jewish heritage.


 Partial summer programs are available for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


Click here for more information.





Chaverim Events (Grades 1st-2nd)

Advisor: Michaela Master mcmaster3650@gmail.com  

Sunday Febuary 2:

Movie Day with Pizza and Popcorn! More information to come!



Jr. Kadima Events (Grades 3rd-5th)

Advisor: Abby Ghitman alg618@wowway.com  

Sunday January 26th:

Jr. Kadima is going Bowling at Rule3 in Pickerington!

We will have our own lanes as we go bowling as VIPs - Bring a dairy lunch - 12:30-3:00 pm


Click here for more information.  








Kadima Events (Grades 6th-8th)

Advisor: Liza Rapaport  frey.100@gmail.com 


BUCKUSY Events (Grade 8th-12th)

Advisor: Lindsay Scheinbach scheinbach.6@buckeyemail.osu.edu 

Attention 8th Graders: Welcome to USY!


January 23rd:

USY Lounge Night: Israeli Army Simulation 6:30-8:00 pm

Our Columbus Shlicha, Liat will be showing us what it is like to be in the IDF through obstacle courses and Q&A. It will be an evening you do not want to miss!   





Youth Group Membership  

We have our Membership forms for the year. You can either pick up your Membership forms from our Youth Advisers, Abby Ghitman (Jr. Kadima), Lisa Rapoport (Kadima), and Lindsay Scheinbach (USY) or at the Synagogue in the office/ flyer stand. If you have any questions, feel free to Contact the Advisers or Alayna Dibo at adibo@tifferethisrael.org in the school office.


Minnie Cobey Memorial Library


New Books and DVDs

Here are some of our new titles: The Origin of Sorrow by Robert May is a 575 page novel about the Jews of Frankfurt in the 1770's. It's got romance, betrayal, hope and ruin.


Being Esther by Miriam Karmel is a shorter novel at 187 pages. The story is about an eighty-five-year-old widow coming to terms with the meaning of life.


In DVD format we have The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and Defiant Requiem, which is a PBS award winning Holocaust documentary about choral director Rafael Schachter, who was sent to the Theresientstadt concentration camp. He was forced to create a choir to show the world that the camp's captives were treated humanly.


Library Catalog

Come in and check out a DVD from our growing collection or some of our new book titles. There are lots of new and exciting titles being added. 


Minnie Cobey Memorial Library Looking for Volunteers!

The Minnie Cobey Memorial Library is looking for extra volunteers to do tasks such as entering data on new DVDs and books into the computer. If you have spare time and would like to consider volunteering, please contact Helen Chronister at hchronister@tiferethisrael.org or 253-8523.


Social Action 



Urgent need for strollers at the YWCA Family Shelter 

Have your children or grandchildren outgrown that stroller that is taking up room in your garage or basement? Wondered what to do with it? Please take it to Joan Shell 2740 Fair Ave, or she will also pick it up at your home 231-1828.





Call for Volunteers

Volunteer to sort food at Mid-Ohio Food Bank on Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  The number of volunteers will be limited.  For information and to signup contact Sue Steiner at her (corrected) email address scsteiner367@gmail.com  






In Central Ohio, more than 8,000 men, women and children will fill every homeless shelter bed again this year. The need only increases during the coldest months of the year. People experiencing homelessness live in the shadows of the worst economy in a generation. Once proud workers, newly homeless moms and dads, aunts and uncles have lost their struggle to provide food and homes for their families. They need our help. Become a Housing Hero and help families and individuals every day of the year. Give just $1 a day - $30 a month. Your gift will help people get off the streets and into housing. $1 is about the same as a daily cup of coffee; that's all it takes to shelter people and provide secure futures and stable homes.


Support Tifereth Israel's participation in the "Day to End Homelessness" through the Community Shelter Board. Bring a check made out to CSB to the office, visit http://daytoendhomelessness.org/, or contribute through the Telethon on 10TV on January 22, 2014. We can end homelessness in Central Ohio!




Winter Blood Drive to be Held February 9th from 9 am to 1 pm  

On Sunday, February 9th, 2014 we will be holding our winter blood drive from 9 am - 1 pm in the social hall. If you have donated on/or before December 15th, 2013, you are possibly eligible to donate at this time. Please contact Mike Price at mprice@newengland4.org or 614-636-1951 for information or to make an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment on the Red Cross Website at www.redcrossblood.org. If would use this website, please start by: click on 1) "Schedule a blood donation appointment today" 2) Enter sponsor code: "tifereth" and then follow the directions from that point.








Not Too Late to Join Bread in Addressing Problems of Mental Health 

It's not too late for interested people to join the research committee on mental health, health care,  or racial profiling of immigrants. Call the BREAD office - 614-220-9363 - or email Cathy Levine, clevine@uhcanohio.org.




Help the Food Pantry During this Time of Increased Need

Food Pantry requests increase as food money is diverted to cover heating costs. Bring items to collection box in lobby whenever you come to TI, and prior to Shabbat. Items should be within current date. Other items of need: Cleaning supplies such as dish and face soap, diapers.



Need Health Insurance ?? 

UHCAN Ohio, a consumer advocacy organization headed by Tifereth Israel member Cathy Levine, has Certified Application Counselors to help you enroll, at their downtown Columbus offices.  For information or an appointment. Call 614-456-0060 ext. 233. 

Or, go to www.healthcare.gov to find a complete list of local navigators and Certified Application Counselors 



Interfaith Calendars Are Now Available IACO 

Interfaith calendars available from IACO for $16 / each. Send check with return address to IACO, 57 Jefferson Ave., Suite 5, Columbus, OH  43215 and they will be mailed to you.  Or contact Ms. Mary Hamilton at iaco@iaco.org to arrange to pick them up at the IACO office.   



Recycle used Batteries 

RECYCLE used batteries by taking them to any "Batteries Plus" Store or to TI. We will take them to be recycled. A collection box is in the atrium.   

IRS Trains Volunteers for the VITA Program

Every year the IRS trains volunteers for the VITA program which provides free Federal and State income tax service and efiling for individuals with incomes of $50,000 or less. Training and Certification for the program is now available online.  

 Volunteers can work from various sites in the central Ohio area. Go to:
 https://www.linklearncertification.com/    for more information and to register.

Chesed Committee
Your synagogue community is here when you need us.  Home from the hospital?  Alone and grieving? Concerned about a loved one in an nursing care facility?  We will arrange for someone to help out. Call the synagogue, or contact Ruth Sternberg at 746-4587.  You may also email her at ruthestern@gmail.com.


 Ongoing Events
Celebrate with an Aliyah!
Do you have an anniversary, birthday, or other special event coming up?  If so, and you would like an aliyah, please contact Rabbi Berman or Rabbi Ungar at the synagogue office.

Yad Shel Chai/Yad Squad

Calling all Torah Readers.  Please sign up to read an aliyah of the weekly Torah portion.  Reading Torah is a fun way to participate in the Shabbat service.  Once you have read 10 times you will be honored with a Yad from the Men's Club.  The Yad is hand crafted with a floral oriental design by Yair Emanuel. A matching display stand is included with the Yad in an elegant gift box.  You will also receive a certificate from the Men's Club noting your achievement.  To sign up, visit WebParasha at http://tiferethisrael.webparasha.com.   For more information contact Dale Levy dlevy82@gmail.com,  or Jerry Sigal at jerrysigal@columbus.rr.com,  or Jerry Benis at jerrybenis@yahoo.com.

JFS Friendly Visitor Program
If you or a senior you know are feeling a bit isolated from the Jewish community and would enjoy a regular visit from a JFS volunteer, contact Susie Blair at sblair@jfscolumbus.org or 559-0184.


Chevra Kadisha News
The TI Chevra Kadisha is in need of additional volunteers.  Members prepare the deceased for a proper Jewish burial and is an all-volunteer group made up of members of Tifereth  Israel.  New members are always needed as others retire, move away or are otherwise unable to fulfill this important mitzvah.  There are many ways to help, including reading prayers while the rituals are performed. Participation is one of the greatest mitzvot that one can perform.  For more info contact Rabbi Michael Ungar at the synagogue or mungar@tiferethisrael.org .  


Electronic Statements
Did you know you now have the ability to receive your billing statement and yahrzeit notices electronically? Help us reduce paper and postage while doing your part for the environment at the same time.  Contact Cheryl Laver, Finance Manager, at claver@tiferethisrael.org and we'll make it happen.  Of course, if we don't already have your email address, we certainly want that, too.

Evelyn Lieberman Judaica Shop Hours
Open during Religious School hours, Tuesday from 4 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  To arrange an appointment please call Babs Miller at 861-7655.

 Community Events

Please join the CJDS community for the tenth annual WISDOM OF HEART Honoring Friends at the Wexner Heritage Village
For the special relationship between Wexner Heritage Village residents and Columbus Jewish Day School students, Proceeds benefit intergenerational programming and tuition assistance at CJDS.

For the special relationship between Wexner Heritage Village residents and Columbus Jewish Day School students, Proceeds benefit intergenerational programming and tuition assistance at CJDS.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Columbus Jewish Day School
150 East Granville Road, New Albany
Kosher Buffet Dinner s Silent Auction
Complimentary Valet parking
For information or tickets, contact Rachel Hillman at 939-5311 X3503




WHV Annual Meeting

Please join Wexner Heritage Village's executive team and Board leadership from noon to 1 pm on Wednesday, January 22, for the 2014 Annual Meeting.


This year WHV is honored to welcome Michael Feuer, founder of OfficeMax and healthcare retailer Max-Wellness, as our keynote speaker.  In addition to reports by Board Chair Eric Wasserstrom and WHV President & CEO David Rosen, the event will feature our annual presentation of the Chair's Award. This year's honoree is the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Debbie Melser at 614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org.



Medicare Counseling

Central Ohio seniors and their families now have a convenient new resource for information and individualized counseling to help them better manage their Medicare benefits.


Each month, trained Medicare specialists will be available for private appointments at Wexner Heritage Village's east Columbus campus. The FREE, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program.


Individuals will have the opportunity to discuss their specific situation and will be able to get personalized information and advice about topics including:

  • Medicare enrollment options
  • Medicare prescription drug plans and their benefits
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicare supplemental insurance
  • Financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes
  • Long-term care insurance


Starting in February, Medicare counseling will be available on the first Wednesday, second Thursday and third Monday of each month. In January, appointments are available from 10 am to noon on January 13 and 29. Call Anne at 614-795-0927 to schedule an appointment.


WHAT:                 Medicare Counseling

WHERE:               Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue

COST:                   FREE

WHEN:                First Wednesday of each month, 10 am to noon, call Anne at 614-795-0927 for an appointment.

Second Thursday of each month, 2:30 to 4:00 pm, call Kathy at 614-645-8557 for an appointment.

Third Monday of each month, 10 am to noon, call Anne at 614-795-0927 for an appointment.




Zusman Hospice Bereavement Services for 2014         

When a loved one dies, life changes in profound and absolute ways. Nothing is the same and the entire world is different from this point forward. But, as time passes, grief will lead to healing as you find renewed meaning in life and learn to embrace your loved one's memory as part of your new world.


The qualified, experienced and compassionate experts at Zusman Hospice are here to help guide you on your own, personal journey with a variety of support groups and programs, scheduled to begin in February, designed for all ages and all stages of the healing process - including children, teens, families and adults.


Zusman Hospice bereavement services and programs are always free and open to the entire community. Services are provided in the strictest confidence and in compliance with all Health Information Portability and Accountability Act regulations. All programs will be held at Wexner Heritage Village and advance registration is required. For more information, please contact the Zusman Hospice team at 614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org.



Become a WHV Spiritual Volunteer

The Wexner Heritage Village Spiritual Life team is looking for individuals to help grow the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program. This important program pairs trained volunteer visitors with long-term care, independent and assisted living residents on the WHV campus, as well as unaffiliated individuals in Central Ohio, who seek a spiritual confidant to explore issues such as faith, the afterlife, religious values and beliefs.


Zusman Hospice Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Debbie Lefton will host an information and training luncheon for new and potential volunteers on Tuesday, March 11, from noon to 1 pm at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should contact Rabbi Lefton at 614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org.



Service Times





7:30 am     Minyan  ~ Chapel
5:30 pm     Shabbat Services ~ Chapel


Murray Marx, son of Matt and Leslie Marx, Bar Mitzvah
Anniversary Shabbat 


  9:00 am     Shabbat Morning Services  ~  Main Sanctuary         
10:00 am     Babysitting (Ages 2-6)  ~  Nursery                           
10:30 am     YPS and Jr. Congregation  ~ Pit    
9:00 am Minyan ~ Chapel
5:00 pm Mincha and Ma'ariv


This week's regular Sunday Minyan will be at the home of  

Jan Yaillen, 1281 Erickson Avenue, Columbus  



MONDAY 1/20 - Martin Luther King Day
9:00 am Minyan ~ Chapel
NO Mincha and Ma'ariv Service

7:30 am      Minyan ~ Chapel 

5:30 pm      Minyan ~ Chapel 

Contact Us

Congregation Tifereth Israel

1354 East Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43205


(614) 253-8523 (Telephone)
(614) 253-6323 (Fax)