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Volunteering for Shabbat
Over the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and visiting with many of you at our wine and cheese receptions before Shabbat services and am thrilled in getting to know you on a first name basis. You may have started to notice our Temple Board members volunteering as Shabbat greeters and announcers. This is just the first step in being more welcoming to all who visit Temple.
Other ideas will start to take surface as well. When you enter the Social Hall, our greeters will be standing to greet you and ask you to fill out a name tag. For those visiting for the first time, a guest card will be filled out so we can gather basic information about who is visiting Temple. A table will also be placed where one can find details about membership, basic information and complimentary copies of our Bulletin.

I’m excited to extend an invitation to all of our congregants to volunteer as Shabbat greeters. A new link on this website has been added for our congregants to sign-up. The link will direct you to, a website used by Temple to coordinate volunteer opportunities. This is just the first of many volunteer opportunities you will be seeing on our website. If are having difficulties in using the electronic sign up, please don’t hesitate to contact Erin Plank in the Temple office for assistance.

RSVP To Attend One of Our Vision Forum’s in December

Over the past several months, the Temple Board and I have been working on the beginning stages of our strategic planning initiatives which gives us the opportunity to evaluate how our Temple performs at all levels. It is now a perfect time to receive your input about Temple: what is working, what is not working and what are your dreams for the future.
I invite you to take part in one of three Temple Vision Forum sessions taking place in the month of December. Each session is one hour in length. Myself, Vice President Gabrielle Callistein and our strategic planning consultants will be facilitating the sessions. Your input will provide the insights needed to effectively create our strategic planning initiatives.

The following three sessions will take place in the Social Hall. Babysitting is available for the Sunday, December 10 Forum only.
Monday, December 4, at 7 PM
Wednesday, December 6, at 10 AM
Sunday, December 10,  at 5 PM

Please RSVP to one of the sessions by contacting Erin Plank. If you require babysitting for the Sunday, December 10 Forum, please inform Erin. Erin can be reached at or by calling 515-274-4679.

If you are unable to attend, you may forward your comments to myself ( or to Gabrielle Callistein (

I encourage you to participate and look forward to seeing you!

B’Shalom, Alan Adato

Worship Schedule

19 Jan 2018
05:30PM - 09:30PM
Erev Shabbat/Game Night
20 Jan 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Torah Study/Shabbat Service
26 Jan 2018
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Erev Shabbat
27 Jan 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Torah Study/Shabbat Service

Programs and Events

18 Jan 2018
07:00PM -
Rabbi's Adult Education Class
20 Jan 2018
07:00PM -
JAM OUT! at Tangerine