TAIS Full Package Seder Kit & Catering To Go

As we live in challenging times, The Tel Aviv International Synagogue is answering your full Pesach needs with a delicious, gourmet dinner and everything you need to run your Seder at home!

The Seder Kit and Catering comes in a 5 meal package and includes:  seder 6
** A Seder Plate – including Shank Bone, Roasted Egg, Parsley (Carpas), Horseradish (Maror), Romaine Lettuce (More Marror) and Charoset
** Matzah Shmurah – Three Hand Made Matzot and 1 Kilo of Machine Made
** Wine – 2 bottles Kosher for Passover Dry plus 2 bottles of Grape Juice
** Deluxe Plastic ware dishes to include plates, napkins, forks, spoons, knives, cups, wine cups and a Cup for Elijah may he come speedily in our day!
** A fully catered take away gourmet meal to include:
a. 5 types of Salads – Dill cucumber salad, Sweet potato, Eggplant in tomato sauce, Coleslaw, Beets in vinaigrette
b. Lemon & Herb Salmon Appetizer
c. Chicken Soup with Kneidelach (Matza Balls)
c. Grilled boneless chicken thighs (5 portions) and beef in wine & mushroom sauce (5 portions)
d. Side Dishes – Herb roasted Parisienne potatoes, Broccoli kugel, Antipasti
e. Dessert – Ferrero Rocher – layers of crispy nougat and Belgian chocolate ganache

Cost:  1550 nis (5 meal pacakge) including delivery to your door at NO additional cost!

While this may be more than some need, this can be a blessing in disguise as one order delivered to your door can provide a delicious complete holiday meal for the Seder and as well as for Yom Tov lunch, Shabbat meals and the last day of Yom Tov.  (We suggest dividing out and freezing the portions you will use for the later days of chag).  Alternatively, we suggest reaching out to friends and neighbors who may also be in need or may want to share an order.

Also, thanks to a generous donor, we can help subsidize and/or provide the above Seder Kit & Catering for those in need. If you are able to contribute to the efforts so we can provide for more of the needy, sick and elderly, if you know someone in need or you yourself are in need, pls contact us at TAIS.Frishman23@gmail.com

Absolute Order Deadline: Wednesday, April 1
To order online: https://novacatering.co.il/en/shop-2/
Absolute Deadline: Thursday, April 2
For more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/501961600487595/

Wishing everyone a sweet, happy and most importantly, a healthy Pesach!

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Daily Torah Talks – Lunchtime Learning Livestreams with TAIS

We are pleased to launch an online Torah study FB group called Daily Torah Talks!

Rabbi Ariel and an amazing Dream Team of Rabbis, Rabbanit’s and Educators will be broadcasting short study sessions on FB live every day at 1pm as well as various shiurim at various times of the day.  torah study

These studies are offered to you in English, Hebrew, French and Russian.

A schedule will be posted regularly on the group.

Join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/290611791905373/
Spread the word!  Wishing the best of health to all!

See you soon … online

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TAIS Moves to Online Activities and Temporarily Suspends All Activities in Frishman 23

TAIS’s commitment to our community’s health is supreme and we are intent on putting forth the maximum efforts to discourage the spread of the virus and to protect our community members.  Therefore, as of Wednesday, March 18, TAIS Announced the Temporary Suspension of All Activities in Frishman 23.  During the interim, and thanks to a generous donation, the synagogue has contracted a professional company to fully sanitize and disinfect every corner of the shul and, at the same time, do a thorough Pesach cleaning.

TAIS has introduced a number of exciting, new online community initiatives!

a.  Home Davening at the Scheduled Shul Minyan Time

While minyan isn’t able to take place at TAIS, we encourage you all to daven at home at the same time that minyan would have been held.  In that way, we are pooling our spiritual energies together despite our physical distance. Thus, we will continue to post the service times as they would have been scheduled.

b.  Bring in the Shabbat with Am Yisrael, the Chazz and Rabbi Ariel and Family LIVE on TAIS Facebook!

This Friday, March 20, we will bring in Shabbat together on Live FB!

5:00pm – Am Yisrael As One – TAIS is joining the national effort of Singing Lecha Dodi & Shalom Aleichem on balconies

5:10pm – Join with our illustrious Chazzan Israel Nachman as he sings Yedid Nefesh, the pre-song opener to Kabbalat Shabbat from his home in Tzfat.

5:15pm – Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Ariel & Family

To participate, CLICK HERE and the Livestream will broadcast at the above time.

c.  Daily Torah Talks – Lunchtime Learning Livestreams with TAIS

Details in a separate article.  Join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/290611791905373/


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Chessed Activities & Social Action for those in need

Maot Chitim – Passover for Those in Need

Thanks to a generous donor, we can help subsidize and/or provide the above Seder Kit & Catering for those in need.  If you are able to contribute to the efforts so we can provide for more of the needy, sick and elderly, if you know someone in need or you yourself are in need, pls contact us at TAIS.Frishman23@gmail.com

TAIS Chessed Committee

TAIS has a wonderful set of volunteers on our Chessed Committee ready to help those in need.  If you’d like to join this committee, pls contact Rabbi Ariel at TAIS.Frishman23@gmail.com

If you know of someone in need of help, a senior who needs assistance with ordering food online or pickup of meds please post in the group.

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We have received the following health protocols for synagogues from the Religious Council of Tel Aviv:
1.  Minyan is ON @TAIS but will be limited to no more than 100 people in one location as per the Health Ministry directives.  According to the TLV Religious Council, we are the only shul in the city significantly affected by this rule.  As such TAIS is vigilantly working to maintain a safe environment and are in constant communication with both Health and Rabbinic Authorities.  So come early! First Come, First Serve!
2.  In order to accommodate all members of our community, we are seeking alternative solutions i.e. multiple minyans and/or near by alternative locations to direct the overflow.  We will announce details shortly.
3.  It is critical for all to abide by the regulations of the Ministry of Health and those required to be in quarantine should not come to synagogue for any reason.  Additionally, if one does not feel well or is in a high risk category, do not go to shul but rather daven from home, even if you are not required by law to be in quarantine.  It is your halachic responsibility to protect yourself and the welfare of others.  This applies not just to Corona but to any communicable disease such as the flu and lesser sicknesses.
4.  Windows will be opened to allow for good ventilation.  If the weather is cooperative, we will daven outside in the Shomron Garden.

5.  Davening will be kept short & and the Rabbi will not give his drasha at the service. (A dvar Torah will be disseminated so it can be read at leisure.) Continue reading

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Pics from TLV’s Massive Megillah Reading, After Party & Family Hamentashen Bake!

What an amazing celebration at TAIS!  Hundreds of young Tel Avivians celebrated Purim in full costume with an explosion of color and flair, music, drinks and dancing into the night!  Some sample pics are below.  See our FB page and Instagram for more pics and videos from the night!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3083635738322689&id=213618035324488 and more!

Purim 2020Hamentashen Bake

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Over 108,000 Watch TAIS’s Live Stream Megillah Reading on YNet!

It’s lonely enough in isolation – let TAIS bring the joy to you!

Thanks to the ruling of Rav David Stav, all those in quarantine can fulfill their obligation of reading the Megillah via live stream!

Ynet will be broadcasting the reading of Rav Ariel Konstantyn of The Tel Aviv International Synagogue Monday evening, March 9 – 8:30pm.

You can watch Rabbi Ariel’s reading live:

Please share to your friends and in groups so that no one will be without a Megillah reading.

A healthy and joyous Purim to everyone! 🇮🇱🎊🎉🎊🎉🇮🇱

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Family Hamentashen Bake & Purim Experience

Families are invited to a special Hamentashen Bake Workshop! The evening will be accompanied by Purim songs & stories and children and will coHamentashen Bakenclude with a festive Megillah reading!

Monday, March 9 – 7:00pm

Complimentary Admission! Refreshments will be served!

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Health Protocols for TAIS Events & Shul Attendance

In consultation with the Ministry of Health, the RCA and numerous medical and rabbinic experts, Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn has put together a compilation and summary of health & halachic guidelines and precautions one should take regarding coming to synagogue.

1.  It is critical to abide by the regulations of the Ministry of Health and those required to be in quarantine should not come to synagogue for any reason including to fulfill the mitzvahs of Zachor and Megillah reading.  Additionally, if you do not feel well, even if you are not required by law to be in quarantine, you should not go to shul but rather daven from home.  It is your halachic responsibility to protect the welfare of your fellow.  This applies not just to Corona but to any communicable disease such as the flu and lesser sicknesses.

2.  If you are healthy, there is no current restrictions on attending synagogue services, shiurim and events.  It is important to strictly adhere to the following guidelines:

a.  NO shaking hands.  A slight bow to say Shabbat Shalom or Yishar Koach will suffice.

b.  Upon entering the synagogue, please wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer that TAIS has put out for the community.  You are encouraged as well to bring your own pocket sanitizer.  While liquid sanitizer is preferred for Shabbat, gel is permitted for us provided that it is completely absorbed into the skin.

For hand washing instructions and a more in depth halachic analysis, please CLICK here for more details.

c.  If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

d.  Do NOT touch and kiss the Mezuzah or Sefer Torah.  Rather, reach your hand in the direction of the holy item and kiss your hand.

e.  Zachor: Although it is a Biblical mitzvah to hear Zachor, it is not time bound and can be fulfilled anytime of the year.  Anyone in quarantine is forbidden to go shul and those who are elderly or ill or in the danger bracket, should not go to shul if they are concerned about corona but rather should read the chumash at home (one does not fulfill his or her obligation through this but it’s important to read nonetheless).  If one is out of quarantine by Purim day, one can fulfill the obligation through the Purim morning Torah reading.  If not, have in mind on Parshat Ki Teitzei to be reading it for Zachor and request the Ba’al Koreh to read with this in mind.

f.  Megillah on Purim: It is forbidden for anyone in quarantine to go to shul.  Based on the opinion of Rav Moshe Feinstein who permits using a microphone for Megillah reading, there are those that are permitting listening to the megillah by live stream, phone or videochat.  TAIS will be broadcasting live on YNET – please tune in!

g.  Keep up to date on the Health Ministry’s instructions.  CLICK HERE for details

The above is based on rulings and advice by Chief Rabbi David Lau, Rabbi Asher Bush, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Dr. James Robb, pathologist & molecular virologist and the RCA (Rabbinical Council of America).

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Purim Dance, Masks & Self Discovery Workshop for Women

Shed those masks and find your true inner self, thru dance, drama and improvisation with Leah Heinrich. Purim Masquerade Ball Workshop - Leah

Tuesday, March 3 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm at TAIS
Bring your favorite mask and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
60 NIS – TAIS Members
80 NIS – Guests
About the Instructor:
Leah Heinrich, B.ED, is an experienced improvisation dance teacher and self development coach for more than 25 years.
Reservations are limited numbers so please book in advance!
To reserve: contact Leah at 058-414-7326
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