Artwork feature is excerpted from PACE OF TIME, by Yaacov Agam Israel; 1970; Polymorph: serigraph on folded board. From the Temple Museum collection on exhibit at The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Join Us for Worship, Learning, Community and Celebration

Please join us as we write the next chapter in our renowned congregational story and celebrate as Rabbi Jonathan Cohen is installed as the 12th Senior Rabbi of The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Installation Celebration Events

Friday Evening, May 17

Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Installation: 7:00 PM

Clergy officiating the Installation will be:

Richard A. Block, Senior Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi David EllensonRabbi Steven A. FoxReverend Mitra Jafarzadeh

Rabbi Samuel K. JosephRabbi Jennifer LaderRabbi Sally Priesand

Rabbi Uri RegevRabbi Anna Levin RosenRabbi Julie S. Schwartz

Festive Oneg to Follow

Saturday Morning, May 18


Informed Presentations. Congregational Conversations.

(This program is free. Space is limited. Advance Registration is required.)

Coffee and Bagels: 9:00 AM

Opening Sessions: 9:30 AM

(Participants select one)

Being Jewish Today ∙ Warm and Welcoming?Our Relationship with Israel 

Closing Session (All Participants): 10:45 AM

Light Lunch Buffet (Optional): 11:45 AM

Saturday Afternoon, May 18

Artist Workshop

Napoleon Maddox: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Napoleon Maddox will share anecdotes from his body of work, highlighting the role of personal and familial narrative sharing in the continual work toward social justice and equity.

(This program is free. Space is limited. Advance Registration is required.)

Saturday Evening, May 18


Refreshments: 5:00 PM

Family Havdalah Activity: Make Your Own Spice Bag

Start a new family tradition!

(Advance Registration is required.)

Family Havdalah Service with a Performance by MorrisonDance: 6:15 PM


Sorg & Napoleon Maddox with Ease: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Sorg & Napoleon Maddox bring soulful hypnotic contemporary combinations of beats, poetry and harmony. Lighting up the stage is their friend Ease, casting a color backdrop, pulling the audience in, even deeper.

(This program is free. Space is limited. Advance Registration is required.)

Dessert Reception to Follow

Event Chairs

Heather Ross-Lowenstein & Irwin Lowenstein

Friday Evening Committee

Co-Chairs: Jeanne & Dr. Jordan Tobin • Debra & Jason Hollander

Saturday Morning Committee

Co-Chairs: Suzanne Fisher & Steve Miller • Julie & Michael Frayman

Saturday Afternoon & Evening Committee

Co-Chairs: Jamie Hardis • Katie Shames

Hospitality Committee

Chairs: Joyce & Eric Wald
Co-Chairs: Margo Vinney & Dr. Jeff Chaitoff • Margie & Dr. Art Newman

Honorary Committee

Chairs: Norma Lerner • Milton & Tamar Maltz • Morton L. Mandel