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Beth El's Rapid Response Team Launch

Feeling concerned about immigrant rights? Health care? Climate change? Join us as we launch Beth El's Rapid Response Team!
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Our on-going exploration of the central texts of the Jewish tradition

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

April 28 & 29
3 Iyyar 5777
Tazria-Metzora
Lev 12:1 –15.33
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, April 28
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Zimra Evening Service (with Beth El Chorus)

Saturday, April 29
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Jaeame Koyil
​10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Leo Schwartz Bar Mitzvah 

Next Week

May 5 & 6
10 Iyyar 5777
Achrei Mot-Kedoshim
Lev 16:1–20:27

Friday, May 5
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, May 6
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Shabbat Morning Meditation Service
9:15 am Torah Study led by Jeff Gillman
​10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Sam Packman Bar Mitzvah 

Upcoming Events

Apr22Sat
04/22/2017 - 1:30pm to 05/27/2017 - 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered how Torah chanters know what melodies to use and where to start and stop? Have you been intrigued by the Torah's more fabulous dots and squiggles? These symbols are called taamei hamikra or...
Apr23Sun
04/23/2017 - 10:45am to 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm
​If Torah is the novel, midrash is the screen play. Midrash, a uniquely Jewish form of Bible interpretation, fills in the gaps of the Biblical narrative. From wondering how Noah built the ark without anyone noticing (hint: they...
Apr30Sun
04/30/2017 - 12:00pm to 05/02/2017 - 12:00pm

Consultation on Conscience

Consultation on Conscience is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s biennial social justice leadership conference. Held over three days in Washington, D.C., Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development;...
Apr30Sun
04/30/2017 - 1:00pm
Join with First Congregational for the Annual Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk from St Mary Magdalene to downtown and back (5K). Go to Interfaith web page for details.
May7Sun
05/07/2017 - 8:00am
East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day

Join your fellow Jews from around the East Bay as they engage in acts of chessed (kindness) and tikkun olam (repair of the world). Sign up for volunteer opportunities ranging from planting and clean-up projects to working with seniors. Note: this year there are events scheduled on two different days with most ...

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Do you hate polishing silver? This attractive pair of candle sticks is made of solid, shiny nickel. Only $30.
Our taper candles made in Safed, Israel come in 2 sizes: 7.5" @ $6.50 and 10" @ $8.00.
We have a large selection of colors. Treat yourself or put some away for a colorful host/hostess gift!

Beth El Goes to Central Europe

​We are excited to announce a Beth El trip to Central Europe for Spring 2018 led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn and guided by Jewish genealogist Robinn Magid. Click here for more details.

Camp Kee Tov Registration

Have you got that ruach?!
​Camp Kee Tov registration is now open! Sign up quickly as some programs have already filled up and most are completely filled by the end of January. Interested in learning more? Contact Camp Kee Tov Director, Emily Schnitzer, at emily@bethelberkeley.org, or Camp Kee Tov Administrator, Allie Liepman, at campkeetov@bethelberkeley.org​