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Shabbat Yafe: Catered Dinner & Community-Wide Service! November 7

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This Shabbat

October 31 & November 1, 2014
8 Cheshvan
Lech Lecha
Listen to this week's Parashah (Torah portion)

Friday, October 31
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, November 1
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study with Rabbi Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Shira Cohen Bat Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

11/02/2014 - 9:15am
Begins November 2 • Sundays 9:15 - 10:30 am; On-going through May 2015
Rabbi Yoel Kahn’s open-ended, on-going exploration of the texts and ideas of the Jewish tradition continues this Fall. This year’s topic is Ketuvim, The Writings, the third section of the Hebrew Bible. Everyone is welcome.
11/02/2014 - 4:00pm
In this film, 27 Israelis and Palestinians meet in a project called “History Through the Human Eye,” led by members of the Bereaved Parents Circle-Families Forum. (Palestinians and Israelis who’ve lost loved ones to the conflict.) The goal is to acknowledge the narrative of ‘the other.’ 
Followed by discussion with: Seema Dajani (...
11/04/2014 - 7:00pm
We continue our book discussion series focusing on the writings of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. This Fall we will be discussing one of her major works, The Human Condition. If you'd like to join the group, please contact Sandra Luft (sfluft@sfsu.edu) directly to be added to the email list and receive details for the class.

The Builder

Read the October-November issue of The Builder newsletter
Correction: BENS Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, October 22. There is no Gan Hadar event on October 29.

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Join us at Shabbat Yafe!

Friday, November 7 
Celebrate Shabbat together with an all-ages service & spirited song-leading! This Shabbat Yafe service features a Tot Service at 5pm, Catered Dinner (RSVP in advance) at 5:30, Service at 6:15 pm followed by an Oneg & Community Activity at 7pm. This month's theme is Sameach B'chelko, Gratitude.
Mah yafe hayom ~ How beautiful is this day!


Rabbi Stern Installation Shabbat

You are cordially invited to celebrate with Congregation Beth El on Friday, November 14 as we install Rabbi Rebekah Stern as our first Associate Rabbi. RSVP here for dinner at 6:00 pm. A festive Shabbat Evening Service will follow at 7:30 pm. (If you are only joining us for the service, you do not need to RSVP.)

YAFE & BENS Registration is Open

Register your student in our Youth & Family Education or Beth El Nursery School programs for the 5775/2014-15 school year!

Also, check out our teen youth groups. 8th graders are welcome at all BESTY (Beth El Synagogue Teen Youth) events for the rest of the year!