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The Builder - Issue 148

April/May 2015
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April 24
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Shabbat Schedule


​This Week
April 17 & 18
29 Nisan 5775
Parashah Shmini
Leviticus 9:1-11:47
Listen to this week's Parasha

Friday, April 17
5:00 pm Talmud Study
7:30 pm Special Shabbat Evening Service with Ruth Messinger

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service

Next Week
April 24 & 25
6 Iyar 5775
Parashah Tazria-Metzora
Leviticus 12:1-15:33

Friday, April 24
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:00 pm Tot Shabbat Yafe
5:30 pm Shabbat Yafe Dinner
6:15 pm Shabbat Yafe Service
7:00 pm Shabbat Yafe Oneg & Activity

Saturday, April 25
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Ellen Goldstein
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Sam Reagan Bar Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

Apr18Sat
04/18/2015 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Join a newly-formed group to discuss the writing of Proust. For more information, email Naomi Janowitz (nhjanowitz@me.com).
Apr19Sun
04/19/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
All women of Congregation Beth El are invited to join Rabbi Stern for a monthly gathering around the time of the new moon. Rosh Chodesh is the first day of each Jewish month, and traditionally is a time for women to come together for reflection, learning, and...
Apr21Tue
04/21/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
An interactive program for men and women who would like to begin a guided autobiography, or have dedicated time to write whatever they like, and to share their work with other members of the group.  Contact Marilyn at (...
Apr22Wed
04/22/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Jason Turbow will share insights into the Oakland A's during the early 70's -- the subject of his upcoming book to be published by Houghton Mifflin. Jason is a Beth El member and noted baseball writer, as well as the author of  The Baseball Codes --...
Apr23Thu
04/23/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil

Bill Zarchy is a freelance director of photography, writer and teacher. He has shot film and video projects in 30 countries and 40 states, including interviews with...

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"Women Hold Up Half the Sky" - Special Shabbat Service with Ruth Messinger, AJWS

Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Ruth W. Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will speak about the empowerment of women around the world and their particular role in increasing social justice in the world. Please join us on this special Shabbat. Read more.

Lecture and Learning: Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 pm 
A special opportunity to learn with world-renowned author and Torah teacher Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. Literature, film, and psychoanalytic thought will enrich our study inspired by “Letter from an Unknown Woman: Joseph's dream.” Book signing of Dr. Zornberg’s new book, “Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers” will follow.. Read more...

Register for Camp Kee Tov Israel Family Adventure

Join CKT's Emily Schnitzer and Beth El Friends for an unforgettable family trip to Israel!
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