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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

October 21 & 22
20 Tishri 5777
Parashat Sukkot Hol Hamo'ed
Exodus 33:12–34:26

Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, October 21
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:30 pm Sangria in the Sukkah
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service 

Saturday, October 22
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Lena Ostroy Bat Mitzvah

​Next Week
October 28 & 29
27 Tishri 5777
Parashat B'reishit
Gen 1:1-6:8

Friday, October 28
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service 

Saturday, October 29
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Neil Gozan​
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Samuel Blattner & Benjamin Perlman B'nei Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

10/16/2016 - 10:45am to 12/11/2016 - 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...
10/17/2016 - 10:00am to 01/31/2017 - 8:30pm
This Fall, Beth El members are invited to explore “our own aging process” by participating in one of two spiritual support groups,...
11/01/2016 - 7:00pm to 11/02/2016 - 9:00pm
The Arendt Reading Group is currently reading Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Banality of Evil. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. New members are very welcome. Those interested in attending a meeting should contact Sandra Luft,...
11/05/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Under the oak trees at Beth El

Most of our Shabbat services are geared towards humans...but not on the afternoon of November 5th! This Shabbat, we read the parashah (Torah portion) of Noah, describing...
11/06/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

​You are invited to....

•    Meet our teachers and parents
•    Tour our classrooms
•    Explore our outdoors

A fun morning...

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Gift Shop News

Beautiful Ritual Objects
We carry a full variety of Netilat yadayim (hand wash cups), all solid and break proof. Great for your home or for a gift.

Stop by the Gift Shop during regular business hours or email giftshop@bethelberkeley.org.
Gift shop hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays.

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Where Jewish teens learn, laugh, engage, discover, connect and belong!
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Madrichim Sign up!

Calling all 8th–12th graders! Don't miss the opportunity to get great skills and help out during YAFE this year! Madrichim means 'guides' in Hebrew. Our madrichim work as teaching assistants, Hebrew tutors, specialty leaders and office assistants helping our programs run smoothly while they gain valuable work experience.Click here to apply!