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Roots and Branches with Rabbi Kahn

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Celebrate Shabbat YAFE -- March 3

An intergenerational Shabbat celebration filled with music, dinner, and a family-friendly service
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Celebrating Rabbi Raj's 50 Years in the Rabbinate

Join us! Please RSVP by March 6
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Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat -- March 17 & 18

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week
February 24 & 25
29 Shevat 5777
Parashat Mishpatim
Exodus 21:1 – 24:18
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, February 24
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, February 25
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn 
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Lilliana Dodson Bat Mitzvah

Next Week
March 3 & 4
6 Adar 5777
Parashat Terumah
Exodus 25:1 – 27:19

Friday, March 3
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:00 pm Tot Shabbat/Shabbat YAFE
5:30 pm Tot Shabbat/Shabbat YAFE Catered Dinner
​6:15 pm Shabbat YAFE Evening Service

Saturday, March 4
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Florence Lewis
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service 

Upcoming Events

01/08/2017 - 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...
03/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Shabbat YAFE - March 3 

Join in an intergenerational Shabbat celebration filled with music, dinner, and a family-friendly service. The theme for this Shabbat service is B'Tzelem Elohim (in the image of God). We will celebrate Shabbat together with a service, music and activities for all ages. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

03/10/2017 - 8:00pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Rabbi Emeritus Ferenc Raj. Raised in communist Hungary, Rabbi Raj learned and taught Torah under challenging circumstances before making his way to America.  At...
03/12/2017 - 11:00am
Date: Sunday, March 12
Time: 11:00 am ― 1:30 pm
Fee: $12 for adults / $6 for kids 2-12 years / Free for children under 2
Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Join the JCC East Bay for our annual familyfriendly Purim celebration, a time for disguises, noise-making, and a crazy, upsidedown world....
03/17/2017 - 6:15pm to 03/18/2017 - 3:00pm
Allan and Tybil Smith Kahn Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
American Jews: Community, Privilege & Identity
Our Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat focuses on broad issues of American Jewish identity and our relationship to race, power and privilege. Another ongoing topic at Beth El is the important question of inclusion and safety for our diverse community; we...

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Gift Shop News

Gift Shop News

This one of a kind silk three piece tallit set is part of a dozen tallit sets just in from Michelle Judaica. Both men's and women's sets, new patterns in various colors including some with black or white backgrounds. We also have new, larger size hand-crocheted kippot that seem to cling better to the head. Come visit us and check out all our inventory during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Great Katsky, A Roaring 20s Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Find out about Beth El’s can’t-miss party of the year at www.bethelgala.com and email gala@bethelberkeley.org to volunteer! This event is the main scholarship fundraiser for our Youth & Family Education programs, including Beth El Nursery School (BENS), Kadima, Chug Mishpacha, youth groups and Camp Kee Tov.

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​