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The Nest at Beth El

Fun for babies, tots and parent
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11th Annual Beth El Gala & Silent Auction

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Read the December - January Builder

New Member Profiles, Time Travel Through the Negev and February Gala Info
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This Shabbat

January 23 & 24
4 Shevat 5775
Parashat Bo
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Listen to this week's Parasha

Friday, January 23
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, January 24
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study with Rabbi Rebekah Stern
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Alexander Laurence Bar Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

Jan25Sun
01/25/2015 - 9:15am to 10:30am
Rabbi Yoel Kahn’s open-ended, on-going exploration of the texts and ideas of the Jewish tradition continues. This year’s topic is Ketuvim, the Writings, the third section of the Hebrew Bible. Everyone is welcome. On-going most Sundays through May 2015.
Jan29Thu
01/29/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This is an 8-week 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 (...
Feb3Tue
02/03/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tu B’Shevat, the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat, is the Jewish New Year for the trees. At our Tu B’Shevat Seder on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm, we will study and reflect on the connections between trees, fruit and our own...
Feb7Sat
02/07/2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
11th Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Grab your best duds, dust off your dancing shoes…Get ready, get set!
It's MOTOWN: RHYTHM & JEWS
Join us as we TAKE IT TO THE MAX!
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Feb8Sun
02/08/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Shiva, the intense days of mourning following a funeral, is one of the wisest aspects of the Jewish tradition. During shiva, the family members stop their ordinary lives to honor the life of the loved one who has died and to make room to experience the full range of loss and grief that is present. Shiva takes place in the embrace of a caring community; our tradition teaches that...

The Builder

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Get Your Lei On!

Gala Raffle Tickets, NOW ON SALE! It's time to Dust off your Lei...you could win a trip to Hawaii!
1st Prize: 2 Round Trip Airline Tickets to Hawaii and a 4-night stay at the Lilikoi Inn on the Big Island. Check out the website to picture yourself there: www.lilikoiinn.com

2nd Prize: One Free Session of Camp Kee Tov: Can be used for either Session I: June 22 – July 17 or Session II: July 27 – August 21. Subject to availability, completely transferable.

3rd prize: Dinner for 2 at Rivoli in Berkeley

You do not need to be present to win any of our 3 fabulous prizes! Click here to buy now!

Tu B'Shevat Seder: It's All About the Trees

Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 pm
Tu B’Shevat, the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat, is the Jewish New Year for the trees. Come study and reflect on the connections between trees, fruit and our own spiritual dormancy and growth. Dinner included, Sign up here! Click for more details.

Register for Camp Kee Tov

Camp Kee Tov registration still open; spaces filling FAST! All Camp Kee Tov registration is on a first come, first served basis. Visit www.campkeetov.org for up-to-date information.