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

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This Shabbat

October 24 & 25, 2014
1 Cheshvan
Listen to this week's Parashah (Torah portion)

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

Saturday, October 25
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study with Sandra Luft
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Eliza Loran Bat Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

10/30/2014 - 7:30pm
Judy Joshel will present Philip Roth's Pulitzer Price-winning American Pastoral, "the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall—of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder." Don't miss People of the Book's discussion of Philip Roth's most affecting novel.

For questions...
10/30/2014 - 8:00pm
All women of Congregation Beth El are invited to join Rabbi Stern for a monthly women’s 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 women-only conversation. We will meet as close to the day of the new moon as the calendar allows each month....
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.

The Builder

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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!