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New Baby Group Forming

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The Builder, Issue 157 Summer 2017

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Beth El's Rapid Response Team Launch

Feeling concerned about immigrant rights? Health care? Climate change? Join us as we launch Beth El's Rapid Response Team!
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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

June 30 & July 1
7 Tamuz 5777
Numbers 19:1 - 22:1
listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, June 30
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Friday evening’s Oneg is sponsored by the Ganes family in honor of the Aufruf of Dana Goldberg and Adam Ganes.

Saturday, July 1
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by the Torah Study group
9:30 am Tot Shabbat
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service

Next Week

July 7 & 8
14 Tamuz 5777
Numbers 22:2 - 25:9

Friday, July 7
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, July 8
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Jane Scherr
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service

Upcoming Events

06/28/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For Beth El members grieving the loss of a loved one

Beth El members and other adults in the family are invited to gather weekly in a supportive and comforting environment to express and explore their grief...
06/28/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Join us for an evening of ritual, reflection, and song!
07/14/2017 - 5:30pm to 07/15/2017 - 9:00pm


Join us on Friday, July 14 for a Camp Kee Tov Shabbat Service at Congregation Beth El and on Saturday, July 15 for a 21+ celebration at Ashkenaz Theatre! More details soon!

04/27/2018 - 9:00am to 05/10/2018 - 6:00pm
We are excited to announce a Beth El trip to Central Europe – with stops in Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Lublin and Warsaw – and an optional extension to Budapest – for Spring 2018. Led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn and guided...

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Gift Shop News

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June is not only the month for graduations—weddings and bridal showers are also on the calendar...
A distinctive gift easily packed for travel is a silk challah cover. Shown here are a model with appliquéd design of the seven species, the other colorful red pomegranates. Both are made in Israel by Yair Emmanuel and are priced at $48 each. Visit the Beth El gift shop between 9–5, Monday through Friday! It's a mitzvah!

Beth El Goes to Central Europe

​We are excited to announce a Beth El trip to Central Europe for Spring 2018 led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn and guided by Jewish genealogist Robinn Magid. Click here for more details.

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​