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Fall 2016, Issue 154
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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

September 30 & October 1
28 Elul 5776
Parashat Nitzavim
Deut. 29:9-30:20

Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, September 30
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service 

Saturday, October 1
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Caroline Lehman
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Special Kiddush Lunch sponsored by Caroline Lehman in honor of the anniversary of her Bat Mitzvah 

​Next Week
October 7 & 8
6 Tishri 5777
Parashat Vayeilech
Deut. 31:1-31:30


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

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

Upcoming Events

Oct16Sun
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...
Oct17Mon
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,...
Oct19Wed
10/19/2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Three sessions—the first starts October 19, Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00 pm

Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series of classes to introduce students to Jewish culture and...
Nov5Sat
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...

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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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​BERKELEY MIDRASHA:

Where Jewish teens learn, laugh, engage, discover, connect and belong!
Click here to preregister for Midrasha for 2016–2017.

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!