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Save the Date for Shabbaton 2016—September 16–18

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YAFE 5777/2016-2017 Registration is now Open!

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

July 29 & 30
24 Tamuz 5776
Parashat Pinchas 
Numbers 25:10-30:1​
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, July 29
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:30 pm Chardonnay Shabbat
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, July 30
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Angela Botelho
10:15 am Shabbat Service

​Next Week
August 5th & 6th
2 Av 5776
Parashat Matot-Masei 
Numbers 30:2 - 36:13

Friday,  August 5th
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, August 6th
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service

Upcoming Events

07/21/2016 - 11:00am to 08/07/2016 - 8:00pm

Beth El is co-sponsoring the following films:

A New Color: The Art of Edythe Boone (Take Action Day)

07/29/2016 - 5:30pm
Celebrate the joy of Shabbat and the early summer evening with a glass of wine or juice, light snacks and song. Chardonnay Shabbat begins at 5:30 pm; Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm. Join us for this fun, informal Shabbat gathering.
07/31/2016 - 3:00pm

Calling all 18-44 year olds!

Camp Kee Tov and Congregation Beth El are having a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Sunday, July 31 from 3:00–5:00 pm (during the Camp Kee Tov Session 2 orientation) in honor of Bowen Johnson, Beth El member and Camp Kee Tov camper and counselor. Bowen recently had a successful bone marrow transplant as part of his leukemia treatment and is on his road to...
08/04/2016 - 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...
08/11/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
An experiential writing group. Life Stories will be held at Beth El on first and third Mondays at 2:30 pm (this class is currently at capacity) and also on the second and fourth Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.

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Gift Shop News

More B'nei Mitzvah Gifts!
Pictured here are more ideas for bar and bat mitzvah gifts:
• 3 tallit clips chosen from our large collection for boys or girls
• yads (Torah pointers) in various materials, sizes and
colors including sterling silver.

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.

Midrasha Registration!


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

Register now! Shabbaton 2016

Don't miss the annual Beth El community Shabbaton, September 16–18, 2016. Registration information coming in July! Create, Learn, Connect, Play! Click here to learn more.