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Pesach -- פסח -- Passover 2017 at Beth El

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Roots and Branches with Rabbi Kahn

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

March 24 & 25
27 Adar 5777
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
Exodus 35:1 – 40:38
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, March 24
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service with the Beth El Chorus

Saturday, March 25
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Moshe Maler and Caroline Lehman
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha Passover Family Day Program
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service 

Next Week

March 31 & April 1
5 Nisan 5777
Parashat Vayikra
Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26

Friday, March 31
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:00 pm Tot Shabbat
5:30 pm Tot Shabbat Catered Dinner
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, April 1
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Shabbat Morning Meditation Service
9:15 am Torah Study led by Stuart Berman
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service 

Upcoming Events

Mar30Thu
03/30/2017 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Passover is a joyous time but it is not always easy to facilitate a Seder meal that is fun, meaningful and engaging for participants of all ages. Rabbi Jen Flam will share stories, ideas, activities and tricks to make...
Mar30Thu
03/30/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rabbi Jim Brandt will report back on his recent extended visits to Israel and Palestine. Is the two state solution still alive? What can American Jews and the organized Jewish community do to support and encourage non-violent solutions? How...
Mar31Fri
03/31/2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for a very special Tot Shabbat and dinner on Friday, March 31. Tot Shabbat services with Rabbi Bekah will be in the Beit Midrash...
Apr1Sat
04/01/2017 - 1:30pm to 05/27/2017 - 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered how Torah chanters know what melodies to use and where to start and stop? Have you been intrigued by the Torah's more fabulous dots and squiggles? These symbols are called taamei hamikra or...
Apr2Sun
04/02/2017 - 10:45am to 05/21/2017 - 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 noticing (hint: they...

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This small (5" across) hammered aluminum oval bowl with persimmon decor by Yair Emmanuel, only $30, will make a perfect dish for candy or nuts and a charming gift for the host/ess—or treat yourself to this pretty and useful bowl!

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​