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Shabbat Schedule

This Week
January 20 & 21
23 Tevet 5777
Parashat Shemot

Exodus 1:1 – 6:1
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, January 20
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Yismechu Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, January 21
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Janine Baer
9:15 am Shabbat Morning Meditation Service
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday morning's Oneg is sponsored by The Magid Family in memory of Marian Magid

Next Week
January 27 & 28

1 Shevat 5777
Parashat Vaera

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35

Friday, January 27
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, January 28
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Maxim Schrogin
​9:15 am Shabbat Morning Meditation Service​
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Mose Lipner Bar Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

01/08/2017 - 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...
01/19/2017 - 7:00pm
Barry Silverblatt will present “The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer. Do join us for what will surely be lively and interesting discussions. For details or if you wish to be notified of PEOPLE...
01/21/2017 - 9:15am
Through silence, song and study, we will turn inward to meet our own hearts and minds.  In this spa for the soul, we will alternate prayers from the Shabbat morning service with short periods of meditation.  We will begin promptly- please arrive on time or enter in silence. Led by Rabbi Margie Jacobs in Room 218. This event will recur on Saturdays of the following dates:

01/22/2017 - 1:00pm
Come watch the Cal Women's Basketball team face off against Arizona for the Men's Club first sponsored event of 2017! There are 40 tickets available- great 
seats behind the Cal team bench. Contact...
01/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm
Join us in exploring our own aging process by participating in a spiritual support group which Susan Sugarman will facilitate on Wednesday evenings, beginning January 25, 2017. The program was developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in New York and will be based on the book, Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. A year ago, along...

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Gift Shop News

Come to the Beth El gift shop and stock up on all your Chanukah gifts! This chanukiah is one of our newest examples of the stunning designs by Yair Emmanuel. Made of anodized aluminum in various shades of blue, it is both traditional and stylish—worthy of heirloom status.​ Visit us during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Great Katsky, A Roaring 20s Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Find out about Beth El’s can’t-miss party of the year at www.bethelgala.com and email gala@bethelberkeley.com to volunteer! This event is the main scholarship fundraiser for our Youth & Family Education programs, including Beth El Nursery School (BENS), Kadima, Chug Mishpacha, youth groups and Camp Kee Tov.


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​