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Contribute to the Annual Appeal

New and Increased Donations Tripled!
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10th Anniversary Oxford Street Shabbat Dinner & Celebration

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The Builder is Online!

Issue 151 - November / December 2015
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Israel Trip 2016

Join Rabbi Yoel Kahn and a group of fellow congregants for an unforgettable exploration with Israel.
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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

November 27 & 28
16 Kislev 5776
Parashat Vayishlach
Gen 32.4-36.43
Listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, November 27
5:00 pm Talmud Class
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, November 28
9:00 am Shabbat B'yachad
9:15 am Torah Study led by Katharine Haynes Sanstad
10:15 am Shabbat Service

​Next Week

December 4 & 5
23 Kislev 5776
Parashat Vayeishev
Gen. 37:1-40:23

Friday, December 4
5:00 pm Talmud Class
5:30 pm Building Tour
6:00 pm Oxford Street 10th Anniversary Shabbat Dinner (by RSVP only)
7:30 pm Oxford Street 10th Anniversary Shabbat Evening Service (All are welcome.)

Saturday, December 5
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Mike Rothbaum
10:15 am Shabbat Family Learning Service

Upcoming Events

12/01/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Hannah Arendt Reading Group resumes with a look at one of Arendt’s earliest Jewish writings, The Jew as Pariah. We will look at issues of Jewish identity such as what it means to be Jewish in a secular world, whether being Jewish is a religious position or...
12/03/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Judy Gussmann (Jewish) and Seema Dajani (Palestinian) traveled together to Israel and the West Bank last spring. There, they met with organizations where Jews, Palestinians and/or Arab-Israelis work together in a spirit of mutual respect for each...
12/04/2015 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Make your dinner reservations now for the December 4th Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of our Oxford Street Home! 

Special highlights of the evening include:

  • A Torah...
12/07/2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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 Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.
12/15/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Live Streaming Conversation with Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, PhD, and Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Facilitated by Dean Joshua Holo, PhD

We tend to call on the authority of religious texts to validate our own views...

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Join the amazing Madrichim team!

Congregation Beth El's 8th-12th graders work in our Youth & Family Education programs as madrichim ('guides' in Hebrew). Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now available by clicking here! If you will be entering 8th - 12th grade in the fall, we encourage you to apply!

Israel Trip 2016

Encountering Israel: History, People, Connections 

Join Rabbi Kahn on a trip to Israel. Find out more!

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The Annual Appeal supports all our wonderful year-long programming, community activities and a diverse membership. This year the board of directors and a small group of donors have offered to match any new and increased donations 2:1. Click here to give to the Annual Appeal.