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Shabbat Schedule

This Week
December 2 & 3
3 Kislev 5777
Parashat Toldot

Gen 25:19- 28:9

Friday, December 2
5:00 pm Talmud Study
5:00 pm Tot Shabbat
5:30 pm Shabbat YAFE Dinner
6:15 pm Shabbat YAFE Evening Service

Saturday, December 3
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Harry Margulius
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Isaac Simon Bar Mitzvah

Next Week
December 9 & 10
10 Kislev 5777
Parashat Vayeitze
Gen 28:9 – 32.3

Friday, December 9
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, December 10
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Nico Reicher Bat Mitzvah



Upcoming Events

11/20/2016 - 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...
12/06/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Arendt Reading Group is currently reading Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Banality of Evil. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. New members are very welcome. Those interested in attending a meeting should contact Sandra Luft,...
12/10/2016 - 6:30pm
The Congregation Beth El Israel Committee is sponsoring a film “Raise the Roof” in celebration of the upcoming festive holiday of Chanukah. Attendees will get a sneak preview and be able to purchase items early for the annual Beth El Chanukah Bazaar. We will be serving pizza from the Berkeley Cheeseboard Collective, drinks and snacks. The suggested donation is $10, but there is no set...
12/11/2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

December 24 is the night to light the first candle!

The Gift Shop is already loaded with Chanukah merchandise — everything one needs to celebrate the joyful holiday. Our annual Chanukah Bazaar is...
12/15/2016 - 7:00pm

Arella Barlev will lead a discussion of works by Joseph Roth.
Do join us for what will surely be a lively and interesting discussion.
For details, and/or if you wish to be notified about PEOPLE...

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Gift Shop News

Chanukah merchandise is arriving daily. You don't have to wait for the Bazaar (December 11) to get your choice of Chanukiah. This 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.

Save the Date: 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 opens on December 1! Mark your calendars for the start of member pre-registration for Camp Kee Tov! Pre-registration is open to Beth El Members exclusively, allowing for a 2-week window before the rest of the Kee Tov community is permitted to register on December 14. 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​