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Beth El's Rapid Response Team Launch

Feeling concerned about immigrant rights? Health care? Climate change? Join us as we launch Beth El's Rapid Response Team!
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Our on-going exploration of the central texts of the Jewish tradition

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

May 26 & 27
2 Sivan 5777
B'midbar
Num 1:1–4:20
isten to this week's Parashah

Friday, May 26
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Zimra Evening Service w/Beth El Chorus

Saturday, May 27
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Naomi Janowitz
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Jack Lawrence Bar Mitzvah

Next Week

June 2 & 3
9 Sivan 5777
Naso
Numbers 4:21 - 7:89

Friday, June 2
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service: Special Service with First Congregational Church of Berkeley
7:15 pm Shabbat Dinner with FCCB

Saturday, June 3
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Judy Gussman
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Lea Schickler Bat Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

May26Fri
05/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

For Beth El members grieving the loss of a loved one

Beth El members and other adults in the family are invited to gather weekly in a supportive and comforting environment to express and explore their grief....
May30Tue
05/30/2017 - 6:00pm to 05/31/2017 - 7:00am

Get ready for a unique celebration and night of learning

– a spiritual journey bringing together people from a variety of perspectives and affiliations. Come for an hour or stay the whole night! Click here for more information on the...
May30Tue
05/30/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Shavuot, our tradition teaches, is the anniversary of the revelation of the Torah at Mt Sinai.

In accordance with Reform Jewish tradition, we also will recognize the Jewish learning and commitment of our...
May31Wed
05/31/2017 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

​As a community, we seek to support our members as they live with loss and grief.

Yizkor is our tradition’s dedicated memorial service, recited four times a year, including at the end of Passover and Shavuot...
Jun1Thu
06/01/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Join us for an evening of ritual, reflection, and song!

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Gift Shop News


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Do you hate polishing silver? This attractive pair of candle sticks is made of solid, shiny nickel. Only $30.
Our taper candles made in Safed, Israel come in 2 sizes: 7.5" @ $6.50 and 10" @ $8.00.
We have a large selection of colors. Treat yourself or put some away for a colorful host/hostess gift!

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​