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.
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12/16/2016 - 6:15pm
Cold weather getting you down? Miss the warm fuzzy feeling when you hear the words "Good morning and welcome to Camp Kee Tov!?” Never fear — Camp Kee Tov Reunion Shabbat is here! Join us Friday, December 16...
02/25/2017 - 4:00pm
We are excited to welcome three Jewish poets at Beth El for an afternoon of poetry and Havdalah informed by and connecting to Jewish texts.  The program is free and open to all; books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. 
Alicia Ostriker is a poet, midrashist and critic. She is the author of sixteen books of...