Dec16Sat
12/16/2017 - 3:00pm
A Chavurah is a small group of Beth El members to create and strengthen bonds of friendship and community by socializing, learning, doing mitzvot and, celebrating Jewish life together.  The Beth El Empty Nesters Chavurah will primarily  be a social  group; it is open to...
Jan7Sun
01/07/2018 - 10:00am to 04/22/2018 - 10:00am
As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish...
Jan10Wed
01/10/2018 - 6:45pm
If you are over the age of 55 and a Beth El member, we invite you to join our Wise Aging program. Together we can explore our own aging process using meditative practices, contemplative listening, and text study. Group participants share hopes and fears in a safe environment, gaining deep...
Feb16Fri
02/16/2018 - 6:15pm to 02/17/2018 - 3:00pm
Sponsored by Allan and Tybil Smith, Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D will be joining us for Shabbat. Rabbi Marmur, a distinguished teacher and the Provost of the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, is a leading Jewish scholar and a keen observer of contemporary Israel. He will...
Mar25Sun
03/25/2018 - 4:00pm
You probably know the Likud and Labor Parties – but what about Kulanu and Yesh Atid (which collectively have more seats in the Knesset than Labor)?  Unlike the US, where virtually all elected politicians come from one of two parties, there are dozens of electable parties in...
Apr10Tue
04/10/2018 - 6:30pm
Come celebrate Yom Haatzmaut with a four-course contemporary Israeli dinner especially prepared for us by Israeli chef/owner Mica Talmor at her Oakland restaurant Bi-Bite.  Ticket are $75 per person, with a portion benefitting Beth El.
Apr22Sun
04/22/2018 - 10:00am
The Israeli film industry has a long and storied history. We will be screening several films from mid-morning through early afternoon, both old and new. An Israeli lunch will be available for those who wish to stay all day. 
Apr24Tue
04/24/2018 - 7:00pm
Beth El is thrilled to welcome Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, as part of our Israel @ 70 Series and the East Bay iEngage Collaborative Lecture Series.  Donniel Hartman will examine how the notion of a one state or two state solution creates moral red lines for...
Apr27Fri
04/27/2018 - 9:00am to 05/10/2018 - 6:00pm
We are excited to announce a Beth El trip to Central Europe – with stops in Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Lublin and Warsaw – and an optional extension to Budapest – for Spring 2018. Led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn and guided...