Apr22Sat
04/22/2017 - 1:30pm to 05/27/2017 - 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered how Torah chanters know what melodies to use and where to start and stop? Have you been intrigued by the Torah's more fabulous dots and squiggles? These symbols are called taamei hamikra or...
Apr23Sun
04/23/2017 - 10:45am to 05/21/2017 - 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 noticing (hint: they...
Apr30Sun
04/30/2017 - 12:00pm to 05/02/2017 - 12:00pm

Consultation on Conscience

Consultation on Conscience is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s biennial social justice leadership conference. Held over three days in Washington, D.C., Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development;...
Apr30Sun
04/30/2017 - 1:00pm
Join with First Congregational for the Annual Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk from St Mary Magdalene to downtown and back (5K). Go to Interfaith web page for details.
May7Sun
05/07/2017 - 8:00am
East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day

Join your fellow Jews from around the East Bay as they engage in acts of chessed (kindness) and tikkun olam (repair of the world). Sign up for volunteer opportunities ranging from planting and clean-up projects to working with seniors. Note: this year there are events scheduled on two different days with most ...
May7Sun
05/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Isaac survives the Akeda – his Binding on an altar; he marries and fathers children. But what does it mean to survive death? In midrashic tradition, the trauma of the Binding induces in him a delayed blindness. With the help of...
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...