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The Builder Issue 162 Chanukah 5779

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

January 25 & 26
20 Shevat 5779 
Parashat Yitro
Exodus 18:1-20:23
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January 25
5:00 pm 
Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

January 26
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Rebekah Stern
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Ari Mendel Bar Mitzvah

Next Week

February 1 & 2

27 Shevat 5779 
Parashat Mishpatim
Exodus  21:1-24:18

February 1
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

February 2
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Noa Brysk and Lula Rosenbach B'not Mitzvah


Upcoming Events

01/27/2019 - 10:00am
Join Rabbi Yoel Kahn for a bagel brunch and a discussion of Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America." Please RSVP here. A $10 donation is requested for brunch. Purchase the book...
02/02/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Reflective Conversation with Rabbi Rebekah Stern and Cantor Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg

​In the era of #metoo and #timesup, our community will come together for an evening of conversation about women's voices. Through text study and discussion, we will explore both biblical narratives and personal experiences of the silencing and amplifying of Jewish women's...
02/09/2019 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Silent auction, live auction, dinner, open bar, music through the decades!

Please visit bethelgala.com...

02/17/2019 - 2:00pm

As people of faith and good will, what is our hope for our community, and what is our obligation to one another?

Hosted by Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Bay Area Organizing Committee, you are...
02/22/2019 - 6:15pm to 10:00pm
​Join us at our new monthly Shabbat program on the Fourth Friday of the month as Beth El singers and musicians join Cantor Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg for a musical...

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Gift Shop News

Does choosing a gift put you in a panic?
We have a solution. A gift certificate allows the recipient to pick from our large choice of various items. Our jewelry items are particularly popular, but we also have many gifts for the home both religious and secular, children's games and a variety of gifts to suit many occasions.

Adult Education Series: Celebrating Jewish Women

Congregation Beth El will be hosting various programs to celebrate, honor, and explore the lives, accomplishments, and diversity of Jewish women throughout history.  In addition to the events announced here, additional details and events will be announced during the year. 

Marlene Getz's New Photo Exhibition: Colors of Morocco

In the Social Hall Sunday, December 2 at 5:00!
"When I travel, I use photography as a passport to other cultures. What inspires me is the rhythm of countries that are so different from ours. I try to document what I think is the uniqueness of a place, creating a visual study of my experience. This, of course, was true in Morocco.
With its position in the northwest corner of Africa, it is a meeting of Europe and Africa, East and West, making it one of the most exotic countries in the world. I was captivated by its vivid and vibrant colors, narrow alleys, architecture, its timeless spirt, the movement of people, seemingly frozen in time…and so much more…"