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Pesach 5779

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Knowledge is Power, Thursday, March 28

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4th Friday Shabbat in the Round! March 22, 2019

Band! Singers! Dinner! Movie! RSVP today!
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The Builder Issue 163 Purim/Pesach 5779

Read about Rabbi Rebekah Stern's reflection on the blessing for shelter; about our Adult Education theme, Celebrating Jewish Women; about all the silliness of Purim, and much, much more!
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Shabbat Ruach

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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

March 22 & 23
16 Adar II 5779 
Parashat Tzav
Leviticus 6:1-8:36
listen to this week's Parashah

March 22
5:00 pm 
Talmud Study
6:15 pm 4th Friday Shabbat Evening Service
7:15 pm 4th Friday Catered Shabbat Dinner RSVP HERE
8:00 pm 4th Friday Shabbat Movie

March 23
8:30 am
 Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Abe Rokhsar Bar Mitzvah
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha

Next Week

March 29 & 30

23 Adar II 5779 
Parashat Shmini
Leviticus 9:1-11:47

March 29
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

March 30
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Laurie Swiadon
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Reuben Isenberg Bar Mitzvah
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha



 

Upcoming Events

Mar26Tue
03/26/2019 - 7:30pm
In North Africa, Jewish children would come to the Seder table dressed for the journey but, in its structure, the Passover Seder owes more to Socrates than to Moses. Learn about the origins, structure and history of the Passover Haggadah as it...
Mar30Sat
03/30/2019 - 4:00pm

Dr. Tomer Persico is a research fellow and Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and ...
Mar31Sun
03/31/2019 - 1:00pm
In the spirit of Pesach, our congregation can make a difference by supporting our most vulnerable immigrant neighbors. This inspiring program of learning and action will include instruction from local leaders on techniques for outreach, coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advocacy in response to the criminalization of immigrants, separating families at the border, and blocking asylum-seekers....
Apr11Thu
04/11/2019 - 7:30pm

The Passover Seder changed very little between 900 and 1900...but over the last 100 years, American Jews retold the story of Passover in new ways, reflecting their history as free citizens in democracy and as witnesses to...

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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. 

Women of Valor Poster Series Now On Display!


In the Social Hall from March 1 through May 30!
As part of the Adult Education Committee's theme, Celebrating Jewish Women, Beth El will exhibit a poster series created by the Jewish Women's Archive titled 'Women of Valor.' This series recognizes and highlights the lives and accomplishments of trailblazing Jewish women, such as Emma Lazarus, Emma Goldman, Bela Abzug, and many others, each of whom had the courage and conviction to overcome the social, cultural and religious barriers she faced in creating a more just and equitable world. These posters portray the images, words and life stories of Jewish American women who challenged conventional expectations and helped change our world. Please stop by the Social Hall between March 1 and May 31 to learn more about these amazing Jewish women.