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Fourth Fridays! February 22, 2019

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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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Camp Kee Tov Registration - Now Open!

Are you ready for the best summer ever?
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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

February 15 & 16
11 Adar 1 5779 
Parashat Tetzaveh
Exodus 27:20-30:10
listen to this week's Parashah

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

February 16
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Lisa Feldman
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Jonah Lachs Bar Mitzvah
(No chug mishpacha in observance of Presidents' Day Weekend)

Next Week

February 22 & 23

18 Adar 1 5779 
Parashat Ki-Tisa
Exodus 30:11-34:35

February 22
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service
7:15 pm 4th Friday Shabbat Catered Dinner (RSVP here)
8:00 pm 4th Friday Movie A World Apart

February 23
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Bruce Linton
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Max Dreskin Bar Mitzvah


Upcoming Events

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...
03/02/2019 - 6:00pm
Everyone is invited to join us for our 3rd Annual Interfaith Havdalah, in the social hall led by Cantor Elaya at 6:00 pm. We have invited members of many different local communities to come to Beth Elfor a Havdalah service followed by a vegetarian...
03/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Join Rabbi Stern and guest teacher Minister Lyvonne "Proverbs" Picou for a fresh take on the Book of Esther, seen especially through the lenses of race and gender. Though we will mark Rosh Chodesh Adar II and note the new moon in...
03/08/2019 - 5:30pm
Beth El’s Monthly Musical Family Shabbat!
Second Friday of Every Month*,

5:30 pm: Catered dinner
6:15 pm: Family-friendly Shabbat service
6:50 pm: Israeli Dancing and Oneg Shabbat...
03/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Our second book club book is Rachel Calof’s Story by Rachel Bella Calof.  This memoir describes Calof’s life as an immigrant Jewish homesteader on the North Dakota plains at the turn of the 20th century. Her account of the hardships, dangers and harshness she endured...

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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…"