Yom Kippur Afternoon Gatherings

Join fellow congregants for our annual Yom Kippur afternoon gatherings. Zoom links for ALL of these programs can be found right here at 1:00 pm.

 If you are having trouble accessing a room, please write Shalom@bethelberkeley.org or call 510.848.3988 for help. The Shalom@ account will be monitored for the first 30 minutes of each program.

1:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Socialize in the (Virtual) Gallery All afternoon

Miss hanging out at Beth El and schmoozing on Yom Kippur afternoon? Feel free to stop by the (Virtual) Gallery for unstructured conversation any time and for as long as you want between 1:45 and 5:30.

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2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Healing, Forgiveness and Letting Go
Led by Karen Harber

A facilitated discussion accompanied by selected readings and a guided meditation about forgiveness and healing, with special emphasis on forgiving our parents, ourselves and/or our children. Age 16 and above.

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Music and Song
Led by Steve Branoff

We can sing together even when we’re apart—words and music to bring us close.

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Life Stories
Led by Marilyn Margulius

Yom Kippur opens the door to reflect, find our way to ask for, and give, forgiveness, and to speak from the heart. Our structured process begins with a short motivational reading, followed by timed reading with opportunity, if you wish, to share what you’ve written in a safe and sacred space.

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Sign-In is NOT required for this Zoom program. The meeting ID is 569 140 2393. If prompted, please use the password that Beth El sent to your email.

Grappling with Racism, Reckoning w/Whiteness
Led by Jennifer Baumer, Karen Cohen, Ellen Goldstein, Allie Liepman, Jenn Rader, Nancy Turak

Join with fellow congregants to continue the conversations of the Grappling with Whiteness small groups that met over the month of Elul. All are welcome—those who participated in a group and those who want to join the conversation.

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Young Adults: Creativity, Community, and Connecting with the Tribe
Led by Alex Mog, Emily Yerlick

Join Tribe members to reflect on last year through a conversation and virtual art activity using whatever tools you have at home. Convening year round, the Tribe is Beth El's community of young adults in their 20s and 30s who do not have children.

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Sign-In is NOT required for this Zoom program. The meeting ID is 884 8445 5400. If prompted, please use the password that Beth El sent to your email.

RAC-CA & Ballot Measures
Led by Temple Sinai’s Voter Engagement team

Join Temple Sinai’s discussion of the ballot measures and the Reform movement’s RAC-CA positions. More Information Available Here

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3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Mincha & Jonah
Led by Rabbi Kahn

The Book of Jonah is the focus of our Yom Kippur afternoon service. Join a spirited and spiritual reading and discussion of this tale of turning away and turning in teshuvah.

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Yizkor Circle
Led by Ann Gonski, Nancy Silverman, Cynthia Colvin

Before the Yizkor service, we gather together to share stories of our loved ones and connect with fellow travelers on the journey of grief, mourning and memory. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required. Please register at the Yizkor page.

Religion & State in Israel: The End of the Status Quo
Led by Tomer Persico

Observation and analysis in considering key issues of life, politics and culture in Israel—and what it means for the future.

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RAC-CA, Ballot Measures & Voter Engagement
Led by David Stern, Jesse Rothstein, Jonathan Simon

Four measures on the California ballot would directly impact racial and social justice in our state. RAC-CA, the network of California Reform congregations, has taken positions on 3 of these (yes on Propositions 16 and 17, no on 20), and is sponsoring a major educational event about Prop 15. An expert panel will discuss the evidence and why we care.

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Youth Social Justice
Led by Sylvie Love, Aviva Branoff

Join with other concerned teens for a social justice-oriented Zoom call to have some discussions and take action together related to the Black Lives Matter movement. This program is organized and will be Led by and for teens in our community who think it’s especially important as Jewish teens to be educated about current events to do everything we can to fight for justice. We’ll discuss social justice more generally and then raise our voices in support of a more just Berkeley Police Department by participating in a letter-writing campaign.

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