Yom Rishon
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

Yom Rishon

Come experience family education for preschoolers at its finest! Enjoy art, movement, music, stories and snacks as well as age-appropriate learning on a Jewish theme for preschoolers and their grownups. Yom Rishon meets about once a month during the school year.

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Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck Dinner
Nov
17
5:45pm 5:45pm

Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Welcome Shabbat with friends and delicious food at Beth Israel Center. The evening begins as we gather to toast the week that was beginning at 5:00. Services begin at 5:45 and are followed by a kosher-dairy potluck dinner. Because Shabbat begins earlier than services at this time of year, please drop off potluck contributions of kosher-dairy food or drinks before 4:00 on Friday or earlier in the week, any time the office is open. All are welcome! 

Click here to review our kashrut policy for home-cooked food.

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Yom Rishon
Oct
15
10:15am10:15am

Yom Rishon

Come experience family education for preschoolers at its finest! Enjoy art, movement, music, stories and snacks as well as age-appropriate learning on a Jewish theme for preschoolers and their grownups. Yom Rishon meets about once a month during the school year.

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Share the Spirit of Sukkot
Oct
4
to Oct 11

Share the Spirit of Sukkot

Building a sukkah this year? Invite people to eat, drink, shake a lulav, or just enjoy each other's company. Contact the office if you'd like to meet someone new in the congregation.

Not building your own sukkah this year? Meet up with friends in Beth Israel's sukkah!

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Spiritual Uses of the Mikvah
Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Spiritual Uses of the Mikvah

Going to the mikvah to prepare for Yom Kippur is a centuries-old tradition, very much alive today.  If you are curious about mikvah or just want to see our beautiful new mikvah, come to Beth Israel Center on the Tuesday evening between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Following the program led by R’ Sami Barth, all who wish to immerse may take turns doing so.

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S'lichot Program & Service
Sep
16
to Sep 17

S'lichot Program & Service

View and discuss The Quarrel, a compelling drama exploring faith, challenges, and reconciliation. Then join our musical and reflective S’lichot service (at 11:15pm), featuring traditional and modern poems and songs through the customary midnight hour.

 

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Meditation & Study
Sep
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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Meditation & Study
Aug
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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Children's Services
Aug
12
10:30am10:30am

Children's Services

Our popular Shabbat morning services for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school-age children will be offered on select weeks during the summer.

All are welcome. Younger children should bring their grownups along. Adults accompanying older children may attend services in the Main Sanctuary while their children participate downstairs. Children's services meet in a classroom on the lower level, across the hall from the restrooms. Please contact Beth Copelovitch with any questions. education@bethisraelcenter.org or 608-256-7763.

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Meditation & Study
Aug
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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Tisha B'Av Reflections
Jul
30
9:15am 9:15am

Tisha B'Av Reflections

Join Rabbi Sami Barth at Beth Israel Center for Sunday morning study encounters with "Celestial and Earthly Jerusalem" leading up to Tisha B'Av - the "Black Fast" day upon which we recall the destruction of Jerusalem and many other tragedies.

Beginning after Sunday morning minyan, and with a little light breakfast, we will encounter the metaphors of "Celestial and Earthly Jerusalem." What went wrong and what can go right? The Rabbis taught that Jerusalem was destroyed because of sinat chinam - divisiveness, hateful quarrels among the Jewish people. Was this simply "blaming the victim" or a spiritual diagnosis? Is there a message about Jewish unity in our own times?

Come to either or both sessions - July 23 and 30.

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Meditation & Study
Jul
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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Summer Yard Work Day
Jul
23
10:30am10:30am

Summer Yard Work Day

Come help with some of our summer-time property care. We'll be weeding and cleaning up our planting beds. The posted end time is a guess -- the more hands we have, the sooner we'll be done! Bring weeding tools, gloves, and leaf bags if you have 'em.

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Tisha B'Av Reflections
Jul
23
9:15am 9:15am

Tisha B'Av Reflections

Join Rabbi Sami Barth at Beth Israel Center for Sunday morning study encounters with "Celestial and Earthly Jerusalem" leading up to Tisha B'Av - the "Black Fast" day upon which we recall the destruction of Jerusalem and many other tragedies.

Beginning after Sunday morning minyan, and with a little light breakfast, we will encounter the metaphors of "Celestial and Earthly Jerusalem." What went wrong and what can go right? The Rabbis taught that Jerusalem was destroyed because of sinat chinam - divisiveness, hateful quarrels among the Jewish people. Was this simply "blaming the victim" or a spiritual diagnosis? Is there a message about Jewish unity in our own times?

Come to either or both sessions - July 23 and 30.

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Seudat Shlishit
Jul
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Seudat Shlishit

Mystical Melodies and Musings: Medieval and Modern
Come share the spiritual final hour of Shabbat with the Beth Israel Center community. Over seudat shlishit (the third Shabbat meal), beginning at 8:00pm, Rabbi Sami Barth will lead a discussion of poetry, songs and ideas about perfecting the world so that Elijah will be able to arrive. Tradition has it that Elijah will not arrive on Shabbat -- so as not to cause inconvenience -- but may well arrive just after havdallah!

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Children's Services
Jul
22
10:30am10:30am

Children's Services

Our popular Shabbat morning services for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school-age children will be offered on select weeks during the summer.

All are welcome. Younger children should bring their grownups along. Adults accompanying older children may attend services in the Main Sanctuary while their children participate downstairs. Children's services meet in a classroom on the lower level, across the hall from the restrooms. Please contact Beth Copelovitch with any questions. education@bethisraelcenter.org or 608-256-7763.

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Meditation & Study
Jul
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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Meditation & Study
Jun
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Meditation & Study

Come to Beth Israel Center for meditation and study with Rabbi Sami Barth, Matt Banks, and Jon Pollack. Read Ehyeh: A Kabbalah For Tomorrow by Rabbi Arthur Green and come discuss the author's innovative approaches to making Kabbalah relevant for Jews today.

Six sessions will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on alternate Thursdays from June 29 to September 7. Attendance at all sessions is not required.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by discussion of two chapters of Green's book.

June 29 - chapters 1 & 2
July 13 - chapters 3 & 4
July 27 - chapters 5 & 6
August 10 - chapters 7 & 8
August 24 - chapters 9 & 10
September 7 - chapters 11 & 12

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