Hanukkah Party
Dec
4
5:45 PM17:45

Hanukkah Party

On the third night of Hanukkah, join our Beth Israel Center community for a homey meal, friendly company, sugared sufganiyot, and, of course, traditional latkes. The party will start after evening minyan and Talmud Torah, and will include candle-lighting, games, songs, and more family fun. RSVP to office@bethisraelcenter.org.

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Yom Rishon
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

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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Yom Rishon
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

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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Shabbat Dinner Honoring New Members
Nov
2
5:45 PM17:45

Shabbat Dinner Honoring New Members

If you are a new member or want to meet some of our new members, mark your calendar for November 2 and RSVP by October 29. We'll have vegetarian appetizers, Chicken (or Tofu) Shwarma, salad, dessert and beverages (wine, coffee/tea) catered by Adamah Neighborhood Table for $18/person. Chicken tenders are also available (for $9/person). Contact the office to RSVP and indicate your entree choice -- chicken, vegetarian, or chicken tenders -- and any seating requests. Seating will be assigned and requests honored. 

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Share the Spirit of Sukkot
Sep
23
to Sep 30

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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Neshama Bootcamp
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Neshama Bootcamp

Gather for study with Rabbi Betsy Forester aimed at doing the deep, internal preparation that will open us to the power of the High Holy Days. YOU are the subject, approached through the lens of our traditional liturgies. Come work out with us. Leverage the power of community to transform ourselves and our world. All are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

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Naomi Malka: Progressive Takes on Mikvah
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Naomi Malka: Progressive Takes on Mikvah

Naomi Malka presents "Into the Deep: How progressive Jewish communities are embracing the ancient ritual of Mikvah." This session will help us reframe ancient understandings of purity in a refreshing, contemporary idiom. Come explore how Mikvah can add depth and meaning to your life in surprising ways.

On Tuesday morning, bring your questions about Mikvah to BIC and chat over coffee and a light breakfast starting at 8:30.

And on Tuesday evening, learn about what it means to be a mikvah guide, and perhaps commit to this mitzvah.

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Children's Services
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

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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Neshama Bootcamp
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Neshama Bootcamp

Gather for study with Rabbi Betsy Forester aimed at doing the deep, internal preparation that will open us to the power of the High Holy Days. YOU are the subject, approached through the lens of our traditional liturgies. Come work out with us. Leverage the power of community to transform ourselves and our world. All are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

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