There’s a lot happening during the month of November! Check out these educational opportunties, register and learn more on our Congregational Calendar.
8 am every Sunday during the month of November, beginning Nov. 1
Join Beth El member Ellen Italiaander for a four-week virtual program on Sunday mornings at 8 am beginning Nov. 1. Each program will include a personal story on Ellen’s Health and Wellness journey. She will share some simple things that we can all add to our daily routine to affect a positive change in our lives, emotionally, mentally and physically. The only requirement to participate is your desire and willingness to try something new!
Please join us Nov. 1 at 8 am for a dose of spiritual and physical Vitamin “J.” YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH VITAMIN “J!” View the videos each week on the Temple Beth El YouTube page.
The New Jewish Canon: A Discussion with Rebbitzen Bethany
Noon-1 pm, Tuesdays beginning Nov. 3
The late twentieth and early 21st Centuries have been a period of mass production and proliferation of Jewish ideas and have witnessed major changes in Jewish life and stimulated major debates.
JewCurious with Bethany Slater
Class meets Wednesday nights from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Nov. 4 through April 28
Join us for our Judaism 101! Class lasts for 20 weeks and is open to anyone who is curious. We’ll explore the major narratives, history, practices, theology and values of Judaism. You can expect that the learning will happen with curiosity and open-mindedness and respect for one another’s boundaries and beliefs. Register for the class here.
Ongoing Learning Opportunities
Beit Midrash 2.0 with Rabbi Stephen
Noon-1 pm on Thursdays
Join the Zoom meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83601065775
Meeting ID: 836 0106 5775
In December, we’ll begin a new topic, Heschel & King. In 1963, an unlikely relationship emerged between two leading clergymen, who were unlikely to have known each other apart from being thrown together during the height of the Civil Rights Movement by the force of their ideas and their audacious claims upon the conscience of America. Come explore their theological relationship and mutual support in activism. What brought these two men of faith together? What made these thinkers such a dynamic duo?
Wednesday Morning Prayer & Study Session with Bethany Slater
Virtual learning via Facebook Live Wednesday mornings at 7 am
Congregants have the opportunity to do some learning with Bethany Slater on Wednesday mornings after the 7 am prayer service. These discussions focus on Jewish ethics. What does Jewish law have to teach us about ethical behavior? Join Bethany and the TBE Minyanaires for the exploration of Judaism through a halakhic lens.
Archives of Interest
Learning Session: Kaddish during a Pandemic with Rabbi Stephen
- Why do we say Kaddish?
- Why don’t we say it without a Minyan?
- And What can you do to honor the memory of your loved one during a pandemic?
Click the image at left to view the video of this learning session online. Watch the video here.