11 am-noon, SUNDAY mornings, once a month

This collection of programs are meant to support your physical, environmental, mental and spiritual well being. Judaism’s vision for a life well lived is a life of wholeness. Shalem means wholeness, healthy, harmony, total well-being. It is related to shalom, peace. Over this coming year we are intentionally hosting programs to support you in cultivating these values. 


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin “J” (Judaism)? 

8 am, Sundays Nov. 1Nov. 29

Join Beth El member Ellen Italiaander for a four-week virtual program on Sunday mornings at 8 am. The first program occurred 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 Sundays for a dose of spiritual and physical Vitamin “J.” YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH VITAMIN “J!” View the videos online here.


Tikkun Middot Project

7 pm9 pm, third Tuesday of the month for 9 months, beginning Nov. 17

The Tikkun Middot Project is an innovative, national program to promote character development through mindful engagement with the Jewish Mussar tradition. Beth El is participating by building a small group that will meet to study, discuss and practice character-forming techniques. Created by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, the purpose of the program is to bring positive communal change by helping individuals acknowledge and reduce concerning behavioral patterns.

The course will help you be more skillful at navigating challenging situations by building up your wisdom and compassion. Beginning Nov. 17, Rebbitzen Bethany will be leading a group through this program using curriculum created by Rabbi David Jaffe. What Kind of Commitment Is This? Participants will meet once a month for two hours over the course of nine months. In between sessions, participants will check in with a chavruta (study partner) at least once, to study relevant material and check-in for approximately 30-45 minutes. During each unit participants will learn about an action and a focus phrase they can use to help them work on the character trait for that month. This group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month for 9 months from 7 pm to 9 pm. Registration is required, and the group will close after the first session so that we can build intimacy as a group.

Click here for Zoom registration.

If you have questions about this program, reach out to Bethany.