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Adult Bet Midrash

Classes will be offered 9-10am every Shabbat morning throughout the school year. 

 

Please join us every Shabbat morning for our innovative Intergenerational Bet Midrash program, which begins with singing and prayers at 9am and provides parallel learning tracks for adults and children.  Stay with us for adult classes until 10am and then join us for Shabbat morning services!

Chanting with Melissa Schaffer - 1st Shabbat of the month 

Chant is an ancient practice that connects us to Judaism, God and Torah in a personal way. Anyone who wishes to can do it: all you need to bring with you is your heart and spirit.

We feel more connected to the pathways of the Torah, to each other, to ourselves.

We await you with open hearts.

Kedushat Levi: Torah Study For The Soul - Torah study with Rabbi Elliott, 2nd shabbat of the month

Kedushat Levi is his classic Hasidic commentary on the weekly Torah portion. It is one of the most popular and beloved Hasidic texts. Written by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1740-1810) who was known as the "defense attorney" for the Jewish people, as he was constantly interceding on their behalf before God. Known for his compassion for every Jew, he was one of the most beloved leaders of Eastern European Jewry.

Join Rabbi Elliott for a contemporary and down-to-earth reading of the Kedushat Levi.

Rotating congregational teachers – 3rd shabbat of the month

The Prophets: Voices from Then and Now - Rabbi Ariann, 4th shabbat of the month

What makes a prophet? Prophets are righteous witnesses to the truths that surround us. Biblical prophets smashed our idols of complacency and built bridges to new possibilities. We will study the various roles and characters of a selection of biblical prophets and bring the conversation forward to today. Who speaks with a prophetic voice in our own time and how do we heed their call?

 

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      Chanting with Melissa Schaffer

    Shabbat, Oct 21st 9:00a to 10:00a
    Melissa Schaffer has been teaching Sacred Hebrew Chant at Bnai Keshet for 7 years. She is a graduate of Kol Zimra, Rabbi Shefa Gold's two year training program for Chant Leaders.Chanting is the melodic and rhythmic repetition of a sacred phrase.

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      Intro to Judaism

    Shabbat, Oct 21st 9:00a to 10:30a
    Did you grow up without Jewish practices? Would you like to begin, or continue, building your knowledge about Jewish culture, traditions and rituals? Are you worried about how to lead a Seder? Are you anxious about celebrating Chanukah in an interfaith family? Bnai Keshet is a diverse and inclusive community and this class is intended to help members, regardless of background, feel comfortable participating in Jewish and BK community life. In fall 2017 Martin Slon and Talia Schaffer will offer a course called Introduction to Judaism. Topics will include: Jewish history and identity, Jewish values in daily life, the holidays and rituals amongst others. Our topics will be informed by the group’s level and what participants most want to study, and we’ll explore these issues together in an open-minded, non-judgmental, welcoming environment, keeping in mind that none of us know all the answers and that questioning and exploring is very much the Jewish way.

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      The Prophets: Voices from Then and Now

    Shabbat, Oct 28th 9:00a to 10:00a
    The Prophets: Voices from Then and Now What makes a prophet? Prophets are righteous witnesses to the truths that surround us. Biblical prophets smashed our idols of complacency and built bridges to new possibilities. We will study the various roles and characters of a selection of biblical prophets and bring the conversation forward to today. Who speaks with a prophetic voice in our own time and how do we heed their call?

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      Women's Rosh Hodesh Group

    Sunday, Oct 29th 7:30p to 9:00p

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      Chanting with Melissa Schaffer

    Shabbat, Nov 4th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Melissa Schaffer has been teaching Sacred Hebrew Chant at Bnai Keshet for 7 years. She is a graduate of Kol Zimra, Rabbi Shefa Gold's two year training program for Chant Leaders.Chanting is the melodic and rhythmic repetition of a sacred phrase.

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      Intro to Judaism

    Shabbat, Nov 4th 9:00a to 10:30a
    Did you grow up without Jewish practices? Would you like to begin, or continue, building your knowledge about Jewish culture, traditions and rituals? Are you worried about how to lead a Seder? Are you anxious about celebrating Chanukah in an interfaith family? Bnai Keshet is a diverse and inclusive community and this class is intended to help members, regardless of background, feel comfortable participating in Jewish and BK community life. In fall 2017 Martin Slon and Talia Schaffer will offer a course called Introduction to Judaism. Topics will include: Jewish history and identity, Jewish values in daily life, the holidays and rituals amongst others. Our topics will be informed by the group’s level and what participants most want to study, and we’ll explore these issues together in an open-minded, non-judgmental, welcoming environment, keeping in mind that none of us know all the answers and that questioning and exploring is very much the Jewish way.

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      Tikkun Middot

    Monday, Nov 6th 8:00p to 10:00p
    This year we are continuing our effort of engaging in various practices to cultivate wholesome qualities of heart and mind. This process is also known as Tikkun Middot. This program is meant to help us positively develop qualities of the heart and mind. Through it we will explore practices of mindfulness, study, hevrutah and daily practice with the aim of understanding and strengthening important ethical/soul traits. Bnai Keshet has the honor of being one of a dozen Jewish communities who will be imple

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      Kedushat Levi: Torah Study For The Soul

    Shabbat, Nov 11th 9:00a to 10:00a

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      Intro to Judaism

    Shabbat, Nov 18th 9:00a to 10:30a
    Did you grow up without Jewish practices? Would you like to begin, or continue, building your knowledge about Jewish culture, traditions and rituals? Are you worried about how to lead a Seder? Are you anxious about celebrating Chanukah in an interfaith family? Bnai Keshet is a diverse and inclusive community and this class is intended to help members, regardless of background, feel comfortable participating in Jewish and BK community life. In fall 2017 Martin Slon and Talia Schaffer will offer a course called Introduction to Judaism. Topics will include: Jewish history and identity, Jewish values in daily life, the holidays and rituals amongst others. Our topics will be informed by the group’s level and what participants most want to study, and we’ll explore these issues together in an open-minded, non-judgmental, welcoming environment, keeping in mind that none of us know all the answers and that questioning and exploring is very much the Jewish way.

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      Women's Rosh Hodesh Group

    Tuesday, Nov 21st 7:30p to 9:00p

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Join us for another innovative and inspiring year of learning!

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