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AFFINITY GROUPS

ART FOR ART'S SAKE

973.731.3822 or Email Carole Schlitt

Sunday, July 15th - Grounds for Sculpture (80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619) - Join us, and roaming peacocks, for a day walking among beautiful gardens and discovering art hidden in unusual places.  There is a cafe and a restaurant on the grounds for lunch.   We can carpool or meet there.  Plan to leave from BK at 10am and return before dark.

We hope you can join us!  If interested in one or both of these art trips, please contact Carol Schlitt. Spread the word and Thank you!     
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BOOK CLUB

Email Laura Wald to find out what we're reading now and when we're meeting next

Bnai Keshet Book Club is a social group for the intellectually and culturally curious who love the art of words on the page. We will endeavor to explore people, places BKBCand experiences beyond our own personal worlds and, in doing so, increase empathy, support diverse authors, and expand our understanding of humanity through inclusive literature.

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GOTTA DANCE: stay tuned for our next dance outing

917-612-9673 or Email Jenny Solomon

This group was started for those who love to dance but don't get enough opportunities to do it. Join us as we once again dance to our heart's content at the Manor in West Orange. If you missed the last one, we had a blast. Consider joining us this time! What a great way to let off steam at the end of a long week. This is a chance to dance to some great tunes (the DJ is great about taking requests), spend time with friends, meet new people, and help us as we forge ahead and make new connections in this amazing community. Please invite your non-BK contacts who might want to join this group. See you on the dance floor! 

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PARENTS OF CHALLENGING KIDS: Sunday, July 29th at 7:30pm in Fishbowl

 

Email Melody Kimmel

No parenting journey is easy, but some kids bring extra bumps in the road. If your middle school, HS or older kid was adopted or has mental illness behavioral issues or other challenges that at times makes you feel overwhelmed, we hope you’ll join us. I envision that we will gather quarterly to offer support and ideas and share resources in confidence.Topics may include siblings, social isolation, finding the line between engagement and helicoptering and helping to launch your child. The group will determine together at day to meet, frequency and discussion topics.  

 

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NEEDLEWORK / CRAFTING: Tuesdays evenings at 7:00 - 8:30pm

 

Email Mia Schober King

 

To build a Jewish community in which those who are interested in the needlework arts can learn from and create positive relationships with one another. Additional related areas of crafting may be introduced.

 

We meet every Tuesday (except when Rosh Chodesh group meets) in the BK Smartboard Room. 

Pack up your needlework project and join us for some schmoozing.

Beginners crochet instruction is currently underway. Knitting instruction may be offered in the future.

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PERSONAL GROWTH (HEALTH)

 

Email Faye Lederman or call 917.930.2762

 

Do you have a personal health goal, large or small, on your agenda but have yet to get started on it? Have you already started along a new path but wonder how to make your meaningful changes really stick? (Ex. improving your nutrition; starting a meditation or yoga practice; incorporating a new approach for an existing health condition; increasing your exercise; juicing; limiting your EMF exposure; visiting an infrared sauna… We aim to be an open-minded group in terms of individual goals!) Join fellow BK members and health-seekers to share resources, wisdom, and that key, magical element for creating sustained change in one’s life — peer support. At our first meeting we’ll discuss how to best organize our group in terms of content, approach, meeting frequency.

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TENNIS


Email Matt Sitkoff 
Email Michael Solomon 

It's not too late to be part of this group, just fill out this short form and join the fun.

   

 

TAKE A HIKE

 

Email Betsy Tessler

 

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BABY CENTRIC GROUP

 

 

The mission of the group will be to create a space for members of our community with children ages 0-2 to make new connections, strengthen existing connections, and expand our awareness of raising Jewish children in an inclusive way. Group members may invite those who are not members of the BK community so that we may continue to forge connections outside of our normal social groups, as long as they are open to the Reconstructionist Jewish perspective of child-rearing in a non-judgmental environment.

Group will meet during a weekday, if that works for most members, since this will be geared as a social group that isn't intended to cut into weekend family time. I'd love to hear ideas about where we could hold group (at BK sometimes, at other locations so the kids can play in various environments, etc.), and the sorts of topics you'd like to discuss as adults. 

If you're interested in being part of the group, please send a fb message to Natanya Elka confirming that, along with your e-mail address, and I'll send out a follow up e-mail once I've heard from everyone so that we can decide on a date/time for our first meeting. 


 

In the long run, we hope there will be more of these groups and if you are interested in forming and leading a new one, please email farrell@bnaikeshet.org for next steps. 

Sun, July 22 2018 10 Av 5778