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Membership & Community Building

Welcome to BK Membership! 

The Membership & Community Building Committee’s Mission:
To recruit and retain BK’s membership by creating a radically welcoming environment and providing opportunities for all members to connect to one another and to a vibrant, progressive, Jewish community life.  We do this by creating pathways to full participation and dismantling barriers to engagement.
Sign up for our volunteer listserv here.

Please find links and descriptions to a few of our regular community events to help welcome prospective members and connect current members to one another.
For more information on our community calendar, please click here!
For more information on how to become a member, please visit our Membership Information page.

 

Family Fun Days:
These are great annual events for current and prospective BK families with kids aged 3 to 10 to get to know each other and have fun. Join us for bounce house, face painting and balloons, kona ice and snacks, Children's story reading, Jewish holiday-themed games and crafts, teen community service tables. Open to the community and a great way for families looking for a synagogue to get to know BK. Come out and bring your friends. 
     


Congregational Dinners:
These dinners are one of the most popular BK events. It's a delightful night out and a fantastic opportunity to get to know others in our BK community while engaging in adult conversation. (This is an adult-only, BK member only event).
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Latkepalooza: 
This is often the biggest community event at BK during Hanukkah. Engage in singing, fun activities for kids and adults, and of course, the BEST latkes you've ever had ~ fried fresh and served hot by our Bnai Keshet Kitchen Irregulars.


Dinner in the Sukkah:
One of many fun events in the member-built sukkah during Sukkot. Members come together to celebrate the fall holiday with a meal.
  


Community Seder:
True to its name, the Community Seder is open to anyone who would like to experience a Seder. Non-members are welcome. Enjoy a traditional Seder meal, led by lay leaders, usually on the second night of Passover.


Theme-based Shabbat Services:
Hosted by the Tikkun Olam, Religious Life and the Membership Committees, these have included LGBTQ+ Pride, Disability Rights, Mental Health & Wellness, Indigenous Rights, Anti-Racism, and many others, including a New Member Shabbat and Orientation!Pride Shabbat  


BK Annual Retreat:
A wonderful annual member getaway at Camp Havaya in the Poconos to commune together for 3 days in late May or early June. Many kids and adult activities including campfires, hikes, singing and games! In 2020, we also had a virtual retreat! (see photo on the right)!

                 

How to get involved

Affinity Groups:
These social groups are a way to connect with other members through shared interests! See the Affinity Group page to learn more.  

BK Committees & Bet Midrash:
For more information on how members can join one of the various BK committees or how to connect more with your child’s Bet Midrash class and activities, please click here.

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783