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Kaplan Minyan

The Bnai Keshet Kaplan Minyan is named for Reconstructionist Judaism founder Mordecai Kaplan, who sought to create a Jewish framework for discussions of ethics, culture, history and current events. They are designed for people who enjoy a communal Shabbat and want to enrich their understanding of Jewish peoplehood in an alternative, less traditional setting.
The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at
10:30am with selected songs and readings.

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are Saturdays from 10:30am - noon unless otherwise noted 

September 21st: Confronting Our Racial History: The Past is Never Dead. It isn't Even Past
Tanya Coke speaking on themes relevant to the trip to Montgomery, AL
Tanya Coke serves as the Director of the Ford Foundation's Program on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice. A Montclair resident, she is among the nation's leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of social justice theory and reform. She will be addressing how our present-day realities, particularly as regards criminal justice, are directly reflective of our history. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. While all are welcome and encouraged to attend, this event has been scheduled in advance of Bnai Keshet's upcoming trip to the Equal Justice Institute's museum and memorial in Montgomery, AL. The trip is in early November.
For more information or to register.

October 12th: in the Smartboard room

November 23rd: Chris Silver (combined event with BK scholar-in-residence)

December 21st:

January 18th:

February 15th:

March 14th:

April 11th:

May 16th:

June 20th:

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