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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 

 February 16, 2019 (in the main sanctuary)
Rabbi Daniel Brenner: 


Join Rabbi Daniel Brenner as he rants about obscure medieval and kabbalistic texts, moves his hands through the air demonstrating various Jewish gestures, and ponders a Kaplanian approach to embodied Judaism. 
BK member Rabbi Daniel Brenner, named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's most influential rabbis, has played key roles in some of the most creative organizations in the religious world, including CLAL-the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Auburn Seminary, Birthright Israel, Because Jewish, and Moving Traditions, where he currently serves as the chief of education. Brenner's latest Jewish cultural arts project, Klezmer Aerobics, was featured as a select pick in the Weekend Arts section of The New York Times.

March 16, 2019
Michelle Fine: 

April 6, 2019
Steve Ellman: Israel's Response to violence

May 11, 2019
Uri Regev

June 15, 2019

Sat, February 16 2019 11 Adar I 5779