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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

December 22, 2018
Racism, White Supremacy, and Judaism
Jared Jackson: Jews of all Hues
JARED JACKSON is the founder and executive director of Jews in ALL Hues, an education and advocacy organization that is building a Jewish community where intersectional diversity is normative. A Philadelphia-born multi-heritage Jew, Jared is an internationally renowned Jewish diversity leader, consultant, facilitator, speaker, writer, musician, and entrepreneur. He is an alum of the Selah leadership program through Bend The Arc: A Jewish partnership for justice. Jared was named one of the “Jews That Will Change the World” by periodical, Ma’ariv.

Jared is a prolific speaker throughout the country and also presented, been a consultant, led workshops and training for: Union for Reform Judaism, Birthright Israel NEXT, JCC Manhattan, Jews of Color National Convening, Jewish Multiracial Network, UJA Federation of New York, Swarthmore College, Lehigh University, Drexel University, Limmud Boston and Philadelphia, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, International Institute for Secular Humanist Judaism, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Sephardic Heritage Festival (Albuquerque), Temple University, among others.

Jared also teaches music/Jazz improvisation/saxophone and Hebrew lessons and is the proud husband of Cantor Rebekah Robinson.

January 19, 2019
Ari Laura Kreith:  Jewish activism, theater, and Tikkun Olam

 February 16, 2019
Noach Shapiro: 

March 16, 2019
Michelle Fine: 

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

May 18, 2019

June 15, 2019

Fri, December 14 2018 6 Tevet 5779