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BEIT Midrash

Thursday, March 7, 2019 30 Adar I 5779

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 to 6 pm    VTS Parents Discussion with Rabbi Libman
We invite VTS Parents to learn with our rabbis and stay for dinner or other BEIT experiences as desired. Students are welcome in study hall while their parents are learning.
6 to 7 pm        BEIT Café open for Dinner: Deli Menu Night
Register for Dinner. $8 per person, in advance. $10 per person, at the door.
6:30 to 7:10 pm    BEIT Experience I
Renewing the Covenant Dr. Ray Fink
Join us for a discussion and analysis of the common values underlying the relationship between North American Jews and Israeli Jews. What are our mutual responsibilities? What are our common values? How do we deal with differences? Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has issued a call to action, please join us in this most important task.
Learning with the Lebowitzs Ian Merles
Study the weekly Torah portion with the commentaries of Yeshayahu and Nehama Lebowitz - a brother and sister pair of polymath geniuses, Torah scholars, and shapers of Israeli society.
Torah Stitch Pamela Nathan
Join in an international project to create an entire Torah in needlepoint panels. Receive a verse of your own to contribute and join with others in learning about the verses being made.
Tikkun Talk
Discuss social justice concerns with synagogue friends. Hear from social service and human welfare providers. Understand the needs in the community around us. Learn about personal experiences at Tikkun projects. Help imagine how we at Congregation Beth El can continue to do the work helping, repairing, caring, and supporting work of Tikkun.
This week we will hear from Elisheva Green, founder and Executive Director of the Friendship Circle of San Diego. The Friendship Circle is a nonprofit organization that trains teens and adults on how to include those with special needs in their communities, and promotes inclusion and acceptance. The Friendship Circle has grown to over 100 families and over 300 volunteers. Mrs. Green’s oldest son has developmental disabilities. Her father had polio as a child and was excluded from school because there were no provisions in those days for someone with a disability. Mrs. Green will discuss the benefits of inclusion and tolerance, and the steps to take to achieve those goals.
Beginning Hebrew Reading Robin Shulman
Learn to decode the Hebrew alphabet and read basic prayer book blessings. This is a comfortable first step for discovering or rediscovering your ability to read Hebrew.
Intermediate Hebrew Reading Orli Moses 
Strengthen your Hebrew reading and comprehension skills to better participate in synagogue services and ritual celebrations.
Torah Reading Dr. Ran Anbar
Learn to read Torah or grow your Torah reading skills. If you wish, read Torah on occasional Shabbat mornings as member of our Torah reading squad. We meet on a regular basis to teach Torah trope to beginners, review trope with more experienced readers, and practice upcoming Torah readings.
7:20 to 8:00 pm    BEIT Learning
Believe It or Not: Technology & Jewish Values Rabbi Ron Shulman
What does Judaism believe? What do we think about what Judaism teaches? Explore Jewish religious views about the meaning of life and death, ritual practice and personal ethics, beliefs about God, and how technology and personal choice challenge Jewish religious values.
Intro to Judaism – Part II Rabbi Avi Libman
Join us for an educational journey for Jews and non-Jews interested in gaining knowledge of Jewish history, life, and culture. In this course, we cover topics like Jewish history, theology, and philosophy, as well as holidays and life-cycle events, practices, and rituals. The course is geared to anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism, in addition to those considering conversion.
Women Talking with Women Renee Ravich and Sandra Block
Explore what it means to be a Jewish woman today within relationships, community and family- traditional and nontraditional- in a safe and supportive environment. We will provide text from various books and resources as discussion prompts. Women only, please.
8:00            BEIT Experience II
Healing Service
A brief service focusing on healing and wellbeing. As we reflect, talk, and sing, we’ll celebrate the promise of healing for our loved ones and friends, our bodies and souls. Offering our mutual support to those of us who support ailing family members and friends, we’ll embrace each other with care and comfort.


Vegetarian and Gluten free option available upon request. 
We will accommodate requests when possible. 
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