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BEIT Midrash

Thursday, February 14, 2019 9 Adar I 5779

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

BEIT has been canceled tonight due to weather and unsafe road conditions. 

5:30 to 6 pm    VTS Parents Discussion with Rabbi Shulman

6 to 7 pm        BEIT Café open for Dinner: Taco Night
Register for Dinner. $8 per person, in advance. $10 per person, at the door.

6:30 to 7:10 pm    BEIT Experience I

Pray Tell | Rabbi Ron Shulman
Explore the reasons and meanings, problems and promises of communal and personal prayer in Jewish tradition. Understand the prayer book, its history, and its ideas.

Tweeting Torah in 140 Characters | Dan Baer
We consume significant pieces of our information today in tweets, texts and tidbits. This experiential session will explore some of the mitzvot of the Torah, which are often short sentences or phrases, and how we extrapolate them into our life today. 

Making Music! | Cara Freedman
Let’s sing and enjoy each other’s company as we learn popular Jewish melodies and expand our personal and communal repertoire.

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.

6:30 to 7:30 pm    Appreciating Jewish Art Guri Stark
Gutman, Rubin and the History of Tel Aviv
In this session we will discuss two Israeli artists who were the pioneers of a new, distinctive Eretz Israel art style in the days prior to the foundation of Israel.

6:30 to 8:00 pm    Beit Midrash
Men Talking with Men Bernardo Bicas
At each session participants select the topic. Men of all ages and backgrounds comprise this diverse and interesting group who come to share and listen in a safe space. New participants are always welcome. Men only, please.

7:20 to 8:00 pm    BEIT Learning

Four Favorite Texts | Rabbi Avi Libman
I’ve chosen four of my favorite texts from Bible, Talmud, and philosophy to share. Each text challenges our sensibilities, deepens our connections to Jewish tradition, ourselves and each other.

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah | Rabbi Ron Shulman
If you never celebrated your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or if you’d like to renew that childhood moment as an adult, we invite you to join our Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah group – a communal experience culminating for those who wish in a group Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony. The Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah group is a community of individuals who grow together in Jewish knowledge, achieve greater comfort with synagogue services, and the joys of Jewish celebration.

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
Jewish Lifecycle: Bereavement Rabbi Ron Shulman
Learn about Jewish customs and practices for when a loved one dies. Talk about how to prepare and plan for this sad eventuality in our families and among our friends.

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