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Fall Shabbaton

Past Sessions
Saturday, November 17, 2018 9 Kislev 5779 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2018 8 Kislev 5779 - 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2018 7 Kislev 5779 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community is created when we all join together in celebration of our common bond. At Congregation Beth El, as a large and diverse synagogue family, our strength and vibrancy come from our collective involvements and shared values. When we meet one another in moments of learning, celebration, and kindness we discover that we are each precious parts of a dynamic and whole congregation.
Our Fall Shabbaton reaffirms the joy of participating in our synagogue community. Our campus becomes a central hub for our different Shabbat services and activities, and for all of us as communal friends.
Thursday November 15
6:00 pm Dinner at BEIT Café*
BEIT Midrash
We join together for study and discussion in a Beit Midrash, one-room communal study experience.
Appreciating Each Other
Explore what’s similar and different in our understandings of Jewish identity.
6:30 pm    Text Presentation | Rabbis Shulman and Libman introduce our topic and the texts from Jewish tradition we’ll be studying.
6:50 pm    Group Study | Small group study of the texts.
7:20 pm    Discussion and Lessons Learned | Our rabbis guide us in drawing insights from our study.
7:40 pm    Song and Spirit | We celebrate the conclusion of our study and learn melodies we’ll enjoy on Shabbat.
Friday | Erev Shabbat | November 16
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by the students of our Viterbi Torah School. We’ll share in their enthusiasm as we pray and celebrate together.
7:00 pm Shabbat Dinner*
Join us for a lovely Shabbat Dinner featuring the rituals and warmth of Shabbat celebration including songs and table talk and follow up from our learning and preparation on Thursday evening. After dinner choose from Israeli Dancing, informal Shabbat study, or coffee and conversation.
Please register for dinner by November 12. 
Adults $15 | Children 5-12 $10 | Under 5 Free 
The Fall Shabbaton Shabbat Dinner costs Congregation Beth El over $25 per person and is subsidized to allow everyone to participate. Additional subsidies are available, and you may request additional support by calling the office at 858-452-1734 and asking for Tina.
Shabbat Morning | November 17
9:00-9:45 am    Parasha Perspectives: Torah Study with Rabbi Avi Libman | Jacobs Family Community Hall
9:30-11:30 am    Shabbat Morning Service | Stone Family Sanctuary    
10:30-11:30 am    Family Service | Led by Jessie Blank-Birnbaum, Armin Schwartzman, and friends.  
Introduce your children to the joy of Shabbat morning services. This program is a wonderful way for families to experience a friendly service incorporating music and song, storytelling and Torah learning. | Sollender Children’s Shul
10:30 -11:30 am    Hineni! | Guided by Rabbi Ron Shulman 
A concise and accessible one-hour Shabbat Morning service designed to reclaim personal expression in prayer. Participate in an upbeat prayer experience that reflects Jewish tradition and contemporary life. Explore religious ideas and Jewish spirituality. Grow to engage meaningfully in synagogue services. | Beit Midrash
11:30 am        Kiddush and Shabbat Song | Turk Family Plaza
11:45 pm        Shabbat Lunch | Jacobs Family Community Hall
No cost - Please register by November 12 to help us prepare properly            
12:30 pm        Appreciating Each Other
An exploration of Jewish religious movements considering the beliefs of rabbis and teachers from Reform, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.
12:30 pm         Recreational Activities & Games
* Please fill out the form below to attend.


Thursday BEIT

Friday Shabbat Dinner 
If you are interested in attending Shabbat Dinner, please call the office at 858-452-1734, as online registration is closed. A limited number of seats are available. 

The Fall Shabbaton Shabbat Dinner costs Congregation Beth El over $25 per person, and is subsidized to allow everyone to participate. Additional subsidies are available, and you may request additional support by calling the office at 858-452-1734 and asking for Tina.

If you would like to contribute to allow other to participate, please include an amount in the box below.

Saturday Shabbat Lunch

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