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Women's COnnection

Women's Connection provides a welcoming environment to stimulate friendships and engage women in the community; promotes and supports the mission of Women's League for Conservative Judaism; promotes and supports our Jewish educational institutions through WLCJ's Torah Fund campaign; and, supports in every way possible Congregation Beth El.

WOMEN' S CONNECTION SHABBAT

A Shabbat honoring our vibrant community of dedicated women with a day of session observing Shabbat and celebrating together. It is for everyone, please join us!

Torah Study
Saturday, January 30 | 9:00-9:30am
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We begin the day with a Torah Study session focused on the week’s Torah portion.
Led by Renee Ravich and Sandra Block.

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Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, January 30 | 9:30am
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This weekly Beth El Shabbat Morning Service will include special readings as women daven, lead, and participate throughout the morning

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Shabbat Kiddush & Celebration
Saturday, January 30 | following the Service (approx. 11:45am)
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Following Shabbat Morning Service, please join us for a special Shabbat Kiddush L’Hayim as we share stories of our 60+ year tradition of Women at Beth El. Bring a favorite story AND something to “toast” for the celebration. Consider our own “Sunrise Sunset Cocktail” © with Orange Juice, Campari, Bartenura Moscato, and candied orange slice--or any favorites you have on hand!

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Havdalah
Saturday, January 30 | 5:45pm
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We end the day with a warm session of songs, blessings, and sharing—for everyone including our families. Bring your Havdalah candle, wine, spices, and thoughts of gratitude and hopes for the new week.
Led by Jessie Birnbaum, with Stacie Bresler-Reinstein, Stephanie Antin, and Susan Levin.

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Donations to help our students
 
Women's Connection has a tradition of supporting Education, Youth, and Women's programs. We have also made grants toward the LiveStream system and other needs at Beth El.
This year, we are designating funds for tutoring and education to support our families and students.
To support this effort, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here. All donations will be recognized in printed and/or online communications.  Thank you!
 
For more information on all programs for Women’s Connection Shabbat, please contact Karen Bohrer. We look forward to your celebrating with us!

ROSH CHODESH GATHERING

Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Wednesday, February 10 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom
 

Get ready to celebrate Purim and explore traditions and specifics of "Getting the Get - a writ of Jewish divorce" with Manijeh Breskin while celebrating  the New Moon, New Friends, and New Spiritual Connections! Bring a favorite Purim tradition to share!

Thanks to those who have attended our "Virtual" Rosh Chodesh Gatherings since March 2020. It has been an important time to share and stay connected. Over the past 7 years more than 175 women of all ages have joined in sharing in large and small group discussion, education, Torah study, meditation, dance, prayer, presentations about international Jewish communities, and more. We haven't missed a monthly Gathering in 7 years...and won't now either during our 8th year.

Save the date for upcoming Rosh Chodesh Gatherings,  2021:  W 2/10; M 3/15; M 4/12; W 5/12; W 6/9; W 7/7; M 8/9. 

BETH EL MOMS' CHAT

Beth El Moms' Chat
February 3 | 7:30pm
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Join us for our monthly chats to share, unwind, learn, connect, and have fun too! We cover topics of interest to the group including distance learning, holidays at home, new books, community resources, self-care, online safety, healthy family and social activities, and more.

Save the date for upcoming Beth El Moms' Chats: 2021:  3/3; 4/7; 5/5; 6/2; 7/7 with Rosh Chodesh; 8/4

For information, please contact: Stacie Bresler-ReinsteinStephanie Antin, Susan Levin.

FESTIVAL ART Series

Festival Art Series: Setting the Passover Table - Techniques for Creative Floral Arranging with Items at Home
Sunday, March 7 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 882 6330 3641; Passcode: shalom
 

Learn new techniques and explore your creative side during our 7th Festival Art Series. For this session we will work with professionals for floral arranging with items we have at home and in our gardens for beautiful displays for Passover, Shabbat, and more.

In past years, we created Judaic-themed projects led by award-winning artists including: wire and bead “Trees of Life” during Sukkot with Hannah Anbar; paintings celebrating Sukkot and Hanukkah with Keri Goldsmid; Miriam’s and Elijah’s Cups for Pesah, Mezuzah covers, Yads, and Tallit clips with Varda Lev-Ram; crafted books and painted silk with Jacqueline Jacobs; glass Hamsas with Ilanit Shalev; and, Miniature Books with Joanne Steinhardt.

Future projects may include: Lessons in Zentangles, Deconstructed Books, and even Photography.

For information, please contact Karen Bohrer.

JOIN US DURING OUR 65th YEAR!

 

Terry Miller was honored as our Woman of Valor - Eshet Chayil  for 5779.   

 

MAH JONGG
Every Monday 12pm-4pm- ON HOLD
for Learners & Pros...
BUT YOU CAN ORDER CARDS FOR 2021.
CONTACT Karen- kbohrer@usa.net
 
KNIT ‘N’ NOSH
Second Thursdays 1pm-3pm-via Zoom-
NEXT SESSION JAN. 14, 2021!
 

Thanks to everyone who has participated in celebrating our community of dynamic women and our Woman of Valor - Eshet Chayil honorees:

Adrienne Shaw
Lucy Muller z"l
Martha Alden
Eva Nerenberg z"l
Anita Idell z"l
Mindy Gold
Renee Ravich
Myra Bressel
Gaby Kuperman
Joy Wasserman Polun
Edna Yedid
Karen Bohrer
Fanny Krasner Lebovits
Ruth Covell
Terry Miller
Rabbi Susan Freeman
 
 
 
 

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MEMBERSHIP INFO
Click here to renew your 2020-2021 membership online
 
 
 
JUDAICA SHOP
CONNECT WITH OUR SHOP "TEAM" FOR ONGOING SUPPORT WITH PURCHASES FOR HOLIDAYS, RITUALS, AND CELEBRATIONS...
email "giftshop@cbe.org"
Proceeds benefit Beth El Women's, Education, Youth, inclusion, and other programs.

 

WOMEN'S LEAGUE FOR CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM - VISIT WLCJ.ORGFOR UPDATES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING FOR PROGRAMS, LECTURES, CLASSES, AND SOCIAL ACTION

torah fund campaign update

Thanks to everyone who has donated and participated in the annual Torah Fund Campaigns

The theme for the 2020-2021 campaign is “B'Yachad"--which means "together."

THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED

OUR CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF EVENT SUNDAY, NOV. 8!

WATCH FOR LINKS TO VIEW THE PROGRAM.

The CAMPAIGN PROVIDES FUNDS TO SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT
Participate in preserving, promoting, and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism by giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Started in 1942, funds now go toward supporting these institutions of higher learning for our Rabbis, Cantors, and other professionals:

Jewish Theological Seminary (NY),

Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (LA),

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem),

Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires),  and

Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam).

Fri, January 15 2021 2 Shevat 5781