The women of B’nai Israel come together in friendship to provide activities that benefit the congregation and the community as well as enhance individual growth in a Jewish atmosphere. Contact Michelle Rosen for more information.
To implement our mission, we collaborate with the Board of Education of BIRS (B'nai Israel Religious School) and the Jewish Federation. The IAC has close ties with AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee), ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and with PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting).
Contact Debby Garber to become a part of a wonderful group of men and women that assist others with their with kindness, compassion friendship and service. Hand in hand, we make a difference.
Makhela is a group of committed adult performers who have a calling for spiritual music. Our choir prepares a wide range of music, accompanied or a cappella, including classical, contemporary, or jazz styles. Within Makhela choir members do not need to read music but they need to commit to learning their individual parts via technical tools.
B’nai Israel embraces lifelong learning and adult education. Rabbi Eric and others teach classes open to the community. In particular we invite you to consider attending:
Torah Study – Shabbat Morning,
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Introduction to Judaism
Tuesday mornings (fall -spring)
Tikkun Olam, "Repairing the World", is a cornerstone of Reform Judaism and an integral part of the ongoing activities at B'nai Israel. The projects and activities are constantly expanding -- and working on these sacred obligations is a wonderful way to meet other congregants and members of our larger community.
Shabbat Morning @ 10:30 AM
Social Hall & Zoom
We wish to make Torah Study a hybrid this year – in-person in the Social Hall and on Zoom. In keeping with our policy of again having food available for those who wish, and to further entice, in-person attendance, we will be serving bagels. For those wishing to eat, please RSVP to the synagogue by no later than Friday at 2 PM. The class does not meet on Shabbatot where there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or when the Rabbi is away.
Tuesday 11 AM-noon
Social Hall & Zoom
Readings & Discussion of Articles on Issues of Concern to Jews and The Jewish People. Weekly Discussion on contemporary issues. A series of articles from Jewish and general publications and websites are assigned in advance, and then discussed.
INTRO TO JUDAISM - The Basics
This course will explore the critical holidays, texts and concepts of Judaism.
Text: Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. (William Morrow, reissued, 2001)
Who should attend?
Adult non-Jews considering conversion to Judaism
Adult Jews wanting to know more about their faith & history
Adult non-Jews seeking to discover “what makes Judaism tick”
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Our youth advisor is long-time temple member Gerry Klein, who is also teaching B’nai Israel’s Confirmation class this year. So if you’re interested in learning more about BBYO and our chapter, please contact Gerry at (203) 264-7665 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll get you the information you need