THIS WEEK AT BIJ...
SACRED HEBREW CHANT & DRUM
Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm
Our joyful band of vocalists and drummers lead us as we welcome Shabbat in an uplifting evening layered with harmonies and rhythms, creating a sacred space. A potluck Oneg Shabbat and schmooze follows. Please bring a treat to share. All are welcome!
Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study
Saturday, October 29
8:45 a.m. Torah Study/ 10:00 a.m. Service
Join Rabbi Gottlieb for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services. Shabbat services are led by Rabbi Gottlieb, with kiddush following where everyone can enjoy a Shabbat morning nosh and schmooze.
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BIJ Hannukah Fair!
Sunday, December 4, 10am to 2pm
The perfect chance to get a head start on your holiday gift and decoration shopping, to eat latkes, enjoy music and schmooze with artists and friends, and just have a lot of fun! Come one come all!! Check out our Hannukah Fair flyer by clicking here.
If you are interested in selling your wares, register here.
For artists and vendors who want more information, click here.
Hope to see you all soon!!
COMING NEXT MONTH....
Special Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.
Adam Safford will be celebrating the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah by reading from the Torah. Come join his proud family for a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Gottlieb, with kiddush following where everyone can enjoy a Shabbat morning nosh and schmooze.
Women of BIJ/Sisterhood Annual Membership Brunch
Sunday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.
Come join the Women of BIJ/Sisterhood in the Annual Membership Brunch. Delicious food will be lovingly provided by the Women of BIJ/Sisterhood and our own Claire Mikowski will be the guest speaker, entertaining us with tales of our past. The brunch is open to everyone, and you don't have to be female to attend!
ON-GOING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS...
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
First Wednesday of the Jewish Month
The Women of BIJ celebrate the new moon each month with a special gathering in our Fireside Room led by Ricki Weintraub. We begin with a short ritual welcoming the new moon followed by discussion, activities and meditations that help us find ways to connect more deeply to Judaism, ourselves, our lives and each other. The sessions are open to all. So come and bring afriend! Suggested donation is $5.00 per session. And, if you are able, please bring an item for the Food Bank and a nosh to share.
Craft & Schmooze
Do you enjoy making friends, making or learning crafts or maybe a little knitting? Then join us for a fun afternoon of schmoozing, crafting, artistic and spiitual exploration. We meet monthly, usually on the second Sunday, except for August when it will be on the third Sunday.
Friday Mornings, 8:30-9:00 am
Mindfulness meditation is a spiritual practice that allows us to create for ourselves an extended period of silence, in which to focus on our inner self without the distractions of life’s constant noise. It is a gift that we can give to ourselves, for getting in touch with our inner self and strengthening our spirit. We allow time to sit together quietly in silent Jewish practice, before heading off to our work or daily routine. This is a flexible work-in-progress, welcoming suggestions and open to evolving.
BIJ is part of the Southside Jewish Collaborative that makes sandwiches to help address widespread hunger insecurity in the Bay Area. Sandwich making activities usually follow Lunch & Learn on the third Thursday of the month. Additionally, on the last Sunday of each month we do Food Bank volunteering. We are proud to report helping feed 1000s of people. As long as the need persists, we must continue our work. This year we joined with our Southside Jewish Collaborative partners to conduct a Day of Tikkun Olam. Please see the article published in the September 2016 J Weekly talking about our efforts. Please also see the article published July 30, 2015 in the J Weekly concerning our ongoing sandwich making effort. If you are interested in helping others, click here to learn more about project opportunities.
Adult Hebrew Class
Every Other Thursday, 7:30 pm
This is an intermediate Hebrew course, where we are working on improving reading skills, developing the building blocks of Hebrew grammar and increasing our vocabulary. We meet bi-weekly. ($10/session. Contact Ricki Weintraub for more information at email@example.com
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Learn more about the impact that BIJ's participation in the Synagogue Federation Partnership program has had on our community at http://jewishfed.org/news/blog/synagogue-federation-partnership.
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