If you missed the summer gatherings there will be 3 moreopportunities to hear about our new Community Participation Plan, share your desires for our community and get to know one aother better. Please join us at one of the following gatherings:
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at Barbara and Eric Hammel's home, Pacifica
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., at Sue and Blair Horst's home, San Francisco
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at Debra and Ben Braun's home, San Francisco
SECOND FRIDAY - SHABBAT IN THE 'HOOD
October 9, 7:30 p.m.
THIRD FRIDAY - FRIDAY NIGHT FEAST
A "PINK" SHABBAT with Sharsheret
October 16, 6:30 p.m.
A free catered Shabbat feast! Join us in welcoming Shabbat with tableside blessings, a delicious meal and a special program for adults. (After the meal, children are invited to the Fireside roomf or supervised activity.) October's 3d Friday night feast will be a "Pink" Shabbat supporting breast cancer awareness month. Come hear a guest speaker from Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or who have an increased genetic risk, talk about Shasheret's services and support opportunities. RSVP/Register by clicking here.
Friday Mornings, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
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.
Adult Hebrew Lessons for Beginning and Intermediate Learners
Aleph Bet 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Continuing Students 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
October 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Women of BIJ celebrate the new moon each month. Led by Ricki Weintraub, we begin with a short ritual welcoming the new moon followed by discussions, activities and meditations to help us find ways to connect more deeply to Judaism, ourselves, our lives and each other.
Volunteer at the SF/Marin Food Bank
October 25, 9:00 a.m.
Film: Shalom Ireland
Sunday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. - BIJ
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. - United Irish Cultural Center
Craft & Schmooze
October 11, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If you enjoy making friends, making or learning crafts or maybe a little knitting, JOIN US for a fun afternoon of schmoozing, crafting, artistic and spiritual exploration. We meet at BIJ monthly on Sundays.
Discover or deepen your Jewish knowledge. Come and join us for some or all of our fabulous learning opportunities.
BIJ is part of the Southside Jewish Collaborative that makes sandwiches to help address widespread hunger insecurity in the Bay Area. In ten months, we are proud to report helping feed over 1000 people. As long as the need persists, we must continue our work. Please see the article about this effort published July 30, 2015 in the J Weekly. If you are interested in helping others, click Here to learn more about project opportunities.
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Our BIJ Delegation to URJ Biennial 2015 Wants YOU!
Join our BIJ Delegation and Attend the 2015 URJ Biennial
November 4-8, Orlando Florida
The experience of being among 5,000 Reform Congregants from all over North America, singing together and learning about other spiritual practices, methods of living Jewishly, and community building, is not to be misseed! Registration is now open. If we can get a delegation of 8 or more we may qualify for a discounted rate and other benefits. Find out more information on the 2015 Biennial at www.urj.org/biennial15.
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