One more chance to see the BIJ Co-Sponsored Film at the SF JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL!
East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem on August 2, 7:45 & 9:30 pm
Above show times are at the Castro in SF.
Click here for other locations and more information.
Fifth Friday Goes to Camp Newman!
July 31 - No services at BIJ
1st Fridays: Shabbat Shelanu
August 7, September 4
5:45 PM Tot Shabbat Service
6:30 PM Catered Dinner
7:30 PM Family Friendly Musical Service
Shabbat Shelanu (Our Shabbat) is a time to celebrate Shabbat, eat together and highight the learning of our youth. We celebrate together with our friends from Or Shalom and B'nai Emunah! Our Rabbis and song leaders guide us in a fun-filled Shabbat and monthly birthday celebration! RSVP http://bij.org/events/donations/registration.
2d Friday: Shabbat in the 'Hood
August 14, 7:30 p.m. Pacifica
Elul Study Series
Opening the Book of Life: Four Rabbis Wrestle with High Holy Day Highlights
August 18, 25; September 1, 8 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
8/18 Rabbi Katie Mizrahi "Unetaneh Tokef -- Facing Mortality" @ Ner Tamid
8/25 Rabbi Mark Melamut "Kol Nidre -- Promises, Promises..." @ BIJ
9/1 Rabbi Moshe Levin "The Akedah -- The Binding of Isaac in Jewish and Muslim Traditions" @ BIJ
9/8 Rabbi Danny Gottlieb "Vidui -- I confess!!" @ B'nai Emunah
Golden Thursdays: Lunch & Learn
August 20, 12:00 noon at Ner Tamid
Designed for people with flexible schedules who would like to come to the synagogue for a bite, learn with the Rabbis and socialize. The Lunch and Learn sessions usually take place the third Thursday of the month, are led by Rabbis Gottlieb, Levin, Melamut and Mizrahi and rotate among all three locations. A light lunh is provided.
Tikkun Olam Hunger Relief Project (immediately following Lunch & Learn)
August 20, 1:30 p.m. at Ner Tamid
Join with volunteers from all four synagogues in the Southside Jewish Collaborative here at BIJ, to continue our sandwich-making to help feed those who are without...We've topped 1,000 sandwiches-- let's keep going as the need is still there!!!
3d Friday: Friday Night Feasts
August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Disaster Relief in Nepal - A Personal Story
4th Friday: Sacred Hebrew Chant and Drum Shabbat
August 28, 7:30 p.m.
BIJ is joined by Or Shalom for this unique Sacred Hebrew Chant and Drum service. Our joyful band of vocalists and drummers lead us as we welcome Shabbat in an uplifting evening, layered with harmonies and rhythms, creating sacred space. A potluck Oneg Shabbat and schmooze follows. Please bring a treat to share. Tell a friend -- all ae welcome!!!
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
August 6, 20: September 3, 17
Aleph Bet 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Continuing Students 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monthly Craft & Schmooze
August 9, September 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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 spiritual exploration. We meet on a monthly basis on Sundays.
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
August 19, 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 that help us find ways to connect more deeply to Judaism, ourselves, our lives and each other. No RSVP necessary. Just come join us. Bring a snack to share, if you are able.
Volunteer at the SF/Marin Food Bank
August 30, 1:00 p.m.
Book Club Meeting
September 30, 7:00 pm
The following book will be The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Date tbd.
Discover or deepen your Jewish knowledge. Come and join us for some or all of our fabulous learning opportunities.
Interested in helping others? Here are some very needed project opportunities.
Three dates in Octiober to be announced.
Check our calendar for more information about these events and many more....
Also going on......
High Holy Day Choir 5776 Needs YOU!
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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 together by September 10, we may qualify for a discounted rate and other benefits. Find out more information on the 2015 Biennial at www.urj.org/biennial15.
Want to help Nepal? Here is a list of vetted organizations doing good work. (If the link above doesn't work, copy and paste the following into your browser: http://blogs.rj.org/blog/2015/04/26/where-to-donate-to-nepalese-earthquake-relief-efforts/)
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