• Rachamim...Compassion
  • Torah...Learning
  • Ahavah...Love
  • B'rachah...Blessings
  • Shalom...Peace
  • Chesed...Loving Kindness
  • Tz'dakah...Justice

Come be a part of our San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community.  You are welcome!

At BIJ we pride ourselves on our welcome and warmth. Jews and non-Jews alike are welcome at all our services and events. We know how important it is to find a spiritual home where Jewish community is valued and real, for Jews and for their non-Jewish family and friends. The congregation is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Here, you can make a difference in the temple and its programs, find new friends, nurture your faith, serve the Jewish people in San Francisco Bay Area and in the world around us, and cheer with our crowd at a baseball game.

THIS WEEKEND AT BIJ...
      
Sacred Hebrew Chant and Drum
Friday, May 27, 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 harmonics and rhythms, creating a sacred space. A pot-luck Oneg Shabbat and schmmoze follows. Please bring a treat to share.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Service
Saturday, May 28
8:45 a.m. Torah Study; 10:00 a.m.Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi Gottlieb at 8:45 a.m. for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m.

Yom Ha-atzmaut Celebration
Saturday, May 28 @ B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval)

Join us as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day with our friends from B'nai Emunah--All are welcome to come for the entire day, or pick and choose from the schedule.

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Shabbat Morning Service                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Note: There will be Torah study and Shabbat morning service as usual at BIJ in addition to service at B'nai Emunah, your choice!!)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Israeli-style kiddush lunch and singing

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - A reflective walk at Ocean Beach

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Mincha meditation

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Relax and schmooz

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - S'eudah Shlishi (3rd meal) and Sushi with our scholar, Eran Kaplan

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Israeli music sing along with Rabbi Danny Gottlieb and Ricki Weintraub, havdallah and dancing.

San Francisco/Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, May 29, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Help us pack food at the Food Bank. RSVPs are not necessary, but we like to know you're coming, so we can find you in a crowd. Please contact Lori Ganz at ljganz@yahoo.com.      

 

NEXT WEEK AT BIJ...

Shabbat Shelanu
Friday, June 3
5:45 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service; 6:30 p.m. Dinner; 7:15 p.m. Family Friendly Musical Service
Shabbat Shelanu (Our Shabbat) is a time to celebrate Shabbat, eat together and highlight the learning of our students. We celebrate 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 by clicking here.
 
Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Service
Saturday, June 4
8:45 a.m. Torah Study; 10:00 a.m.Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi Gottlieb at 8:45 a.m. for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m. This week we have joint service with Or Shalom, led by Or Shalom's clergy.

Women Of BIJ - Sisterhood Meeting
Sunday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.

Come meet the new President, Terry Levy, and slate of officers (Vice Presidents Sara Glew, Myra Herpe, Natalie Melendez-Ortiz, Michele Siegel, Secretary Sandie Spacek and Treasurer Yvonne Lorvan) and help plan for the year ahead.  Membership is open to all who are interested in forming new friendships, helping plan and put on fun events and support good happenings at BIJ including the Friday Night Feasts, Comedy Afternoon, Rosh Chodesh, youth programs and the Rabbi Morris Scholarship. No RSVP necessary.

AND LATER IN JUNE...

Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
Wednesday, June 8, 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. A small, simple nosh to share is very welcome, and a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank, if you can. Each monthly gathering stands alone.  We hope you will join us - and bring a friend!

Shabbat in the 'Hood
Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.

This week, we take our Shabbat service "on the road" to different neighborhoods in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Members host the chavurah-style service in thier homes, led by Rabbi Gottlieb and Ricki Weintraub. This provides an opportunity for our members to enjoy an intimate service, invite friends and neighbors, and get to engage with one another in an informal way. This month we will be celebrating Shabbat in Bernal Heights.  Contact office@bij.org for location.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Service
Saturday, June 11
8:45 a.m. Torah Study; 10:00 a.m.Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi Gottlieb at 8:45 a.m. for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m.

 
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Join with our friends from B'nai Emunah, Ner Tamid and Or Shalom for a potluck dairy dessert, Havdallah, Torah Service and Learning with Rabbis Gottleib, Levin, Melamut and Mizrahi: Early session -- Our Rabbis will talk about their personal beliefs about God and Commandments. Later Session -- We welcome Rabbi Katie Mizrahi back from her Sabbatical and learn from her experiences in Israel and during the past year.

Shavuot Festival and Yizkor Service
Monday, June 13, 9:45 a.m. @ B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval)

BIJ will join with our friends at B'nai Emunah on the second day of Shavuot for the Festival Service, including Hallel, as well as Yizkor. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbis Gottlieb, Levin and Melamut
Plus Sandwich Making
Thursday, June 16, 12:00 p.m. 
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 session this month will take place right here at 625 Brotherhood Way, hosted by Or Shalom. Our teacher will be Rabbi Moshe Levin. A light lunch is provided, followed by sandwich making at 1:30 pm for Homeless Outreach.
 
Friday Night Feast
Friday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

A free catered Shabbat feast is provided on our 3rd Friday of the month. We wlcome Shabbat with tableside blessings, then enjoy delicious fare and each others' company. After birkut hamazon, the grace after meals, a special program for the adults takes place. This week we welcome Stephen Talsky, whose presentation will be on "Teaching about Islam in Middle School.  We will also honor BIJ Volunteers and Donors, and present this year's Rabbi Herbert Morris Scholarship. Every one is welcome. Invite your friends to join us. RSVP to Sisterhood@bij.org

Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Service
Saturday, June 18
8:45 a.m. Torah Study; 10:00 a.m.Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi Gottlieb at 8:45 a.m. for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m.

Sacred Hebrew Chant and Drum
Friday, May 27, 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 harmonics and rhythms, creating a sacred space. A pot-luck Oneg Shabbat and schmmoze follows. Please bring a treat to share.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Service
Saturday, May 28
8:45 a.m. Torah Study; 10:00 a.m.Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi Gottlieb at 8:45 a.m. for an accessible Torah study session, and then be right on time for Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m.

 

ON-GOING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS...

Craft & Schmooze

For any one who enjoys making friends, making or learning crafts or maybe a little knitting, JOIN US!  It promises to be a fun afternoon of schmoozing, crafting, artistic and spiritual exploration. We meet monthly on Sundays.
 
Mindfulness Meditation
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.

Tikkun Olam

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.

 

Check our calendar for more information about these events and many more.... BIJ ner tamid

 

LEARN MORE about the impact BIJ's participation in the Synagogue Federation Partnership program has had on our community at http://jewishfed.org/news/blog/synagogue-federation-partnership.

 

LEARN ABOUT BIJ's COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PLAN

Want to become more involved? Meet new people? Feel like you are making a difference? We want you!! There are many opportunities for you here at BIJ. To learn more click here or contact us at office@bij.org  

 

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