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

        SAVE THE DATE: BIJ Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Erev Shabbat at B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval) 
Friday, March 24, 7:30 pm
While Rabbi Gottlieb and Ricki are away, enjoy Shabbat evening services with our friends from Congregation B'nai Emunah, led by Rabbi Mark Melamut.  All are welcome.
Shabbat Morning Service at B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval)
Saturday, March 25
10:00 am Shabbat Service at B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval)
Shabbat morning services this week will also be at B'nai Emunah, led by Rabbi Mark Melamut. Kiddush and Oneg follow the services. All are welcome.
Rosh Chodesh Women's Group
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm
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 a friend!  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.
Sacred Hebrew Chant and Drum
Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm  (Note: this is a 5th Friday)
BIJ is joined by Or Shalom for this unique service. Our joyful band of vocalists and drummers lead us as we welcome Shabbat in an uplifting evenng, 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! Bring a friend!
COMING IN APRIL...(watch this space for details...)
Feminist Seder
Sunday, April 2, 6:00 pm
$15.00 for Women of BIJ/Sisterhood Members
$18.00 for non-Members
Teens age 13 and up are welcome, free of of charge.
Gabriel Koren Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, April 8 10:00 am
Gefilte Fish, Chrain & Charoset Workshop
Saturday, April 8, 6:30 pm
RSVP and pre-order fish for your seder no later than March 31 at http://bij.org/events-donations/registration
 B3 Model Seder
Sunday, April 9, 10:00 am
1st Day Pesach Morning Service
Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 am
Joint service of Southside Collaborative Shuls at B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval)
BIJ Community Seder
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
 PAA letters
This year we are a Bay Area location for Passover Across America

Members: $40 (children under 12, $20)
Non-Members: $50 (children under 12, $30)
RSVP and send in your payment by April 4 to the BIJ Office: 415.586.8833 or office@bij.org
Donations to BIJ's Elijah Fund will enable everyone to attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
8th Day Pesach/Yizkor Service
Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 am
Joint service of the Southside Collaborative Shuls at B'nai Emunah (46th and Taraval).
Craft & Schmooze
Sundays, 1:00-3:00 pm
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.
Mindfulness Meditation
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.
First Fridays - Shabbat Shelanu (Our Shabbat)
5:45pm Tot Shabbat; 6:30pm Dinner; 7:15pm Family Service
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat, eat together and highlight the learning of our students. Our Rabbis and song leaders guide us in a fun-filled Shabbat and monthly birthday celebration! Potluck (Non-dairy or vegetarian). RSVP to http://bij.org/events-donations/registration
Tikkun Olam
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. are eigible.
Adult Hebrew Class
Every Other Thursday, 6:30 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 ricki.weintraub@att.net)
Check our calendar for more event listings...

BIJ ner tamidLearn 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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