4 New Evening Adult Learning Programs
Wednesday Evening Chats
Start time for all 7:15pm
Every class of every series is self-contained. Come regularly or when you're able!
A Chisuk Emuna Concert Series
Virtual Havdallah and Concert featuring Batya Levine
Saturday, January 15th, 7:00 pm
Batya Levine (they/she) uses song as a tool for cultivating healing and resilience in their work as a communal song leader, shaliach tzibur (Jewish prayer leader) and cultural organizer. Batya is a co-founder of Let My People Sing!, and composes original music made of Ashkenazi yearning, queer heart-medicine, and emunah (faith).
To learn more about Batya and her music, visit www.batyalevine.com.
This concert is funded in part through the Naomi and Marshall Spector Fund for Jewish Music.
Please join us for this uplifting concert! Your presence will increase joy for all!
A Tour of Jewish History with
Noted Israeli Teacher and Tour Guide, Peter Abelow
Free to attend!
10:00 - 11:30 am on Zoom
Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 12, Jan 16
Join us on Zoom for a “Journey Through Jewish History - from Patriarchs to Matriarchs to Presidents and Prime Ministers.”
Peter Abelow will lead us from Israel
in this lively 4-part series.
Jan 16: The past 140 years: the rise of modern Zionism and difficult path to reestablishing an independent Jewish State in our ancient homeland.
This program is sponsored by Nitzan and Tahirih Zecharya in honor of the recent Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, C'nai, and by Burton Morris and Marian Frankston in memory of their parents.
We appreciate the individual donations also made by workshop participants. No additional contributions are needed to underwrite this series. Thank you to all contributors.
Please help us to spread word of this series on Jewish history in the Land of Israel with a particularly thoughtful, enthusiastic and skilled teacher. All are welcome!
Chisuk Emuna ChatS
The Fire Within Us Series
Rabbi Ron Muroff
Rabbi Bill Lebeau
Rabbi Joe Brodie
Rabbi Ilyse Kramer
A Mindful Jewish Approach to Everyday Living: Confronting Difficult Feelings and Cultivating Shabbat Mind
Rabbi Josh Snyder
7:15pm on Zoom
Each program in this series will feature a contributor from The Fire Within Us, the volume edited by Rabbi Muroff, Ezra Match and Lara Match and published by Chisuk Emuna in 2018.
For more information about this series, please contact Rabbi Muroff.
Chisuk Emuna Chats
Italian Jewish Roots - the Untold Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy
with Rabbi Barbara Aiello
Sunday, January 23rd, 10:00 am
Rabbi Barbara Aiello is the first woman rabbi in Italy where she serves congregation Ner Tamid del Sud, The Eternal Light of South Italy, the first active synagogue in Calabria in 500 years since Inquisition times. The synagogue is a member of the Reconstructionist Jewish movement and welcomes Jews of all backgrounds including interfaith and non-traditional families, patrilineal Jews and Italian-Americans who are discovering and embracing their Jewish roots.
Rabbi Barbara is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award. She holds a MS from The George Washington University and received rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical Seminary International and the Rabbinical Academy in New York City.
This Week, Jan 13-23
Under the guidance of our Chisuk Emuna COVID-19 Task Force, we will be suspending all in-person shul gatherings and return to virtual services for the month of January to protect us and lower the risk to others.
The Task Force will meet again towards the end of January to recommend next steps. We remain hopeful that we can reopen for in-person services soon.
NO Gesher School
10:00am | Tour of Jewish History
7:15pm | Poetry Sunday.
Monday 17 - Tu B'Shvat
NO Hebrew / Torah Trope Class
7:15pm | Prayer Monday.
9:00am | Shacharit / Morning Service.
7:15pm | Evening Minyan
4:45pm | Gesher School
7:15pm | Parsha Thursday.
4:30pm | Kabbalat Shabbat Service
9:30am | Shabbat Morning Service.
NO Mincha Service
6:10pm | Havdalah
10:00am | Gesher School
10:00am | Sunday Morning Chat with Rabbi Barbara Aiello: Italian Jewish Roots - the Untold Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy.
7:15pm | Poetry Sunday.
Learn How to Read Hebrew, Improve your Hebrew Reading, and Chant from the Torah
Open to all adult learners.
Mandy Cheskis, Gesher Director of Lifelong Learning, continues with the second trimester of classes for Chisuk Emuna and Beth El Temple adults.
7-7:45 pm Hebrew
8-8:45pm Torah Trope
Trimester 2 - Zoom only
January 3, 10, 24, 31
February 7, 14
For more information, please contact Mandy Cheskis at email@example.com or 717-649-4220.
Talmudic Personalities: Get to Know the Rabbis
Open to all adult learners.
December 1st, 8th, 15th
January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
When we say, “the rabbis” of the Talmud, who are we talking about? What stories do we tell about them and what can we learn from them? How does a religious leader’s personality drive or hinder their impact in the world?
Study together with your Beth El and Chisuk Emuna community, led by Rabbi Ron Muroff and Rabbi Ariana Capptauber. This course was designed by Rabbi Tali Adler, a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat and a faculty member at Hadar.
On Zoom, link provided upon RSVP to Patty Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-232-0556 for more information.
We warmly invite you to any one of our numerous online events or services!
Interested in finding out more?
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