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December 2019

Hanukkah Latke Fundraiser

December 5 @ 9:30 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

Please download and fill out the flyer to order your latkes for Hanukkah.  You have until December 10 to place your order.  Thank you for supporting BZBI's Youth and Family programming.  

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“Confessions of a Hopeful Realist: The Astonishing Role of Religion and State in Israeli Politics”

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Dr. Yizhar Hess, the Executive Director of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, will be the guest speaker at BZBI's December 7 Shabbat services. His topic will be  "Confessions of a Hopeful Realist: The Astonishing Role of Religion and State in Israeli Politics." The State of Israel presents a complex series of contradictions between its vibrant democracy and commitment to its religious nature. As in the complex familial relationships we read about in the weekly Torah reading of parashat Va-yetze,…

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Shabbhakti: A Shabbat Yoga Experience

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Join BZBI in an alternative spiritual journey into the heart of Shabbat through yogic movement, meditation, and song with Dr. Deborah Glassman. Deborah is a certified yoga teacher and practices and studies an alignment based flow style yoga. Her belief is that yoga is more than postures on a sticky mat and is a way to connect with your true self as a manifestation of the divine. She tries to carry her practice of yoga off the mat into her…

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Coffee & Conversation

December 7 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Join Rabbi Annie Lewis for a conversation on"Theology and Parenthood:" How does parenting shape our understanding of who God might be? She will draw on texts from contemporary writers and ancient rabbis as well as our own experiences from the front lines of parenting and being parented. Strong coffee will be served.

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

This year-long course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. This course requires registration. Tuition includes a full year of classes, beginning after Labor Day and concluding before Shavuot. Sign up with the form below: EmbedManager.embed({ key: "https://fs28.formsite.com/res/showFormEmbed?EParam=m_OmK8apOTAHWqMpAjfv1oswdkdWh1NuFzpUCZwnDno&183847374", width: "100%", mobileResponsive: true });

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Mindful Minyan

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Recharge in the middle of your week. Join Rabbi Annie for a contemplative Ma'ariv evening service. She will lead us through twenty-minutes of meditation, chanting and poetry, inspired by the Torah cycle and the season. All are welcome.

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Sip ‘N’ Shop

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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One of BZBI Early Childhood's largest fundraisers of the year, Sip 'N' Shop, is quickly approaching. For those of you who weren't at the event last year, it is an awesome pre-holiday shopping event with incredible clothing, jewelry, cosmetic, and gift vendors, as well as cocktails, light bites, and great raffles. And most important, all proceeds benefit the Early Childhood Parent Association. TICKETS In advance - venmo @bzbipa (write sip 'n' shop in memo) $25 admission only $40 admission +…

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Lunch & Learn: Preaching the Prophets

December 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, 2001 Market Street#2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free Join Rabbi Friedman for a series of lunch and learn classes, Preaching the Prophets, which take place on Thursdays from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC (2001 Market Street, #2900). Registration is required by calling the office at 215.735.5148. Our annual cycle of reading Torah and Haftarah stretches back almost to the dawn of Rabbinic Judaism, and it turns out that the haftarot (prophetic readings) for the festivals were among the first readings to…

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Honor Our Devoted Volunteers at Brunch

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Cost: $18 per person BZBI is proudly recognizing a group of dedicated volunteers for their contributions to the synagogue. Being honored at the Volunteer Brunch for their stellar contributions are: Rosalie Kurz for her dedication to the Stephen Girard Elementary School Library Project "The Mincha Maariv Minyan" for their enduring attendance at the afternoon minyan Andrea Smith for her work as the Parents Association Chair of the Early Childhood program. The brunch follows morning Shacharit services. Your gift helps us…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

This year-long course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. This course requires registration. Tuition includes a full year of classes, beginning after Labor Day and concluding before Shavuot. Sign up with the form below: EmbedManager.embed({ key: "https://fs28.formsite.com/res/showFormEmbed?EParam=m_OmK8apOTAHWqMpAjfv1oswdkdWh1NuFzpUCZwnDno&183847374", width: "100%", mobileResponsive: true });

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