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July 2020

Philly Jewish Teen Racial Justice Action Group

Join us for 8 weeks this summer to engage in study, discussion and (COVID-19 Safe) action. Come together as Jewish teens across Philadelphia to engage in this moment of mass uprising for racial justice in the midst of  the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing climate crisis. We will engage with what is happening right now nationally and locally, and culminate in action. Along the way, teens will gain leadership skills to put into practice in all areas of their lives. We…

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

July 13 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you into all religious services, including the daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Online Mondays: BZBI-Wide Book Club

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The next Book Club discussion is Big Summer by local author Jennifer Weiner and will be led by Naida Mosenkis. The meeting requires pre-registration, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

July 20 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you into all religious services, including the daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Online: BZBI Anti-Racism Reading Group

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The BZBI anti-racism reading group will come together as deeply concerned individuals in the Jewish community. Through study and discussion, we will explore how to be more sensitive to racism, how to challenge systems that perpetuate racism, and how to be better allies to our Black siblings and neighbors. In the month of July, our reading group will be reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It’s a widely acclaimed best-seller, written as a book-length letter from Coates…

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Online: The Story of the Irish Torah by Ira Siegal

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Longtime BZBI member Ira Siegal will share the story of a family heirloom, a Sefer Torah, originally from the town of Oshmyany (now Belarus) that made its way to Dublin and then to Philadelphia, carried by his grandfather Isaac Schreider in 1908. The lecture was presented in February 2020 to the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia. We are pleased to be able to host Ira in an encore presentation of this well received lecture. We require pre-registration…

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

July 27 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you into all religious services, including the daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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White Fragility, White Supremacy and Antisemitism

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dani Holtz and Craig Franson as they discuss the historical origins and contemporary iterations of the US far right. They’ll look back to antebellum America to explore the role white fragility played in establishing the country’s political program of white supremacy. They’ll talk about the special allure the Pacific Northwest has for the modern white power movement. And they’ll explain the crucial role that antisemitic conspiracy theories play in today's most deplorable hate groups. Bring your questions and come…

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August 2020

Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

August 3 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you into all religious services, including the daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Online: Sisterhood Planning Meeting

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 1, 2020

The sisterhood has returned to its regular planning meeting schedule, though meetings are now online. We look forward to discussing upcoming events at our meetings on the first Monday of every month. The August Sisterhood meeting will be a 'Summer Soiree.' Usually the event is a social Happy Hour - this year it will be held on the night we would regularly hold our meeting from 5:30-7:30 pm (rain date the following evening). We hope to have a socially distanced…

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