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September 2019

Selichot Soul Spa: Philadelphia Community Selichot

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

With the Selichot service we usher in the Days of Awe. This year we will enter into the Days of Awe with a communal musical Selichot. Join us for a spiritually rousing and heart-opening evening of music, prayer, and contemplation, with clergy and prayer leaders from BZBI, Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir, and Society Hill Synagogue. The evening will begin with Havdalah with refreshments to follow.

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RH²: Rosh Hashanah in Rittenhouse Square

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days is as easy as a walk in the park. Join us once again in Rittenhouse Square and mark the New Year with an evening of spirited music and a family-friendly service. RH² is FREE and open to the public. 5:00PM Concert with the Marom Band. 6:00 PM Traditional service for Rosh Hashanah Eve led by the BZBI clergy. Bring a lawn chair • Grab a blanket • Pack a picnic No formal attire required. We…

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First Day of Rosh Hashanah for Children & Teens

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Children of all ages are invited to attend the service with their grown ups or are welcome to join their peers in meaningful High Holy Day engagement. Bonim and Gan service, 10:00 AM for 4 years old through Kindergarten 1st and 2nd grade service, 10:00 AM Junior Congregation, 11:30 AM, for students in grades 3-7 Babysitting There will be babysitting for ages 18 months – 3 years old will be offered from 8:30 AM until the end of services. We are…

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First Day of Rosh Hashanah

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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We look forward to welcoming the New Year 5780 at our High Holy Day services. Recognizing the Jewish diversity within our community, BZBI offers two different inclusive, egalitarian tefillah (prayer) experiences for the High Holidays. All of our services welcome adults and families seeking an uplifting spiritual experience. Goldberg Sanctuary Service, 8:30 AM The Goldberg Sanctuary Service offers a moving tefillah experience led by Rabbis Abe Friedman, Annie Lewis, and Yosef Goldman. The High Holy Days liturgy is enhanced by inspiring readings…

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Rosh Hashanah for Families with Young Children

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join the Rabbi Max, Stacey, and Merissa as they lead a family-friendly service for children ages 5 and under and their “grown-ups” that will have us singing, blessing and listening to the sounds of the shofar  as a new year is ushered in. Not in our Early Childhood program? Contact Rebecca Krasner, our Community Engagement Specialist, for passes.

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Community Tashlich

September 30 @ 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Schuylkill River Trail – Philadelphia to Valley Forge, Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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On Rosh Hashanah afternoon, we gather beside flowing waters to unburden ourselves of the baggage from the past year that no longer serves us. Join for tashlich on the Schuylkill River at Locust Street, together with members of Mekor Habracha and Leyv Ha-Ir, followed by a brief Mincha service. In the event of rain, we hold the service in the same location on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

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October 2019

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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We look forward to welcoming the New Year 5780 at our High Holy Day services. Recognizing the Jewish diversity within our community, BZBI offers two different inclusive, egalitarian tefillah (prayer) experiences for the High Holidays. All of our services welcome adults and families seeking an uplifting spiritual experience. Goldberg Sanctuary Service, 9:00 AM The Goldberg Sanctuary Service offers a moving tefillah experience led by Rabbis Abe Friedman, Annie Lewis, and Yosef Goldman. The High Holy Days liturgy is enhanced by inspiring readings…

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Second Day of Rosh Hashanah for Children & Teens

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Children of all ages are invited to attend the service with their grown ups or are welcome to join their peers in meaningful High Holy Day engagement. Bonim and Gan service, 10:00 AM, for 4 years old through Kindergarten 1st and 2nd grade service, 10:00 AM Junior Congregation, 10:30 AM, for students in grades 3-7 Babysitting There will be babysitting for ages 18 months – 4 years old from 9:00 AM until the end of services. We are providing childcare for children…

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Rosh Hashan-Ahhh: High Holy Day Yoga Experience

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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This year, join us for Rosh Hashan-Ahhh, a High Holy Day Shabbhakti yoga experience with Deborah Glassman. Join Deborah in celebrating the holiday with prayer in motion. No prior experience is needed. Wearing comfortable clothes that will allow you to move and stretch is highly suggested and be prepared to show off your toes (no shoes or socks please).

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Chai-Chi: Rosh Hashanah Tai Chi

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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In Chai Chi - The Afikomen Perspective - we will jump right into the preparation and opening moves of the Yang family Tai Chi short form.  And then we will dive down the rabbit hole to explore the internal work of this gentle martial art.  A fusion of breathing, meditation, and dynamic postures, Tai Chi provides relaxation, improved balance, and stimulation of all body systems.  Participants will come away with practical applications to everyday activities as well as a path…

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