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January 2019

The First Pages

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
$50.00

In this set of three interactive sessions taught by Michael Carasik, participants will encounter “the first page” of the Bible, the Mishnah, the Talmud, the midrash, and Rashi’s commentary. Each session consists of an introduction setting the historical stage for the text; learning in small hevruta-style groups of 2 or 3, focused on questions I will pose; and a follow-up discussion of possible answers to those questions and what they tell us about the text.  This set of classes is…

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ShaBhakti: A Shabbat Yoga Experience

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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One event on January 26, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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ShaBhakti: A Shabbat Yoga Experience

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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One event on January 26, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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Basic Prayerbook Hebrew

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2019

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

Learning to read and understand basic Hebrew opens a world of opportunities for worship. Would you like to be able to comfortably follow along in the prayer book? Are you planning to read Torah for the congregation someday? Do you simply want to be able to easily tell each letter on the dreidel apart? Join us at BZBI to learn the basics of Hebrew reading, pronunciation, and comprehension. This is a class for those with no background in the language,…

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

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

Judaism is a world unto itself, encompassing rituals, ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this is the place for you! The American Jewish University’s On One Foot curriculum covers all of the essentials in an interactive format that encourages personal engagement. Join Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and other local rabbis, for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking a basic…

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The First Pages

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
$50.00

In this set of three interactive sessions taught by Michael Carasik, participants will encounter “the first page” of the Bible, the Mishnah, the Talmud, the midrash, and Rashi’s commentary. Each session consists of an introduction setting the historical stage for the text; learning in small hevruta-style groups of 2 or 3, focused on questions I will pose; and a follow-up discussion of possible answers to those questions and what they tell us about the text.  This set of classes is…

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February 2019

Basic Prayerbook Hebrew

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2019

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

Learning to read and understand basic Hebrew opens a world of opportunities for worship. Would you like to be able to comfortably follow along in the prayer book? Are you planning to read Torah for the congregation someday? Do you simply want to be able to easily tell each letter on the dreidel apart? Join us at BZBI to learn the basics of Hebrew reading, pronunciation, and comprehension. This is a class for those with no background in the language,…

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

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

Judaism is a world unto itself, encompassing rituals, ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this is the place for you! The American Jewish University’s On One Foot curriculum covers all of the essentials in an interactive format that encourages personal engagement. Join Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and other local rabbis, for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking a basic…

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“Zionisms” with Rabbi Joel Seltzer

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
$36.00 - $50.00

Join Rabbi Joel Seltzer on a four-session intellectual journey through the founding and emerging streams of Zionism; streams that are alive, well, and often in conflict with one another in the modern State of Israel.

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Ramah-Style Kabbalat & Shabbat Dinner with Josh Warshawsky

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Join BZBI in welcoming song leader Josh Warshawsky, a favorite at Ramah camps nationwide, who will share his original melodies and teach about the power of music in prayer.  On Friday evening, we will begin at 6:00 PM, with a Ramah-style Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a Community Shabbat dinner, with zm'irot (Shabbat songs) led by Josh Warshawsky. We ask anyone attending the dinner to sign up by February 1 to provide us adequate time to order food for the meal. Please sign up…

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