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July 2020

Online Prayer: Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

July 10 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Join Rabbi Annie on Friday mornings for a contemplative Shacharit service. Take some time to recharge at the end of a stressful week before the start of Shabbat. Let's create and build community in these stressful times by gathering online for meditation, chanting, and poetry, inspired by the Torah cycle and the season.  All are welcome! 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…

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Online: Sunday Schmooze

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

How long has it been since you had coffee with friends and just shmoozed? Join our Sunday morning minyan and stay for virtual coffee. Volunteers will provide a topic for discussion Join your friends and invited others who are looking for an informal and more social way to connect with BZBI friends. Register here for Sunday Schmooze (this will generate a new login for BZBI religious services and study sessions). For those interested in a more structured and facilitated discussion,…

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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 Prayer: Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

July 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Recharge in the middle of your week. Join Rabbi Annie on Wednesday evenings for a contemplative Maariv service. Let's create and build community in these stressful times by gathering online for meditation, chanting, and poetry, inspired by the Torah cycle and the season.  All are welcome! 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, Wednesday…

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BZBI Presents: Dana Bazelon on Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice System in 2020

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dana Bazelon is a Policy Advisor to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.  Dana drafts and helps to implement policies to realize the DA's agenda of criminal justice reform, including ending cash bail for minor offenses, no longer charging or diverting minor offenses and reforming Philadelphia’s probation system. In recent weeks, Ms. Bazelon has helped to lead the effort to reduce the jail population as COVID 19 has produced significant risks to those held in local custody.  Social distancing in jail…

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Online Prayer: Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

July 17 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Join Rabbi Annie on Friday mornings for a contemplative Shacharit service. Take some time to recharge at the end of a stressful week before the start of Shabbat. Let's create and build community in these stressful times by gathering online for meditation, chanting, and poetry, inspired by the Torah cycle and the season.  All are welcome! 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…

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Online: Sunday Schmooze

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

How long has it been since you had coffee with friends and just shmoozed? Join our Sunday morning minyan and stay for virtual coffee. Volunteers will provide a topic for discussion Join your friends and invited others who are looking for an informal and more social way to connect with BZBI friends. Register here for Sunday Schmooze (this will generate a new login for BZBI religious services and study sessions). For those interested in a more structured and facilitated discussion,…

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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 Prayer: Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

July 22 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Recharge in the middle of your week. Join Rabbi Annie on Wednesday evenings for a contemplative Maariv service. Let's create and build community in these stressful times by gathering online for meditation, chanting, and poetry, inspired by the Torah cycle and the season.  All are welcome! 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, Wednesday…

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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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