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September 2019

Serving Dinner at St. Mary’s Church

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Mary’s Church, 1831 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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Join BZBI in giving the gift of your time. We will be serving a dinner to the group of men who shelter at St. Mary's Church, a Bethesda Project shelter. Sign up here. We ask people to sign up to cook and or/serve food. We will be serving hot food to a group of 40 men at St. Mary's Church, 1831 Bainbridge. Food can be prepared in advance and dropped off at the Church on that day if you cannot…

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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

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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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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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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BZBI Sukkah Decoration

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
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Join the Youth & Family community in decorating our synagogue Sukkah on Spruce Street. There will be fun activities for all ages. Make your mark on our Sukkah! Order your Lulav & Etrog below. EmbedManager.embed({ key: "https://fs28.formsite.com/res/showFormEmbed?EParam=m_OmK8apOTAHWqMpAjfv1kvX2aSAT3yhFzpUCZwnDno&456340304", width: "100%", mobileResponsive: true });

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First Day of Sukkot Morning

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. We will all have Kiddush in the Sukkah after services. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur and is named for the sukkot (temporary huts) we build in honor of the holiday. BZBI will build a sukkah on the corner of 18th and Spruce to celebrate all seven days of the holiday days and its intermediate days. According to rabbinic tradition, the sukkah represents the huts the Israelites dwelt in while…

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Second Day of Sukkot Morning

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. The service will be held in the Kahaner Auditorium. We will all have Kiddush in the Sukkah after services. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur and is named for the sukkot (temporary huts) we build in honor of the holiday. BZBI will build a sukkah on the corner of 18th and Spruce to celebrate all seven days of the holiday days and its intermediate days. According to rabbinic tradition, the…

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Hoshana Rabba

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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During Hoshana Rabba services, worshipers hold the lulav and etrog (the palm ­branch, the citron, the willows, and the myrtles), and make seven circuits around the room while reciting Hoshana hymns - entreating God to deliver us, especially from famine and drought. The service concludes with attendees taking bunches of willows and beating them on the ground three times so that the leaves fall off--a symbolic representation of the rain, required for good crops, which beats on the leaves.   Order…

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