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Consecration at BZBI

On Shabbat morning, February 27th, our Gimel class will celebrate their special Consecration Day at the Neziner Hebrew School! You may be asking yourself, “What is Consecration?”  Consecration is an old tradition that celebrates the milestone of marking the formal beginning of a child’s Jewish Educational Journey. Many years ago, children did not begin Hebrew School until the 3rd grade,… Read More

Posted: February 24, 2016 by

BZBI Introduces Monthly Pop-Up Collections!

Get ready to give to those in need!  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam and after much success with our Hanukkah #Servefor8 programs, BZBI will begin monthly Pop-Up Collections. We will begin in February with a collection of Diapers and Baby Wipes to be donated to The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank. Why Diapers? The Philadelphia Diaper Bank… Read More

Posted: February 17, 2016 by

Inside Out

Terumah 5776/13 February 2016

A few years after I started playing guitar, increased confidence in my playing combined with frustration over low sound quality gave me the idea to upgrade the pickups on my electric guitar. With help from my friend James, who had more experience and a soldering iron, we dedicated a Sunday to the project. It was… Read More

Posted: February 16, 2016 by

Building Community

After three years as the Chair of the Community Committee I can definitely say that my favorite event of the year is the New Member Shabbat dinner.  This year we had over 75 members attend the event — a dinner that followed Kabbalat Shabbat Services.  The attendees covered the gamut — families, empty-nesters, singles of all ages,… Read More

Posted: February 12, 2016 by

Rabbi Friedman’s Invocation at Philadelphia’s City Council Meeting

On Thursday, February 4th, Rabbi Friedman was invited by Council Member At-Large Allan Domb to give the Invocation at the City Council meeting. His message is below: מקור החיים, Source of Life, we thank you for the gift of this day and the opportunity to serve our community. We ask that you open our hearts… Read More

Posted: February 10, 2016 by