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January 2021

Zoom Shabbat Service

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we turn to one another and we turn to prayer to help us cope.  We miss being together in our sanctuary on Spruce Street, even as our own homes have become “houses of prayer.” As the current period of “stay at home” persists, BZBI is committed to adapting our spiritual offerings to meet the needs of our members. Following the service, at approximately 11:15 AM, stay with us for online Kiddush and small…

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Sunday Schmooze

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021

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)

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Daily Morning Minyan

January 25 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

January 25 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Every Monday, 8:15 AM (immediately following morning minyan). Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parashah. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. 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…

Find out more »

Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

The second year of this course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost…

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

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 Annie Lewis, and many other community rabbis for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking…

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Tikkun Olam: Knitting and Crocheting Basics

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 28, 2021

One event on January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Throughout the winter, on the last Monday of each month, the Tikkun Olam committee will offer Zoom knitting and crocheting classes to teach you knitting basics. In return, we ask that you make scarves and hats for those in need. No experience is necessary!  Please RSVP if you are interested, along with your level of knitting experience, if you are left or right handed. All supplies are available from smile Amazon.com or any craft store like Michael’s or maybe a…

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Prayer Lab

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Senior Rabbi Abe Friedman and Associate Rabbi Annie Lewis will help you rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers. Join us in the half-hour before Monday minyan for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act of prayer. You can access the class using the BZBI religious services link, and you can register here. There is no charge for this class. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

Find out more »

Daily Evening Minyan

January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

January 26 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

Find out more »

The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Join Rabbi Ira Stone for a new year of exploring the Chumash. This year-long course will continue our close reading of the Torah, focusing on the book of Bereshit (Genesis).  The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost of the class is $180 for BZBI members and $250 for the general community.  We…

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Zoom & ShulCloud Office Hours

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Based on demand for more training, we've added weekly Zoom office hours, and now offer ShulCloud training!  Bring your questions to share with others, and we'll make sure you feel comfortable in meetings, paying bills, and using all the BZBI technology!  Register here.

Find out more »

Daily Evening Minyan

January 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

January 27 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

Find out more »

Wednesday Lunch & Learn

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

This season, BZBI's Lunch & Learn series returns with Parashat ha-Shavua, the study of the Torah portion for the week.  We will use textual analysis (parashanut) to explore the Torah through different commentaries. Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, and occasional special guests will participate at various times.  Source sheets and recording will be made available to assist in your learning. You can access the classes using the BZBI religious services link. If you have not registered or have forgotten…

Find out more »

Wine & Cheese (and a Little Whiskey?) – Kashrut with Rabbi Abe

January 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2021

When we think of kashrut, we often think first of meat & milk, shellfish, and other “forbidden foods.” Wine and cheese present special cases in the development of kashrut; they offer a window into how the system operates and how halakhah (Jewish practice) evolves over time. We will study sources in chronological order, culminating with a careful study of how Conservative rabbis today approach questions of Jewish practice. This course is open to students of all backgrounds. Students in this…

Find out more »

Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

January 28 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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BZBI Presents: Love and Meaning after 50

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Even before the stress brought on by COVID-19, the boomer generation has seen divorce levels rise more than any generation before or since. For both singles and those in relationships, the struggle of of daily life is creating loneliness, anxiety, depression and withdrawal from social activities. Is there a roadmap for staying healthy at a time like this? Psychologists Julia Mayer and Barry Jacobs will explain the concepts, activities, and stories that make up their guidebook to overcoming the challenges…

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Daily Evening Minyan

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

January 29 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

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…

Find out more »

Online Fridays: Tot Shabbat!

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 27, 2021

Tot Shabbat is BZBI's Shabbat celebration for children aged infant through three years and their families. Older siblings are welcome! Our Tot Shabbat service engages the youngest members of our community in interactive Shabbat songs and stories. The atmosphere is casual - you and your little ones can relax, sing, and move around. The service is led by Sarah Fleischman, a former EC teacher, BZBI member, and Tot Shabbat enthusiast! Login details are shared via Youth & Family and EC…

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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 29, 2021

Join us as we lavish care in celebrating Kabbalat Shabbat (קַבָּלַת שַׁבָּת; literally "Reception of the Shabbat"). We begin before nightfall so as to add from the weekday to the holy day. To register for Kabbalat Shabbat, 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 and Friday Mindful Minyan, Thursday Mishmar and Kabbalat Shabbat. You can download the portions of Siddur Sim Shalom used for…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we turn to one another and we turn to prayer to help us cope.  We miss being together in our sanctuary on Spruce Street, even as our own homes have become “houses of prayer.” As the current period of “stay at home” persists, BZBI is committed to adapting our spiritual offerings to meet the needs of our members. Following the service, at approximately 11:15 AM, stay with us for online Kiddush and small…

Find out more »

Sunday Schmooze

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021

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)

Find out more »

February 2021

Daily Morning Minyan

February 1 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

Find out more »

Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

February 1 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Every Monday, 8:15 AM (immediately following morning minyan). Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parashah. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. 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…

Find out more »

Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

The second year of this course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost…

Find out more »

Sisterhood Monthly Planning Meeting

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 8, 2021

The sisterhood holds its monthly meeting on the first Monday of every month.  Join us! Click to register on Zoom for the next meeting. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

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 Annie Lewis, and many other community rabbis for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking…

Find out more »

Prayer Lab

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Senior Rabbi Abe Friedman and Associate Rabbi Annie Lewis will help you rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers. Join us in the half-hour before Monday minyan for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act of prayer. You can access the class using the BZBI religious services link, and you can register here. There is no charge for this class. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

Find out more »

Daily Evening Minyan

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

February 2 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

Find out more »

The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Join Rabbi Ira Stone for a new year of exploring the Chumash. This year-long course will continue our close reading of the Torah, focusing on the book of Bereshit (Genesis).  The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost of the class is $180 for BZBI members and $250 for the general community.  We…

Find out more »

Zoom & ShulCloud Office Hours

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Based on demand for more training, we've added weekly Zoom office hours, and now offer ShulCloud training!  Bring your questions to share with others, and we'll make sure you feel comfortable in meetings, paying bills, and using all the BZBI technology!  Register here.

Find out more »

Anti-Racism Book Club – Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 2 at the beginning of Black History Month.  We will discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Begin Again is Glaude's endeavor, following Baldwin, to bear witness to the difficult truth of race in America today. It is at once a searing exploration that lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we all…

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

February 3 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

Find out more »

Wednesday Lunch & Learn

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

This season, BZBI's Lunch & Learn series returns with Parashat ha-Shavua, the study of the Torah portion for the week.  We will use textual analysis (parashanut) to explore the Torah through different commentaries. Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, and occasional special guests will participate at various times.  Source sheets and recording will be made available to assist in your learning. You can access the classes using the BZBI religious services link. If you have not registered or have forgotten…

Find out more »

Wine & Cheese (and a Little Whiskey?) – Kashrut with Rabbi Abe

February 3 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2021

When we think of kashrut, we often think first of meat & milk, shellfish, and other “forbidden foods.” Wine and cheese present special cases in the development of kashrut; they offer a window into how the system operates and how halakhah (Jewish practice) evolves over time. We will study sources in chronological order, culminating with a careful study of how Conservative rabbis today approach questions of Jewish practice. This course is open to students of all backgrounds. Students in this…

Find out more »

Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

February 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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…

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

February 4 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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BZBI Presents: Dr. Melissa R. Klapper on Jewish Women and Suffrage

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BZBI is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, Katz Center fellow, Professor of History and Director of Women's & Gender Studies, Rowan University and Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies. No history of the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women's presence. She will explore the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the present.…

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 4 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

Find out more »

Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

February 5 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

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…

Find out more »

Online Fridays: Tot Shabbat!

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 27, 2021

Tot Shabbat is BZBI's Shabbat celebration for children aged infant through three years and their families. Older siblings are welcome! Our Tot Shabbat service engages the youngest members of our community in interactive Shabbat songs and stories. The atmosphere is casual - you and your little ones can relax, sing, and move around. The service is led by Sarah Fleischman, a former EC teacher, BZBI member, and Tot Shabbat enthusiast! Login details are shared via Youth & Family and EC…

Find out more »

Zoom Shabbat Service

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we turn to one another and we turn to prayer to help us cope.  We miss being together in our sanctuary on Spruce Street, even as our own homes have become “houses of prayer.” As the current period of “stay at home” persists, BZBI is committed to adapting our spiritual offerings to meet the needs of our members. Following the service, at approximately 11:15 AM, stay with us for online Kiddush and small…

Find out more »

Sunday Schmooze

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021

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)

Find out more »

Shabbhakti, A Yoga Experience

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 27, 2021

Now on the first Sunday of the month, Dr. Deborah Glassman offers BZBI members yogic movement, meditation, and connection to the weekly Parashah. All you need are comfortable clothes and a yoga mat, if you have one. Register here. For several years, Deb has donating time and energy to providing BZBI members with renewal through Shabbhakti yoga. We support her quest to turn Shabbhakti into a thriving business, and as we've mentioned for several months, BZBI members begin paying a…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 8 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

February 8 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Every Monday, 8:15 AM (immediately following morning minyan). Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parashah. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. 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…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

The second year of this course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost…

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

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 Annie Lewis, and many other community rabbis for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking…

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BZBI-Wide Book Club: Yellow Bird Sings

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next read will be The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. Yes, it is a Holocaust book but with some themes not usually addressed in other works. Sheryl Gross will facilitate our discussion on Feb 8 at 7 pm via Zoom. It is easily available at The Free Library. "Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of…

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Prayer Lab

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Senior Rabbi Abe Friedman and Associate Rabbi Annie Lewis will help you rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers. Join us in the half-hour before Monday minyan for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act of prayer. You can access the class using the BZBI religious services link, and you can register here. There is no charge for this class. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 9 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Join Rabbi Ira Stone for a new year of exploring the Chumash. This year-long course will continue our close reading of the Torah, focusing on the book of Bereshit (Genesis).  The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost of the class is $180 for BZBI members and $250 for the general community.  We…

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Zoom & ShulCloud Office Hours

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Based on demand for more training, we've added weekly Zoom office hours, and now offer ShulCloud training!  Bring your questions to share with others, and we'll make sure you feel comfortable in meetings, paying bills, and using all the BZBI technology!  Register here.

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 10 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Wednesday Lunch & Learn

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

This season, BZBI's Lunch & Learn series returns with Parashat ha-Shavua, the study of the Torah portion for the week.  We will use textual analysis (parashanut) to explore the Torah through different commentaries. Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, and occasional special guests will participate at various times.  Source sheets and recording will be made available to assist in your learning. You can access the classes using the BZBI religious services link. If you have not registered or have forgotten…

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Wine & Cheese (and a Little Whiskey?) – Kashrut with Rabbi Abe

February 10 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2021

When we think of kashrut, we often think first of meat & milk, shellfish, and other “forbidden foods.” Wine and cheese present special cases in the development of kashrut; they offer a window into how the system operates and how halakhah (Jewish practice) evolves over time. We will study sources in chronological order, culminating with a careful study of how Conservative rabbis today approach questions of Jewish practice. This course is open to students of all backgrounds. Students in this…

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Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

February 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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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Daily Morning Minyan

February 11 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

February 12 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

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 Fridays: Tot Shabbat!

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 27, 2021

Tot Shabbat is BZBI's Shabbat celebration for children aged infant through three years and their families. Older siblings are welcome! Our Tot Shabbat service engages the youngest members of our community in interactive Shabbat songs and stories. The atmosphere is casual - you and your little ones can relax, sing, and move around. The service is led by Sarah Fleischman, a former EC teacher, BZBI member, and Tot Shabbat enthusiast! Login details are shared via Youth & Family and EC…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we turn to one another and we turn to prayer to help us cope.  We miss being together in our sanctuary on Spruce Street, even as our own homes have become “houses of prayer.” As the current period of “stay at home” persists, BZBI is committed to adapting our spiritual offerings to meet the needs of our members. Following the service, at approximately 11:15 AM, stay with us for online Kiddush and small…

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Sunday Schmooze

February 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021

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)

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Theater Ariel: The Value of Names

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Theatre Ariel starts 2021 with the nationally acclaimed The Value of Names by Jeffrey Sweet The Jewish theater's virtual productions have been met with enthusiasm and positive feedback. In February, the theater presents The Value of Names, by Jeffrey Sweet.  The story is about celebrated comic Benny Silverman, returning to his career after being on the Hollywood blacklist of the Fifties. And his daughter has just been cast in a play directed by the man who testified against him. Winner…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 15 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

February 15 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Every Monday, 8:15 AM (immediately following morning minyan). Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parashah. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. 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…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

The second year of this course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost…

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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

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 Annie Lewis, and many other community rabbis for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking…

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Prayer Lab

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Senior Rabbi Abe Friedman and Associate Rabbi Annie Lewis will help you rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers. Join us in the half-hour before Monday minyan for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act of prayer. You can access the class using the BZBI religious services link, and you can register here. There is no charge for this class. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 16 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Join Rabbi Ira Stone for a new year of exploring the Chumash. This year-long course will continue our close reading of the Torah, focusing on the book of Bereshit (Genesis).  The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost of the class is $180 for BZBI members and $250 for the general community.  We…

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Zoom & ShulCloud Office Hours

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Based on demand for more training, we've added weekly Zoom office hours, and now offer ShulCloud training!  Bring your questions to share with others, and we'll make sure you feel comfortable in meetings, paying bills, and using all the BZBI technology!  Register here.

Find out more »

Daily Evening Minyan

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Daily Morning Minyan

February 17 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Wednesday Lunch & Learn

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

This season, BZBI's Lunch & Learn series returns with Parashat ha-Shavua, the study of the Torah portion for the week.  We will use textual analysis (parashanut) to explore the Torah through different commentaries. Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, and occasional special guests will participate at various times.  Source sheets and recording will be made available to assist in your learning. You can access the classes using the BZBI religious services link. If you have not registered or have forgotten…

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Sisterhood Virtual Challah Bake

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 18, 2021

This is a two-part program. Join us on Wednesday evening and we’ll all make our challah dough together, with a vegan recipe, ingredient list, and utensil list provided in advance. Then, on Thursday evening we’ll gather again to braid and bake our challah. Once we are done, everyone will have delicious fresh baked challah for Shabbat. We’ll also talk about Challah for Hunger, the organization which inspires communities to take action against hunger, including the work they do on college…

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Wine & Cheese (and a Little Whiskey?) – Kashrut with Rabbi Abe

February 17 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2021

When we think of kashrut, we often think first of meat & milk, shellfish, and other “forbidden foods.” Wine and cheese present special cases in the development of kashrut; they offer a window into how the system operates and how halakhah (Jewish practice) evolves over time. We will study sources in chronological order, culminating with a careful study of how Conservative rabbis today approach questions of Jewish practice. This course is open to students of all backgrounds. Students in this…

Find out more »

Wednesday Evening Mindful Minyan

February 17 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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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Daily Morning Minyan

February 18 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Sisterhood Virtual Challah Bake

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 18, 2021

This is a two-part program. Join us on Wednesday evening and we’ll all make our challah dough together, with a vegan recipe, ingredient list, and utensil list provided in advance. Then, on Thursday evening we’ll gather again to braid and bake our challah. Once we are done, everyone will have delicious fresh baked challah for Shabbat. We’ll also talk about Challah for Hunger, the organization which inspires communities to take action against hunger, including the work they do on college…

Find out more »

Daily Evening Minyan

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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Friday Morning Mindful Minyan

February 19 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

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 Fridays: Tot Shabbat!

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 27, 2021

Tot Shabbat is BZBI's Shabbat celebration for children aged infant through three years and their families. Older siblings are welcome! Our Tot Shabbat service engages the youngest members of our community in interactive Shabbat songs and stories. The atmosphere is casual - you and your little ones can relax, sing, and move around. The service is led by Sarah Fleischman, a former EC teacher, BZBI member, and Tot Shabbat enthusiast! Login details are shared via Youth & Family and EC…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we turn to one another and we turn to prayer to help us cope.  We miss being together in our sanctuary on Spruce Street, even as our own homes have become “houses of prayer.” As the current period of “stay at home” persists, BZBI is committed to adapting our spiritual offerings to meet the needs of our members. Following the service, at approximately 11:15 AM, stay with us for online Kiddush and small…

Find out more »

Sunday Schmooze

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021

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)

Find out more »

Daily Morning Minyan

February 22 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily morning service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. Whether starting your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday and secular holidays, 9:00 AM) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), our online services are a great way to make time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM Sunday, 9:00 AM We now require pre-registration to attend all services, and you can sign up here. After registering,…

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Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

February 22 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Every Monday, 8:15 AM (immediately following morning minyan). Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parashah. Attend the morning minyan and then stay for Mort's class, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some camaraderie as we have a lively discussion on the meaning of the text. 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…

Find out more »

Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

The second year of this course with Rabbi Ira Stone will provide an introduction to the length and breadth of this unique and important literature at the heart of post-temple Judaism. It will include a deep dive into the opening chapter of the first tractate, berachot. The class will be conducted online until it is safe to return to the synagogue. Please register here for the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information. The cost…

Find out more »

On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

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 Annie Lewis, and many other community rabbis for a year-long adventure in Jewish learning. This course is ideal for students seeking…

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Tikkun Olam: Knitting and Crocheting Basics

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Throughout the winter, on the last Monday of each month, the Tikkun Olam committee will offer Zoom knitting and crocheting classes to teach you knitting basics. In return, we ask that you make scarves and hats for those in need. No experience is necessary!  Please RSVP if you are interested, along with your level of knitting experience, if you are left or right handed. All supplies are available from smile Amazon.com or any craft store like Michael’s or maybe a…

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Prayer Lab

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Senior Rabbi Abe Friedman and Associate Rabbi Annie Lewis will help you rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers. Join us in the half-hour before Monday minyan for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act of prayer. You can access the class using the BZBI religious services link, and you can register here. There is no charge for this class. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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Daily Evening Minyan

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

Please join us online at BZBI’s daily evening service, the only Conservative daily Minyan in Center City. You can join in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 PM), or start your day (weekdays, 7:45 AM; Sunday, 9:00 AM) with a service that gives you time to connect with God and your fellow Jews. 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…

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