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October 2020

Daily Morning Minyan

October 29 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Daily Evening Minyan

October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

October 30 @ 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

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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Daily Morning Minyan

October 30 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online Fridays: Tot Shabbat!

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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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Online: Shabbat Family Service

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

An engaging and interactive Shabbat gathering for kids in 1st-7th grade and their families. All are welcome, and comfort with Hebrew is not required. Please join us as a family to celebrate Shabbat together and end the week right! If you do not receive Youth and Family Update emails, and would like to join our Shabbat Family Service, please email Rabbi Max Nissen, Director of Youth and Family Education, at: education@bzbi.org.

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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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. This week, we add the welcoming of Simchat Torah! 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…

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Daily Evening Minyan

October 30 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

October 31 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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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Daily Evening Minyan

October 31 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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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November 2020

Daily Morning Minyan

November 1 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Sunday Schmooze

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 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)

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Shabbhakti, A Yoga Experience

November 1 @ 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

Join this alternative spiritual journey through yogic movement, meditation, and song with Dr. Deborah Glassman. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and use a yoga mat if possible. You must register to attend, and you can sign up here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you into this, and future Shabbhakti sessions. Questions? Send a note through our Contact Us form.

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 2 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

November 2 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. 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 daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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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Sisterhood Monthly Planning Meeting

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 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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New at BZBI: Prayer Lab

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Rabbi Annie Lewis will lead this class, designed to help those who are new to prayer, or who have lost their way, rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers.  A beginners course, Prayer Lab will help us take time each day to stand and communicate with God, making sure to concentrate on the meanings of the various prayers, and refocusing our commitment to life. Join us before Monday minyan begins for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 3 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

November 3 @ 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

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 4 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Wednesday Lunch & Learn Returns!

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, 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

November 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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

November 4 @ 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

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 Evening Minyan

November 4 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 5 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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

November 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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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Daily Evening Minyan

November 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 6 @ 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

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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Daily Morning Minyan

November 6 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online: Shabbat Family Service

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

An engaging and interactive Shabbat gathering for kids in 1st-7th grade and their families. All are welcome, and comfort with Hebrew is not required. Please join us as a family to celebrate Shabbat together and end the week right! If you do not receive Youth and Family Update emails, and would like to join our Shabbat Family Service, please email Rabbi Max Nissen, Director of Youth and Family Education, at: education@bzbi.org.

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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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. This week, we add the welcoming of Simchat Torah! 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…

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New Member Shabbat Dinner

November 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome our newest BZBI Members! All BZBI members are invited to join us on Friday night, November 6th immediately following Kabbalat Shabbat service. Following Kabbalat Shabbat, everyone will be divided into smaller breakout rooms, to get to know each other and to hear from BZBI staff and clergy. Register using the regular BZBI religious services link to attend. Interested in a meal? As a BZBI member, you may order a meal, regardless of whether you choose to attend the service.…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 6 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 7 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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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Daily Evening Minyan

November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 8 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Sunday Schmooze

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 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)

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Bring Bagels to the Movies: Sunday Film & Discussion

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Gershman Jewish Film Festival comes to Philadelphia in November. BZBI's Sisterhood and the Anti-Racism Working Group has chosen one film for a post-film discussion. "They Ain't Ready for Me" premiers on Sunday, November 8 at 10:00 AM.  Please purchase tickets independently. using the discount code TARFM#sisterhood at check-out for $3 off. The film follows Tamar Manasseh, a mother and student who dreams of becoming a rabbi. She has emerged as an important voice within Chicago’s Black community, and is…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 9 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

November 9 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. 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 daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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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Anti-Racism Book Club Meeting: What the Truth Sounds Like

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The next book for our anti-Racism discussion group will be “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America” by Michael Eric Dyson. In May 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that then to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, artists Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne, and activist Jerome Smith. RFK is said to have left…

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New at BZBI: Prayer Lab

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Rabbi Annie Lewis will lead this class, designed to help those who are new to prayer, or who have lost their way, rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers.  A beginners course, Prayer Lab will help us take time each day to stand and communicate with God, making sure to concentrate on the meanings of the various prayers, and refocusing our commitment to life. Join us before Monday minyan begins for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 10 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

November 10 @ 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

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

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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BZBI Sponsors ScholarStream

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

BZBI is sponsoring a new series of lectures created by The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give us the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions. The first two courses in the series have been announced and will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 11 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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

November 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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

November 11 @ 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

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 Evening Minyan

November 11 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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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BZBI Sponsors ScholarStream

November 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

BZBI is sponsoring a new series of lectures created by The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give us the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions. The first two courses in the series have been announced and will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour…

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Daily Morning Minyan

November 12 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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

November 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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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Community-Wide Women’s Health Series

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a virtual event featuring Dr. Jessica Williams, MD,with specialties in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Axia Women's Health. She will discuss contraception, routine visits, and other women's health issues. You will have an opportunity to have your questions answered. Included in the program will be a special meditation with Mallory Kovit. Please RSVP by Sunday, November 8, 2020. A suggested donation of $18 will go to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem's  Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. This event is cosponsored…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 12 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 13 @ 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

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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Daily Morning Minyan

November 13 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online: Shabbat Family Service

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

An engaging and interactive Shabbat gathering for kids in 1st-7th grade and their families. All are welcome, and comfort with Hebrew is not required. Please join us as a family to celebrate Shabbat together and end the week right! If you do not receive Youth and Family Update emails, and would like to join our Shabbat Family Service, please email Rabbi Max Nissen, Director of Youth and Family Education, at: education@bzbi.org.

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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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. This week, we add the welcoming of Simchat Torah! 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…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 13 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 14 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Zoom Shabbat Service

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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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Daily Evening Minyan

November 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 15 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Sunday Schmooze

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 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)

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 16 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online Study: Monday Morning Torah with Rabbi Mort Levine

November 16 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Every Monday, 8:15 AM Join Rabbi Mort Levine for a study session on the upcoming week's Parasha. 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 daily minyan, Monday Torah Study,…

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Exploring Talmud with Rabbi Stone

November 16 @ 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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Wednesday Lunch & Learn Returns!

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, 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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New at BZBI: Prayer Lab

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Rabbi Annie Lewis will lead this class, designed to help those who are new to prayer, or who have lost their way, rediscover the meaning and connection found in daily prayers.  A beginners course, Prayer Lab will help us take time each day to stand and communicate with God, making sure to concentrate on the meanings of the various prayers, and refocusing our commitment to life. Join us before Monday minyan begins for singing, conversation, and discussion about the act…

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Daily Evening Minyan

November 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 17 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Stone

November 17 @ 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

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 25, 2020

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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BZBI Sponsors ScholarStream

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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

BZBI is sponsoring a new series of lectures created by The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give us the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions. The first two courses in the series have been announced and will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour…

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Daily Evening Minyan

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

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

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

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

An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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

November 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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

November 18 @ 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

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 Evening Minyan

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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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BZBI Sponsors ScholarStream

November 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

BZBI is sponsoring a new series of lectures created by The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give us the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions. The first two courses in the series have been announced and will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour…

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Daily Morning Minyan

November 19 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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

November 19 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 27, 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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Daily Evening Minyan

November 19 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

November 20 @ 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

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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Daily Morning Minyan

November 20 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 am, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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 a.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.) or joining in the afternoon (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), 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, you will receive a…

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Online: Shabbat Family Service

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

An engaging and interactive Shabbat gathering for kids in 1st-7th grade and their families. All are welcome, and comfort with Hebrew is not required. Please join us as a family to celebrate Shabbat together and end the week right! If you do not receive Youth and Family Update emails, and would like to join our Shabbat Family Service, please email Rabbi Max Nissen, Director of Youth and Family Education, at: education@bzbi.org.

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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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. This week, we add the welcoming of Simchat Torah! 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…

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