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03/28/2020: Havdalah and Singing

Beginning at 8:45 p.m. Join us for Havdallah and an opportunity to sing together as we celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week! We’ll be starting, on this Saturday night, at: 8:45pm. Join the Havdalah: https://zoom.us/j/238537952 Join the singing, following Havdalah: https://www.watch2gether.com/rooms/ji3li7x6twhsa1sqtq

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I've Always Wondered
Is a Bat Mitzvah a Daughter of the Commandments? Originally Published March 27, 2020.

This is a question that may cause Rabbi Adelson to gnash his teeth.  The answer is a qualified “no.”  (Rabbi Adelson is now jumping up and down saying, “It is not qualified.”  Let me explain, please, Rabbi.) Bat mitzvah as a term for a young woman observing a rite of passage is a more recent […]

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TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS: Kids Connect Online

Parents: Are your kids stuck at home and missing their friends?  Do you need a childcare break for a few minutes? Starting on Tuesday, Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community and Connection Taskforce is piloting a new program – Kids Connect Online.  Kids age 4 to 12 can join via the Zoom client on your computer or […]

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COVID-19
03/22/2020: Synagogue Update

Dear Beth Shalom members, The Beth Shalom leadership has spent a great deal of time over the past two weeks developing a plan that will help keep staff employed and community services functioning during these difficult times.   We previously reported that the building would be closed for functions through at least Friday, March 27. […]

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Weekly - Upcoming
MONDAYS: Kadima/BSUSY Virtual Lounge Night

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THURSDAY: BSUSY Lunch & Learn

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COVID-19
03/18/2020: COVID-19 Update

All Shabbat services this weekend will be live, via Zoom. We are giving no direction as to whether or not you should turn on your computer to view the service; this is an individual decision. Please note that you are not being given the option to come to the synagogue to join the rabbi. In-person […]

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I've Always Wondered
What Are Tena'im? Originally Published March 20-21, 2020.

Defined as an English word by Merriam-Webster - without saying whether it is singular or plural - as “1. formal prenuptial conditions or agreement made at a Jewish betrothal ceremony, 2. a Jewish social function announcing an engagement,” tena’im  are “conditions.”  The term refers to prenuptial agreement to wed - officially and Jewishly. Based on […]

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03/13/2020: COVID-19 Update

Shabbat Shalom! In Psalm 147, which is one of the Psalms recited every day of the Jewish year during Shaharit, the morning service, we identify God as הָ֭רֹפֵא לִשְׁב֣וּרֵי לֵ֑ב וּ֝מְחַבֵּ֗שׁ לְעַצְּבוֹתָֽם - HaRofei lishvurei lev, umhabesh le’atzevotam – God is the one who heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. It is with the […]

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03/20/2020: Candles & Kiddush

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