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Parashat Vayeshev

This Shabbat
23 Kislev, 5780 /December 21, 2019
Parashat Vayeshev
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by:
Thank you to the Bress family for sponsoring the kiddush lunch in honor of Nadine and Sylvia’s baby namings

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Food and Wine Tour of Israel with Rabbi AlpertClick here for a preliminary itinerary for the Beth David Food and Wine Tour of Israel, November 2020.  We will have a fantastic time touring and eating our way through the land of milk and honey! Please email Rabbi Alpert if you are interested. 


December 20 @ 6:30pm
Neshama L’Shabbat Taught by Rabbi Alpert. This practice combines movement and spiritual reflection. More information
December 27 & January 3 
Shabbat at Home More information

Helpful Year-End Tax Reminders
The tax deduction deadline for year 2019 giving is coming up. Please plan accordingly for making tax-deductible donations and payments. Click here for more info. 
Is There a Youth in Your Life in Need of a Bit of Inspiration on Their Jewish Journey?
The Balk Family Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund can help! Nominations for summer 2020 resident camp scholarships are being accepted now.Please remember these are not merit-based scholarships. We offer substantial aid, not based on academic results or activities, but, rather, to awaken a student’s Jewish identity. More information
Jewish and/or Cantorial Studies
Scholarships Available!Is your high school senior interested in majoring in Jewish Studies? What about possibly becoming a cantor? If so, scholarships are available for Fall 2020 in the Jewish Sacred Music Program. For more information and applications please see the Borns Jewish Studies Program click here or email
Support Jewish Religious Pluralism in Israel!
Sign Up to Support the VoteMERCAZ! Campaign in the upcoming World Zionist Congress Election which begins January 21, 2020.  
Grandparents’ Show and KvellSince we don’t use our smartphones on Shabbat to share photos of the grandkids, Saturday morning 12/28 there will be a special “Show and Kvell” occasion for grandparents.  Print out a copy of your favorite photo(s) and bring them to post on our Brag Board!


Friday, December 20
Neshama L’shabbat: Taught by Rabbi Alpert 
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21
Menschlichkeit 101
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22
Hanukkah Potluck for 4th – 10th Graders and Families
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 4
Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 4
Family Havdalah & Movie Night
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

January 5
Purim Shpiel Auditions
1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 6
Singing Together for Change 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 9
Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 9
Membership Committee – Join Us!
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 10
Young Adults Cocktails and Kabbalat Shabbat
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 11
Stretching into Shabbat
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 11
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer and Study in Russian
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 11
Tot Shabbat
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 11
Jewish Book Discussion Group
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 12
Neshama Body and Soul
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday, January 12
Threads of Tradition
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15
Israel in the Media with Matti Friedman Sign up
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 25
CBD Women’s Shabbat  – sign up to participate
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 26
Mitzvah Day
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11
Arabs in Israeli Society  RSVP online by 2/4
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.