Kesher Connection Beth El
FEBRUARY 9, 2017 / 13 SHEVAT 5777        A weekly update on happenings, events and news at Beth El  
Bike Jerusalem to Eilat
with Rabbi Davis
Sunday, February 19 | 7:00 pm | Learning Center

Experience the thrill of a lifetime cycling from Jerusalem to Eilat. Join Rabbi Davis for learning and Israel Ride alum, Steve Sanderson for an information session. You'll get an insider's perspective about the Ride and hear about initiatives to bring peace and sustainability that the Ride supports. More information HERE.
N'tzanim Youth Choir
Mindful Tuesdays: Jewish Art for the Heart
Sundays | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Senior Lounge JCC
February 14 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm | Victor Hall
Yachad is excited to announce a new program for 7-8th graders. N'tzanim Youth Choir is a HaZamir prep choir led by Cantor Audrey Abrams. HaZamir is the international Jewish high school choir that consists of a network of choral chapters across the US and Israel that practice the same Jewish and/or Hebrew choral pieces. Click HERE for more information.
Tapping into creativity can open our hearts in profound ways. In these sessions, we will use simple art techniques to make objects that reflect and deepen our understanding of our Jewish journey. Open to artists and non-artists. RSVP HERE.

Cantor Abrams and the Beth El Choir
Mindful Tuesdays: Meditation Circle
Friday, February 17 | 7:45 pm 
Knollwood Place, Community Room
 February 21 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Kiddush Hall
If you have loved ones residing at Sholom Campus West, consider joining us for our next monthly service. Together, we bring in Shabbat with the warmth of friendship and music. 
Meditation is a practice to develop a disciplined mind and a compassionate heart. In this circle we will practice traditional mindfulness and Jewish meditation techniques. Facilitated by Barbara Levin Krupp, PhD, LP and Cantor Audrey Abrams.

Beth El Women's League Presents:
Evening Book Club
"Sephardic Diaspora" Performed by Aldatu
Tuesday, February 21 | 6:30 pm 
Gift Shop Lounge
Thursday, February 23 | 7:30 pm (6:30 pm reception)
Beth El 

Please join us! This month's book is T he Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah. A gripping story set in 1939 France of two courageous sisters who, ironically, get to come together to join forces in a time when hope, faith, and unity are lost.

Questions?   Email Margie Howell or call 952.829.1867.
A concert of Sephardic music with its roots in the musical traditions of the Jewish communities in medieval Spain and Portugal. Part of the Casa de Espana 2017 International Spanish Music Festival.Co-sponsored by BEMA. Order tickets HERE. For questions or more information, email Jill Blustin.

Center for Learning Author Talk:
Jessica Fishman
Center for Learning Survey
March 18 | 12:30 pm following Shabbat Lunch

After fulfilling her dream of moving to Israel, Jessica Fishman faced her greatest obstacle: a rabbinic authority that tested her core identity. Chutzpah and High Heels is Fishman's search for "love and identity in the Holy Land." 

Beth El is embarking on an exciting initiative to build a vibrant Center for Learning and the focus, structure and content will be determined based on input from you! Thanks for your participation in this important survey! If you have not taken the survey, you may do so HERE.

Hamantashen on Sale 
Hamantashen Baking

Sundays through February 26 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Currently, we have Mixed Fruit (prunes, apricots, raisins,) Poppy, Apricot, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip. The price is $15/dozen and $8/half-dozen. Email Karen Rubin or  call 952.933.2248 to order or stop by on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Better yet, pick them up fresh after you bake with us.
Beth El's Women's League needs your help to succeed! No experience required, just your willingness. Come bake Hamantashen with us. if you have questions, email Linda Tell or  call 612.805.7421.

Weekly Words of Torah: "The Fences We Should Build"
"As debate continues surrounding a security fence on America's southern border, there is another fence I hope we all agree should be built, or at least not torn down. I am speaking about... "  READ MORE

We welcome family and friends
as we celebrate the bat mitzvah of 
Service Times
Kabbalat Shabbat 5:45 pm
Shacharit 9:00 am | Minchah 4:30 pm
Shacharit 9:00 am | Maariv 5:45 pm
Shacharit 7:00 am  | Maariv 5:45 pm

Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting  5:17 pm
Havdalah 6:18 pm

Services can be streamed by visiting:
Services this week are in the
Spiegel Sanctuary.
שירה חיה בת שמואל פרץ ומלכה
Daughter of Steven Hanovich & Melissa Mark
Honoring Shira as she becomes Bat Mitzvah, her bubbe & zayde, Trudii & Merle Mark, are sponsoring the Kiddush and the Congregational Shabbat Lunch.
All are invited to attend in the Leonard & Fay Ribnick Kiddush Hall and the Gruman Social Hall.

WI Camp Ramah 70th Anniversary Celebration | February 11 | Chicago | READ MORE

CYJ Midwest Open House | February 12 | 5:30 pm | The Flamenbaum/Drake Home | READ MORE

Words@Work Series | Reception: February 16 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Sabes JCC | READ MORE

The Illusion Theater Presents: Wiesenthal | April 24 - 30 | READ MORE

Ruach Ramah! (for campers entering 3rd grade in fall 2017)  | June 25-29 | Camp Ramah | READ MORE  

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