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Be a Part of the Beth Israel Community Online

During this time of closings and social distancing, it is important to come together in new ways as a community. We invite you to take part in services and minyan online via Zoom. Please note that passwords are used. Contact the office to get the passwords at office@bethisrael-aa.org.

 

Beth Israel is live streaming services on the Beth Israel YouTube channel (Beth Israel Congregation AA MI). Click here to go to Beth Israel’s YouTube page.

Havdalah Halloween 

Visit Beth Israel Congregation for treats and a live Havdalah service with Rav Nadav! Wear your favorite costume and mask! We will be practicing safe social distance outdoors as families work through the different treat-points. Bring your pillowcase or basket to collect treats and have your picture taken in your costume. At 7:00 p.m. Rav Nadav will have Havdalah on the front porch. Please note that masks are required for all participants, staff, and volunteers. Please register so we can be sure to have enough treats for everyone! Click here to register.

In the event of rain, treats will be delivered to those who have registered.

We need volunteers! Interested? Contact Amanda at engage@bethisrael-aa.org.

High Holiday Sermons & Service Recordings

We hope that everyone connected with us to celebrate the High Holidays together, from services to our holiday gift bags, to Zoom events for adults and children.  If you missed any of our services, sermons are below and the full services are available on our Youtube channel by clicking here

Rabbi Caine's Rosh Hashanah Sermons

Hear The Shofar Cries: Practicing Essentialism During The Pandemic

Clicking  on a sermon's title next to our tree logo takes you to a large screen version.

The Birthday of the World:  Rethinking Privilege Through the Gift of Life

 

The Sabbatical Year: Connecting to Our Ancestors by Living with Less

 

Rabbi Caine's Yom Kippur Sermons

The Only Thing You Truly Own:  Seeing Your Legacy through the Eyes of God

Clicking  on a sermon's title next to our tree logo takes you to a large screen version.

Never Again?  Rene Girard, Scapegoating, and the New Anti-Semitism

 

Cleaving to the Tree of Life:  Living a Year of Torah During the Pandemic

 

Service Times and Links

Friday Evening Services

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/657949107
Meeting ID: 657 949 107
Click here to watch the live stream on YouTube.

Click here for the PDF of Sim Shalom Shabbat evening service

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/359791284
Meeting ID: 359 791 284
Click here to watch the live stream on YouTube

Click here for the complete Shabbat Morning Service Prayerbook.

Evening Minyan

Sunday - 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
Meeting ID: 267 845 102

Click the links below for PDFs of  Sim Shalom weekday services
weekday afternoon SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
Part 1 – weekday maariv SIM SHALOM
Part 2 – weekday Maariv SIM SHALOM

Just the Links!

Talmud Study with Rabbi Dobrusin
Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here
English November
Hebrew November
English August 
Hebrew August
Hebrew July
English July

Pirke Avot: Teachings of the Sages
Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here
Pirke Avot 257 - 258
Pirke Avot 259-263
Pirke Avot Chapter 3 & 4

Tot Shabbat with the Caine Family
October 30, 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here

Upcoming Events and Other Learning Opportunities

All Events
  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2020
     
     
    Havdalah Halloween

    Shabbat, Oct 31st 6:30p to 7:30p
    Visit Beth Israel Congregation for treats and a live Havdalah service with Rav Nadav! Wear your favorite costume and mask! We will be practicing safe social distance outdoors as families work through the different treat-points. Bring your pillowcase or basket to collect treats and have your picture taken in your costume. Please note that masks are required for all participants, staff, and volunteers.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  1 , 2020
     
     
    Beth Israel Religious School

    Sunday, Nov 1st 10:00a to 11:30a

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  1 , 2020
     
     
    Social Action Committee Meeting

    Sunday, Nov 1st 10:30a to 11:30a

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  1 , 2020
     
     
    Intro to Judaism with Rav Nadav

    Sunday, Nov 1st 1:00p to 3:00p
    For more information or the Zoom password, please contact Sam Zielinski.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    NovNovember  2 , 2020
     
     
    Talmud Study with Rabbi Dobrusin

    Monday, Nov 2nd 3:30p to 4:45p
    Rabbi Dobrusin will lead a Hebrew text class, studying selections from the Talmud.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    NovNovember  2 , 2020
    Teen Pre-Election Check In
    Monday, Nov 2nd 8:00p to 10:00p
    Teens, are you feeling stressed and worried about the election? Join your peers to share your concerns and worries, as well as share ways of coping and processing the election. There will also be a post-election opportunity to process.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    NovNovember  3 , 2020
     
     
    BIRS Conversational Hebrew: 6th-7th grades

    Tuesday, Nov 3rd 4:30p to 5:00p
    This class is designed for students who graduated from Hebrew Day School, are able to read in Hebrew without vowels, and have a basic grasp of conversational Hebrew.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    NovNovember  4 , 2020
     
     
    Beth Israel Religious School

    Wednesday, Nov 4th 4:30p to 5:30p

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    NovNovember  4 , 2020
     
     
    BIRS Conversational Hebrew: 6th-7th grades

    Wednesday, Nov 4th 4:30p to 5:00p
    This class is designed for students who graduated from Hebrew Day School, are able to read in Hebrew without vowels, and have a basic grasp of conversational Hebrew.

    MORE INFO

 

Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781