Events Calendar

 

 

Mar
9
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Mar
13
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Mar
14
Thu
The Art & Act of Prayer
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Art and Act of Prayer: Wow! Gimme. Thanks. Oops. These are essential prayers. In this interactive session, we’ll talk about the purpose and the power of prayer. What constitutes prayer? What’s the nature of prayer? Together we’ll explore two elements of our worship: what’s going on in prayer – in other words, the act of prayer itself – and the art of the way we pray and the impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives.

Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist, poet, author and teacher, his writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. Alden’s teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America. The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” He’s the author of two books from CCAR Press: the newly-released  and This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. In 2012, Alden made aliyah to Israel and lives in Jerusalem. He also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. Find his latest work at ToBendLight.com.

Mar
16
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Mar
17
Sun
Purim Carnival at Beth Israel
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preschool families are encouraged to attend the carnival starting at 11:00 am.
Religious School will conclude at the usual 11:30 to join in on the fun!

EVERYONE is invited from 11:30-2:00 pm.

Purchase a wristband to go on all rides and games!
(children 2 and under do NOT need a wristband)

We will have some great prize baskets again for the raffle! Raffle tickets may be purchased before and on the day of the event- they are good for raffle and food.

Great food options will be available for purchase with raffle tickets.

Mar
20
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Mar
21
Thu
DayTimers Speaker Series: Professor Jan Stiglitz
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Topic: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Obstacles to Freeing Victims

As a result of many DNA exonerations, the public is now aware that the criminal justice system makes mistakes and many innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The California Innocence Project has been dealing with this problem for decades by undoing these mistakes as well as advocating criminal justice reform to prevent and better enable these mistakes to be discovered and remedied.

Professor Jan Stiglitz is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law. He began his teaching career at California Western School of Law in 1980, after receiving his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

While on the faculty at California Western, Professor Stiglitz also represented numerous individuals who were appealing their criminal convictions. In 1999, Professor Stiglitz, along with Professor Justin Brooks, founded the California Innocence Project. The Project’s mission is to seek the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted and to effect changes in the law and in police practices which will prevent wrongful convictions.

In his work as Co-Directer of the Project, Professor Stiglitz has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. His work in the Project has earned him two California Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Professor Stiglitz has recently stepped down as Co-Director of the Innocence Project and retired from California Western. He is now representing some California Innocence Project exonerees in civil litigation seeking compensation