Shabbat Services and Study
Saturdays at 10am
Join Rabbi Cantor's interactive weekly Shabbat Torah and text study. After a short Torah reading, we'll delve into a section of the portion together, and conclude by reciting Kaddish and Kiddush (bring your own wine!).
Tangling with Talmud
Wednesdays at 10:30am
The Talmud is a rich and lively conversation among many generations. Passionate arguments about law and justice are intertwined with wild stories and musings about the meaning of life. Join in Rabbi Cantor's lively weekly study group and add your own voice to the discussion. No previous experience is required. New participants are always welcome.
Tangling with Talmud is on hiatus through the holidays. Weekly meetings will resume on November 16.
Partners in Creation
The Art of Earth and Earthlings
with Rabbi Debra Cantor and Art Instructor Melinda Wright
Sunday, October 23 at 11am (online)
As we start the yearly Torah-reading cycle, we begin at Creation itself! Join Rabbi Debra
Cantor and art instructor Melinda Wright as we explore our roles as both creatures and creators in this fragile world. We’ll study some texts, then do some reflective writing and simple expressive art with items easily found around the house. Please have a pencil or pen and any kind of paper handy. You're welcome to bring any kind of art supplies you have: colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, whatever. But just pencil and paper are fine. Absolutely no experience needed! This virtual event is free and open to all.
Only one registration is necessary to register for all online Partners in Creation events.
BTS Sisterhood Book Group
The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
Sunday, November 6 at 2pm (online)
Oy! to the world. Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach. But when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Hanukkah’s not magical. It’s not merry. It’s not Christmas. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel’s determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy—Jacob Greenberg.
Only one registration is necessary to register for all online Sisterhood book discussions.
Friends of Yiddish
Second Sundays*, 10:30am
Friends of Yiddish is an informal, mostly English, bilingual drop-in social group which meets to hear a guest speaker or discussion and maybe absorb a Yiddish word or two. Your one-time registration will ensure that you can attend any online Friends of Yiddish event moving forward.
Upcoming dates: October 9, November 13, December 11
*Date occasionally shifts to accommodate other holidays and events. Register and watch your email to stay up to date.
B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom COVID Safety Protocols as of June 10, 2021
• Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks or observe social distancing at outdoor programs.
• When in the synagogue, everyone must wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.
• Those who are unvaccinated for any reason must wear masks and maintain distance at all times, both outside and in the building.
• There will be no eating or drinking at indoor group events.
These guidelines are subject to change at any time based on CDC recommendations, our state's rates of infection, new variants, and other factors.
Please note that, in order to preserve the sanctity and security of our worship and study, advance registration is required for all online BTS/Neshama events. Registration is required only once for any recurring event. you will receive confirmation by email and a reminder email with an event link 15 minutes prior to your meeting.
Thank you for your interest and participation. We look forward to gathering with you.
BTS/Neshama events are open to all and are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.