BTS leadership continues to make decisions about in-person vs. online services and programming based on numerous factors and as close to event dates as possible. Please watch your email or call Maria in the office at 243-3576 for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Partners in Creation
One Night at a Time
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30am
Together, we will reflect on a short Jewish teaching and relate it to the challenges, uncertainties, and opportunities of our own time. Then we'll do some creative writing and expressive art with items easily found around the house.
Please bring a pencil or pen and any kind of paper, plus any kind of art supplies you have: colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, whatever. (Just pencil and paper is okay, too.) Absolutely no experience needed!
Only one registration is necessary to attend this and all future online Partners in Creation events.
Sisterhood Book Group
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Sunday, May 22 at 7pm
Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Join Shari J. Cantor for a discussion of this book which Toni Morrison called "beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to 21st century literature."
Only one registration is necessary to register for all online Sisterhood book discussions.
Tikkun Layl Shavuot
Call Me by My Name:
A Deep Dive into the Torah of Names and Identity
Saturday, June 4 at 8pm
"Each of us has a name," writes the poet Zelda, and then she enumerates them: the names we're called by our parents and our friends; the names we earn by our sins and our stature, our longing and our love. Through Jewish texts, poetry, and songs, we'll take a deep dive into the names that shape us, that reflect who we are, and who we wish to become. All are welcome!
Celebrating Pride in a Time of Fear: What Upcoming
Supreme Court Decisions Might Mean for the LGBTQ+ Community
Thursday, June 7 at 7pm
Given that the overturning of Roe v. Wade seems very likely, other long standing Federal legal decisions - such as marriage equality, anti-discrimination laws and more - could be in similar jeopardy. Join us for a fascinating panel discussion as we explore the legal challenges and personal impacts of possible new rulings by SCOTUS in light of Jewish values, and consider how we might respond.
This event is cosponsored by Congregation Beth Israel's Pride Committee and B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom's Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning
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. Please note that Friends of Yiddish will not meet in June.
*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.