Weekly Study

Shabbat Deep Dive

Saturdays at 11am

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

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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. Please note that Tangling with Talmud will go on summer hiatus following the meeting on June 30. and will return in the fall.

Upcoming Events

BTS Film Schmooze – Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort
Sunday October 17, 7pm

The story of Kutsher’s is uniquely American, unexpectedly moving and a vital chapter — previously unexplored — of the modern Jewish experience. Watch the film in advance and join Professor Mark Silk to discuss Kutsher’s, vacations, the Catskills, and more.


Only one registration is necessary to attend this and all future BTS Film Schmooze events.

Sisterhood Book Discussion 
The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Sunday October 24, 2pm

In the 28th novel by Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers, the world of magic and the Holocaust collide. In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.

Join Shari J. Cantor for a discussion of this magically real novel.


Only one registration is necessary to register for this and all future Sisterhood book discussions.  

Partners in Creation
Sundays at 11am
October 17, November 21, December 5

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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.

Friends of Yiddish

Second Sundays*, 10:30am

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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.

Join us in 2021 on October 10, November 14, and December 12.


*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.


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