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BETH EL CALENDAR

Scroll down or click here for currently scheduled events.

Download a PDF version of our current calendar here.
Events subject to change.

Youth & Talmud Torah specific calendars here:
2014-2015 Youth Activity Calendar
2014-2015 Talmud Torah PARENT calendar

   
Ongoing, unless otherwise noted within the calendar below:

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Fridays: 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Friday night services:
Services are held on Friday evenings only in conjunction with other programming or special occasions. Times are noted within each monthly calendar.

Saturday morning services:
Services in the Orthodox Kehillah begin at 9:00a.m.
Services in the main sanctuary begin at 9:30a.m.

Weekday minyanim in the main sanctuary:
Sunday mornings at 9:30a.m. (suspended June through August)
Wednesday mornings at *8:00a.m. followed by a text study
*7:45am on Rosh Chodesh


Please let the office know in advance if you need to say Kaddish, even if a minyan has already been scheduled for that day.

Talmud Torah Classes (Academic Year):
Sundays: 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. preK-7th grades
Wednesdays: 4:15p.m.-6:00p.m. 2nd-6th grades
Saturdays: 9:00a.m.-9:45a.m. 6th & 7th grade as Bar/Bat Mitzvah date approaches

7th grade also meets 5pm-7pm on Friday evenings that are followed by Erev Shabbat services (see dates within calendar below).

Children's Services: We offer a variety of Friday night & Saturday morning options for various age groups. Click here for details & specific dates.

Saturday morning Mishnah study group: Saturdays, 8:45am in the Freedman Center. All are welcome.

Shabbat babysitting (ages 1-7): Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm (starts at 11:15 on Tot Shabbat weeks)

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April, 2015
Please note that events continue to be scheduled througout the year, so watch for updates.
See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.

See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.

May, 2015
Please note that events continue to be scheduled througout the year, so watch for updates.
See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.

  • Fri. 5/1
    -David Pitt Bar Mitzvah
    6:00pm services in the main sanctuary.
  • Sat. 5/2
    -David Pitt Bar Mitzvah
  • Sun. 5/3
    -Pesach Sheni/29th day of the Omer
    -Last day of Talmud Torah Spring Semester
    -Aleph Bet
  • Wed. 5/6 Lunch & Learn (Chapel Hill)
  • Thur. 5/7 Lag B'Omer /33rd day of the Omer
  • Sat. 5/9
    -Monthly Parasha Study
    -Egalitarian Orthodox Chavurah Minyan
    -New Driver Shabbat

    -Simchat Tot
    Family Picnic
  • Tue. 5/12 7:00pm Zumba
  • Wed. 5/13 7:30 Board Meeting
  • Fri. 5/15
    -Mira Pickus Bat Mitzvah
    -6:00pm services in the main sanctuary
    -Teen Shabbat dinner (Greyber home)
  • Sat. 5/16
    -Mira Pickus Bat Mitzvah
    -10:00am Healing Yoga
  • Sun. 5/17
    -Yom Yerushalayim
    -Adult B’nai Mitzvah rehearsal
    -Annual Meeting, honoring
    of Volunteers of the Year,
    & lunch honoring new members
  • Sat. 5/23
    -Adult B’nai Mitzvah ceremony
    -Erev Shavuot
  • Sun. 5/24 Shavuot I
  • Mon. 5/25 -Shavuot II (Yizkor)-Memorial Day
    -Office Closed
  • Fri. 5/29
    -April Springer Bat Mitzvah
    -6:00pm services in the main sanctuary
  • Sat. 5/30 April Springer Bat Mitzvah
  • Sun. 5/31 Regional Kadima/USY King’s Dominion Day

See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.


June, 2015
Please note that events continue to be scheduled througout the year, so watch for updates.
See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.

  • Fri. 6/5
    -Eve Moskovitz Bat Mitzvah
    -6:00pm services in the main sanctuary
  • Sat. 6/6 Eve Moskovitz Bat Mitzvah
  • Wed. 6/10 7:30 Board Meeting
  • Fri. 6/12
    -Suzie Diamond Bat Mitzvah
    -6:00pm services in the main sanctuary
  • Sat. 6/13 Suzie Diamond Bat Mitzvah
  • Sun. 6/14 Social Action Sunday
  • Sat. 6/20 10:00am Healing Yoga
  • Sat. 6/27 Egalitarian Orthodox Chavurah Minyan

See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF
through June 2015 as well as
notes regarding ongoing classes & services.


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HEALING YOGA AT BETH EL SYNAGOGUE
Gentle Movement, Meditation, Relaxation

Class Location: Beth El Synagogue Freedman Center
1004 Watts Street, Durham, NC
Select Saturday Mornings, *10:00–11:00 am


August 16, 2014
September 13, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 22, 2014 (Synaplex, 9:45-10:40am)
December 20, 2014
January 10, 2015

February 14, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 18, 2015 (note change: we will meet at usual time)
May 16, 2015
June 20, 2015

Who Should Come?
• Anyone who is looking for healthy ways to relieve the physical and mental stresses of illness – yours or that of a family member
• Those who are grieving
• Those with and without yoga experience (mats/props are available for your use)


Benefits of Healing Yoga
• Helps the recovery process; addresses fatigue, soreness, stiffness, anxiety, and depression; deals with balance, bone loss, immunity, and flexibility; brings peace of mind.

For additional information about the class, contact Margie
Satinsky, RYT, 919-383-5998 or margiesatinsky@icloud.com

Participants should wear comfortable clothing.
After the class, all are welcome to join the Beth El worship service and /or Kiddush lunch.

With generous support, Beth El has raised the funds to purchase yoga mats, straps, foam blocks, blankets, bolsters, and eye bags. These props help participants feel comfortable as they sit, move, and meditate.

Please join us, or if you know someone who might benefit from healing yoga, consider coming as a buddy. All are welcome.

 

 
New Driver Shabbat
Saturday, May 9th

On Shabbat morning, May 9th, we would like to invite our Beth El teens who have turned 16 during the past year (or will soon turn 16) to receive a small gift and a blessing as they become (or work towards becoming) drivers.

As teens at Beth El take on the enormous responsibilities and freedoms of driving, we look forward to marking this moment with a gift and a blessing during Musaf.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Art Over War: Born from Conflict, Israel's Greatest Advancements Can Heal the World
Saturday, March 28th
(post-Kiddush ~1:00pm)in the Social Hall


It is well known that Israel is the "start-up" nation and that it leads the world in both military and high-tech advancements, but Israel's greatest progress is actually in unique psychological, spiritual and emotional therapeutic work. One of these advancements is Artists 4 Israel's Healing Arts Kits, a project designed to STOP the onset of new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder and to heal pre-existing traumas. Created by a crazy team consisting of psychiatrists, emergency medical personnel, 9/11 first responders, art therapists, artists, teachers, and parents, these specially designed art tools and delivery methodology revolutionizes the concepts of play, drama, art, and other therapies. Craig Dershowitz, Executive Director of Artists 4 Israel and Beth El Congregant, will speak about this program after Kiddush.


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