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Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

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300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

January 2017

Marom Kabbalat Shabbat & Turn the Tables Dinner

January 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Please join BZBI and Repair the World Philadelphia for a Marom Kabbalat Shabbat and Turn the Tables MLK Shabbat Dinner. Together, we’ll be sharing a delicious dinner and meaningful discussion with one another in an effort to “turn the tables” on conversations surrounding racial justice. We will begin the evening by welcoming Shabbat with a spirited service full of song and percussion. All are encouraged to attend, regardless of faith or religious background. Marom Kabbalat Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM Turn…

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March 2017

Pre-Megillah: Whiskey & Wine Tasting

March 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Join Grad Network at BZBI for an elgaleterian Megillah reading at 7:15pm. But first...To start off the night just right we will be having a WHISKEY & WINE TASTING for graduate students and young professionals. Beacuse "On Purim one is to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman and Mordechai." Please RSVSP to this FREE pre-game so we can make sure we have enough libations. After megillah reading we will be heading over to Monte Carlo…

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Pre-Megilah: Whiskey & Wine Tasting

March 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Join Grad Network at BZBI for an elgaleterian Megillah reading at 7:15am. But first...To start off the night just right we will be having a WHISKEY & WINE TASTING for graduate students and young professionals. Beacuse "On Purim one is to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman and Mordechai." Please RSVSP to this FREE pre-game so we can make sure we have enough libations. After megillah reading we will be heading over to Monte Carlo…

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Grad Network Cook for a Friend

March 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
cook for a friend

Come join Grad Network in volunteering for Cook for a Friend, a community-based program that delivers 50,000 meals to elderly, frail, and homebound seniors each year. We will be making a baked ziti to feed 100 Jewish community members in need. Though the event is free, each attendee is asked to donate one ingredient for the ziti. Help make a difference! Sign up by bringing an ingreidient- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qf0XBZEsTJcjyTsg2Pl4CTMn8xowbtl8MVUlUYcV5Kk/edit?usp=sharing

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September 2017

Pop-Up Foodie Shabbat

September 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join us our second annual Pop Up Foodie Shabbat, a unique Shabbat meal experience for Young Jewish professionals. Begin the evening with a Marom Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Yosef Goldman, followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner cooked by Jonathan Hartig and Jon Schechter of J2Food. Our new Philly cohort of Repair the World Fellows will be there, leading a conversation on Role of Love in Service. Suggested minimum donation: $13. Cosponsored by the Jewish Graduate Student Network, Moishe…

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Pop-Up Foodie Shabbat

September 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join us our second annual Pop Up Foodie Shabbat, a unique Shabbat meal experience for Young Jewish professionals. Begin the evening with a Marom Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Yosef Goldman, followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner cooked by Jonathan Hartig and Jon Schechter of J2Food. Our new Philly cohort of Repair the World Fellows will be there, leading a conversation on Role of Love in Service. Suggested minimum donation: $13. Cosponsored by the Jewish Graduate Student Network, Moishe…

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October 2017

Sicha: Delving into the Heart of the Torah with Rabbi Shai Held

October 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join the conversation at BZBI as we have Rabbi Shai Held, author of The Heart of the Torah, discuss Jewish theology with Elsie Stern, Ph.D. of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Stay after for a light dessert reception and book signing. In The Heart of the Torah, Rabbi Shai Held offers deeply insightful, original, and creative interpretation of the text. Drawing on ancient and modern Jewish thought, as well as commentators of other religious backgrounds, Held explores the fundamental questions of…

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Sisterhood Book Brunch

October 22, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Jewish art

Join us for a wonderful brunch as the BZBI Sisterhood presents Esty Frankel-Fersel. Stay after for an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of her book, Converted Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist. Philadelphia social worker and Jewish artist Esty Frankel-Fersel has been infusing classic pieces of art with elements of Jewish history and culture for the last seven years. What began as a light outlet and hobby transformed into a way to creatively elaborate on Jewish values…

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NextGen Cook for a Friend

October 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Don't miss out on this opportunity to cook nourishing kosher meals for homebound older adults in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community with NextGen. Afterwards, Kleinlife will distribute these meals to individuals unable to prepare food for themselves due to illness or poverty. Help us to make a big difference in so many people's lives. Space is LIMITED. Please register for this free event ASAP! jewishphilly.org/get-involved/event-registrations/cook-friend-registration/ For more information, contact Brandon Cohen at 215.832.0803 or bcohen@jewishphilly.org.

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November 2017

Sicha: Understanding the Refugee Experience

November 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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In How Fast Can You Run, poet Harriet Levin Millan creates an individual portrait of the challenges faced by refugees, the issues around which HIAS centers their work. We will have Millan and Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education (Community Engagement) for HIAS, discuss the refugee experience, its individual consequences, and the work that can be done to rebuild people’s lives with safety and dignity. Stay after the conversation for a book signing and light dessert reception. How Fast…

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January 2018

Sicha: Next Generation Judaism – Beyond the Campus

January 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Group discussion

In his recent book Next Generation Judaism, Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania, shares insights into the future direction of American Judaism gained from years of work with college students. What can the rest of us learn from these young Jews? Join Rabbis Abe Friedman, Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin (Chief Program and Strategy Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia), and Joel Seltzer (Executive Director, Camp Ramah in the Poconos) in conversation with Rabbi Uram about how…

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Shabbat Shirah Concert with Joey Weisenberg & The Hadar Ensemble

January 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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BZBI is excited to host a special performance of sacred music by Joey Weisenberg & The Hadar Ensemble. Joey’s heart-stirring nigunim (melodies) and the recordings of the Hadar Ensemble have become popular worldwide. The Hadar Ensemble’s participatory concerts are intimate and rousing experiences. You won’t want to miss their Philadelphia premiere. Tickets will be $18 at the door, $13 in advance. Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble perform “New Brooklyn Jewish Music.” You’ll hear traditional inspired Jewish melodies, chants, and…

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March 2018

One Song

March 7, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Mountain pics

ARTolerance is thrilled to celebrate milestones: Israel’s 70th birthday and Philadelphia Orchestra tour of Israel. Wed. March 7th, 7:30pm & Beth Zion Beth Israel. Our line up of fantastic performers include Nitzan Haroz, trombone, Udi Bar-David, cello, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, singer and Lebanese American percussionist Joseph Tayoun. From soulful to a trance with Eretz Israel songs, Ashkenazi and Mizrachi, and the rich Arab musical tradition. The evening will feature musical treasures as a reflection on diversity and plurality in Israeli…

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November 2018

Marom Kabbalat Shabbat

November 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2018

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with us at our monthly musical service, every 2nd Friday of the month. Marom Kabbalat Shabbat combines joyful and spirited singing, introspective melodies, and moments of silence in an intimate setting. All are welcome. If you haven’t experienced it yet, we’d love for you to come and check it out. In addition to Marom Kabbalat Shabbat and our weekly Shabbat services--in the Goldberg Sanctuary on Shabbat mornings and in the chapel on Friday nights--BZBI offers multiple opportunities each…

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Neshama Hadassah Chapter Meeting

November 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free

Join Neshama for an Ice Cream Social & Chapter Meeting! -Meet current board members & learn more about Hadassah! -Enjoy ICE CREAM SUNDAES & help grow our chapter! -Get crafty as we make Chanukah Cards for patients in Israel! -Renew or join Hadassah for only $36! -Hear and meet Michele Foster, President of Greater Philadelphia Hadassah! *We will be meeting in the upstairs auditorium of BZBI! Cost: FREE Please make sure to RSVP for security purposes by 11/4/18 to: neshamaphilly@gmail.com…

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BZBI Ladies’ Night Out Sip & Shop

November 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$20 – $25

Shop, sip and support BZBI’s Early Childhood Parent Association. Vendors include Little Gems, SpencerLand, Pixie Lane, Brace URself, Rodan + Fields, QutieTullie, Zayze, Beauty Counter, Strut-This, Fashion Statement Boutique, Young Living and more. Great raffle prizes too! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include 1 Stateside signature cocktail and nosh.

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January 2019

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner

January 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Meet up with old friends and make new ones at this Shabbat Dinner. Join us first for a musical Marom Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:00 PM then break bread and connect with other young Jewish locals. BZBI folks and unaffiliated friends are welcome. $20 Registration required by January 9 (see link below). Please BYOB Kosher Wine. Hosted by: Jacob Cohen Jordan Ellis Josh Gajer Lonni Romirowsky Gajer Stephen Goldstein Rachel Hollander Jordyn Horowitz Abby Sher Adam Sher Ari Sirner Jackie…

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February 2019

ShaBhakti: A Shabbat Yoga Experience

February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI in an alternative spiritual journey into the heart of Shabbat through yogic movement, meditation, and song with Dr. Deborah Glassman Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if possible; mats at the synagogue are limited. No registration required. Childcare is available, with advance notice to Shula, at education@bzbi.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1123052004531326/

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March 2019

NextGen Cook for a Friend

March 14, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to cook nourishing kosher meals for homebound older adults in our Greater Philadelphia Jewish communities. Afterwards, KleinLife will distribute these meals to people unable to prepare food for themselves due to illness or poverty. Let’s make a big difference in so many people’s lives. Space is limited.

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Early Childhood Purim Carnival

March 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Please join us at our annual Early Childhood Purim Carnival. The event will begin with a Purim Schpiel starring the Early Childhood staff, followed by new exciting games, prizes, a photo booth, moon bounce, and carnival food for the entire family to enjoy. There will also be amazing raffle baskets for both children and adults, with all proceeds benefiting the Early Childhood program! Tickets are $40 dollars in advance and $45 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/555957068228201/

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Bonus Megillah Reading and Community Celebration

March 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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5779 has an extra Adar, so why not two Purim celebrations? On Thursday evening, join us this year for a bonus megillah reading and celebration. Families are invited at 5:00 PM to a Purim seudah, the traditional feast, followed by a community megillah reading at 6:00 PM. Make sure to come in your best costume–we’ll be judging them in our annual contest! Stick around after the megillah reading for more celebration, including Israeli dancing and all the hamantaschen you can…

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April 2019

Philly Israel Shabbat

April 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI, NextGen of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Jewish Graduate Student Network, and Israel Bonds for a Philly Israel Shabbat. Meet up with old friends and make new ones at this Israel themed Shabbat Dinner. Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:00 PM then break bread and connect with other young Jewish locals. BZBI folks and unaffiliated friends are welcome. Join with friends on Thursday night to help bake challah and dessert. Space is limited for…

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A Morning Toast to Gregory Jackson: Brunch Kitchen Fundraiser

April 7, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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This April, help us make the dream of Mr. Gregory’s kitchen a reality in with this upscale brunch fundraiser, complete with a delicious spread and breakfast cocktails. With Pesach right around the corner, celebrate the beauty of hametz with this gourmet start to the day, while getting your mind on matzah as Paul Spangler of My Caterer gives a cooking lesson featuring Seder-friendly dishes. The morning will include a memorial for Gregory Jackson, whose spirit of hospitality and dedication to…

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Psychoanalysis in Israel: Trauma, Anti-Semitism, and Victimizati

April 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join us for our Sixth Annual Jewish Thought & Psychoanalysis Lecture as we welcome Dr. Eran J. Rolnik from Tel-Aviv. He is a noted psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and historian. He will share with us his unique perspective on the development of psychoanalytic discourse in Israel. Few chapters in the history of psychoanalysis are as densely packed with transcultural, ideological, and moral issues as the coming of psychoanalysis to Jewish Palestine – a geopolitical space which bears some of the deepest scars…

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November 2019

Cook for a Friend

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to cook nourishing kosher meals for homebound older adults in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Afterwards, KleinLife will distribute these meals to people unable to prepare food for themselves due to illness or poverty. Let’s make a big difference in so many people’s lives. Registration for this event is full. To join the waitlist, or for information on future Cook for a Friend dates, contact Andrea Cantor at acantor@jewishphilly.org.

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Hadassah Chapter Meeting

November 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free

FREE Registration! The Neshama Board Members invite you to our Chapter Meeting. This event is perfect for current, new, and prospective members! -Learn about Hadassah! -Meet the Board! -Get more involved! We'd like to showcase YOU! At Hadassah, we are Women Who DO! We want to know what you DO outside of work and we want to EMPOWER you to speak about it! -Own a business? -Are you a crafter? -Do you blog or write? -Are you a dog walker?…

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January 2020

Shabbat Dinner

January 31, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$20.00

Joint Yesod and Neshama Hadassah Friday Night Dinner Friday, January 31, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at BZBI Cost: $20.00 Join BZBI and Neshama Hadassah for our monthly Yesod Shabbat dinner. Yesod aims to bring adults together in a warm, inclusive, and authentic community-building experience. Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow. You can RSVP on the BZBI website. For more information, please contact Rebecca Krasner, our Community Engagement Specialist, at engagement@bzbi.org.

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February 2020

Part 1: Women’s Health Series

February 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$8

Join us for Part 1 of Neshama Hadassah's Women's Health Series. Our goal is to invite local Jewish Philadelphia physicians and health care professionals to speak about important Women's Health issues. Each event will have a Hadassah moment related to Hadassah initiatives. Every program will conclude with some type of wellness activity. Hear from Dr. Susan Schwartz Summerton, a radiologist who also makes art from x-rays! Learn about breast cancer issues and screening. Conclude the evening with meditation, lead by…

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