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August 2019

Board Installation Shabbat

August 9 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bet Shalom Congregation, 13613 Orchard Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Join us in welcoming the new Board of Trustees on this special Shabbat!

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Congregational Morning Shabbat Service

August 10 | 10:00 am

Services occur every Shabbat morning at 10am with a Kiddush to follow in our Social Hall. To read this week’s Torah portion CLICK HERE. On many Shabbat mornings, a young person becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah joins the rabbis and cantor on the bimah as they celebrate crossing the threshold into Jewish adulthood.  Our Shabbat morning service includes the reading of Torah, opportunities for inspiration and learning, and our very own Bet Shalom Shabbat Morning Prayer book. The entire community is…

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Hineni Class

August 13 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Bet Shalom Congregation, 13613 Orchard Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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As part of Hineni’s Summertime Jewish Learning Across the Twin Cities series, Cantor Schwartz will be teaching a session at Bet Shalom on Tuesday, August 13 entitled: How might seeing Judaism as a creative enterprise transform our relationship to it? Cantor Schwartz writes, “Whether one views it as a religion, heritage, culture, family, nation, people, spiritual path, or civilization, Judaism was- and is- a created phenomenon. Its laws, practices, stories, customs, and rituals were conceived in the human imagination and entered into…

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Beyond Torah Study

August 15 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Have you ever wondered what is contained in the rest of the Tanach, our Hebrew Bible? Our weekly “Beyond Torah Study” session focuses on what comes after the Five Books of Moses comprised of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Join fellow Bet Shalom members to study the rest of the story together. Currently reading the Book of Ezekiel, this community of learners studies Biblical themes, history, content, and context. No experience is necessary, and you are welcome to join…

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Torah Study

August 15 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

Weekly Torah Portion/Parashat Hashavua: Join Rabbi Locketz, Rabbi Crimmings, Cantor Schwartz and fellow Bet Shalomians each week to discuss the weekly Torah portion. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is required. All texts are studied in English. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Service

August 16 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Bet Shalom Congregation, 13613 Orchard Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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We begin Shabbat with Kabbalat Panim (a social gathering) at 5:30 pm in our Social Hall. This is an opportunity for the community and guests to congregate and enjoy a light nosh before services. Every Friday evening of the month is slightly different: First Friday is a traditional service Second Friday we are often joined by the Bet Shalom Adult Choir Third Friday is filled with contemporary Jewish music guided by our Ruach Ensemble Fourth Friday includes our Tot Shabbat families…

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Congregational Morning Shabbat Service

August 17 | 10:00 am

Services occur every Shabbat morning at 10am with a Kiddush to follow in our Social Hall. To read this week’s Torah portion CLICK HERE. On many Shabbat mornings, a young person becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah joins the rabbis and cantor on the bimah as they celebrate crossing the threshold into Jewish adulthood.  Our Shabbat morning service includes the reading of Torah, opportunities for inspiration and learning, and our very own Bet Shalom Shabbat Morning Prayer book. The entire community is…

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Soul Song Circle and Havdallah

August 17 | 7:30 pm
Bet Shalom Congregation, 13613 Orchard Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Join us for an evening of soulful "Shirah," community song, and Havdallah in the main lobby led by Cantor Schwartz.  Participants are encouraged to bring dessert or wine to share.To sign up please RSVP to rachel.calvert@betshalom.org. We will be providing on-site child care. Please email  rachel.calvert@betshalom.org the age and the number of children you would like to bring.  

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