Bet Shalom Emeritus Group

Rabbi Cohen and Henry Berman will lead a conversation about the Abraham Accords, the recent normalization of diplomatic relations with several Arab states. It is a potential game-changer in impacting the overall security of the Jewish State. What does this mean for the future? We look forward to some insightful conversations.

For more information, email rabbi.cohen@betshalom.org.

Emeritus Meeting

Our next Emeritus session will be Wednesday, April 14th at 10:30 AM via Zoom.  Rabbi Cohen and Henry Berman will lead a conversation about the Abraham Accords, the recent normalization of diplomatic relations with several Arab states.  It is a potential game-changer in impacting the overall security of the Jewish State.  What does this mean for the future?  We look forward to some insightful conversations.

For more information, email rabbi.cohen@betshalom.org.

Beyond Torah Study with Cantor Havilio

Psalm 150:
Hallelujah..,.
Praise God with the blast of the horn; praise God with the psaltery and harp.
Praise God with the timbrel and dance; praise God with stringed instruments and the pipe.
Praise God with the loud-sounding cymbals; praise God with the clanging cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Hallelujah.
Join Cantor Havilio at 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, and explore the musical journey into the Psalms and their roots of song and dance in both our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat Liturgy and P’Sukei DZimra (Verses of song and praise) in our morning weekday and Shabbat liturgy.
For the zoom link and more information, email jackie.kay@betshalom.org.

Learning to Leyn: Part I: An Introduction to Torah Trope

Do you have an interest in Jewish musical traditions and practices?  Would you like to deepen your connection to Torah? Have you ever wanted to develop the ability to chant directly from a Torah scroll? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider joining Cantor Schwartz and fellow congregants this spring for “Learning to Leyn, Part I.”

You will be introduced to the wonderful world of Torah trope, Judaism’s unique system of musical notation!  In a supportive environment guided by Cantor Schwartz, participants will learn and practice the most frequently used trope signs, master the ability to chant the first paragraph of the Torah, and be intrigued by the history and development of trope.

An ability to decode Hebrew is required.

Take the next step in expanding your Jewish and musical horizons while deepening your connection to Torah, Jewish music and one another.  You belong here!

Class meets in the Jerusalem room.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning to Leyn: Part I: An Introduction to Torah Trope

Do you have an interest in Jewish musical traditions and practices?  Would you like to deepen your connection to Torah? Have you ever wanted to develop the ability to chant directly from a Torah scroll? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider joining Cantor Schwartz and fellow congregants this spring for “Learning to Leyn, Part I.”

You will be introduced to the wonderful world of Torah trope, Judaism’s unique system of musical notation!  In a supportive environment guided by Cantor Schwartz, participants will learn and practice the most frequently used trope signs, master the ability to chant the first paragraph of the Torah, and be intrigued by the history and development of trope.

An ability to decode Hebrew is required.

Take the next step in expanding your Jewish and musical horizons while deepening your connection to Torah, Jewish music and one another.  You belong here!

Class meets in the Jerusalem room.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning to Leyn: Part I: An Introduction to Torah Trope

Do you have an interest in Jewish musical traditions and practices?  Would you like to deepen your connection to Torah? Have you ever wanted to develop the ability to chant directly from a Torah scroll? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider joining Cantor Schwartz and fellow congregants this spring for “Learning to Leyn, Part I.”

You will be introduced to the wonderful world of Torah trope, Judaism’s unique system of musical notation!  In a supportive environment guided by Cantor Schwartz, participants will learn and practice the most frequently used trope signs, master the ability to chant the first paragraph of the Torah, and be intrigued by the history and development of trope.

An ability to decode Hebrew is required.

Take the next step in expanding your Jewish and musical horizons while deepening your connection to Torah, Jewish music and one another.  You belong here!

Class meets in the Jerusalem room.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning to Leyn: Part I: An Introduction to Torah Trope

Do you have an interest in Jewish musical traditions and practices?  Would you like to deepen your connection to Torah? Have you ever wanted to develop the ability to chant directly from a Torah scroll? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider joining Cantor Schwartz and fellow congregants this spring for “Learning to Leyn, Part I.”

You will be introduced to the wonderful world of Torah trope, Judaism’s unique system of musical notation!  In a supportive environment guided by Cantor Schwartz, participants will learn and practice the most frequently used trope signs, master the ability to chant the first paragraph of the Torah, and be intrigued by the history and development of trope.

An ability to decode Hebrew is required.

Take the next step in expanding your Jewish and musical horizons while deepening your connection to Torah, Jewish music and one another.  You belong here!

Class meets in the Jerusalem room.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning to Leyn: Part I: An Introduction to Torah Trope

Do you have an interest in Jewish musical traditions and practices?  Would you like to deepen your connection to Torah? Have you ever wanted to develop the ability to chant directly from a Torah scroll? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider joining Cantor Schwartz and fellow congregants this spring for “Learning to Leyn, Part I.”

You will be introduced to the wonderful world of Torah trope, Judaism’s unique system of musical notation!  In a supportive environment guided by Cantor Schwartz, participants will learn and practice the most frequently used trope signs, master the ability to chant the first paragraph of the Torah, and be intrigued by the history and development of trope.

An ability to decode Hebrew is required.

Take the next step in expanding your Jewish and musical horizons while deepening your connection to Torah, Jewish music and one another.  You belong here!

Class meets in the Jerusalem room.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor Book Discussion

Yossi Klein Halevi’s concise book, intended for Palestinians and Muslims around the world, is essential reading for Jews of all ages and backgrounds. Much of his lyric telling of the Jewish narrative verges on poetry using words we may have forgotten or never learned. Moreover, he manages the most difficult juggle of all: an unshakable attachment to Israel, a commitment to Jewish peoplehood, and a deep empathy for his Palestinian neighbors.

The discussion here at Bet Shalom will be led by Sally Abrams. As Co-Director of the Speakers Bureau for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC MinnDak), Abrams has spoken about Israel and/or Judaism in scores of churches, classrooms and civic groups.

A limited number of books are available to borrow from Bet Shalom.
To RSVP and to inquire about borrowing a book, please email Marilyn Ruby at marilyn.ruby@betshalom.org or call her at 952-426-6646.

Judaism 101-“Holidays”

Judaism 101 covers a basic overview of broad topics in Jewish life and tradition.  These sessions are for anyone who is new to Judaism, or anyone who is looking for a refresher on topics they haven’t studied since they were in Religious School.

This month’s topic is Jewish Holidays.