Emeritus Group Meeting

The date for the next Emeritus session will be Wednesday, July 21st at 10:30AM via Zoom
 
The discussion topic will be the following: “Does Judaism take the Summer Off?”  What does our tradition have to say about the Jewish calendar, the weather, and the destruction of the Temple, along with sudden unemployment of the priesthood on Tishah B’Av?  We will hear from a real priest, who also happens to be our Rabbi Emeritus!
Email rabbi.cohen@betshalom.org for the Zoom link or more information.

Emeritus Group Meeting

Rabbi Cohen will lead a discussion on the following topic: “What the Torah and other Jewish texts tell us about RACISM and what to do about it?” We also ponder how another manifestation of the basic human instinct to hate – ANTISEMITISM – helps us as Jews to identify other victims of discrimination and abuse. These issues are particularly poignant, given recent local events.

Email jackie.kay@betshalom.org for the zoom link or more information.

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.

Emeritus Meeting

Rabbi Cohen will lead a discussion on the topic of: Disappointments and Satisfactions.  The longer we live, the more we experience.  How do we deal with one and the other.  What does Jewish tradition say about this?
This will take place on Zoom. More information coming soon.

Emeritus Meeting

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus Group meeting will be May 27 at 10:30 AM and will be driven virtually via Zoom. Rabbi Cohen will lead a discussion about the Covid-19 virus-with reference to a variety of Jewish texts. Since Zoom meeting codes and passwords are required- if you would like to participate and are NOT on our group’s mailing list, contact Henry Berman (Henry.berman@yahoo.com) or Rabbi Cohen (rabbi.cohen@betshalom.org).

 

Emeritus Meeting: The Kabbalah

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11 in Rabbi Cohen’s study.  The topic will be Kaballah- the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of Scripture.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Rabbi Cohen will lead this meeting in his study.

Scholar in Residence Weekend

Friday, Nov. 8

5:30-6:00 pm: Kabbalat Panim/Reception

6:00-7:00 pm: Shabbat Service, during which Rabbi Cohen will give a sermon on “​Judaism & Christianity: Two Different Paths to the Same God”

7:00-7:45 pm: Catered Shabbat Dinner [registration is closed]

7:45-8:30 pm: Dessert and interactive study on, “​The Stereotypes & Misconceptions Christians and Jews Have About Each Other​”

8:30 pm: Book Signing

Saturday, Nov. 9

10:00 am: Shabbat Morning Service with sermon ​“What Are Nice Jewish Boys Like Abraham and Moses Doing in a Book Like the New Testament?”

Following services there will be a Lunch & Learn with a text study on ​“A Jewish Approach to the New Testament – Text Study,” followed by a book signing.

Sunday, Nov. 10

9:00-9:30 am: Religious School Assembly

9:30 am: Scheduled private book signing & catch up opportunities in Rabbi Cohen’s study at Bet Shalom (click here to register)

Emeritus Meeting

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus meeting will be on Wednesday, November 6 at 10:30 AM in Rabbi Cohen’s study.

The topic for discussion will be AntiSemitism in 2019. Rabbi Cohen will lead the discussion and provide perspective.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Emeritus Meeting with Rabbi Cohen

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus session will be Wednesday, September 25th at 10:30 AM in Rabbi Cohen’s study.  Our topic of discussion will be Forgiveness.  As we enter the High Holiday season, this can be a timely and often emotionally- charged issue.  We look forward to your participation.