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October 2017

Italian Sodas in the Sukkah

October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CBS

Matanot (2nd & 3rd Grade)- You’re Invited! October 7th @CBS 3-5pm Come create an Italian soda of your choice and join Tal, our 2017-2018 shinshinit, for games and        fun in the CBS Sukkah!   Let’s celebrate Sukkot together!     RSVPs to rachelwachtel@bethshalomseattle.org appreciated but not required  

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December 2017

2nd Annual Hannukah Party and Treasure Hunt

December 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CBS

December 16th @CBS 5:30-7pm   2nd-5th Graders are invited to join Rachel & Tal to celebrate Hannukah with a party and treasure hunt. Yummy Hannukah treats provided!   RSVPs to rachelwachtel@bethshalomseattle.org appreciated but not required  

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November 2018

#ShowUpforShabbat

November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
CBS

Beth Shalom is joining AJC-Global Jewish Advocacy and Jewish communities across the country and around the world this Shabbat, November 3 to honor the 11 victims of the horrific attack at the Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh. Join us for a special Shabbat morning: Regular Shabbat services: 9:30AM Special Sermon: around 11:15AM Programming at 1:15PM Community Healing Conversation and Supportive Space:  Community healing conversation and supportive space with Jewish Family Service after Shabbat services, led by Jewish educator…

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January 2019

After Lunch Learning with Sebnem Pura: Refugee/Asylum Full Circle

January 26, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
CBS

Join us at 1:15pm in the Beit Midrash for Refugee/Asylum Full Circle    Sebnem Pura, a new member of the shul, is a Sephardic Jew who was born and raised in Turkey. She originally came to the U.S. as a refugee and has personally experienced refugee processing, and her professional work has since entailed working with refugees and asylees and on immigration issues. Her talk will provide a brief overview of the refugee/asylum program in the U.S. (including the application and…

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February 2019

Edwin and Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence Copy

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
CBS

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Daniel Nevins as the 5779 Bierman Scholar in Residence, February 8-9, 2019   Rabbi  Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School. He also serves as dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the Center for Pastoral Education, and the Block-Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts. A graduate of JTS and of Harvard College, where he studied Middle Eastern History, he worked for 13 years…

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Scholar in Residence: Havadalah, Music, and Learning on the Environment

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CBS

Join this year’s Edwin and Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Daniel Nevins, for Havdalah, music, and a learning session on “Blessed Like the Sand of the Sea and Stars of the Sky: The Natural Environment and Jewish Prayer.”     Rabbi  Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School. He also serves as dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the Center for Pastoral Education, and the Block-Kolker Center…

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Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CBS
Free

Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter with Rabbi Rob Toren An eight-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Selections may include: Creation; Kayin and Hevel (aka…

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Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 2019

CBS
Free

Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter with Rabbi Rob Toren An eight-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Selections may include: Creation; Kayin and Hevel (aka…

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March 2019

Sha’arei Tikvah Purim Celebration – for People of All Abilities and Ages

March 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CBS

 Hosted by Jewish Family Service, CBS, Temple B’nai Torah, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Call 206.861.8784 for more information or visit https://www.jfsseattle.org/event/shaarei-tikvah-purim-celebration/ 

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April 2019

Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CBS
Free

Two English Bible Masterpieces:  KJV (King James Version) and Robert Alter with Rabbi Rob Toren An eight-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Selections may include: Creation; Kayin and Hevel (aka…

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Creative Interpretation: How the Rabbis Radically Change the Meaning of the Torah in Traditional Ways with Rabbi Rose

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

CBS
Free

How does the Talmud infer that the Torah’s clear assertion of “an eye for an eye” really means that the injured is owed monetary compensation? Midrash, the process of rabbinic interpretation of the Torah, is often used to come to such thoroughly radical conclusions.  Why do the rabbis stretch the Torah’s meaning in this way? What are the boundaries of this creativity? How can we treat the Torah as divine and sacred while twisting its words?  Together we’ll explore these…

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May 2019

Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat at CBS

May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CBS
$10 – $25

Congregation Beth Shalom is excited to host an Egalitarian Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, May 10th at 6PM. The Shabbat service will feature prayers sung in Sephardic niggun (tune), and be followed by a traditional Sephardic meal and Shabbat songs. All are welcome to partake in this unique Kabbalat Shabbat opportunity. Cost is $25 per adult, $10 for children under 15.  Children under 5 are free. Please contact Rabbi Borodin for financial assistance. Menu Filo triangles/Borekas filled with feta and…

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Creative Interpretation: How the Rabbis Radically Change the Meaning of the Torah in Traditional Ways with Rabbi Rose

May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

CBS
Free

How does the Talmud infer that the Torah’s clear assertion of “an eye for an eye” really means that the injured is owed monetary compensation? Midrash, the process of rabbinic interpretation of the Torah, is often used to come to such thoroughly radical conclusions.  Why do the rabbis stretch the Torah’s meaning in this way? What are the boundaries of this creativity? How can we treat the Torah as divine and sacred while twisting its words?  Together we’ll explore these…

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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Creative Interpretation: How the Rabbis Radically Change the Meaning of the Torah in Traditional Ways with Rabbi Rose

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

CBS
Free

How does the Talmud infer that the Torah’s clear assertion of “an eye for an eye” really means that the injured is owed monetary compensation? Midrash, the process of rabbinic interpretation of the Torah, is often used to come to such thoroughly radical conclusions.  Why do the rabbis stretch the Torah’s meaning in this way? What are the boundaries of this creativity? How can we treat the Torah as divine and sacred while twisting its words?  Together we’ll explore these…

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

May 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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June 2019

Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

June 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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Shavuot Israeli Cooking Experience

June 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CBS

IAC Seattle and Congregation Beth Shalom are happy to invite you to an Israeli Shavuot cooking experience where we will use the Seven Species to make a Holiday feast straight from the land of Milk and Honey. The session will be led by Rakefet Manor – an Israeli community member whose cooking is renowned around town. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shavuot-israeli-cooking-experience-tickets-60565066745 Limited space available!

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

June 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

June 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II

June 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

CBS
Free

Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh.  With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation.  Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill. Rob will provide texts, though students are…

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January 2020

Young Professionals Painting and Wine Tasting Night

January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CBS
$18.00

Join other CBS young adults and young professionals on Saturday, January 25th for a fun evening of painting and kosher wine tasting at CBS.  Please pay and sign up below so that we can purchase the correct amount of wine, snacks, and art supplies. Let Rachel know if you'd prefer to contribute bottles of kosher wine! Questions? Email Rachel at rachelwachtel@bethshalomseattle.org

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