Open House
Aug
23
6:45 PM18:45

Open House

Want to find out if membership at Beth Israel is right for you? Join us for our Open House and meet the Rabbi and other members of our community. Services begin at 6:45 pm followed by a meet and greet afterwords in our social hall.

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Parochet Reveal Celebration
Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Parochet Reveal Celebration

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We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to commission world-renowned Judaica artist,    Jeanette Kuvin Oren   , who has a studio in Woodbridge, and whose work graces over 350 synagogues, schools, community centers and camps around the world.

We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to commission world-renowned Judaica artist, Jeanette Kuvin Oren, who has a studio in Woodbridge, and whose work graces over 350 synagogues, schools, community centers and camps around the world.

We hope you will SAVE THE DATE and join us for a very special Shabbat service, when we reveal our stunning, new ark curtains!! Our celebration will continue afterward with an extended Kiddush.

Our congregation has been blessed with an incredibly generous donation for the commission of the creation of a new parochet for our ark by Gordon Cohen, (Terri Alpert's dad and dad-in-law to our Rabbi), has given our community this amazing gift in honor of his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie. 

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Annual Meeting
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Annual Meeting

Please join us for our Annual Meeting where we elect our officers and we review our budget from last year and next. We will also discuss our accomplishments and goals. We welcome feedback and input as we look forward to another year and all are encouraged to attend.

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Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 4
Apr
6
9:45 PM21:45

Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 4

We conclude our exploration of our Jewish identity through the lens of Halakhah with a look at Conservative Judaism. Born of a reaction against aspects of the Reform movement, Conservative Judaism has sought a middle ground between tradition and change. Like all “middle movements,” it has faced challenges from either side. But does this approach provide a viable compromise that allows us to be both modern and authentically Jewish?

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Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 3
Mar
30
9:45 PM21:45

Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 3

This week, we continue our exploration of our communal and individual identity through the study of the Reform Movement’s approach to Halakhah - Jewish law. More than the other movements, Reform has embraced change in our practice as a means of uncovering those parts of our faith that are eternal and universal. Rabbi Hesch Sommer leads our class as we explore both the triumphs and challenges that Reform faces in creating a sustaining Jewish approach to our modern world.

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Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 2
Mar
23
9:45 AM09:45

Special Torah Study - Exploring Our Jewish Identity Part 2

This series of Torah study sessions is designed to help us understand our own principles of Jewish identity - both as individuals and as a community - by examining that identity through the lens of Halakhah - Jewish law. How we respond to “the Jewish way of doing thing” defines the contours of how we think of ourselves and our faith. This week we look at Orthodoxy as it arose as a response to Jewish emancipation and the desire for assimilation into the larger culture.

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Hebrew School Open House
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Hebrew School Open House

Join our growing family!

Wallingford boasts a wonderful, recently renovated, 100+ yr.-old synagogue, where Jewish education and experiences have been a priority since its inception.  

We are an eclectic and welcoming community that offers a Hebrew School taught by our Rabbi Alpert and 2 very experienced teachers.  Classes are held Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.

“I always have fun playing games while I’m learning Hebrew!”  G.E.

Our small classes allow for individualized attention and Rabbi Alpert conducts bar/bat mitzvah preparation for those students ready to move forward as a Jewish adult.  

 “When I look back at my time in Hebrew school I have nothing but fond memories. I loved learning about Jewish culture and how it is different from our own. I also loved learning about the books of the Torah and their teachings.”  Z.C. (recent Bar Mitzvah)

Parent involvement is not only welcome, it is encouraged, as it can reinforce your child's experiences.

“My daughter is learning about her Jewish heritage while creating her Jewish identity.  She loves going to Hebrew School and I love having her be there!”  L.E.

We have openings for your child to join us, to have fun, to make friends with other Jewish kids, and to learn.  Come to our Open House and let you child participate with ours while you meet with Rabbi Alpert.

“I make fun crafts with my friends at Sunday School.”   E.B.

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