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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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2016-17 Chavayah & Talmidim Core Calendar

Chavayah transcends the traditional education model and offers a challenging and engaging approach to Jewish learning. This program is designed for our ninth and tenth-grade students and provides a chance for them to continue the development of their Jewish identities through a diverse collection of learning opportunities.

Freshman and sophomore students engage in deeper, self-directed learning through three course components: Core Curriculum (monthly lessons on a common theme), Talmud Torah (engaging Torah study), and Chuggim (electives that explore a variety of topics through fun experiential programs ranging from Sephardic cooking classes to seeing Steppenwolf plays, to field trips to area community service organizations). While all teens attend Core Curriculum sessions, students choose from a host of Talmud Torah and Chuggim opportunities to match their interest to their learning andhave the ability to create a class schedule that meets both their interests and their scheduling needs.

The courses offered through Chavayah take students outside the classroom to experience Judaism in new and innovative ways. Students learn not only from synagogue educators but from talented members of the community across a broad spectrum of subjects, including text learning, social justice, and Jewish creativity. The Chavayah experience gives students a strong foundation of knowledge and identity that enables them to build a lasting Jewish identity as they enter into adulthood.

In addition to Chavayah, young women can register for Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girls Thing.

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat,  May 13, June 17
    3:30–5:30 pm This class meets at Rabbi London's home.

    Once a month on Shabbat afternoon at Rabbi London's home, explore Jewish spiritual practices that combine prayer, medit...

  • with David Zarefsky
    Monday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
    Sessions are expected to focus on the place of the United States in the world, including relationships with Israel, the nature of the social contract, and the principles of federa...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Wednesdays, May 17 and/or June 14

    7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    How would it feel to take a break from the regimen and “noise” of everyday life and instead focus on renewal of mind, body, and spirit? Drum circles off...

  • with Bluma Stoller

    Wednesdays, ongoing through June 7 (no class April 12), 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Do you want to learn to read Hebrew or improve rusty skills? Not sure of the prayers you learned to recite by rote? This new cl...

  • Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

    with the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot
    Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Emet (please note this class will NOT meet: April 4, April 11, April 18, May 30, and July 4)

    Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, or o...

  • Visit Pushing the Envelope Farm: Jewish Sustainable Farming

    with Trisha and Rabbi Fred Margulies
    Sunday, May 21 |12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Pushing the Envelope Farm is a 14-acre community farm and education center that fosters Jewish communal life by exploring Jewish agricultural tradi...

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