Gun Violence Prevention Night
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Gun Violence Prevention Night

Come join us in the fight against gun violence. Shira Goodman from CeaseFire PA, Madeline Denker, and other Beth Chaim teens will be speaking on Gun Violence’s effect on us and on Americans. There will also be an opportunity to write a postcard to your state and federal representatives urging them to help end gun violence.

June 13th : 6:00-8:30 PM

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Men's Club Dinner Meeting
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Men's Club Dinner Meeting

Next week’s June 4 Men’s Club dinner meeting will start off at Boulder Falls MiniGolf, 1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, Downingtown, PA 19335, at 6:00pm. 

Admission is $8.00, $6.00 for seniors. After a round we’ll proceed to the Four Dogs Tavern at 1300 West Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA 19382 for the regular meeting around 6:30pm.  


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Women of Reform Judaism Day
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Women of Reform Judaism Day

Through Women of Reform Judaism, we periodically have the opportunity to participate in regional educational events, where we can make connections with other sisterhoods and learn about WRJ initiatives.  The June 2 Area Day will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM at the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Rabbi  Marla Feldman, Executive Director of WRJ, will be the keynote speaker, and the event will include a docent-led tour of the museum.  Lunch will be served.  Please to contact Michelle at sisterhood-president@bethchaim.net for more information on how to register. 

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School Equity funding launch Meeting
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

School Equity funding launch Meeting



 


Tuesday May 14th 7-8:30 pm BCRC Conference Room

A Special meeting for Consultation on Conscience Delegates, L'taken Alumni and Beth Chaim Board Members and Key Influencers


Learn about the inequities in the PA State Education Funding Formula. 

Help Beth Chaim join other Reform Congregations and the Interfaith community in pursuing justice on this critical local bipartisan issue that has a huge impact on all children in our state.  

We need your input.





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Gala Meeting
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Gala Meeting

Shalom. We are Lynn Jacobs and Rachel Wilner, co-chairs of the Temple Beth Chaim 2020 gala to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020. We have lots of ideas but WE NEED YOUR HELP! We invite temple members to join us at our first planning meeting to be held on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm.  Volunteers whose efforts contributed to the success of the 2018 gala are especially welcome to join us. Your experience and expertise will be an asset to our committee. With your help, we will raise much needed funds for our congregation, make new friends and have a rewarding experience.

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Men's Club Dinner
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Club Dinner

Next month’s Men’s Club dinner meeting will be Tuesday May 7 at Gran Rodeo Mexican Bar and Grill, 200 Painter’s Crossing in West Chester PA, 19382.  It’s at the junction of 202 and Route 1. Happy Siete de Mayo!

 Look out for a communication about Passover Seder at BCRC, and setup for the tables and chairs.  We are also thinking about the upcoming calendar of events, and ideas about what we can do at Beth Chaim. Blood drive? Fundraising event? Group outings and family fun?  Let us know what sounds like a fun and positive action for the Community.

 Join us at dinner, jump in at the next call for volunteers, or email your ideas to mensclub@bethchaim.net.  Men’s Club is powered by you.   

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Trip to Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial
May
5
8:30 PM20:30

Trip to Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial

Have you ever wanted to see where your Grandparents or Great- Grandparents arrived in America?

 Join us on a Spring Trip to Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial

Reservations now available …

 Sunday, May 5th 2019

 Ticket Price - $85

 Ticket includes: transportation, entrance fees, and guided tours of Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial.

 Register by Friday March 29th 2019 using Chaverware

Questions email jbralternate@gmail.com

 Space is limited.

Chaverware link -https://www.chaverweb.net/COALogin.aspx?key=B25369080623

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Second Night Seder
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Second Night Seder

Sign up HERE

(Log into Chaverweb, go to Event Signup, and select “Second Night Seder 2019” from the dropdown box)

Bring wine for your table and a Passover desert to share. Everything else is provided.

Questions? Contact Bill Metzker or Lucy Hornstein at 610-337-1088

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Anita Diamant Speaks at Beth Chaim, Q&A and Book Signing
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Anita Diamant Speaks at Beth Chaim, Q&A and Book Signing

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Advance Ticket Sales are now Closed

Provide an additional donation of any dollar amount to help support Beth Chaim and all of the amazing programing it brings to the community

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Jewish Values and the Ethical Now
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Jewish Values and the Ethical Now


A wonderful opportunity: Great Jewish learning happening in Philadelphia March 10 to 11. Among the presenters who are coming are David Ellenson, Ruth Messenger, Amy Eilberg, Paul Root Wolpe, Asher Lopatin and many more. The whole conference is free. 

Jewish Values & the Ethical Now: A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.  Sunday, March 10 - Monday, March 11, 2019 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA.  This is a rare opportunity to join cutting-edge scholars and leaders in conversation about how Jewish ethics can address today's urgent questions. Come for the whole conference, or just for the public symposium and dessert reception on Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 PM. For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/Ethics2019


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Hamantashen Baking Extravaganza
Feb
24
10:15 AM10:15

Hamantashen Baking Extravaganza

THE HAMANTASHEN ARE COMING!:  Please join us as we bake hamantashen to support the synagogue!  We will provide these delicious cookies for the Purim Shabbat and Purim Carnival.  We will also be selling boxes of hamantaschen to raise money for Beth Chaim.  Sisters are invited to come bake under the direction of the extraordinary Janine Ure, and/or donate fillings as per the sign up slots.


* Please note, we are not asking for dough donations this year.  Participants help to roll, cut, fill  and decorate the cookies on February 24 and March 3.  We also need help with packing and distribution on March 3, March 17 and March 22.

Please sign up HERE to order your cookies (or, to pay by credit card, visit Chaverweb - Events - Hamantashen sale)

https://goo.gl/forms/XHJlZZC1sUGdbAOl2


Please sign up HERE to volunteer to bake or help with sales/distribution:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4AAAAE29A1FB6-purim1

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INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI AND CHI-KUNG
Feb
10
10:15 AM10:15

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI AND CHI-KUNG

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI AND CHI-KUNG with Harriet Laurin:  Sunday, February 10, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Social Hall.  A two-hour interactive, hands-on session providing a basic understanding of Tai Chi and Chi Kung, which is an integrative mind-body "internal martial art" originating from China, often taught as a gentle exercise system in the United States.  Suitable for mature teens and adults of all ages, the movements can be adjusted to allow for individuals at nearly every level of health, fitness, and flexibility.  Participants will learn a few exercises and movements to continue practicing at home. The instructor is Harriet Laurin, who began studying Tai Chi in 1989, apprenticed as an instructor under Grandmaster Steve Sun from 1990 to 1995, and taught in her own school from 1995 until 2008.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, non-restricting clothing that allows freedom of movement.  If you tend to overheat easily, consider layering your clothing.  For footwear, light-weight, supportive sneakers or footwear with a non-skid bottom are fine (some may choose to practice barefoot).  You may also wish to bring a yoga mat or towel as we may do some floor stretching to warm up.  

Questions?  Contact Harriet at helaurin@gmail.com, and include "TAI CHI" in subject line of the email.  Please RSVP to: sisterhood-president@bethchaim.net  


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Interfaith Shabbat
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Interfaith Shabbat

Food and Fellowship with St. Paul Baptist Church

Services followed by lunch

Space may be limited so please save the date and RSVP Early

with Guest Scholar Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, Ph.D

Rabbi Weiss is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost of the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion

She will speak on her new book,

“AMERICAN VALUES, RELIGIOUS VOICES: 100 DAYS, 100 LETTERS”

Services begin at 10am

RSVP on link below

http://www.bethchaim.net/interfaith-rsvp/

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Adult Bnei Mitzvah Class
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Bnei Mitzvah Class

   

We are excited that a number of adult congregants have expressed an interest in becoming Bnei Mitzvah.  We have set aside Saturday November 16th, 2019 for this special event.

Adult Bnei Mitzvah Students will need to attend Judaica and Hebrew classes beginning on the 29th of January, be able to read basic Hebrew, and to make a commitment to working with our Hebrew coordinator Narda Oz to learn and practice Torah reading and Tropes.

We encourage anyone who is interested to consider this meaningful opportunity. 

Anyone who would like to become an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah with this cohort should contact Robin Resnick by Sunday January 13th 2019.


Bnei Mitzvah Program Dates:


Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM Class dates - 1/29/2018, 2/5/2019, 2/12/2019, 3/26/2019, 4/23/2019, 5/21/2019

Saturday morning service at 10:00 am – 2/2/2019 Interfaith Shabbat Service

Friday night service at 7:30 pm – 4/5/2019

Sundays 12:45 – 1:45 Class dates – 9/15/2019, 10/6/2019, 11/3/2019 

Saturday morning service at 10:00 am – 11/16/2019

 

Fees - $180  (Scholarships are available)


Classes held at

Beth Chaim Reform Synagogue

389 Conestoga Road

Malvern, PA 19355


Questions – Please contact Rabbi Pearlman.

To register – Please contact Robin Resnick at the office at 610-640-2147.






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