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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Men’s Club is powered by you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.
Chaverware link -https://www.chaverweb.net/COALogin.aspx?key=B25369080623
YOUR participation will make the evening richer and more meaningful! There are still a few readings available - let Julie Robertson (email@example.com) know by April 30. She will email you your part on May 1. Please sign up to bring a treat for the oneg by using this link for Friday night’s community dinner: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45a8a729a64-community9
Ticket Sales are now CLOSED
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
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
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)
Please sign up HERE to volunteer to bake or help with sales/distribution:
MAH JONGG: Sundays: December 16, 23 and 30 (10:15 AM at the synagogue)- To sign up for Sunday games, contact Shari Cohn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in Tuesday Daytime mah jongg? Our next meeting is November 27 at 10:30 AM at the temple. - Contact Jean Mann (email@example.com) for more information.
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.
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
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.