Summer Shorts Film Festival
Jul
10
to Aug 28

Summer Shorts Film Festival

You are invited to the summer shorts film festival, an eight-session film festival and discussion series featuring a fantastic collection of outstanding vintage, contemporary, international and award-winning Jewish short films!

DATE AND TIMES: Wednesdays July 10, 2019 - August 28, 2019 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: The Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 

COST: Suggested donation per session: $10.00* (cash or check only at the door, subject to availability) *No one will be turned away for lack of funds

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School Equity
Aug
6
to Aug 30

School Equity

School Equity Projects 

Get Involved with Social Action

Did you know that Pennsylvania has one of the most inequitable public school funding distribution in the country? 

Beth Chaim wants to make change happen

Part of Our Brit Olam (commitment to social justice) is dedicated to improving education environment for our kids this year.

How to Help?

Go Back to school shopping:

We are partnering with Social Fundraising and Gatherings 

https://www.socialfundraisingandgatherings.org/about-1

with Back to School Shopping

All supplies go directly to elementary schools in Philadelphia 

Items needed:

Pencils

Copy Paper

Dry Erase Markers

Tissues

Disinfectant Wipes

Glue Sticks


Volunteer to help the teachers set up their class rooms for the first day of school


8/19 and 8/30, come to the schools and help make the teacher’s and kids classroom ready Click Here if you wish to help.

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Back to Shul Open House
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Back to Shul Open House

Please join us for our annual Back to Shul Open House & Shabbat Service for prospective families, new members and current members!

Friday August 23, 2019, at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, 389 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355.

6:30 pm     Open House with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres

7:30 pm     Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Michelle Pearlman

8:45 pm     Oneg Shabbat and Social 

We are excited to welcome you to our spiritual home! Please share this with friends who are also looking for a Jewish connection.

For more information & to RSVP email membership@bethchaim.net

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Video Contest
Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

Video Contest

We want YOUR video for our Facebook page and website. Edited videos should be one minute in length and let people know what makes Beth Chaim a special and unique place.

Final videos should be submitted to president@bethchaim.net by August 25, 2019. Members of Beth Chaim of all ages are eligible and the winning video will earn $250.

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Tzofim Concert and Family Fun Night
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Tzofim Concert and Family Fun Night

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Reeves Park, 401 Main Street, Phoenixville**

5:30: Picnic dinner, GaGa and games

(bring picnic dinner and blanket. Ices, water and snacks will be provided.)

6:45: Tzofim Friendship Caravan Concert

7:45: Meet the Tzofim (Israeli Scouts)

On street parking available surrounding the park.

Additional off street parking at the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, 55 Starr Street, Phoenixville

**In case of rain, the concert will take place at Congregation B’nai Jacob, Starr and Manovan Streets, Phoenixville

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Beth Chaim Marketing Group Meeting
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Beth Chaim Marketing Group Meeting

Help us share with the world what makes Beth Chaim a unique and special community!

We are forming a Beth Chaim marketing group to distill that uniqueness, and turn it into a brand for the synagogue. The group will also use technology and personal outreach to share our story more broadly across Chester County. We are looking for synagogue members to help form this group; we especially want to meet with those of you bringing experience in marketing, advertising, social media, sales, and technical areas such as search engine optimization and data analytics. Our first meeting will be a happy hour at the home of Alex Scherer on August 2, starting at 6PM. Interested members please RSVP Alex at ascherer@gmail.com.

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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

Donate
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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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