Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Eastern European Trip Special Meeting

Special Meeting

to discuss details of the Eastern European trip

Wednesday, November 29

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7:00 pm

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Please RSVP to Rabbi Michelle Pearlman

if you are interested in the trip

and would like to attend the meeting.

If you cannot attend, we will make other

informational opportunities available.

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Guilty Pleasures
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Guilty Pleasures

THE

GUILTY PLEASURES EVENT is BACK!

Join us for an evening of wine, enticing desserts & gorgeous

jewelry by Maxine Denker!

 

If you missed this fabulous event last

year, this is your chance

to see what everyone has been talking about. Join friends for a

relaxing evening with shopping for holiday gifts and socializing

while helping to support our growing community.

This event was made possible by Maxine Denker’s generous donation and the

support of BCRC Sisterhood. All proceeds from sales of Maxine Denker’s jewelry

directly benefit Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

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Challah Baking Class
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Challah Baking Class

Challah Baking Class

 

Come Learn How to Bake Challah  

 

Taught by our own Master Baker – Jeanine Ure

The Baking Class will be held on November 12th at 1:00 In the BRBC Social Hall

 

Classes will be 1:00 – 4:00 PM

 

There is a $5 per person Material fee to cover the cost of the ingredients.

 

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Schmata Auditions
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Schmata Auditions

 

AUDITIONS!!!

Beth Chaim's Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater 

invites students in grades 5 -12 to join us as we help Beth Chaim Reform Congregation celebrate its 25th anniversary!

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof, Jr 

will take place on Sunday, 11/12 & 11/19 from 1 - 4 PM 

at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation.

Details available at Schmata website  

Please email the Directors  to RSVP. 

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Coffee House
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Coffee House

Great coffee, great music, great company and great laughs. Join us for this evening of entertainment and good eats honoring Denise Moser, Jack Dibeler, and Marcy McGee.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at:

Members can just click the RSVP link

Visiting non-member will be asked to create a Guest Account in order to RSVP for an event.  Please be assured there is no obligation when you create a Guest Account

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Bingo at Coatesville VA
Nov
5
1:45 PM13:45

Bingo at Coatesville VA

Bring in Socks, T-shirts or Sweat Suits before October 31st for the collection boxes in the lobby of the synagogue and religious school.  

Join us at the Coatesville VA for Bingo.  Beth Chaim plays along with residents at the Coatesville VA for games, prizes and snacks each year.  A fun and rewarding experience for everyone.  

Contact Victoria Robinson or Ben Schwartz for information 

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Brit Olam
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Brit Olam

The time is NOW.

Join us Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7 pm in Beth Chaim's social hall to discuss the Brit Olam, a "covenant with the world".  Through courageous conversation we will be affirming Beth Chaim's commitment to meaningful social justice work that is grounded in Jewish values.  As we move to social action we will be arm in arm with other Reform congregations across the nation. We will be working towards peace, justice and compassion in the world with the support of the RAC, Religious Action Center.  Interested?  

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Rachael Cerrotti Speaks to us- a BCRC Adult Education Event
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rachael Cerrotti Speaks to us- a BCRC Adult Education Event

THE BCRC ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

brings

Rachael Cerrotti

to speak with us
about an incredible personal story when she discovers and retraces the footsteps of her grandmother as she escapes and ultimately survives WWll

 

This will be a free event with light refreshments.

Optional donations to cover expenses are welcome. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents as they will hear what a 14 year girl was able to accomplish.

 contact Margo Schleman or  

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Celebrate Your Craft with Sisterhood
Oct
8
10:15 AM10:15

Celebrate Your Craft with Sisterhood

 

Bring your UFO's (unfinished objects) and come ready to kibitz (chat).  Not crafty, but interested?  Taking a long hiatus from your favorite hobby?  Come, observe, learn and be inspired!  Needlework, paper crafts, and other media are all welcome!  Tea, coffee and light bites will be provided.  Please RSVP to Michelle at chelleitout@comcast.net.

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Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Kor'im Ivrit, Beginners Hebrew Reading Class for Adults

Increase your spiritual experience at services

Catch up with your children in their studies

Re-learn what you have forgotten from Hebrew School

$50

10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/18, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13  Wednesday's from 11am-12pm

This class is designed for anyone with minimal or no prior Hebrew language skills.  A 10-week course where you will learn to read Hebrew from scratch.  Students will  acquire basic Hebrew vocabulary necessary to understand liturgy and be able to read prayers and blessings in Hebrew.  

 

To Register:  Please call the Congregation office at 610-640-2147. For questions about the class, 

please contact Narda Oz at 610-280-0274 or nardaoz1952@gmail.com

 

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Club

  • We will be meeting at 6:30 PM at the McKenzie Brew House in Glen Mills (451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA.  Phone: 610-361-9800).  As always, all BCRC Men are welcome to attend.
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Help Unload the Truck!
Oct
2
4:00 PM16:00

Help Unload the Truck!

Help Unload the Truck!

Meet us at Beth Chaim at 4 pm

or

at the West Chester Food Cupboard at 4:30 pm

Please note the Cupboard's new location 

431 S. Bolmar St. 

West Chester, PA 19382

 

It is fun and soul filling...Please Come....Many Hands (arms, legs and good backs) welcomed

 

Call Bill Metzker if questions 484-832-3932

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Break the Fast
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Break the Fast

 

Congregants and their guests are invited to join us after the concluding Yom Kippur services on September 30, 2017.  An assortment of bagels, fish, and salads will be provided along with fruit, dessert, and beverages.  Macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers will be provided for kids.

The cost is $20.00 for adults, $5.00 for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Children 6 and under are free. 

Please forward your check, if selecting Bill Me, to Beth Chaim by September 25th, in order to confirm your reservation.  

If you have any questions please contact Jean Mann, mannj0222@yahoo.com.

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Back to Shul Open House Shabbat Service
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Back to Shul Open House Shabbat Service

Know someone that would like to learn more about Beth Chaim Reform Congregation?

 

Bring them to our

Back to Shul*

Open House Shabbat Service

for

Prospective Families, New & Current Members

 

 

Friday September 8th, 2017

 

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

Meet our new Director of Education, Sherrie Rosenberg Klein, MAJEd

 

7:30 pm Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Michelle Pearlman

 

8:45 pm Oneg Shabbat and Social

Hosted by the Membership Committee

 

We are excited to welcome you to our spiritual home!

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

389 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355

 

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

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Shabbat Dinner and Discussion- Civil Discourse on Racial Justice
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Shabbat Dinner and Discussion- Civil Discourse on Racial Justice

Please also join us for a special Shabbat dinner conversation at 6pm on the evening of September 1 at 6pm. It is powerful to break bread together as a community. Around the table and in the service that will follow at 7:30 we will engage in constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives, to address the deep, painful divides in our communities. We will also consider the role we can play as a congregation in strengthening civil discourse in our community. Please plan on bringing an entree or a side to share on the 1st.

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Family Camp!  Camp Harlam
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Family Camp! Camp Harlam

 

 

 

Shalom, Harlam families and friends! We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Camp Harlam's Third Annual Family Camp program! 

 

 

REGISTER NOW for this fun-filled, family-friendly weekend at camp. Space is limited (last year we sold out!) so register early to reserve your spot. 

 

 

 

Family Camp 

Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27, 2017

Camp Harlam | Kunkletown, PA 

Open to children of all ages and their families

 

Family Camp is the ultimate Jewish family weekend getaway and a great opportunity for parents and children of all ages to discover the incredible experience of a Camp Harlam Shabbat. The young and young-at-heart will spend much of their weekend together - climbing or swinging on one of our Adventure elements, swimming, creating arts & crafts projects, learning camp songs, enjoying outdoor and indoor sports, as well as participating in many of the other great activities that camp offers during the summer. Families will treasure these shared camp memories. There will be "Parents Only" sessions and activities, as well as "Camper Only" programming with our staff.

 

Program Fees

Adults - $155/person

Children ages 3-18 - $80/person

Children 3 and under are FREE

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration

 

 

 

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document on our website and you can share the Family Camp flyer with friends and family who may be interested. Please contact Alex Grumbacher with any additional questions at HarlamFamilyCamp@URJ.org or 215-901-8443.

 

We hope to see you there...THINK CAMP!

 

 

 

Lisa David

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JChai Open House
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

JChai Open House

    This wonderful program advocates for disabled adults and  provides a funded Supported Apartment Program in Radwyn.   Their open house offers a chance to meet JChai's program directors and visit JCHAI.

 LINK to FLYER

RSVP required: Dr. Beth Rosenwasser at BethRosenwasser@jchai.org  or 215.498.1270

 

Please see our NEW 4 min video about JCHAI at www.jchai.org

            

JCHAI Transitions (formerly JCHAI Café) offers young adults classes 3 nights a week & weekend Trips LINK to JCHAI Transitions Page for Flyers for details - updated monthly - click on BLUE titles for the flyers.

                                                              

Questions? Please call me at 215-498-1270 or email. We will arrange a phone, face-to-face, free consultation to answer questions about fit and costs. We follow up by directing you to the right JCHAI directors! Our individualized, flexible programs offer supports in one's own home or community, in our community-integrated Supported Apartment program, and/or in classes and trips! We take ID and Autism waivers for some programs and our fun social opportunities are offered on an a la carte basis.

 

Click Here for more information

 

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Interfaith Opportunity "Hidden Inheritance:Family Secrets, Memory and Faith
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Interfaith Opportunity "Hidden Inheritance:Family Secrets, Memory and Faith

We have been invited to an intriguing interfaith opportunity at Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Devon.  Heidi Neumark, author of Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, will be speaking and answering questions about her book.  Heidi is a Lutheran pastor who discovered as an adult that she has a hidden Jewish heritage, including several family members who died in concentration camps.  Hidden Inheritance is available through Amazon.  The Good Reads link is below.  Even if you can’t read the book quickly enough, Heidi sounds like an interesting person to listen to.

 

Here are the details:

 

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Place: Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 203 North Valley Forge Road, Devon

 

https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/25987424-hidden- inheritance

 

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Member led Shabbat Services
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Member led Shabbat Services

The July 14, Friday night Shabbat service will be led by members of our congregation.

 

If you are interested in helping with planning,

please contact me by responding to this email as soon as possible. 

 

If you would like to have a part in the service, (Hebrew or English),

please let me know by responding to this email by July 11.

 

And if you are planning to attend,

please consider bringing something to share for the oneg.

 

Please join us at 7:30 pm!

 

B’Shalom,

Julie

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Mitzvah Day!
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Mitzvah Day!

Cleaning, Painting, Gardening - its a Mitzvah to show some love and elbow grease to our shared home.  Join us for the fun.  Bagels in the morning and lunch in the afternoon will be served.  We will pull up our sleeves, blast some music and get to work.  If you cannot come and join the party please donate some cleaning supplies, paint or tools instead.  

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MITZVAH NETWORK: WWII and Korean War Veterans Trip to DC
Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

MITZVAH NETWORK: WWII and Korean War Veterans Trip to DC

  • Calling all World War II and Korean War vets! Honor Flight Philadelphia offers a FREE trip to Washington DC monuments on June 10, 2017 for these veterans. If you are, or know of, a WWII or Korean War vet, visit: www.honorflightphiladelphia.org for a veteran application and more details regarding the trip or contact: Willi at 610-431-0911. Victoria Robinson and Steve Shalet have been guardian escorts on HFP and hope to be on this trip.
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