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.
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.
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!
Know someone that would like to learn more about Beth Chaim Reform Congregation?
Bring them to our
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Open House Shabbat Service
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 email@example.com
THE BCRC ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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.
Preregister on Chaverware (see events) or contact Margo Schleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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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
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!
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.
- 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.
One Sunday each month, 750-1,000+ volunteers of all ages and backgrounds meet as a community at our northeast Philadelphia warehouse. Volunteers pack fresh produce and non-perishable kosher food, load their cars with boxes, and deliver food and a smile into the homes of those in need.
Join Fellow Beth Chaim Members June 4 to pack and deliver food for JRA
Plan to meet at Synagogue at 8:30. Carpooling is available.
Food packing begins at 10 am
Warehouse location: 10980 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, 19154
If interested please contact Stacey Overton miamislow@cmaiI.com610-564-4169
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Please support Beth Chaim's very own Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater!
Disney's High School Musical, Junior
Saturday June 3 (2 & 7 pm) & Sunday June 4 (2 pm)
West Chester University MainStage Theater, Rosedale & High Sts.
Tickets $10 at the door or in advance (tix@SchmataProductions.org)
Bridging Ceremony and Congregational Picnic
Please join us as the 7th graders in the Religious School "bridge" to confirmation class! There will be awards for many students in areas such as attendance and spirituality. After the bridging ceremony, there will be the congregational picnic. The Men's club will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, but feel free to bring your own picnic lunch if these options don't appeal to you. We are asking for volunteers to bring favorite picnic items to share. There will be also be cake!
There will be outside activities as well as a Gaga pit from Camp Harlem!
NOTE: Bridging Ceremony will be from 10-11, picnic immediately following.
BCRC's Garden Committee invites kids of all ages to help plant summer crops!
Bring a plant or two from the list below and join us at Beth Chaim on May 21. Planting will take place directly following the Bridging Ceremony.
All who signup have the opportunity to plant, water and/or create a veggie sign. We are also in need of a few volunteers. Parents will assist ages 6 and under to plant. All ages are welcome: If your kiddo can walk, your kiddo can plant!
If possible, shop your local nursery for heirloom, organic plants and seed packets. Keep transplant size between 4" and 8" high and choose plants with no fruit or flowers.
hank you to KI Nashim, Men’s Club, and the Kehillah of Chester County for helping to defray the cost of acquiring a license to show the movie.
Please join us for the movie and dessert. There will be a nominal fee of $5.00 to cover the goodies.
RSVP to email@example.com
This is an event for students as well as adults, so spread the word. It is a very worthwhile experience.
from Mira Wasserman of Beth Am Israel:
You are invited to join POWER Metro for a discussion of one of Pennsylvania's chief moral crises - the racial bias inherent in the distribution of state education money.
Come learn about persistent patterns of racial injustice from the man who discovered them. David Mosenkis, a member of Germantown Jewish Center and a leader in POWER, put his skills as a data analyst to work and discovered that the absence of a funding formula in Pennsylvania resulted in the biggest gaps between rich and poor school districts in the country - and that the whiter a school district’s student body, the greater share of state funding it receives over its fair share (read more here).
Thanks in large part to his research and to POWER’s advocacy, a fair funding formula has been adopted, but grave injustice persists.
David will tell the story of the progress we’ve made so far, and what we can do to make the public schools we fund work for all students, regardless of race or zip code. This event is the kick-off for a new season of actions in our movement to bring fairness to all students in Pennsylvania.
Join us on Sunday, May 7, at 7:30pm at Beth Am Israel (1301 Hagys Ford Rd., Penn Valley, PA 19072).
BCRC is building a community garden! It's not just any garden, but an organic vegetable garden with the purpose of expressing our faith through core Jewish values. Examples like feeding the hungry, protecting our environment, promoting health and well-being.
Volunteering for 90 minutes on May 7th, will help lay the ground work for BCRC to continue supporting the Stop Hunger Now campaign in our community. Our gardens will provide fresh, organic vegetables every week, during peak harvest times, to local food banks within the West Chester area. BCRC will donate 90% of total harvested weight. That's huge!
Our religious school students plan to plant summer crops on May 21st.
Please come out on May 7th and help this social action project take "root".
BCRC Garden Committee
RSVP (no need to re-submit if you have already submitted for this session on a previous form)
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Join us on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the "Race To Recovery," a 1 mile walk, roll [a wheelchair] or 5K run. Our Mitzvah Network invites you to help support the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania; the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital is sponsoring this event for BIA-PA. New BCRC member Natanya Sortland's Team, "Moving A Head," needs active participants, to raise money and to be with us to learn about brain injuries. Sun. 4/23/17 at East Goshen Twp. Park in Malvern. Registration starts at 9 A.M, the 5K race starts at 10:30 and the 1 mile walk/roll starts at 10:45; $25 registration fee for participants. For details, contact Victoria Robinson, at 610-696-8326 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Team website is https:// shar.es/1UPHAP. Thank you!
Share a delicious meal, enjoy the company of old friends, and perhaps meet new ones as our warm and caring congregation continues to grow.
Our wonderful Rabbi Michelle Pearlman will re-tell the story of the Exodus, with the assistance of members of our congregation.
Please join us for this special night – that is not like other nights.
RSVP here or reach Lucy Hornstein or Bill Metzker.
NOTE: Second Seder will be BYO wine, does NOT need to be kosher.
RSVP by Friday, April 7, 2017
Children under 6 are free but please note how many children to expect here
Email Rabbi Pearlman for access to this class. Once she hears from you she will send you the list of Podcasts to listen to prior to her weekly BYO Lunch-in class
April 6, 20 and 27 at 12 noon
Topics may include:
Judaism and Islam
Judaism and the Digital Age
Reform Judaism and Jewish Law
Abraham Joshua Heschel's Legacy, Promise and Promise and Possibility
Medieval to Modern Perspectives on Jewish Art
I will send out the first podcast link as soon as I hear from you.
Don't worry if you have never accessed a podcast before. If you have a computer and can send email, I am sure I can teach you how to access a podcast.