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MARK YOUR 2015 CALENDARS
Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Spend Sunday Mornings with Rabbi Michelle Pearlman for Bagels, Coffee & Conversation
Please arrive promptly by 10:15 am. Meetings will end before 12:30 pm
January 25th Raising a Jewish Child in a Secular World: My kid has a soccer game on Yom Kippur and other big modern Jewish Challenges. Meet in the Great Valley High School cafeteria
February 1st As an Adult – What’s in Jewish Life for Me? A discussion about adult Jewish growth possibilities at Beth Chaim, in Greater Philly and beyond. Topics may include potential adult learning, adult B'nei Mitzvah, guest scholars, day trips, overseas travel, outdoor activities, creative worship, and anything else you can envision. Meet in the Beth Chaim Social Hall
March 8th Jewish Youth Engagement: Helping young people to love being and doing Jewish before and after B’nei Mitzvah, BBYO, Birthright and beyond. Meet in the Great Valley High School cafeteria
March 22nd Decoding Jewish Ritual: The why and how of what Jews do inside and outside of the Temple sanctuary. Meet in the Beth Chaim Social Hall
April 12th A Family Affair: Searching for more than just religious school? How can Beth Chaim be more engaging for the whole family? A forum for busy parents wanting to find ways to help their entire family connect. Meet in the Great Valley High School cafeteria
Also, Food, Sex, and Money in Jewish Tradition:
Bring your lunch and give yourself the gift of Jewish learning in this 9 week course. Topics will include an exploration of the intersection of Jewish food and Jewish identity, sexuality and gender in Jewish texts, and Jewish ethics surrounding making, giving, and saving of money. In this class we will draw upon classical biblical, rabbinic and modern texts, and consider how our ancient tradition can be relevant to the complex choices we each make on a daily basis. Course meets weekly on Thursdays January 15th – March 26th from 1:15pm - 2:30pm (no meeting on February 12th) at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, 389 Conestoga Rd, Malvern
All Beth Chaim members and their families are encouraged to participate in the Sunday morning events and the Thursday lunch-break course. Kick off 2015 with a great experience, get to know your fellow congregants and enjoy conversation with Rabbi Pearlman. RSVP is appreciated: administrator@BethChaim.net.
Questions should be directed to Rabbi Pearlman at RabbiPearlman@BethChaim.net
The welcoming of our new Rabbi, Michelle Pealrman, has been covered recently by some local news sources. Thanks to the help of our PR volunteers, Ronna Dewey and Linda Harris, the following articles have announced our exciting news! Click here to view the article -> 08/03/2014 Jewish Exponent Article.
We are pleased to announce the creation of a brand new Facebook page. Please LIKE and SHARE the new page – BETH CHAIM REFORM CONGREGATION, MALVERN PA – with your friends, family, neighbors and potential new members. This new page will be used frequently to share Beth Chaim news, notes from Rabbi Pearlman, temple happenings, calendar updates, Religious School activities, community activities and so much more.
Why the change? For years on Facebook, people were creating groups. Beth Chaim's old page is a group. Unfortunately, the group page has limited functionality. It is more closed to the general public. You cannot have more than one administrator or official person who can post. This will allow us to be much more collaborative and have a more vibrant page. Also, social media marketing experts advise converting groups into pages that can be 'liked' by the general public because increasingly, people are using Facebook to interact with organizations that they support.
We chose to create a non-profit 'page' to be the public face of Beth Chaim in the same way that any great website is the public face of an organization. With this change, we are just updating our Facebook presence for maximum functionality. We want people to get to know our congregation and the amazing warmth that is Beth Chaim. Migrating the content from the group to the new page will help us increase our reach.
This is an open group; anyone with a Facebook account can join. We would prefer not to filter the page, but rest assured it will be monitored. We remind all members who are posting on the page to be mindful that your words, photos and commentary are a representation of our Beth Chaim family.
In addition, we will close and delete the Beth Chaim Reform Facebook “group” on September 1st. Hopefully this will allow all members ample time to make the switch.
Not sure which Facebook page to LIKE? The new page is called “BETH CHAIM REFORM CONGREGATION, MALVERN PA”. The cover page is a photo of the sanctuary.
Beth Chaim is pleased to participate in the Amazon Associates Program, which enables members and guests to participate in fundraising for the temple at no cost. If you click the link on our home page (or on the Support Us page) to reach Amazon.com to do your on-line shopping, a percentage of all sales will be returned to Beth Chaim. Please share our link with your friends and family! All purchases are secure and confidential.
Bring your lunch and give yourself the gift of Jewish learning in this 9 week course. Topics will include an exploration of the intersection of Jewish food and Jewish identity, sexuality and gender in Jewish texts, and Jewish ethics surrounding making, giving, and saving of money. In this class we will draw upon classical biblical, rabbinic and modern texts, and consider how our ancient tradition can be relevant to the complex choices we each make on a daily basis.
Feb 5, 19, 26
As an Adult - What's in Jewish Life for me? A discussion about Adult Jewish Growth possibilities at Beth Chaim, in Greater Philly and beyond.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
3 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
All are welcome to join us for dinner, drinks and friendship!