Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Thanksgiving and throughout the year, while we give thanks for all that we have, the congregants of Beth Israel generously give back to the community as well. The Social Action Committee encourages congregation members to participate in planning, implementing, and staffing many programs that work towards tikkun olam in our world.

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Upcoming Events

The Struggle with G-d: From Antiquity to Modernity

Session 3: “Where is God? The Holocaust Defiance”
Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM 
Pollin Chapel

Judaism’s radical insight to religion is the concept of a single G-d, unseeable and to a certain extent unknowable. And yet, that uniqueness creates a problem known to Moses and all the prophets: How can I know an unknowable G-d? In this series of classes, we will discuss the struggle we Jews have with divinity. Having trouble with G-d? Join the club! This is the third in a series of three lectures by Rabbi Michael Cahana about our struggle with G-d. Previous attendance is not a prerequisite.

Sisterhood Gift Shop & Jewelry Sale

Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM - Noon
Blumauer Auditorium

Come do your Chanukah shopping at the Beth Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop & Gently Used Jewelry Sale! The jewelry sale will be in Blumauer Auditorium on December 7, and continue in the gift shop on December 14. The gift shop will have 25% off all non-Chanukah merchandise, except books and candles. If you would like to donate jewelry, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Clear Choice for a Better Future

Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 PM
MJCC (6651 SW Capitol Highway)
Co-sponsored by the CBI Brotherhood

A Discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Jeremy Ben-Ami
Come hear from Jeremy Ben-Ami, President and Founder of J Street, at the Mittleman JCC to discuss what we can do as pro-Israel, pro-peace advocates to achieve a secure and democratic future for the Jewish homeland. This event is free and open to the public.

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