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To learn more about B'nai Torah's programs and events, please contact rsvp@bnaitorah.org.
 
If you are interested in learning more about B'nai Torah Bridges - our small group initiative designed to help members connect with others who share a certain passion or are looking for support for a specific need - click here!
 
 

Quick Links to Ages & Stages:


Congregation-Wide Events & Programs:

 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Sass Orol Brown - Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4
JTS student Sass began working as an inaugural Slifka-Nadich Rabbinical Intern with USY last year, supporting religious education and tefilah programming. They're also working an advisor for USY first Jews of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi, and Mizrahi cohort. Sass is a member of the first JTS Gender, Torah, and Tradition Fellowship. Sass will be conducting sessions on the following topics: Particle, Wave, Delight - A Close Look at what “Light” Means in Torah; Do Looks Matter?; Gender and the Jewish Community; and Ben Ish Hai, Iraqi Halakhah. 
 

20s & 30s:

B'nai Torah 20s & 30s provides social programming for the young adults in our community. Connect with other Jews in their 20s and 30s as we make new friendships and share amazing experiences. We are a welcoming group that would love to have you join in on our fun! If you have ideas of things you’d love to do, we’d love to help you make it happen. Also, feel free to invite friends and family who may not be affiliated with B'nai Torah. We love to meet new people and expand our community! Contact Rabbi K for more information.

 Latkes and Vodkes: 20s and 30s Hanukkah Gathering - Tuesday, November 30 - 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Join Rabbi Heller at B'nai Torah for a festive Hanukkah celebration! Drinks and light dinner are being provided. Candle lighting at 7:00 or BYOM and light when you arrive. Outdoor and indoor seating is available. Get lit like a menorah with your fellow young adults! RSVP here.

Know anybody who grew up at B'nai Torah, who is now in their 20s or 30s? Please email us with their contact information, so that we can invite them to future events.


Adult Events & Programs:

Congregation B’nai Torah is more than a building. We are an authentic and welcoming community that helps you deepen your relationships with others who share your values and with God. Join in the fun, learning, and worship.
 

 Adult Education: How To Get Away With Murder led by Rabbi K [Virtual via Zoom] - Tuesdays starting October 19 (10 Sessions)
Together we will learn about the death penalty and the Talmud, and explore questions such as "is a 'good death' ever possible?" What is the role of retribution in the criminal justice system then and now? How do the rituals of death empower or remove agency from the various actors involved? We will pair rabbinic texts with more modern takes on the death penalty and allow both types of sources to draw out aspects in the other we may not have seen otherwise. This program is in partnership with Project Zug. Click here for more information and to register!

Weekly Virtual Commute - Mondays at 8:45AM
Join Rabbi Heller and Rabbi K each Monday morning for 15 minutes of spirituality to start your work week. Click here to submit a one-time registration form! 

Introduction to Judaism - Multiple Sessions Available!
Do you know someone who is interested in converting to Judaism, or who is already Jewish but wants to rediscover and reconnect? Bnai Torah is partnering with six other congregations to create a new city-wide opportunity, starting this coming Monday! Email our rabbis, or click here to learn more and to register!

Boomers&... Events & Programs:

Meet other empty nester and boomer congregants who share your passions and have time and energy for volunteering, participating in social events, helping others, and more!

 Wise Aging with Rabbi Judith Beiner - Wednesdays, November 10 - January 19 (8 Sessions) 
Connect with Rabbi Judith Beiner and a peer group of individuals in our sixties and seventies as we process the experiences of our lives and explore more ways to enrich the years to come. Every Wednesday for 8 sessions, you will be guided through reflective work that enables you to come to new understandings about your life, yourself, and your values. (For participants who took this course last year virtually, if you are interested in joining this new cohort, please let us know. While the content might be the same, each cohort brings its own questions and conversations that add a unique energy to the class. You will be able to take this course free of charge.) - Click here to learn more and to register!

Weekly Boomer Happy Hour - Wednesdays at 5PM in the Virtual Community Room
Grab a drink and/or snacks and spend some time with your fellow B'nai Torah Boomers via Zoom! Share ideas for keeping yourself entertained at home, discuss any emotions you're feeling during these uncertain times and enjoy some time with friendly faces!


B'nai Torah Women Events & Programs:

B'nai Torah Women (BTW) is a revamped and reinvigorated sisterhood effort. We are a committed and dynamic group of volunteers that provides an interactive environment for its members, supports the congregation, and enriches the Jewish education and connections to Israel of its members. BTW offers the unique opportunity of making lifelong friends, learning about interesting topics, leading a more profound Jewish life and giving back to our community. We sponsor and promote social, educational, and cultural activities for our members as well as participate in programs that promote community responsibility.
 

 B'nai Torah Women Virtual Book Club - Monthly 
Do you like to read? Do you like to chat? Join B'nai Torah Women Virtual Book Club! BTW Book Club meets via Zoom on the first Monday of each month beginning October 4, 2021 at 7:30PM. The group is moderated by Greg Changnon, and costs $55/pp to participate. Click here to preview the book selections for the upcoming year and to register.

 B'nai Torah Women Chodashi Sessions - Monthly 
This monthly meeting platform is designed to support and foster the inner spiritual life of women in a communal context. The theme will be female prophets; these meetings will take place at 9:30AM at various BTW members' homes. Click here to register.  


Brotherhood Events & Programs:

Our mission is to promote social interaction and greater involvement in the synagogue. We like to think that Brotherhood is an excellent way to meet other members of the Shul on an informal basis given our wide variety of programs. Our four areas of focus are: Religion, Sports, Social, and Community. While some of our programs are Brotherhood-only, the majority are open to the broader Shul community and may be family-oriented or take place in conjunction with other B'nai Torah groups. From a ruach perspective, the Brotherhood is responsible for High Holiday ushering and leading participation in the World Wide Wrap.

Brotherhood Poker - Monthly from 7PM - 11PM
B'nai Torah Brotherhood invites you to be part of our monthly poker game! Arrive by 7:15PM, cards fly at 7:30PM on the following Sundays: August 29, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 16, February 13, March 20, April 24, and May 22 at Congregation B'nai Torah. Contact Marcus Brodzki at shulpoker@gmail.com to register!


Young Family & ECHAD Events & Programs:

B'nai Torah Young Family programs are for families with children in 2nd grade and under. Our Early Childhood Activities Department (ECHAD) programs are more appropriate for families with children 3 - 18 months. The descriptions of the programs and events below will provide guidance as to what ages the activity is for.

 

 PJ Havdalah Service - Satuday, December 11 at 6:30PM

Families with children ages 5 and under are invited to join us for ECHAD Pajama Havdalah! Havdalah takes place at the end of Shabbat with the presence of three stars. It marks the end of the holiness of Shabbat and separates it from the secular days. Wear your favorite PJ’s and come and join us for our special Havdalah service followed by crafts. This event will be in-person and inside. Adults and children 2+ are required to wear masks. For questions about this program, please email Ilana Burstein at iburstein@bnaitorah.org.

 

 

 B'nai Babies Zumbini - Friday, December 17 from 9:30 - 10:15AM
(For Families with Babies 3 - 18 Months)

Join B'nai Babies and Zumbini and get moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba and BabyFirst, the Zumbini program combines music, dance, and educational tools for 45 minutes of can't-stop, wont-stop bonding, learning, and fun! This event will be in-person and inside. Adults and children 2+ are required to wear masks.

For questions about this program, please email Ilana Burstein at
iburstein@bnaitorah.org.
 

 

Youth Events & Programs:

B'nai Torah's Youth programs are for students in 3rd grade through high school. The descriptions of the programs and events below will provide guidance as to what ages the activity is for.
 
 Junior Chai: Paintball - Sunday, December 12 starting at 2PM
Build a team, a form a strategy because B’nai Torah Junior Chai is going to Paintball Atlanta! This event is for all middle schoolers, and we encourage you to bring your friends! Before you join us, please fill out a waiver here. This event costs $30 per player.
 
 Raising the Bar: B'nai Mitzvah preparation - Monthly from December to April
6th graders and their families are invited to attend a series of events to prepare for the B'nai Mitzvah.Sessions are being held December 12, January 30, February 13, March 13, and April 24. Each session will begin at 10:30 am, with the exception of February 13. On February 13, the session on tefillin will begin at 9:00 am with morning minyan. Learn about making this experience meaningful, how to tie tzitzit, why tefillin are important, and much more!
 
 Club 345: Knot Again - Sunday, January 30 at 12PM
If you have a BFF or a backpack zipper that needs a little pizzazz, then come sip some hot cocoa with us, and create some friendship bracelets and lanyards. Whether it’s your first time tying a knot, or if you already are a pro - come join our club as we create masterpieces of art, and deeper friendships. Click here to register.
 
 Club 345: Gaga Tournament - Sunday, February 27 at 12PM
It’s time to freshen up your Gaga skills! What is Gaga? Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Click here to register. 
 
 Save the Date: 10th - 12th Grade Learning Opportunity - Leadership Starts from Within
Nourishing the Soul (NTS) is running a unique leadership program for 10th-12th grade students. This program is designed to help and train teens with Self-Awareness, Compassion-Centered strength Communication, and Creative and Collaborative Visioning. January 23 and 30th. More details and registration to come!

 

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