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To learn more about B'nai Torah's programs and events, please contact Ashley Cohen.
 
For a quick overview of important upcoming dates, programs, holidays, and more, please visit B'nai Torah at a Glance.
 
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:

 B'nai Torah Blood Drive with the American Red Cross  - Tuesday August 3 and Tuesday, August 24 from 10AM-3PM
The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise, and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. All blood types are needed, particularly type O, as well as platelets. To assist the greater community, B’nai Torah is helping the American Red Cross as a blood donation site. If you are unavailable this month, look out for emails with more opportunities to donate. Click here to register! When you click the link, you will see a red box in the top right corner labeled "Find a Blood Drive." Enter the sponsor code "cbnt" in the search bar. You will see the B'nai Torah blood drives on the left side of the page. Click "See Times" to choose your desired time slot.
 
 Back Together Bash - Sunday, August 22 from 10AM - NOON
Join us for a festival-style, drop-in event with activities for all ages including crafts, GaGa, BINGO, music, and more! Reconnect with your friends and congregants and preview what we have in store for this upcoming year. Click here to learn more and to register!
 
 Be Together Shabbat - Friday, August 13
Once a month, stay after Friday Night Services for a special celebration of Shabbat as we recognize birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, and accomplishments over hors d’oeuvres and some extra time to schmooze. On August 13, we will celebrate our amazing B'nai Torah community including all of our members, and welcoming our new and prospective members. Future Dates: October 8, November 5, December 10, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 10. Click here to learn more and to register!
 
 Virtual Braiding Connections Challah Bake featuring Rabbi K - Thursday, August 19 at 7:30PM
Stay connected to your B'nai Torah family by participating in our virtual challah bake and get ready for Shabbat together! Each session, someone new will lead us in a challah demo of their favorite recipe. We are thrilled to have our very own Rabbi Hillel Konigsburg - or as we know him, Rabbi K - lead us in baking a round challah just in time for the High Holidays. Click here to register!
 

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.

 Grill & Chill at Rabbi Heller's - Sunday, August 22 from 6PM-8PM
Join Rabbis Heller and Konigsburg at Rabbi Heller's home on Sunday, August 22 from 6PM-8PM for a casual evening of grilling and chilling! Get to know the rabbis, reconnect with friends, and grab a bite to eat. Click here to register and receive an email with full details closer to the event date.

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.
 

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! 

 

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!

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!

 Wine & Cheese Night - Wednesday, August 18
Save the date! Details and registration to come!


B'nai Torah Women Events & Programs:

B'nai Torah Women (BTW) is a revamped and reinvigorated sisterhood effort - is a committed and dynamic group of volunteers that provides an interactive environment for its members, supports the congregation, and enriches the Jewish education and ties with Israel of its members. BTW offers the unique opportunity of making lifelong friends, learn about interesting topics, lead a more profound Jewish life and give 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.
 

 Intro to Mahjong - Beginning Sunday, August 8 from 2PM - 4PM
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to learn how to play Mahjong, now is your chance! Join B’nai Torah Women – revamped sisterhood effort – as instructor Lisa Reich teaches us everything we need to know to become a Maj Master! This is a four-part series beginning Sunday, August 8 and space is limited. Click here to register!

 Monthly Sisterhood Book Club - TBA
2021/2022 Sisterhood Book Club dates and books TBA soon!


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.

 Popsicles in the Park - Sunday, August 8 at 11:00AM at Ashford Park and Splash Pad
Join your B'nai Torah Friends at Ashford Park for some fun in the sun and a sweet treat! All families with children 0 - 5 years of age and their siblings are welcome! Click here to register!


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 Family Service - Saturday, August 14 at 10:30AM
Rabbi K will lead an informal and fun prayer experience to help your family explore the meaning of the prayers in our everyday lives! Join us as we reflect on the past week with an interactive activity to enrich our Jewish lives. All parents and siblings of 6th-8th graders are welcome! Click here to register!

 

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