Congregation B'nai Israel

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How You B’nai? – Small Group Conversations with our Clergy

Dear Friends,

As we begin our journey into 2021, we want to recognize how remarkably strong our B’nai Israel community has been this past year. Together we have gotten through some very difficult months, and will surely continue to do so as we look ahead. So many volunteers have stepped up to help others, offer their skills and expertise, and support one another in the community.  And now with news of a vaccine, we can begin to envision what it might look like to physically re-open our community this year.

We want to be even stronger as a synagogue community in this new year, living by the values that truly hold meaning for us. This past year has taught us all a lot. And we as clergy want to hear from you, about what you’ve each learned over the course of this pandemic. What have you discovered about what matters most to you? What are the values that have guided you during this pandemic? And how can we bring those values back to our synagogue community when we physically open back up?

We invite you to join with us for small group conversations to engage with these questions, to share what you’ve learned, and reflect on what values you hold most dear. We as your clergy want to hear you, and create a space for our congregants to hear and listen to one another. We would love for every single member of our community to be part of one of these small group conversations. We know you each have something meaningful and important to share about your experiences over these past nine months.

We would love for everyone in the congregation to participate. You can sign up to be part of one of these small group conversations (see schedule below) here: https://bit.ly/howyoubnai. We’re calling this listening campaign “How You B’nai: Small Group Conversations with the Clergy.” We hope these conversations will be immensely meaningful for all of us as we enter into this new year together as a synagogue community.

With gratitude,
Rabbi Evan Schultz​
Rabbi Sarah Marion
Cantor Michelle Rubel​

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Thursday, January, 14, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 25, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 28, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 31, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 9:30 – 10:30 and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, February 8, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

More sessions will be added if needed.