Sunday morning Learner’s Minyanim at BTBJ!
BTBJ is eager to make minyan and prayer more accessible to our community. Therefore, in the New Year of 5779, Rabbi Saul will turn several Sunday morning minyanim into “Learner’s Minyanim” so that everyone can come and learn all about what we do at services on weekday mornings in an inviting, informative non-threatening way. Jews have been praying for thousands of years offering different modes of expression. Come find out more about what we do, how we say it and why. After shul at a breakfast gathering, Rabbi Saul will teach a number of topics throughout the year (see attached list). So come join us and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world of Jewish prayer and how you can fit right in!
|October 14, 2018||Know the Bima - We will take a tour of the bima, open and explore the Ark, learn what the Gabbaiim do and try to feel more comfortable being up there|
|November 11, 2018||The Meaning of the Kaddish|
|December 9, 2018||Kashrut - We will study the principles of keeping kosher, their origin in the Torah and their practical application in our day.|
|January 13, 2019||"What's in a Jewish Name?" Do you have a Hebrew or Yiddish name? Do you know it? Do you know what it means? Are you named after someone? Do you know your parents' Hebrew or Yiddish names. Hebrew names are the key to our identities and the windows to our Jewish souls. This morning we will investigate our Jewish names. We will learn how to write them. If you don't have a Hebrew name you can always get one! I can help you chose one during our program. We carry our Hebrew names for life and can use them often in various ways. Join us as we explore the world of Hebrew names and to see that we all have one!|
|February 3, 2019||Shabbat Morning Service|
|March 31, 2019||How To Lead a Shiva Minyan - Say you attended a shiva minyan and found out that there was no one there to lead it! Could you step up to the plate at the last minute and make something happen? Sure you could – after you take “How to Lead a Shiva Minyan”|
|April 28, 2019||Tour Around the Sanctuary|
|January 18—19, 2019||Namaste Means Shalom: The Heritage of the Jews of India, Rahel Musleah|