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|
|April 7, 2019||
We will focus on the prayer “Ashrey” and learn some key information about it and its place in daily services.
After minyan, we will enjoy breakfast sponsored by Marcy and Sam Friedman in memory of Marcy’s beloved parents. Around the breakfast table I will open the Haggadah with everyone to show how inclusive the nature of the Seder is, geared to accommodate everyone who is present along with many who are not. One of the greatest joys of the Seder is that there is a place for everyone around the Seder table! Join us to explore the embracing nature of the Seder experience and what each of us can do to further that tradition with our own family, friends and guests! Bring a Haggadah with you if you have one. If not, I will provide all the materials you need!
|April 28, 2019||Tour Around the Sanctuary|