The Men’s Club of Temple Beth El is delighted to invite the entire congregation to “A Weekend of Jewish Renewal” on Saturday and Sunday morning, March 4 and 5. The weekend features a Men’s Club Shabbat and two prominent rabbis who are reconnecting thousands of Jews in America — from millennials to seniors — to their heritage in new and innovative ways.
- On Saturday, March 4, starting at 9:30 a.m., the Men’s Club will lead the congregation in Shabbat morning services. It will be the very first Men’s Club Shabbat at TBE and will include a special Dvar Torah by Rabbi David Markus, co-chair of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, the umbrella organization for the Jewish Renewal movement, and co-rabbi of Temple Beth-El of City Island in the Bronx. ALEPH is a worldwide effort that embraces contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond religious boundaries and institutional structures. One of the most well-known synagogues associated with ALEPH is Romemu in Manhattan. Following services, the Men’s Club will host a lunch where you’ll be able to meet and schmooze with Rabbi Markus.
- On Sunday, March 5, starting at 10 a.m., the Men’s Club will host a brunch with Rabbi Mike Uram, executive director and campus rabbi at the University of Pennsylvania, who will discuss his recently published and highly acclaimed book, Next Generation Judaism. The book just received a 2016 National Jewish Book Award. Rabbi Uram’s groundbreaking work with Jewish millennials at UPenn Hillel has significant implications for building a brighter Jewish future for all Jews, regardless of age, and the organizations that support them. The morning will also serve as a learning session for TBE’s Board of Trustees so you’ll have a chance to dialog with both Rabbi Uram and board members.
Mark the mornings on your calendar. You will be greatly motivated by what you hear.