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Counting the Omer


Today is 23 days, which is
3 weeks and 2 days of the Omer.
Please join us at the community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Saturday, May 23rd, from dusk 'til dawn at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley 94709.

Yizkor services will be held on Monday, May 25th at 10am in the Little Shul.

Preschool Open House, Tuesday, March 17th

ZIMRIYAH Music Festival

Friday, March 13, 2015 following services which begin at 8:00 pm -   ZIMRIYAH Music Festival.  This year our Zimriyah will feature the amazing Yair Dalal.  Yair, a composer, violinist, oud player and singer, is a prolific musician who plays an important role in shaping the global world music scene.  He is an Israeli musician of Iraqi-Jewish descent.  Yair performs all over the world. Cantor says, “I am so excited to bring him to our community.” 

Chai Tea

Sunday March 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm in Zucker Hall.  Sisterhood sponsored book discussion.  Loretta Siegel, chair.  We will be discussing Alice Hoffman’s ”The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel”. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rabbi's classes resume in February

From the Rabbi:
Thank you for your patience as I recover from the total knee replacement surgery last month.  I am back on my feet (literally) and ready to resume my classes and seminars at Temple Beth Sholom. 

Our Cantor's High Holy Day Drash: Kol Nidre, 5775

© 2014 Linda Hirschhorn

In another 10 days we will gather for Kol Nidre - the evening service of Yom Kipppur that is given that name by the opening prayer that launches us into 24 hours of fasting and asking for forgiveness. In preparation, I thought it might be instructive to review some of its history and some of the concepts we encounter in KN.

Preschool Registration is open for 2014-2015.

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HARRY A. MANHOFF, PhD
Rabbi

LINDA HIRSCHHORN
Cantor

RINAT MANHOFF
Director, Gersten Torah and Hebrew School

EDNA VAKNIN
Director, Preschool

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RITA COHEN
President

HEIDI KOLDEN
SOPHIE MIRON
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