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Israel and the Palestinians:  A Deeper Look with Bassem Eid

Mr. Eid joins us in person for in-depth talks on his experiences and opinions.  Learn more about him here
This weekend is made possible through the generosity of the Dr. Yael R. Cohen Israel Lecture Forum with additional support from the IAC.

You must be fully vaccinated to attend in person (masking is welcome but optional).  Only B'nai Jeshurun members may attend the Friday evening and Shabbat morning services and talks.  Families with children 11 years and under are welcome, however children must be masked.  All lectures will also be live streamed and Zoomed.  Contact the synagogue office to obtain the Zoom passwords.

 

Hamas and Gaza: What Led to the Recent Conflict and Where Do We Go from Here?
Friday, June 25 following the service (approximately 8 pm)
Register here.  You must be a B'nai Jeshurun member and fully vaccinated to attend.
Zoom, Meeting ID:  96256838863

How Do We Get There? - One Palestinian's Vision for Peace
Saturday, June 26 following the service (approximately noon)
Register here. You must be a B'nai Jeshurun member and fully vaccinated to attend.
Zoom, Meeting ID:  750690071

Why BDS is Bad for the Palestinians
Sunday, June 27 at 10:00 am
Register here.  Open to all who are fully vaccinated; you will need to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.
Zoom, Meeting ID:  99783249821

? יש דרך לביטחון וגם לשלום
Sunday, June 27 at 11:00 am
Register here. Open to all who are fully vaccinated; you will need to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.
Zoom link coming soon.


 

Weingold Online Learning

Stay connected with BJC! Zoom in via computer or phone at (929) 205-6099 and the Meeting ID.  If you need help learning how to Zoom, please check out this how-to-guide.  
These classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Weingold Family.

All classes require a password.  Please contact the synagogue office to acquire them (216.831.6555).

No classes will be held Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem is also offering multiple online classes; click  here to learn more.


What's NU? with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 am
(no class June 28)
 

Topical text study and discussion on the most relevant Jewish topics of the day.  Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 970 6606 9527.


Staying Fit with Linda
Mondays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Join certified Silver Sneakers instructor Linda Schoenberg for her 60-minute total body work out for seniors. Please have a sturdy chair, light weights and a squishy ball handy. Sponsored by Na'amat USA.  Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID:  85880852411.


Parshat HaShavua with Prof. Doron Kalir, CSU
Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
(no class June 21)

We will discuss the weekly Torah portion from a liberal viewpoint. In particular, we will examine implications of the text for today's community and the meaning of emunah (faith) in the 21st century. Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 213 131 426.

 


 

The Mystical Secrets of God, the Soul and the Universe - Gate 3 of Neffesh Ha-Chayyim 
with Rabbi Stephen Weiss

Mondays from 8:00 - 9:00 pm
(no class June 21, July 5 & 12)

No prior knowledge of Kabbalah or of Neffesh Ha-Chayyim is necessary. Learn how we can achieve spiritual union with God and draw Divine light and energy into our souls and our world. Join us on Zoom.  Meeting ID: 95702368445.


Torah Study with Susan Wyner
Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am 

(no class June 15)

Join in for a close reading of the Torah as we make our way through our most central text. We are currently studying the book of Deuteronomy.  Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 864 643 841. (Materials for class:  Joshua Chapters 3 & 4). 


Mishnah:  The New Scripture
with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Most Jewish institutions and values, while based on the Bible, were created by the ancient rabbis.  The Mishnah and its expansion into the full Talmud are the core texts for our Jewish foundations. Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 408 458 674.


Kosher-Fitness with Rabbi Michael Ungar
Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

(June 16 will be pre-recorded)(no class July 7)

Get moving and get fit with Certified Personal Trainer (and Rabbi!) Michael Ungar for a weekly 45-50 workout--appropriate for all levels; no need for special equipment since we will use objects you already have at home!  Join us on Zoom.  Meeting ID:  982 7824 1024.


 

Ethical & Ritual Issues Through the Lens of Conservative Jewish Law with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

 

Through the study of responsa (Jewish law papers) from the Law Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, we will explore what Jewish tradition has to say about the most pressing and significant issues of our day. Class is always lively, filled with text study and discussion. Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 388-326-341. 


Starbucks, Bread & Torah Online
Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 am 

Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 979 212 512.

 


 

Recent Events

Weingold Guest Scholars Weekend

Our Weingold Guest Scholars Weekend features three top professors in their field:  Dr. John H. Bracey, Jr., Dr. Marc Dollinger and welcoming back Dr. Jonathan Sarna.  They will speak on the topic of Blacks & Jews in America:  Rebuilding the Alliance. Saturday night’s session will feature our own members of color sharing their stories and perspectives. 

All talks are archived on stream.  Learn more here.  Read our speakers' bios here.


Tikkun@Home 5781/2021 Pre-recorded Videos
 

Although Shavuot 5781 has come to a close,  all of the Tikkun@Home pre-recorded lessons, featuring NEO's premier rabbis, cantors, educators and thought-leaders  are still available for viewing. To view the webpage with the link to our YouTube Channel, the full list of presenters, co-sponsors and more information click here. From there, you can scroll down and click the presenters' name to view their pre-recorded session or go to our Tikkun@Home YouTube Channel. Thanks for learning with us!

Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781