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December 2017

Community Chanukkah Lighting

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hawkins Park, 280 City Island Avenue
Bronx, NY United States
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Join Rabbi David and the TBE Family for the lighting of the City Island Chanukkiyah at Hawkins Park, mid-island on City Island Avenue, followed by a dessert reception across the street at Kaleidoscope Gallery (280 City Island Avenue).

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Kabbalat Shabbat / Chanukkah with Rabbi Shohama & Rabbi David (Miketz)

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David, Your Band by the Sea and the TBE Family for a musical welcome to the Shabbat of Chanukkah, our Festival of Lights.  This week's Torah portion (Miketz) recounts Joseph's healing dream-telling for a Pharaoh beset by darkness.  Come shine and celebrate the flow of freedom. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Shabbat Morning & Kiddush Luncheon with Rabbi Shohama & Rabbi David (Miketz – Chanukkah)

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a full Shabbat morning, including Torah service and Kiddush luncheon. This Shabbat coincides with the middle of Chanukkah and the Festival of Lights amidst the climactically darkest week of the year, so we'll be bringing in the light. This is part of our special Chanukkah Shabbaton.  Plan to join us for a full day of spirit-lifting learning, music and events.

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Chanukkah Shabbaton Afternoon Program: Healing, Dreaming, Dancing, Yearning, Poetry & Music Jam

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Our Chanukkah shabbaton weekend continues with healing, dream work, mystical learning, a band jam, poetry and more. Here's our schedule: 1:00pm – Sound Healing with Daniella Haney & Jessica Richman 2:00pm – Learning: Dreaming the Dream with Rabbi David 3:00pm – Jamming the Kedushat Levi with Rabbi Ben Newman and the Shtiebel Band 4:00pm – Poetry of Shabbat and Yearning with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat 5:00pm – Havdalah and Chanukkah Candle Lighting

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Angels Among Us – Jewish Angelology, Session 3

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for this third of four sessions on Jewish angelology, from the mystical to rational and everything in between.  This class is part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David (Vayechi)

December 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical welcome to the last Shabbat of 2017. This week's Torah portion (Vayechi) closes the Book on Genesis, as we prepare to close the book on 2017. Look back to the blessings of this year now ending and look ahead to the journey to come. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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January 2018

Freedom Shabbat with Rabbi David (P. Vaera)

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical welcome to this special Shabbat coinciding with the weekend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This week's Torah portion (Vaera) recounts the start of the ancient plagues and hardening of heart that preceded the Israelite liberation. What's hard and kept bound today, and how can we ride time's spiral cycle to set the bound free? Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Angels Among Us – Jewish Angelology, Session 4

January 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Rabbi David for this fourth and last session on Jewish angelology, from the mystical to rational and everything in between.  The next series, on Jewish ethics (Pirkei Avot), will begin in February.   Both series are part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shohama and Rabbi David (P. Yitro)

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a special kabbalat Shabbat timed to the Torah reading of the Ten Commandments. We stand at Sinai yet again: what do we need to receive this year? what covenant will we keep? Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Mystical Tu B’shevat Seder / Wine and Cheese Journey

January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and the Spirit of the Holy Ari (R. Isaac Luria of Ashkenaz) for a mystical Four Worlds ascent up the Tree of Life, fueled by Wine and Cheese (and other traditional foods and beverages). At Tu B'shevat (this year officially January 30, but we'll start early), we begin the imaginal turn that feels the sap rise and lifts us into spring. As for the almond trees soon blooming in Israel, so for us to bring spring out…

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February 2018

Pirkei Avot – Jewish Ethics, Session 1

February 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for this first of four sessions on the Jewish ethical tradition according to Pirkei Avot.  This class is part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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March 2018

Pirkei Avot – Jewish Ethics, Session 2

March 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for this second of four sessions on Jewish ethics according to Pirkei Avot. This class is part of TBE's Adult Education Program.

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April 2018

Pirkei Avot – Jewish Ethics, Session 3

April 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for this third of four sessions on Jewish ethics according to Pirkei Avot.  This class is part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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May 2018

Pirkei Avot – Jewish Ethics, Session 4

May 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for this final session on Jewish ethics according to Pirkei Avot.  This class is part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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