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May 2018

Pirkei Avot – Jewish Ethics, Session 3

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 third of five sessions on Jewish ethics according to Pirkei Avot.  This class is part of the 2017-18 Adult Education Program.

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Shavuot-themed Shabbat at TBE

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Rabbi Shoahama for a Shavuot-themed Kabbalat Shabbat, keyed to revelation. Celebratory oneg to follow. (Some congregants will be with Rabbi David at the Surprise Lake retreat.)

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David (P. Nasso)

May 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and Your Shul by the Sea for a musical welcome to this Shabbat of Memorial Day. Corresponding with Pareshat Nasso, we will journey deep into the path of blessing, taking onto ourselves the ancient calling to receive, give and be  blessing. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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June 2018

Tribute to Israel: Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David (P. Shlach)

June 8, 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 Shabbat. Like our spiritual ancestors in this week's Torah portion (Shlach), we scout the Land of Israel, the ancient Land of Promise, and get real about our physical, emotional and spiritual journey. Celebratory oneg sponsored by Barbara Gold and Mariko Gordon in honor of their journey to Israel. Come see the pictures!

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Jewish Ethics – Pirkei Avot, Class 4

June 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

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

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October 2018

Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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On Friday, October 19 (Cheshvan 10), Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Lech-Lecha. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion?

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Vigil for Unity: Light in the Darkness

October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Stand together against the virulent anti-Semitism and xenophobia that became fatal in Pittsburgh. Join together with Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David, faith leaders across our community and dignitaries as we mourn the dead and honor our call to stand up to hate with love, resilience and resolve Kaddish and El Male will be offered for all who died at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Funds will be raised for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS).

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November 2018

Community Led Shabbat with Monty & Shari

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Shari Berkowitz and Monty Renov for a congregant-led kabbalat shabbat.  Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Healing Event: Tapping and Traumatic Shock

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join TBE's Steven Gottlieb for a group healing event using Emotional Freedom Technique to identify and begin to release shocks and traumas. Clergy will be present to support. Freewill offering of $10 suggested.

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Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, November 9— 1 Kislev— when Cap’n Bob leads us in our Sabbath prayers. A warm, colorful and musical intro to the Sabbath and Parshat Toldot. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion? When November 9,  2018 7:30 PM…

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Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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This Friday, November 16 (8 Kislev) Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Vayeitzei. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion?

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Thanksgiving Multi-Faith Service and Gathering (@ St. Mary Star of the Sea Church)

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, 595 Minneford Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi Shohama and Rabbi David, and the clergy and members from the Churches of St. Mary (Catholic), Grace (Episcopal) and Trinity (Methodist), for this first-annual regional gathering of fellowship, prayer and gratitude for Thanksgiving.  Festivities to follow after services.

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Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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This Friday, Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Vayeishev. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion?

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December 2018

Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob (P. Vayigash)

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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On Friday, December 14th -- 6 Tevet -- Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Vayigash. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion?

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Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob (Parshat Shemot)

December 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join us on Friday, December 28 — 20 Tevet— when Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Shemot. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion?

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January 2019

Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob

January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Friday, January 4th— 27 Tevet— when Cap’n Bob leads us in our Sabbath prayers. A warm, colorful and musical intro to the Sabbath and Parshat Va'eira. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion? When January 4, 2019 at 7:30…

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Bo)

January 11 @ 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 first clergy Shabbat of 2019. We're into the Exodus story, of Parshat Bo, which begins with a tantalizing command for Moses to "come" (not "go" to Pharaoh.  Where's God, and where are we, in our journey of liberation?  Celebratory oneg to follow sponsored by Elaine Belasco.

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Spiritual Healing with Rabbi Shohama (online session 1)

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

Join R. Shohama for this first of a three-session online series on spiritual healing.  Participants can connect either by video or by phone. We'll use the book "This is For Everyone: Universal Principles of Healing Prayer and the Jewish Mystics," available from Amazon.  Instruction and practice will be 12-1 p.m., with an optional extra half hour for discussion. Full course series is $36. For information, contact us at yourshulbythesea@gmail.com.

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Magical Mystical Tu B’shevat Seder (Gourmet “Wine and Cheese” edition)

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David and the mystics as we raise the energy of spiritual spring. With four cups paired with cheeses and fruits, we'll shed our outer skin and touch the pulsing heart of the divine.  $10 contribution requested for seder.  Additional tzedakah requested for Jewish environmental causes.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Yitro)

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. Fresh off Tu B'shevat, this week’s Torah portion (Yitro) includes the Ten Commandments, our collective covenant of continuous spiritual renewal. Are you ready to receive the covenant anew? Celebratory oneg to follow sponsored by David and Rachel Stark.

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February 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat with Cap’n Bob (Parshat Mishpatim)

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join the captain and friends for a heimish and uplifting welcome to Shabbat.  Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Terumah)

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Terumah) journeys into assembling the tools and materails for building the Mishkan, mobile place of holy indwelling. What does it take to bulid our own Mishkan? Celebratory oneg to follow sponsored by Helen Lerner.

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Community Led Shabbat with Cap’n Bob (Parshat Tetzaveh)

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This Friday, February 15th, Cap'n Bob leads us in a warm, friendly service as we greet the Sabbath and Parshat Tetzaveh. Our Friday evening prayerbook is by Marcia Prager, a leading rabbi of Jewish Renewal. Her  beautiful artwork inspirational English, transliterations and Kabbalistic teachings usher a welcoming, uplifting and nourishing Shabbat. And did I tell you that Bob keeps us all singing on key with his accordion? We welcome diversity in all forms -- even guitar players!P

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Spiritual Healing with Rabbi Shohama (online session 2)

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online

Join R. Shohama for this second of a three-session online series on spiritual healing.  Participants can connect either by video or by phone. We'll use the book "This is For Everyone: Universal Principles of Healing Prayer and the Jewish Mystics," available from Amazon.  Instruction and practice will be 12-1 p.m., with an optional extra half hour for discussion. Full course series is $36. For information, contact us at yourshulbythesea@gmail.com.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Ki Tisa)

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David and the Band for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Ki Tisa) is the Torah portion of our V'shamru, reaffirming our Shabbat Covenant – and also the portion of the Golden Calf, spiritual history's betrayal that inspried the second giving of the Tablets.  Why do these come together, and what do we learn about living the Covenant today? Celebatory oneg to follow.

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March 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Pekudei)

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Pekudei) ends the Book of Exodus with a cliffhanger – all our spiritual ancestors seeing the Pillar of Cloud and Fire, following it into the future. What pillar of cloud and fire do you follow? Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Purim (City Island – St. Patrick’s Edition)

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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It's Judaism's upside-down holiday of frivolity, farce, jokes and other delights to reveal the holiness hidden within. Come in costume dressed to impress, then stay for a costume dinner with Rabbi Shohama and Rabbi David. (Y'never know what antics they have in store.) Happy Upside Down Day, and for our Irish friends, Top of the Mornin'!

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“Season of our Joy – Passover Prep” (Session 2) with Rabbi David

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David for this second installment of TBE's Adult Education program for spring 2019 – a three-session series on preparing for Passover, then a three-session series on preparing for Shavuot. Together we'll explore deep meanings of these festivals and prepare our own chiddushim (new approaches) to the inner life of these celebrations of joy. Each three-session series is $36. Register in advance by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Spiritual Healing with Rabbi Shohama (Online Session 3)

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
$36

Join R. Shohama for this third of a three-session online series on spiritual healing.  Participants can connect either by video or by phone. We'll use the book "This is For Everyone: Universal Principles of Healing Prayer and the Jewish Mystics," available from Amazon.  Instruction and practice will be 12-1 p.m., with an optional extra half hour for discussion. Full course series is $36. For information, contact us at yourshulbythesea@gmail.com.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Tzav)

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Tzav) brings the Eternal Flame (eish tamid), the Priestly Line (kahunah) and ancient cultic rites made new in our day. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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