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Memorial Day Picnic
Monday, May 27, 2013 12:00pm-3:00pm ICRP (Interfaith Community of Roland Park) Memorial Day Picnic at First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Avenue.
Activities for children and adults -- face painting to egg tossing – games and fun!
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Kabbalat Shabbat Service: Moving into Wholeness
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 pm Led by Ruth and Maia Meeron.
In your hectic, fragmented life, do you find yourself longing for a way to build wholeness for yourself, deeper togetherness, and sparks of inspiration?
We invite you to (ad)venture into deeper conversation with each other, with our community soul, and with Being of Being.
Co-create with us a poetic, singing ritual moving into wholeness through the wisdom of Judaism, indigenous peoples, and some of the most creative thinkers of our time.
Oneg sponsored by Esther Miller.
Spring Message from Rabbi Becca Gould
Dear Friends and Members of Congregation Beit Tikvah,
This spring has been a mix of celebration and sadness. Together we celebrated Esther Miller's Hineni award and celebrated the freedom of Passover, the light of Lag B'Omer, and the long-awaited coming of spring. It has also been an important time of coming together in love, friendship and support during both joyful and deeply sad events.
As we show up for each other for the joys and struggles of life, we reaffirm what our tradition teaches – that these are the mitzvot that make a lasting difference and strengthen the bonds of community.
This season has brought new blessings. I was excited to embrace our continued journey together, to look forward to growing together, and to guiding the community to greater expansiveness. May we continue to show up for each other and to be present in each others’ lives, to not be led astray by those who might take us off course, and to welcome new people and those returning after an absence with love, as we create sacred community and allow Ruach Adonai to reveal Itself to us and through us.
As we begin the Book of Numbers, we are guided by the words of Rashi, medieval commentator, who explained that G-d counts each Jew because each is precious to Him, so too we are creating a community in which each individual and what each offers is received as a gift. As we gain mastery in this new way of living in community, in cherishing each person who walks through our doors, the congregation will continue to thrive and grow.
Through our journey into the Jewish year cycle from leaving slavery, to experiencing freedom, to preparing for Shavuot and receiving Torah anew, let us be guided by our ancient sage Rabbi Akiva's words, that love is the ikar – the essence of and great principle of Torah.
Rabbi Becca Gould
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Transformative Torah Dialogue
Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm Shabbat & Shiur - Transformative Torah Dialogue
After a shortened Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Becca followed by a Transformative Torah Dialogue. More details to follow.
Thank you to our Volunteers!
Many thanks to the bakers dozen of intrepid volunteers who again braved the rush hour traffic to help sort and pack food at the Maryland Food Bank on Wednesday night, May 1, 2013.
Everyone worked very hard (especially the teens, who kept the rest of us supplied with boxes!). A project of the Tikkun Olam and Membership committees, we will continue to arrange these evenings if there is interest.
If you want more information about the Food Bank, visit the http://www.mdfoodbank.org/. Contact Ellen Frishberg at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to help out at future Food Bank events.
Coming Soon @ Beit Tikvah
Interfaith Community of Roland Park
Did you know? Beit Tikvah is one of five congregations of different denominations, faiths and cultures that worship under one roof. Click here and here to learn more about the flourishing interfaith relationship between Congregation Beit Tikvah and the other congregations with whom we share worship space in these two articles from the Baltimore Messenger and Baltimore Sun.
Help Us Build A New Playroom and Mobile School Library!
Kesher School is building a mobile school library so we can introduce our students to the joys of reading Jewish-themed literature! We are establishing a new playroom at the school for our Gan HaYeladim families, so they can get to see and participate in our wonderful Kesher School, no matter how young their children may be. In order to increase the size of our resources for both of these projects, we are asking members to contribute any gently-used Jewish themed books or toys your children or grandchildren no longer use. Please drop them off at the Beit Tikvah office the next time you come to shul.
Kesher School 2013-2014 Enrollment Now Open
The enrollment application for the 2013-2014 school year is available here!! Please print it out and mail it in to the Beit Tikvah office care of our administrator Beth Teles.
For more information about "The Jewish Learning Experience You Wish You'd Had" click here.