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November 2018

Community Shabbat

November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 17, 2018  9:30am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Kalisch - The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism - Join Rabbi Kalisch for a conversation about Zionism today, 70 years after the birth of the State of Israel and 25 years after Oslo. The conversation will focus on excerpts from the new anthology published by the Reform Jewish Movement’s press, The Fragile Dialogue. No previous reading required, but if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please contact…

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OMS for Homes

November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Yoga Fundraiser to Support the Homeless Sunday, November 18 All levels yoga event with live music to benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network; Home for Homeless families. 4:00-5:00pm All levels yoga class 5:00-5:30pm Food, drink, and conversation Join instructor Karen Gagnier for a soul filling class for everyone whether it's your first time class or you are an experienced yogi.  Live music by Kara Barnett and Anna Krain. All donations are voluntary. Please bring your own mats - Some available.…

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Thoughts and Prayers, Then Action!

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Gladwyne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 November 19 - 7:00pm Beth David will host the annual Gladwyne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. But this year, we decided that just praying together is no longer enough. Instead of our typical Thanksgiving service, join us for what will be a very special evening entitled Thoughts and Prayers, Then Action: Taking the Next Step Against Hate, featuring a brief interfaith prayer service, and a longer opportunity to start organizing against hate in all its forms. All are welcome, and we hope…

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December 2018

How Identity Frames the Pursuit of Social Justice

December 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Sunday, December 2, 9:30 am With Kempis Songster Community activist Kempis Songster, or Ghani as he is known to many, will lead a workshop on Identity and how it shapes our approach to social justice. Ghani, who had been a gifted student, ran away from home at the age of 15 and got involved in drugs and gangs. He was sentenced to life in Graterford Prison as a result of killing another gang member. But in 2012, the U.S. Supreme…

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Hanukkah Community Shabbat

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Friday, December 7: 6:00pm Tot Shabbat, 6:15pm Shabbat dinner including ...of course...latkes and soufganyot , plus No Gelt, No Glory Dreidel Championship  7:00pm Service/Bring your own Hannukiot, we'll supply the candles Oneg immediately following services

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January 2019

Between Tradition and Innovation: Shabbat Music in Istanbul

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Community Shabbat Saturday, January 12, 9:30 am With Joseph Alpar Based on recent years of fieldwork with synagogue cantors in Istanbul and their congregants, this talk will uncover the connections between Ottoman Turkish and Judeo-Spanish musical traditions, and more recent East European and Israeli influences. Joseph Alpar will discuss and share live musical examples of Shabbat music-making at contemporary Istanbul synagogues and lively lunches at the home of the local Ashkenazi Chabad rabbi.  

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Cycle Shabbat

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, January 26, 11:00am, Fuel Cycle Fitness Does your ideal Saturday morning include some exercise?Did you know that this is totally in line with our Jewish values? Class starts at 11:00 — taught by a certified instructor, with some introductory Jewish framing by Cantor Goodlev, followed by fruit and schmoozing. Meet at Fuel Cycle Fitness — 53 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore Open to all adults - only $10. Pay in advance or we will bill you.  Reserve your bike now.  lgoodlev@bdavid.org 

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Havdallah, Dinner, and a Movie

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 • 5:30PM Join us for the first Adult Engagement event of 2019! We’ll do Havdallah, have dinner, and watch a movie together at the home of congregants. This is a great opportunity to spend a casual evening catching up with friends and fellow members….all ages welcome. Please respond by January 22 if you plan to attend, (610) 446-0377 or jrose200235@yahoo.com.  

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February 2019

Positive Judaism: How the Modern Science of Happiness Echoes Ancient Jewish Wisdom

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Community Shabbat Saturday, February 9, 9:30 am With Alison Deutsch & Cantor Lauren Goodlev Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Join Cantor Goodlev, who wrote her undergraduate thesis at the University of Pennsylvania with the founder of Positive Psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman, in conversation with Beth David member and positive psychology practitioner Alison Deutsch. The session will focus on the latest research in positive psychology as we also explore our own…

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