Community Fun

This spring and summer, Bet Ha’am is pleased to be thinking of fun ways for adults and families to stay engaged with our community. We will update this page with details as they become available. If you have questions or want to join, please contact the office and we’ll connect you to our fantastic outreach volunteers.

If nothing on this page catches your eye, you can check out projects in need of a volunteer or you can contact the office with the activity you’d like to lead.

B’Yachad | Together
Come relax and talk virtually with your Bet Ha’am community before Friday Shabbat services! Simply dine and/or share a glass of wine together? Share your newest knitting creation, a few pictures of your garden or last vacation, or the latest book you’ve read? Our virtual Zoom “social hall” will be open starting June 5 from 6:30-7:15 PM for you to stop by and chat. Help us decide how we would like to enjoy some time together. Led by congregant Wendy Hayes.

Chicken-Raising Group
Do you raise chickens or have interest in raising chickens? Join religious school director Sam Spinrad and others as we discuss our flocks and future flocks! Our first meeting will be Thursday, June 4, 7:00 PM. We will plan future meetings together. 

Song Circle
Every other Monday, starting May 25, 7:00 PM
Join congregants and co-facilitators Marin Magat and Melissa Montefel to listen, sing, or lead songs in our online community song circle. We will sing familiar Jewish songs and learn new songs that inspire and support us. All voices and levels of experience welcome. 

TV Discussion Group
Every other Wednesday, starting May 27, 7:00 PM
Have you been catching up on all the shows you’ve missed? If the answer is yes, please join congregants and co-facilitators Melissa Montefel and Wendy Hayes for a discussion group about Jewish-themed shows. It will be wonderful to gather those interested for fun, talk, and insights. Contact the office to learn which show is up for discussion next.

K’Sharim: Connections
If you love Bet Ha’am but feel like you don’t really have close relationships here (or just want more close relationships), this gathering is for you! Adult members—come have some loosely facilitated discussion to really get to know each other, and do some fun baking and crafts together (or just keep talking). No prerequisites except a desire to feel more connected at Bet Ha’am. We will meet in the Bet Ha’am social hall once the building reopens.

Trip to Israel
Postponed to February 2021
Join our trip to Israel, led by Rabbi Saks. On this journey of inspiration and education, we will experience Israel from ancient history to high-tech innovation; explore the diversity, challenges, and triumphs of the nation; participate in family and community adventures, including a tikkun olam activity; feel Jerusalem’s holiness, Tel Aviv’s energy, the north’s serenity; meet and join leaders in the struggle for religious equality; float in the Dead Sea and ride Jeeps on Golan Heights; celebrate Shabbat with a local Reform community. We will be led by outstanding tour educators from Arza World. Please contact Karen Hindall in the office if you would like more information.

I’m interested!

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