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Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

www.bzbi.org

Established in 1946, just after the Holocaust and prior to the founding of the State of Israel, BZBI has served the community around Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square for more than 60 years.

Formed by the union of three congregations, BZBI has been at home in our striking Neo-Gothic synagogue on 18th Street since 1954.

Today, under the leadership of Rabbi Ira F. Stone and Cantor Sharon Grainer, BZBI practices Conservative Judaism with an egalitarian worship service, bringing Torah, T’Fillah (prayer), and Gimilut Hasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness) to life in our vibrant urban community.

Upcoming Events

April 2017

Mahjong

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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The time has come – we have created a new Center City Mahjong game. Are you new in town looking for game? Have you lived in town and want a new game? Have you heard of mahjong and want to learn to play? If you fall into any of these categories, please reach out to Ellen. This game meets in the Chapel.

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The Amerita Chamber Players

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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The America-Italy Society sponsors a classical concert by the critically acclaimed Amerita Chamber Players. This unique musical ensemble specializes in the work of Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries and performs music carefully researched by the music directors.

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$5 - $15

Jewish Thought and Psychoanalysis Lecture Unconscious Communication, Psychoanalysis and the Religious Experience

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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How can we understand it when a patient dreams accurately about some aspect of her therapist’s life? Freud accepted that individuals are capable of unconscious, ‘telepathic’ communication. Some of his colleagues however expressed concern that Freud’s interest in such matters would undermine psychoanalysis. Today psychoanalysts are more willing to acknowledge “unconscious communication” as a clinical reality. Professor Marsha Hewitt will discuss the history of ‘telepathy,’ or unconscious communication and explore its many parallels with religious experiences, including the notion of…

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May 2017

Munchkin Minyan

May 4 @ 8:45 am - 9:25 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:45am on day First of the month, repeating until June 3, 2017

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Munchkin Minyan is a casual Shabbat experience for our youngest friends (under 18 months) and their grownups. Join us for a bit of Shabbat celebration before it’s time for the morning nap!

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ShaBhakti: A Shabbat Yoga Experience

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 3, 2017

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI in an alternative spiritual journey into the heart of Shabbat through yogic movement, meditation and song with Dr. Deborah Glassman and Rabbi Yosef Goldman. Deborah is a certified yoga teacher and practices and studies an alignment based flow style yoga. Her belief is that yoga is more than postures on a sticky mat and is a way to connect with your true self as a manifestation of the divine. She tries to carry her practice of yoga off…

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JKidPhilly Music Class

May 7 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join jkidphilly and Rabbi Beth for a music class and Shavuot stories. Best for ages 0-5, older siblings are welcome.

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Marom Kabbalat Shabbat

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Rabbi Goldman and Cantor Grainer lead an uplifting, contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat service with soulful singing and percussion.

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Shababa for Young Families

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join us for a meaningful Shabbat experience for children through age five and their grown-ups. It will be a joyous celebration of the gift of Shabbat upstairs in the Kahaner Auditorium with Ms. Leah and Rabbi Yosef.

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Pop-Up Book Club: The Six-Day War

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, a week that reshaped the Middle East and whose ramifications continue to unfold in today’s headlines. To mark and reflect upon this milestone, BZBI will be holding a Pop-Up Book Club, three discussions focused on three important books about the Six-Day War. For our third meeting on Saturday, May 13 after Kiddush, we will review Gershom Gorenberg, The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the…

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot Services at BZBI

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:30am

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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BZBI will hold Shavuot morning services on Wednesday, May 31 and Shavuot morning services with Yizkor Memorial Service Thursday, June 1 at 9:30 AM at BZBI. Partnered with Center City Kehillah. Suggested donation $18-$36 for Tikkun Leil.

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