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<October 2014>

Sister congregations Congregation B’nai Tzedek and Beit Chaverim provide welcoming communities for those who follow the Conservative tradition and Reform tradition, respectively.  Both lay-led communities offer a wide variety of opportunities for worship, learning, leadership, and participation. The presence of both Conservative and Reform services in the same building, for example on the High Holy Days, makes it convenient for participants to sample both traditions, or for families with members from different backgrounds to each attend the services of their choice, yet be physically near and share portions of the both services if they so choose. There is no charge for attending any High Holiday service (or any service throughout the year). Please view our calendar (to the right) for scheduled services and events.

As small congregations, we pay attention to the individual
and each person’s needs, ranging from providing learning and growth opportunities, to rides to events and ensuring shivah minyans.  Visitors are provided opportunities to actively participate in services if they desire and are welcomed at the social time following services. The Jewish community at large is always welcome to our services and other events. 

All religious services emphasize egalitarian participation and are organized and led by congregation members, from prayer, to Torah reading, to sermonizing.  Everyone is invited to participate at her or his own level of comfort. Both congregations have a commitment to lifelong Jewish learning through program offerings
ranging from ritual traditions such as sukkah-building and seders, interactive programs on topics as diverse as Jewish film and women in history, and traditional text and prayer study on weekends throughout the year.   Our specialty is interactive programming – learning through engagement.  Our motto is that we grow learners and leaders. 

Upcoming Events

 We are reaching out to the community
during the summer months
On Sunday, July 13, at 1pm, five members of our community
helped the residents of Epic House in the West End. The nine residents and staff members appreciated our time and efforts. Consider
visiting their web site to learn more about how this historic mansion has become a home for these individuals:

Our recent visit to the Barbash Vital Support Center, increased our awareness of food insecurity in our community.
In anticipation of Project Isaiah, we will begin collecting food items for the Barbash Vital Needs Center and the local NEEDS Food Pantry (housed at Kenwood Baptist Church).
The donated food and toiletry items will be transported to these agencies during the week of October 7, 2014

Wisdom on Wednesdays
Every Wednesday
from 3 -- 4:30 pm.
An engaging conversation about text in the afternoon! Sign up via email:

Chaverot Tzedek - our Sisterhood group
will be meeting at Verde's Restaurant (in Montgomery)
on Thursday, August 24 at 1pm
for lunch, camaraderie and to plan upcoming events
Kindly contact Cindy - so she knows you will attend
 -or- to ask questions.

Chaverot Tzedek invites you to join us for dinner in the Sukkah
Monday evening, October 13, at 6:30pm
Enjoy a unique menu inspired by women of our Biblical texts!
The cover charge is waived for paid-up members.
Kindly contact the office - 984-3393 -- to reserve your space
& pay dues or the cover charge, by October 7.

Kindly contact the office to indicate when you want to visit the exhibit and if you plan to attend the lecture, discussion or movie screening.

These weeks of the month of Av and Elul are filled with our efforts to prepare for the upcoming Jewish New Year 5775.
We look forward to welcoming many of you to our services and learning activities in the coming weeks.
Please review this schedule of services. Tickets are not required, but we do appreciate knowing if you plan to attend our events and services,
so we can welcome you!

Questions??? - Kindly contact the office - (513) 984-3393