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February 2019

Stanford Series

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 United States
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Please note NEW time, date and location for the February lecture Charlotte Fonrobert Associate Professor of Religious Studies and, by courtesy, of Classics and of German Studies Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert specializes in Judaism: talmudic literature and culture. Her interests include gender in Jewish culture; the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity; the discourses of orthodoxy versus heresy; the connection between religion and space; and rabbinic conceptions of Judaism with respect to GrecoRoman culture. She is the author of…

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March 2019

Legoland Shabbat!

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fletcher Middle School, 655 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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$10

Be part of Shabbat Across America with a visit to Kol Emeth's very own Legoland - Experience all the fun and wonder of these magical bricks! Friday night will be filled with spectacular displays by local master builders, as well as a community building project for all ages led by Play Well Technologies.  All ages will have fun building and playing as we construct a lego model of the new Kol Emeth! There will be pieces for everyone - so…

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Shabbat Shiur with Tomer Persico

Join us for an exploration of Israeli Politics through the lens of the upcoming elections in this two-part Shiur series. Special guest speakers will discuss the issues leading into the elections as well as help us unpack the implications following. 

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Women’s Study Group

The Women's Study Group, led by Rabbi Sarah Graff, offers a forum for women of all ages to study text and share life experiences in the context of Torah. Are you a Purim Jew or a Passover Jew? Womens' Study Group Next Thursday, March 7, 2019 11am-12:30pm at Etz Chayim 4161 Alma St. in Palo Alto Join us next Thursday as we compare and contrast Purim and Passover - their messages, their traditions, the role of God, and the role…

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Barkhu at the Booths

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Shabbat at 6:00pm with song and spirit! Rabbi Booth’s House Join Rabbi David Booth and his family in their home or backyard (depending on the weather) for this intimate and warm Kabbalat Shabbat.  All are welcome.

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Kol Sasson Alternative Minyan with Cantor Sharon Bernstein

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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On the second Shabbat of each month is Kol Sasson, a joyous exploration of Jewish song and learning. This group, led by Cantor Sharon Bernstein from Sha’ar Zahav, focuses on great singing and a lively Torah discussion. In Room D129

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Teen Program (8-12 Graders)

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We will begin at the Kol Emeth offices at 5:30pm, for a discussion on Intellectual Property with Jeff Rosen. Then we will do Havdallah, have dinner, and see if we can escape the Escape Room in Santa Clara Questions? Comments? Contact: Terrah Yevilov ~ Youth Advisor ~ terrah@kolemeth.org

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Sandwich Making

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

Come one, come all, to make sandwiches for the homeless! We'll make 200 sack lunches for the needy in cooperation with the Urban Ministry of Palo Alto. Come lend a hand! Kol Emeth created this project 15 years ago, and we are the only organization that does this. It's a wonderful activity for families and people of all ages, with something to do for everyone. Come and join us; no need to call first! Mark your calendar… The 2019 dates…

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Silicon Valley Beit Midrash

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 2, 2019

Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 United States
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The Silicon Valley Beit Midrash is a center of learning on the West Coast that empowers Jewish people of all backgrounds and stages of life to study classic Jewish texts and ideas of their heritage in a pluralistic, warm and intellectually challenging environment. Join us at Congregation Beth Am on Tuesday nights. Study sessions start at 7pm, followed by a social hour with drinks and a light nosh at 8:15pm. Enrollment for our ten-session winter quarter is $54 for non-members, and…

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Learn with David Meir-Levy

March 14 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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Brown bag your own lunch – dairy or vegetarian, please Class sessions are 2 hours each and include a break. 7 topics will be explored: The Biblical creation story, its parallels in Sumerain and Akkadian literature and in Astrophysics, and the questions that these parallels raise. The Patriarchs, the Habiru, and the Hurrians: from Abraham to the prince of Asher treed by a bear, to the Israelites in pre-Exodus Canaan and the “Israel” rendered :as though it did not exist”…

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Daven and Dine

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

Open to everyone in our community, this monthly program offers congregants an opportunity to welcome Shabbat together. After singing and davening Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv, we enjoy a delicious meal prepared especially for this event. This is a wonderful way to meet new people, see old friends, and celebrate Erev Shabbat. Our meals typically include soup, a main course, a salad, a vegetable and/or grain side, and dessert. There are always vegan and gluten-free options. Daven and Dine is held…

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Living Room Minyan – Vayikra (In-depth Torah discussion)

March 16 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

At the Dinitz home While we build our new Kol Emeth home, we're bringing Kol Emeth into our homes. The Living Room Minyan (LRM) offers an intimate, chavurah-style alternative for prayer and song for everyone. The living room minyanim are IN ADDITION to the services at the JCC. Torah reading or Parasha discussion. Starts at 9:15am, Kiddush - light nosh following

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Preschool Pre-Purim Seudah!

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Room M117 Torah for Tots at 11:30am, followed by a festive lunch, games, stories, songs, and activities. Costumes are encouraged. Siblings are welcome!

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Intro to Judaism for Interfaith Couples and Families

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on March 10, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on March 17, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on March 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Kol Emeth Office, 2525 E Charleston Rd
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
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Intro to Judaism for Interfaith Couples and Families Co-sponsored by Congregation Kol Emeth, Honeymoon Israel, and Jewish Baby Network Rabbi David Booth will lead a series exploring  the basic ideas of Judaism and holiday rituals, providing a Jewish toolbox. This small cohort will be a chance to learn, make some friends, and explore Judaism in an open, non-judgmental fashion. The class will meet at 2525 Charleston Rd., Suite 204 in Mountain View, at 11:30am on the following dates: Sunday, February…

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Special Themed Sunday Minyan

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 10, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on March 17, 2019 at 8:00pm

Come schmooze, have a nosh, and pray at these unique Sunday night Minyanim. In looking to strengthen our community and evening Minyanim we're launching a new Minyan initiative for the next 3 Sundays. Each week, we are extending a special invitation to a different demographic group to join our regular Minyan. We want to create spaces for congregants (and guests) to connect with each other and form deeper relationships. Please join us at 2525 Charleston Road Suite 204, Mountain View,…

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