Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rosh Chodesh Group Plays Spiritual Dreidl

By Bonnie Lindauer Rosh Chodesh Kislev was celebrated by eleven women at the home of Flori Green Sunday evening, Nov 27th.  Around the theme of Hanukkah we reflected about the light and darkness in our own lives, played spiritual dreidl … Continue reading

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Jewish Volunteer Day at Project Homeless Connect

Once again Congregation B’nai Emunah is partnering in this national best practice model that originated in San Francisco.   You can come for an hour or more to volunteer.  No heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity is required. WHEN:       Wednesday, December, … Continue reading

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Ruth Callmann Memorial Fund Established

We have established a fund to perpetuate the memory of Ruth Callmann who died in October 2011. Ruth’s favorite Bnai Emunah activity was our annual retreat so in her honor this fund has been established so that more and more … Continue reading

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Starting Conversations

By Sharon Bleviss Rabbi Elijah Shochet, the scholar-in-residence at B’nai Emunah’s 34th Annual Retreat, led discussion sessions on fascinating topics. 1. Mysticism: Do events in your life happen by accident or is it beshert? Share your beshert stories! Was it … Continue reading

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Rabbi Kenneth Zwerin Memorial Retreat 2011

By Sharon Bleviss Forty lucky congregants and friends joined together at the Sonoma Valley Inn for the 34th Annual Retreat in Sonoma. All were enlightened by scholar-in-residence Rabbi Elijah Shochet’s teachings on mysticism, truth vs. peace and the value of … Continue reading

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Sukkah Sleepover

By Sharon Bleviss On a warm Friday night, seven brave souls slept in the B’nai Emunah sukkah. The weather was perfect for dinner (kosher Chinese) in the hut, followed by study with wine. The group discussed the holiday, its commandment … Continue reading

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B’nai Emunah to Host a Gathering of Neighborhood Clergy

Recovery after a disaster takes skilled leadership. We all know the faith community often leads many post-disaster recoveries. Yet how many congregational clergy of any faith are truly prepared to take on the leadership positions we know we will face? … Continue reading

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