Torah Study – TEE

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham

Join us to study Torah with Rabbi Wright and Cantor Wittner.

Kehillah Service: The Amen Effect led by Sharron Swain

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham

How do we manage times of hardship and fully embrace moments of joy—not alone, but in community? What does Jewish wisdom offer in terms of how we can truly show up for each other? Rabbi Sharon Brous grapples with these questions and more in her book The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World. This monthly alternative service is called Kehillah, or community, and will include stories and practices based on this book, along with songs and silent reflections. Reading the book is not required, and you're welcome to come to one or all nine sessions throughout the course of the year. Of course, reading the book will add richness to your experience, if you feel so moved. A copy of the book is available for browsing in the Reading Room at Beth-El. Sharron Mendel Swain was raised in an interfaith family long before that was the norm, and has been a mindfulness practitioner her entire adult life. A few FAQs: Q: What is the relationship of The Amen Effect, by Rabbi Sharon Brous, to these sessions? A: It is the inspiration for this 10-session series of alternative services focused on cultivating a deeper sense of […]

Tot Shabbat with Robin Berger

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham

Families with children aged 5 and younger are invited to join us at 10:30 am on the 2nd Saturday of every month in the Halpern-Levitt KidZone for a fun and interactive musical Shabbat service, followed by a kid friendly kiddush lunch. November 18 - Jewish Pride Shabbat December 9 - Chanukah Tot Shabbat January 13 - "Princess/Superhero" Tot Shabbat February 10 - Dino Tot Shabbat March 9 - Pre-Purim Pizzaz April 13 - Pre-Passover Tot Shabbat May 11 - Blue and White Shabbat