TBE Minyan Recognition Shabbat

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

More details coming soon!

Storytime Shabbat

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

Meet us in the sanctuary for Toy Torah procession, followed by storytime and snacks, and playtime in the KidZone. Stay for lunch!

Shabbat B’Yachad at TBE (Grades 3-7)

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

B'Yachad means together and we are excited to welcome children in grades 3-7, together with members of all generations, to our new monthly Family Shabbat service led by Rabbi Matt Dreffin. Each monthly interactive service will feature a different theme to help us connect to our Shabbat prayers and beautiful traditions. Shabbat B'Yachad Family kicks off on October 21! October's Theme is שִׂמְחָה (simchah, joy). All generations are welcome! Led by Rabbi Matt Dreffin. About Rabbi Dreffin: After earning my Masters in Jewish Education and Rabbinical Ordination I was a senior staff member in the Education Division at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi, for nine years. In 2022 I joined T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights to be their Manager of Rabbinic Education. I received the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize in 2019, an acknowledgement of the fun-Jew-cational lens I bring to everything I lead—be it a learning session, presentation, or service. I look forward to meeting you all at Shabbat B'Yachad.

Tot Shabbat with Robin Berger

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

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

Event Series Religious School

Religious School

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Religious School K-7th Grade Register at: https://ourtemple.shulcloud.com/form/rs-registration-23-24.html

Jewish Aspects of the New Testament

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Learning with Rabbi Wright. The New Testament narrative presents the ideas, belief systems, trends, and rituals of the “Judaisms” during the late Second Temple period. The narrative also provides details about the development of Rabbinic Judaism, the democratization of Jewish sects, Jewish life under Roman authority, and meaningful Jewish rituals that we continue to observe today. By studying the New Testament, learners will gain greater insight into the origins of first-century “Judaisms” Therefore, the New Testament can expose and help contemporary Jews understand Judaism as practiced today more deeply. For example, New Testament Literature introduces the ritual of giving a boy his name during his circumcision: “Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that God had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, ‘No, he is to be called John’” (Lk. 1:57-59). Moreover, the New Testament also introduces the ritual of passing around the Kiddish Cup for Shabbat and other Hagim meals: “Then he took a cup, after giving thanks […]

Temple Tots Playdate

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join other families with kids 4 and under in our new Shalom Baby Playroom on the second floor for informal schmoozing and playing! Questions? Contact Monika Singletary at monika@ourtemple.org.

Hadassah Annual Giving Event

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

Hadassah Annual Giving Event Honoring annual donors including speaker and entertainment.

Reflections From Israel: Debrief of the JFNA Solidarity Mission

LJCC Auditorium 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States

BJF CEO, Danny Cohn, and BJF Board VP of Fundraising, Steve Greene, share their experience on the recent JFNA Solidarity Fly-in Mission. Register Here: https://forms.gle/4bFtKGBrmEJzHnkf8