Kesher

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

A collaborative teen experience for our community's post-B'nai Mitzvah students.

Performance of “Heschel’s Passover Eve”

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

The J — in partnership with Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, and the Jewish Community Relations Council — is offering a unique opportunity to see Heschel’s Passover Eve, a solo performance that takes an intimate “behind-the-scenes” look at a special seder hosted by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel and to which he has invited his friend and traveling companion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The play begins in April 1968. As Rabbi Heschel arranges the chairs around the seder table, we watch him rehearse for the coming event. His preparations give the audience an intimate look at Heschel’s complex, fascinating, and even tumultuous character. Yizhar Hess, the vice chair of the World Zionist Organization who commissioned the play, will be in attendance. Get your tickets now for this performance at The J on January 16. 6:30 Doors open and reception 7:00 Play start 7:50 Talk-Back HERE is the link to purchase tickets.

Honor Our Parents Shabbat Service at LJCC

LJCC Senior Lounge 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join Collat Jewish Family Services, LJCC, and Rabbi Friedman for a multigenerational daytime Shabbat service and lunch. RSVP to caleigh@cjfsbham.org by April 10 to reserve your lunch!

Free

Prayer Gathering for the Release of Captives – TEE

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

It is a custom in Judaism to pray for the release of captives. On Friday evenings, we will gather in the Hess Chapel to read the over 200 names we have of those being held since October 7, and offer a prayer for their release. All are welcome.

Torah Study – TEE

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

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

TBE Shabbat B’Yachad (Grades 1-8)

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

Join us for this intergenerational service with Rabbi Matt Dreffin.

Kehillah Service: The Amen Effect led by Sharron Swain

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

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, 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