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Harvard’s Jewish president wants to restore faith in higher education

Posted on September 24th, 2018
By Penny Schwartz for JTA


Lawrence Bacow, who began his new position as the Harvard president on July 1, and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, plan to spend some of the High Holidays at religious services at the Ivy League school’s Hillel. The Jewish couple met on the campus more than 40 years ago, when Bacow began Harvard Law School, he recalled.


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE JULIA SALAZAR DRAMA

Posted on September 17th, 2018
By Emily Burack for HeyAlma.com


Julia Salazar, the 29-year-old candidate for New York State Senate, can’t seem to stay out of the news.

Self-identified as a Latina Jewish millennial and democratic socialist, Salazar was poised to become “the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” As The New York Times reported, “Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Salazar is young and Latina, poised and progressive, and a democratic socialist.

 

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When your new roommates are mom and dad

Posted on September 10th, 2018
by Kristin Hohenadel for FromtheGrapevine 

 

Architects provide makeovers of childhood bedrooms for young adults who move back in with parents.

 

High unemployment for young people has been a worldwide problem in recent years, with many young adults being forced to move back in with their parents after job losses or while they look for self-sustaining work.


In Spain, where youth unemployment has reached epic levels at more than 50 percent, a group of architects at PKMN has created an innovative project aimed to help young adults feel more at home in their childhood bedrooms.


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How to Transform Your High Holidays

Posted on September 3rd, 2018
by Rabbi Tzvi Sytner on aish.com

These High Holidays, you can find ways to have a personal conversation, to build a relationship, with God.


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“We Bonded Over Weird”: Yom Kippur in Rural Kentucky

Posted on August 27th, 2018
BY SPENCER WELLS for newvoices.org


Being a Jewish student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) feels like attending college in a ghost town. There are no hallmarks of Jewish collegiate life here. No Hillel, no Jewish student group, not even a synagogue in Bowling Green, the town surrounding campus. It’s an experience of alienation, but ironically also the basis for connection.

 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 24

Sukkot services starts at

10:30 am

sukkot potluck luncheon starts at

12:00pm

 

Sunday, September 23, 9:00am to 12:30pm

Build Sukkah

 

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 Please join us for Voter Registration Phonebank Training and Outreach

at Beth El Hebrew Congregation 

 

  SEPTEMBER 2, 3, 10,19, 24 

 AND OCTOBER 1ST, 2018

  OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

 

Rabbi Spinrad's Installation Dinner 

Want to attend Rabbi David Spinrad’s Installation Shabbat Dinner on Friday, October 5th at 6:00 PM?

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 22nd. Return this form: Rabbi Installation Dinner

to the temple office with payment made out to BEHC.

(Seating is limited to 200 peopl) 

 

Book & Author Event

Sunday, September 30, 2018

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Important Shabbat Updates!   

* Beginning on September 7th, Shabbat services start

at 7:30 PM  

                                            


 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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