Celebrate Passover at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate the first night of Passover with us at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 30th.  Bring your friends and family to share in the beauty and remembrances of a delicious traditional Pesach Seder.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 26th (NO money will be accepted at the door).

Prices: Members: $45; Nonmembers: $52; Kids: $28 (up to 13)

Payments can be mailed or dropped off during office hours to:

Temple Beth Ami located at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM or Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.

For more information stop by the office, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected].

Celebrate Shabbat Across America at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate Shabbat Across America with us Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 5, 2018.

Prices: Members: $12.00; Nonmembers: $15.00; Kids: $10.00 (up to 13).

Payments can be dropped off during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or sent to Temple Beth Ami at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115.  If you have any questions or would like additional information stop by the office, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected].

 

 

Open House Shabbat

Open House Shabbat at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami is opening its doors to prospective members for Shabbat Services on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM and Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend, return as a new family member. Everyone is welcome to stay after services for Kiddush, mingle with the congregation, have a meet & greet with Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky and receive a tour of the synagogue. For more information stop by 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call 215-673-2511 or email [email protected].

Open House Shabbat

Open House Shabbat at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami is opening its doors to prospective members for Shabbat Services on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM and Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend, return as a new family member. Everyone is welcome to stay after services for Kiddush, mingle with the congregation, have a meet & greet with Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky and receive a tour of the synagogue. For more information stop by 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call 215-673-2511 or email [email protected].

GOOD CARBS: A BRUNCH AND LEARN WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER & FEDERAL DONUTS

Join us to explore how our favorite carbs – challah bread and donuts – are used to bring communities together to solve urgent hunger issues in our city.

Over a delicious brunch prepared by Chef Matt Fein of Federal Donuts you’ll hear from John Nicolo, former manager at Zahav and current General Manager of Rooster Soup Co., on their approach to food waste and helping Philadelphia’s at-risk citizens and Carly Zimmerman, CEO of Challah for Hunger, about their approach to tackling food insecurity on America’s college campuses.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://goodcarbs.splashthat.com/

Menu:
First Course:
Baked Eggs
-Local tomato, spinach, ricotta, challah crumb
Main Course:
Chicken & “Waffles”
-Twice fried chicken, donut “waffle”, red-eye gravy, hot sauce
Vegetarian option – Twice fried Trumpet Mushrooms.
Third Course (Dessert):
Challah Bread Pudding
-Apples, pomegranate, vanilla-poppy ice cream

A Community Holds Candlelight Vigil in Face of Hate-Based Activity

Candlelight vigil at Ambler Church of the Brethren. Photo credit: Andrea Cantor

“Hate has no home here,” Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, said to a room of around 300, during an interfaith candlelight vigil in response to recent anti-Semitic and racist attacks.

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Race for Peace: Open Forum with Police

This forum will discuss community and police relations, with a panel of clergy, local community leaders, politicians and law enforcement. The Race for Peace is an ongoing dialogue between police officers and community members in Philadelphia and its suburbs. By seeing one another as people first, attendees can develop a greater understanding of the interaction between police and community members and the way each group may see the world. Children are welcome.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Saying “YES” When You Really Mean “YES”, and Saying “NO” When You Really Mean “NO”

We are combining yoga and psychology to determine your true boundaries. Yoga invites us to quiet our minds so that we can listen.  It allows us to connect deeply with what we truly want.  Psychology incorporates various strategies to create and ultimately maintain appropriate boundaries. We will use both modalities to discover how to have more effective limits in your life, in order to feel authentic and powerful in each and every interaction. There is something in this workshop for everyone who ever struggles with setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries in their personal and professional lives.

Here are the details: May 2nd, from 1-4 p.m., at The New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. The cost for the workshop is $50. Please RSVP to me at [email protected] if you can come so we know how many chairs to set out there to welcome you! No mats or previous yoga experience necessary. Feel free to wear comfortable clothing–we can’t wait to see you.

Dr. Amy Alfred is a licensed psychologist in Narberth with 25 years of experience.  She sees individuals, couples, and groups who come in with a variety of concerns, including self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, grief and loss, abuse, and chronic illness.  Amy finds that a common thread underlying many of these issues is the need to create and maintain appropriate boundaries for optimal functioning.

Julie Pogachefsky has been teaching yoga since 2001.  She received her 200 hour teaching certification at Wake Up Yoga and her 500 hour Pranakriyateaching certification from Yoganand/Michael Carroll.  Julie is also certified to teach Yin Yoga and is in the process of finishing her PranakriyaYoga Therapy Teaching Certification. Julie challenges your mind to expand beyond its current ideals and perceptions in order for you to find more space and freedom in all aspects of your life.    

An Evening with Abby Joseph Cohen

Abby CohenAbby Joseph Cohen is president of the Global Markets Institute and senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs. That prestigious title does not give the full picture of a legendary Wall Street figure who has had enormous influence on the stock market and the American economy since the 1990s. Mrs. Cohen has been recognized as a leader in US Portfolio strategy for two decades, and was previously ranked No. 1 by numerous industry surveys. Her career has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and a BusinessWeek cover story. Despite the pressures of being a highly sought after financial markets expert, Mrs. Cohen has found time to lend her skills to other pursuits, such as chairing the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Theological Seminary, serving as a board trustee of the Smithsonian Institution and as a Presidential Councillor at Cornell University. She serves on the White House-appointed Innovation Advisory Board for economic competitiveness.

Abby and her husband David are dedicated supporters of Hillel International. David is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, and together they serve on the Board of Governors which offers counsel and provides substantial financial support to Hillels nationally and internationally. They received Hillel’s Renaissance Award in recognition of their leadership.

This event is for both dinner and the reception. Dietary laws will be observed. Tickets range from $500 – $18,000 with portions tax-deductible. They can be ordered here.