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NEXT KALLAH SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 5-7, 2019
Our second Kallah overseen by The Kallah Project, who also offered us a generous grant which allowed us to host this retreat weekend, was a huge success. Twenty people attended including three families with young children. We enjoyed innovative worship services with lots of music; a variety of group activities, time to rest, time to play, a bonfire with music and a Tikkun Olam project to end our wonderful weekend. The weather cooperated so we were able to include more outdoor activites this year, including zip lining and an outdoor Labyrinth We had fun, while building community, eating well and enjoying Shabbat in a beautiful, relaxing setting.
We hope that more people will join us for our 3rd Annual Kallah, January 24-26, 2020. Please let us know if you think of anything that would help to make our Kallah even better in January. And, if you would like to offer to help with the planning, let the Temple office know. Thanks to our planning committee: Rabbi Judy, GayNell & Alan Barth and Sandra Blate.
Registration forms will be available at the Temple later this year. If you have any questions, please call the office at 318-387-0730.
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Membership is open to all men. Meetings are held every other second Sunday of each month at 10 am, except in the summer. Members take turns providing a brunch for each meeting or eat at a restaurant. The meetings are very informal and fun.
Our youth group, MONTY (MONroe Temple Youth) and NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) offers opportunities for our teens to become healthy, responsible, caring Jewish adults by encouraging: Support. Empowerment. Boundaries. Expectations. Constructive Use of Time. Commitment to Learning. Positive Values. Social Competencies. Positive Identity.
IT IS THE MONTY GOAL for young people to be afforded the opportunity to develop as many of these assets as possible while interacting with Reform Judaism.
IF YOU KNOW a Jewish High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior – and believe they will benefit from becoming a MONTY member – WE WANT TO KNOW! Email 1868Temple@gmail.com.
We would consider it an honor to have you join us!
Sisterhood strives to be an inclusive community for the women (Jewish or not) who care about and support Temple B'nai Israel and the Jewish Community. Sisterhood is open to women who are married, single, divorced, widowed and with or without children. While Temple membership is encouraged, it is not required for Sisterhood membership. Each woman's thoughts are invaluable in shaping Sisterhood into an organization which truly represents the entire community of women.
We are active members of Women of Reform Judaism. Join us as we foster Jewish education and leadership, building a community within our congregation and throughout the world.