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Kallah Project Grant
B'nai Israel is thrilled to be one of only 5 congregations in North America to receive a $9,000 grant from the Kallah Project toward community-building Shabbat retreats. The Kallah Project will work with the congregation to plan three annual Shabbat retreats which are held off-site and open to congregants of all ages. The retreats will be "relaxed gatherings that celebrate Shabbat within the framework of a program containing spiritual, educational and social goals." The Director of the Kallah Project will make several visits to the congregation guiding them through the process. The first retreat will be held on January 26-28, 2018 at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. If you would like to help with the planning of these retreats, please contact Rabbi Judy or Susan Marx Registration forms are at the Temple and the early bird deadline is November 1st. Don't miss this exciting, spiritual and fun weekend. www.thekallahproject.org
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Membership is open to all men. Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 10 am. Members take turns providing a brunch for each meeting. 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.