BIMA and Genesis Schedule
Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30
5:30PM Batim Meet – Each Bayit will light candles together, however, each person has the option to light candles after – even after the She’arim end
6:30PM Friday night She’arim (choose from one of the following)
Creation Kabbalat Shabbat – In this Sha’ar, we will look at the Psalms of Kabbalat Shabbat with an eye towards actual creation. Between Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv, we will light Shabbat candles using our creations. Ma’ariv will be a traditional egalitarian service.
Shira Chadashah Style Minyan – A traditional melodious service with gender separate seating yet emphasized leadership roles for women. Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by women; Minchah and Arvit will be led by men.
Mechitza Minyan – Spirit and Song – We’ll have lots of singing and ruach (energy). Services will be led by a man. Women and men will sit separately in this service. Come join us!
Reform Minyan – These services will include musical instruments, spirited singing, participant reflections, words of Torah, and more…
Welcome Shabbat with Music, Meditation and a Creative Service – Come sing with guitar and cello for a unique way to start your day of rest. Join in this celebration to welcome Shabbat with nigunim (wordless melodies), meditations and selections from Friday night liturgy. Transliterations will be provided.
In Soviet Russia – Stereotypes, jokes, and truth. We’ll discuss whether society in the Soviet Union affects today’s Jewish culture.
8PM Shabbat Dinner
After Dinner - Oneg Shabbat: Singing with guitar, Improv games, singing traditional Shabbat songs
9AM Breakfast (this is the only meal on Shabbat we eat in the cafeteria)
Shabbat Morning She’arim (choose from one of the following)
Mechitza Minyan – Singing, praying, connecting – traditional services led by a man
Egalitarian Minyan – Join us for a spirited, traditional service where men and women count and lead equally. We will be reading the full Torah portion of the week.
Memory Lane - Come share stories of your childhood
Reading Circle – A chance to read and share a little with each other about what we are reading
Shabbat in Your Life – Come explore and explain different ways to incorporate the day of rest into your life. Bring your questions and experience.
Yoga and Meditation - Come take an hour to reconnect with your own body, mind and soul – for people who are practiced yogis as well as those who have never done yoga before.
12PM Shabbat Lunch
After Lunch Batim Time
Conversation about Religious Observance – Do you observe some or many Jewish rituals or practices? Why or why not? Come ask questions and share experiences!
Discussion on Judaism, Sex, and Sexuality
Open Beit Midrash – Feel free to read and learn something new by yourself, with a friend, or with someone you’ve never met before. A Beit Midrash is a House of Study where talk is welcome and the two most important resources are the wisdom in the books and the wisdom with which you enter
Shabbat Shnack – Get together and nosh not Sherman food.
Israeli Military Ethics and Krav Magah – Come learn about Israel’s military code of ethics and a very special form of self defense
Talk About God – What, or who is God? Freely discuss the basic questions we have been wondering among ourselves for so long. Discuss whether God can apply to science, art and the soul itself.
Meditation - Silent meditation and reflection based on Buddhist philosophy but not limited to it. Newcomers and veterans welcome!
Mashiach – A conversation about the Jewish messiah
6PM Seudah Shlishit (Dinner)
After Dinner Sichot
8PM Mincha (the afternoon prayer service, optional)
9PM Maariv (the evening prayer service, optional)
9:20PM Batim Time
9:45PM Havdallah (9:00)
10PM Screening of the film, Hineini