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Please join us for an enlightening Shabbaton with Rabbi Dorothy Richman @ BIJC

Oct 19-21, 2018

Shabbat Dinner: Friday, October 19
6:00 p.m.
$18/adults, $10/children
Register for Shabbat Dinner here

Shabbat Services begin at 9:45a.m. on Saturday
Kiddush Lunch begins at noon

Shabbaton Havdalah at 7:30pm - Naomi Richman's Home

Rabbi Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and as the Shamash Resident/ Scholar in Residence at the JCC East Bay. She teaches Torah widely and her rabbinate is deeply influenced by years of service with AJWS and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs, Something of Mine, and she is creating new content in partnership with BimBam: Jewish Videos for Adults, Kids, and Families.

Dorothy has served congregations Sha’ar Zahav and Beth Sholom in San Francisco, and she has been the Ballanoff Memorial Rabbi in Residence at the UC Berkeley Hillel. Dorothy also teaches Tikkun Middot, an integrated Jewish ethics/mussar course using meditation, chant, and text learning with past classes in San Francisco, Berkeley, Arizona and Israel.

B'nai Israel periodically hosts renowned authors, scholars or spiritual leaders to visit our community and offer teachings over a weekend. Past Shabbatons have brought the leader of the Mussar movement, Ira Stone, and others. The weekends are filled with special opportunities to deepen our knowledge and understanding of Judaism.

Please contact our clergy if you have an idea or a request for a Shabbaton at B'nai Israel.