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Temple B’nai Israel is a Beit Tefillah or House of Worship and all worship services are egalitarian.
Out of that commitment, women and men at Temple B’nai Israel are equally empowered to lead all services, and all adult members are counted in the minyan (prayer quorum).
Friday Evening Services – Shabbat Worship Services begin at 7:00pm on Friday evenings.
Mussar & Minyan – The first Shabbat of each month the rabbi offers a 9:00am Saturday morning class based on a Jewish moral virtue or “mussar” teaching. At 10:15am we have an informal Shabbat morning service or “minyan.” You are welcome to come just for class, or just for the service, or to both.
Sha’arei Shabbat – On the 2nd Friday of most months,we celebrate Sha’arei Shabbat or Gates of the Sabbath. On this Friday night we experience a Worship Service at 6:30 pm followed by a delicious dinner at 7:30 pm that we enjoy with family and friends, then an oneg and lots of fun activities for you and your family
Tot Shabbat – Geared towards Kindergarten age children & younger. We meet once a month on Saturday morning at 10:30 am, in the Esther Greenberg Chapel for singing and dancing, praying and playing. Janiece Gratch provides fun music and play for the little ones and their parents and then we share a Shabbat nosh together.
Blessing the Children
To bless a boy, a girl, or both.
Blessings for Life’s Moments
For a festive occasion, washing hands, eating bread, and lighting a memorial candle.
Morning and Bedtime Rituals for Children
Blessings for children to say upon waking, before eating, and before going to bed.
For candles, wine, and bread.
Scholar, Author and Poet
Our Shabbat Guest
June 29-30, 2018
The Adult Education committee is happy to announce a special Shabbat opportunity with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate and author of more than 20 books of poetry, fiction, memoirs and anthologies, including, her most recent publication, Miriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus.
“This page-turning, big hearted, modernday retelling of the Exodus (complete with Miriam’s recipes) is a compelling story of an unforgettable woman…Miriam wanders the political and spiritual desert of a changing America, driven by her sense of purpose but searching for her place and her people. As she seeks the promised land, she shows her people, and eventually herself, how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles.”
Caryn will share readings from Miriam’s Well during Friday evening worship services. At 10:30 am on Shabbat morning, Caryn will lead a workshop on “Writing the Tree of Life: Modern Midrash and Personal Mythology to Re-Vision Our Lives.” Anyone interested in cooking up a few of Miriam’s recipes to serve that weekend, please contact Laurie Epstein or Marcy Price.
Based just south of Lawrence, Kansas, Caryn “roams the prairie“ offering workshops, readings, performance, and classes in venues throughout the US. We welcome all interested members to join us for an enriching and inspiring summer Shabbat with poet, writer and transformative language artist, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Check out her website, www.carynmirriamgoldberg.com.
If you will be joining us Saturday morning, please RSVP HERE to ensure we have an accurate count for refreshments and tables.
Come join your Temple Family as we hold our annual Fourth of July Celebration on the Budweiser Deck at the Bricktown Ballpark!
The OKC Dodgers will be playing the Round Rock Express. Game time is 7:05 pm. Gates will open at 6:00 pm. Indulge a great BBQ Dinner, Beer (for adults), Baseball, and a great Fireworks show. Everyone in attendance will also receive a new OKC Dodger Hat!
Cost: $35 per adult and $20 for children 13 and under. Tickets are limited so register now by clicking on the baseball!
Where: Bricktown Ballpark (we are back on the Budweiser Left Field Deck which was awesome last year!)
When: Tuesday, July 4th, Gates open at 6:00