We are excited to announce that we are planning to resume in-person programming in August! While we’ve had children in our building for the Early Learning Center and Camp Rimon since last summer, we’ve missed seeing all the adults in our community over these past 15 months. Below is a preview of what we’re planning for this next season.

Open Beit Midrash: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays

Join us for a morning of learning every Thursday. The first season kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5 with Mindfulness at the J, 30 minutes of spirituality and meditation; a 10 a.m. class on “Kohelet (Ecclesiastes): Grappling with the Meaning of Life,” a 11 a.m. class on “The Life and Philosophy of Rambam (Maimonides)” and a communal kosher lunch at noon. Learn more here

Tuesdays at the J: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Remember meeting your friends every Tuesday morning to socialize and hear from a wide variety of speakers? We’ve revamped Terrific Tuesdays and are putting together a schedule of speakers that includes museum docents, musicians, local rabbis and more. Look for more details in the coming weeks or sign up here to receive updates and registration information. 

Mahjong Mondays: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays

Grab your current Mahjong card and come play each Monday beginning Sept. 13. Sign up here to receive more details. 

Other in-person programming

In coming weeks, we will also be sharing more details about other programs, such as a drive-thru shofar blowing and drive-thru lulav shaking and concerts.

All in-person programs are designed and scheduled for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. These guidelines are based on current CDC guidelines. No validation of vaccination will be required and mask wearing during the program will be at the discretion of the attendee. 

Virtual programs

Some of our programs will remain virtual in the fall, such as In the Kitchen with Chef Melinda holiday cooking classes; the Israeli Film Series featuring films one Sunday each month;  and genealogy classes. 

And even more…

Other continuing programs include JBox, which delivers meals to seniors and individuals in need; chaplaincy services; and emergency financial assistance to those in need, as well as our Generations After group and Lone Soldier Project. This fall we will also be launching a food pantry, a Tot Shabbat program and a “Do Jewish” micro-grant opportunity. 

On a wider scale, we will also be continuing our podcast “Conversation with the Rabbi” and coordinating national and international public and group tours of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

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We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!