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Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Roots Collective October Events

Posted by challahbackgirl on October 4, 2008

Roots Collective is Beth Am‘s young adult group. Here are their events for the remainder of the month, from their October newsletter.

Your Local Roots Collective

Please plan to join us for our first-ever
Roots Collective & Hillel at Stanford Graduate Students and Young Adults

“Breakfast Break-Fast!”
After a long day of meaningful fasting, don’t you want some good ‘ole comfort food to return you to your previously human state? We’ve got just the thing…
Join the Roots Collective and Hillel at Stanford’s Grad Student and Young Adult Community for a delicious Breakfast Break-Fast at the Original House of Pancakes (420 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos) from 7:30-10:00 p.m. for a made-to-order fast-quenching meal.
We’ve rented out the entire place and prepared a set menu for you to enjoy your favorite breakfast foods, just the way you like ’em.
Join us.  Bring a friend.  Just be sure to RSVP today to reserve your seat.  SPACE IS LIMITED.

Shabbat in the Round – Friday, October 31st – 6:15p.m. – Congregation Beth Am (26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills)
Celebrate Shabbat by coming to this musical service in the Beit Kehillah.

Shabbat Dinner – Friday, October 31st – 7:30p.m. – Congregation Beth Am (26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills)
You will be hungry after all the singing and praying so why not stay for some dinner?  Or if you did not come to the service, you will still be hungry, so come at 7:30 for the food.  You will eat a delicious vegetarian meal in the Conference Room with new and old friends.

Spookot ‘08 – Sunday, October 19th – 5:00 p.m. – Dolores Park, San Francisco
Bring your picnic basket and join the 4th annual Sukkot celebration in Dolores Park. Experience the mitvah of eating in the sukkah with farmer’s market fruits and veggies. Rabbis will guide you through the process if it’s new to you. Activities include:

· An outdoor film screening – snuggle up under a blanket with hot chocolate and popcorn
· A harvest festival
· Arts and crafts for young adults with children
· Social action project
A $5 donation is appreciated.  Roots Collective will be co-sponsoring this event.
Congregation Beth Am Events
Local Honey and Wine Tasting in the Sukkah – Monday, October 13th – 7:00 p.m. -Congregation Beth Am Sukkah
Come celebrate the first night of Sukkot with your Beth Am community.  Bring your own dinner to enjoy in the Sukkah and continue enjoying the sweetness of the New Year with a variety of local honeys, new fruits of the season and hand-selected Israeli wines.  What a wonderful, sweet way to bring in this beautiful holiday.
Simchat Torah Service and Celebration – Tuesday, October 21st – 6:15 p.m. – Congregation Beth Am Sanctuary/Social Hall
Come share in Simchat Torah, the Joy of Torah, as we complete our annual reading of the Torah and immediately begin reading our story anew! Hear the end of D’varim (Deuteronomy) and the beginning of B’reishit (Genesis) as the cycle continues, just as it has for generations before us. The evening has something for everyone with the consecration of our newest students as they formally begin their Jewish learning, study opportunities for adults with Rabbi Marder, and a song session for all the kids. After the service, we will move to the Social Hall for live music and dancing with the Torah.

Building Blocks of Judaism with Rabbi Sarah Wolf – Tuesdays, October 14th-February 24th – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
(no class 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 1/30),  Tuition: $215 (Beth Am members); $230 (non-members); $100 (full-time students and émigrés)
This course provides an introductory experience for people who would like to learn (or re-learn) about Judaism. Students will have an opportunity to learn by doing, as well as to explore fundamental Jewish concepts and practices. Topics include: What is a Jew?; the varieties of Jewish expression; Jewish ethics and values; basic Jewish vocabulary and concepts; mitzvot — theory and practice; B’rachot and T’fillot — an introduction to some basic blessings and prayers; Shabbat, with an emphasis on how to live the Sabbath; connection with the Jewish community; and Jewish views of current issues and concerns.
If you are interested, please register through Lehrhaus Judaica at  Young Adults will receive a discount.  Please be in touch with Rabbi Sarah at with any questions.

Young Family Shabbat – Saturdays, September 27th and October 25th – 9:30 a.m. – Congregation Beth Am Chapel
For Families with Young Children Ages 3 months – 6 years old

These fun and interactive half-hour services are geared toward families with children ages 3 months to 6 years, and provide an opportunity for young children to actively participate in the Shabbat experience with their families. Snack is provided following the service, as well as a special arts and crafts activity and time on the playground. For more information, contact call (650) 493-4661.

Young Family Shabbat usually takes place twice a month.  Join us join us at 9:30 A.M. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month in the Beth Am Chapel for a service, followed by snack, art, and playground time.  Young Family Shabbat is a fun interactive service for children infant to six years old. Grandparents and siblings are welcome.

Please note that there will be just one Young Family Shabbat Morning Service in October (Oct. 25).


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