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This summer we have many singing programs in connection with our Musicians in Residence Weekend on September 16-17.

Musician, composer, and teacher Joey Weisenberg is the founder and director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, which cultivates grassroots musical-spiritual creativity in Jewish community. Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music, supporting communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. Together they will visit Congregation Beth Shalom for Selichot weekend, September 16-17, 2022

The weekend will include davening, singing, learning, and a Saturday night concert full of soul-igniting melodies and ethereal harmonies with local musician Chava Mirel. Learn more here.

Are you able to support our Musicians in Residence Program? Be a Pillar!
Info and sign up here.

Weekend sponsored by the Bierman Scholar in Residence Fund
Saturday concert sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Organizational Sponsors: Hillel UW, Temple Beth Am, Kavana, Temple Beth Or, Congregation Kol Ami, Temple Beth Shalom (Spokane)
Outreach Partners: Kadima, Mercaz, Seattle Jewish Chorale, Seattle Jewish Community School, Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre

Singing and Swimming
Sunday, August 28, Swimming & Picnic at 1pm, Singing at 2pm, Register here 
Kavana and Congregation Beth Shalom invite you to join our summer song circles with local musician Chava Mirel. We will meet outdoors at a private residence on Lake Sammamish with water access (location shared upon registration). Bring your bathing suits and/or a picnic meal to enjoy by the lake. We will provide drinks and snacks. We will learn and sing melodies created by Chava’s musical collaborators from Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz, who will visit Beth Shalom for a Musicians in Residence weekend Sept. 16-17, 2022. Space is limited. We will cancel in the event of rain or other inclement weather. Registration for the Tuesday event closes at 9am day-of; registration for the Sunday event closes at 9am the Friday before.

CBS Young Professionals Dog Meet-Up
Sunday, 8/21 from 12-2pm at Voff Dog Park & Brew at
9731 Greenwood Ave N

Join Beth Shalom’s Young Professionals (those in our 20s/30s) for a social meet-up for us and our dogs at Voff dog park and bar in Greenwood. Drop in anytime between 12-2pm and find us in the private event space. Outside food is permitted in on-leash areas, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Please note that you’ll need to purchase single day entry ($12/first dog, $10/second dog). Find Voff’s dog park rules  HERE. Those without dogs are welcome to join!

From Shuk to Farmers Market- Picnic and Shinshinit Meet and Greet
Wednesday, 8/24,  5-7pm
Wallingford Farmers Market- in Meridian Park
Meridian Ave N and N 50th St)

Bring a snack or dinner or purchase something tasty from the farmers market and join the CBS community to welcome Liel, our 2022-2023 Shinshinit (Israeli Emissary). In addition to enjoying the park and farmers market, we will lead some fun, get to know you games, and share Seattle tips with Liel.  Any questions? Contact Rachel Wachtel .

CBS Young Professionals Bar Trivia
Tuesday, 9/6 from 7:30-9:00pm at Buckley’s in Belltown at 2331 2nd Ave

Join Beth Shalom's young professionals (those in our 20s/30s) for a night of bar trivia at Buckley's In Belltown. Geeks Who Drink is a FREE weekly pub quiz at Buckley's in Belltown. Play for eternal glory and great prizes, including free beer. We will get there early to hold a table. Hope to have you on our team!

Shabbat Events

Backyard Kabbalat Shabbat and BYO Dinner
Friday, 8/12, 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat; 7:30pm BYO Dinner

Shira Orzech will lead us in Kabbalat Shabbat services in the backyards of CBS members in the neighborhood, followed by Shabbat dinner. We will not hold Kabbalat Shabbat services in June, but please join us in July and August. Space is limited; the location will be provided upon registration. Open to all ages. Register here .

Shabbat in the Park
Fridays, 7/22 and 8/19, Family Service 5-5:30pm, Potluck Dinner 5:30pm
View Ridge Park

Join us for a short family service (geared towards kids under 9-ish and their families) with lots of singing and a story, followed by a potluck dinner.  This will be a lovely opportunity to celebrate Shabbat together, to play, to schmooze, and to get to know other families in the Beth Shalom community!  CBS will provide challah, grape juice, and a main course; please bring a vegetarian side or dessert (CBS potluck policy here).  We’ll meet by the shelter in View Ridge Park, but we’ll cancel in the event of more than a drizzle or other inclement weather.

Shabbat Services with Rising Song Melodies & After Lunch Singing
Saturdays, 8/6, 9/10. Services at 9:30am; Kiddush Lunch at 12:30pm; Singing at 1:15pm.

(On 9/10 we'll use Risinging Song melodies during services, but won't have after lunch singing)
During Shabbat services, our service leaders will use melodies created by Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz, musicians from Hadar's Rising Song Institute who will visit Beth Shalom for a Musicians in Residence weekend Sept. 16-17, 2022. After services and Kiddush lunch, join Deb Arnold and Lynn Katz to learn new melodies and sing together. No registration necessary to join for services or singing.
 

Shabbat Board Games
Saturdays, 8/27, 1:00pm-ish

Stick around after kiddush for board games and a sweet treat!  Bring your favorite game and join us for a laid-back summer Shabbat afternoon of playing.  All ages and levels, from Candyland through complex strategy games, are welcome!

Outdoor Shabbat Singing and Welcome Liel
Saturday, 9/3, 7-8:30pm
Register here.

Join us in a member’s backyard in the Beth Shalom neighborhood to sing zemirot, Shabbat songs. At this event, we will welcome Leil, Beth Shalom’s 2022-23 shinshinit (Israeli youth ambassador). We will sing melodies created by musicians Joey Weisenberg and Deborah Sacks Mintz, who will visit Beth Shalom for a Musicians in Residence weekend Sept. 16-17, 2022. Space is limited, and registration is first-come first-served, with a deadline of Friday, 9/2 at 9:00am. For security reasons, the location will be provided upon registration. Open to all ages. We will cancel in the event of rain or other inclement weather. 

Adult Learning

Yiddish Torah Study (in English)
Yiddish Torah Study (in English)Harvey Niebulski, Marianne Tatom and others facilitate a Zoom discussion of the weekly (triennial) Parsha based upon the once famous comprehensive masterpiece but now nearly forgotten Yiddish translation of the Tanakh by Yehoash. All are welcome, regardless of language skills! More info here.

Exploring Jewish Living(with Beth Huppin)
A basic introduction to Judaism, including holidays, texts, and home traditions and a Hebrew class.  
The class is for current members of the Beth Shalom community and those who aspire to be part of our community. 

This class is appropriate for—
1 –  those who have been Jewish their whole lives but would like to know more

2 – those who are interested in Judaism and looking for an interactive environment to explore and learn 

3 – and is a requirement for anyone looking to convert to Judaism through Beth Shalom

Class will meet in person on Tuesday evenings, September 2022 through May 2023. 

Young Family Activities

Shabbat in the Park
Friday, 8/19, Family Service 5-5:30pm, Potluck Dinner 5:30pm
View Ridge Park

Join us for a short family service (geared towards kids under 9-ish and their families) with lots of singing and a story, followed by a potluck dinner.  This will be a lovely opportunity to celebrate Shabbat together, to play, to schmooze, and to get to know other families in the Beth Shalom community!  CBS will provide challah, grape juice, and a main course; please bring a vegetarian side or dessert (CBS potluck policy here).  We’ll meet by the shelter in View Ridge Park, but we’ll cancel in the event of more than a drizzle or other inclement weather.

Shabbat Board Games
Saturdays, 7/16 and 8/27, 1:00pm-ish

Stick around after kiddush for board games and a sweet treat!  Bring your favorite game and join us for a laid-back summer Shabbat afternoon of playing.  All ages and levels, from Candyland through complex strategy games, are welcome!

Religious School & Youth

Religious School and Prozdor Registration Now Open for 2022-2023!
Read about our plans for the upcoming school year and register through your shulcloud account.
Directions and information here: 
Religious School (preschool-5th grades)
Prozdor (6th and 7th Grades)
Teen Learning (8th-12th Grades), classes and more details coming soon

Youth Groups
CBS offers 4 different youth groups based on age. Registration for youth groups for the 2022-2023 academic year is now open. Each youth group offers one or more social events each month and participation requires a yearly registration and membership fee. 
Read more about our youth groups and how to register here.
Please note that youth group registration is already included in 2nd-7th Grade Religious School and Prozdor tuition and registration.
Your timely registration aids us tremendously in preparing for the fall. 

Calling all CBS Teens (8th-12th graders)!
Apply to join the Ozerim Program 2022-2023!
 
What is the Ozerim Program?
8th-12th graders work in our preK-5th grade religious school as special needs aides, teaching assistants, Hebrew tutors, and more.  Congregation Beth Shalom loves its ozerim! Ozerim bring energy, ideas and sparkle to the religious school and our students, parents, and teachers alike. We hope you will find a role at the CBS religious school that fits your schedule and interests – if you have another idea about how to get involved that is not on this list, please let us know! 
 More info here.  Complete the Ozerim Program Application here. The application deadline is August 19th.
Questions?  Contact CBS Education and Youth Director, Rachel Wachtel.

Summer Volunteering

Shabbas Chefs Needed!
We need Shabbas Chefs leads! It’s fun, it’s easy, and there’s lot of support! We have multiple Shabbatot that need cooking leads in June and over the summer. Please email Wendy Friedman for details.

Building & Grounds:  "What have you done for your Synagogue lately?" There is a great answer. There are 15 exterior wooden doors that get climate abuse especially doors facing south or southeast. Some have reached the point of needing major attention right now. Steve Katz has stepped forward to work on a few doors and has already started. If we do not carry out required maintenance there can be resultant damage to cause need for replacement. Consider $1500 per door plus $1000 installation. Steve has already finished one door. Start with  rubbing the wood with a small mesh special material and taping hardware and glass with 2" blue tape. Finally a coat of Cetol is applied. Work with Steve to help him but especially learn the process so you can do one or more doors yourself. Have a congregant join you to work as a team. So when the question comes "What have you done....." you have great answer. "I am part of the CBS community and answered a need."  Contact Beth Shalom member Dominique.

Sat, October 1 2022 6 Tishrei 5783