Center for Jewish Engagement

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Meaningful Jewish Engagement Starts Here.


The Center for Jewish Engagement is an initiative for both Beth Sholom and community members seeking to learn more and connect to Modern Orthodox Jewish life. We promote meaningful Jewish engagement through one-on-one relationships, connection to the Beth Sholom community, and creative programming. 

Click here to schedule a schmooze with Maharat Fruchter or Rabbi Antine to discuss your Jewish journey over a cappuccino. 

Open the Door: A Seder for Everyone is here! Join us for a unique seder experience, led by Rabbi Antine and Maharat Fruchter, featuring engaging conversation, lively singing, and deep insights into the haggadah. Participation by all will be very much encouraged. Readings in Hebrew and English. All are welcome. Click here to register. 



Jewish Spiritual Workout: Tuesday Nights @ BSCTT,  7-8 PM 

Low-stress high-impact training for the inner you combining guided meditation based on Torah and Hasidic teaching with Jewish soul music. With Russ Roberts & Maharat Fruchter. 

Wisdom and Wine: Monthly on Mondays @ Maharat's House (maharatfruchter@bethsholom.org for more info)  A group for women in their 20s/30s+, meeting in the Maharat's living roomto really and truly connect and support each other over wine, yummy snacks, and things that matter.

Reading with Ruth: Tuesday Nights @ BSCTT, 7-8 PM

Hebrew reading for adult beginners with Ruth Berger. No previous knowledge required. And we mean that! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com. 

Friday Night Learner's Service: Coming Soon! 

Join us in a warm, welcoming, and non-judgemental space for an Friday night service that is both explanatory and spiritually uplifting. The program will be conducted in Hebrew and English, and is a great fit for those with little Orthodox synagogue experience to participate. Come, sing, schmooze, pray. Explore the spiritual magic of Shabbat with us. You may meet a special guest or happen to be in town for our awesome champagne kiddush. We look forward to seeing you there!. 

GUIDED HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Over 150 participants joined us for a tefillah experience at Beth Sholom during the High Holidays, which included experiential components such as bibliodrama, text study, small group conversation, and meditation.

DEEPEN YOUR DAVENING

Leading up the High Holidays, this class was helpful for those who struggle with the idea of prayer--why are we asking G-d for help? Doesn't G-d know our needs already? How can we use the text of our liturgy to create a meaningful experience rather than just fulfilling an obligation? This class grappled with these questions from both a practical and philosophical perspective.

20S/30S: SUKKOT UNDER THE STARS

This was a great opportunity for young folks around MoCo to connect in Maharat Fruchter’s Sukkah.