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Times of Israel review. More to follow.
Bogdan's Journey:the Memory of Kielce and Beyond. In this film you will meet
a courageous teacher, psychologist, and charismatic public intellectual Bogdan Bialek.
Bogdan's life work has been devoted to building trust and understanding in one town, Kielce!
Bogdan's Journey tells his story and that of Jews and other Poles he invites into the effort of reconciliation.
View a trailer here.
For information about screenings, please contact RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org.
June 15 - 30 2017 Insiders' Tour of Poland Led by Rabbi Haim Beliak, Executive Director of Friends of Jewish Renewal
in Poland (Beit Polska), and Prof. Richard Hecht of UC Santa Barbara. This fascinating tour will focus on the diversity of viewpoints
that made Polish Jewish life the source of modern Jewish life from Jewish socialism, to Yiddish culture, to the
various branches of Zionism, to Hassidic communities.
View successfully concluded 2016 trip here.
A participant in the 2015 tour praised it as "a wonderful and memorably meaningful trip --
really a kind of pilgrimage where we learned and learned." For information,
write to RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org
A New Prayer Book, a New Moment For Jewish Rebirth and Development!
Beit Polska is most pleased to announce the publication of a historic prayer book for the Union of
Progressive Congregations in Poland – Sidur Beit Polin.
This first Polish Progressive prayer book since before World War II, features a contemporary Polish translation with Hebrew facing and a complete transliteration of all the Hebrew prayers.
To obtain your first edition copy of the Sidur and support its continuing publication,
please contact RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org. To
learn more about the Sidur,
Musical Celebration of Jewish Renewal in Poland. Three concerts in October 2016 in the
Los Angeles area featured Holocaust survivor Cantor David Wisnia, his grandson Avi Wisnia and contemporary Polish
cantors Rivka Foremniak and Menachem Mirski. The concerts, a fundraiser for Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland, were sponsored in part by Jewish Renewal in
Poland/Beit Polska; Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills; Temple Beth Israel of Pomona; and UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music.
We will soon post videos of the concerts.
A new brochure for Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland is available to print or download.
The brochure describes our work supporting Beit Polska, the umbrella organization of
Progressive Judaism in Poland,
and offers exciting opportunities to sponsor projects. A two-sided trifold with a mailing-address panel,
the brochure is a PDF file. Click here to see it.
Saturday May 27, 2017 1:30 PM. OPEN LECTURES at Beit Warszawa
Join the participants of Beit Warszawa's Cantorial Course for their open lectures. 1:30pm – 3:00pm "The State of Israel during the Hasmonic reign" led by Prof. Hanna Zaremska; 3:15pm - 4:00pm "Parashah" led by Mati Kirschenbaum; 4:00pm - 5:00pm "Shavuot" led by Mati Kirschenbaum.
Entrance to the lectures is free. 113 Wiertnicza Street, Warsaw
Saturday May 27, 2017 10:30 AM. Hasidic Masters Discuss Sex LECTURE
Join Rabbi Haim dov Beliak for his Saturday Morning Torah study. Congregation Beth Ohr, 12355 Moorpark St Studio City, California, CA 91604
Saturday May 27, 2017 12:00 PM. Jewish Meditation and Kabbalah workshop at Beit Warszawa
The workshop will be led by Rabbi Olivier BenHaim from Seattle. Rabbi Olivier promotes a Jewish spirituality supporting integration of mind, body and spirit. During his workshops, Rabbi BenHaim teaches how to express yourself in the surrounding world. Rabbi Olivier has been recently recognized as one of the 20 most inspiring rabbis in the US by the Moment Magazine.
Entrance to the lecture is free. 113 Wiertnicza Street
Tuesday May 30, 2017 8:00 PM. Shavuot celebration at Beit Trojmiasto
Holiday prayers and lectures in the Tricity area will begin in the evening, led by one of Beit Polska's Prayer Leaders, Menachem Mirski. All guests are also invited to participate in a traditional dairy meal. 496 Grunwaldzka Ave., Gdansk Oliwa
Tuesday May 30, 2017 7:00 PM. Shavuot celebrations at Beit Warszawa
Join the Beit Warszawa community on Tuesday, May 30th, at 7:00pm for Shavuot service and an evening of Torah studying at the Synagogue.
The morning Shavuot service on Wednesday, May 31st will begin at 10:00 a.m. 113 Wiertnicza Street, Warsaw
Tuesday May 30, 2017 8:00 PM. Shavuot celebrations at Beit Centrum Ki Tov
Members and guests of BC Ki Tov community are meeting on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:0 p.m. for Maariv and on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:30 a.m. for Shacharit, Halel, memorial service Yizkor and reading the Book of Ruth. Holiday services will be led by prayer leader Avigail Geniusz. 12/3 Nowogrodzka Str., Warsaw
Beit Warszawa Library is now OPEN |
We invite you to use Beit Warszawa's library resources and the reading room every Tuesday from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. and on the first Friday of every month from 5p.m. to 7 p.m.
113 Wiertnicza Street, Warszawa
Judaism Step by Step classes Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM |
Weekly 'Introduction to Judaism' classes in Warsaw.
You can now sign up for the new edition of the Step by Step Program that will begin in September 2017. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/2qSrPiM Location in Warsaw: Biuro Obslugi Ruchu Inicjatyw Spolecznych BORIS, Warecka Street 4/6 (entrance from Kubusia Puchatka St).
Shabbat Evening Services in Warsaw Every Friday at 7:00 PM |
Beit Warszawa - 113 Wiertnicza Str. AND Beit Centrum Ki Tov - 12 Nowogrodzka Str. #3
Torah Study with Rabbi Haim Beliak Sundays: May 28th (Memorial Weekend) - June 11th at 10:00AM |
Our study will focus on the Joseph Narratives of Genesis 37 to 50.
We will explore the narratives about Joseph and "Joseph figures" primarily within Jewish tradition (Josephus' history; Chassidic masters; views of sexuality - Tamar and Judah, Joseph and Potiphar; the rediscovery of narrative in the Bible; exploitation and revenge in families/nations; and visions of the messiah - son of Joseph) as well as its role in the construction of the Jesus narratives (betrayal, the trial, and last supper) as well as the Koran.
ON MEMORIAL WEEKEND THE STUDY WILL BE HELD IN BEVERLYWOOD IN LOS ANGELES. FOR DETAILS ON THE ADDRESS, PLEASE CONTACT RABBI HAIM BELIAK AT 310-286-9991. ON JUNE 4TH AND 11TH, THE LECTURES WILL RETURN TO LEO BAECK TEMPLE. Leo Baeck Temple - 1300 N Sepulveda, Los Angeles
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