Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Jews Shabbat

Join us for our first Shabbat of 5778! This time at Congregation Beth Elohim (271 Garfield Pl. at the corner of 8th Ave. in Park Slope). We'll begin with a whiskey l'chaim at 6pm, leading into a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30, followed by dinner.

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Yom Kippur Services

  • 286 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)
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Join Brooklyn Jews for the continuation of our High Holy Day observance, this Yom Kippur. These services will be led by Student Rabbi Matt Green and Student Cantor Sarah Grabiner, alongside other musicians and participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

PLEASE NOTE: All Yom Kippur services will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church at 286 7th Ave. (at 7th St.) in Park Slope.

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Kol Nidre Services

  • 286 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)
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Join Brooklyn Jews for the continuation of our High Holy Day observance, this Yom Kippur. These services will be led by Student Rabbi Matt Green and Student Cantor Sarah Grabiner, alongside other musicians and participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

PLEASE NOTE: All Yom Kippur services will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church at 286 7th Ave. (at 7th St.) in Park Slope.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Hashanah (Day 2) Service Squared

In addition to our traditional second day Rosh Hashanah services (together with Congregation Beth Elohim at CBE, beginning at 9:30am), this year Brooklyn Jews is partnering with Repair The World NYC for a quick and meaningful prayer service, followed by hands-on community service. We'll meet at the Repair the World workshop at 9 am for services and then head out to Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH), Brooklyn's busiest food pantry, to begin our year by serving those in need. Free, limited space, please RSVP here.

More details: We'll meet at 9am at 808 Nostrand Ave in Crown Heights for bagels & coffee followed by a one hour service led by Matt Green. At 10:30am, we'll travel by public transportation (bring your metrocard!) to BSCAH for two hours of service. The program will conclude at 1pm at 2010 Fulton Street. Dress is casual and please wear closed-toed shoes. We appreciate your RSVP! As space is limited and BSCAH is preparing for our group, we would greatly appreciate you letting us know in advance if you are unable to make it!

RSVP HERE

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

Join Brooklyn Jews as we ring in 5778 with our annual High Holy Day services. Our spirited services will be led by Student Rabbi Matt Green and Student Cantor Sarah Grabiner, alongside other musicians and participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

PLEASE NOTE: This year's Rosh Hashanah services (both Erev Rosh Hashanah on 9/20 and Rosh Hashanah Morning on 9/21 will be in the Prospect Park Picnic House).

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

Join Brooklyn Jews as we ring in 5778 with our annual High Holy Day services. Our spirited services will be led by Student Rabbi Matt Green and Student Cantor Sarah Grabiner, alongside other musicians and participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

PLEASE NOTE: This year's Rosh Hashanah services (both Erev Rosh Hashanah on 9/20 and Rosh Hashanah Morning on 9/21 will be in the Prospect Park Picnic House).

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Salman Rushdie, Brooklyn By The Book

In his new novel, The Golden House, Salman Rushdie, author of such contemporary classics as Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses, presents a modern American epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention. On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, enigmatic billionaire Nero Golden arrives from foreign shores to take up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens," a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village, with his three eccentric adult sons. Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor Rene, an ambitious young filmmaker. While researching a movie about the Goldens, he becomes seduced by their mystique and then implicated in their quarrels, infidelities, and crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of our current culture and politics, The Golden House marks Salman Rushdie's triumphant and exciting return to realism. In Conversation with Colum McCann. 

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Tickets are $34 for general admission and $31 for CBE/BPL-member admission. All tickets come with (1) hardcover copy of The Golden House for pickup at the program. 

Brooklyn By the Book is a collaboration between The Brooklyn Public Library, Community Bookstore, and Congregation Beth Elohim.

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Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Grindr Shabbat Pride

Grindr Shabbat is BACK, and ready to celebrate Pride 2017. Join us at the Repair The World Workshop in Crown Heights for a Shabbat evening of queer pride, Jewish pride, and everything in between. 

We'll daven Kabbalat Shabbat at 7pm, with dinner and drinks to follow all throughout the evening. Feel free to come for davening, dinner, drinks, schmoozing, or some combination thereof.

Please be sure to sign up here ahead of time so we need how much food and booze to get!

This Grindr Shabbat is sponsored by Brooklyn Jews and Repair the World.

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May
13
11:30 AM11:30

Shabbat Brunch

Thought Brooklyn Jews Shabbat only happened on Friday nights? Think again. Join us as we gather in our favorite Prospect Heights loft for a Shabbat meal curated by guest chef, Felipe Saint Martin. We're skipping the service in favor of an awesome meal, Shabbat table blessings, and an extended text study.

Chef Felipe has trained with some the world’s best chefs in Brazil, Australia, Italy, and here in NYC. He was the chef de charcuterie at Gramercy Tavern and he opened the handmade pasta department at Eataly. Most importantly, Felipe is a big fan of Brooklyn Jews Shabbat.

778 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY

$10 a person.

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Jews Passover Seder

Join Brooklyn Jews for a Passover Seder as we like it. Dinner by Zabar's (imported from the UWS), a journey through the New American Haggadah, and glasses upon glasses of wine. We'll fulfill our ritual obligations as well as our fantasies of attending bougie, Jewy dinner parties à la Woody Allen movies.

Dinner will include all the Passover staples (matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, etc.) as well as vegetarian options. We're capping attendance, so be sure to sign up before April 5! The evening will take place in our favorite loft space in Prospect Heights. More location details upon registration.

Please note, while all food will be prepared in the style of Passover, it won't be strictly kosher. If you would like to reserve vegetarian or strictly kosher options, please email Matt at mgreen@cbebk.org.

This Seder is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s.

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Apr
7
6:30 PM18:30

Shabbat Aloft

  • 778 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
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Join us as we lift our spirits, once again in this Prospect Heights loft. We'll have a l'chaim at 6:30, followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat service, with dinner and drinks to follow throughout the night.

$15 for dinner and unlimited l'chaims! Tickets available HERE!

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Mar
11
to Mar 12

Brooklyn Community Purim Party

  • Congregation Beth Elohim (map)
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Join Brooklyn JewsCongregation Beth ElohimShir HaMaalotAltshulMishkan MinyanProspect Heights ShulKavod: A Brooklyn Partnership Minyan and Repair the World NYC for a joint Megillah reading and Purim Party Spectacular at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Pl).

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7:30pm - Community Maariv and Megillah reading - come in costume to a traditional reading of the Purim story read by some of Brooklyn's finest chanters

8:00pm - Megillah Reading with PHS and Kavod - mechitza seating with male and female Megillah readers

9:00pm - Celebrate Purim with drinks, snacks, Hamentaschen, party music and, best of all, your friends throughout the BK Jewish community! 

Cost for party: $10 per person
(includes three drink tickets - beer, wine, and cider will be served)
The Megillah Reading is Free!

Please bring a canned good with you to benefit the Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH). They are looking specifically for canned beans for their pantry or monitary donations.

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Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Shabbat Aloft

  • 778 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
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Join us as we lift our spirits in this Prospect Heights loft. We'll have a l'chaim at 6:30, followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat service, with dinner and drinks to follow throughout the night.

$15 for dinner and unlimited l'chaims! Sign up HERE.

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Dec
23
6:30 PM18:30

Grindr Shabbat 12/23

The last Grindr Shabbat of 2016 is here! Chanukkah has it all: hot oil, tops, miracles, and zealotry—what more could you ask for? 

And, in the spirit of that other late December holiday, we may even have Chinese food...

We'll daven Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30pm, with dinner and drinks to follow all throughout the evening. Feel free to come for davening, dinner, drinks, schmoozing, or some combination thereof.

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Jews Hanukkah

It won't quite be Hanukkah yet, but that hasn't stopped us before! This year, Brooklyn Jews is celebrating the holidays with its annual party along with an awesome lineup of live music:

At 8:30, jazz flautist Hadar Noiberg and her band will play a holiday-inspired jazz set. At 9:15, the 12th Night Klezmer Band will offer a contemporary twist on favorite melodies from the shtetl.

The night will continue til midnight with dancing, an open bar, and Hanukkah finger foods at Congregation Beth Elohim.

Tickets Available HERE.

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Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Grindr Shabbat Halloween

  • 119 Rogers Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11216 United States (map)
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Grindr Shabbat is here once more! We'll host a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30pm, with dinner and drinks to follow all throughout the evening. Feel free to come for davening, dinner, drinks, schmoozing, or some combination thereof.

Never heard of us? Grindr Shabbat is a grassroots community of LGBTQ Jews that gets together for Shabbat events at various points throughout the year. We're powered by Brooklyn Jews, a project of Congregation Beth Elohim. Click here to read more about us!

Be sure to register/donate HERE so that we can keep this initiative going!

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn

Simchat Torah is a joyous holiday that marks the end of the High Holiday season. It's a chance to dance, drink, and sing with a bunch of Torah scrolls and a bunch of other Jews from across Brooklyn. We'll be celebrating in Grand Army Plaza on October 24th. No need to RSVP!

7:00p Services (coordinated by Congregation Beth Elohim)
7:45p Dancing with the Torah begins
10:15p Torah reading
11:00p NYC permit expires

Location will be in the "safety area" at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. In case of rain, we'll be at Union Temple of Brooklyn!

CO-SPONSORING COMMUNITIES (in formation):

Avodah | Bay Ridge Jewish Center | Brooklyn Jews | Shir HaMaalot | Mishkan Minyan | Park Slope Jewish Center | Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives | Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek | Congregation Mount Sinai | Kane Street Synagogue | KINGS BAY Y | Moishe House Park Slope | Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom | ImmerseNYC | Flatbush Jewish Center | Israelbklyn | East Midwood Jewish Center | UJA-Federation of New York | HIAS | Hannah Senesh Community Day School | Brooklyn Beit Midrash

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ashkenazi Mixology w/The Gefilteria

It's just what it sounds like. Taking elements of Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine and putting them to use in making new blends of cocktails. We'll be joined by one of the founders of The Gefilteria, Jeffrey Yoskowitz, as we learn how to make these Jewy cocktails. $18 gets you entry and all the cocktails you can make/enjoy. GET TICKETS HERE.

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sukkot Bet Art Midrash

Join Rabbi Sara Zacharia and her Bet Art Midrash, a popup learning space that offers a chance to explore a traditional text through classical modes and respond to it through art. We'll meet in the CBE Sukkah for an evening of learning, creation, drinks and seasonal nosh. This event is open to everyone -- all ages and learning backgrounds are welcome.

Sliding scale $5-20 per person. Please register HERE.

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Oct
11
to Oct 12

Yom Kippur Services

  • Prospect Park Picnic House (map)
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Join Brooklyn Jews for our annual Yom Kippur services in the Prospect Park Picnic House. Our spirited services will be led by Student Cantor Shanna Zell and Student Rabbi Matt Green, with participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

NOTE: ALL YOM KIPPUR SERVICES AND EVENTS WILL BE AT THE PROSPECT PARK PICNIC HOUSE.

Questions? Contact Shanna at szell@cbebk.org.

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

Rosh Hashanah Services

  • Congregation Beth Elohim (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Join Brooklyn Jews as we ring in 5777 with our annual High Holy Day services. Our spirited services will be led by Student Cantor Shanna Zell and Student Rabbi Matt Green, with participation from community members. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. We use a non-denominational prayerbook and strike a balance between modern and traditional texts and melodies.

NOTE: Erev Rosh Hashanah evening services will be held this year at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Pl). All other services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be in the Prospect Park Picnic House.

Questions? Contact Shanna at szell@cbebk.org.

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Patti Smith @ Beth Elohim

Join us as Brooklyn By The Book welcomes Patti Smith to speak about her most recent book at Congregation Beth Elohim. M Train describes the odyssey of a legendary artist through cafés and haunts around the world. In prose that flows between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlos Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New Yorks Far Rockaway just before Hurricane Sandy; to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, and illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee from the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids.

This program will take place at Congregation Beth Elohim. All tickets come with (1) paperback copy of M Train. All books available for pickup or purchase at the program.

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Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Jonathan Safran Foer @ Beth Elohim

The celebrated author will be speaking at Beth Elohim, as part of the launch of his new book, Here I Am. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. After the talk, join Brooklyn Jews for an hour of cocktails and schmoozing. Contact Matt at mgreen@cbebk.org for tickets and more information.

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