Fall 2018 Beth Haskalah Study Group

Beth Haskalah’s study group meets the second Sunday evening of the month.  Since the second Sunday in September is Rosh Hashanah, our first meeting will be Sunday, October 14th.  All the details will be forthcoming.
One change in our study group will be for November when we will combine out study group with a Shabbat dinner.  Our discussion will be about the recent events in Israel from the  “Israel as a Jewish nation” announcement, Gaza and the world’s response, Netanyahu’s legal problems, the effect of the Syrian war, African refugees, the Orthodox communities’ effect of both legal and everyday issues, and others.   More information will be available soon.
Please call  if you have any question (585-329-3305 or baswan@aol.com).
Shalom, Barry Swan, madrikh

Beth Haskalah Calendar 2018-2019 (5779)


BETH HASKALAH Calendar 2019 – 2020 (5780)


Rosh Hashanah  Sun., Sept. 29, 5 pm Goldsteins’

Yom Kippur        Wed. , Oct 9, 6 pm “Break the Fast”. Cherin’s

Sukkot     Sunday, Oct.. 13,

Hanukah                Friday, Dec. 27, 6 pm Cherin’s

Tu B’Shevat Seder    Monday, Feb. 10      in Sunday School

Purim                  Wednesday, March 11 in Sunday School

Passover               Thursday, Apr. 9, 6 pm Brighton Town Park

Study Groups     2nd Sundays   Ellie’s

Time: 7 pm, except for Dec, Jan, & Feb- 3 pm

9/8,  10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14
Shabbat  Celebrations:   Fall: Friday, Spring:


BH Board Meetings:

Sunday School Meeting TBA


Humanistic High Holiday Services

Humanistic High Holiday Services

Even though the surplus of heat and humidity do not even hint that autumn is coming, the calendar tells us the Jewish New Year is on its way.

As Humanist Jews, we can use this time to review the last year. We can review the good things we have done and plan how we will make this next year even better. We can also assess what we did this year which we should not have done and what we should have done which we did not.

The Jewish High Holidays for 5779 are:

Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, September 9th at 5 pm.
Yom Kippur “Break the Fast” on Wednesday, September 19th.

For Rosh Hashanah, we will have our
service starting at 5 pm, to be followed
by our potluck. To err is
We will celebrate Yom Kippur with a short human, “Breaking the Fast” service at 6 pm To forgive, before breaking our fast. human. Call me (585-329-3305)
if you have any questions.

Please contact me (Barry Swan 585-329-3305, baswan@aol.com) to get more information including driving directions. Please also let me know how many people will attend and what you will bring to the potluck. [If you need help deciding what to bring to the vegan potluck, Ellie may be able to help you. (585-271-2116)]

Looking forward to seeing you.

Shalom, Barry Swan, madrikh, Beth Haskalah