Men's Personal Power Seder
The Beth El (Boca Raton) Brotherhood thanks everyone who participated in the men's personal power seder last Thursday evening. Each year as our attendance increases, this event becomes one of the cornerstones of our programming. We thank Rabbi Levin for leading us in discussion as well as Rabbi Weisman and Cantorial Soloist Dermer for taking time to be with us.
Jewish Sacred Aging
Navigating Life's Challenges and Choices:
As men, we are facing an interesting series of challenges and opportunities as we grow older. So many are transitioning into new life stages as well as dealing with a myriad of family issues. Jewish Sacred Aging is a resource for personal and programmatic responses to many of these issues. We invite you log on and become part of our community or e-mail me for personal response.
Rabbi Richard F Address, D.Min
Director/Founder: Jewish Sacred Aging.
MRJ Men's Seder
“Where does a contemporary man go to find male bonding? Where does a man go to find a relationship with other men that is not competitive, that is not comparative, and that is not threatening and dehumanizing? We believe that all men can feel safe, accepted, loved, and not judged in a Temple participating in a Men's Seder.”
The MRJ Men’s Seder™ – A Jewish Men's Journey created by Rabbi Dan Moskovitz and Rabbi Perry Netter. The Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) invites your congregation’s participation in an exciting MRJ project – The Men’s Seder™.
MRJ Proven Programs
MRJ Proven Programs
One of the key benefits of affiliation with MRJ is the opportunity to learn what other Brotherhoods consider their best practices and activities or "Proven Programs". This includes step by step instruction on how to do the activity as well as contact information for the Brotherhood who submitted the instruction sheet. These activities include community mitzvah projects, fundraising, membership recruitment, Jewish holiday celebrations, and may include a number of successful events that may be considered "out of the mainstream". You might have adapted one of the "old standby" programs to better suit the men of your congregation. If you took something "old" and revitalized it, let us know that as well. Submit and share your successful programs here.
Proven Programs Include:
Brotherhood Shabbat Service
The MRJ Brotherhood Shabbat Service was created by Mark Lefkowitz z"l to celebrate men's participation in synagogue worship service.
Brotherhood Shabbat is not only an opportunity for us to give something to the congregation. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on who we are and to reflect on the men around us, our sons and our fathers, our nephews and uncles, grandsons and grandfathers; men from many generations. Shabbat worship has, since the beginning, utilized music as a significant constituent of religious self-expression, and we have used music tonight to connect ourselves to generations past and generations to come. We have also made a special selection of those musical composers that reflect our brotherhood. Download the Shabbat service.