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BaBayit: The Jewish Time Experience

“Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time.”

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel​

Living in Jewish time adds meaning to our lives by bringing us joy, connection, and a sense of shalom.

Welcome to BaBayit: The Jewish Time Experience

This year in BaBayit, meaning in the home, we are piloting three learning cohorts: families with younger children (up to 3rd grade ), adults in their 20s and 30s, and adult learners. This will inspire all cohorts to take a deep dive into bringing Shabbat and the Jewish holidays into their homes while connecting deeply with other families and individuals. The program will be staffed by TBE’s clergy and full-time learning team and will be linked to our community holiday celebrations. BaBayit will include Shabbat and holiday gatherings, home observance, family activities, and dinner discussions.

Join us!

We welcome all family structures and households to participate in this process of deepening Jewish connection. This year in particular, we are piloting three cohorts: families with younger children (up to grade 3), adults in their 20s and 30s, and adult learners. We welcome interfaith families, young adults living together in a household, adults living on their own, and couples young and old without children! If you are interested in finding out if BaBayit is right for you, contact Hannah Kearney! 

Registration for the 2021-2022 will open soon!

Connecting to Jewish Time

This program will follow the cycle of the Jewish year, with a focus this year in particular on Shabbat, Chanukah, and Passover. Families will connect through periodic gatherings by cohort. These gatherings will range from Shabbat hikes to Havdalah gatherings and Shabbat dinners. BaBayit participants will also receive resources which will enhance home observance. 

BaBayit as a Community

In addition to cohort gatherings, there will be periodic opportunities throughout the year for the entire BaBayit community to come together for meaningful intergenerational connection and celebration! 

Reach Out

Alison Kur
Executive Director, Jewish Living and Learning

Hannah Richman Kearney
Director, BaBayit & Havayah

Dr. Judy Avnery
Interim Director, 4–7 Learning Programs

Josh Rosenberg
Director of Young Family Learning & Engagement

Register for BaBayit
Registration will be open soon!

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For BaBayit Participants

Current Learning Guide

For each holiday unit, we will provide a booklet which will include resources for learning, discussion, reflection, and action. Some items are tailored to a particular age group, and others are more universal. We hope that you will find a way as a family to learn and connect in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to you.

Shabbat 5781

Access our Shabbat Weeks 3 & 4 learning guide

Past Learning Guides

BaBayit participants can access our past learning guides here.

Simchat Torah learning guide

Sukkot learning guide

BaBayit Resources

Looking for more resources to go along with our BaBayit guide? Here are a few!

Sukkot
How to build a sukkah
Sukkot 101 for kids

Simchat Torah
Finding My Letter in the Torah
What is the Difference Between Joy and Happiness?

Upcoming Events

Fri 25

Friday Evening Service with TBE Online

Friday, June 25 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm UTC-4
Jul 02

Friday Evening Service with TBE Online

Friday, July 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm UTC-4
Jul 09

Friday Evening Service with TBE Online

Friday, July 9 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm UTC-4
Jul 16

Friday Evening Service with TBE Online

Friday, July 16 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm UTC-4
Jul 23

Friday Evening Service with TBE Online

Friday, July 23 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm UTC-4

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BaBayit in Action

Tikkun Olam Connection: Shabbat
Shabbat can be seen as not only a time to rest and take care of ourselves, but also a time to act to fulfill what we hope the world can become. Learn more about how we can repair the world together with Social Justice Community Organizer Hannah Muhlfelder!

Watch all Tikkun Olam Connections

Simchat Torah Teachings
Rabbinic Intern Ryan Leszner teaches us about the holiday of Simchat Torah.