Mission: We do not aspire to just to learn about G-d - it's to experience G-d through Jewish practice and text study. Our mission is to inspire Jewish practice among participants who are Jewish or those considering becoming a Jew by Choice. We recognize diverse personal philosophies, practices and needs while working towards the growth of our Jewish community.
Results: Classes – Talmud, j101, Baal Shem Tov, 3 Elko Shabbatons.
Book Discussion – TS and TEE
Speaker Event – Stand With Us
Global Day of J Learning (Nov)– partner with TS and TEE
Promote interfaith relationships (Food Pantry – Muslim, NTHI)
Team Leader for Chevre Kaddisha for Women
Annual Training for Chevre members
Pastoral Counseling and Misc. Referral and Questions
Innovations – Progressive Mezzuzah Party – Thanksgiving, movies for community at UNR, HHD instruments like harp, saz and oud.
Minister to sick, dying, hospital and hospice visits – weekly Life Cycle: Bris-2, Bnei Mitzvah-4, Weddings-7, Funerals-10
Target demographics: Jews in northern Nevada/California
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100
Programs: Shabbat and Holiday services, Talmud class, Bnei Mitzvah, Judaism 101 class, much more this fall.
Rabbi Beyer encourages her congregation to learn and thus to practice Judaism in their lives as a product of their learning. Thus from learning comes observance with kavanah. She is also doing a great job of pulling the great Reno-Tahoe area together as one greater Jewish community rather than being members of diverse congregations.