If you are traveling through or vacationing in the Bethlehem area and would like to attend services, especially if you need a minyan to say Kaddish, please Have you ever made it through a big crisis only to find you had no idea what to do next with your life? Shavuot remembers not only the giving of the Ten Commandments, but the anticipation and anxiety that came just before, when the midrash teaches us that the world held its breath, waiting for what was about to be revealed.
How many refugees arrive on safer shores only to face that question. Come join us for Shavuot Services to remember the “radical amazement” of that eternal moment.
population — even little Puerto Rico out in the Caribbean has more people, more than twice as many, actually.
At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, President Lyndon Johnson managed only a 49 percent victory over Senator Eugene Mc Carthy and withdrew from the race with his famous prime-time TV declaration: “I shall not seek, and will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.” By New Hampshire state law, the primary is the first in the nation.
In addition, the campers take a Hebrew/Judaic class daily with our professional teaching staff headed by Chana Israel. Each summer we have a theme that is woven into the fabric of the week.
And while women had played a key role in synagogue life since its inception, total parity of women and men as office holders and as worship service participants was attained during this period.
Our staff are encouraged to use Hebrew in their daily interactions with the campers.
Even campers with little or no Hebrew background come to know and understand “Camp Hebrew”.
Since that time BHC has continuously held summer daily and Shabbat services and High Holy Day services.
In the 1990′s the need for a year round congregation led BHC to hold year round services and Hebrew school.