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June 29, 2020

Recipes for Prayer: The Prayer of Generations - based on the book by Rav Dov Singer



June 25, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha for Parshat Korach: The Downfall of Righteousness

Sources: DRASHA - Parshat Korach 5780 - The Downfall of Righteousness.docx

June 22, 2020

Recipes for Prayer: Uniting as One based on the Book by Rav Dov Singer

June 19, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha:
Shelach – Fear, Without Surrender to Fear As a Zechut (merit) for the Refuah Sheleimah of Akiva ben Sarah

DRASHA - Parshat Shelach 5780 - Fear, Without Surrender to Fear.docx


June 15, 2020 

Recipes for Prayer - Communities in Prayer based on the book by Rav Dov Singer


June 12, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha for Parshat Beha'alotcha: Spirit and Flesh

June 4, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha Listening, Learning, Acting: Reflections on the Death of George Floyd and the Life of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm 

June 1, 2020

Monday Tefilah Talks: Recipes for Prayer - Words Matter (today more than ever)
Based on the book by Rav Dov Singer

May 28, 2020

The Flood and the Mountain: Erev Shavuot Drasha and Community Yizkor


May 26, 2020

Tikun "Erev" Shavuot - Climbing to Har Sinai Together:

Click the following link to download the  Shavuot Study Guide


May 24, 2020

Digging Deeper in Sefer Rut with Community Scholar Sarah Robinson (Part 3):


Cheesecake Parfait Making for Kids with Avigayil and Shoshana Edelman.  Click the link to watch the recording


May 21, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha (Parshat Bamidbar) with CS Michal Kohane - Where is Jerusalem in the Torah?

A Yom Yerushalayim Message from our Bat Sheirut Adi:


Musical Hallel this morning in Celebration of Yom Yerushalayim:


May 19, 2020

COVID-19 and the Future of Jewish Education with Rabbi Howard Jacoby Ruben, Adam Eilath and Tania Smith Schweig

May 18, 2020

Recipes for Prayer: A Little is Sometimes Enough Based on the book by Rav Dov Singer

May 17, 2020

Digging Deeper in Sefer Rut (Part 2) with Community Scholar @Sarah Robinson

May 15, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha with Community Scholar Michal Kohane:

Emor/Behar and the Uniqueness of Chodesh Iyar

May 12, 2020

The Business of Kosher Wine - BJC Oakland Fireside Chat


May 11, 2020

Digging Deeper in Sefer Rut (Part 1) with Community Scholar Sarah Robinson



May 11, 2020

Sunday morning Tefilah Talks with Beth Jacob. Happy Mother's Day to those who are celebrating! 

Recipes for Prayer: Words Draw the Heart Based on the book by Rav Dov Singer


May 8, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha on Parshat Emor:  Lessons on Social Distancing from the Leaders of Israel


May 6, 2020

The second episode of Perek on a Pod - POP Podcast with guest scholar Rabbi Gershon Albert can be found here: 


Apple Podcasts

Perek on a Pod Website


May 1, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha:

Parshat Acharei Mot - Kedoshim. Balancing Caring for Others and for Ourselves.


April 28, 2020

What an incredible honor to remember Israel's fallen and celebrate the miracle of Israel's 72nd birthday together with Beth Jacob Congregation of OaklandCBI Berkeley and OHDS - Yom Ha'atzma'ut Sameach!!!

April 24, 2020

Parshat Tazria Metzora: On the Sins of Over and Under-Sharing

April 21, 2020

Yom Hashoah Commemoration with Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland

April 17, 2020

Erev Shabbat Drasha: Architecture in Time: Reflections on Shemini and Counting the Omer


April 14, 2020

Yizkor Drasha and Service

Rabbi Albert shared words of Torah before entering the final days of Pesach on: "Memories of Pesach Past and Future." To watch the recording, click here: 

April 3, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined last night for Rabbi Albert's Shabbat HaGadol Drasha! For anyone who would like to watch the recording, click here.

To read the sourcesheet, click here.

March 27, 2020

This week's Erev Shabbat Drasha from our rabbinic intern Rav Shua Brick on the topic: Creating Order from Chaos.

March 26, 2020

Although we couldn't be physically together at Beth Jacob, we gathered virtually to sing the beautiful words of Hallel as we celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the month of Ge'ula (redemption.)

March 22, 2020

Thoughts on how to create meaningful prayer even (and especially) during difficult times like these:

March 20, 2020

Despite some bandwidth issues, this was a special Drasha to offer as we go into Shabbat HaChodesh. 

Sourcesheets are available here:…/ER0nwRwaeJhNqG…

March 15, 2020

Even in physical isolation, we can continue to pray and learn together.

February 25, 2020

This week, our Sunday class on prayer focused on the connection between the soul, breath, and prayer.

February 18, 2020 

At the end of the Amida, the Siddur includes a prayer from the Talmud that is just one of several personal prayers included in the Talmud in the name of great rabbis. Why do we include this prayer and what does it teach us about our own relationship to Tefilah?



February 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered what to do with your hands when you pray? Our weekly Tefilah learning took this question on, based on the writings of Rav Dov Singer.



February 4, 2020

This week, we explored Tachanun and why we fall onto our arms in this post-Amida prayer.

Fri, July 3 2020 11 Tammuz 5780