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 Sexuality and You: Bodies, Communication, and Jewish Values!

09/04/2019 12:30:35 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

Have you wondered how to talk to your children about sexuality, their bodies, and how those intersect with Jewish values? Have you been wondering how to cope with these issues yourself? This year, Elizabeth Greenblatt will be...Read more...

Wrapping Up The Holidays

10/15/2019 03:26:41 PM


Julia Gross Alexander


1:18 Rabban Shimon, son of Gamaliel used to say, “The world stands on three things: On justice, on truth and on peace.” 

It has been a very busy couple of weeks! I hope that everyone had joyful and...Read more...

Joyful Learning

09/24/2019 09:17:21 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

Last Friday at Masa, we began our day by discussing the various ways that we could judge people with the scales weighted in their favor. It was interesting to see all of the different ways we could reshape the stories we had in...Read more...

A Sweet Start to the Year

09/17/2019 04:37:43 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

Pirkei Avot 1:6: Joshua ben Perahiah used to say: appoint for yourself a teacher, acquire a friend, and judge everyone favorably.

Our year at Masa is off to a sweet beginning, and I hope that the honey cookies we had on our first Sunday will help the...Read more...

The Academic Year Has Begun!

09/11/2019 11:34:37 AM


Julia Gross Alexander

I hope that everyone’s academic year has gotten off to a good start! We had a good time at the first Friday of Masa. The students got to sample both of the project options for our first term: Jewish Nature with Jonathan, and Jewish Crafts with Julia. If your student will be attending on Fridays and didn’t get to come last week, please let me know which option they prefer!

The first Mini Minyan will be on Friday,...

A New Year Begins

09/03/2019 11:05:45 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

It still feels like summer, but the calendar has made its way to September again, and we’re beginning a new school year!  Masa will be starting soon, and we will also be offering sexuality education workshops for children and parents....Read more...

Getting Ready for the New Year

08/28/2019 02:13:49 PM


Julia Alexander

Make for yourself a teacher, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge every person favorably. --Pirkei Avot 1:6

It’s hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of August, and the beginning of the school year!

This...

BHA Community Work Day

08/21/2019 04:23:49 PM



It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over, and the new year is quickly approaching! We have been working hard getting ready for the new year, and next Wednesday is a chance for members of our community to come in and lend a hand!

Please come to BHA on Wednesday, August 28, from 10:30 to 12:30. We will help the Preschool to build furniture, we'll move some furniture to make space for more learning, we'll organize supplies and...Read more...

Svara: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva

07/31/2019 12:57:21 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

Last week I had the opportunity to spend four days studying at Queer Talmud Camp, a program of Svara, “a traditionally radical yeshiva.” The camp, and the yeshiva, were founded by Rabbi Benay Lappe. She explains that every culture...Read more...

Summer Update for Educational Programs at BHA

07/08/2019 03:38:37 PM


Dear BHA Families,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! 

Here are some updates from the educational programs at BHA:

Family-friendly Shabbat

Holiness, sweetness, and light

05/07/2019 11:05:35 PM


Last week in Masa, we focused on the idea of holiness: what does it mean, what acts are holy, and why do we have rules in our lives? Even our youngest children had serious thoughts about the topic.


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