Emanu-El B’Bayit Small Groups:ConnectLearnPlayBelongPrayActGrow
Are you looking to find your people at Emanu-El? Want to build deeper relationships with others who share your interests, passions, and life experiences?
Join a B’Bayit small group to connect with our community, and get to know a small group of fellow congregants.
Stay tuned for open enrollment for the Fall 2021 semester, which will open after the High Holy Days. Reach out to Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris at [email protected] with questions.
Scroll through our small group options below:
“When two people relate to each other, authentically and humanly, God is in the electricity that surges between them.”
— Martin Buber
Emanu-El B’Bayit groups are a new way for you to find your people at Emanu-El, get to know a small group of fellow congregants well, and help make our large congregation feel small. One of Emanu-El’s strengths is the breadth and scope of our large congregation, and Emanu-El B’Bayit groups are an opportunity to help you find a sense of home and belonging within our community.
B’Bayit is Hebrew for “at home” and Emanu-El B’Bayit is our way of bringing our congregation direct to you. B’Bayit groups will meet in homes, parks, at synagogue… anywhere they choose!
You are signing up to meet ~8-10 times with the same group of congregants, about once a month from fall to spring. At the end of this Spring, each group will have the opportunity to decide if they want to continue meeting moving forward.
Throughout the year we hope to have gatherings where all B’Bayit group members can celebrate Shabbat together at Emanu-El!
Formed by interests, geography, needs, or demographics, each group will consist of up to 20 individuals or 10 families, who join together regularly to celebrate, play, pray, and/or learn with each other. Each B’Bayit group is led by a fellow member of Emanu-El.
Each group leader has identified a monthly day & time for their group to gather – you can find each group’s meeting schedule by looking at the groups’ profile in the B’Bayit Marketplace. Most meetings will be about 1-2 hours, depending on how much time your group wants to spend together.
Yes! In launching Emanu-El B’Bayit small groups, we are particularly grateful for the thought partnership of Temple Beth El in Charlotte, as well as the small groups resources from Central Synagogue in New York, The Temple in Atlanta, and the Union for Reform Judaism.