Mercaz Dahan Center for Jewish Life and Learning

Welcome to the Mercaz Dahan Center of Jewish Life and Learning at Beth Tfiloh. We look forward to another outstanding year of Jewish programming. Please use the resources on this page for the most current information about upcoming programs and events. For more information, feel free to contact our office at mercaz@btfiloh.org or 410-413-2321.

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Walk the Bible Israel Trip: Jan 5-14, 2016
Rabbi Gross and I are pleased to announce that we have put together a phenomenal WALK THE BIBLE Israel trip full of experiences you’ve never had before!

We will be learning about and touring the sites of some of the Bible’s most iconic scenes. There will also be a day dedicated to volunteer work. We will have the privilege of touring during the week with Rabbi Dov Lipman, former Knesset member and recent guest at Beth Tfiloh for our Penn Lecture, as well as spending Shabbat with him and his family. He will give us his unique perspective on political, cultural, and social issues that Israel is dealing with, paying particular attention to the religious/secular divide.

The trip includes first class accommodations at Jerusalem’s luxurious and centrally located Inbal Hotel, Israeli cultural experiences, fine dining, and some free time to visit friends and relatives.

  • Tuesday, January 5, Depart from the USA, Flight on Your Own
  • Meet at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 6th to Walk to Dinner
  • Closing Banquet on Wednesday night January 13th
  • Thursday, January 14, Depart from Tel Aviv, Flight on Your Own
  • Cost: $3,300 not including airfare, minimum of 20 participants needed
Let us know as soon as possible if you want to participate by contacting us at mercaz@btfiloh.org / 410-413-2306.

Because of the great interest of visiting Israel now during this time of need we are optimistic that we will exceed our minimum in the next two weeks. That said, hold off on booking plane tickets at this time. We will you keep you posted over the next week on enrollment, flight options, as well as group transportation to and from Newark airport.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to traveling with you.

Rabbi Jonathan Gross
Sandy Vogel
Upcoming Events
BT in the AM
9:00 AM
Advance registration requested. Fees.
Location: Tuvin Library & Tuvin Hall
Contact: Sandy Vogel
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Mercaz Book Club - A Fall Semester class
12:15 PM
Meets monthly / Advance registration required / Fee
Location: Tuvin Library
Contact: Sandy Vogel
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"Best of" Talmud Class
7:00 PM
Meets weekly / No charge / Advance Registration Requested.
Location: Spector Board Room
Contact: Sand Vogel
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Mercaz Book Club - A Fall Semester Class
10:30 AM
Meets monthly / Advance registration required / Fee
Location: Tuvin Library
Contact: Sandy Vogel
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Yaffe Scholars - An Advanced Jewish Learning Program
6:30 PM
Advance registration requested. Fees.
Location: Tuvin Library
Contact: Sandy Vogel
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National Museum of American Jewish History Day Trip
Join BT in the AM for a special day trip to Philadelphia on Thursday, May 26. Trip includes transportation, docent guided tour, lunch and free time to explore the museum. $60 pp, only 15 seats left!

Mercaz Book Clubs
Mondays from 12:15 - 1:15 pm   or    Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Mercaz Office
Sandy Vogel
MERCAZ Director

Deborah Leibowitz
MERCAZ Administrative Assistant