Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World
Our Temple Beth-El Congregation worships God in the Reform Jewish tradition. We are both diverse and multi-generational, welcoming any person or family wishing to associate themselves with our Jewish community. We strive to cultivate a love of our Jewish cultural heritage and actively support the State of Israel. The spirit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and a vibrant spirituality are ingrained within our Congregation. Our many educational programs reach deep into the community, embracing all ages, faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds.
NOTE: The celebration previously scheduled in May to honor Rabbi and Malka Altman as they retire has been postponed at their request. More information will be provided as we have it so please watch this site and watch your bulletins for additional information.
A Snippet From Our Rabbi's Blog
Angels and Apnea
Yesterday I stumbled out of the doctor’s lab around 6:15 a.m. from a night of sleeping, having been wired eighteen times over my body. Yep, you guessed it – your rabbi is a master snorer (not shnorrer!) and now I’ve come to learn, someone who suffers from a hearty dose of sleep apnea.
In case you haven’t been exposed to this challenge, apnea occurs when, during sleep, a person stops breathing for a period of time. This is not beneficial. My sleep technician, Richard, informed me he’s observed folks in a single instance of apnea lasting close to three minutes – I can’t even imagine how they could survive without oxygen for that long (when was the last time any of us held our breath underwater for three minutes)! ...Read More at The Rabbi's Blog
A Snippet From Our President's Blog
The "Lull" of Summer ~
We are in the "lull" of summer. This year not so much. We don't seem to be having a "lull". Our services have been lively, beautiful and well attended, Torah study has ramped back up with much enthusiasm. But there is so much to be done. Stop in and see the Rabbinic office, now spruced up and open for business thanks to the generosity of time, talent and resources of many. Stop in and see the freshened up Temple office generally - amazing what a coat of paint can do. So many other things in our building need to be "spruced up", fixed or replaced. I had hoped that many people would step up to help with small items and we are very, very grateful to those that have stepped up, they are much ...Read More at The President's Blog