Archive: November 2017

Covenantal Kindness from Generation to Generation

Posted on November 12, 2017

Our tradition teaches us that the deeds we do for the deceased are among the greatest kindnesses possible. Clearly our sages had in mind that such acts are untainted by thoughts of self-service, since there is nothing the dead can do to requite us. A recent experience, however, helped me see a deeper dimension to Continue Reading »

Building Community Inside and Out

Posted on November 5, 2017

One of the things I enjoy most about being part of the leadership of Temple Beth-El is the opportunity to speak to our young people on the morning of their bar or bat mitzvah. On each such occasion, I make sure to emphasize that as young Jewish adults, they will have a different and increased Continue Reading »

Legacy Circle

Posted on November 1, 2017

Thank you to the many of you who have already made a promise to include Temple Beth-El in your estate plans. Your generosity will strengthen Temple Beth-El for years to come. To those of you who are still considering whether to leave a legacy gift to Temple Beth-El, or if this idea is totally new to Continue Reading »

A Great Place for Coffee and Connection

Posted on November 1, 2017

You may stop by Cafe Beth-El, Temple Beth-El’s bagel cafe, on Sunday mornings only once in a while, or you may be a die-hard regular. Either way, did you know that buying your morning bagel and coffee is a mitzvah for our congregation? That’s because all the proceeds go to supporting the religious school, which Continue Reading »