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High Holy Day Food Drive a Success

Posted on October 6, 2021

TBE’s High Holy Day Food Drive of 5782 / 2021 collected 225 bags of food weighing 2141 pounds (over a ton!) for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. TBE’s food donations will feed 40 to 60 families for about a week and a half. This single donation was the most the Food Bank received Continue Reading »

Moving Forward with Empathy

Posted on November 13, 2020

I recently purchased the Robert Alter translation of the TaNaKh, the Jewish Bible*. This award-winning translator offers a fresh look at the Biblical text, seen so often in less dynamic and precise language. Reading Alter’s translation gave me a new motivation to reread the texts of the Psalms, the 150 tehilim. These are poems from Continue Reading »

Ladles of Love Has a FULL Freezer

Posted on May 5, 2019

Temple Beth-El’s freezers are full with homemade soups and breads, ready for delivery this spring and summer to those needing a bit of tender loving care. TBE’s volunteer cooks and bakers gathered in late March to replenish Ladles of Love’s stock, producing 28 quarts of Gypsy Soup and 18 loaves of Queen Esther’s Jaffa Orange Continue Reading »