Gratitude

Journey to Leadership

Posted on September 15, 2019

My journey toward becoming President at Temple Beth-El started with an unlikely trip to Cape May – the Victorian beach community at the southern tip of New Jersey. My family joined Temple Beth-El just after our children were born. We made good friends with Religious School families, started to attend family services and slowly but Continue Reading »

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Tree of Life Gala a Success

Posted on May 14, 2019

Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 Tree of Life Gala such a success. It was a touching event with much love and respect shown for our three honorees, Ellen Davidson, Steven Weitz, and Liz Cohen. We thank our sponsors and vendors. Click here for the Tribute Journal Slide Show. Click here to learn more Continue Reading »

Modim Anachnu — We Are Most Grateful

Posted on May 5, 2019

As we conclude the program year at temple, we offer our thanks to the many, many people in our community who support the Religious School and all our varied education programs. We thank our exceptional teachers. Your love for Judaism and your students shines through in everything you do.Your commitment to making Judaism live in Continue Reading »

Meet the Steinfelds

Posted on May 1, 2018

If you attended Temple Beth-El’s recent 65th anniversary gala, you may have sampled the delicious tray of chocolate 65s that added an extra note of sweetness to the festivities. Those tasty morsels were compliments of Susan Steinfeld, who, with her husband Ed, is one of our newest congregants. Susan and Ed moved to Somerset Run Continue Reading »

Making Strides for Religious Understanding in the Holy Land

Posted on March 12, 2018

Pastor Todd Buurstra, religious leader of the North Branch Reformed Church, and I have been making strides together for some time now. Some have been in the area of advocacy, where we have been strident in our call for justice and compassion for the weak and vulnerable among us: the stranger, our neighbors who are Continue Reading »

Welcoming Elijah

Posted on March 7, 2018

As we all know, no Seder is complete without a communal expression of our hope for a visit from Elijah the prophet, who signals the time when “the hearts of parents will be turned towards their children, and the hearts of children will be turned towards their parents” (Micah 3:24). Elijah heralds the coming of Continue Reading »

Thank You My Friends!

Posted on May 4, 2017

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust, French novelist It’s nearly impossible to believe that two years as president and six years on the presidential track (two years as second VP, two years as first VP and two Continue Reading »

Thank You Robin!

Posted on May 4, 2017

With this, the last edition of the Shofar for 2016/17, we can look back with satisfaction and pride on what has een a very full and fulfilling year at Temple Beth-El and note with gratitude the great efforts of those who have led our community. It is especially appropriate to do this now as we Continue Reading »