March and April 2017 Menschen of the Month

Posted on March 5, 2017

March Mensch of the Month – Andrea Fish Bradley Andrea Fish Bradley is our Mensch of the Month for March — and it’s easy to see why. Whether it’s her volunteer work at temple, in the community or just during downtime, Andrea’s many contributions are done with gusto and joy. At TBE, Andrea has served Continue Reading »

January and February 2017 Menschen of the Month

Posted on January 5, 2017

Our Menschen for January and February are such a good team that we’re teaming them up in this article. Melissa Pyle and Shari Miller recently co-chaired the Roswell Tribute Event, the lovely weekend expressing our community’s appreciation for Betty and Arthur Roswell. The event was a success in every way. You can see some of Continue Reading »

Our New Governance Structure and Proposed Constitution

Posted on January 5, 2017

On March 19, we will hold a special congregational meeting to approve implementation of Temple Beth-El’s new constitution, which proposes a new structure for synagogue governance and management. Here’s what you need to know: At Temple Beth-El, we strive to stay strong and continue to grow. To do so, it is important to evaluate and Continue Reading »

Meet Sisterhood’s Woman of Valor for 2016: Cindy Scott

Posted on November 5, 2016

The Sisterhood is excited to announce that our Woman of Valor for 2016 is Cindy Scott, a former two-term Sisterhood president, as well as Temple Beth-El board member and College Connection coordinator. Most of us have seen Cindy doing many different things around temple, without adding up everything she actually does for us. For example, Continue Reading »

November & December 2016 Mensch of the Month

Posted on November 5, 2016

November Mensch of the Month: Gregory Hirsch Our Mensch of the Month for November is Gregory “Greg” Hirsch. If you were introduced to Greg only by reading his long CV, you’d discover that he’s a local OB/GYN. You’d see that he’s served in hospitals and clinics and in private practice and has focused his career Continue Reading »

Lisa Friedman to Receive Award from Atlantic District of the Women of Reform Judaism

Posted on November 5, 2016

The Temple Beth-El Sisterhood, a member of the Atlantic District of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), is thrilled to share with the entire Temple Beth-El family that our own Lisa Friedman has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Jane Siegel Tikkun Olam Award. This award is presented at each WRJ district’s biennial Continue Reading »

Honoring Those Who Seek it Least and Deserve it Most: Betty and Arthur Roswell

Posted on November 1, 2016

Who are most honorable? Those who honor others. — Pirkei Avot There are those who seek honor. From them, says the Talmud, honor runs away. On the other hand, those who do good for the sake of the deed and for the betterment of others are truly worthy of our respect. To honor such people is Continue Reading »

Sept – Oct 2016 Mensch of the Month

Posted on September 5, 2016

Our September Mensch of the Month is Gari Bloom. Gari is a quiet force behind many activities at temple. She and her family, hubby Charlie and kids Ali (21) and Mack (16), have been members of the community for 16 years. Professionally, Gari is a dentist in a general dental practice in New Brunswick, where Continue Reading »