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A Shabbat Message for Memorial Day in the time of COVID-19

Posted on May 22, 2020

Our parashah for this Shabbat, B’midbar, has extraordinary resonance for this moment in our lives. B’midbar, which means “in the wilderness,” describes the beginning of our people’s difficult journey of 40 years through the desert to the Promised Land. Along the way they encounter many challenges. They experience fear, anxiety, frustration, uncertainty, and deprivation. Yet, Continue Reading »

Honorable Menschen (Summer 2019-Winter 2020)

Posted on January 15, 2020

Summer to Fall 2019 Our mini-golf outing was a big success thanks to the tireless efforts of three delightful women: Dana Shapiro, Jodi Smith, and Andrea Dean. Leading up to the event, a small army of volunteers canvassed area businesses for donations to create a wonderful array of gift baskets. The event drew individuals and Continue Reading »

Woman of Valor

Posted on January 15, 2020

Sisterhood Woman of Valor 2019-20: Jodi Siegal Sisterhood held its annual Woman of Valor dinner on Dec. 19, 2019, honoring Jodi Siegal. Approximately 50 Sisterhood members attended the dinner to honor Jodi, whose commitment to community is evidenced by her many activities at TBE since becoming a member in 2000. Jodi is a TBE board Continue Reading »

Beyond the Hug: How to Deepen Out TBE Ties

Posted on November 15, 2019

As I reflect upon our recent High Holiday worship, I continue to return to thoughts on the impact that Temple Beth-El has had in my life, both as a long-time congregant and a relatively new president still getting my feet wet in this role. And much of what I wish to accomplish during these next Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

Honorable Menschen of Spring-Summer 2019

Posted on May 5, 2019

Our temple newsletter, the Shofar, is much more than a newsletter.In addition to announcements,life cycle events and what time we should light the Shabba tcandles, it contains a wealth of interesting articles, current events, recipes,community notices and educational materials. It is a professional quality periodical with something for everyone. Of course, such a work of Continue Reading »

Youth Person of Honor

Posted on May 5, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Isabella “Bella” Almeida has been named the 2019 Youth Person of Honor. Here are Bella’s own words describing what Temple Beth-El means to her: “My name is Isabella Almeida and I have loved growing up at Temple Beth-El for the past ten years. I started attending Continue Reading »

Shalom, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

Posted on May 5, 2019

When I was young, I sometimes complained about the seemingly unending school year. My mother replied that I shouldn’t wish the time away because when I got older the days would go by faster. I remember thinking “how silly. Time can’t pass more quickly just because you are older.” But as usual, Mom was right. Continue Reading »

Shalom, Shalom!

Posted on May 5, 2019

Shalom, Cantor Emily! As we come to the end of another wonderful year of sharing our Jewish journeys together at TBE, we must anticipate the poignant moment of saying farewell to our beloved Cantor Emily Pincus. We have had a truly wonderful eight years together, for which we have every reason to be grateful. Cantor Continue Reading »