News & Events

Beth El Bar-B-Que

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Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 pm -- Please join us for the fun and tasty Beth El Barbeque, presented by our Program Committee! The menu will include:…

Cooking with Tina Wasserman

Tuesday, August 28--Back by popular demand is cookbook author, food historian and award-winning cooking instructor Tina Wasserman. She will be at…

Selihot Program Kicks Off High Holy Days

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Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 pm--The High Holy Day season begins with a special program and service. The program will start with refreshments and…

Be the Future Campaign Donation

The Be the Future Campaign has the dual aims of funding the renovation of the Shames Sanctuary and reducing the debt carried by the synagogue. In…

Airport Parking Promotion

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Do you have travel plans? Save on airport parking at Bradley International Airport, and help Temple Beth El at the same time! It's a "win-win." Z…

The Latest Tekiah

July-August 2018 / Tammuz-Av-Elul 5778 Click here to view past issues of Tekiah.

From Rabbi Katz

Here I Am - Hineni

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For some time now, we have used the phrase Just Show Up as our tagline. We understand that we create community when we Just Show Up. Recently, three…

Day 2 of the Melton Italy Trip

Campo de Fiori article
Campo de' Fiori--the field of flowers--is no longer that. As Rome grew, it was paved over and since the 1800s has been one of the city's outdoor…

Day 1 of the Melton Italy Trip

Arch Titus Italy article
On our first day in Rome, our group visited Titus' Arch which calls to mind a famous and significant moment in Jewish history. It celebrates the…

Reaction to the UN Vote

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Since the United Nations' vote to condemn Israeli settlements, I have been struggling. Trying to think about a response that reflected how I was…

Strong Women and the Hanukkah Story

Judith Beheading Holofernes
Judith Beheading Holofernes” (Caravaggio, 1573-1610) For many artists and scholars, Judith's sexualized femininity interestingly and sometimes…

About Aleppo

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The carnage and bloodshed in Syria continue without end. Men, women and children are being slaughtered, and it is difficult to remain indifferent to…