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Shavuot Program to Feature Guest Speaker Cara Silverberg

Cara Silverberg
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm--We are pleased to welcome Jewish educator Cara Silverberg to a special program on eruv Shavuot. She will discuss "Sacred…

An Evening with Dr. Jeremy Benstein

Jeremy Benstein
Monday, May 14, 7:00 pm--We are excited to host scholar and author Dr. Jeremy Benstein, co-founder of the Heschel Center for Sustainability in Tel…

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…

Sisterhood Torah Fund Luncheon

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Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 am--The annual Sisterhood Torah Fund Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Hanna Perlstein Marcus, author of Sidonia's…

Bill & Lynn Foggle Great Issues Lecture Series Featuring Jeffrey Goldberg

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Sunday, April 29 -- Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, will be the keynote speaker at the newly-created annual Bill & Lynn Foggle…

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

March-April 2018 / Adar-Nisan-Iyar 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

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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

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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

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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…