Why Celebrate Hanukkah?

Why Celebrate Hanukkah?

What is more important: placing the menorah in the window, or lighting the candles?

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TBE Security

TBE Security

Security at Temple Beth El has always been a concern. Recent events clearly bring home the message, that yes...this can happen here. 

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History of anti-Semitism in America

History of anti-Semitism in America

A sermon by Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz.

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Let Us Be the Light

Let Us Be the Light

Saturday was undoubtedly one of the darkest days in recent American Jewish history. What must our answer be at moments like this one?

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The Latest Tekiah

The Latest Tekiah

November-December 2018 / Heshvan-Kislev-Tevet 5779

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Be the Future Campaign

Be the Future Campaign

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.

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Here I Am - Hineni

Here I Am - Hineni

On the second day of Rosh HaShanah I suggested that in addition to Just Show Up, we should all be thinking about saying Here I am. 

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My Thanksgiving Message

My Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving is one of those American holidays that feels Jewish to me.

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Airport Parking Promotion

Airport Parking Promotion

Do you have travel plans? Save on airport parking at Bradley International Airport, and help Temple Beth El at the same time! 

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I'm So Tired

I'm So Tired

I’m so tired of offering my congregation words of consolation after some horrific attack on innocent people who happen to be gay, or African American or Jewish.

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