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Everyone is welcome--please join us for our inspiring services, either in person or online! We have services and programs for all ages. For a complete schedule of High Holy Day services and other information, click here.
Programs & Classes
Jews & Art: The Art of the Holocaust
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm
This is the last session in our "Jews & Art" Zoom series with Simon Sibelman. “A survivor fears he or she may be the last to remember, the last to warn, the last to tell the tale that must be told in its totality before it is too late,” remarked Elie Wiesel. But is it possible to recount that history “in its totality”? What about the millions of silenced voices? Some of the Jewish victims turned to art in order to communicate what they suffered, what they experienced. This lecture will focus on art of the Holocaust, that which was created in the living hell during those dark years, and works that emerged in the aftermath.
Contact the TBE office for the Zoom link.
A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
What is happening in Israel? How do we as American Jews who care and love Israel respond? Yossi Klein Halevi is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who has spoken at TBE numerous times over the years. He is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, he co-directs the Institute's Muslim Leadership Initiative, which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity and Israel. Halevi’s 2013 book, "Like Dreamers," won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Book of the Year Award. His latest book, "Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor," is a New York Times bestseller. He writes for leading op-ed pages in the US, including the Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a former contributing editor to the New Republic.
Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
Join us for in-person Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:00 pm, followed by a delicious dinner with your TBE friends, prepared by Catering by Meital. The menu includes: Green salad with roasted beets, carrots, pecans & balsamic dressing; Orange chicken; Majadra rice; Bread stuffing with sauteed onions & cranberries; Sauteed green beans with tomatoes; Assorted desserts; Frest fruit; Coffee & tea.
The cost is $20-36 per person (sliding scale); free for children under 13. Contact the TBE office to make reservations. The deadline to R.S.V.P. is March 24.
Book Discussion with Rachel Korazim
Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 am
As a follow-up to our discussion of the documentary "The Last Chapter of A.B. Yehoshua," we will discuss the the novel "A Journey to the End of the Millennium" by this Israeli author. In the year 999, when Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish merchant, takes a second wife, he commits an act whose unforeseen consequences will forever alter his family, his relationships, his business--his life. In an attempt to forestall conflict and advance his business interests at the same time, Ben Attar undertakes his annual journey to Europe with both his first wife and his new wife. The trip is the beginning of a profound human drama whose moral conflicts of fidelity and desire resonate with those of our time. Yehoshua renders the medieval world of Jewish and Christian culture and trade with astonishing depth and sensuous detail. Through the trials of a medieval merchant, the renowned author explores the deepest questions about the nature of morality, character, codes of human conduct, and matters of the heart.
Contact the TBE office for the Zoom link.
The Rabbinical Assembly Guide
The Rabbinical Assembly Passover guide is a brief outline of the policies and procedures relevant to the preparation of a kosher for Passover home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and our understanding of Jewish Law.
Click here for the guide.
Crystal Concert Celebration
August 28, 2022
Our fundraiser honoring Rabbi Amy Wallk for her 15 years of leadership at Temple Beth El was spectacular! From the cocktail reception with background music by Shalom Orchestra, to the Broadway-quality concert featuring Cantor Magda Fishman, and the dessert buffet, it was quite an evening. Thank you to the committee members, the staff, and our many generous donors and attendees for making the event such a success!
Click here to see the virtual Ad Journal.
Click here to see photos of the event.
Click here to watch a recording of the concert.