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Programs & Classes
Dinner in the Sukkah
Friday, September 29 at 6:00 pm
Join us erev Sukkot for a short Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner in our beautiful sukkah at 6:30 pm. Come for the service, dinner or both! The dinner will be catered by the Crown Market, and includes: challah & grape juice; choice of sandwich (lean corned beef, lean pastrami, turkey, or tuna); choice of 1 side (potato salad, coleslaw, or macaroni salad); potato chips; pickle; dessert; and beverages. The children's sandwich choices are hot dog; half turkey; or half tuna.
The cost is $10 per person (turkey or tuna) or $12 per person (corned beef or pastrami); children ages 10 & under $5 per person.
R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, September 26.
The Art of Ibram Lassaw
Monday, October 2 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Please join us for this special opportunity to learn about the art of Ibram Lassaw with his daughter, Denise Lassaw.
Temple Beth El is home to an important collection of mid-century, abstract expressionist art, including works of famed sculptor Ibram Lassaw.
Working through the Kootz Gallery in New York City, Ibram Lassaw created art for 5 synagogues during the 1950s. TBE was his first commission and the Pillar of Fire on the outside of the temple was his very first large sculpture.
Denise Lassaw will give a slide presentation on her father's development as a sculptor, his family background as Russian Jews escaping the 1905 pogroms in Odessa, and an overview of his work for temples. Denise Lassaw is the archivist of over 70 years of art historical documents and photographs saved by her father. She has contributed to catalogs and books about the New York art world and often writes about her experiences. She is currently working on a Catalogue Raisonné for Ibram Lassaw and will be coming to Springfield after the exhibition of her father's work at the Figge Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
Please join us for this unique event.
Join TBE's Team in the Ride to Provide
Sunday, October 15 at 9:00 am
All are welcome to join TBE's team of bikers, runners and walkers as we participate with the entire Jewish community in this year’s Ride To Provide. Choose a 9, 18 or 36 mile bike ride, a 5K (about 3 miles) run/walk, or even a virtual ride. This all-ability-level/family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, October 15, beginning and ending at UMass Hillel. A post-Ride celebration will include food, music, and opportunities for participants to connect with other community members and organizations. Donations to the Ride to Provide will support the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ Annual Campaign, which raises funds to meet the needs of its beneficiary agencies, with 30% of the money raised by our team going directly to TBE. It’s a win-win – enjoy some great outdoor exercise, stand up to antisemitism and help our Jewish community while supporting TBE at the same time!
If you have any questions, contact TBE's team captain, Rhonda Goldberg.
To register and for more info, click here.