Sisterhood News

Can you believe another summer has come and gone and what a summer it was. Game Days broke all records for attendance and high volumes of noise. A very special thanks to all the wonderful helpers, Gila Azran, Judy Klein, Judy Ostroff, Denise Borisch, Roz Oberson, Leona Kaplan, Cheryl Schwartz, Esther Berman, Joyce Bank and our maintenance staff. Hopefully, I have not forgotten anyone. Read More

School News

Greetings everyone!

The school staff is busy getting ready for our first day of school on September 10. The teachers have exciting plans for our students and will be preparing their classrooms. Contacts have been made to community resources for trips and guest teachers. I am happy to report that our school is growing and we have new students this year! Read More

From the desk of Your President

From the desk of Your President

Dear Fellow Congregant,

For the Jewish people, the shofar sound of the New Year calls us to reflect….and to contemplate. At this time of year, Jews contemplate a better way to meet future challenges. This is equally true of our congregation. As the new President of Congregation Beth El, I am very excited and honored to lead our congregation as we move forward into this new time. Read More

HAZZAN NOTES

HAZZAN NOTES

The holiday season comes with a lot of anticipation and a lot of preparation, both spiritual and practical. Notices are sent out, committees meet to assign parts, calls are made to confirm who’s doing what, etc. Read More

From Rabbi Krauss

From Rabbi Krauss

There is an ancient Jewish euphemism; everything begins on luck, even the Safer Torah in the ark.

Time has crept up on us all. It is the High Holiday season again. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are our sacred days and upon us again. The holier of these days like any holiness lies not only in the time and place they occupy but in our hearts and minds of those who identify with them. Holiness and its impact on our lives have a personal as well as a community character, Of course, their inherent sanctity of things and of time, but to feel holiness one needs preparation or to have receptivity resulting from one’s personal experience. Read More