Sisterhood News

A big shout out to all who worked at Boscov’s for Friends Helping Friends. It was a banner year for us selling over 250 discount coupons. A special thank you goes to Judy and Gerry Spanier who worked many daytime hours and even stayed until 9:30 in the evening. To all of you that helped, all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Read More

School News

Our school has been busy with many activities. I would like to thank Liz DeShields for preparing such a delicious Shabbat Dinner on Friday, November 17 and also Cantor Goren for leading the students in services. Read More

HAZZAN NOTES

HAZZAN NOTES

One of the most important tasks I have at Beth El is to work with our students. Of course I teach them one-on-one for Bar or Bat Mitzvah, but I’ve always had a key role in our school. In addition to teaching music, I help the teachers go over all of the prayers for both Friday night Shabbat, morning and holidays. Read More

From Rabbi Krauss

From Rabbi Krauss

Two Jewish Holidays occur during this season of the year. The first is Tu B’Shevat or the 15th day of the month of Shevat. In the opinion of Hillel that was the date when tithe of the produce of trees was due. Kabbalists of the 16th & 17th centuries devised a ceremony called The Seder of Tu B’Shevat. Fruits and various types of wine were involved. In recent years Jewish schools have reproduced those Sedarim. Read More