Upcoming Events

  • FRIDAY KABALAT SHABBAT ON ZOOM 530PM
  • SHABBAT MORNING 930AM ON ZOOM ONLY THIS WEEK (A NUMBER OF REGULARS WON’T BE COMING TO SANCTUARY)
  • JEWISH CONNECTION DISCUSSION  810
  • HAVDALA AND ENTERTAINMENT 910
  • GAME DAY NEXT TUESDAY 11AM RESERVATIONS AND MASKS ARE BOTH A MUST!
  • SAVE THE DATE-JULY 31 BEACH SERVICE 6PM AT NEWPORT BEACH (social distancing will be observed and it’ll also be on zoom)

Starting Monday July  6 Beth El and Shirat HaYam will be doing Mincha on Zoom at 530pm

This is necessary to insure that there will be enough people to help make a minyan. For us we will be part of it Sundays thru Thursdays (Friday is our own service).

Please note that the zoom link for the joint mincha is different than ours, but it’s the same as the joint morning minyans that have been going on.
 

**UPDATE** SHAVUOT SCHEDULE (ZOOM)

The consensus of the Saturday morning Zoom group is to NOT do this coming Shabbat morning in the sanctuary, but some are willing to have the service in the parking lot. We will give that a try at 930am. Service will be on the edge of the grass so there will still be parking in most of the lot. Masks will still be required. Many thanks to an anonymous donor from Chabad who has donated many boxes of masks for all the local shuls. Please bring your own if you can but we will provide for those who don’t. The service will be done before 11am and there will not be a Kiddush lunch, Kiddush will be recited at the service. If you are not coming the service will also be broadcast on zoom. You are welcome to come to the shul to check out a siddur and chumash so you can follow the service at home as we will be using our usual texts outside.
This week’s Jewish Connection discussion group will be at 8pm followed by Havdala and entertainment.
Email me if you have questions CRG cantoralph@gmail.com
Megillah July & August

Megillah July & August

Read the Megillah in full, here.

HAZZAN NOTES

HAZZAN NOTES

The Jewish year 5780 is rapidly becoming history. How different it is from last Rosh Hashanah. Future generations will probably say that 2020 was a year of dramatic change. An unseen virus has affected the world. Governments are caught between ministries of finance and ministries of health. Effects vary, but nearly all of us have experienced life style changes. Many are faced with serious financial worries. Others have been infected or faced the loss of dear ones. Some are hardly affected at all. There are even those like war profiteers who have made money.

As Jews or concerns deal with synagogues, Jewish institutions, charities and schools uncertainty still remains. From Mel Brooks to Jerry Seinfeld Jews have had out of proportion become comedic entertainers. This may very well stem from our unique history. An example of this was sent to me by a dear friend, Prof. Yitzhak Sharon.

What sort of Yom Tov is this?
Like Purim we wear masks
Like Tisha B’Av we wear slippers
Like Sukkot we will eat outside
Like Pesach we clean with wipes
When will it end so we can make Havdalah?

Among our precious possessions is time. We will have to spend much of it to return to the old normal.

L’Shana Tova

Remember Beth El Synagogue

In your Estate Planning and Will. Even real estate property can be very beneficial (tax-wise) when donated to Beth El.
Ask our treasurer about the immediate benefits.

ATTENTION CONGREGANTS:

Yahrzeit donations should be made to Beth El’s general fund and to no other funds. Thank you.

Snow birds

If you will be in Florida or any other location for the winter, please make sure the office has your address, when you will be leaving and when you will be coming back so you can receive our newsletter and other important information. Thank you.

MAH JONG CARDS AT BETH EL SYNAGOGUE

BUY YOUR MAH JONG CARDS AT BETH EL SYNAGOGUE

Beth El Sisterhood will be selling Mah Jong cards. The cost of each card is $8.00 for a regular size and $9.00 for the larger card.

Just fill-in the form below or call the synagogue office to place your order. Orders must be received by January 10, 2020. Your card will be mailed to your home or any address you put on the form. If you have any questions, please call the office at (609) 823-2725.

Remember Beth El Synagogue

Remember Beth El Synagogue in your Estate Planning and Will. Even real estate property can be very beneficial (tax-wise) when donated to Beth El. Ask our treasurer about the immediate benefits.