Author Archives: Torah Buzz

Donate to Room in the Inn

Nov 10

Roof Above would love the assistance of our Room in the Inn sites to help provide lunches, cookies and in-kind donations for our 130 winter overflow nightly guests. These opportunities are not only great for groups but also great for families or individuals as well! Lunch Bag and Cookie Donations: Please sign up via the link below […]

Jewish Community Refugee Initiative Update – November 2020

Nov 10

At its 3rd Annual Welcoming the Stranger to the (Virtual) Table event on Sunday October 25, the Jewish Community Refugee Initiative (JCRI) raised over $10,000 for the Immigrant Justice Program of the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, with the help of a dollar-for-dollar donor match by TBE members Gary and Stephanie Starr. The Advocacy Center’s […]

Clergy Message – Come Together This Shabbat

Nov 04

Shabbat Join your Temple Beth El Family online for this upcoming Shabbat. 5:30pm Shabbat SongFest 6:00pm Family Shabbat Evening Service 7:30pm Shabbat Evening Service Visit TBE Calendar for event details Clergy Message Almighty God, we ask for Your blessing upon our country, the United States of America. Our country was founded on the principles of […]

Prayers and Meditations for Election Day

Nov 02

In Thanks for U.S. Democracy Alden Solovy God of history, We give thanks for the blessings Of democracy in the United States, Blessings unparalleled throughout the world. No nation can match these gifts. We give thanks: For free and fair elections, For the 15th Amendment, For the 19th Amendment, For the Voting Rights Act, For […]

My TriBE Connection by Sue Littauer

Oct 01

When Andy Harkavy asked me to consider becoming a TriBE leader, I had mixed feelings. I know I’ve always wanted to get involved with something at TBE, but I’d never come across the right opportunity for me. I couldn’t really think of a topic that would interest me, but I had an idea fly into […]

Social Justice “State of the Union”

Jul 24

Community Organizing Core Team: Congregants who have been trained in organizing; focus on visioning & leadership development. Interested in joining? Please email lisatzedek@gmail.com. Issue Teams: Criminal Justice Issue Team – Held first Fair Driving Clinic in early 2020 (15+ TBE volunteers, 7 clients), held a clinic via phone in July (10 TBE volunteers, 15 clients). […]

TBE Building Opening and High Holy Day Update

Jul 13

Dear Friends, Temple Beth El’s Clergy, Staff, and Board have been vigilant about upholding Judaism’s highest priorities of sustaining life and health during COVID-19. Through phone trees, Zoom social gatherings, online worship, education, and community offerings, you have warmly embraced and supported each other through this pandemic.  We thank you for supporting Temple with your […]

Judah P. Benjamin Monument Bearing the Names of Temple Beth El and Temple Israel

Jun 17

Dear Temple Beth El and Temple Israel, Over seventy years ago, our congregations were approached by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to support the placement of a monument dedicated to Judah P. Benjamin, a Southerner and a Jew, who played an important role in the Confederacy. While our respective Boards voted to participate, there […]

Going Beyond Thoughts and Prayers – Racial Justice

May 31

Dear Temple Beth El Family, The coronavirus pandemic has magnified and exacerbated the inequalities in our society. While we are in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat.  The stark contrast between armed white militia safely protesting in a capitol building and unarmed black men and women being killed highlights the […]