TBE Blog

The TBE Blog is the space where Temple Beth El’s Leadership Team members reflect on relevant topics that are most meaningful to us. Here you will find musings on everything from prayer to politics, music to mysticism and history to current day life. From our iPads, smartphones, and laptops to yours, these are the things that inspire us, keep us up at night, and fuel our own Jewish journeys.

Reflections from Sterling Elementary Volunteers

For more than ten years, Temple Beth El has been a proud partner of Sterling Elementary School through Charlotte Mecklenburg School’s Faith Community Partnership program. …

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This Group of Congregants is Bringing a Better Understanding of Social Justice to TBE

After the recent weekend of reflection and exploration with our scholar-in-residence, Dr. Betsy Stone, Temple Beth El continues our commitment to mental health and support of those …

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Temple Beth El Fights for Reproductive Justice

Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court this summer, Temple Beth El’s Board of Trustees approved a formal resolution in support …

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Temple Beth El Enters 80th Anniversary Year

As you may have heard, 2023 marks 80 years since the founding of Temple Beth El. For the last year, we have been thinking about …

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We Will Survive and We Will Thrive: 5783 Healing Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ-9JmBloAY&feature=emb_title How good it is to be here with all of you.  There is a Yiddish expression that says you can’t dance at two weddings …

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Embracing the Bittersweet: 5783 Yom Kippur Morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ua56f5mZi8&feature=youtu.be This summer I traveled with my family to Alaska where glaciers form rivers that flow through mountains ranges covered with dark green boreal forests. …

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Small Steps Against Antisemitism: 5783 Kol Nidrei

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgsw4XRIGMwWhen I was in the 4th grade, my mother received a phone call from one of the leaders of my Girl Scout Troop. That afternoon, …

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5783 Message from Alan Kronovet, Temple Beth El President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsSrkIEGUgc&list=PLoxZAcb55MKppgE9IPtTHU7i0qp3uvLJr&index=7Chag Sameach. My name is Alan Kronovet and I have the honor and privilege of being the President of Temple Beth El.   My wife, Cary, …

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The Only Constant Is Change: 5783 Erev Rosh HaShanah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BazwWBdUChs I want to invite you to take a moment to remember a time in your life when you went through a profound change: Graduating …

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Embracing Cosmic Insignificance: 5783 Rosh HaShanah Morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeShBGEA34g Embracing Cosmic Insignificance In July, NASA released the first pictures from The James Webb Telescope. Each image peers back in time, showing the birth …

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L’Shanah Tovah: 5783 Presidential Message from Alan Kronovet

It has been three years since we have been able to be together for High Holy Days, and I am so excited and thankful that …

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Judaism for Right Now

At the end of this month, just before Rosh Hashanah, we will read one of my favorite passages in the Torah from Parashat Nitzavim: Surely, …

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To See Ourselves and One Another

In the month of Elul, the month that leads to the High Holy Days, we read from the Torah portion in Deuteronomy, Parshat Re’eih, which …

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Honor and Remember (Lizkor v’Lichvod) Your Loved Ones

It seems that the High Holy Day season is almost here. The temperatures seem to be a bit cooler this week, suggesting that fall is …

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Fantasy Football League (Presented by Brotherhood)

Temple Beth El’s Brotherhood would like to renew its Fantasy Football league for the upcoming season. Note: you must be at least 16 years old …

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