Category Archives: General

“It Is Not Good For Man To Be Alone.” I Have Learned We Never Are.

Sep 23

“What if?” I asked myself as the pandemic began to impact all of our lives on a profound level. “What if I or the people I know and love get sick? What if we have to enter the hospital alone?” With the creation of the first human being in the Garden of Eden, God said, […]

My TriBE Connection by Sue Littauer

Sep 08

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 […]

Chadesh Yameinu: A Season of Renewal in the Midst of a Pandemic

Sep 01

Part of what has made this year so painfully difficult is the sense of powerlessness in the midst of the pandemic. Many of us have made “if only” statements. If only we could turn back the clock. If only we could have done more to prevent illnesses and death. If only we could have averted […]

Create, Transform, Adapt – Building Your Very Own Mikdash Me’at, Small Sanctuary

Aug 25

The moon is growing again as I sit down to write this article on July 28th 2020, on “erev erev” Tisha b’Av. While these words are due in the next 24 hours, you will not read them until the beginning of September. I have always struggled with the need to offer words that have a […]

Parent & Student Meet & Greets

Aug 13

Join Rabbi Nichols for a Zoom Meet and Greet with Parents. These Meet and Greets are designed to be interactive. We will structure the time for you to learn a little bit about Rabbi Nichols and have an opportunity for her to learn a little about you, your family, and your needs. Rabbi Nichols wants […]

Religious School Parent Information Session

Aug 05

Dear Religious School Families, Hello! I hope you have found some rest and relaxation this summer. I’m excited to introduce you to my colleague, Rabbi Beth Nichols. Rabbi Nichols is Temple’s new Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning. I want to acknowledge the strangeness of sending an email introduction like this. Unfortunately, due to pandemic, our […]

Meet and Greet with Rabbi Beth Nichols

Jul 29

Dear TBE Community, It is my privilege to have started my time as the new Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning at Temple Beth El at the beginning of July. I knew coming in that I was joining a stellar professional team, but my first days have also shown me the kindness and dedication of the […]

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 […]