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we are a small and vibrant community and A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
We learn together, we laugh together, we pray together, we sing together, we grow together
High Holidays 2021/5782
At this time, we are being asked to step back and even lament that the present day. in many ways, is standing still and the approaching High Holidays will be experienced via Zoom and not in-person. When we had originally made plans, and sent out the packet, the High Holidays were to be at a hotel. Due to the rapid rising rates of the Covid Delta Variant we have changed our in-person attendance policy. Limiting it to a small number of fully vaccinated members. Everyone who participated in last year's High Holiday Services, overwhelmingly agreed that it was vibrant, creative, stimulating and nothing was omitted. Rabbi Jesse Nagelberb, along with the Ritual Committee have been tirelessly spending time to assure you that the services this year will be as fulfilling and meaningful.
where to worship, learn and celebrate is a big decision. There’s no better way to learn more about us than joining us, commitment-free, for a Friday night Shabbat worship, we also have times when we share dinner before services and our vibrant and enthusiastic Torah studies twice a month or another upcoming event.
Sacred Times – Sacred Words
Here, we collect some of the inspiring Divrei Torah from Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg and other members of the Beth El Community.
Worship with us
We are a small congregation and our services are co-led by three lay members who envigorate us. Monthly we are joined by our dynamic student rabbi. We are so fortunate to have committed volunteers who share their expertise in chanting Torah and co-leading services. We welcome participation on all levels – singing, chanting, discussing, and challenging ideas presented at Torah Study. We welcome Interfaith families and congregants of all backgrounds and ages.
GIVING TO BETH EL
Beth El relies on the generosity of the community. There are many ways to participate and many ways to give.
Have you ever imagined what a movie about your life would be like? Who would be cast as you, your family, and your friends? What kinds of music would play in the background and give context to the peaks and valleys of your story? What framing device might a director use to introduce you and your life to the audience? [….]
In this week’s parsha, Shlach Lecha, we encounter the company of the spies. After scouting the land of Canaan, they return to the Israelite camp to give their much awaited report. But the spies speak from their fear rather than their faith, sharing that the land, though full of bounty, is also full of people who stand in the way of their inheritance[….]