A synagogue that feels like home
A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
We learn together, we laugh together, we pray together, we sing together, we grow together
THIS HAS BEEN A YEAR TO REMEMBER!
As the daffodils announce the vibrancy of spring, and positive news about the COVID vaccination progress, we too look forward to promising times. This has been a year when so many have been isolated. Yes, we have zoom family meetings, and Shabbat and Torah Services, but as we all say, “it’s not the same.” Nearly every aspect of our lives is organized around belonging to something, and a spiritual community is one. We are already thinking ahead to the High Holidays 5782 and will we be able to meet in person. We are investigating options and our key goal is to think positively.
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 Rav Blair Nosanwisch and other members of the Beth El Community.
For Rav Blair’s senior sermon, scroll down.
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.
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[….]
We all have bodies. We tend to think of our bodies in binary terms: healthy or sick, able or disabled, fat or thin, normal or abnormal. But as with most binaries, when we look closely at these claims we begin to see how these categories fail to truly capture our selves. I might appear healthy[….]