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Carol's Beit Cafe

Musical Notes
Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm -- Please join us for a special evening featuring musical performances by our members. This annual coffeehouse will be…

Be the Future Bash

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Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 pm--Celebrate our success as we enter the next phase of our campaign! View our updated renovation plans for the Shames…

Selling Hametz

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Jewish tradition tell us that before Pesah we are to sell all of our leaven. We are to avoid owning or deriving benefit from wheat, barley, oats,…

Bill & Lynn Foggle Great Issues Lecture Series Featuring Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg
Sunday, April 29 -- Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, will be the keynote speaker at the newly-created annual Bill & Lynn Foggle…

Airport Parking Promotion

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Do you have travel plans? Save on airport parking at Bradley International Airport, and help Temple Beth El at the same time! It's a "win-win." Z…

The Latest Tekiah

March-April 2018 / Adar-Nisan-Iyar 5778 Click here to view past issues of Tekiah.

From Rabbi Katz

Day 2 of the Melton Italy Trip

Campo de Fiori article
Campo de' Fiori--the field of flowers--is no longer that. As Rome grew, it was paved over and since the 1800s has been one of the city's outdoor…

Day 1 of the Melton Italy Trip

Arch Titus Italy article
On our first day in Rome, our group visited Titus' Arch which calls to mind a famous and significant moment in Jewish history. It celebrates the…

Reaction to the UN Vote

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Since the United Nations' vote to condemn Israeli settlements, I have been struggling. Trying to think about a response that reflected how I was…

Strong Women and the Hanukkah Story

Judith Beheading Holofernes
Judith Beheading Holofernes” (Caravaggio, 1573-1610) For many artists and scholars, Judith's sexualized femininity interestingly and sometimes…

About Aleppo

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The carnage and bloodshed in Syria continue without end. Men, women and children are being slaughtered, and it is difficult to remain indifferent to…

Here I Am - Hineni

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For some time now, we have used the phrase Just Show Up as our tagline. We understand that we create community when we Just Show Up. Recently, three…