We are pleased to offer a new 5-week Melton graduate class this spring, entitled "About the Hebrew Prophets." In this class, we will consider some of the questions often asked about the Biblical prophets:
Please note that you do not need to have taken any previous Melton classes to enroll in this class.
Dates: Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and June 6
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Place: JGS Lifecare, 770 Converse Street, Longmeadow
Tuition: $150 (purchase a JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh on your own). Financial subsidies are available upon request. Please contact Rabbi Katz at 733-4149 or click here for more information.
A minimum of 12 students is required to hold the class. For more information or to register for this class, click here to contact Lisa in the temple office or call (413) 733-4149. Partial funding for our Melton classes is provided by the Jewish Endowment Foundation, a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.
Temple Beth El and Sinai Temple are co-sponsoring a very special Kabbalat Shabbat service for both congregations at TBE on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm. The Israeli musical group Nava Tehila will lead the service, with some help from Cantor Elise Barber and Cantor Martin Levson. The service will be followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat.
Nava Tehila (Hebrew for “beautiful praise”) is an off-shoot of the Nava Tehila Congregation in Jerusalem, a liberal, egalitarian religious community that has gained a reputation for its uplifting music. Rooted in Middle Eastern, Hasidic, contemporary Israeli, and other “world” musics, Nava Tehila’s original compositions—alternately celebratory, meditative, joyful and reflective—are designed to be participatory, with the end helping the spirit soar. The group’s original melodies can now be heard and sung in synagogues across Israel and throughout the globe.
The clergy of both synagogues are very excited to bring this incredible group to Springfield. The event is partially funded by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to daven with Nava Tehila! We hope you can join us.
All TBE members are invited to attend the Sisterhood Torah Fund Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30 am. Rabbi Elyse Winick, the Jewish Chaplain at Brandeis University, will discuss "Anti-Semitism, BDS, and a Hope-Filled Future for Jewish Life on Campus."
The cost to attend is $36 per person, which includes $18 for the luncheon couvert and a donation to the Women's League for Conservative Judaism's Torah Fund. R.S.V.P. by May 9 by sending your check, payable to Torah Fund, to the TBE office, c/o Vickie Donovan.
Our new Siddur Lev Shalem has made its debut to rave reviews! We are offering you the opportunity to dedicate one or more copies of the new siddur in honor of or in memory of anyone, or to commemorate a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, wedding, birth of a child or grandchild, etc.). A bookplate will be placed in the front of each siddur with your name and message. Your help is greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of 400 books.
Hanukkah is coming, and this makes a special gift that will be used daily in our synagogue.
The cost is $36 per book. Please click here for an order form.
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