News & Events

Sisterhood Bar-B-Que

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Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm -- The Sisterhood's Bar-B-Que will be held on Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm, after a joint Kabbalat Shabbat service with…

Western Mass Sukkahfest

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Sunday, October 8 & Monday, October 9 -- Save the dates! Western Massachusetts is getting ready to Shake it Up during a two-day, community-wide, free…

High Holy Day Information

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The High Holy Days can be a truly transformational experience, an opportunity for each person to engage in deep reflection and soul-searching within…

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

Tekiah July 2017
July-August 2017 / Tammuz-Av-Elul 5777 Click here to view past issues of Tekiah.

From Rabbi Katz

Day 2 of the Melton Italy Trip

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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

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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…