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Happiness 101

Julia Mines
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm -- Happiness is not just for lucky people--it doesn't descend on some and leaver others out in the cold. The…

Guest Speaker Dr. Rachel Korazim

Rachel Korazim
Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm -- Dr. Rachel Korazim, an Israeli scholar and outstanding educator, will discuss the iconic poem that is recited…

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

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September-October 2017 / Elul-Tishrei-Heshvan 5777/5778 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…