Beth El Takes on the Ruderman Inclusion Challenge

Categories: Community Voices, Inclusion

Beth El’s Inclusion Committee and the synagogue’s overall inclusion practices moved one step up the ladder in early 2015 when we became one of only 15 Conservative congregations in North America selected to be a participant in a USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community Initiative. The Ruderman Foundation, based in Boston, enables Jewish institutions to move…

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Come join us at BINGO

Categories: Bingo

All of our players had so much to be excited for this week at our Bingo Tuesday. We had Allen Frank’s Free Lottery Machine, available only at Beth El Bingo, with a great chance to win up to $700. Think of how much Bingo you could play with all this cash! We had an awesome Jackpot opportunity to win…

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Volunteerism: The Benefits of Saying “Yes”

Categories: Community Voices
 

At our Annual Meeting in June, I was asked to say a few words about volunteerism at Beth El, what I have done over the years, and what those experiences have meant to me.  Without hesitation, my answer was “of course, I’ll say a few words.” Now you might be thinking, why did he say…

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Volunteer for Bingo

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Redefining trash and moving away from the curb.  That has been the theme at my house as the years have passed and we put less trash and recycling out for collection. Why? The amount of waste humans produce is astonishing and not sustainable. Many communities, my own included, have been aghast at the recent reduction in…

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Spiegel Religious School Update

Our kids have been busy participating in many fun programs and events! On February 4, our Chaverim students participated in the annual World Wide Wrap. Synagogues from all over the world take part in this one-time-a-year-event, held on Super Bowl Sunday. Rabbi Alex taught students and parents how to put on tefillin, and students had…

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