My richest Beth El memories are of attending Friday night services, at 8:30 pm, after dinner at home, in the 1970’s. That is when most congregants attended Shabbat services at that time. I can see and hear the choir, led by Al Freed, and can still hear Jeanne Rascoe and Muriel Duel’s voices during certain Kabbalat Shabbat prayers. It was, and still is, home.
100 Reasons is a new blog series featuring members of our diverse and delightful congregational family. We are celebrating Beth El’s 100th anniversary this year with 100 stories, 100 memories, 100 reasons to join us! If you would like to add your story or memory to the blog, please contact Nancy Langer.