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4th Friday Shabbat in the Round! May 24, 2019

Band! Singers! Dinner! Movie!
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The Builder Issue 163 Purim/Pesach 5779

Read about Rabbi Rebekah Stern's reflection on the blessing for shelter; about our Adult Education theme, Celebrating Jewish Women; about all the silliness of Purim, and much, much more!
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Shabbat Ruach

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Camp Kee Tov Registration - Now Open!

Are you ready for the best summer ever?
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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

April 26 & 27
22 Nisan 5779 
Parashat Pesach Last Day
Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17
listen to this week's Parashah

April 26
5:00 pm 
Talumd Study
6:15 pm 4th Friday Shabbat Evening Service
8:00 pm Shabbat Movie Night: "Leaving Memel"

April 27
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat and Festival Morning Service including Yizkor Memorial Service
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
12:30 pm Ulysses Reading Group

Next Week

May 3 & 4

29 Nisan 5779 
Parashat Achrei Mot
Leviticus 16:1-18:30

May 3
5:00 pm Talumd Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

May 4
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Cynthia Colvin
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Oliver Lurquin Bar Mitzvah
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
12:30 pm Ulysses Reading Group


Upcoming Events

04/26/2019 - 8:00pm
Judith Golden owned and ran a small hotel and her husband, Leo Fleischmann had a successful textile business in Memel, Lithuania. Being Jewish was not a liability in this port city on the Baltic Sea, yet Adolf Hitler had ambitions beyond what...
04/27/2019 - 10:15am to 12:30pm
As a community, we seek to support our members as they live with loss and grief. Yizkor is our tradition’s dedicated memorial service, recited four times a year, including at the end of Passover and Shavuot.  While all...
04/29/2019 - 1:00pm to 06/02/2019 - 3:00pm

Interfaith and Multiracial Meals and Intentional Conversation

Ever feel uncomfortable talking about religion or race? Join us, as members of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, All Soul...
05/01/2019 - 7:15pm
Our annual commemoration of the Holocaust and resistance includes music, prayer, reflection and recognition of local survivors and their families...
05/05/2019 - 10:00am
Join in this heartwarming presentation in honor of our Beth El women. Hear Beth El members speak about their rich and diverse heritages and love of Judaism: Orly Guzy, Yemeni-Israeli: Katherine Haynes, African-American; Miriam Dabby...

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Gift Shop News

Does choosing a gift put you in a panic?
We have a solution. A gift certificate allows the recipient to pick from our large choice of various items. Our jewelry items are particularly popular, but we also have many gifts for the home both religious and secular, children's games and a variety of gifts to suit many occasions.

Adult Education Series: Celebrating Jewish Women

Congregation Beth El will be hosting various programs to celebrate, honor, and explore the lives, accomplishments, and diversity of Jewish women throughout history.  In addition to the events announced here, additional details and events will be announced during the year. 

Women of Valor Poster Series Now On Display!

In the Social Hall from March 1 through May 30!
As part of the Adult Education Committee's theme, Celebrating Jewish Women, Beth El will exhibit a poster series created by the Jewish Women's Archive titled 'Women of Valor.' This series recognizes and highlights the lives and accomplishments of trailblazing Jewish women, such as Emma Lazarus, Emma Goldman, Bela Abzug, and many others, each of whom had the courage and conviction to overcome the social, cultural and religious barriers she faced in creating a more just and equitable world. These posters portray the images, words and life stories of Jewish American women who challenged conventional expectations and helped change our world. Please stop by the Social Hall between March 1 and May 31 to learn more about these amazing Jewish women.