Rabbi Katzan’s Sermon, November 3, 2018

Chayeh Sarah 2018         Hope through High Expectations       November 3, 2018   It feels like we’re in the midst of a moral hurricane.  Society seems to be lurching, inflicting wounds, trauma, and intensity upon those caught in its winds.  As if in shared despair with the psalmist we might declare Esa Einai el Heharim, me’ayin yavo…Read More

Turkey Train – 11/18!

              Our annual Turkey Train donation drive will be on Sunday, November 18 at 11:45 am. Bring a frozen turkey or two to donate to our local community partners. This year we are supporting ICM Food Bank, UMOM, YMCA Residences, and Victory Place. Our goal is to collect 45…Read More


Beth El members and the greater Phoenix community are NOT intimidated from showing up to shul. Now, more than any other time, is an opportunity for all Jews, shul-affiliated and non-affiliated alike, to gather together to hold one another in a sharp moment of clarity and unity.   This weekend, we invite you, the membership, to invite your friends and…Read More

Art Club is back!

Join your artistic friends at Art for Fun! Studio and Gallery (3508 N. 7th St, Ste. 115 South, Phoenix, AZ 85014) on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 pm to create a hand-painted silk scarf or table runner. Perfect timing for the fall and winter holidays. It is $36 per person and space is limited so please…Read More

Our Community Comes Together

Shavuah Tov,  We are saddened and shocked by the shooting, during Shabbat morning services, at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our hearts go out to the synagogue members and the neighborhood terrorized by this violence. Our congregation joins the country in mourning the loss of these innocent lives.  We also pray for the first responders…Read More

I am a Jewish mom

I am a Jewish mom who has survived 3 mitzvahs!  I know 3 hoftorahs by heart!  Planned the parties.  Communicating with the whole family to make sure they know the dates, times and what to wear.  Who has honors.   Who needs to be picked up and dropped off at the airport.   One cousin needs a…Read More