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Beth El Congregation

Judaism Rooted in the Desert

1118 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 944-3359

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Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message – Naso

  • Posted on May 28, 2015

Shabbat Naso – True Peace In Our Time Sometimes, when I recite the Birkat Kohanim, the threefold priestly blessing, I take certain liberties with the English translation.  The original reads as follows: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord deal kindly with you and gracious with you. May the Lord bestow Continue Reading »

May 2015 Calendar

  • Posted on April 27, 2015

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Echo May 2015

  • Posted on April 27, 2015

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Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message Tazria – M’tzora

  • Posted on April 23, 2015

Shabbat Tazria-M’tzorah – We all have skin in the game Dear Friends, Many years ago, I was celebrating a Bat Mitzvah during this week’s double Torah portion, Tazria-M’tzorah, which deals with the phenomenon of “biblical leprosy.”  During the service, I asked, “Can anyone tell me what causes leprosy?”  The father of the Bat Mitzvah, a Continue Reading »

Echo March 2015

  • Posted on February 25, 2015

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Echo Calendar March 2015

  • Posted on February 25, 2015

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Echo Calendar February 2015

  • Posted on February 2, 2015

ECHO calendar February 2015

Echo February 2015

  • Posted on February 2, 2015

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Kosher Cookie Dough Sale

  • Posted on November 3, 2014
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Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message for November 1, 2014

  • Posted on October 31, 2014
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Lech L’kha –  Testing Abraham’s Love and Ours This week we are introduced to Abraham, the first Jew.  The Parasha begins with God’s challenging test: “Lech L’kha” – “Go forth from your native land, your birthplace, and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”  God doesn’t make it easy for Continue Reading »

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