Rabbi Search Update

Dear Fellow Congregants: The Rabbinic Search Committee is delighted to announce that Rabbi Joshua Katzan will join Beth El Congregation for the High Holidays and, together with Cantor Angress and Cantor Emeritus Goldman, to lead services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as we begin 5779. Rabbi Katzan joins us from his regular duties as a Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature…Read More

BEWL Mitzvah Project

Beth El Women’s League is partnering with the Sojourner Center to help women and children in crisis. Please bring donations of the following items to participate in this mitzvah. Bar Soap Shampoo and Conditioner Solid Deodorants Feminine Products New Towels (bath, hand, washcloths) Baby Wipes Diapers New Pillows New Blankets New Shoes for adults and…Read More

Israel at 70 Exhibit Tour with BEWL

Join the Women’s League for a tour of the Joel Zolondek photography exhibit at the AZ Jewish Historical Society: Israel at 70. The photographer will give a tour and explain his work. All Beth El members (women and men) are invited to attend! Meet at AZJHS, 122 E Culver St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, at 10:00am…Read More

Rabbi Search Update

Dear Fellow Congregants: This past Shabbat, Beth El hosted Rabbi Bill Gershon. During his time with us, Rabbi Gershon joined us in prayer for Erev Shabbat, ate with us on Friday night, led services on Saturday, addressed the Congregation both in his d’var Torah and Q&A following Kiddush, Saturday evening which included services and a…Read More

Tisha B’Av Services

We observe Tisha B’Av in prayer and reflection. During the Evening Service for Tisha B’Av we recite the Bible’s Book of Lamentations, Eicha. Tisha B’Av is our calendar’s date of mourning. On the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av we recall tragic events in Jewish history whose legacy have shaped our identity and values. Join the Beth El…Read More

Rabbi Search Weekend 7/13—7/15

Rabbi William Gershon visits us from Dallas, Texas where he was the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, a very large USCJ affiliated synagogue from 1998 until 2016. Rabbi Gershon is a past president of  the Rabbinical Assembly, the international organization of Conservative Rabbis. He has served on the Boards of the Jewish Theological Seminary,…Read More