Mazel Tov to Ezra Raphael and his family on having a wonderful Bar Mitzvah this past Shabbat. The Torah portion and Haftorah were each read beautifully by Ezra. Torah was also read by some of Ezra’s family members including his Bubbe, Ann Polunsky, in honor of the simcha. The ceremony was followed by a delicious…Read More
Join us each month on 2nd Fridays for a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with Cantor Angress! October 12, November 9, and December 14
What a party! On Simchat Torah circa 5779, Beth El rocked the house of prayer with an unforgettable experience. Led by Rabbi Katzen and Cantor Angress, we danced WITH the Torah and we danced AROUND the Torah. There were flag-waving children on top of shoulders and tightly held Torahs embraced with love. We toasted L’Chaims…Read More
October 2018 echo
Join us at Beth El as we partner with the Shabbat Project to share in the beauty of Shabbat with all of our Jewish family and friends. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 | 6:00 pm—8:00 pm The Great AZ Challah Bake and Shabbat Shuk. Women and girls are invited to shop at the Shabbat Shuk and then…Read More
Click image to enjoy the High Holiday Preview Guide. Physical copies will arrive in the mail later. Enjoy!
Join us on Thursday, September 13 for a special speaker on the Holocaust, Oskar Knoblauch. All seniors are welcome at no charge. Refreshments will be provided.
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
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