Does this sound familiar? Many of us have kids, work or have other commitments that get in the way of temple life. We are so busy in our day to day lives that we can easily miss fantastic programs and events at Temple Beth El, but the good news is that there is always something going on! So, if you have not had the time or opportunity, it is my hope is that in the coming year, you make it a priority to attend something at TBE.
In October, we had a fantastic Sukkot Celebration and Square Dance. More than 120 congregants and extended family enjoyed dancing, food, and fun in the Sukkah! It was so well received that we are thinking of doing it again next year. Also, many families enjoyed the Simchat TorahFamily Fun Day sponsored by Crestwood Camp, Sisterhood and Brotherhood. Kids enjoyed Gaga, bouncy houses, carnival games and pancakes courtesy of Brotherhood.
Going forward, there is a fantastic Continuing Education program every week and monthly is “Judaism 101: Celebrating as Interfaith” led by Florence Roffman. This is a wonderful program to attend if you are interfaith, new or “newish” to Judaism or just want to learn more about the holidays and traditions.
Mark your calendars for January 25th and enjoy an evening of wine tasting led by our own congregant and sommelier, David Mullen. Interested in jewelry making? Our new Gift Member, Liz Winokur, will run a two-part class in January (the 9th and 16th) to make a beautiful beaded bracelet (space limited to 12). Also, May 22nd-25th is the Second Annual Travel Shabbat Club trip and this year we are going to Boston for two nights! Reserve your spot as space is limited! Please contact me for more information about anything at temple and if you have a special talent and want to showcase it, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org!