Temple Community Celebration 2024

This year’s Temple Community Celebration – the 6th Annual Temple Community Celebration – was held on Saturday night, May 18th, and what a celebration it was! Nearly 150 people attended the event in person, and dozens more watched it via livestream.

It truly was a memorable event as we recognized Ken Friese for more than forty years as our musical accompanist and honored Cantor Alison Levine on her ten year anniversary at Temple Beth El.   Delicious food was abundant with a fully catered menu featuring small plates, sandwiches, wraps, finger foods, pass-arounds and so much more. Wine flowed as did the conversation and good vibes.

The program, MC’d by yours truly, was a mix of tributes, videos, and a musical presentation from members of the choir. Touching speeches by both Ken and Cantor Alison fittingly capped off the evening.  The celebration ended with (what else?) more food! A tremendous display of homemade cookies and delicious desserts were the perfect ending to this amazing celebration.

There are so many people to thank who helped put this event together that we needed a three-minute video to list all of their names. Thanks go out to the Philanthropy Committee, Event Committee, support staff, tech team, cookie bakers and everyone who helped make the night such a success.

If you missed TCC ’24, you can still watch the livestream of the event (click the TCC tab on the Temple Beth El website’s home page). If you’d like to make a last-minute donation, you can still do that through the temple office. And, of course, get ready for the 7th Annual Temple Community Celebration next spring!