JUST A FEW REMINDERS FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS AT THE SYNAGOGUE

SERVICES WILL BE SOMEWHAT ABBREVIATED, SO BE SURE NOT TO MISS THE SOUNDING OF THE SHOFAR! (Full Shofar Service).

WINDOWS WILL BE OPEN AND VENTILATION FANS WILL BE ON: SO DRESS APPROPRIATELY.

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL: All congregants must individually determine what is best for you and your family’s health when attending an indoor event/service.

HANDICAP PARKING AT THE UPPER LEVEL DRIVEWAY IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT.

ASSIGNED SEATING ONLY: Seating Charts are posted at the entrances; and seats are labelled.

The Officers and Directors Wish all our friends and families a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Larry H. Seitelman, President

High Holiday Services

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present the 2022 (5783) High Holiday schedule of services and seat request form.

Rabbi Neal Loevinger will again be leading services, along with Cantor Len Zimmerman.

Regrettably, please note there will not be a ‘break the fast’ following YK due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Our Synagogue has had to overcome many hurdles in the recent past, including a pandemic, and unprecedented suspension of services due to loss of sanitary utility. Yet we are hopeful to celebrate and observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services with our families and friends in person, and in the warm traditions of our Congregation. In order to make that possible in a relatively safe manner, and consistent with best health practices and recommendations by the CDC and other authoritative medical resources, please note the following:

• Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services will be held at the SYNAGOGUE, as in the past 99 years!
• WINDOWS WILL REMAIN WIDE OPEN, AND VENTILATION FANS WILL BE RUNNING (as a COVID-19 precaution): DRESS ACCORDINGLY!
• MASKS ARE OPTIONAL

• Seating at the synagogue may be tight, determined by the number of attendees. We will not know if we can space out family seating until the final number of reservations has been received.
While talleisim and yarmulkahs will be available on site, you are encouraged to bring your own.
• The schedule of services appears on the calendar of events at right.
Request Forms must include the number of seats in each category (member, family member, non-member) requested.
While we are making extra effort to provide a safe environment, each individual must determine what is in the best interests of their own situation in deciding to attend services.
• If ANYONE in your household does not feel well, OR if you have been in the presence of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the previous 10 days, PLEASE do not attend services.

A High Holiday ticket order form can be found by clicking here. Priority will be given to paid up members.

Completed forms, with check, must be received by SEPTEMBER 19, 2022.

Because the US Mail (USPS) can be unreliable, we are asking that in addition to mailing in your completed form, you ALSO e-mail Mary-Ellen (MESEITEL@aol.com) with your name, and the number of seats you are requesting for each of RH and YK (so that we can formulate a seating plan for each holiday).

We look forward to observing Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with all of you. The entire board extends its warmest wishes to you and your family for a very happy and healthy New Year.

L’Shana Tovah,
Larry Seitelman, President

Services Will Resume This Weekend!

Dear Friends of Congregation Temple Beth-El,

I am happy to announce that our most recent problems at our historic shul have been ‘cleared,’ and it is expected that services will resume for the Labor Day Weekend shabbat (Friday, Sept 2 at 8pm; Saturday, Sept 3 at 9:30am).

Windows will be open and ventilation fans will be run, so dress accordingly.

Also, please note that Congregation Temple Beth-El is planning for High Holiday Services as in the past.

Information and Seat Reservation FORMS will be sent with a schedule of services shortly.

Larry Seitelman, President

Services canceled Aug. 26 and 27

Dear friends,

I regret to inform you that Cong Temple Beth-El has had to CANCEL Shabbat services again this weekend Aug 26 and 27, due to a continuing sewer backup on the property believed to be originating from neighboring bungalows and a common drain pipe.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

HOWEVER, RABBI NEAL LOEVINGER HAS OFFERED TO LEAD A TORAH STUDY CLASS ON SATURDAY MORNING, August 27 @ 10AM -11AM ON ZOOM. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS, PLEASE SEND ME AN E-MAIL REQUEST AND THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU.

Shabbat Shalom
Larry Seitelman, President

Aug. 19 and 20 – Services Canceled

Dear friends,

I regret to inform you that Cong Temple Beth-El has had to CANCEL Shabbat services again this weekend Aug 19 and 20, due to a continuing sewer backup on the property believed to be originating from neighboring bungalows and a common drain pipe.

As this affects the Rabbi’s apartment, and use of our rest rooms, we have had to cancel.

Excavators and plumbers are working very hard, and we hope to have the synagogue up and running soon, but cannot get a definitive date for completion of the extensive repairs needed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Shabbat Shalom
Larry Seitelman, President

Shabbat services canceled this weekend – Aug 12, 13

Aug 5, 2022

Dear friends,

I regret to inform you that Congregation Temple Beth-El has had to CANCEL Shabbat services again this weekend Aug 12, 13 due to a continuing sewer backup on the property believed to be originating from neighboring bungalows and a common drain pipe.

As this affects the Rabbi’s apartment, and use of our rest rooms, we have had to cancel.

The problem has been difficult to find and fix, so we can only hope for a return to our synagogue for next week. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Shabbat Shalom
Larry Seitelman, President

Services Canceled August 5 and 6

Dear friends,

I regret to inform you that Congregation Temple Beth-El has had to CANCEL Shabbat services this weekend Aug 5,6 due to a sewer backup on the property believed to be originating from neighboring bungalows and a common drain system.

As this affects the Rabbi’s apartment, and use of our rest rooms, we have had to cancel.

The problem has been difficult to find and fix, so we can only hope for a return to our synagogue for next week.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Shabbat Shalom
Larry Seitelman, President

Services Resume

Friends,

Congregation Temple Beth-El will open for Shabbat Services Friday, July 8th @8:00 pm and Saturday July 9 @9:30 am.

No Kiddush is planned. However, Rabbi Neal Loevinger will hold an educational program after services in the sanctuary on mitzvot of the holidays.

Please maintain safe distancing from others not in your household (about 6 feet). Windows will be open, and fans on.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Larry Seitelman

JULY 1-2 SERVICES CANCELLED

July 1, 2022

Dear friends,

I regret to inform you that Cong Temple Beth-El has had to CANCEL Shabbat services this weekend (July 1-2) due to
a sewer backup on the property believed to be originating from neighboring bungalows and a common drain system.

As this affects the Rabbi’s apartment, and use of our rest rooms, we have had to cancel.

We DO HOWEVER EXPECT that the problem should be cleared before next week.

So we hope to see you July 8 and 9.

Shabbat Shalom

Larry Seitelman, president

Services Resume July 1

Dear Friends,

Congregation Temple Beth-El is pleased to announce the start of services for Summer 2022.

Rabbi Neal Loevinger and Cantor Len Zimmerman will be returning for this 100th year in our historic shul. Please plan on joining us, and helping with next year’s centennial events.

Information for the Annual membership meeting and High Holiday seating will follow in July.

Fri night, July 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday July 2, 9:30 am

Immediately Following services on Saturday, Rabbi Neal’s popular learning sessions will resume with his presentation of

“Mitzvot of the Holidays”.

Due to the ongoing Covid variant epidemic, No kiddush is planned;
Please respect safe seating distancing in the sanctuary. (masks optional). Windows in the sanctuary will be open with the overhead fans and exhaust fans ON, so dress appropriately for the outside weather.