PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE

Aug 16 2018

FRIENDS, PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE:

(BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, 8/17/17)

CONGR. TEMPLE BETH-EL’S FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES WILL START AT 6:00 PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The new starting time was approved as a trial by the board of directors to make Friday night services more accessible.
(Some congregants expressed concern that 8 PM sometimes interrupted family dinners).

Saturday Services will remain at 9:30 AM

and don’t forget….FOLLOWING SHABBAT SERVICES…

THIS WEEK’S FABULOUS KIDDUSH IS SPONSORED BY

Elaine and Aaron LIEBERMAN, Doris and Esther GOLUB and Moreen LERNER-LANDFISH

AND….
will be again be followed by our FABULOUS LUNCH AND LEARN led by Rabbi Mitchell Blank….a spirited discussion of Jewish Ethics and tradition.

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The Annual Shabbat Dinner

Aug 16 2018

August 16, 2018

The Congregation’s Annual Shabbat Dinner was a huge success this summer.
This year’s evening of tradition and camaraderie was again the result of so many of our volunteers planning, preparing, shopping, picking up, serving, and cleaning up. Many thanks to all who helped and participated.

 Rabbi Mitchell Blank leads the traditional ‘Benching’, or ‘Birkat’ after the meal.

Shabbat Dinners at the Shul were most recently reintroduced and planned in 2010 by our Congregational leader at that time, Rabbi Robert Kasman, with the help of his wife . It has become one of the most popular events each summer, featuring traditional Kosher chicken dinners with all the trimmings.

 Candle Lighting Before Services.

 A surprise birthday party for Rabbi Mitchell served up by his wife, Rose.

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High Holiday Seating

Aug 05 2018

Dear Friends,

As the season progresses,  we hope you and your families are enjoying another summer in Sullivan County.  Congregation Temple Beth-El, remains  a unique stalwart of Conservative Egalitarian Jewish tradition in the ‘Borscht Belt’.

 Rabbi Mitchell Blank with the cantorial assistance of Dr. Len Zimmerman continue Shabbat services thru Labor Day weekend. Shabbat services, followed by our ‘Fabulous  Kiddush’  and socializing, have been attracting folks from in and around the area. Rabbi Mitchell’s  ‘Kiddush and Learn’ discussion series on Jewish Ethics are well attended and appreciated. Rabbi Neal Loevinger will be returning for the High Holiday Services.

A special thanks to our volunteers and attendees, particularly Cindy Shechter, Gerry Solomon, and Len Zimmerman, who help to create a truly unique and meaningful Beth-El experience. Weekly floral arrangements provided have added to the beauty of each Shabbat. Our thanks to Max and Elita Shapiro.   Member sponsorship of the Kiddush- Luncheons has allowed expansion of this popular schmooze to delicious heights. These weekly Shabbat services are needed for the shul to remain vital, and for us to ‘be there’ for our neighbors when needed! Just a few Shabbats remain this summer, so plan on joining us.

Please be aware that the holidays fall early this year, and we may have space issues.  We have selected an early deadline for receiving completed requests and checks so that additional seating downstairs (rec hall) might be considered by the Board of Directors.

High Holiday seat requests MUST BE RECEIVED BY  Monday, August 20, 2018 to allow appropriate planning. 

 

Thank You for your cooperation!

Larry Seitelman

We hope you are planning to join us.  For tickets, please fill out the form and mail to the address above by Aug 20th.  Questions? call Mary-Ellen Seitelman (518) 339-3219.  Non-members may purchase seats pending availability.

A SEATING CHART WILL BE POSTED.   

———————- ——————— ——————- ——-

 

Name______________________________________

E-mail________________________________

Phone #  Winter____________________Summer______________________Cell_____________________

If you have not yet paid your 2018 dues, please do so.    SEATING IS LIMITED.  PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE HERE

FOR JUST ONE HOLIDAY.   [__] Only Rosh Hashanah    [__] Only Yom Kippur  check IF applicable

Dues: (125.00)

High Holiday Seats                                       

Members                _______ X  35.00    ____________ (Includes dependent children)

Members’  Family  _______X  45.00     ____________

Non-members        _______ X  75.00     ____________  (pending availability)

*Donation                                                        ____________

                                                     Total         ___________

(Please make checks payable to Congregation Temple Beth-El)

Planning on attending Break the Fast?      YES   [__]          NO  [__]  please check one

* We have kept our dues/ticket fees low but our expenses have increased.  Donations would be greatly appreciated.

The schedule of services is as follows:

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9th

Ma’ariv                                  8:00 pm

Candle Lighting                    7:01 pm

Rosh Hashanah            1st day    Monday, September 10th

Morning Service                    9:00am

Tashlich at State Launch     6:00pm

Mincha-Ma’ariv                     6:30pm

Rosh Hashanah             2nd Day  Tuesday, September 11th

Morning Service                    9:00am

Mincha                             To Be Announced

Erev Yom Kippur                             

Tuesday, September 18th

Kol Nidre                               6:45pm

Candle Lighting                      6:46pm

Yom Kippur                                       

Wednesday, September 19th

Morning Service                    9:00am

Yizkor    Approximately     11:00am

Mincha  (Book of Jonah)    4:45pm

Neilah                                      6:15pm

Shofar                                      7:30pm

Join us immediately following services to break the fast.

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2018 Shabbat Dinner

Jul 25 2018

                                                                           

 

Congregation Temple Beth-El

3531 Route 55    PO Box 539

Kauneonga Lake,   NY 12749

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM

WHERE:  3531 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY

PRICE:     $20 for Adults   $10 kids under 12

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This weekend at the synagogue…

Jul 05 2018

Dear Friends;

This weekend at the synagogue,  help us welcome Rabbi Mitchell Blank as our new spiritual leader.  He has an impressive and varied background, which we hope will help make our traditional egalitarian services appeal to everyone who attends.

Friday night services:      8:00PM

Saturday services:             9:30AM

Again we have a FABULOUS Kiddush (luncheon) after shabbat services.  This week’s Kiddush is  sponsored by Barbara and Mike Kossove in honor of the birth of their new grand-daughter!

On a sad note, there will be an unveiling for Harold Wasserlauf,  on Wednesday, July 25th, 11AM at the synagogue’s cemetery.  Questions about this can be directed to Christine Wasserlauf,   jetter101@yahoo.com

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In Memoriam

Jan 17 2018

It is with deep sorrow that I convey the news of the passing of Harold Wasserlauf, son of founding and long term members of Congregation Temple Beth-El David and Millie Wasserlauf. Harold’s sister, Fran Abilock, has notified us that a service for Harold will be held at Garlick’s funeral home on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 11 am. ( They will be going from there to the cemetery and then to the White Lake Fire House. )

Larry Seitelman

Link to obituary

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DUES NOTICE Winter, 2018

Jan 17 2018

Dear Friends,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. Once again, we wish to thank all of you who attended services, joined us for the Shabbat dinner, sponsored a Kiddush, made donations or contributed in some other manner that helped maintain a traditional Jewish presence in Bethel during our 94th year of continuous operation. 2017 was a busy and satisfying year for our congregation. We held our 7th Annual Shabbat Dinner, had minyan level attendance for most Shabbat services, and were blessed with another full house for High Holiday services.

Rabbi Neal Loevinger officiated again, and our resident Cantor, Dr. Lenny Zimmerman who volunteered his services throughout the summer, graced us with his cantorial expertise for the High Holidays. Our thanks also to Cindy Shechter and Gerry Solomon for their help throughout the summer, and Evan and Freda Eisenberg for their assistance. Congregants again stepped up to sponsor delicious ‘Kiddushim’, enhancing the warmth and charm that make our synagogue so special! Thank you all for your generosity.

As in previous years, the New Year brings new challenges, and we need to continue maintaining, upgrading, and building upon that which came before. We are planning for an additional memorial (yizkor) board and new seat cushions. Fundraising is ongoing, and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

We hope you will again find it in your hearts to renew your membership for 2018, and find the time next summer to attend a few Shabbat services. Please e-mail me at lhseitel@aol.com, Mary-Ellen at meseitel@aol.com, or call (518) 339-3219 to find out how you can help. The schedules for services, activities, and holiday services will be circulated when available, and posted on our website.

**DUES REMAIN AT A VERY REASONABLE 125.00/ FAMILY. It is your dues and donations that sustain our historic synagogue.

Please call Mary-Ellen (518) 339-3219, or e-mail meseitel@aol.com with any questions.

** Includes cemetery privileges as specified in the bylaws.

Please return your $125.00 check to: Congregation Temple Beth-El
c/o Mary-Ellen Seitelman
P.O. Box 539
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Very sincerely,

 

Larry Seitelman, President

 

P.S. Please let us know of any changes to your address(es), phone #’s, e-mail, etc.

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High Holiday Schedule

Aug 24 2017

As summer draws to an end, it is once again time to plan for the High Holidays. Congregation Temple Beth-El is pleased to announce that services will be conducted by Rabbi Neal Loevinger and Cantor Leonard Zimmerman.

 

The schedule of services is as follows:

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 20nd Ma’ariv 8:00 pm
Candle Lighting 6:42 pm
Rosh Hashanah 1st day Thursday, September 21st Morning Service 9:00 am
Tashlich at State Launch Tashlich at Lake 6:00 pm
Mincha-Ma’ariv 6:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Friday, September 22nd Morning Service 9:00 am
Mincha 6:00 pm
       
Erev Yom Kippur Friday, September 29th Kol Nidre 6:00 pm
Candle Lighting 6:26 pm
Yom Kippur Saturday, September 30th Morning Service 9:00 am
Yizkor Approximately 11:00 am
Mincha (Book of Jonah) 4:45 pm
Neilah 6:15 pm
Shofar 7:12 pm

 

Join us immediately following services to break the fast.

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High Holiday Update!

Aug 24 2017

Dear Friends,

As Labor Day 2017 approaches,  we hope you and your families have had another enjoyable summer in Sullivan County.  Congregation Temple Beth-El, with Rabbi Neal Loevinger serving as spiritual leader, remains as a unique stalwart of Conservative Egalitarian Jewish tradition in Sullivan County.

Rabbi Neal Loevinger will again  be leading Shabbat services thru Labor Day weekend and for the High Holidays.  He is currently the Director of Spiritual Care Services, Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  You can find out more about him on his website, www.rabbineal.net .

 Shabbat services, followed by our ‘Fabulous  Kiddush’  and socializing, have been attracting folks from in and around the area. Rabbi Neal’s ‘Kiddush and Learn’ discussion series on Jewish Ethics were well attended and appreciated.

A special thanks to our volunteers and attendees, particularly Cindy Shechter, Gerry Solomon, and Len Zimmerman, who help to create a truly unique and meaningful Beth-El experience. Weekly floral arrangements provided have added tot the beauty of each Shabbat. Our thanks to Max and Elita Shapiro,   Member sponsorship of the Kiddush /Luncheons has allowed expansion of this popular schmooze to new and delicious heights. These weekly Shabbat services are needed for the shul to remain vital, and for us to ‘be there’ for our neighbors when needed! Just a few Shabbatos remain this summer, so plan on joining us.

The sanctuary is accessible by ramp (upper parking level) All windows were replaced in the main sanctuary, and the front deck and wall have been restored.  Other upgrades are in the works.

The 7th annual Shabbat Dinner was again a great success.  About 30 people came together for food, schmoozing and services, making for a wonderful Shabbat.  Many thanks to all of our volunteers.

Our annual congregation meeting will take place on Sunday, September 24th,  10:30AM.

A High Holiday schedule is available for download on our website. Priority will be given to paid up members. Send your requests by September 10th!  Don’t forget the ‘Break the Fast’ checkbox!

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

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SEVENTH ANNUAL SHABBAT DINNER

Jul 19 2017

 

 

WHEN: Friday, August 4, 2017 – 6:30 PM

WHERE:  3531 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY

PRICE:   $20 for Adults  — $10 kids under 12

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and schmooze with old friends and to make new acquaintances. Following dinner, Rabbi Neal Loevinger will conduct Friday services.

 

Space is limited!

Make Checks Payable to:
Congregation Temple Beth El
PO Box 539
Kauneonga Lake NY 12749

MENU

Challah

Salad

Gefilte Fish

Chicken

Potato & Noodle Kugel

Macaroni Salad

Fresh Fruit

Cookies

Cold beverages, Tea

 

Send checks by July 29, 2017

Questions?     Mary-Ellen Seitelman

(518) 339-3219

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