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.

DUES LETTER; WINTER 2022

Dear Friends;

When I wrote to you last winter, we were unsure of the impact that the vaccines and new anti-viral treatments would have. With the utmost safety of our congregants in mind, and cooperative efforts of our Rabbi, Neal Loevinger, Cantor Len Zimmerman, and others, Congregation Temple Beth-El was able to safely reopen last summer for Shabbat services and the High Holidays. Seating was limited, with open windows and forced ventilation, but we got it done. As the virus wanes, we look forward to the summer of 2022, and a return to normalcy.

As our historic synagogue and Congregation approaches our centennial year (2023), it remains the last operating Conservative Shul in the ‘Borscht Belt’. Like all institutions, it requires continual funding to survive. We hope you will continue your generous support and participation so that we can maintain and upgrade this wonderful temple and cemetery for future generations.

This summer, we will be forming committees to plan and assist in our 2023 centennial celebration. If you would like to help, be sure to contact an officer or Board member.

DUES REMAIN AT 150.00/ FAMILY. It is your dues and donations that sustain our historic synagogue. (Includes cemetery privileges as specified in the bylaws).

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

When I wrote to you last winter, we were unsure of the impact that the vaccines and new anti-viral treatments would have. With the utmost safety of our congregants in mind, and cooperative efforts of our Rabbi, Neal Loevinger, Cantor Len Zimmerman, and others, Congregation Temple Beth-El was able to safely reopen last summer for Shabbat services and the High Holidays. Seating was limited, with open windows and forced ventilation, but we got it done. As the virus wanes, we look forward to the summer of 2022, and a return to normalcy.

As our historic synagogue and Congregation approaches our centennial year (2023), it remains the last operating Conservative Shul in the ‘Borscht Belt’. Like all institutions, it requires continual funding to survive. We hope you will continue your generous support and participation so that we can maintain and upgrade this wonderful temple and cemetery for future generations.

This summer, we will be forming committees to plan and assist in our 2023 centennial celebration. If you would like to help, be sure to contact an officer or Board member.

DUES REMAIN AT 150.00/ FAMILY. It is your dues and donations that sustain our historic synagogue. (Includes cemetery privileges as specified in the bylaws).

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

Please return your $150.00 check to:

CONGREGATION TEMPLE BETH-EL
c/o Mary-Ellen Seitelman
9798 Harbour Lake Circle
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

After May 1, 2022 –

CONGREGATION TEMPLE BETH-EL
P.O. BOX 539
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Very sincerely,
Larry Seitelman, President

Ira Shechter, Vice Pres. Mary-Ellen Seitelman, Treasurer Henne Altman, Secretary

Directors: Stephen Altman, Janice (Liff) Gray, Norman Needleman, Marc Lerner Aaron Lieberman, Cindy Shechter, Len and Sue Zimmerman

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

Winter 2021 Dues Letter

Dear Friends;


We hope you can see light at the end of this past year’s darkness. The new years (both the Hebrew and the English versions) present opportunities to ‘turn the page’, and look forward to better times, and better selves. With multiple vaccines becoming widely available, we can anticipate the day when Congregation Temple Beth-El will open its doors again for services and events. Rest assured that we will do so only when the medical experts and civil authorities advise it is safe, and provide guidelines as to how best to protect our attendees. But I write you with the great hope that we will be able to do so sometime this summer.

It was not an easy decision to keep the doors closed this past summer, but I believe that it was the most prudent decision for our community. We were most fortunate that our Rabbi, Neal Loevinger, was willing to assist in any way possible to keep our congregation connected, and did so by continuing his popular educational series on Jewish law and ethics on Zoom Meeting with many of us, and continuing to offer his services. We are grateful for his dedication to the spirit of our congregation, and look forward to seeing him again soon.

As our historic synagogue and Congregation approaches our centennial year (2023), it remains the last operating Conservative Shul in the ‘Borscht Belt’. Like all institutions, it requires continual funding to survive. We hope you will continue your generous support and participation so that we can maintain and upgrade this wonderful facility (and cemetery) for future generations.

This summer, we will be forming committees to plan and assist in our 2023 centennial celebration. If you would like to help, be sure to contact a Board member.

DUES REMAIN AT 150.00/ FAMILY. It is your dues and donations that sustain our historic synagogue. (Includes cemetery privileges as specified in the bylaws).

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

Please return your $150.00 check to: CONGREGATION TEMPLE BETH-EL
c/o Mary-Ellen Seitelman
9798 Harbour Lake Circle
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

After April 1, 2021:

CONGREGATION TEMPLE BETH-EL
P.O. BOX 539
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Very sincerely,
Larry Seitelman, President

Very sincerely,
Larry Seitelman, President

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