We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit for the New Year. We wish to again thank all of you who participated and otherwise helped in preserving a traditional Jewish presence in Bethel during our 91st year of continuous operation.
2014 was a year of growth for our congregation, as new families joined us from all parts of the county. It was marked by a well attended 4th Annual Shabbat Dinner, minyan level attendance for most Friday and Saturday services, and a full house for High Holiday services officiated by Rabbi Susan Elkodsi and Cantor Lenny Zimmerman. Many new families have commented on the warmth and charm of family and friends (as well as our lip smacking Kiddushim) that make our synagogue so special!
Of course, the New Year brings new challenges, and we need to continue maintaining, upgrading, and building upon that which came before. With that in mind, we hope you will again find it in your hearts to renew your membership for 2015, and find the time next summer to attend a few Shabbat services, keeping the tradition alive. If you feel really motivated, please e-mail me at “lhsjimi at aol.com”, Mary-Ellen at “meseitel at aol.com”, or call (518) 371-1104), to find out how you can volunteer for one or more of our activities this year. The schedules for services, activities, and holiday services will be circulated when available, and posted on our web site www.congregationtemplebethel.com
**DUES REMAIN AT A VERY REASONABLE 125.00/ FAMILY. It is your dues and donations which sustain our historic synagogue. We would very much like to add handicap access, replace broken windows and worn seat cushions, as well as other necessary restorations. Your dues and additional contributions will make that possible. Please call Mary-Ellen (518) 371-1104, or e-mail “meseitel at 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
10 Sandalwood Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Larry Seitelman, President
P.S. Please let us know of any changes to your address(es), phone numbers, e-mail, etc.
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