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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