Congregation Temple Beth-El of Kauneonga Lake (our 99th year)
It has been a very long year for everyone, but we are happy to announce that Congregation Temple Beth El will be reopening for Shabbat services on Friday, July 2 at 8:00pm and Saturday, July 3 at 9:30am.
Once again, Rabbi Neal Loevinger will be leading services. We expect services to be held in normal fashion now that most folks are vaccinated. If you would like to attend and have not had the vaccine, we request that you wear a mask and sit in the front side sections. There is plenty of room on Shabbat to accommodate those who wish to socially distance.
The ever popular Lunch and Learn is anticipated to be held as it has been in the past with Rabbi Neal leading interesting discussions on a a variety of topics. We can always use help setting up and cleaning up for kiddush.
Since Rosh Hashanah will begin Monday evening of Labor Day weekend, we need to know how many of you expect to attend on Monday, Tuesday and the following Wednesday for Yom Kippur and if you would like extra seats for relatives. We have limited seating in the synagogue, but would like to have everyone attend who would like to come. We are looking into alternate venues if many more than usual want to come. Your response does not guarantee a seat or obligate you to come, it just gives us an idea as to what we need to plan for. There may be some who still do not feel comfortable sitting so close to others, so it is important that we hear from you.
Currently, we are considering hiring security again due to the rise in anti-semitic-anti-Israel attacks.
Please let us hear from you in regards to the high holidays so we can begin making preparations. Be aware that if you do not respond, we may not be able to provide seating for you.
Please respond to Mary-Ellen Seitelman, MESEITEL@aol.com about the holidays.
Thank you all for your continued support. If you have not sent in your 2021 dues ($150), please send to;
Congregation Temple Beth-El
PO BOX 539
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749
We hope you all are well and look forward to seeing you in the synagogue.
Larry Seitelman, on behalf of the board.