Shofar (TBE Newsletter)

The Shofar, Temple Beth El’s monthly publication, keeps community and temple members up to date on what’s going on. Take a look at this month’s Shofar to see what’s coming up, or browse through the archives to see all that we’ve done!

August 2019 – Shofar (pdf)

President’s Perspectives (from the August Shofar)

June saw our first Sisterhood meeting in a long time. It was famously lead by Kathleen Chambers and Linda Hakimi. We are working on putting together a Mission Statement and Goals that we will solidify in the near future. All women 13 and above are invited. Our next meeting is Sunday, August 4th at 3:00 pm at the Temple. Thank you ladies for a great job!

June also saw our installation of the new board. Rabbi charged us with the responsibility of continuing with the leading our Temple. Our meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Library in the Temple. All Congregants are welcome to come and listen to the direction of our Temple Beth El. Thank you Rabbi for an emotional last service!

Rabbi also performed her last baby naming for Amanda and Mario Garza for their beautiful son Reece, “Ori”. Welcome Garza family, the newest members to our Congregation!

Friday, July 5th, was our first service without Rabbi. It was lead by Irvin Pike and Pamela Elisheva. The two lead a beautiful and moving service. Pamela sang a new song. Irv taught us an old saying, Yasha Koach, which means “Good Job”. As Pamela was eloquently reading from the Torah, the Synagogue rolled to the earthquake. Thank you to all who helped to making our first service wonderful.

Throughout all the changes, we have kept a constant vigil with all the members of Temple Beth El. We are a family and as such, it is essential we all keep in touch. Our Board is working diligently on creating a new membership book. With the new Trustees we have new Committee chairs that will enlighten our Jewish experience and make Temple Beth El a place to run back to and call our home.

If you are in need of well being and support, please let us know. You can call the office so we can keep in touch. Messages are being picked up and calls will be returned.

Have a great month!


Ilene Schechter



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