A Message from our Cantor
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana
"History is bunk."--Henry Ford
Perhaps you, like me, are sometimes struck by the extent to which famous quotes can contradict each other, as in the case of the above two. Santayana was speaking of the value in learning from history; about the cyclical nature of human endeavors and the opportunity to learn from those who have gone before. Ford, on the other hand, felt that history had no bearing on the present; that we have the ability to make our own destiny and we benefit by not being bound to prior expectations.
A Message from our President
It's that time again! Time to make the latkes! Lots of latkes. Together the members of Temple Beth El and Emanu-El will join to prepare for the annual Chanukah dinner on December 12. Let's celebrate together! Please make your reservations.
A Message from our Executive Director
As I write this message for December we have observed so many holidays starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Simcha Torah.
We now have our Hanukah celebration to observe again with Temple Emanu-El, with a wonderful dinner with the usual homemade latkes and much joy, with friends and family.
Temple Beth El's December Calendar