2710 Genesee St.
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: (315) 724-4751

A Conservative Jewish Congregation    
Established for
the Worship of God, the Study of Torah, & the Practice of Righteous Deeds


Candle Lighting 5777-5778

September 8 -- 7:06 P.M.

September 15 -- 6:53 P.M.

September 22 -- 6:41 P.M.

September 29 -- 6:28 P.M.

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The Victor H. Flax Fund
The Dr. Leonard Levinson Cemetery Care Fund
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The David M. Philipson Fund
The Religious School Education Fund
The Harry N. and Eleanor L. Savett Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Albert A Schwartz Education Fund
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A Message from our Cantor

There are certain questions that, sooner or later, we come around to asking. For those who believe in God, or even just an orderly universe, one of these has to be: why do bad things happen to good people? This question has been addressed by theologians and philosophers across the millennia. Their answers are not known for being either simple or definitive.


Sixteen years ago, shortly after the September 11th attacks, I was addressing a junior congregation and a nine-year-old asked me, "How could God let this happen?" I ask you, dear reader, to consider how you would answer this question in a manner that was both satisfactory and comprehensible to the child who asked it.

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A Message from our President

As summer ends, I would like to say thank you to our lay leaders and speakers during Erev Shabbat services. We appreciate you stepping up to the bimah. When the Cantor was on vacation, a special thanks to those that filled in on Shabbat morning.


Members of Sisterhood enjoyed the violin music of the talented Maya at their luncheon at Michael's in August. Maya is the granddaughter of Rabbi and Aliza Gerstein. We were delighted to host their daughter and two granddaughters.

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A Message from our Executive Director


Dear Friends,


As we welcome the New Year 5778 we will again observe Rosh Hashanah on the first and second of Tishri and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement on the 10th of Tishrei.


Rosh Hashanah is the season for reflection and rededication of our daily life, of our Temple, and our family and friends near and dear to us. Let us rededicate ourselves to continuing to perform mitzvahs and supporting those in need.  At the same time we will be thankful for our blessings, and our ability to find the strength for any difficult days ahead.

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Temple Beth El's September Calendar


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