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TEMPLE BETH EL

2710 Genesee St.
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: (315) 724-4751 ✡ email: tbeutica@gmail.com

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

December
Candle Lighting

December 7 - 4:08 PM
December 14 - 4:08 PM
December 21 - 4:11 PM
December 28 - 4:15 PM


Help
Temple Beth El
by Making a Donation
In Honor or
In Memory
to a Temple Fund:

•The Victor H. Flax Fund
•The Dr. Leonard Levinson Cemetery Care Fund
•The Minyanaires Fund
•The David M. Philipson Fund
•The Religious School Education Fund
•The Harry N. & Eleanor L. Savett Scholarship Fund
•The Dr. Albert A Schwartz Education Fund
•Memorial Plaques
•Simcha Plaques
•Tree of Life Plaques

To Make a Donation Contact the Temple Office at
(315) 724-4751


TEMPLE BETH EL
is selling SCRIP

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TEMPLE BETH EL
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Please notify Temple of any ADDRESS CHANGES you may have for the winter months, we need these address changes if we are to continue sending the bulletin.
Thank You

Temple Beth El

Executive Director’s Message

 

Dear Friends – Shalom

I am writing this message for the December bulletin early, which is not the usual. As I attempt to share my thoughts with you there is such diversity of emotions involved in my thinking this week. I know you will all understand as you read on.

It has been very busy in our office since the start of the High Holy Days, and the holidays that follow from the New Year, to the Day of Atonement, from Sukkot and celebrating the harvest to Simchat Torah, when we again start reading the Torah from the beginning.

Temple Beth El had a wonderful Congregational Dinner, the first in many years, and it was also the weekend we had family company to join us for dinner at Temple. The next weekend I personally had the joy of attending a beautiful, warm and loving wedding.

But the happy days were to end on Shabbat, October 27th when a crazed, anti-semitic man; in a lovely neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA went on a rampage and killed 11 members of Tree of Life Synagogue, one of three congregations in a large beautiful building in Squirrel Hill. These folks were from their 50's to their 90's, at Shabbat Services, long standing members of their Temple Tree of Life.

Our hearts hurt for those killed and wounded and their families. Many of us ask why, but there is no answer. We send our sincere sympathy and love to all the families affected by this evil act. We hope their happy memories of the past are a source of comfort to the families and that their memories are always a blessing.

We must go forward, try to perform mitzvahs, have happy thoughts and Simchas and do good deeds for those in need and those we love.

It is hard to believe that by the time you read this Thanksgiving will be over and Chanukah will be at hand, as well as the secular New Year, 2019.

All the best to all of our friends, families and the entire Jewish Community of our people.

Shalom,
Mundy