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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

JANUARY
CANDLE LIGHTING

January 3 - 4:20 PM
January 10 - 4:27 PM
January 17 - 4:36 PM
January 24 - 4:44 PM
January 31 - 4:55 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 Ed. Fund
•Memorial Plaques
•Simcha Plaques
•Tree of Life Plaques

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


TEMPLE BETH EL
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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 President’s Message


I would like to take this space to share my thoughts.

There is an emptiness in our community. It will take many people working together to try and fill the void left last month.

When the community loses a person that quietly worked behind the scenes, it takes awhile to realize just how much he did.

It is not everyday you find a person that was charitable, hard working, dependable, kind, compassionate, a trusted friend and true family man.

When he could not make Shabbat services, my phone would vibrate each time with the text, ―Is there a minyan‖? I would usually reply, ―Yes, thanks to our newest congregants.‖ He wanted so much to be able to attend. There are very few congregants that feel the way he did about attending services.

He was devoted to the ancestors in our five cemeteries. No one knew those cemetery maps like he did. Having lived his entire life in Utica, he knew the history and family connections off the top of his head. He solved many inquiries that came to the temple office.

He made a mark in the Jewish community for many years. He was true to his beliefs and worried for its future.

Temple Beth El was in his heart and soul. He worked hours to make sure the finances and office matters were in order. I would receive nudges all the time to remind me what had to be done and the gentle way he prodded me along.

I will miss you my friend.

Michael may you rest in peace knowing you have left your mark on many.

Shalom, Marsha

PS Thank you to all involved with the Chanukah dinner. It is always a pleasure to see the community come together for the holidays.