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Torah Thoughts: Parashat Vayeshev 5778

B”H Tora Thoughts: Parashat Vayeshev 5778 Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky Do not favor one child over the others This week we begin to read the story of Jacob’s sons, especially focusing on the life of Joseph. At the beginning of our parasha, the Torah already tells us that Joseph was the preferred son of Jacob (Genesis 37:3): “And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was a son

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The Mitzvah of a Community Meal

The Mitzvah of the Community Meal Temple Beth El will be providing and serving a meal again on December 19th. at the First Reformed Church, 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA.  We have served a meal in December and sometimes in the spring for 13 to 14 years.  Many congregants have participated over the years by preparing, serving, cleaning up and donating supplies.  Each one has expressed their gratitude for the

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TBE Annual Chanukah Party

Temple Beth El’s Annual Hanukkah Party will be held on 12/13 at 6pm.

Bring your menorahs and candles for a community lighting and bring your appetite for Latkas, Salad, Veggie Chili and more.

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“An introduction to Islamic Faith, Practices and Local Community Activities” is the topic of Beth Pomerantz Education Series Program at Temple Beth El

The Beth Pomerantz Education Series will present “An introduction to Islamic Faith, Practices and Local Community Activities”, featuring guest speaker Mukaram Syed on Sunday January 21, 2018, at Temple Beth El, located at 1836 Rohrerstown Road in Lancaster.   Mr. Syed is a chemical engineer by profession. He is one of the founding members and a Trustee on the board of the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster.  He is very

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Torah Thoughts- Parashat Vayishlach 5778

B”H Parashat Vayishlach 5778 Rabbi Daniela Szuster “It is impossible to change the past, but it is possible to repair our actions with love and compassion” Last week, we read in the Torah that Jacob left the land of Canaan. He escaped from his brother Esau who had promised to kill him because Jacob stole Esau’s birthright. Jacob lived in Haran for a long time, he established a big family

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Torah Thoughts: Parashat Vayetze 5778

B”H Torah Thoughts: Parashat Vayetze 5778 Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky Having Israel Always in our Mind Parashat Vayetze comprises a period of 20 years in the life of our patriarch Jacob. The parasha starts with Jacob leaving his home to go to his mother’s brother Laban, who lives in Charan, outside the limits of the Promised Land. Jacob is leaving home because his brother Esau planned to kill him (Genesis 28:10).

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