You are invited to celebrate Rosh Chodesh on Sunday, February 28 at 10 am at the temple. Please join us as we come together to celebrate the new moon and deepen our understanding of our own spirituality through literature, biblical text, creative arts, music, friendship and food.
The traditional tribal-based peoples living in remote areas of the Sub-Saharan African bush are some of the best-preserved cultures from ancient times on earth today.
Dr. Ken Firestone will highlight connections and distinctions between the African bush peoples and the ancient Israelites during his presentation on Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm.
The first program to be presented through the Beth Pomerantz Education Series (BPES), set for Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m., will be THE STURGEON QUEENS, the story of the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium Russ & Daughters and the Jewish immigrant family who has run it for 100 years and four generations. The film will be shown following Havdalah and dinner.
The 2015 to 2016 Beth Pomerantz Education Series will feature a movie called The Sturgeon Queens, a presentation on the African Bush Peoples connections and distinctions with the ancient Israelites and a discussion on Jewish Renewal enhanced by award winning photographs. All three programs will be held at Temple Beth El.
The first program will feature the film “The Sturgeon Queens,” following Havdalah and a dairy dinner.
In honor of Temple Beth El’s Beit Mitzvah Celebration of 13 years of achievement, expert teachers Edna and Zvi Naveh are offering a Unique Opportunity for two levels of Conversational Hebrew, an introductory and an intermediate course.
Both courses are offered on 9 Sunday mornings (avoiding both Jewish and U.S. holidays), after minyan, from 9:45 to 11:15 am. Classes begin on Sunday, August 16 and will run through December. For more information, please call the temple at 717-581-7891.
Adult Education session at the F&M Special Collections Library featuring rare haggadot led by librarian Christopher Raab