A verse in this week’s Torah portion Va-etḥanan reads, Ve-atem ha-deveikim badonai eloheikhem, ḥayyim kulkhem ha-yom, “[But] you, who held fast to your God, are all alive today” (Deut. 4:4). The context for this verse is an event described in Numbers when some Israelite men lusted after foreign women who lured them into worship of
Temple Beth El will celebrate a Beit Mitzvah weekend from Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8. We moved to our present location 13 years ago, and the congregation decided to hold a special celebration weekend to mark this occasion. Beautiful new stained glass windows for the Temple sanctuary will be dedicated during the weekend. They were manufactured, designed and installed by David Ascalon, creative artist, of Ascalon Studios, Inc.
Jewish Family Services of Lancaster’s Annual Meeting will be held on November 19, 6:00 PM, at Temple Beth El. This year’s Jean Feldstein Volunteer of the Year is our own Samantha Besnoff for her leadership in numerous charitable organizations. Attached is the invitation to their dinner and ad book information for your reference.
Our congratulations to Samantha on this well-earned recognition!
We hope you will join us for a special Kiddush Luncheon as we say farewell to Rabbi Geoffrey Goldberg, and wish him well in his new endeavors. The luncheon will be held following Shabbat morning services on Saturday, October 24.