Temple Beth Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation where members may freely explore and express their Judaism in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance. Our friendly, diverse and multi-generational community is:

Bet Midrash (A Community of Study) - Education is at the center of our congregational life, offering vibrant and thought provoking Jewish learning for adults, children and families.

Bet T'fillah (A House of Prayer) - Weekday, Shabbat and Holy Day services engage our members of all ages and provide worship experiences to meet the diverse needs of our community.

Bet K'nesset (A Place of Gathering) - We are a community of friends, coming together to celebrate life's joys, cope with life's challenges and work to improve the world.

At Temple Beth Israel the vitality of our present and the promise of our future grow from the roots of our history and tradition. We believe that Jewish life finds its best expression when lived within a community, and so we support each other and strive to create personal connections within our membership, with Israel and with the greater household of the Jewish people.

Highlights

JOIN US FOR SHABBAT CHANUKAH!
Mark your calendar and join us Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:00PM for the Congregational Shabbat Chanukah Dinner.  Then stay for Erev Shabbat Chanukah services with Koleynu at 7:30PM
.  This also is the evening when we will be honoring our Temple Services Coordinator and School Secretary, Carolyn Kraus, who will soon be moving to Arizona, for her years of invaluable service to TBI.  There will be a festive oneg in her honor.  We will also be recognizing those members who have joined the congregation during the past year.  Congregational_Shabbat_Chanukah_Dinner,_December_19,_2014.pdf
 
SHABBAT MORNING TORAH STUDY—
Join with Rabbi Weinberg and TBI members as we meet over the text of Torah and together explore its meaning, 9:00 – 10:15AM in Rabbi’s Study. Newcomers welcome!

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30AM.
 

SHABBAT/CHANUKAH LUNCH & LEARN WITH RABBI LEONARD KRAVITZ!
Eight days?  Really?  EIGHT?  The week is seven days.  Our other holidays are 1 day, 2 days or 7 days.  What’s with EIGHT?  You’ve been staying awake every night pondering this question, haven’t you?  Here’s the solution.  After Shabbat services on December 20, 2014, join us for a delicious Shabbat Chanukah lunch.  (Uncle Louie may grace us with his famous latkes and sufganiot may be on the dessert table).  After lunch, our member, Rabbi Leonard Kravitz, will lead us in a discussion about Miracles of Eight:  Differing Theories about Chanukah.  Let’s talk!  $5.00 will cover your gourmet lunch.  Please call the Temple office by noon on Thursday, December 18, 2014 so we can throw another potato into Uncle Louie's latke pot.



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