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Welcome to Beth-El Congregation

A Reform Synagogue Serving Metropolitan Tarrant County

Building the Jewish Future

At Beth-El Congregation, we strive to meet the spiritual, educational, social, and religious needs of our members through the teachings and practice of Reform Judaism.  Our community supports the life events of our congregants and demonstrates diverse ways of caring and sharing.  We invite you to come to our Temple and join us for worship, study, tikkun olam (repair of the world) and friendship.


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Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services

Shabbat Service is on Friday, May 22, at 8:00 pm.

Cantorial Soloist Genie Long will sing.

 

Erev Shavuot Service, Film and Blintzes

Erev Shavuot Service, Film, and Blintzes!

Saturday, May 23, at 7:00 pm, at the Temple

We will have a brief service for Erev Shavuot, “the time of the giving of our Torah,” on the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend. Members of Beth Shalom and Beth Israel will join us.

As we have done and enjoyed from time to time in the past, we have a film that should be enjoyable as well as instructive, and since dairy dishes are the traditional fare for the festival, the Oneg will feature blintzes and cheesecake, but will also include some fruit and other goodies. 

The film is When Comedy Went to School, which recalls nothing less than “the birth of modern American standup comedy” in the Catskills, and includes clips and appearances by Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Larry King, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, among others. 

The film will be followed by an optional study session led by Rabbi Mecklenburger, Rabbi Ottenstein, and Rabbi Cytron-Walker.

 

Religious School End-of-Year Picnic


 

New Pre-K and K Parents - Open House

Open House for Pre-K and K Parents for the 2015-2016 School Year

Sunday, May 24, at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Please join us for an Open House!  We will show all perspective parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten-age children the wonderful things that happen in our Religious School!

 

Please join us!  We would love to see you there!


 

 

People of the Book

People of the Book

Tuesday, May 26, at 10:00 am

The Queen's Fool
by Philippa Gregory

Jane Pawgan will lead our discussion.

In the winter of 1553, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is being pursued by the Inquisition and forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires.

 

See the book on Amazon.

 

Hall of Remembrance Exhibit

Hall of Remembrance Exhibit

The Archives Committee has placed an amazing exhibit in the Hall of Remembrance, which will run until June, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Trip to Israel with Rabbi Mecklenburger, October 2015

Interfaith Trip to Israel with Rabbi Mecklenburger

The Rabbi is planning an Interfaith Trip to Israel, October 19-30, 2015
 

Explore sites important to Jews and Christians from the North to the South.

Enrich your knowledge of ancient history.

Take a walking tour in Old Jaffa with two guides--one Arab, one Jewish.

Tour in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.

All room and half-board included!

 

Beth-El's 8 over 80 Celebration

 

Our 8 over 80 was a huge success!  We raised more money for the Temple than in any other year in the past, and we honored 8 remarkable people.

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Successor Rabbi Search

Successor Rabbi Search

Rabbi Mecklenburger announced his retirement plans on January 20, 2015.  In an effort to keep the congregation informed about the search for a successor rabbi, we have created a web page that will be immediately updated when new information is available.

Click here for the Successor Rabbi Search web page.

Our Religious Brains

Our Religious Brains

Check out Rabbi Mecklenburger's book at www.OurReligiousBrains.com.

It is also available at Beth-El's Judaica Shop!

 

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Streaming is available on a periodic basis; check this site for announcements.

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