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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.
Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm
The Beth-El Choir will lead the music.
Selected Sundays at 9:30 am in the Board Room.
Priests, Prophets, and Kings with Rabbi Seymour Rossel
The Book of Samuel lays bare the politics, checks, and balances in early Israel. For our part, we will read it with modern analysis, archaeology, and criticism. How much is history and how much is propaganda? Why did our ancestors not “clean up” the stories of Saul, David, and Solomon? What can we take away from this engaging and shocking book that adds to the richness of our modern lives? Out of politics, kings, prophets, and priests comes a sacred text bearing a sacred message.
Sunday, Febuary 25
20th Century Jewish American Literature: The Very Quick Concise Version Part II, with Bob Goldberg
Bob Goldberg, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, earned his Master’s Degree in literature. We are excited that Bob will bring his love of Jewish literature to our adult morning conversations on several Sunday mornings.
Monday, February 19, at 5:30 pm
On the Border, Bryant Irvin Street in Fort Worth. The Brotherhood will hold another one of its popular social events to discuss some very stimulating topics, to schmooze, and to nosh.
Thursday, February 22, at 11:30 amMany people have turned today to the study of Jewish mysticism sometimes called “Kabbalah.” We have tried to renew this study especially when many of us are seeking meaning in our faith and tradition. Many non-Jews as well have turned to these ancient teachings to find meaning for themselves. We shall begin with an attempt to gain an understanding of these teachings and what we can learn from them about faith, life’s purpose and our own role in bringing about the redemption of the world.
Wednesday, February 28,
5:30 pm - Wine, Cheese, Hamantaschen, and Cookies for the kids
6:15 pm - The Great Partisan Purim Celebration
In preparation for the soon-to-be-eliminated Johnson Amendment, come to the Temple dressed as your most hated (or favorite) political character or other assorted villain. Here is your chance to be Donald, Hillary, or Ted at our Temple Celebration!
Kids, you can come to the Temple dressed as any hero, villain, or biblical figure you like!
Friday, March 2, 5:30 pm
At the Temple
FREE TAKE-HOME SHABBAT KITS!
Join us for potluck Shabbat dinner and for an interactive workshop and worship Shabbat including songs, stories, dance, art, games, snacks, and social!
AND - take the joy of Shabbat home with you with a FREE Shabbat take-home kit! You will receive everything you need to rekindle Shabbat in the comfort of your home. The kit includes a box of Shabbat candles, a Tzdakah box, a candlestick holder, a Kiddush cup, a challah cover, and all the blessings you will need to make Shabbat a special day!
To attend and get your free Shabbat take-home kit, RSVP to Erica Beckerman. Please let her know what food you will bring to the potluck!
The Shabbat kits are funded by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
The MRJ is offering one (1) scholarship to the children of Beth-El Congregation who will be incoming freshmen to a 2-year or 4-year college starting in the fall semester. The recipient will receive a one-time disbursement upon scholarship award to apply to their college expenses. The scholarship will be presented during the annual Mickey Goldman Spaghetti Supper on Sunday, March 25.
The postmark deadline for mailing your application is Thursday, March 1.
The deadline for hand-delivering your application is Sunday, March 4.
Sunday, March 25, at 6:00 pm.
Please join us for the MRJ's annual Mickey Goldman Spaghetti Supper!
This year's honoree is Carol Minker.
Please RSVP to the Temple at 817-332-7141.
This not-to-be missed evening will be an exciting, interactive, cinematic experience with everything "movies"-- from bites and drinks to screens and scenes, from tunes and games to props and stars. We'll even have an opportunity for you to make your film debut! Are you ready for your close-up?
On exhibit in the Board Room February - May 2018
A quintessential, curious, and creative explorer, Len Schweitzer possesses numerous talents. He has diverse Judaic interests and is involved in many Jewish community organizations. He photographically documented the construction of our Temple on Briarhaven at the turn of the century and he continues to refine and develop his photographic techniques and subject matter, with special focus on landscape photography.
His masterful photos will be on display in the Temple Board Room through May 2018.
BETH-EL CONGREGATION LIFE & LEGACY PROGRAM
Beth-El Congregation’s Life & Legacy Program is a platform to steward donors and promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Beth-El Congregation or other Jewish entities in the local community. Beth-El Congregation has, to this point in time, recognized individuals and families who have included the congregation in their estate planning as Pillars of Beth-El. Through their generosity, they have planted seeds for those who will come after them, helping ensure that the congregation will remain a strong home of worship, education, and service. Life & Legacy continues and builds on the Pillars of Beth-El. A legacy gift will not only continue your financial support of the congregation, it will signify to your loved ones and the entire community the importance of the passage of values from one generation to the next.
To continue reading about the Beth-El Life and Legacy Program, please click here