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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 Service

Ottensteins

Friday, October 20

7:30 pm Shabbat Service
 

Rabbi Mecklenburger will lead the service and will speak about “Evolution Shabbat”
The Beth-El Choir will lead the music.

 

 

Sunday Morning Conversations

Sunday Morning Conversations


Rabbi Seymour Rossell

Sundays, October 15 and November 5 and 12

Rabbi Seymour Rossell will speak on The Four Masks of God.

 

The Bible intimates that our ancestors were in direct contact with God.  How did they hear God speaking to them?  Does the Bible explain the mystery?  We will examine four ways God speaks through four "masks" (though there may be more).  Surprisingly, none of the ancient ways of "hearing" God are as valid for us today as they were for our ancestors.  With the Bible's clues in hand (and, perhaps, in heart), you can personally encounter God's words in a new and striking way.


Rabbi Mecklenburger

Sunday, October 22

Rabbi Mecklenburger will discuss the book The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, a memoir by Fort Worth native Benjamin Taylor. (If you grew up with him, please join us!)


Susan Lippe

Sunday, October 29

Rabbi Susan Lippe will speak on "Quran and the Hebrew Bible: What Do We Have in Common? More Than You Think."

 

Matzo Ball Classic Golf Tournament

Matzo Ball Classic

Sunday, October 15
Rockwood Golf Course

Join us for the Annual MRJ Matzo Ball Classic Golf Tournament!  More information and registration will be available soon.  Keep checking this space!

Click here for a map to Rockwood Golf Course.

For more information, contact Howard Bellet or Mike Kalpin at 214-533-0931.

 

 

B'nai B'rith Person of the Year Dinner

Person of the Year Dinner

Sunday, October 22, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Beth-El's Great Hall
$25 per person, catered by Risky's BBQ

Send your nomination for Jewish Person of the Year to: Isadore Garsek Lodge, 4420 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

For tickets and information, contact Rich Hollander, Alex Nason, or Marvin Beleck.

Kosher plates will be offered upon advance notification.

 

 

Art Exhibit and Reception

A Celebration of the Art of Barbara Goldstein

Self Portrait, Barbara Goldstein

Friday, October 27, during the Oneg Shabbat after services in the Board Room
Share memories with her children, Red Goldstein, Tere Goldstein, and GeGe Goldstein Meunchausen.

 

Barbara Goldstein was an "unsinkable Molly Brown."  She was a successful Texas artist for more than 40 years, and was driven to see the world and develop her artistic talent.  A dynamic and pioneering artists, she overcame personal obstacles, championing and advising women on successful, independent travel.

Her creativity, outgoing style, and desire to draw antyhing at any time led to her first published work.  While sitting at the Fort Worth Zoo, creating ape and orangutan images, she met an Australian man gathering information about monkeys and apes for a children's book.  He was looking for an artist who could illustrate the book with humorous and imaginative drawings.

Seh began to study Spanish in the early 1960s and decided the following summer to take her children, GeGe, Tere, and Red, to a place where they could learn Spanish and art and become acquainted with another culture.  For the next four years, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico became their summer adventure.  And in 1993, the year after the death of her beloved husband, Dore, she took up residence in San Miguel.

One of her proudest accomplishments in Fort Worth was becoming a "Signature Member" of the Southwest Watercolor Society.  Beyond Fort Worth, she became a world traveler, exploring, making friends, teaching, and capturing scenes in Israel, Kenya, Bali, Paris, and Brazil, among others.  As an accomplished teacher and artist, her pastels, watercolors, and unique multimedia panintings became prized possessions.  In her early years, portraits were her main focus.  As she grew in her craft, her subjects became primarily Judica and flowers.

Goldstein's youngest, her son Red, once asked her about creating a show of her work in Fort Worth for the first time.  Her plan was to travel to Paris to create new paintings just for the Fort Worth show.  She was worried about being productive in a change of atmosphere, but during the four months in Paris, she created 22 paintings.

Selections from her wonderful Paris collection and many other works can be seen in the Temple Board Room starting this month.

 

 

Block Party

Come to the Block Party at Ahavath Shalom!

Donations of candy (in bags) accepted!

Donations and sponsorships of this event start at $5.

Texas Jewish Historical Society

Save the Date

Drive-In Movie

The Texas Jewish Historical Society will gather at Beth-El April 13-15, 2018

Would you like to volunteer for the Host Committee?  That will entail joining the group for Friday night dinner (catered by MRJ) and/or for a Saturday night BBQ at which Klezzoup!, the Fort Worth's homegrown Klezmer musicians, will perform.

Local volunteers will be encouraged to mingle with out-of-towners during dinner, bring homemade dishes for the oneg Shabbat, and help with Registration.  Click here to volunteer.  The weekend's musical theme is "Orchestrating Our Heritage."

 

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew flyer

 

Life & Legacy Program

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

College Outreach Program

Are Your Students Enrolled?

Beth-El's College Outreach Program allows parents and students to Stay Conncted while studying at their Colleges and Universities. Click here to fill out the enrollment form or stop by the Temple today!

For more information, please contact Rabbi Zimmerman or Michelle Hartmann.

Click here for the Beth-El Live Streaming Worship Services

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

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