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Temple Beth El

Offering Conservative Jewish worship since 1935

83 Chestnut Street/POBox 383
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-5522

May 2019


We will celebrate Shabbat together with a Potluck dinner and services on Friday May 10 at 6:30 PM, and on Friday May 17 at 7:30 PM. I hope that you will join us to create and share the warmth of our potluck community and to enjoy the companionship of being a part of it.  RSVP’s for Potluck, along with the meat-free, shellfish-free dish that you bring, help us to make sure that we have enough food for everyone.  We are in need of more “potluck people” to participate in set-up and clean-up.  Please do let Ken know,, if you will be attending the potluck, what you will bring, and if you can participate in setting up and/or cleaning up. 

We will celebrate the naming of Adina Feliu Magee and Kevin Magee’s baby on Friday, May 31, at a 7:30 Shabbat Service.   We wish a hearty mazal tov to the entire family

Shabbat Morning Torah Study will meet on Saturday, May 11 and 18, and June 1.   Coffee and Shmooze starts at 9:00 AM followed by Torah Study at 9:30 AM.  In Torah Study we are reading the Book of Kings. No previous knowledge is needed.  Please note that this group is lively, opinionated, vociferous and at times argumentative.  We have a lot of fun!!

Lunch and Learn will likewise meet on Saturday May 11 and 18, and June 1.  We have shifted our focus to a new spirituality program for adults, “Vetaher Libeinu” (Purify Our Hearts), which has been recently released by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.  We start lunch at noon, and begin our studies at 12:30. Please free to drop in to see what it’s all about, and bring a meat-free, shellfish-free lunch dish for yourself or to share.  No previous knowledge is needed.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at at any time.

Kol tuv (all the good),
Rabbi Molly Karp