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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
Email: TBEOneonta@gmail.com

Messages from the Rabbi

March 2019

  • Posted on February 27, 2019

Friends,

It is my sad experience that many whose families turn to me and TBE upon their deaths have made no end of life or burial plans.  This leaves survivors in the terrible position of having to make these arrangements, …

February 2019

  • Posted on January 30, 2019

Friends,

In the spirit of Hakkarat HaTov, Recognizing the Good, I would like to thank those of you who made donations to help retire the deficit.  I hope that more of you will be inspired to do the same.

Also, …

January 2019

  • Posted on January 8, 2019

Friends,

Many thanks to those of you who made donations to help retire the deficit.  I hope that more of you will be inspired to do the same.

After review by a number of congregants and approval by the Board, …

December 2018

  • Posted on November 28, 2018

Friends,

Many thanks to those of you who made donations to help retire the deficit.  I hope that more of you will be inspired to do the same.

We recently welcomed new members to the Temple: Tamar Freund; Tyler and …

November 2018

  • Posted on October 27, 2018

Friends,

Several years ago, in order to close our annual budget gap, we began the Chai to Life Campaign, which asked for monthly donations of $18 a month above dues.  Many of you have participated, and you have made a …

October 2018

  • Posted on October 10, 2018

Friends,

We will celebrate Shabbat together on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 PM.   I hope you will be there!!

The Kids’ Shabbat Party and Kabbalat Shabbat Services will meet on Friday October 26 at 5:30. Parents may bring a meat-free, …

Rabbi Karp’s Yom Kippur Sermon

  • Posted on September 25, 2018

Yom Kippur 5779

September 2018

  • Posted on August 28, 2018

Friends,

We will celebrate Shabbat together on Friday, August 31, at 7:30 PM.  

Shabbat Morning Torah Study will meet on Saturday, September 1 and 29Coffee and Shmooze starts at 9:00 AM, followed by Torah Study at 9:30 AM

July 2018

  • Posted on June 28, 2018

Friends,  

The Mishnah teaches: Who is rich? The one who rejoices in their portion, as it is written (Psalm 128:2) “You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well …

June — 2018

  • Posted on May 30, 2018

Friends,  

The Kids’ Shabbat Party will gather to celebrate Shabbat on Friday, June 1st at 5:30.  Parents are invited to bring a meat-free, shell-fish free dinner for their kids so that they can eat before services.  Services that …