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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

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 …

May 2018

  • Posted on April 29, 2018

Friends,  

The Kids’ Shabbat Party will gather to celebrate Shabbat Friday, May 4th 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 night …

April 2018

  • Posted on March 26, 2018

Friends,  

The Kids’ Shabbat Party will gather to celebrate Passover on Friday, April 6 at 5:00.  Parents are invited to bring a kosher for Passover (no bread or pasta, but rice, quinoa, and beans are ok!) meat-free, shell-fish free …

March 2018

  • Posted on March 26, 2018

Friends,  

I am happy to let you know that I have accepted the congregation’s invitation to serve as your rabbi for the coming year.  I am grateful that at the meeting to renew my contract, congregants were able to articulate …

Rabbi Molly Karp’s Adult Education Classes

  • Posted on March 25, 2018
 

Classes follow 9:30 am Torah Study

Torah study is interactive
No preparation required
We read the weekly portion together

“Lunch and Learn”

will resume in the fall

Our Lunch and Learn Program will introduce Mindfulness Practice for veterans and

February 2018

  • Posted on January 28, 2018

Friends,  

Last week I attended the annual clergy alumni retreat of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.  At this retreat, a group of over 50 rabbis and cantors gathered to meditate, pray, sing, study, and practice silence.  I return to you …

January 2018

  • Posted on January 1, 2018

Friends,  

Many of us have had the experience of doing the mitzvah of consoling a mourner, also known as making a shiva call.   A workshop on How to Make a Shiva Visit and/or Lead a Shiva Minyan will take place …

December 2017

  • Posted on November 28, 2017

Friends,  

Many of us have had the experience of doing the mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick.   This mitzvah is considered to be so important that our tradition teaches that it is one of the obligations that are without …

November 2017

  • Posted on October 29, 2017

Friends,  

On Yom Kippur I spoke about lashon hara, gossip.  Continuing our community work on the Jewish Middah (soul trait) of Shmirat HaLashon, the Guarding of Speech, I would like to re-share with you here the 10 steps to …

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