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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

Messages from the Rabbi

March 2018

  • Posted on March 26, 2018


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 …

February 2018

  • Posted on January 28, 2018


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


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 …