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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

May 2017

  • Posted on April 29, 2017

On April 22, over 100 people from the Oneonta community gathered for an interfaith event dedicated to American principles of democracy and religious freedom. The theme of the event was the repudiation of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, but more importantly honoring

April 2017

  • Posted on April 2, 2017

Friends,

             This month we celebrate Passover, the foundational event of the People of Israel.  The book of Exodus tells the story of the ancient Israelites’ bondage in the land of Egypt and their liberation from that bondage to serve …

March 2017

  • Posted on March 2, 2017

Friends,

This month we will celebrate two exciting events.  On Friday March 10th at 7:30 PM, we will celebrate Purim with a performance of “The Motown Megillah”, followed by our traditional hamentaschen oneg.  Please let me …

February 2017

  • Posted on February 4, 2017

Friends,

The book of Exodus depicts the story of the ancient Israelites’ bondage in the land of Egypt and their liberation from that bondage to serve God in the wilderness. Of all of the Torah, this is one of the …

January 2017

  • Posted on January 5, 2017

Friends,

During Chanukah, we read the end of the story of Joseph.  At the beginning of Joseph’s story, we learn that he tells of his gifts of insight without any apparent thought or purpose.  Time and again his ego causes …

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