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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

President’s Messages

President’s Message – September 2022

  • Posted on September 15, 2022

Interim President’s Message:

Fall is around the corner. It is the season of change. Soon the leaves will be turning to gemstone colors and drifting and weaving their way down to the earth. Here in the northeast, nature’s Autumn coincides …

President’s Message — July 2021

  • Posted on July 9, 2021

The weather has been wonderful. Our services are being held again in person. We are continuing to offer Zoom services to see if that encourages more participation. Our lay led services have been well attended on Friday evenings. Barbara Roberts, …

President’s Message — June 2021

  • Posted on June 9, 2021

We have held our first in person service and it was a huge success. Barbara Roberts returned to Oneonta to lead the service. Her voice and guitar playing were as beautiful as ever. Thank you, Barbara for getting us started …

President’s Message — May 2021

  • Posted on May 9, 2021

I am happy to announce that we will be opening for in person services at Temple Beth El this month. To overcome this long period of isolation, we must embark on a mission of togetherness and community building. We want …

President’s Message — April 2021

  • Posted on April 9, 2021

Dear Friends,

I hope your Passover was warm and bright and filled with foods that tickled your memory and taste buds from Passover’s of the past. I feel as if our journey this year was somewhat like fleeing from Egypt. …

President’s Column — March 2021

  • Posted on March 2, 2021

The Stories We Tell Matter

This past week my son Ed, who lives in Houston, Texas, experienced a few catastrophic days as Houston was engulfed in a cold snap and snowstorm. He was without power and water for two and …

President’s Column — February 2021

  • Posted on February 4, 2021

At our next Trustees meeting we will be thinking about ways to innovate our Purim Celebration this year. Purim last year was celebrated right in our sanctuary with about 20 people attending in person. It is hard to believe that …