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Being Uncomfortable

December 31, 2020

This is the fifth week of the month for Reflections Off the Bimah.  Today ends a very long and difficult year.  Tonight, we shift into 2021 with much anticipation of …

Chinese Food, a Movie, and other things

December 24, 2020

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you …

This Month in Jewish History: September

August 30, 2020

By Tiarra Joslyn. Over the summer, British rapper Wiley faced backlash – including permanent bans from Facebook and Twitter – after he made several anti-Semitic tweets, which included common anti-Semitic …

Covid-19 Response Update

August 18, 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Beth El is practicing social distancing but spiritual nearness. As the community works to resume in-person activities, we are open – for services, to provide support …

The ‘Chosen’ Sport

November 1, 2019

This is the fifth week of the month and allows for another outside blog. Sharing in the Nats’ World Series victory this week, let’s celebrate Jews involved in professional baseball …

Jerry Sorkin: A Remarkable Life

December 12, 2016

The Beth El community was profoundly saddened by the October 26 death of our president, Jerry Sorkin, at the age of 51, following an incredibly courageous nine-year battle against stage …