Israel

Erupting or Evolving

February 12, 2024

By Rabbi Deborah Megdal.  What makes a conversation around Israel “erupt”? I’ve been thinking about this question since a friend shared that her workplace has been, in her words, “erupting …

Building Lasting Connections: Nurturing Your Child’s Bond with Israel Beyond the Conflict

December 25, 2023

By Education Director Elisha Rothschild Frumkin.  I love Israel.  I always have.  Even though no one in my family had ever visited in person – save my eccentric great uncle …

Israel for Beth El’s Littlest Learners

December 19, 2023

By Beth El Preschool Director Lauren Hirt.  Within the walls of Beth El Preschool (BEPS), we have shielded our littlest learners from the news. They are too young to understand …

Thoughts On Four Days in Israel

December 11, 2023

By Hazzan Asa Fradkin.  A trip to Israel is a magical thing. I still remember my first trip at the age of 19, when I was able to get onto …

How hard is it for you today?

November 30, 2023

By Rabbi Greg Harris.  I am emotionally exhausted. Since October 7, I have been glued to news reports, imagining the unimaginable experience of being held hostage in a Hamas terror …

Grateful, or Trying

November 20, 2023

By Rabbi Deborah Megdal.  Gratitude comes easily sometimes, pouring out of us in response to kindness, support, or lucky circumstance. Feeling and expressing this gratitude is a practice worthy of …

Reflections on the March for Israel

November 20, 2023

By Sara Gordon, Beth El President. I’m honored to kick off Beth El’s Israel blog with a few reflections from the March for Israel rally last week. I am having …