Sunday, April 7, at 7:00 pm, Yom Ha Shoah, Day of Burning, a Holocaust Memorial service will be held at Congregation Beth El, on Beth El Way, a small street off Washington, behind the Court house, Traverse City. This will be a service commemorating the millions killed, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Communists, etc. by the Nazi regime. It is our mandate to remember; never to forget. Please join us in this timely service when hate and discrimination is still rampart in our world. This will be a short service, open to all to attend.
Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services at Congregation Beth El. Please bring a treat to share for Oneg.
Saturday, April 20, at the Offices and Education Center at Logan Landing, 3143 Logan Valley Road
10:00am - Adult Education
Saturday, April 20 - Adult Evening. Details will be announced.
Sunday, April 21 at the Offices and Education Center
9:00am - B'nai Mitzvah class
10:00am - Religious School
FRIDAY, MARCH 22:
7:00 pm Shabbat Services at the UU with Rabbi Arielle. Please bring a treat to share for oneg.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23:
10-12 -- Adult Education at the UU. This time will include a chance to study liturgy and Hebrew together, as well as a chance to talk about relevant themes of the Torah portion.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we'll know how many bagels to bring!
The joint congregational Seder lead by Rabbi Arielle will be held Saturday, March 23, 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Church on Center Rd. Every year, Jews around the world come together to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. We'll gather together to tell the story and to talk about what narrow spaces we're leaving and what liberation looks like for us this year. This is a great chance for us to connect as a community and to welcome in springtime together.
FEBRUARY SERVICES AND CLASSES
Friday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El - JOINT SHABBAT SERVICEEveryone is invited for an evening of fellowship & worship led by student rabbi Arielle Rosenberg. Please bring something to share for oneg.
Everyone is invited for an evening of fellowship & worship led by student rabbi Arielle Rosenberg. Please bring something to share for oneg.
Saturday, February 23 Adult Lunch and Learn, at the DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER (no admission charge) .
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Meet at the museum and view the exhibit "Them"
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. Student rabbi Arielle Rosenberg will give a program (open to the public) on Jews in the Civil Rights Movement
11:15 a.m. - noon Torah Study
Noon: Kiddush! Please bring a dish to share. Bagels and lox will be provided.
7:00 pm PURIM PARTY - "SHUSHAN IDOL" at the UU on Center Road.
Sunday, February 24, at the Shapiro home
10:00 a.m. - Religious School will make hamantaschen and learn about Purim with rabbi Arielle
THANK YOU to Arielle Rosenberg, Megan Shapiro, and Carrie McClure for organizing our upcoming Purim party!
THANK YOU to Emmy Lou Cholak and all who answered her call for help for organizing dinner on February 13 for the homeless individuals in our community.
POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS to Dick, Terri and Aaron Mount. Dick recently experienced a mild stroke and surgery to clear a blocked artery, and Aaron faces ongoing challenges with Cystic Fibrosis.
LOVE AND SUPPORT to Fred and Debbie Goldenberg on the passing of Fred's mother, Enid Goldenberg.
FROM THE GERSTLE-RICH FAMILY:
The Rich/Gerstle family travelled to Cuba over the holidays on a Jewish mission trip. We visited synagagues in Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, and Havana. We gave the congregants all the gifts (and medications purchased with the money) donated by CAS and Beth El members. It was a very powerful experience for us, to see the perseverance and survival of these small congregations. We received such warm welcomes, including salsa lessons provided by the teen members, meals, and a slide show. So much is the same, and the differences are fascinating. Thanks to all for the gifts, words of encouragement, and interest. Hurray for the joint Tikkun Olam effort of our 2 congregations!
Arielle Rosenberg's First Visit as Interim Rabbi, January 201
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5773/2012
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for Congregations Beth El and Ahavat Shalom will be held jointly and led by Rabbi Seth Castleman with soloists Keith Firstenberg and Fred Goldenberg and the voices of members of both congregations. All services will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6726 Center Rd, unless otherwise noted.If you are not a member of our congregation and would like to join us for services or for break the fast, please complete the NON-MEMBERS FORM. We welcome you to all of our services!
High Holy Days - 5773
Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 16
- Erev Service 7:30 pm – Oneg to follow (see below)
Monday, September 17
- Morning service – 10:00 am
- Tashlich service – 12:30 pm meet at Temple Beth El
- Optional lunch at MInervas’s – 1:00 pm (see below for reservation information)
- Family service – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, September 18 – Second day service
- Afternoon service – 5:00 pm at Temple Beth El
- An informal group will go to dinner together following services, reservations not required.
Yom Kippur, Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26
- Morning service – 10:00 am
- Yiskor service – 12:30 pm
- Family service – 3:30 pm
- Concluding service – 4:30 pm
Please click on the link above to watch a slide show of celebrating Sukkot. Thank you to Raphael Coiman for sharing his home and his pictures.
Rosh Chodesh is the celebration of the new moon, central to the Jewish calendar and to women. We explore Jewish women's issues such as personal spirituality, ritual and celebration, share our "oys and joys," and we nosh. An article by Ruth Berger Goldston and Merle Feld describes a Rosh Chodesh group ‘a very special experience of community…a unique opportunity to lead and be led, to grow and to experiment, to learn and to teach, to struggle and to celebrate with our sisters.’ We hope that you'll want to help us grow this special group in our community. We look forward to getting to know you better.
Our coordinators are Lisa Robitchek (email@example.com or 409-0039) and Megan Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org or 421-1531).
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Annual Traditional Jiingtamok (Powwow), Peshawbestown, Sunday August 21, 2011.
We are planning to meet to carpool in Traverse City to go to the powwow. It's a great event, and we will be particularly looking for comparisons between Jewish and Odawa traditions and values. The Grand Entry (when an honor guard and all of the dancers enter the dance circle ceremonially) will be at 1:00 p.m. We are currently working on details about what time we are going up; we are thinking we would like to get there a little early to grab a bite to eat from the food vendors and get settled in. We hope to be able to arrange a brief discussion with a tribal member before the event to discuss the significance of what we will see and event ettiquette.
Rosh Chodesh meeting at the home of Susan Metcalfe, 402 Chestnut Street, Grayling MI 49738, Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Susan Curtis and Sharon Vreeland will be sharing their blintz making recipe and techniques! We will make both cheese blintzes and potato & onion blintzes. More information will follow in about a week as to what people can bring. If anyone has an electric frying pan and/or crepe pans those will be particularly welcome! We will share a dairy meal centered around out blintzes. We also plan to carpool, complete with Jewish music for the "bus" ride. So, get those RSVPs in soon - once we know who plans on coming we can arrange carpool meeting points for the trip.
Remembering the Holocaust
Central United Methodist Church
Traverse City, Michigan
May 15, 2011