Thursday, October 19, 2017


Message From Cantor Judy Seplowin October 13, 2017 - 23 Tishrei, 5778


Each year during the High Holidays, I have been moved by the text of Untaneh Tokef - "...who will live and who will die; who by fire and who by water; who by famine and who by drought; who by earthquake and who by plague; who by strangling and who by stoning..."  This year, these words continue to resonate.  Rabbi David A. Teutsch, on p. 173 of our Rosh Hashanah machzor, says: "I cannot control the unexpected blows that will affect my family, my job, my health.  But I can control how I live with them...T'shuvah, t'filah, and tzedakah will not stop stock-market crashes, lung cancer, or the other blows that come our way, but they can radically transform how we are affected by those blows."


The media has broadcast a seemingly unending list of tragic events over the last several weeks. It's difficult to meet anyone who doesn't know someone who has been affected directly by these horrific events.  Rabbi Mack wrote last week, "Sukkot teaches us about resilience. It is about facing reality and still having the courage to find happiness."  


May those who have experienced deep loss during these recent weeks of tragedy, experience love, hope and support from their community.  I wish for everyone in this new year, 5778, a year of renewal, hope and healing.


B'shira (in song),


Cantor Judy Seplowin



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Shabbat Hallelu
October 20, 2017Light refreshments and sangria served at 6:30 PM Services at 7:00 PM

Choir Rehearsal!
This is a GREAT time for new members to join a choir and meet new friends! If you can carry a tune and remember a melody, come laugh and learn, minimize your stress! No knowledge of Hebrew, no choral experience necessary, no audition - just show up!

KOL ECHAD Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays beginning October 19, 2017 7:30-9:00 PM (Board Room lower level) 

Do You Play Mah Jong? 
Are you interested in playing at Temple Beth-El? Let us know what night would work for you. Email: Judy Moseley @

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM
K'TANTAN is a wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat and Holidays with children
aged birth - 5. We gather for joyful singing and community dinner.
All are welcome

Lunch & Learnwith Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman 
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Tuesday, December 5 & Wednesday, December 13
TBE Silverstein Meeting Hall 12:00 ~1:00 PM

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 PM 
Do you have a favorite Tailgate Recipe? 
We want to taste it!
Temple Beth-El World Series of Tailgate Favorites.
Chicken, dairy or vegetarian only.

Introduction to Judaism
November 2, 2017 - March 8, 2018
Thursday Evenings 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 18 weeks through a mix of study, discussion and practical experiences. This course is perfect for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and Jews looking for an adult-level introduction.

Temple Beth-El tours historic Charleston, SC.
February 2-4, 2018
Hosted by Congregation Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim.
If you are interested in joining us please contact Judith Gilson: 401-331-6070,

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URJ Biennial 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Registration is open now! Click here

For the first time ever, the Biennial will open its doors – to the local community for Shabbat Dinner, Kabbalat Shabbat services, and Song Session. Shabbat Dinner will begin at 5:30 PM and song session will conclude at 10:00 PM. 
Shabbat participants will be required to display a ticket (paper or electronic) to gain access to the Biennial.
Temple Beth-El will be providing a bus to the Biennial for Friday, December 8, 2017, ONLY. (Please note there are other events open to the Boston area listed on the registration form, however, transportation will not be provided.) 
After you register online, please contact Judy Moseley at 401-331-6070 or email to reserve your seat on the bus. The bus will be leaving Temple Beth-El at 3:00 PM and leaving Boston 11:00 PM.
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Shabbat Dinner $95.00 (Optional)
  • 7:00 - 10:00 PM - Friday Night Shabbat Services and Song - Complimentary



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