TEMPLE BETH EL
A little joy in the midst of winter
Mi-shenichnas adar marbim be-simcha
With the start of the month of Adar, we feel a slow but steady growth in joy. When Adar started in mid-February, we did not see a decrease in snow or an increase in temperatures (30 degrees feels balmy, doesn't it?), but in the Jewish year our mood becomes more joyful as we celebrate Purim — a day of excess, of turning things on their heads, of wild abandon and joyful celebration. Read more...
Passover Seder 2015
Join us for the community Passover seder! Rabbi Asch will lead this seder filled with songs, stories and, of course, food! Please make your reservations early, space is limited to 110 people including children. Make your reservations by March 27th. If space is available we will accept reservations until April 1st. We are sorry we are not able to accept any reservations after that date. A donation of $5 a person goes to offset the costs for wine and matzah. Arrive at 5:30 to drop off your dish and get settled. The seder will start promptly at 5:45.
Please bring a dish to share. You may sign up for the potluck here.
Sunday, June 7th
Please join us for our annual meeting. We will be voting on several changes to our by-laws – you may download them here.
Temple Beth El is a diverse, welcoming community that embraces inclusiveness, promotes lifelong Jewish learning, and encourages active participation in Jewish life in Central Maine. We are committed to the progressive ideals of Reform Judaism, and we welcome members and visitors who represent a wide range of Jewish experiences. We seek to deepen our members’ connections to Judaism, foster a spirit of community within our congregation, and engage in social action in the world beyond our synagogue.