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Monthly Bulletin of Temple Beth El Congregation

February 2024 | Shevat - Adar 5784

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February Shabbat Worship

Friday, February 2 | 5:30 pm

Opera Shabbat Worship and Dinner - Wine & Cheese at 5:30, Worship & Concert at 6:00, Covered Dish Dinner to follow

Friday, February 9 | 7:00 pm

Shabbat Worship

Friday, February 16 | 6:15 pm

Sip into Shabbat - Wine & Cheese at 6:15 pm, Worship begins at 7:00 pm

Friday February 23 | 7:00 pm

Shabbat Worship

Learning Opportunities

Israel - A Quick Overview of a Long History

Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, February 29 | 6:30 pm

During this two part mini-course, Rabbi Joel will offer an overview of the events, wars, and decisions that shaped the history of the Modern State of Israel as well as the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts. Rabbi Joel will also share resources for those wishing to dive deeper into the history as well as sources for following current events. For more information or to RSVP contact Rabbi Joel.

Torah Study - Leviticus: Striving for Holiness

Saturday, February 10 and Saturday, February 24 | 9:30 am

Join us at Temple Beth El or via Zoom as we continue our study of Leviticus. We will explore the text with the help of both rabbinic and modern commentaries. Learners of all levels and experience are welcome. Bagels and schmear will be served. For more information contact Rabbi Joel.

Torah on Tap

Tuesday, February 6 | 5:00 pm

Join us at Odd Colony Brewery (260 N Palafox St) for friendship, libations and learning. This month’s topic will be: Is Mardi Gras Kosher?

Introduction to Judaism

Wednesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 21 | 6:30 pm

Want to know more about Judaism? Thinking about conversion? Not sure how to answer your children's questions about Jewish holidays? Join us at Temple Beth El as we explore Jewish belief, sacred text, Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and important historical events. For more information contact Rabbi Joel.

Upcoming Events

Temple Beth El Poker Tournament

Saturday, February 24 | 4:15 pm

Enjoy a night of fun, friendship, delicious food and great prizes at TBE's largest fundraiser!

Doors open at 4:15 pm, and play begins at 5:00 pm. Buy in for the 'No Limit Hold 'em' tournament is $100 in advance and $110 at the door. 

For more information, contact Terry Gross at 850-434-3333 or 850-449-1762.

Opera Shabbat

Friday, February 2

Wine & Cheese 5:30 pm | Worship & Concert 6:00 pm

We are honored to welcome Pensacola Opera's Studio Artists for our annual Opera Shabbat. These talented performers will add their voices to our Shabbat worship, led by Rabbi Joel and Greg Watson. Following the service, we will be treated to a beautiful concert of arias and show tunes.

Join us for wine and cheese prior to the service and a covered-dish dinner after the concert.

Torah on Tap

Tuesday, February 6

5:00 pm

Enjoy friendship, libations and learning at Odd Colony Brewery (click for directions).

This month's topic will be Is Mardi Gras Kosher?

Schmoozing starts at 5:00 pm, and learning will begin at 5:30. For more information, contact Rabbi Joel.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, February 10

9:00 am

Families with children 0-6 are invited to join us for a morning of kid-friendly fun featuring Shabbat songs, playtime, snacks, and more! 

To RSVP contact Andrea Fleekop.

More Info

Cafe Israel

Monday, February 19

6:00 pm

Join our Shlicha, Mia Slonimski, at P'cola Bistro for another fun and informative Cafe Israel!

Dinner (cash only) begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by Mia's presentation at 6:30. 

Additional details will be coming soon.

Sisterhood Luncheon

Wednesday, February 21

12:00 pm

Join us at Temple Beth El for a musical treat featuring Pensacola-based Singer and Keyboardist Dan Lovelock!

Click below to RSVP by February 18.

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Chai Discussion Group

Thursday, February 22

12:00 pm

Join us at Temple Beth El for this month's Chai Discussion, facilitated by Terry Gross and Steve Nissim.

For more information, please reach out to Cindy Gross.

Oneg Sponsors Needed!

Sponsoring an Oneg is a wonderful opportunity to honor someone's memory on their yahrzeit, celebrate an anniversary or birthday, thank someone special, or observe a special occasion that has meaning to you. No planning experience is required!

To sign up/inquire about available dates, contact Sydney McAbee.

TBE Community Corner: Look what we've been up to!

Mia's Shabbat Dinner Experience

Jacob's Camp Event at Gary's Biergarten

SJL Mitzvah Day

SJL Delivers Mitzvah Day Bags to First Responders

Cafe Israel

School for Jewish Living Tu B'Shvat Planting

Secure Community Network Safety Training

Sip Into Shabbat

Confirmation Class Makes Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

Joel Fleekop, Rabbi

Danny Zimmern, President

Board of Directors:

Danny Zimmern, President

Brenton Goodman Vice President

Carol Rosenblatt, Treasurer

Alice Klein, Secretary

Steve Eilen, Past President

Renee Eilen, Sisterhood Co-President

Liz Broder, Sisterhood Co-President

Terry Gross, Brotherhood President

Andrea Fleekop, Director, School for Jewish Living

Board Members at Large:

Lewis Bear III

Ray Engel

Nichole Friedland

David Goldberg

Janet Kahn

Kym Lewis

John Macias

Bruce Pelton

Andrew Rothfedder

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