Beth El Life

Monthly Bulletin of Temple Beth El Congregation

March 2023 | Adar - Nisan 5783

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Upcoming Shabbat Worship

  • Friday March 3, 4:00 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat at Azalea Trace
  • Friday March 3, 6:00 pm: Shabbat Worship (6th/7th Grade Class Participating) and Dinner
  • Friday March 10, 7:00 pm: Shabbat Worship
  • Friday March 17, 7:00 pm: Shabbat Worship - Songwriter Shabbat
  • Friday March 24, 7:00 pm: Shabbat Worship
  • Friday March 31, 7:00 pm: Shabbat Worship - Shabbat in the Garden

Learning Opportunities

Torah Study - Exploring Exodus

  • Saturday March 4, 9:30 am: Temple Beth El
  • Saturday March 18, 9:30 am: Temple Beth El

Two Jews, Three Opinions

Torah on Tap

  • Tuesday March 7, 5:00 pm: Union Public House - In honor of Purim, this month’s topic will be “Is there a Place for Vengeance in Judaism?"

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Temple Beth El Community Seder:

Wednesday, April 5 - Details Coming Soon

Join Us for Purim Fun!

Megillah Reading

Sunday March 5

11:15 am

Temple Beth El

The entire congregation is invited to join with students from School for Jewish Living as together we celebrate Purim with fun songs, reading of Megillah Esther, and shaking our graggers. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Purim Carnival

Sunday March 5

Noon - 2:00 pm

Creative Learning Academy

Grab your favorite Purim costume and join the Pensacola Jewish Federation for fun, games, food, face painting and more! Families and children of all ages are welcome. Click below or contact Nichole at 850-512-8348 for more information.

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Cocktails and Hamantaschen

Monday March 6

5:30 pm

Temple Beth El

Come celebrate the tastes of Purim, adult-style. There will be a variety of savory and sweet home-baked hamantaschen, charcuterie, and more to pair with a favorite adult beverage. Lots of delicious new flavors to taste!

Temple Beth El's

Thirteenth Annual Poker Tournament

... a rousing success!

Mazel Tov to Terry Gross and his team of volunteers for another amazing Temple Poker Tournament. This year’s fundraiser was the most successful yet — and lots of friendly fun for all involved!

Congratulations to Gabe Peaden for taking home the first-place trophy, and to Andrew Rothfeder, the highest-finishing Temple member. Finally, a special thanks to Sisterhood for all of the delicious food.

We can't wait to see you next year!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday March 15:

Sisterhood Luncheon

Our March Sisterhood Luncheon will feature our very own Alice Klein as she speaks on Women of Reform Judaism.

Lunch will begin at noon in the Max L. Bear Auditorium.

Please RSVP below by Friday, March 10.

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Friday March 17:

Jewish Songwriter Shabbat

Following worship at 7:00 p.m., Temple Beth El’s own Dr. Ed Siegel and violin prodigy Christopher Conger will treat the congregation to a performance of great American music - all written by Jewish composers

It promises to be a fun and enjoyable evening! 

Bon Voyage - Safe Travels - N’siyah Tovah

Temple Beth El wishes a safe a meaningful journey to those participating in this month’s Congregational Trip to Israel!! We look forward to hearing all about your adventures upon your return.

TBE Community Corner:

Look what we've been up to!

Preschoolers making Leaf Cookies for Tu B'Shvat

Kayaking Fun for Tu B'Shvat

Confirmation Students Preparing Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

Hard at Work Making Hamantaschen

2nd and 3rd Graders Creating Ocean Slime to Cover the Egyptians!

2nd and 3rd Graders Learning about Pavel and the Tree Army

Excited for Camp!

4th and 5th Graders Designing a Board Game

Opera Shabbat

Joel Fleekop, Rabbi

Steve Eilen, President

Board of Directors:

Steve Eilen, President

Danny Zimmern, Vice President

Carol Kahn Rosenblatt, Treasurer

Alice Klein, Secretary

Ray Engel, 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:

Renee Eilen

Brenton Goodman

Janet Kahn

Julie Kandel-Pogue

Kym Lewis

Bruce Pelton

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