Oy! of Cooking

The most recent session of Temple Beth El’s “Oy! of Cooking” was held on October 14. We met at a congregant’s home. We cooked couscous in three different ways – a frittata, in a salad, and in chocolate. Everyone attending had fun with friends and great food to cook and eat.  

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Chanukah celebration

Rabbi Benjamin Altschuler led Temple Beth El’s Chanukah celebration on December 16, 2017. We had a wonderful dinner, followed by entertainment provided by the religious school. The social hall was sparkling from all the candles in the many menorahs people brought in.

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Our Journey Toward Peace

Church Women United of Delaware County held its Interfaith World Community Day celebration at Temple Beth El on November 3, 2017. The theme of the meeting was “Our Journey Toward Peace.” The program opened in the temple’s community room with a musical program played on the piano followed by the joyful singing of “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Therese Weakland, the guest speaker for the morning, movingly recounted her life in Hungary before the War and how she survived the War years. Anne Eliades, president of Temple Beth El, then gave an explanation of Judaism and a brief history […]

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2017 annual congregation meeting

The 2017 annual meeting of the temple congregation was held on June 11 at Morrow’s Meadow park in Yorktown, immediately following the June board meeting.  Attendance was excellent at both events.  The carry-in food was both sumptuous and delicious.          

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Interfaith dinner

The tenth annual Jewish-Muslim interfaith dinner was held at Temple Beth El on Sunday, May 21.  The room was packed with people of many faiths and ages.  It was a carry-in dinner, so the food was wonderful, as always.  The variety and quality of dishes was amazing.  The conversation was lively, stimulating, and highly informative.  

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Purim party

Adults and children of all ages enjoyed a celebration of Purim in the Temple social hall on March 11, 2017.  There were multiple boxes of pizza for those with hearty appetites, a variety of salads for other tastes, and of course lots of dessert as well as tea and pop.  Guests of all ages dressed in costumes, cheered for Mordechai, and spun groggers at each mention of Haman’s name.

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Tu B’Shevat Seder and dinner

Rabbi Alicia presided at the TuB’Shevat Seder this past Saturday, February 4. She provided lively and provocative insights into this ancient and enigmatic holiday. The meal was carry-in and the food was outstanding. We all had a wonderful evening.

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Hoosier Jewish Legends Marty and Helen Schwartz

Martin Schwartz and Helen Schwartz, long-time stalwarts of Temple Beth El, have been named to the Hoosier Jewish Legends Hall of Fame by the Indiana Jewish Historical Society.  Temple Beth El extends heartfelt congratulations to the Schwartz family for this distinguished honor.  Mazel Tov. 2016 is the inaugural year for the Hoosier Jewish Legends Hall of Fame, which was created as part of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial celebration to recognize the contributions of Indiana’s Jewish community to the state’s history.  A state-wide, blue-ribbon panel selected individuals, living or deceased, who have made a significant and lasting impact on their profession, community, […]

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Break the fast 2016

Temple Beth El observed the end of the High Holy Days with a break-the-fast carry-in dinner on October 12, 2016.  It was a dairy meal, as is traditional for break the fast.  The food was abundant and delicious; there are many fine cooks among our members.  Attendance was excellent.  The community room was bustling with activity.

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Community Passover Seder 2016

Temple members and guests enjoyed a lovely Seder at the Delaware Country Club on April 23, 2016.  Student Rabbi Jenn Maggin led the reading of the Haggadah.  Amanda Reninger (soprano) and Holly Hanauer (piano) led us in song.    

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