Oy! of Cooking

A small but hearty group braved the cold and snow for the Oy! of Cooking event sponsored by the Temple Social and Cultural Committee yesterday afternoon (January 26, 2014).  The theme was “winter comfort foods,” which was most appropriate for the weather we’ve been having    The cooks voted in advance for the menu, which included Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, Onion-Smothered Chicken, and Rugelach.  We warmed up with some mulled wine and elegant noshes, then started chopping, mixing, and cooking.  We sat down to sample what we produced, and then took home the fruits of our labors to enjoy during the even […]

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Photos of Temple Beth El on the Web site “Synagogues360”

The web site “Synagogues360” consists of interactive, 360-degree panorama photographs of synagogues around the world.  About 240 synagogues on three continents are represented, in settings ranging from remote villages to major cities.  Temple Beth El has now been added to the collection.  Click here to see the panorama, taken inside the sanctuary,  plus other photos taken both inside and out.  The photographer, Louis Davidson, visited the Temple last summer while on a cross-country tour.

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Temple Beth El is one of Muncie’s “Hidden Gems”

Temple Beth El was featured on the front page of the [Muncie] Star Press last Sunday (January 5, 2014).  The article, in the “Hidden Gems” series, is by Robin Gibson with photographs by Kurt Hostetler.  Anne Eliades, president of the congregation, gave the author and photographer a tour of the building.  Click here to read the article and see the accompanying 3-minute video.  Click here to see a gallery of additional photos.

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Revised schedule of Shabbat services and Adult Education

The Temple Board and Student Rabbi Rebecca Ratner have agreed to make the weekend of March 28-30 the replacement visit for last week’s snow cancellation.  The revised schedule of Shabbat services and adult education sessions is given below.                                          

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Book Club meeting

The Book Club met on November 3 for tea, scones, red-currant jelly, home-made chocolate babka, and a lively discussion of Panther in the Basement, a novel by Israeli author Amos Oz.  The story is set in Jerusalem in 1947.   It is about a 12-year old Jewish boy, his parents, friends, and a British military policeman during the final months before the end of the British Mandate for Palestine.    

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Pizza Party

Homemade pizza with a variety of toppings, some of them familiar and some of them exotic, was the feature of a party September 29, 2013 at the home of a member of the congregation.  The party was sponsored by the Social & Cultural Committee.  It was supposed to be “pizza-on-the-grill.”  Thanks to rain, the pizza came from the oven rather than from the grill, but it was delicious nevertheless, and a lot of fun.      

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Sukkot celebration and party

  Temple Beth El  celebrated Sukkot 5774 on Sunday afternoon, September 22 with luncheon in the Temple’s sukkah.  The Sisterhood provided hamburgers and kosher hot dogs.  Other members of the congregation carried in side dishes dishes.  The sukkah was beautiful and the food scrumptious, as usual.                          

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