Congregation Beth El is open and active

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Other News

Be happy it’s Adar!! That is how Deb Segaloff, president of Congregation Beth El, encourages members to get excited about Purim—the Purim Shpiel, Megillah reading, and hamentaschen taking place at the synagogue on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:45 pm. That is just one of the many exciting programs happening at Beth El.

Nearly every month, Erev Shabbat at Beth El may be enjoyed in-person as well as on livestream, either at the soothing, acoustic Shabbat Unplugged or the upbeat, electric Rockin’ Shabbat. Shabbat Unplugged is an intimate, warm service performed by David Cardon on guitar, Jonah David on drums and percussion, Howard Horwitz on violin, and Rabbi Adam Ruditsky on guitar. The Tribe, comprised of Brad Bangel on bass guitar, David Cardon on vocals and acoustic guitar, Ron Gladstone on drums, and Andy Rabiner on lead guitar, bring the joy of Shabbat with Rockin’ Shabbat. Musicians—either acoustic or electric—are welcome to participate. Contact the Beth El office at 757-625-7821.

If learning, growing, and making new friends is of interest, join Rabbi Ron Koas and friends for Torah on Trails. Meet for a group hike while sharing words of wisdom and listening to nature. Rabbi Koas also leads discussions on hot Jewish topics at Torah on Tap, the second Wednesday of every month, hosted in various homes. Lunch & Learn is a weekly opportunity to gather with the rabbi for a bit of nosh and discussion at Beth El.

“Congregation Beth El is pleased to be open again and offering a variety of diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and meaningful ways to get involved and celebrate being Jewish together,” says Segaloff.

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Ronnie Jacobs Cohen