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Temple Beth El (and friends) at the Jewish Art in Midwest Collections exhibit
Saturday, November 11, 2017. First Jewish Art exhibit ever in Dubuque. Opening on the occasion of the Israeli group, Sofi and the Baladis, at the University of Dubuque. Alan Garfield, Bisignano Art Gallery Director.
Greetings from Rabbi Jim Sagarin
It is with anticipation and excitement that I start my second year as rabbi for Temple Beth El of Dubuque.
Dubuque is a diverse city, with new people joining us and a welcoming congregation - all ingredients for spiritual growth and enrichment. It is my sincere hope that our journey together this year will be a fruitful one, marked by increased interconnectedness and understanding.
Jerusalem Post Headlines
Of course there’s more to say, but I’ll leave that for another Temple newsletter. I look forward to seeing everyone!
August 18 Dinner and Annual Congregational Meeting, 5 PM. Shabbat service, 7:00 PM Host the rabbi: Pearce. Oneg: August 19 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM. August 19 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon. August 19 Adult Discussion. 6 PM, Pearce home. Cindy and Brett will provide a main course, and they request everyone else to bring a dish to share. The Adult Discussion topic for August is “A Taste of Midrash: Jewish Lore.
Rosh Hashanah begins on September 20. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, 7 PM. Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, 10 AM.There is a pot-luck luncheon (from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM) following the Morning Service. Please bring a salad, cold dish, or dessert to serve approximately 12 people. (Dairy meal: fish, eggs, and milk products.) Please bring in a serving bowl or tray with serving utensils. Fern is organizing this meal. You may contact her directly with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Rosh Hashanah Tashlich Service (from 2 PM to 3 PM) following the luncheon. Tashlich will take place at the pavilion on the Mississippi, near the River Museum.
Cemetary Service, September 24, 10:30 AM. at Linwood Cemetary.
Yom Kippur, September 29 (Shabbat), Kol Nidrei. 7 PM. Yom Kippur, September 30, Morning Service, 10 AM. Yom Kippur, September 30, Yizkor Service, 12:30 PM. Yom Kippur, September 30, Afternoon Service, 4:30 PM. Yom Kippur, September 30, Concluding Service, 5:45 PM. Yom Kippur, September 30, Break-the-Fast Meal. Immediately follows the Concluding Service. We will ask you to sign up to bring one of the following: herring, hard-boiled or deviled eggs, egg salad, lox, sliced vegetables, fruit, or kugel. Rebecca is organizing this meal. You may contact her directly with any questions: email@example.com
Sunday, October 1: Crop Walk. Details to come.
Thursday, October 12: Erect the Sukkah (5-6pm), Sukkot Service (6-6:15pm), Sukkot Dinner (6:15-7pm) Thursday, October 12: Children of Abraham (7-8pm), Scripture Study: Torah with Alan Garfield and Kate Scheinman
October 27 Shabbat service, 7:00 PM Host the rabbi: Oneg: Dinner with rabbi Friday night: October 28 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM October 28… Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
November 17 Shabbat service, 7:00 PM Host the rabbi: Oneg: Dinner with rabbi Friday night: November 18 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM November 18 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
December 8 Shabbat service, 7:00 PM Host the rabbi: Oneg: Dinner with rabbi Friday night: December 9 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM December 9 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
January 20 Saturday morning Shabbat Service, 10am, followed by Tu Bishvat lunch January 20 Discussion Saturday night:
February 17 Saturday morning Shabbat Service, 10am February 17 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
March 16 Visitor's Shabbat service, 6:30 PM Discussion with the Rabbi; Service begins at 7:30 PM March 17 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM March 17 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night March 17 Purim Party to be determined later
April 6 Congregational Seder, TBD Host the rabbi: April 7 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM April 7 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
May 11 Shabbat service, 7:00 PM Host the rabbi: Oneg: Dinner with rabbi Friday night: May 12 Bar Mitzvah of Philip Glenn, 10:00 AM. Son of Jude and Jeff Glenn. June 8 Shabbat service, 7:00 PM June 9 Family School with Rabbi, 10:00 AM Oneg: June 9 Adult Hebrew with Rabbi, noon Dinner with rabbi Friday night:Dinner/Discussion Saturday night:
July 20 Shabbat service, 7:00 PMHost the rabbi: July 21 Bar Mitzvah Service for Gabriel Intriligator—details to come
The Tri-State Islamic Center is now located at 4980 Radford Ct in Asbury.
Importance of Interfaith in Politics article in the Saturday Telegraph Herald, 9-2-17
Rosh Hashanah article in the Sunday Telegraph Herald, 10-5-16
Hanukkah article in the Sunday Telegraph Herald, 11-29-15
Interview with Becca Gottlieb, Rabbi Anne Persin and Alan Garfield
Mission: Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish Congregation just west of the Mississippi River with about 30 member families. At over 150 years old, we seek to fulfill our religious and ethical goals for our members by being a center for spiritual fulfillment, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, community leadership, social responsibility, and by lovingly entrusting our Reform Jewish tradition from generation to generation. We are committed in our support of the Jewish people throughout the world.
Every rabbi is asked throughout their career to find ways to define who they are as a rabbi. As a rabbi who sees myself as a teacher, first and foremost, I am constantly returning to Exodus 35:31 where we read, “And God filled Betzalel with the divine spirit, with hochmah (wisdom), t’vunah (understanding) and da’at (experience) and in all work.” In shaping my rabbinate, I look to Betzalel as my model for recognizing that all three of these ways of knowing—knowing through study, knowing through connecting, and knowing through doing—are all inherent to Judaism. My most sacred duty as a rabbi, therefore, is to bring hochmah (wisdom), t’vunah (understanding) and da’at (experience) to the people I serve. (Excerpted from July 2013 Newsletter.)
With latkes from Randy (aka Mr. Latkey to you); Cindy, William, Rabbi Ann and Hanukkah Man ... plus, when not eating, our smiling congregation.
Make A Difference Day: Saturday, 10-26-13
Larry & Kate, Mr. Boots, Cindy& Brett, Mrs. Boots, Lisa and Alan ... with loads of yard trash.
Sukkot Celebration: Sunday, 9-15-13
Temple Beth El, Tashlich at the Mississippi. 9-6-2013
Jacquie's Jerusalem Painting
On Friday night, March 8, 2013, Jacquie Dyrke presented her painting of Jerusalem to Temple Beth El. During the Oneg, Jacquie talked about the work - how she painted it, what went into her thinking about the color scheme and specific images she decided to depict. The Dyrke family was in attendance as well. Click on the image to see more pictures of the painting and the celebration that night.
Esther's Gift of The Scribe
On Friday night, August 16, 2013, Ester Lieberman presented to the Temple one of her late husband's most famous photographs - The Israeli Scribe. Printed and framed by son Bob, this work will be at the head of the stairs. Archie, Look magazine photographer and renowned photo journalist, taught at the University of Dubuque and is remembered fondly by his many, many students and collectors.