Wondering about things Jewish in Dubuque? You've come to the right place. Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Jim Sagarin.
As you all know, Covid continues to be a very serious concern. In line with this, anyone entering Temple Beth El who is not vaccinated will need to wear a mask. Please comply!
Tashlich at the Mississippi River 9-7-21. (Thank you to Kate for the photos.)
Shabbat get-together at Cindy's. 8-13-21. (Thank you to Kate for the photos.)
Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish Congregation just west of the Mississippi River with about 25 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 growth, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, community leadership, social responsibility, and by lovingly entrusting our Reform Jewish traditions from generation to generation. We are committed in our support of the Jewish people throughout the world.
If you are not a member but you're interested in attending one of our services or other temple events, please let us know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org ! All are welcome.
August 13: Friday night gathering to welcome Rabbi Jim and say goodbye to the Garfields. This Service
and pot-luck Celebration will take place at the home of Cindy and Brett at 6pm.
September 6 - 7: Rosh Hashanah - High Holiday Schedule to come.
September 15 - 16: Yom Kippur - High Holiday Schedule to come.
October 22 - 23
November 19 - 20
December 17 -18
January 14 - 15
February 11 - 12
March 11 - 12
April 15 - 16 (Seder)
May 13 - 14
June 10 - 11
July 15 - 16
Visitor's Shabbat, Spring 2021
1. Turn up the volume on your computer.
2. Click anywhere on the image above to join Rabbi Natalie Shribman and your friendly Temple Beth El folks. (It's only about 40 minutes.)
3. Click here to download a pdf of the Shabbat Service. (Or just watch the video.)
Thank you to all our congregants and friends (a total of 52 folks).
Various Zoom Events
...tells us “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
As we mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for equality and justice for all, let us all commit - more than ever - to continue the work for justice. This was her hope. May her memory be for a blessing.
High Holy Day Services, 8-18 to 28-20
Thanks to all our members, former members and friends across the United States who contributed to these High Holy Day videos. We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. L'shana tovah. Next year let's pray we can be together in person.
Statement by the Board of Directors of Temple Beth El, 6-19-20.
The national rage expressed since the murder of George Floyd reflects the depth of pain over the injustice that Black Americans have been subjected to throughout the generations. In recent months we have seen, yet again, too many devastating examples of persistent systemic racism, leading to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Oscar Grant, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, Terrence Crutcher, Samuel Dubose, Michael Brown – indeed the list feels endless. And so too is our despair. We believe that our country simply cannot achieve the values of “justice for all” to which it aspires until we address ongoing racism in all sectors and at all levels of society. We remain in solidarity with the NAACP’s campaign, whose policy demands cover areas of criminal justice, economic justice, health care, and voting, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact Black Americans.
Lotza pictures, lotza fun.
All the best to Rabbi Natalie Shribman
The Temple Beth El community wishes Rabbi Natalie all the best in her new pulpit at Temple Sholom in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.