By: Ben Kreshtool, Ritual Director
Lag B'Omer is a minor holiday that occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot.
Why do we celebrate Lag B’Omer?
There are a few explanations as to why we celebrate Lag B'Omer, but none is definitive.
Every year, Beth El's preschool and religious school mark the culmination of the academic year by honoring the students and educators who distinguished themselves. Please join us in recognizing the following individuals:
By: Rabbi Steven Schwartz
He fed her tenderly, a soft smile on his lips, and a gentle glow in his eyes. They had a table for two, at the back of the restaurant, just at the edge of the candlelight. She was dressed elegantly; her eyes sparkled, she smiled, they talked and laughed together, their conversation a product of years and years of a shared journey.
Sermon by Rabbi Dana Saroken
When and How and Where Will This End? Choose A Battle: For the Soul or the Safety of Our Nation
By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Strategist
“The Jewish people have all too often faced terrible persecution and tragedy,” Rabbi Steve Schwartz said. “The Jewish people survive because we maintain faith in the possibility of a better future. There is something very Jewish about maintaining hope even in the darkest times.“
The Beth El Sisterhood proudly presents the premier shopping event of Beth El’s social calendar: Unique Boutique!
The 15th annual spring shopping spree begins on Sunday, May 5 and runs through Tuesday, May 7th. Many crowd-favorite vendors will return for this year’s event, as well as first-time vendors selling new products!
Here are four vendors to check out at this year’s Unique Boutique:
By: Rabbi Steven Schwartz.
Storytelling is fundamental to the Jewish people. Perhaps that is why Passover is such a beloved holiday. To tell the Exodus story, the Haggadah insists that we must first tell the story of the Jewish people from the beginning.