Community

Table of Contents:

SAGE
Social Action
Brotherhood
Sisterhood
Youth
Earth Angels
 


SAGE (Seniors for Arts, Growth, and Education)

Seniors for Arts, Growth and Education

SOMETHING NEW!

SOMETHING EXCITING!

SOMETHING CHALLENGING!!

SOMETHING SUITABLE FOR

LIVELY, MATURE, INNOVATIVE ADULTS!!

Temple Beth-El is proud to offer a monthly opportunity for those who wish to build a warm and caring community of life –long learners.  If you enjoy lively discussion, interesting,entertaining programming and relish the thought of burgeoning friendships then SAGE is the place for YOU and your FRIENDS!

Our mission is to offer varied, thoughtful programming which will be Temple Centered and offer a Jewish perspective whenever possible.  We have no wish to compete with other fine local institutions but intend to cultivate a warm and embracing Jewish community for congregants and friends 65 years of age and older.

Please contact Cantor Pamela Siskin at [email protected] for more information.

Meetings will be held on Mondays from 11:00am – 2:00pm

 February 19th   March 19th   April 16th   May 21st and June 18th.

Lunch is Bring Your Own – or catered - $8

 

Social Action

The mission of the Social Action Committee is to engage our Temple Beth El community in meaningful relationships that will make Judaism’s commitment to the principles of Tikkun Olam (locally and globally) an integral part of our everyday life. Our goals are to: to promote social justice and Jewish values, to promote education and understanding of the issues, and to take action on relevant issues of concern.

Our Social Action Committee (SAC) has been hard at work over the summer to get our new year off to a terrific start.  There’s something for everyone in the varied activities planned for September and October.  We hope you’ll find something to engage you in Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth El.  Feel free to contact SAC Co-Chairs Rhonda Sattin ([email protected] or 860-539-9197) or Robin Warren ([email protected] or 727-417-2987) if you’re interested in joining the SAC or want more information on how you can get involved.

 

Brotherhood

Temple Beth-El encourages male congregants to join Brotherhood, our service group that happens to be a lot of fun.

Unlike most synagogues, men do much of the cooking at Temple Beth-El. Dressed in our ‘Boyz in the Hood’ jackets, we offer affordable and tasty fare for Bar and Bat Mitzvah luncheons, serve lox and bagels before and during Sunday Religious School, prepare sophisticated hors d'oeuvres for the annual Beth-El Art Festival reception, fill more than 150 member stomachs at the our annual Temple Day and Mitzvah Day events, and lovingly cater other special and member events.

All this activity builds a spirit of camaraderie and fraternity that offers a great support framework for all our members. We look forward to welcoming you to our Temple Beth-El Brotherhood!

BROTHERHOOD SCHMOOZE: Join Brotherhood on Sundays (when religious school is in session) at 9:15 am for breakfast, discussion of interest, and current events.  A $5 donation per person is recommended.

 

Sisterhood

Our mission is to support the congregational family of Temple Beth-El through a variety of activities and initiatives.  As a member of our Sisterhood you are poised to receive the best Jewish experience that our community has to offer. 

We support our Children's activities through involvement in our Religious School, Preschool, BEEFY (our Temple Youth Group), and providing camp scholarships. We support our Congregation by providing Friday night Oneg Shabbat, the Judaica Shop, Bimah Flowers and Life Cycle Event Gifts.

We support our Community through involvement in our Social Action programs, Adult Education and Women's Wellness programs, and supporting the Braille Society of Pinellas County.

Furthermore, Sisterhood’s financial & volunteer support makes a difference in Membership, Religious Living, Programming and Fundraising.
We welcome you to join us as we sow the seeds of friendship and sisterhood.

 

Youth

We have youth groups for grades 5 to 12.  Our youth groups are dedicated to engaging our congregation’s youth in activities that establish a strong connection to their Temple, Jewish heritage, and the greater Jewish community.  

 

Earth Angels

Help make your community a place of caring and kindness

 “Pray as if everything depends on God. Act as if everything depends on you.” Saint Augustine

Don’t miss the opportunity to become an Angel on Earth. 
Reach out to your neighbor; a friend in need; a stranger who needs comfort;
One hour a week; one hour a month; some cookies; a phone call;
A visit; a card;

All and any act of giving contributes to the well-being of others and thus to TIKKUN OLAM (the repair of the world).
 ‘Whoever destroys a single life is considered to have destroyed the whole world, and whoever saves a single life is to have saved the whole world.’ Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5;
Please join Earth Angels and become part of a unique group ready to serve individuals in our community who need us.

 

Contact; Cantor Pamela Siskin for more information.  [email protected]