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CELEBRATING

 

As we celebrate in-person and online this year, we at Temple Beth El have put together resources, events, and fun projects to make the High Holy Days both interactive and engaging no matter where you join us!

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Elul Opportunities

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Shofar Choir

Bring your shofar or purchase one through the Temple Beth El Giftshop and join us in class to learn how to blow the shofar or continue to refine your skills. The shofar choir will participate in High Holy Days services. Kids and adults are welcome to participate.

 

Register to participate by Friday, August 3. 

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Adult Choir

The Temple Beth El Adult Choir will rehearse on Tuesdays throughout August. Adult singers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Out of an abundance of caution, singers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Register to participate by Tuesday, July 27. 

Choir Class

Teen Choir

The Temple Beth El Teen Choir will rehearse twice in August. Teens in grades 6-12 of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and will help lead the Yom Kippur Afternoon Service. Out of an abundance of caution, singers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Register to participate by Friday, August 13. 

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Shir Kids (Youth Choir)

Shir Kids will lift our High Holy Days Morning Services for Families with School Age Children. Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to participate. Children will rehearse outdoors, weather permitting, and sing with masks while indoors.

 

 

Register to participate by Friday, August 13.  

 
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WILDACRES RETREAT
Friday August 20 - Sunday, August 22

Amid the majesty of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the perfect place for introspection, community, and learning,  participants will explore this year’s theme: Reflect | Reframe | Reconnect.

 
DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE OTHER ELUL OPPORTUNITIES
 
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CONGREGATION-WIDE

BOOK READ

Join Rabbi Klass as we read Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy. We will kick off the reading series together for Rosh Chodesh Elul on Wednesday, August 4, and continue gathering on Wednesday nights for short check-ins through the month of August.  Download the resource guide below - this resource can be used on your own, or in conjunction with the group check-ins. 

Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 8:00pm 

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PERSONAL REFLECTION

BEFORE THE ARK

Our sanctuary is a powerful part of the High Holy Day experience for many people. Consider spending a few minutes in the sanctuary at Temple Beth El as you prepare your heart and mind for this High Holy Day season. With appropriate masking, physical distancing, and health-checks in place, a member of Temple Beth El’s clergy will be present to help guide you.  Sign up below to set aside fifteen minutes for yourself (or your family) to stand before the ark as part of your holiday journey.

#TBEELULBLOG PROJECT

This year, our #TBEElulBlog project focuses on the experiences of our congregants throughout the pandemic and transition into a post-COVID world. Throughout this month, house meeting participants from our listening campaign, “From Social Distance to Social Justice,” will share stories of loss, loneliness, learning, and recommitment to life. Read along with us via the #TBECLT Blog - perhaps some of their stories will resonate and help you in your own pre-High Holy Days soul self-reflection.

 
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HIGH HOLY DAYS HUNGER RELIEF PROJECT

For many years, members of our community have taken seriously the words of our Jewish tradition to set aside “the corners of our fields” for the poor and the stranger. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $15,000 last year. As we prepare for the High Holy Days, consider making a meaningful donation to LIBERTY’s High Holy Days Hunger Relief Project.  The collected funds will benefit Second Harvest, which serves as the main food pantry distributor in the greater Charlotte region and contributes to Jewish Family Services.

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ORDER LULAV & ETROG

ORDER DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

Lulav and Etrog sets must be ordered by Friday, August 27 at 12:00pm. The cost is $45 per set. Pick up will be available starting Tuesday, September 14.  

 
Babysitting Requests

REQUEST DEADLINE: MONDAY, AUGUST 23

 
Candles

YIZKOR MEDITATIONS

 
 
Fresh Bread Composition

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HIGH HOLY DAYS CATERING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS + LOCAL BUSINESSES.

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IZZY'S CATERING

Order by Monday, August 30

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CREATE YOUR SANCTUARY

If you're joining us online, plan now to create your own sanctuary!
 
How will you watch the service? What chairs do you want to sit on? Do you want flowers to brighten your space? TBE Clergy and Staff have put together the following document to help in the creation of your sanctuary space.