Temple Beth-El  

Rockford, Illinois

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  • David Syme Lecturing David Syme talking about Jewish Roots and the Classics
  • David Syme David Syme performing at Temple Beth-El, June 6th 2014
  • Our Sanctuary
  • GRTY at Rock Cut Park Greater Rockford Temple Youth (GRTY) having fun at Rock Cut State Park in Love's Park
  • Unwrapping the Torah Unwrapping the Torah during Sinchat Torah
  • Simchat Torah Simchat Torah 2005
  • Sukkot In the Sukkah
  • Shabbat in the Park
  • City Market Shabbat 2014 at State of Art Gallery
  • David Syme Lecturing
  • David Syme
  •  Our Sanctuary
  • GRTY at Rock Cut  Park
  • Unwrapping the Torah
  • Simchat Torah
  • Sukkot

Rabbi Wing

Dear Friends

From Rabbi Binah Wing

Chaverim,  

Happy June everyone! I’m glad to welcome the slower pace of things that the summer usually brings. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Meeting this weekend. I appreciate how deeply we all love Temple Beth-El. This love shows through each one of you all during the year as we work, many of you tirelessly, to help make this place a holy place of blessing and Jewish life. You’ll see below about two special June events as well as a bit about my family plans for the summer.
 
Friday, June 1st – Graduating Seniors Shabbat
We will take some time on this Shabbat to wish some of our High School Graduates well as they go into the next part of their lives. Because there are quite a few seniors in this year’s class, there may be several times during the summer we do this so that we can accommodate everyone’s busy schedules!
 
Friday, June 22nd – Pet Shabbat
Please note: This service has often been held in August but for a variety of reasons, we’re having it in June instead. On Pet Shabbat everyone brings their pets to Temple and we have a very short and casual service on the back lawn. It’s a 4th Friday so the service starts at 6pm. This service is dependent on weather so stay tuned if it looks iffy. No matter the weather, we’ll still have services but we may ask you to leave your pets at home!
 
Rabbi Wing Summer Plans
June 9th – June 18th – I’ll be on vacation with my family in Wisconsin and around here.
June 19th – June 27th -- I’ll be back at the Temple.
June 28th – June 30th – I’ll be at a family wedding in Denver, Colorado
July 3rd – July 14th – I’ll be at the Temple, except for the 4th of July holiday
July 15th – July 29th -- I’ll be again serving as faculty at OSRUI, our Reform Jewish summer camp. During this time, I will have limited access to email and cell reception.
July 31st and after – I plan to be at Temple most days although I will be deep into the last minute planning for Lilly’s bat mitzvah and may need to take a few days here and there.
 
Other dates to note:
City Market Shabbat – TBD in July
August 3rd – Shabbat in the Park
August 24th – Joint Shabbat Service and Dinner with Jewish Federation and Ohave Shalom
September 28th – S’more Shabbat – Always a favorite with a hot dog dinner and yummy s’mores!

I hope that the summer brings you warmth,
Shalom
Rabbi Wing
 
 

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