Temple Beth-EL 

Rockford, Illinois


Yom Chamishi, 26 Kislev 5778

Jim's Jems


It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of 2017. With that in mind, I am asking you to consider making end-of-year contributions to one or more of our Temple funds, a number of which are at risk of being depleted. Some funds that could use replenishment are the Garten Youth and Scholarship Fund, which provides camperships for Religious School students, the Dermer Religious School and Education Fund, which provides funds for special and needed opportunities for our youth, the Sheldon Liebovich Fund for Families in Crises, the Hannah and Herbert Saal Fund, which provides funds for the betterment of Temple Beth-El, the Cy Sachs Fund, which provides funds to be used for community-wide projects, the Landscaping Fund, the Music Fund and the Benjamin Schaider Building Fund. You will find a complete list of Temple funds in the Rockford Area Jewish Community Directory.
Please think of the needs of Temple Beth-El in your end-of-year philanthropy. Without your help, we might not be able to provide adequate assistance to members in need.
October was a very busy month at Temple. Thanks to the Adult Education Committee, we had the opportunity to learn about slow cooking from Chef Laura Frankel. More recently, we were able to watch a terrific one-man show about Ben Hecht, starring James Sherman. I speak for all Temple members in thanking the Adult Education Committee, headed by Warren Goldsand, for their hard work in organizing these excellent and educa-tional programs.
Finally, I am again urging all Temple members to attend the Art Auction on November 11 at Midway Village. The Art Auction Committee has been planning this event for many months, and we think that with your support, this will be a very successful fundraising event. Works of many well-known local artists will be featured. Please call Joyce at the Temple office to purchase tickets.
-  Jim