Temple Beth-EL

               Rockford, Illinois

Yom Rishon, 1 Tammuz 5777

Jewish Federation

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of th e unification of Jerusalem - The 6 Day War
To mark this occasion, the Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford,
Temple Beth-El Adult Education Committee, and Congregation Ohave Sholom present:

A Morning with Elie Rekhess

With all the propaganda surrounding Israel, it is important that the Jewish community know the facts. Elie brings a unique perspective of being both a Zionist and an expert on the Arab minority living in Israel.

It is an honor to have Elie Rekhess speak in Rockford.

Read more: Adult Education

Federation Moves

Into Temple


The Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford has moved into the Temple Building. After more than three years at the Unitarian Universalist facility, they have as of Janurary 1st brought all of their programming and offices to Temple Beth-El.

Executive Director, Goldie Pekarsky, has set up an office on the upper level. The Federation phone number is the same as listed in the Community Directory.

Yoga and Zumba classes have also begun in the social hall on a regular basis. All Temple and Synagogue members are welcome to take part in these classes as well. Contact Goldie Pekarsky for all the details.

“We welcome the Federation into the Temple Building and look forward to a wonderful long term relationship,” stated Temple President, Jim Gesmer. He goes on to say, “Having both the Syna-gogue, Federation and Temple under one roof feels good and we look forward to a coordinated effort to make this a strong center of Judaism in Rockford.”