Yom Rishon, 5 Shevat 5778

Temple Activities

Self Defense Hands-On Workship with  

Michael Benjamin  


Sunday, January 28, 2018

  10:00 Light breakfast 

(danish, fruit, coffee)

10:30 Program

Michael Benjamin holds advanced black belts in Kempo 

Karate and Quanfa Gongfu and is a Level 5 – Full Instructor. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Temple Beth-El, 1203
Comanche Dr. 61107
10:00 Breakfast / 10:30 Program

Jewop is UW-Madison's premiere and ONLY
Jewish A Cappella group! By embracing a
plethora of cultural perspectives, Jewop is
able to encompass all aspects of Judaism in
fun and entertaining ways! Jewop performs
traditional Jewish repertoire, pop music
that has been written by Jewish artists
(such as Adam Lavigne or P!nk), and parodies
of songs that include Jewish cultural
references. Ultimately, our goal is to gather
people, Jewish and not, to preserve and
celebrate all types of Jewish music and
have fun while doing it!

There is no cost to attend and everyone
is welcome.
Sponsored by:
The Adult Education Committee
Please RSVP to Temple at 815-398-5020


Local Color Art Auction

A Success

Temple Beth-El launched its first effort at a new take on an old fundraiser on November 11, 2017. Our Local Color Art Auction was held at Midway Village with an enthusiastic audience of 114 people, including 21 participating artists, Temple members and Rockford community members. Jon Rozman and guitarist, Ross provided a lively musical background as people ate, drank and viewed the amazing 97 pieces of art on display.

Thank you to our Art Auction committee: Barb Berney, Jim Gesmer, Lauren Lamont, Patty Kaufman, Roni Golan, Jay Sklar, Wendy Huss and Mary Roufa. Thank you to our Auctioneer Dan Cohen, and to Larry Pearl-man for his auctioneer wrap up along with the great pictures that captured the essence of our fun evening! A BIG thank you to our Youth Group members: Adam and Joe Gesmer, Ben Kopnick and Maddox Towne for their expertise arranging and labeling the art. Thank you to Natalie Deutsch, Madi Reid, Aaron Tatman and Jamie Zussman for keeping the art straight and schlep-ping art (some of them pretty big!) to the auctioneer. Local Color was a unique event partnering with Rock-ford community artists and splitting the art proceeds 50/50 with Temple and the artist. Forty percent of the art up for bid was sold, totaling $10,000. Some of the pieces were sold with 100% of those proceeds donated to Temple. Our net profit was over $5,000. Our committee met the following week to talk about what was great and what needs to be tweaked. All in all the decision was unanimous to offer this fun event again next year!





Pick up address:

Temple Beth-El, 1203 Comanche Drive


Lox Box 2018


Order your LOX BOX TODAY!!!

The deadline to order is January 20th..don't miss out


 Each Lox Box Includes:

* One half pount Vita Wild Nova Salmon

*Half dozen fress bagels from New York Bagels & Bialys

* One 8 oz package of cream cheese

* One large Onion

* One large ripe tomato

* One Entenmann's dessert 

* Maybe a surprise or two!


 Order today...Pick up between 10:00am-noon on Sunday February 4th, 2018

 Bake Sale

Delectable homemade items will be

for purchase at pick-up


Raffle Baskets

Football Basket for the Ultimate

Football Experience or

Football Widow's Basket for the

Ultimate Pampering Experience 


 Questions? Contact Ronit Golan

 Order Form

Name: ___________________________________ Phone: ________________________


Address: _________________________________  E-mail:___________________________________


I would like to order _____________ Lox Box(es) at $25.00 each         ________________

And __________ extra Lox at $10.00 each                                            ________________

I would like ________ raffle tickets at $2.00 each or 3/$5.00                ________________

No thank you, but here is my donation to the Jewish Federation              ________________

(Pick up your tickets when you pick up your Lox Box.)


Please make check payable to the Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford.

Mail to Ronit Golan