Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shopping, Anyone?

In last Sunday's New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman, writing about the financial crisis, said: "...now is when we need a president who has the skill, the vision and the courage to cut through this cacophony, pull us together as one nation and inspire and enable us to do the one thing we can and must do right now: Go shopping." We couldn't agree more! That is why Temple Beth El has just opened our new Chanukah Shop. We encourage you to support the economy, support Temple Beth El, and enhance your Chanukah celebration. Our shop is open Wednesdays 11-2 and 4-7, Fridays 11-2 and 7-7:30, and Sundays 10-1 from now until Chanukah. We guarantee you will find items that you love and have not seen before, and we're making it easy for you to do all of your Chanukah shopping right here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Everything is Illuminated at TBE Jewish Film Festival

What are you doing Saturday night? How about joining us for a great movie, intelligent conversation, tasty refreshments and an opportunity to meet an emerging artist? On Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth El hosts a screening of the acclaimed 2005 film "Everything is Illuminated". Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's popular novel, Liev Schreiber adapted and directed this film, which stars Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. Roger Ebert said the film "...">begins in goofiness and ends in silence and memory. How it gets from one to the other is the subject of the film, a journey undertaken by three men and a dog into the secrets of the past.” Rabbinic Intern Amy Rossel will lead a discussion after the film. Refreshments will be served. Special bonus: meet Giddon Chotzen, an Israeli artist whose beautiful pastels depicting scenes in Israel currently hang in our social hall. Free and open to the public.