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Temple Beth El’s Community Chanukah Celebration on Sunday, December 21
Singing, Dancing, Menorah Lighting & Latkes with all the trimmings!

You’re invited to the Bayside Grange on Sunday, December 21, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for our annual Community Chanukah Celebration. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with music by Chubritza. At 5 p.m. Rabbi Naomi Steinberg will lead the TBE Choir in song, followed by blessings and the lighting of the menorahs! Be sure to bring your menorah from home!

At approximately 6 p.m. latkes with all the trimmings will be served. The food will include potato latkes, sour cream, applesauce, fresh fruit, salad, and dessert. Chubritza will continue playing, as well as leading dancing, throughout the evening.

Admission is $12 per adult; $6 for kids ages 5-12 (under 5 free); or $30 for families. Tickets are available at the door. Everyone is welcome.

Shabbat Services at 7 p.m. on December 19th:

Hal Schulman will lead Shabbat Services on Friday, December 19, beginning at 7 pm. Joe Hale will serve as Board Presence. An Oneg will be served following services.


Beginning in January, Rabbi Naomi will lead a nine-part adult education series called “Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship,” a project of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The course includes video presentations by distinguished Israeli scholars, text study, and discussion. This course seeks to reframe the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide, rooting conversation about Israel in Jewish values and ideas. Information can be found at the Hartman Institute’s website: Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship: http://hartman.org.il/Fck_Uploads/file/EI.DVD.flyer-updated%20June%202013.pdf#page=2  A donation of $36 is suggested; supplemental written course materials are an additional $20 per set.

The course will be offered from 6 pm to 8 pm on the following dates:

January 7 & 21
February 11 & 25
March 11 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 6

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact the TBE office 444-2846.

The Temple Office is open 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday, but you may leave a message any time: (707) 444-2846.




Welcome to Temple Beth El

We are a small congregation in Eureka, California, made up of about 130 families from Humboldt County. Built in 1964, Temple Beth El is the oldest synagogue along California’s northern coast. Although we are affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), our members come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Renewal and Reconstructionist. We are a Welcoming Congregation.

Our Temple offers weekly Shabbat services, Torah study, religious school, adult education and celebrations of Jewish holidays. Please contact our office by phone at 707-444-2846, or by email at bethel@reninet.com for further information.

Directions and a map can be found on the “Contact Us” page: http://templebetheleureka.org/contact-us/