Beth El Temple Center founding members Beatrice (Bea) and Harold Ponn (both of blessed memory) established The Donald Ponn Scholarship Fund in memory of their son. . It supports the youth of our congregation by providing scholarships for a variety of activities that help our children develop their identities and bring them into contact with other Jewish children. In the past, the fund has supported activities such as NFTY teen trips to Israel, NFTY youth institutes, Jewish leadership development and education programs, and Jewish summer camps. (Apply by February 11, 2023)
We launch this Jewish New Year of 5783 with a new congregational theme centered around the shared experience of writing our own Torah. The Together in Torah theme builds upon the acquisition of our new Torah scroll and related programming, all made possible by the generosity of Randy Gollub and Jon Hirschtick. We will weave shared learning and rejoicing into many ongoing activities, and offer the once-in-a-lifetime experience of scribing a Hebrew letter into our beautiful Torah scroll.
Beth El Temple Center’s Social Action Committee is delighted to announce the 7th annual Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Awards for adult and youth (under age 18). This year's award recipients are Temple members Amy Tananbaum, Marsha Mattison, Audrey Brenhouse, and Ellie Carr. A brief awards ceremony was held at the Social Action Shabbat Service on October 21st. The program booklet includes brief narratives of the honorees’ activities, as well as a list of previous years' recipients.