Some of TBEMC’s Create a Jewish Legacy donors gather at the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest CJL cocktail party.
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is pleased to announce our participation in the Create a Jewish Legacy program and the launch of The TBEMC Legacy Circle, to recognize those wonderful members who have provided for our synagogue’s future by including TBEMC in their estate plans. If you would like more information about The TBEMC Legacy Circle, please contact the Temple office.
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Rabbi Goldstein’s Torah study series will resume this Thursday, October 30th at 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is invited to join the weekly class for discussions on a array of subjects, Torah, Parsha of the Week, Current Events, Philosophy and more. Each week explores a different topic led by the Rabbi. Please come as often as you can, get together with other TBEMC friends and study together.
If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 908-276-9231
Yesterday on Facebook, Rabbi Goldstein shared his thoughts about what is going on in the world. His words echo how many of us feel but also remind us to continue to hope, to continue to have faith.
Thank you Rabbi Goldstein for sharing.
In the past 24 hours, the AP has reported that Israeli’s killed a Palestinian (ignoring the fact that he purposely drove into a crowd), and Qatar has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council.
To say that I am saddened by these events is to ignore the anger, the rage that I feel. Time and again this world has illustrated it’s hatred against Israel (and yes, Jews).
I know that I am not alone in feeling helpless and angry. I know that my job as a rabbi is to try to give hope to people. But there are days when rabbis feel hopeless as well.
I know that I am unable to fix this problem. I hope and pray that this world will come to its senses; that some day good will win out. For now, all I can do is express my solidarity with those feeling frustrated and angry. While I may tilt at windmills, I know that i cannot move mountains. All I can do is to try to increase God’s presence in this world by helping those around me, and by trying to improve my corner of the world.
To all those feeling similarly today, you are not alone. Don’t give up; we can never give up.
The people that walked in darkness
Have seen a brilliant light;
On those who dwelt in a land of gloom
Light has dawned.
You have magnified that nation,
Have given it great joy.
We have known dark times before, but we have seen great joy as well. We will rejoice again.
Rabbi Benjamin Golstein
October 23, 2014
Please join us in wishing Rabbi Goldstein a hearty Mazal Tov for being one of the two Central NJ rabbis being honored by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ at their annual gala dinner on November 23 at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ.
Rabbi Goldstein, a Rabbinic Leadership Honoree, has been instrumental in the growth and development of TBEMC over the past 4 years. TBEMC is proud of Rabbi Goldstein and wish him continued success.
Go to the Jewish Family Service of Central, NJ website more information on the dinner or to place a congratulatory advertisement in honor of Rabbi Goldstein.