Please join us for an evening to usher in the High Holy Days for 5775. The evening will begin at 8:45 PM and conclude at 11:00 PM.

This year, the members of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Beachwood will join us for the service and program. Rabbi David Kosak and Cantor Gary Paller will join Rabbi Grundfast and Hazzan Stein in leading the Selichot service.

Following the service, refreshments will be served and the movie, “Dancing in Jaffa” will be screened. The film was released on August 12 and tells the story of bringing together Israeli and Palestinian youth to learn how to ballroom dance. The website for the movie states, “The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy.”

Go the film’s website for more information and to view a trailer

Sisterhood Presents-”Taste of Torah”

Beth El Sisterhood is excited to announce a new ongoing Sisterhood program called Taste of Torah – 2014/2015. Taste of Torah is a lively, participatory Torah study connecting Torah to our lives. You do not need any prior experience studying Torah or knowledge of Hebrew to participate, just a desire to learn and a willingness to share and listen. We will meet the third Monday each month at 7:30 PM [unless otherwise noted] at different host homes. The study group will be led by Sarah Greenblatt, Sisterhood President, and others.



  • THURSDAY, September 18, 7:00 PM: Exploring Women’s Themes in the Book of Genesis, Part 1- Family Relationships (spouses, parents, siblings). At the home of Sarah Greenblatt.
  • Monday, October 20, 7:00 PM (a half hour earlier than usual): Exploring Women’s Themes in the Book of Genesis, Part 2: Infertility in the Torah and in Our Lives – guest speaker with questions, plus selected text study. At the home of Andrea Steinberger.
  • Monday, November 17, 7:00 PM: Bringing Blessings into Our Lives as Women – Prayers for and by women and exploring new ideas for Jewish women’s rituals. At the home of Bonnie Cohen.

Watch monthly Beth El Bulletin for topic, facilitator and location of sessions or go to Beth El web site:

For more information: Sarah Greenblatt or 330-687-0203.