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Beth El Congregation



Weekly Announcements


Click here to access the August bulletin.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

New! Rabbi Grundfast will be offering a  beginners Hebrew reading course this year beginning on Thursday night, November 11, at 7 pm for eight sessions.
$25 for members
$36 for non-members

For more information, please contact Rabbi Grundfast at
330.864.2105 x114

Join our Kiddush Club, click here for more details.



Yamin Noraim 2015

The first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Monday, September 14. It will be here before you know it. 

Even as we are enjoy our summer, Beth El is busy preparing for our High Holy Day services.  The warm days of July and August will soon give way to the yearly change in weather that September brings. And this year's High Holiday services will bring to Beth El a new and different feel and sound. 

As we approach this special time of year on the Jewish calendar, each week we will present High Holiday tidbits to begin getting you in the mood. It might be one of the prayers you''ll hear on Rosh Hashanah or a moving story about the meaning of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. 

A group of ten Beth El members have volunteered to learn and lead a number of the more popular prayers.  They will be accompanied on keyboard by a wonderful and talented pianist who is working with our volunteers.  He will also be participating in the second day Rosh Hashanah cantata. Having a musical instrument at High Holiday services is new but will help enhance our spiritual experience.   

David Wolinsky will be our guest cantor this year. 




Beth El in the News

Rabbi Grundfast is on a committee of clergy helping bring civility to Akron City Council.  Read more here.

Joe Kanfer was named the 48th Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award winner. He will be honored at the annual award dinner on October 7. Click here to read the full article. 

The Beacon Journal included an article about Crowd Funding efforts in the Akron Jewish Community including Beth El's funding project. Click here to read the article

Cantor Stephen and Abbe Stein are featured in this article in the Cleveland Jewish News.  Click here to read the article.

Debra Shifrin was one of the finalists for the 2015 Athena Awards.  Click here to read her interview.  

Ken Babby was interviewed in Inside Business Magazine.  Click here to learn about his plans for the coming season.  

Rabbi Grundfast was quoted in an article entitled "Iran Agreement - What's the Big Deal" in the Cleveland Jewish News. Click here to read the article.



Tue, 1 September 2015 17 Elul 5775