Wednesday, April 26, 2017
 

This week's Torah portion, Shmini, is after the dedication of the Tabernacle and the ordination of the priests. Two of Aaron's sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire.  God then instructs Moses and Aaron regarding which animals may be eaten.  The Torah portion explains the laws of Kashrut.  It is all about food!  As our TBE family knows, our congregation is often all about food (LOL)  and we are carrying that tradition on with a special program.  We are so lucky to welcome Joan Nathan back home to talk about her new book release "King Solomon's Table: A culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World" this  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  

Joan Nathan used all the experience she's accumulated throughout her career tracing foods of the Jewish Diaspora to take on her latest project.

With a mix of deep historical research, combined with personal anecdotes of her many friends, relatives and colleagues around the world, her book, "King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World," combines Nathan's celebrated knowledge of all things related to Jewish food with her accessible storytelling voice. The book looks to the royal figure as both a symbolic and practical starting point from which to track Jewish ingredients, cooking methods and traditions, and how they cross-pollinated with others.

"Solomon's Table" took six years to write. Nathan is accustomed to connecting the dots of past and present and exploring the culinary traditions that fall under the complex banner of Jewish food, but this book proved to be a different beast. She chased down leads in far-flung locales, including India, Cuba and El Salvador.  "It's so much fun to travel when your destination has a purpose," she said with her typical enthusiasm.

As we learn in Shmini about food in ancient times, Joan too, makes connections back to the origins of Jewish cooking in ancient Israel and as far back as Babylonia. Joan then explored more food-related parallels linking the biblical figure of Abraham to King Solomon to how people eat today.

Thank you to Sisterhood for co-sponsoring this event which you surely will not want to miss.  

Judy Moseley


 

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Upcoming Temple Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a special appearance by Joan Nathan, as she discusses her book "King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of  Jewish Cooking from Around the World."

The latest from the James Beard, award-winning, much-loved cookbook author.
An around-the-world collection of 
recipes from the global Jewish diaspora-an essential book of cooking and culture.
Taste of Torah Yoga

Moving into Torah at Temple Beth-El Silverstein Meeting Hall
May 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Chassidic Rebbe Sfat Emet teaches that the Torah is engraved in the body of a person but it is hidden and needs to be discovered.
Through Torah study and Yoga postures we will find Torah within ourselves.

This two-hour workshop will be divided into a half-hour of text study and one and a half hours of Torah Yoga practice.
No yoga experience needed.

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Rosalea E. and Newton B. Cohn Annual Meeting of Temple Beth-El

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Elections, Budget Presentation, Honor Our Volunteers, and Review the Year
Light Refreshments Will Be Served.

HONOREE: Rona Nachbar
We invite you to join us in showing Rona our tremendous appreciation as we honor her on her retirement.

Saturday Night at the Movies with Rabbi Howard

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
"Enemies, A Love Story" (Rated R)

Herman Broder (Ron Silver), a Holocaust survivor living in New York City and struggling with depression after his ordeals in the war, makes his living ghostwriting for a rabbi. Herman is married to Yadwiga (Margaret Sophie Stein) but is also having an affair with Masha (Lena Olin), a married woman. Things grow even more chaotic when Herman's first wife, Tamara (Anjelica Huston), who he thought had died in the war, shows up in New York as well. Based on the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
 

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MAY SHOFAR

A TRIBUTE TO RONA NACHBAR at the 162nd Rosalea E. and Newton B. Cohn Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Silverstein Meeting Hall.

FOR MORE THAN THIRTY-SIX YEARS, Rona – our beloved Rona – has given her heart to Temple Beth-El. Now, on the well-deserved occasion of her retirement, our hearts turn to her in gratitude. For generations her warm, gracious voice on the telephone has been emblematic of the hospitality to which our Congregation aspires. In person, she is distinguished by kindness, caring and genuine interest in others. Rona served as our institutional memory bank.

We will always remember the difference for good she has made in our lives. We will never forget her quiet courage and resilience in the face of the loss of her cherished daughter, of blessed memory. Rona continued forward with unstinting support of Beth-El’s good works. Thirty-six is twice chai, the Hebrew word for life. May Rona and Milton, her devoted life partner, now enjoy a future twice blessed with the finest things in life for years and years to come.

~ Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman


IN This Issue
Worship, 3
Lag BaOmer, 4
Shavuot, 4
Religious School, 5
URJ Benchmarking, 6
Rabbinate Students, 7
Good Deed Days, 8
Passover, 9
Sisterhood, 10
Brotherhood, 11
Upcoming Events, 10-21
B’nei Mitzvah, 22
In Our Family, 23
Donors, 24-26
In Memoriam,26
Leadership & Staff, 27

This Weeks Torah Portion

פרשת תזריע ־מצרע
PARASHAT TAZRIA-METZORA
Torah: Leviticus 12:1 - 15:33
Haftarah: II Kings 7:3 - 7:20

Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 PM Shabbat Service

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 AM Torah Study
10:30 AM Shabbat Service and Bar
Mitzvah of Joshua Newman, son of Amy
and Matthew Newman ROSH

Featured Events

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a special appearance by Joan Nathan, as she discusses her book "King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of  Jewish Cooking from Around the World."

The latest from the James Beard, award-winning, much-loved cookbook author. An around-the-world collection of
recipes from the global Jewish diaspora-an essential book of cooking and culture.



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