A Conservative Jewish Congregation established for the worship of God,

the study of  Torah and the practice of Righteous Deeds.

 

Learning

 

Service Times

 

Weekly Torah

Parashat Haazinu

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 7th, 6:14 p.m.

SHABBAT ENDS

October 8th, 7:12 p.m.

Parashat Sukkot

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 14th, 6:02 p.m.

SHABBAT ENDS

October 15th, 7:00 p.m.

Parashat Bereshit

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 21st, 6:51 p.m.

SHABBAT ENDS

October 22nd, 5:50 p.m.

Parashat Noach

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 28th, 5:40 p.m.

SHABBAT ENDS

October 29th, 6:40 p.m.

Commemorations

Yom Kippur

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 4th, 6:19 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR ENDS

October 5th, 7:17 p.m.

 

Sukkot

CANDLE LIGHTING 1ST NIGHT

October 9th, 6:10 p.m.

CANDLE LIGHTING 2ND NIGHT (FROM A PRE-EXISTING FLAME)

October 10th, 7:09 p.m.

HOLIDAY ENDS

October 11th, 7:07 p.m.

 

Shemini Atzeret

CANDLE LIGHTING

October 16th, 5:58 p.m.

CANDLE LIGHTING (FROM A PRE-EXISTING FLAME)

October 17th, 6:57 p.m.

HOLIDAY ENDS

October 18th, 6:56 p.m.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays:  5:30 p.m.

Shacharit leShabbat

Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

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Message from our team

Rabbi's message

When I was a child I was lucky enough to learn Hebrew and Judaism in a way that I only understood when I became an adult. The Hebrew Language was so effective and imperceptible it was getting through the pores of my skin and reached my bones.

 

I always liked Hebrew and I always enjoyed singing. I had two Hebrew singing teachers and one Hebrew language teacher who were probably the reason I am here today in Utica as a Rabbi at Temple Beth El.

Our President's message

On August 21st, we had a retirement party to honor Cantor Kal Socolof. Many of you were present for the brunch and delightful time that brought the community together. For those who could not attend, I would like to share Norm Siegel’s speech for our honoree:

 

Good Morning,

You know when I was asked to say a few words about our honoree, I was stumped and still am as to what to call him.  Should I call him honest politician, an obvious oxymoron, should I call him teacher, should I call him Cantor or should I call him Spiritual Leader?  As many of you know, before I retired I was a Supreme Court Justice and did many jury trials.  So I decided since I had before me such an intelligent and informed group of people. Why not let you decide what our honoree should be called. Therefore I am making you all jurors and charging you with the responsibility of determining what our honoree should be called. I will present you with some hearsay evidence, some of my own personal observations and some eyewitness testimony.  So let’s get started.