Update - March 25, 2020

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Update - March 19, 2020

Some recent updates as we continue to respond to the ever-changing circumstances created by the Coronavirus response in our community.  

 
Updates and Ways to Stay Connected
 
  • For the health and safety of our staff and clergy we have adopted a “work from home” platform until further notice. We may not be in the buildings, but we are still 100% accessible to you via phone and email! Our main phone line 561-391-8900 is still operational and will direct you to the department you need to reach. We are  picking up phone messages and returning calls several times a day. Here is our complete email list: tbeboca.org/staff

 

  • Following the Palm Beach County School District, the Beth El Early Learning Center and Temple Beth El Religious School classes will be closed in our buildings through April 15. There will be many opportunities for our children to continue learning and our families to stay connected in the coming weeks, including Zoom classes and virtual meet-ups, Facebook Live storytelling and sing-alongs.

 

  • To ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community, the Beth El Mausoleum is closed for visitation until further notice. Of course, funerals and entombments will proceed as necessary. If you have an end of life emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will always be available to help you in your time of need. Please contact Mike Sirowitz, Mausoleum Director at msirowitz@tbeboca.org or 561-391-8901.

 

  • Temple Beth El members, please check your email this Sunday when you will receive account set-up and login information for ShulCloud, our new membership account management system. This is important, since beginning April 1, you can review your account information online and ALL monthly billing will be sent by email.

 

  • Check your email this Monday as we launch “Virtual Beth El”, a variety of spiritual, educational, and community-building opportunities to keep our congregation connected even though we must stay physically separated.

 

We Are Here to Help
 
  • If a member has a need that you don’t know how you are going to meet, email Elinor Josephson, Director of Engagement and Programming, or call or text 561-320-2060.

 

  • If a member has an emergency that requires rabbinic intervention, please call 561-961-8702.

 

  • Our JFS Community Outreach Coordinator Jaclyn Tureff is available by email, phone and Zoom to connect with anybody in need. Jewish Family Service (JFS) will continue to provide regular services for food pantry, financial assistance and counseling. Contact Jaclyn at 561-852-3151 or jaclynt@ralesjfs.org
  

As this is a changing situation, we will continue to evaluate and keep you informed of any updates on this page as well as on our social media, through phone calls and text messages.

 

 

Update - March 16, 2020

Following the CDC guidelines that all gatherings of at least 50 people should be cancelled for the next 8 weeks, we will not be holding any in-person events through at least May 16, 2020.
 
Our clergy are here for you as they always are, and are available to "meet" with you by phone or email. Please feel free to reach out to them: Rabbi Dan Levin, Rabbi Greg Weisman, Rabbi Jessica Mates, Cantor Lori  Brock, and Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen.
 
The following events will be livestreamed on our website:
  • Shabbat Evening Services - Friday evenings at 7:30 pm
  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study - Saturday mornings at 9:30 am
  • Lunch and Learn - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
  • Pathways Through the Prayerbook with Rabbi Dan Levin - Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 am

 

 

Early Learning Center

Join us Friday, March 20, 2020  on Facebook Live

  • 11:15 am - Early Learning Center Song Session with Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
  • 11:30 am - Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Greg Weisman and Cantor Lori Brock
  • 6:00 pm - Shabbat Blessings with Rabbi Greg Weisman

We Are Here to Help

We understand that this situation may bring a lot of fear and anxiety to our community and all across the world. We are here to provide support.

If a member has a need that you don’t know how you are going to meet, contact Elinor Josephson, Director of Engagement and Programming, by calling or texting 561-320-2060.

If a member has an emergency that requires rabbinic intervention, please call 561-961-8702.

Our JFS Community Outreach Coordinator Jaclyn Tureff is available by email, phone and zoom to connect with anybody in need. Jewish Family Service (JFS) will continue to provide regular services for food pantry, financial assistance and counseling. Contact Jaclyn at 561-852-3151 or jaclynT@ralesjfs.org


Update - March 13, 2020

As a valued member of our community, your welfare and safety are our top priority. Temple Beth El is following CDC recommendations regarding large gatherings and social distancing and the input of our Temple’s Covid-19 Task Force and Board of Trustees. We will be cancelling, postponing or livestreaming all of our temple programs and events through May 16,  2020.
 
As this is a changing situation, we will continue to evaluate and keep you informed of any updates. Please check this page and social media, as well as your phone and text message for important information.
 
Note: This list will be updated periodically and is subject to change.
 
 

EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Following Palm Beach County School District the Early Learning Center will be closed from March 16 to April 15, 2020.  
 
 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Religious School is following Palm Beach County School District regarding cancellations. The following events and classes are cancelled:
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Religious School at the Beck Family Campus
  • Weekend of March 26, 2020 – 8th Grade Retreat to Give Kids the World in Orlando
We will update you with any further cancellations.
 

LIVESTREAMS

The following events will be livestreamed:
  • Shabbat Evening Services - Friday evenings at 7:30 pm
  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study - Saturday mornings at 9:30 am
  • Lunch and Learn - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

 

POSTPONEMENTS

The following events are postponed until Fall 2020:
  • Beth El Bash - April 4, 2020
  • An Evening with Bari Weiss - May 7, 2020
  • 11th Annual Project Nuremberg Lawyer's Luncheon - May 8, 2020

 

CANCELLATIONS

We will not be holding any in-person events through May 16, 2020. This means that all events, except those specifically listed under Postponements or Livestreams, are cancelled.  For specific event information, please check our website calendar.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • All committee meetings through at least May 16, 2020 will be held via conference call or Zoom, or cancelled at the discretion of the committee chairperson. 
  • Both campus's administrative offices will remain open until further notice.
  • Beth El Mausoleum will remain open for visitation.

 

 

Even as we are being asked to separate physically, we want to make sure that we are connecting spiritually and communally. We will continue to update you as the situation progresses.

 


 

Our clergy are here for you as they always are, and are available to "meet" with you by phone or email. Please feel free to reach out to them: Rabbi Dan Levin, Rabbi Greg Weisman, Rabbi Jessica Mates, Cantor Lori Shapiro, and Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen.