Temple Beth El

Always Inspiring

“Kol Isha” is a double entendre meaning both “every woman” and “woman’s voice.” The Kol Isha Shabbat Service (KISS) in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel at Temple Beth El on February 11 celebrated all the women of the congregation. Women led the service, chanted Torah, recited blessings, sang in the choir and offered insights into their […]

KISS and Kvell

It has been nearly 30 years since Wendy Lupul took on the role of coordinating Sisterhood Shabbat. She continues to radiate joy when she talks about the Kol Isha Shabbat Service (KISS), a longstanding tradition, first at Congregation Eilat and now at Temple Beth El of South Orange County. KISS, a Saturday morning Shabbat service […]

Creative and Collaborative

“Temple Beth El has a long history of creating a congregation that reflects who we are, of creating a synagogue that meets the community members’ needs,” said Rabbi Rachel Kort, one of two staff rabbis at the Aliso Viejo-based congregation. She explained how Temple Beth El developed a Shabbat-based education program that helped students to […]

Seeking Social Justice

On June 2 Rabbi Peter Levi assumes the role of Orange County/Long Beach regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He has been a leader in the Orange County community for more than a decade, as the senior rabbi at Beth El of South Orange County. According to a statement released by ADL, Rabbi Levi […]