Beth El Life

Monthly Bulletin of Temple Beth El Congregation

June 2024 | Iyar - Sivan 5784

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

June Shabbat Worship

Friday, June 7 | 6:00 pm

Shabbat Worship and Covered Dish Dinner

Saturday, June 8 | 10:00 am

Shabbat Morning Worship and Bar Mitzvah of Sam Schneidman (see below for details)

Friday, June 14 | 6:00 pm

Shabbat Worship and Covered Dish Dinner

Friday, June 21 | 6:00 pm

Baccalaureate Shabbat - Worship and Covered Dish Dinner

Friday, June 28 | 6:00 pm

Shabbat Worship and Covered Dish Dinner

Learning Opportunities

Torah on Tap

Tuesday, June 4 | 5:00 pm

Join us at Odd Colony Brewery (260 N Palafox St) for friendship, libations and learning. This month’s topic will be: Revisiting the Question of Sexual Orientation in Jewish Tradition."

Screams Before Silence: Screening and Conversation

Thursday, June 6 | 5:00 pm Screen | 6:00 pm Conversation | Temple Beth El

Join with others from across the Reform Movement in the difficult and necessary task of confronting the sexual violence perpetrated on October 7. The powerful film of testimony will be screened, followed by a conversation with Sheryl Sandberg who conducted interviews with survivors and eyewitnesses for the film.

Midrash Ruth Rabbah: Covenant, Kindness, and Community

Tuesdays, June 18 and June 25 | 5:30 pm | Temple Beth El

Rabbi Joel Fleekop will lead an exploration of Midrash Ruth Rabbah, a 6th century rabbinic exposition of the biblical book traditionally read on Shavuot. Our study will focus on what the ancient rabbis teach us about Jewish community in the 21st century. For more information or to RSVP contact Rabbi Joel.

Entree Hosts Needed

Our Summertime Shabbat Service Schedule is in full swing again with covered-dish dinners following services each week. Volunteers are needed to provide the entree for upcoming Shabbat dinners, with others bringing sides, salads, and desserts to share. The host will provide the entree’ and the rest of us will bring a covered side dish, salad, or dessert. Hosting the entree is a great way to celebrate a birthday or to honor a loved one. 

To sign up/inquire about available dates, contact Sydney McAbee.

Upcoming Events

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Torah on Tap

Tuesday, June 4

5:00 pm

Enjoy friendship, libations and learning at Odd Colony Brewery. In honor or LGTBTQ+ Pride Month, our topic will be: Revisiting the Question of Sexual Orientation in Jewish Tradition."

Schmoozing starts at 5:00 pm, and learning will begin at 5:30. For more information, contact Rabbi Joel.

Baccalaureate Shabbat

Friday, June 21

6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating and honoring this year's

High School Seniors. As part of the service we will offer them a special blessing wishing them success in all their future endeavors.

Screams before Silence

Thursday, June 6

5:00 pm Screening of Film

6:00 pm Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg

The Union for Reform Judaism and Women of Reform Judaism invite you to take part in a difficult and necessary conversation about the systematic sexual violence perpetrated on October 7. The film "Screams Before Silence" will be screened at the Temple at 5:00, followed by a live, online event with Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Rabbi Liz Hirsch of WRJ and Yolanda Savage-Narva of URJ.

This event is appropriate for adults only.

Unable to join us at Temple, you can screen the film online and register for program here.

Sam Schneidman's Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am

Hello, my name is Samuel Schneidman, and I’m becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday June 8th.  I have just completed 7th grade at Gulf Breeze Middle School, where my favorite subjects are math and science.  Currently, the sports I play are tennis and basketball.   I like hanging out with my friends, riding scooters around my neighborhood, going fishing at the pond, and recently I started playing pickleball.  


For my mitzvah project, I decided to help animals in need. I chose to collect supplies for the Pensacola Hotel for Dogs and Cats, which is a local animal rescue and adoption center.  All the staff there are volunteers, and they have shared with me their Wish List for the specific supplies they need most.  There will be a collection bin at Temple Beth El for your contributions. If you’d like to make a monetary donation instead, you can go directly to their website. Thank you for considering donating supplies in support of my Mitzvah Project.


I hope you can join my family and me for my Bar Mitzvah service on Saturday June 8th, and please stay afterward to enjoy a Kiddush luncheon.  I would like to thank Rabbi Joel, Mrs. Andrea, Mrs. Renee, and my mom and dad for helping me get prepared for this special day. 

Have A Great Summer Campers

We are excited to have 11 campers and 4 counselors at Union for Reform Judaism Affiliated Camp this summer. We look forward to hearing all about thier adventures.

Rabbi Joel and Andrea Fleekop will be joining those at Jacobs Camp as they serve a week on faculty.

TBE Community Corner: Look what we've been up to!

Beatle Jews Dance Party


School for Jewish Living End of Year Celebration

Confirmation Class Tubing Adventure

TBE Hosting Brentwood Elementary Teacher Lunch

Volunteering with Manna Food Pantry

Temple Beth El Teens Serving as Counselors at Camp Dream Street

Joel Fleekop, Rabbi

Danny Zimmern, President

Board of Directors:

Danny Zimmern, President

Brenton Goodman Vice President

Carol Rosenblatt, Treasurer

Alice Klein, Secretary

Steve Eilen, Past President

Renee Eilen, Sisterhood Co-President

Liz Broder, Sisterhood Co-President

Terry Gross, Brotherhood President

Andrea Fleekop, Director, School for Jewish Living

Board Members at Large:

Lewis Bear III

Ray Engel

Nichole Friedland

David Goldberg

Janet Kahn

Kym Lewis

John Macias

Bruce Pelton

Andrew Rothfedder

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