November 27, 2015   15 Kislev 5776
Temple Beth-El South Bend IN 
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Temple Beth-El, South Bend, IN


Welcome to Temple Beth-El  

Welcome to Temple Beth-El!  We are delighted that you are interested in our congregation and its activities.  You can be part of the great joy of Temple!  Now is a great time to become part of the Temple Beth-El family: for your child’s Jewish education; for your own personal fulfillment through community involvement; for finding Jewish friends in the neighborhood – Temple Beth-El can help you reach these goals. Consider yourself warmly invited to join us at one of our many upcoming activities. We hope to hear from you soon.  For more information about Temple Beth-El, please call, write or drop on by!

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Temple Beth-El Sisterhood Gift Shop


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Our Scrip program lets you purchase gift cards and gives Temple a percentage of the sales. Some of the best sellers and highest percentage of profit include: Outback, Bonefish, Carrabba's, Panera, Starbucks and Chipotle. Now you can reload gift cards online and also print several gift certificates from your computer. Please consider ordering gift cards from Great Lakes scrip on a regular basis. Go to and click on the list of retailers for a complete list. If you are interested in reloading cards for places such as Gap, Starbucks or Speedway contact Lisa Gerber. If you would like e-mail reminders to place an order, send an e-mail to Lisa to indicate this. Thank you for your support of this program.

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Upcoming Events  
November 2015
11/27 -  Shabbat Evening Service (5:30 PM)
11/28 -  Shabbat Morning Service (10:30 AM)
Jewish World News - The Reform Blog  

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We’ve Moved…Come Visit Our New Site

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The Odd Couple: Reform Judaism and Zionism

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