What’s a TBE Village?

TBE members who want to meet and get together in small groups with other members who have a common interest. Villages have a facilitator/member and are self directed and time limited.  

Meet new people! Learn new skills! Get engaged in TBE!  Anyone with an interest can pull together a TBE Village. Do you have an interest that you’d like to share with others? Let us know what it is and we’ll help you set up a Village. Reach out to Esther Schuster at estherschuster1951@gmail.com or Margaret Norman at mnorman@templebeth-el.net.

We are currently planning for winter and spring 2021-2022. Winter/Spring Villages will include the ongoing Villages below, the Food, Family and Memory Village, and additional offerings, which will be announced soon.

Ongoing Villages (Registration is Open!)

Walk This Way: Walking with Intention (Sheri Krell and Ellen Itaaliander)

Our plan is to meet once a month at Beth El on Saturday mornings. We will meet in the upper parking lot at 9 am. We will have a 40-45 minute walk / share.
The walks will be fun and thought provoking and not too hard 🙂 When we finish walking, you can join services at Beth El that will be in progress, or you can choose to get coffee, or head home.

Below are the dates and Torah discussions for the upcoming year:

October 9, 2021. Noach
November 13, 2021 Vayetze
December 11, 2021 Vayigash
January 8, 2022 BO
February 12, 2022 Tetzaveh
March 12, 2022 Vayikra
April 9, 2022 Metzova
May 14, 2022 Emor

What the What? News Through a Jewish Lens

There is still time to join our News Through a Jewish Lens Village, which began meeting in Summer 2021. This Village is led by Dr. Daniel Levine; Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama and meets on Sunday evenings (determined by participants). The next meeting will be Sunday October 24th at 7PM viz Zoom and the topic is “Israel: Perspectives  from the American Political Left and Right.” Participants will receive readings in advance!