Dear Friends, In this interval between Pesach and Shavout, I often return to a teaching of Philo Judaeus. Philo lived in Alexandria at the beginning of the Common Era …continue reading Rabbi Siemers – May 2016
Dear Friends, I hope this note finds everyone well. In the world and national scene there is quite a bit of negative news to process. So this is as good …continue reading Rabbi Siemers – January 2015
Dear Friends, As I write in mid-October Israel is reeling from an outbreak of assaults against Jews. Those given to gallows humor have taken to calling the attacks “The Lone …continue reading November 2015 – Rabbi Siemers
Congregation Beth Israel and the Jewish Community Endowment Associates of Bangor Present A Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Alan Brill, Ph.D Rabbi On the Ganges : A Jewish Hindu Encounter Friday …continue reading Scholar-In-Residence Weekend!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, New York, NY…Rabbis and leaders of the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are joining with the Conference of Presidents in declaring this weekend, October 16 …continue reading Congregation Beth Israel Participates in Shabbat of Solidarity for Israel
We are very proud to be part of this program, along with All Souls Congregational Church and the Bangor Public Library. What a wonderful opportunity to meet our neighbors and …continue reading Faith of Our Neighbors
Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life. From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all …continue reading September 2015 – From Rabbi Siemers
UNPLUGGED AND ROOTED Last night on my way into shul I saw Miriam kneeling in the shul’s beautiful vegetable garden, weeding away. Monday evening, on my way in to Biblical …continue reading Social Action Update – August 2015