Congregation Beth Israel Wishes You a Festive Sukkot!
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
Dear Friends, With all of the stipulations required to avoid calling down a calamity from heaven, I marvel at the beauty of this summer in Bangor. The days have been …continue reading August 2015 – From Rabbi Siemers
Dear Friends, There is a famous story told about Napoleon Bonaparte and the Ninth of Av. The story is usually set in Russia and the emperor is walking by a …continue reading July 2015 – From Rabbi Siemers
Interfaith Statement on Charleston Murders The true foundation of every house of worship is peace. We are heartbroken and horrified to learn of the murder of nine worshippers in South …continue reading Interfaith Statement on Charleston Murders
Dear Friends, I’m writing this note in the middle of May, and we’ve just taken the bold step of putting the regular tires back on the car. This past winter …continue reading June 2015 – From Rabbi Siemers
Kabbalat Shabbat services (Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv) will begin at 7:00 p.m., starting this Friday (June 5) and continuing through the summer!