Beth El Temple

Beth El Celebrates, Installs Rabbi Capptauber With Weekend of Programming

By Adam Grobman

In Summer 2020, Rabbi Ariana Capptauber became Beth El Temple Harrisburg’s first woman rabbi.

Now, nearly two years later, she will officially be installed in the role, with a weekend of programming and events celebrating the milestone from May 13 - 15.

A rabbinic instal…

We Need to Come Together: A Holiday Message

By Rabbi Ariana Capptauber, Beth El Temple Harrisburg

Excerpted from Rabbi Capptauber’s Yom Kippur Sermon

Last month, I ran a 5k with the JCC. A few times a week, I do a two or three mile run on my own, but on those runs I often stop and walk at intervals. I’m in my own head, and whene…

Beth El Temple and Kesher Israel Team Up for Food Truck Celebration

by Adam Grobman

It’s been a long year. So why not celebrate its end?

As we approach the end of the school year and budget year for many organizations, Beth El Temple and Kesher Israel are bringing the community together for a delicious Kosher Food Truck Celebration on Sunday, May 30 from…

“Intro to Judaism”: A Foundation of Our Jewish Practice

By Rabbi Ariana Capptauber, Beth El Temple Harrisburg

I remember the first time I watched a house being built.

I was about 6 years old and my aunt and uncle were building a house in Long Island. My family went to visit the construction site and I was taken aback to see, instead of a buildi…

Beth El, Community Celebrate Rabbi Eric Cytryn

On August 23, community members congratulated Rabbi Eric Cytryn on his retirement from Beth El Temple after 17 years of service. Following a zoom program honoring Rabbi Cytryn, an in-person parade was held, giving participants the opportunity to say goodbye.

Stuart Malina, Musical Directo…