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Statement on Terror Attacks in Edmonton

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Many of us in Edmonton woke to disheartening news of attempted suspected acts of terrorism in our community. We celebrate the heroism of our Edmonton Police Service in bringing the suspect into custody alive. We pray for “refuah shleimah”, a complete and total recovery for Const. Mike Chernyk and the other victims. We are thankful […]

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Learn How To Blow The Shofar

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As Rosh Hashanah approaches, it is fun to practice and get ready to blow the shofar. If you haven’t done this many times or if it’s been a while, here is a video tutorial to help get you started: L’shanah Tovah!  

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Rabbi Caine’s Words To Congregation Beth Israel

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Dear Congregation Beth Israel, Reading the testimonies you had written about your previous Shabbat, touched our hearts. The feelings of fear, anger and loneliness– and on the other hand of words and acts of friendship from people in your community – it seems like you must have had a “roller coaster” of a Shabbat. And […]

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My Letter To Beth Israel in Charlottesville

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Dear Rabbi Gutherz and President Zimmerman Natreih Raḥamana u-varkhei – May the Eternal One guard and bless you, As president of Temple Beth Ora in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, I wish to add our voices to those who have expressed and will express solidarity with you. Having been to the Charlottesville and Cobham areas personally, I […]

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URJ Biennial 2017 in Boston

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“When one person comes to Biennial from a congregation, one person is transformed; when a group of people come to Biennial from a congregation, the congregation is transformed.” Rabbi Jean Eglinton and the Board of Directors B’nai Sholom Congregation, Huntington, WV Members of Temple Beth Ora will join the largest Jewish gathering in North America, this […]

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New Rabbi for Temple Beth Ora

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Born in Jerusalem, Rabbi Gila Caine, while still a teenager, felt a need for a new spiritual and religious path for herself. After completing her B.A. degree in Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she joined her husband in the northern city of Kiryat Sh’mona. Working with students at Tel Hai College and […]

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs Statement on UNESCO’s Hebron Resolution

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New York, NY; July 10, 2017 – Statement of Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution denying the Jewish connection to the city of Hebron: “It’s hard to fathom how UNESCO can, once again, vote to delegitimize what is demonstrated Jewish history […]

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2017 TBO Annual General Meeting

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Temple Beth Ora’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 PM. As temple members, this is your opportunity to set the direction for TBO’s future. The Board of Directors will present a budget and dues structures for your approval, hold elections for board officers, and report on what has […]

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2017 Pride Shabbat

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Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8 pm “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it;” -Shir Hashirim Join Temple Beth Ora, Guest Rabbi Kliel Rose, Chavurat HaShir and Edmonton Vocal Minority for a fabulous Pride Shabbat! We will be celebrating Pride with lots of singing, laughter, and inspiration. All faiths, ages, sexual […]

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Statement Following Recent Attacks In Alexandria & Tanta

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We enter our spring festival of Passover in uncertain times. This is a shared season of festivals for both us and our Christian brothers and sisters throughout the world. During this time, we reflect on themes of hope and liberation from our myriad struggles. It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of […]

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