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Beth El Temple's Spring Event

Let's all re-ignite our relationship with Beth El as we re-engage and celebrate the resilience of our community

with our

Annual Beth El Temple Spring Fundraiser!

Please join us on June 7th, 2022, as we share our gratitude and appreciation for our beloved clergy:

Rabbi Jim Rosen
Rabbi Rachel Zerin
Cantor Joseph Ness
Rabbi Howard Sowalsky

for their inspirational and innovative leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic while guiding us forward into the future.


The program will begin promptly at 7:00pm in the main sanctuary followed by an Elegant Dessert Reception.


About the Speaker


Tal Ben-Shahar: “Well-being leads to a higher level of innovation and  creativity”Tal Ben-Shahar

“Happier No Matter What”

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on “Positive Psychology,” and the university’s third most popular course on “The Psychology of Leadership”— with a total of more than 1,400 students. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His latest book is Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber. He is also the author of The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World, The New York Times bestseller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and others. Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. An avid sportsman, Ben-Shahar won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

This event is being underwritten by the:
Leonard & Vicki Eisenfeld Endowment Fund,
Gloria Goldenberg Music & Lecture Series Endowment Fund,
Amy E. Toyen Endowment Fund,

all named funds within The Endowment Fund of Beth El Temple.

All contributions received by May 20, 2022, will be recognized in the program booklet.

(You may fill out the form below in lieu of returning your contribution card.)

Sponsorship Circles of Honor

 Pillar of Righteousness through Mitzvah sponsorship levels include Premium Reserved Program Seating, a Pre-event Cocktail and Mingling Dinner Reception at 5:30pm with our special guest speaker, Tal Ben-Shahar, Rabbi Jim Rosen, Rabbi Rachel Zerin, Cantor Joseph Ness and Rabbi Howard Sowalsky. An Elegant Dessert Reception for everyone will follow the 7pm program. 

Pillar of Righteousness $18,000
Pillar of Mitzvot $10,800
Patron $5,400
Double Chai $3,600
Chai $1,800
Mitzvah $1,080
Friend $360
Well Wisher $180 ($90 for one)
General Admission* $54
Full-time Student* $18
*General Admission & Full-time Student tickets will not be listed in the program book.

You'll have a chance to write questions for Ben-Shahar on the evening of our program, too!
Fri, June 9 2023 20 Sivan 5783