Temple Solel’s 14th Annual Mitzvah Day (2/24/22)

The Tikkun Olam Committee gives a huge thank you to all our Solel Mitzvahniks who gave so much of your time, energy and donations of money, clothing and toiletries for Mitzvah Day. Together we built a wheelchair-accessible gardening area for mobility-challenged individuals in our community, and a large worm-composting center for the entire community to be able to compost their food scraps and garden waste. We also decorated close to 100 backpacks which we will filled with toiletries and collected clothing and shoes, all for low-income individuals who obtain food from the Jewish Cupboard.

Everyone worked really hard, but I have to give a special shout out to Joanna Berens and Susan Mattes, who always do an amazing job of feeding us and organizing the toiletry sorting. Our Brotherhood members really shvitzed today, along with our teens and Rabbi, building the wheelchair-accessible gardening bed. Special thanks also go to Randy Cohen and Michael Jofe, who built the roof for the composting area on Saturday, in addition to all the hard work they did on Sunday. We also thank members of the Tikkun Olam Committee who set up on Saturday. Thank you also to Cantor, who provided us with beautiful music and song and to Rabbi Plost who gave us some wonderful words of wisdom.

We also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Home Depot, who works closely with us to provide all the supplies that enable us to do what we do. We are also grateful to Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, for providing some of the funding for the composting project; and as always, we are indebted to Grand Café for donating so much delicious food- and always doing it with such grace.

 Our other generous sponsors were:

            Publix

            Starbucks Coffee (across from the Temple)

            Target (Davie and Hollywood)

            Brooklyn Water Bagels

            Dunkin’ Donuts (Stirling and 56th)

We encourage you to patronize these stores and restaurants and tell the managers how much we appreciate their support.

Finally, we are so grateful to Jack Stromfeld, of blessed memory, who left money in his will for Mitzvah Day at Temple Solel. He was a great man who is remembered with love.

Golden Jubilee “New Save the Date” Announced!

52 and still fabulous! The Temple Solel Golden Jubilee Committee is proud to announce the new dates for our celebration. Click here for more information.

Welcome Ari Plost Donation Fund Established

We are pleased to announce the Rabbi Plost Welcome Fund. This fund has been established to serve as a way of welcoming Rabbi Plost, upon his arrival on July 1, and to give our members, as well as extended virtual friends of Temple Solel, a special opportunity to make a donation to Temple Solel in his honor. We want to show him, through our gifts, our appreciation and enthusiasm for his arrival and our excitement for the reinvigoration of our Temple. We hope this fund will grow to show him how welcoming and appreciative we feel about him joining our Family of Solel.

WELCOME RABBI ARI PLOST

Click here for more information about Rabbi Ari Plost’s arrival.

5780/2019 High Holy Days at Temple Solel

High Holy Days - Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur

Words reflect reality.  They also create reality.

For example: consider the way that we speak about the entire experience of the Days of Awe (also known as the High Holy Days).

What do we American Jews call those things that gain you admission into worship services?

“Tickets.”

A ticket is: what you get for driving too fast; or, what you need to get on a plane or a train; or what you use when you go to the theater, a concert, or a sports event.

A “ticket” implies a performance, something passive, something that you watch.

At Temple Solel, we have thought about what this coming season really means. It is a season of renewal — of spiritual, personal, moral, and communal renewal.

What is the most dominant image of the Days of Awe? Gates — the passage ways that led us into the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, and the entrance paths of our prayers to the heavens.

We no longer have “tickets.” We have keys — keys that will open up our gates to renewal.

Here is your key — not only to the experience of the Days of Awe, but to the unfolding experience of deep religious and communal life here at Temple Solel.

This year, may we help you find the key that will unlock your soul.

An early wish for shanah tovah — a good and sweet year.

See our High Holidays Schedule by clicking here.

Check Out the Best New Way to Connect to the Jewish Community

It’s now easier than ever to get your spiritual fix

It’s 2019 and at Temple Solel, we know how important it is to keep up with the digital pace, so we’ve been working hard on our new website!

We’re super excited to launch this new site with a fresh look and features, but our goal is still the same! We want to get our message out to not only our congregation, but to also reach more people. This allows us to extend our community while providing information, resources and support to our current members.

Today, we want to take some time and introduce our new site to you:

 

Who We Are

What’s in a name? In our case, everything.

When you head over to our website, one of the first things you’ll notice is our name, Temple Solel. The word Solel means pathfinder and that’s what we aim to be for today’s Jewish people.

We help our members connect to Judaism and create “GPS Systems” for fostering spiritual growth, ongoing learning, and determining how to respond to the challenges of modern-day life. We offer worship services, creative musical programs, youth education and programming, continuing Jewish education, social justice and environmental care programs, life cycle celebrations, and many other services that all work toward building your connection to Judaism and Jewish people.

Let our website be your guide to all things Temple Solel. You can read much more about our history, programs, and special Jewish events, plus you can find out where and how to volunteer or donate.

 

What’s Our Mission

As you peruse through our information, you will learn loads about us, including our purpose. The values of Judaism radiate through everything we do. We believe Judaism is the:

  • Heart – communal worship and individual spirituality.
  • Head – learning opportunities for everyone.
  • Hand – activism in the larger community and social justice.
  • Hospitality – the creation of a community where everyone is welcome and valued.

And we strive to keep all of these at the core of everything we do.

We also believe in education and its importance in making progress in the world. Lifelong learning is what we call it and we offer classes ranging from Early Childhood Education and K-12 School of Living Judaism, to adult continuing education classes. Here, students can learn Hebrew, Jewish traditions and culture, plus much more!

 

How to Get Started

There are numerous ways to get involved in our Jewish community. Whether you join us for Shabbat services Friday evening and Saturday morning, Saturday morning Torah study with the rabbi, Israeli dancing with the cantor, lifelong Jewish learning, or socializing at an event, we welcome you with open arms!

Stop by an event or schedule a time to come in and take a tour–we’re here to help you get involved!

 

Learn More

Explore our website to learn about Temple Solel and how it’s grown and changed over the years. Drop us a line with a comment or question–we’d love to hear from you! We’ll be making frequent updates, so subscribe to our newsletter to stay linked to our special events and the latest Temple developments.

 

Temple Solel is Always Doing Their Part to Make the World a Better Place

by Beverly Perkins | Our City Our Hollywood

Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept which defines acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world, and to assist those who may be at a disadvantage. Although Temple Solel in Hollywood always has ongoing projects to help others, they declared a specific day eleven years ago to gather congregants of all ages to fulfill the action of mitzvoh (performing good deeds). Read more