April 20, 2014   20 Nisan 5774
Temple Solel, Bowie, MD
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        Temple Solel is a welcoming Reform Jewish congregation serving Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, and Calvert counties as well as communities on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Click here for "50 Years of Memories"-- the presentation from the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Dance.

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Latest News  
    With so many events to choose from, you're sure to find something at Temple Solel! Most details can be found in Temple Topics or below in our Upcoming Events or by visiting our calendar.
  • Temple Solel hosts a community seder on the second night of Passover (Tues., Apr 15).   Send in your form soon, as space is limited. Click here for the reservation form.
  • Click here to order your tickets online for 2013-14 events. Click here to download the mail-in form for 2013-14 shows.
  • Read Rabbi Weisman's blog
  • April Night Out will be at DuClaw Brewing Company in Bowie Town Center on Tuesday, April 8. The Temple will receive 15% of your check. Give the server the Temple Solel Donate Dinner flyer - click here for flyer.
  • The Vacation Stop will donate 50% of their commission to Temple Solel when you use them as your Travel Agent.
  • Help support the Solar Cooker Project.  Go to www.templesolelmd.org/socialaction for details.
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Upcoming Events  
April 2014
04/21 -  Office Closed
04/25 -  NFTY-MAR Spring
04/25 -  Family Services - 7:30 PM (7:30 PM)
Yom HaMoreh
04/26 -  NFTY-MAR Spring
04/26 -  Torah Study - 9 AM (9:00 AM)
04/26 -  Piano Concert - 8 PM (8:00 PM)
04/27 -  NFTY-MAR Spring
04/27 -  Religious School - 9 AM (9:00 AM)
04/27 -  T'chilot - 11:30 AM (11:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
For students and parents
04/27 -  Piano Concert - 3 PM (3:00 PM)
Our Mission Statement  

Temple Solel: Feeling, Caring, Doing – Jewishly

Temple Solel - front of buildingTemple Solel is a Reform Jewish congregational family, guided by Torah, fostering a lifelong commitment to feeling, caring, and doing Jewishly.

We achieve this by being a

Beit Midrash – A House of Study (Torah – a way of life) 

  • Providing innovative Jewish educational and cultural activities, both formal and informal, for members of all ages and backgrounds;

Beit T’fillah – A House of Prayer (Avodah – the service of God)

  • Establishing a welcoming and inclusive prayer community;
  • Developing various forms of worship and observance as a community;
  • Promoting personal spiritual growth, guided by Jewish values;

Beit Knesset – A House of Gathering (G’milut Chasadim – acts of love and kindness) 
Developing a strong and vibrant Jewish community through:

  • Being a caring community – supporting each other in joy and in need;
  • Outreach to all of our members;
  • Creating a network of social activities and events to meet the needs of all age groups in our congregational family;
  • Commitment to the ideal of tikkun olam (the repair of the world) – through a program of social action;
  • Enhancing the unity of the Jewish people through our link with the State of Israel and Jews worldwide.

Read a welcome message from Rabbi Steve Weisman

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    • Temple Solel is beginning its celebration of our first 50 years with a jubilee kickoff picnic on Sunday August 25 at noon (right after religious school).  There'll be lunch, ice cream, a Sisterhood/MOS wiffle ball game, music, a moon bounce and other kids activities, music, and other surprises.  For more information or to let us know you'll be attending (by August 18 please), contact Amy Edwards at amyedwards613@gmail.com or 240-925-2218.
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