Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel is at 1120 Broadway in Beaumont. | Examiner file photo

Beaumont’s historic Byzantine Revival temple, Temple Emanuel, designed by Albert S. Gottleib in the 1920s, will host Heritage Happy Hour on Aug. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The temple, where you will view the six spectacular stained glass windows designed by the noted Jewish artist Ze'ev Raban, is steeped in religious history. The windows represent a significant event in the life of the principal prophets of Judaism: Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Moses and Ezekial.

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As Temple Emanuel’s new orchard for the homeless opened with a dedication ceremony in May, guests and their children walked through looking at the blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and several citrus and nut trees planted in what used to be a vacant lot across from the Temple.

Temple president Allison Nathan Getz recognized the work of the social justice committee members who she said have “made this happen.”

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The organist at Temple Emanuel did not see anything suspicious on the afternoon of Jan. 20, but when the vocalist came back shortly afterward, there was a broken window in the stairwell leading down to the sanctuary, Temple President Allison Nathan Getz explained.

This is the fourth time that Temple Emanuel has been subject to vandalism in two months, Getz said.

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West Brook High School hosted its third annual anti-bullying rally and candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 20.

The student club BRAVE (Be Respectful and Verbalize Equality) is the only club speaking out against bullying within BISD right now, organizers say, but they hope the movement will spread to other area schools.

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Wednesday, Sept 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Ciesla Foundation will be presenting Aviva Kempner’s film “Rosenwald” at the Jefferson Theatre, along with an opportunity to meet the namesake’s granddaughter, Stephanie Deutsch.

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On June 11, a gunman opened fire in the Pulse nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring another 53 before being gunned down by police after holding hostages inside the club for hours.

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