Beth Or Spotlight

Beth Or Spotlight

Beth Or Spotlight is our bi-monthly news magazine, mailed to the homes of 1,000+ member families. Each issue features timely articles from our Clergy, Educators, Board President, Staff and Auxiliaries, as well as informs about upcoming events, Bnai Mitzvahs, and other Synagogue news of interest to our community.

Members are invited to submit news items and photos to Judy Trias, Director of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] with a cc to Ellen Werther, our Spotlight Editor, at [email protected] and Ellen Wichterman, who assists with Spotlight editing, at [email protected]

Submission Guidelines:


  • Maximum word count = 640
  • If you would like to include photo(s) or images to go with your article, please reduce word count to 350 - 450.
  • Please give your article a title.
  • Photos to go with article - please send as an attachment with your article, not embedded within the article. High resolution necessary for print publication.

B'nai Mitzvah Projects:

  • Submit your article and high resolution headshot photo directly to Barbara Murtha at bmurtha
  • Please limit text to one or two paragraphs
  • Maximum word count = 135
Submission Deadlines:

All articles, photos, event details and other content are due 6 weeks prior to the issue publication date:

  • Jan/Feb issue - November 15
  • Mar/Apr issue - January 15
  • May/Jun issue - March 15
  • Jul/Aug issue - May 15
  • Sep/Oct issue - July 15
  • Nov/Dec issue - September 15 

Advertising in Spotlight is an excellent, affordable opportunity to promote your business to our dedicated members. Please click here for rates and to download a contract form. Submit the completed form with payment to the Beth Or office, or contact Judy Trias at the email address above with any questions. 


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Beth Or News was our synagogue-wide newsletter prior to Spotlight. View past issues below. 


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