Lichora — Beth El’s literary blog

Lichora (“On the Face of It”) is Beth El’s online literary magazine. We began in print many years ago and are now publishing continuously as a blog run by a team of volunteers headed by Debbie Blicher, former editor of the print edition. Beth El members, clergy, faculty, and staff are invited to submit text, photography, audio, video, etc. Guidelines:

  • All topics are welcome, though the material should be pertinent to members and friends of a liberal, inclusive American synagogue. Articles that advocate for s specific political position are nor permitted due to Beth El’s nonprofit status.
  • Please limit text pieces to 2,000 words. We edit all submissions, and we reserve the right to withhold pieces that we find offensive or simply not appropriate for a synagogue literary publication. Remember, our audience includes children.
  • Please email submissions to lichora.bethel@gmail.com. We can’t accept anonymous work, so please include the author’s name, email address, town, and affiliation with Beth El.

Like many things at Beth El, Lichora is a labor of love staffed by volunteers. If you’d like to help or if you have any questions, please contact us.


(first blog post here?)