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Fridays beginning January 27, 2016 through March 17, 2017-Schmooze & Warm Spirits & Service-5:30 pm for Schmooze & Spirits and 6 pm for service. Come toast a L'Chaim to the week that was and join us for wine & cheese and schmoozing before services. Services will conclude between 6:30 and 6:45 pm and you can be home for Shabbat dinner by 7 pm. Please join us!
Friday February 10, 2017 @ 6:45 pm-Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Dinner and Musical Fun! Early Shabbat Service begins at 6 pm; Tu b'Shevat Sedar Dinner will follow at 6:45 pm! Fiddler on the write the words and you sing the songs! A Tu b'Shevat celebration created by YOU! Sounds crazy???? No! There is no dinner charge for enrolled religious school students and their families! RSVP required by January 27, 2017. Please call the Temple Office to sign up or email or ilene@bethel
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm-Between the Lines, Voices of Israel: Stories Untold! Come hear the stories of two inspiring young Israelis - Their struggles, their successes, their military service, their hopes and dreams. Ask the tough questions, and learn what it is actually like to live in a country that is the subject of so much discussion in the media and on campus. This event is here at the Temple.


Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8 pm-COMEDY NIGHT WITH ROBERT KLEIN...Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Join us for a hilarious night of fun! Admission is $50 per person which includes snacks, desserts and drinks. Sponsorships available which includes two tickets, snacks, desserts and drinks and start at $360. For reservations, please call the Temple office 610-435-3521 or email or

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Beth El Memorial Park

 Dr Audrey Sanders

Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Beth El Memorial Park is a verdant 6+ acre property owned by Beth El Memorial Park, Inc. We have a board composed of 10 members who oversee the finances and operation. We are located on Mechanicsville Road in Whitehall, PA just across from St. Stephens Church. [Click here for directions].
Who can and how do I purchase a Lot?
You may purchase a Certificate of Rights to a lot consisting of one or more graves as a member of the Jewish faith, entitling the person named on the Certificate to bury a Jewish person in one or more of the graves in the lot he/she “purchased”. One must be Jewish to hold a Certificate and be buried at Beth El Memorial Park, but need not be a member of Temple Beth El. To purchase Rights, please contact Ivan Schonfeld at or any other member of the committee. 
When is Access to the Park Permitted? You may visit during daylight hours except on Shabbat or Yom Tov.
2016 Board Members
Ivan Schonfeld, President
Buddy Lesavoy, Attorney
Seth Katzman, Treasurer
Elaine Rappaport-Bass, Secretary
Gerald Melamut, Monuments & Footstones
Greg Harris, Finance
Marshall Silverstein, Past President, Emeritus
Donald Senderowitz, Member-at-Large
Roberta Penn, Member-at-Large
Endowing Items at Cemetery
Purchase a Tree for $1,000
(permanent plaque will be erected by tree)
Purchase a bench over minimum of two graves for $3,600.
(Bench is etched in place of footstone.)
Other items available for endowment in memory of a loved one. Contact Ivan Schonfeld for more information.
Contact Information for   Ivan Schonfeld  
Call Temple Beth El at 610/435-3521 or
BEMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax dedcutible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your financial advisor to determine your eligibility for a tax deduction.

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